If you are scanning the Internet in search of making money online ideas, you will no doubt find more opportunities than Elvis impersonators in Vegas.
And, like Elvis, we can argue for days of the existence of real opportunities. You know, the ones that actually have money coming IN to your back account as opposed to you lighting up PayPal by purchasing a non-stop wave of shiny objects guaranteed to make you money while you sleep.
You may be tempted to quit everything and jump all in. I respect that, but let’s get you set up correctly before starting your own business.
Quit your day job to start your online empire? – Look, I am thrilled that you saw The Social Network and were amazed at Mark Zuckerberg’s success but here is the deal. He was lucky, smart, and willing to steal part of someone else’s idea. You are not (or at least not all three!).
Start Part-Time. I can’t emphasize this enough. You don’t want full-time income pressure to make money online when you have not even got off the ground yet and learned the rules. Plan on plenty of nights and weekends before you walk into work and deliver that “Take this job and shove it” speech you have been rehearsing for the last 10 years.
Be prepared to learn. – When I say be prepared to “learn” I don’t mean prepare to learn which corners to cut. Sure, there are some things you can do to speed up your success, but there are others that you cannot skip. Many of the top Gurus are scrambling to re-build their business because they took too many shortcuts over the years – some of them are not going to be much ahead of you in starting a “legitimate” online business.
Rome wasn’t built in a day – but it may have fell in one. Hey, you are in it for the long haul (at least I hope). Sure if you have the new hot selling Pet Rock than buy some PPC and hope that you sell all your inventory before you run out of advertising dollars. Till then, build something that will last.
Quit your day job? No. Learn what you can from those that are not trying to sell you stuff every five minutes (by the way, we call that “glitter”).
Now, I am not saying don’t buy anything and I am not saying there is anything wrong with people selling stuff (yes, even I have stuff that I will probably offer you at some point).
But the important part is are you getting valuable free information as well? Is the person passing on info you can use? Do they seem to pass on “real world” info or are they saying you will “make $3,398.23 a day with just a click of a button?”
Anyway, keep your day job until you are making enough money online to then go tell your boss to take a hike! Trust me, it will feel much better when that day comes!