I’ve been helping great people answer that question for over a decade now. Is it working? As evidence we have over a thousand positive comments and success stories to show for our efforts.
Part of my recent approach to teaching online success is to start out telling people what NOT to do because the odds are they’ve already gotten a bunch of bad advice by the time they discover my ideas.
My students are often surprised to hear me say that they definitely should NOT start their online business efforts by:
- learning new technical, design or programming skills
- building a website (or even worse, a bunch of them)
- affiliate marketing to strangers
- buying a brilliantly marketed “big launch” course from a guru
- attending an Internet business seminar (flight + hotel followed by pitch fest)
- subscribing to a bunch of online “experts” to soak up all the “free stuff”
So, where should you start?
I run three distinct and successful online businesses and have been doing so for years. The success rate is high when I teach the models to others. I suggest you start with the model below that best suits you. If you aren’t quite sure, then I suggest you start with number one from the below list.
Here are the three strategies of online success that my coaches and I teach:
1. Sell high profit physical goods through Amazon.com, eBay.com and possibly (eventually) your own website. Optionally, you are continually finding creative ways to automate and grow a huge customer following for future sales and connections. (The membership site MySilentTeam.com supports this concept)
2. Find a profitable niche market, be a leader in that niche and give your followers fantastic content while also selling them related products, services, training, or information that is of interest to them. (MySilentTeam.com also supports this concept). NOTE: This IS NOT the same thing as setting up a bunch of tiny niche websites! That model is DEAD & I’ve not liked it for nearly 5 years.
3. Get paid to help other businesses, experts, authors and organizations apply marketing that works to their business. (OfflineBiz.com supports this concept)
Read more about each of these strategies plus more about where NOT to start in the $5 SilentSalesMachine.com book.
Any questions or comments? Let’s talk about it! I’d love your feedback.