Get rich quick schemes are out with 2009. In 2010, it’s all about building your business from the ground floor-up. That includes looking at your online efforts from the perspective of a brick and mortar entrepreneur.
You want to know which titles you’ll wear in the business – will you just manage everyone working for you (meaning freelancers and service providers)? Will you have a hands on approach to the graphics or content? Or will you oversee the marketing and advertising development for your products and let outsourced professionals handle all the rest?
You need a plan, and part of that plan is to evaluate each of your opportunities to see which business model would best suit your personal preferences and your financial needs. It might be info product creator, software developer, service provider, membership site coordinator – there are many options for you to consider.
Many people were taught how to build AdSense sites for awhile. No one ever told them it isn’t as big of an income as an info product site for the same amount of work generating traffic to the domains. You can’t just trust the judgment of someone else – you have to take responsibility for checking out all of your options and making the best choice for you.
So everything you do needs to be above the board. Long gone are the days when blackhat tactics were something to envy. Now it can potentially end your business in a flash – nothing no smart entrepreneur would do to risk their livelihood.
Start with a niche that won’t get you into trouble. Yes, some of them stand to help you make a fortune, but is it something where you’ll have a lot of trouble posting content online?
Then move on to what you can learn – and from whom. Are there ample guides to teach you about this marketing strategy? Do the marketers teaching it have good reputations or will they be instructing you to “get away with” things that might jeopardize your business?
Don’t risk it! Pursue something that is ethical and that provides you with happiness in addition to the financial success you’re after. It’s not all about the money. Sometimes the joy you get out of building your business is what can sustain you through the years until you achieve the highest level of accomplishment you can imagine.