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One of the most awesome things about the internet is that it provides a level playing field for newbies. Anyone can start and succeed at a virtual business with just a bit of time, work, and persistence. The unbiased online environment gives you the chance to pursue whatever direction you are interested in, and use your hobbies or interests as the basis for a profitable business.
This is something that is much, much more difficult with traditional business models.
On this page, I'm going to be talking about how to take advantage of the awesome power of the internet to start your own online business regardless of who you are or what you do right now. Let's start at the beginning.
How Do You Pass The Time?
There are 24 hours in every day, and even with the time you spend sleeping and working, there is still time left over to tinker and engage in hobbies. There are gamers, dancers, coders, partiers and a million other hobbies that you’ve never heard of (underwater basket weaving anyone?).
Hobbies can be a fantastic way to disconnect from the stressful world around you. Hobbies are absolutely essential for feeling better about yourself and your life.
Connecting With People
There is something about these mutual interests that brings people together. It doesn’t matter how obscure your hobby is, chances are that there are thousands of people out there who share the same interests, if not hundreds of thousands. Have you ever seen 20,000 raving fans at a 49ers game or a Beyonce concert? What about the masses of people at Oktoberfest or Comic Con? For some people hobbies are much more than hobbies – they are passions and a way of life.
With the internet and technology, connecting with people who have the same interests has never been easier. This is even true of interests and hobbies that have absolutely nothing to do with the online environment, such as skiing or hiking. Talking to people who cares about the same stuff as you is fun!
Websites Are Easy! (seriously)
Have you ever thought about starting a website? Why did you never do it? Was it because you were scared of HTML or thought that it would cost a bunch of money? It doesn't. The thing is, building a website is easy! In fact, it can be done with the push of a button.
There has been a revolution in website building and design, which has resulted in a large number of simple website builders that use simple editors. These editors let you basically ‘drag and drop’ the elements of your webpage, without ever having to look at the code. You don’t have to know a single thing about coding a website to be able to make one that looks good and is interesting. I don't know code, and I build websites for a living.
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What About The money?!
Being able to profit from your hobby is one of the most rewarding experiences that you can have. Imagine if you got paid to do the things you love! You could then take the money you earn and invest it back into your hobby. In fact, some people even get to the point that their online business is able to pay all of their bills, and they can start to do that full-time, instead of having a regular job.
I know this is true, because that's what I do for a living.
What's my hobby? I'm a homebrewer! Because I’m a homebrewer, I made a website about homebrewing. With the money I make from that site, I can buy more equipment and of course beer. How cool is that?
Also, the more I learn, the more I have to write about on my site. The more money I make, the more I invest in my business, and the cycle repeats. You could do the same with music, food, sports, technology, or anything else. Can you think of a topic that you simply can’t put on the web? Websites are so versatile that it’s possible to make a website about just about any topic you can imagine.
Just think about all the different websites you have seen in the past few years. I saw a site recently about making delicious sandwiches…how cool is that?! Not everything has to be food and drink based, lol. Maybe that's just what interests me.
When people are passionate about something, they are hungry for information about that topic, and you can use a website to give them with that information. If you can provide readers with quality content that they want to read, and engaging stories that keep them coming back, then a profitable website is really not a far fetched idea.
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Why not use your time to create a beautiful, thriving online business?!
Advantage To Owning A Website
- Record Your Successes & Failures
- Grown An Audience, Fans, & Your Personal Brand
- Promote YouTube Videos (also a source of $$$)
- Improve Your Own Skills
- Help Others Get Started
- Make Money from Ads or Sales
- Meet Interesting People That Share Similar Interests
There are a lot of different places that you can go to build a free website, but the most powerful and easy to use tool that I have found is SiteRubix. It lets you get a site up and running literally within minutes, and also provides you with a large amount of customization options.
Even if you have never used a website builder, SiteRubix is very easy to get used to, particularly because it uses the WordPress web builder. Sites built through SiteRubix are completely free and you also get access to training to get you up and running in the field of online business.
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Oh, and one of the main reasons I recommend Siterubix as opposed to other builders is because it was built for online marketers. A lot of free website platforms do not allow advertising or profiting from the sites you build!
Have you already built your site? Say hello on my profile in the community after you join. My username is “nathaniell”. Drop by my profile and I can help you get your site set up & customized. So if you get stuck, let me know!