Far too many people start an online business and end up using a pray-to-succeed business strategy.
If my description seems mean, it is not meant to be so. Rather, it is intended to get your attention and put you first on road to realization and then on road to real success.
In this article, I will show you examples of pray-to-succeed businesses. Then I will show you what lessons can be learned from examples.
REAL LIFE EXAMPLE #1
In header and footer of this page, website author nearly screams his message "Get your own FREE DOMAIN NAME and WEB HOSTING !!!"
If owner of this website is offering a free domain name and web hosting, then why is he failing to utilize his own offerings?
Why is this webmaster hosting his site on Geocities.com, taking advantage of Geocities free web hosting services?
It would have been much more powerful for page to be hosted on a website with its own domain name!
Perhaps this webmaster will eventually earn his 100 points with supplier of free domain name and web hosting, and then webmaster will be able to partake of free offering.
As first lesson pointed out, free domain name and free web hosting were not really free. Granted offer would not have cost webmaster any of his money. But, in order to partake of "free" offer, webmaster had to dig up another twenty people who were willing to accept same "free" or-not-so-free offer.
If there is a cost to obtain a free item, then item is not really "free."
How much money is "too much money" to invest in your own success?
In today's world, you can honestly find places to register your domain name and host your website for less than $10 per month. Remember that ten dollars per month is less than 35 cents per day.
Registering a domain name for one year can be done for only $10 per year at: http://10-domains.com/
Hosting a domain can be accomplished for only $9 per month at: http://www.Double-Eagles.com
Ten dollars per month might seem like a lot of money when you are on a budget, but it is a small price to pay to give your online business credibility.
REAL LIFE EXAMPLE #2
Here is a site that looks really good.
Of course, note Geocities address. Despite fact that content on this site is good, design is really attractive, and pages have remained updated regularly for two years, there are still lessons to be learned from this site.