Why isn’t everyone doing this?

Written by Mike

Topics: General

I am kind of continuing on from yesterday’s post and a comment that was left on my blog that got me thinking; if making money on the internet is so easy, why doesn’t everyone do it?

If everyone quits their job to write ebooks and blogs, who is going to do all of the necessary work to keep society functioning? The fact is, only a fraction of the people who learn about internet marketing will actually try it. Out of those only a fraction will be successful and only another small percentage will be able to make it their full time career.

I have told a few friends about what I am doing. Some are IT professionals and others are working in sales and marketing. They always say how fantastic it is and how they would love to do the same thing. Some friends have said they want to work on sites together with me. Most of the time the next time I meet them, I ask if they ever started a website yet, or if they have written any content like they said they would, and all of them have replied that they have been too busy.

I don’t want to judge their lives and how they spend their time in any way, so I usually just drop the subject. I totally understand that this is not for everyone.

To start an internet business, you only need a computer and an internet connection. It is the time you need to spend learning, reading, experimenting, writing and so on to become successful.

You need to love what you are doing. If updating your blog or your site is a chore, then you can probably come to the conclusion now that it won’t be long before you quit.

For me, I love what I am doing. I love the extra freedom it will give me in the future. To travel and spend the time as I please.

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3 Comments Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. JT says:

    It is definately not for everyone. I would rather less people do it and more people read them!!

    Of course.

  2. Dave says:

    Yeah, it’s not for everyone. Some people love what they do. They like not having the responsability of dealing with business stuff. They go to work at 9, leave at 5 and have the weekends off.

  3. Mike says:

    I always wanted to run my own business but after working for a company that went bankrupt it changed my mind for a while. I was just happy to get a salary.

    Now my thinking has changed again and can see a lot of benefit doing this full-time. Taking the time to build things slowly helps.

    Also, I don’t think I would ever hire someone full-time. Contractors, outsourcing I will probably worth with but never an actual “salaried employee”.

    The fact that so few people will take up this opportunity is great for people like us.

    I really think there is a glut in good quality web content.

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