“The future belongs to those who learn more skills and combine them in creative ways.” ― Robert Greene, Mastery
We live in a golden age of entrepreneurship. Now, more than ever before, it’s easier to start an online business, and easier than ever to scale that business to stratospheric heights.
Witness Uber. The darling of Silicon Valley (if not the media or the taxi industry) in first 6 years has managed to achieve a market capitalization (the total value of its stock) of over $50 billion. That’s 50 billion dollars in just over 6 years. That’s higher than the market capitalization of GM, which was founded in 1908.
The technological tools that entrepreneurs have at their disposal now give them an unprecedented ability to build an online business and reach a large target market.
One small example. It used to cost $5000-$50,000 to pay a developer to build you a website, even a basic one. These days, you can build a beautiful website from a pre-designed template for as little as $12/month or maybe less.
A decade or so ago it used to be one hell of a task to launch a physical product business.
Coming up with the right idea, raising funds, finding the right manufacturer, quality control, estimating possible demand, and then of course the big one – finding distributors to take the product and put it on their shelves.
But here’s the reality. Almost all of those things aren’t necessary in today’s digital world.
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So if it’s that easy, why doesn’t everybody do it?
Well, the truth is that a lot of people actually do it, but that doesn’t mean it’s not hard sometimes. Yes, there are incredible opportunities available to all of us in this digital economy, and yes, it’s easier than ever before in the history to connect to the global market and make an insane amount of money with little effort compared to 20-30 years ago.
You still have a business to build. And building a business involves many challenges. You will probably want to quit a million times, you will be judged by everyone around you, including the people you love and who will often think you are crazy, you will probably start to doubt yourself, you will have to constantly overcome negative emotions…
Well, if you are a driven and passionate individual there is nothing to worry about.
The online business and eCommerce industry is growing at an average rate of 20-25% per year. More people than ever are using the internet as a means of conducting business in response to more consumers solving their daily problems with the click of a button.
The concept is simple – you market another business’s products. All you have to do is learn how to market online and present whatever product you are selling to the potential customer.
The fact is, there are a lot of businesses in the world that offer an affiliate program where they will pay a commission to the affiliate (the person who originates the customer for their company). Many big businesses offer affiliate programs, such as Microsoft, Amazon, Walmart, Shopify.
It simply comes down to learning the skill of online marketing. This can be done by anyone who has the motivation to learn it.
The most important factor in learning any new skill is the environment in which you learn it in. If you can surround yourself with the right training, coaching, mentoring, live events & workshops, do so and you won’t regret how it shapes you as a person.
Another path where you don’t need all the components of a traditional business is eCommerce. The concept is just as easy as affiliate marketing. Let’s look at Amazon for example. Amazon is nothing more than an online marketplace where ordinary people like you and me, along with other businesses, sell products online
The eCommerce model requires the entrepreneur to buy a batch of products domestically or internationally, however many units you want to start to sell, and ship them to Amazon’s robotic fulfilment warehouse. When a consumer purchase your product, it gets sent out by Amazon and then you get paid – simple
Learning how to market and sell products online is no different than anything you have learned and implemented in your life. You have to learn the basics, apply what you have learned, then rinse and repeat. I believe that deep down people know they can do anything if they want bad enough.
Life is structured in such a way that when you’re young and free and wild, you have all the time you need, however you don’t have much money. And when you do have some money, it’s the time and freedom you lose.
So have you ever wanted to have them all?
Well, one way would be to start and build your own online business.