Here is a question I asked myself back when I started out in internet marketing years ago..
Did I want to run a business, or did I just want to do it as a ‘hobby’.
You see, there’s a huge difference between the two, in how you decide to run your online business.
Basically there are two ways to consider how you really want this whole online business thing to turn out. But this is really important because it’s a choice you need to make sooner than later when you’re thinking about starting an online business for yourself.
Here are your choices:
- Build a business, create long term wealth.
- Sell stuff online as a hobby.
You can either seriously build your business, focus on creating long term wealth, create a foundation that will enable you to sell ‘any’ product or service based on the brand you’ve created for yourself.
You can just ‘sell stuff online’. Be a faceless, nameless, anonymous affiliate and focus on getting traffic to your affiliate links. Nothing more, nothing less.
Now, there’s honestly nothing wrong with choosing either option. But you should make this choice as soon as you can, otherwise you’ll be forever stuck in ‘limbo’ without any real path to follow.
You have to understand there are big differences between these two choices..
Building a business and focusing on creating long term wealth is a LOT of HARD work. But the pros far outweigh the cons. You’ll be building something you can be proud of, something you can stand behind and something that can realistically generate millions of dollars in sales, and something that generates true passive long term income.. It sounds great (and it is) but you have to be COMMITTED to following through. Not for months, for years.
On the other hand, if you just want to ‘sell stuff online’.. Yes, you can make a lot of money doing this as well, however you have to realize that if you traffic stops (if YOU stop), your sales will too. And once your sales stop, you’ll be right back where you started..
There are two paths you can follow, and I can help you with both, but YOU have to choose and ACCEPT the reality of the choices you make. ie. If you don’t choose to build a solid brand and business, don’t expect to HAVE a business.
That’s all, just make a choice so you can follow through with what that choice is.
Have a great day!
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3 thoughts on “Are You Building a Business or a Hobby?”
I totally agree with you, Geoff. Every marketer should decide if they want a hobby or a business, and then take the appropriate actions. If you want a business, it’s not always easy, but the key is to not give up! So many people give up just before they are going to get the desired results. If you continue, you may be pleasantly surprised in the not-too-distant future!
Thanks for the comments. You’re right, lots of people give up just before they turn the corner.
HEY GEOFF, I was looking for some information on NPN and came across your blog Nice Job except I would do away with the annoying popup thingy it was distracting Anyways one does need to make a decision to how they are going to run their business. If you think you can just spend an hour or two a month and make money well then this business is not for you. I believe this is why there is such a high failure rate with network marketing People get started and after a week, they see no results so they go searching for something else. or just quit all together and then tell everyone oh that doesn’t work. Just had to get this off my chest I guess Thanks for sharing It is a Great Article Chery 🙂