You Don't Need Your Own ProductWritten by Alice Seba
A successful online business can be built at reasonable cost. Don't have a product? That's okay. A topical affiliate site might be answer for you. This means you take your passion or hobby and turn it into profit. You don't keep inventory; you don't have to deliver or ship products; you just maintain your web site & enjoy being with your family. Even if you do have a product, you many want to consider filling out your web site with other affiliate products that relate to your site's theme.
I'm sure you've seen some grossly blatant affiliate sites with banners everywhere & pop-ups that just won't stop popping. These are not way to make money - they just end up being kind of offensive.
Like I said, take your passion. For example, say you are really into photography. You don't have to be an expert, but since you are passionate, you will have a good knowledge base. You'll be surprised at what you learn from building your site around this idea. Include photography tips and articles. Build a newsletter and have your readers make submissions. Give your customers a reason to come to your site - outside of purchasing your products.
Why Others Can't Start a BusinessWritten by Roger Younce
How many times have you heard someone say I want to work for myself or I want to be self-employed and be free from working for others? If you are like me and own your own business you hear that a lot. Now let us be honest. How many times do you get sick of those same people telling you that and don't do anything about it. Personally I get tired of hearing it. So why don't others do steps to start their own business? There are a variety of reasons but to me reason boils down to one reason and that reason is fear.
So what are they afraid of? Many times it is fear of change and failure. Sure, no one wants to fail but that is a chance that all new business owners face. The fear of failure is a very powerful emotion. All new business owners not only have to face chance of a business not being successful they have to face fact that many of their family and friends and watching to see if business will be a success. The sad thing is most of people we hope will support us in our new venture are sometimes ones that help destroy dream of owning your own business. So what do you do to eliminate fear of failure in a new business? You basically seek out others who have started their business to gain insight into how they did it.