I know most people are comfortable with the safety of a salary. It’s secure and doesn’t really cause that much stress. You do your work and you get paid. Business isn’t that secure. Business is a gamble. Some days, you might not get paid. Some days you might even lose money. But, business is the way to make a lot of money. I know a lot of rich people and none of them have become rich because of their salary. A few doctors i know have gotten rich cause they invested in real estate, not cause of what the hospital paid them. When you make 6 figures, your life styles changes. You get a bigger house, nicer car, and spend more money dinning out. You know how hard it is to save 100k even if you make 100k a year? I know a tax account who became rich, not by doing other people’s taxes, but by setting up his own import export company. The road to riches is not done by climbing the corporate ladder. Very few get rich via a company check or bonus. Of course there are outliers like tech companies and ipo and stock options but let’s not get into that.
Most people are scared of business. They are intimidated by it. It’s understandable considering a lot of small business fail within the first year. But a lot of them also succeed. I’ve been my own boss for around 7 years. I’ve worked the 9-5 right out of college but i wasn’t satisfied. I was bored out of my mind. And i can honestly say that i probably only worked about 4 hours during my 8 hours work day. It wasn’t challenging and it was boring. I wasn’t happy living paycheck to paycheck. I was fortunate enough to receive a lump of cash from my parents as a graduation present. I invested it all in real estate and i guess i caught the right timing. I made a lot of money and that afforded me some cushion to start my own business.
Lately, my offline businesses have run into some hurdles. Real estate is bad and i’m about to get married. I feel like i’m at a crossroads and i feel like i’ve found my new direction. I started this blog cause i was bored and wanted to try something new. But because of this blog, i’m starting to invest in internet ventures. I’ve already invest a lot of money into a few projects. I’m not expecting a high return. If i can break even and make a few dollars i’ll be happy. We all know that the internet is the future and i’m glad that i was able to discover it with this blog. I’m not an idiot. I don’t expect to make millions by blogging. I’ve invested in other web ventures. But i wouldn’t have even considered that option had not i started bloggernoob.
I just wanted to tell you timid guys that business is basic. You have a product or service and you sell it. Making money online is simple. If you have traffic, you will make money. Look at the giants like google, youtube, or myspace. They didn’t start off profitable. But because of traffic, they are all billionaires. If you have an idea, run with it. If you’re not tech savvy, it’s ok. Start somewhere. Why not start with a blog. It opened up my eyes for a lot of things and maybe it could for you. Starting a blog is no big deal. It doesn’t even cost any money. You could even start a free blogspot blog and then upgrade to your own later. Just get started.