|12-15-2011, 07:56 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2011
Online Business Ideas -I know it's possible but..
I feel like sharing my current predicament and seeing if anyone can shed some suggestions, advice etc.
I've been dying to get out of my current career for some time now so I decided to take action. I decided to start an online business selling products, mainly on ebay and amazon. My hope was to transition it to a full time gig so I could leave my current job. Made some good money, but overall it's nowhere enough for me to live on alone.
I also created 2 website's to sell products on & had little success due to losing interest in SEO. Created a website blog, which I learned I'm not interested in writing for money.
Lately it's just been very tough for me to make any money online. I have a reseller license but I just can't find any products with enough profit margin when selling on ebay due to the high competition and eBay's fees.
I enjoy selling things but I'm tired of the hours upon hours of research I do on products with little to no results. This elusive dream I keep chasing to make a full time income online is wearing me out. But at the same time, I know people are making serious money online - I know I'm quite capable of doing the same if I knew the right method...for me.
So in conclusion, I was wondering if anyone has some other good ways to make a full time income online. I looked into IM but was afraid to put so much effort into learning something new...again, and it being over saturated.
Any ideas? lol
|12-15-2011, 10:42 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2011
Let's put it like this:
If there was some easy option, anyone would do it and everyone would be rich. Now, that's not the case.
Selling products on Ebay is a **** business, all about offering the lowest prices. Don't do it. You might make enough to buy a coinoffer deal at McD, but I would rather go for the money.
Each time you have an idea, ask yourself: "Is this something 1 mio people are already trying to do?" - creating stupid Adsense sites with crap content or selling products on Ebay is something everyone does because it's easy (and yet no one wins anymore).
Think out of the box! Think!
|12-16-2011, 06:19 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Most online methods of making money involve writing, whether it is via Adsense, product sales, email marketing, etc. It's typically not a question of "do I need to write content" but "how much" and "what type" of content you need to write.
The only real sites that make money without lots of written content are usually 1-page or 1-feature sites that go viral. Sites like rainymood or instantrimshot where it is just one page with one simple feature that is easy to use, with ads on the side.
An expanded version of those sites would be sites like fmylife, which don't actually publish content but just provide a platform for others to publish content. Even though this site probably has thousands of pages of user-generated content by now, the main attraction that made it viral is once again just one single easy-to-use feature that people enjoy using.
My advice if you are looking for passive income (isn't everybody) is to either suck it up and write content yourself, pay someone else to write content, or focus on creating and marketing a single-page/single-feature type of site like the ones I have mentioned (then monetize with ads or whatever). If you have an idea for one of these single-feature sites but lack the programming/html skills to make it, you could even pay someone else to develop it for you.
Last edited by Curtis2011; 12-16-2011 at 06:22 AM.
|12-17-2011, 02:53 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2011
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|12-20-2011, 08:55 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2011
Forget about writing. Most people can't be bothered reading anything, and if they do they may not buy it. Start selling real stuff, and something that people want like crazy, so you don't have to do cold calling to sell junk to people who couldn't care less.
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