Poor And Want To Start An Internet Business? Get A Job.

by Alex Antoniazzi 61 replies
One of the most common questions I get asked by the people is

"I don't have anymore money to pay you, how should I get my business started?"

Here is the answer.

Go get a job, save as much of your paycheck each month as you possibly can, and then when you have the money it takes to create an online business the RIGHT way, THEN start it.

You will never get rich buying a $5 WSO that promises to teach you a secret method that will make you a millionaire.

It ain't going to happen.

You have to spend money to make money, bottom line.

Whether that is in start up costs for web developer, copywriting, etc or traffic like pay per click ads or SEO, YOU HAVE TO SPEND MONEY!

And if you don't have the money to spend, then you can't start an internet business.

Stop trying to look for the cheap and easy way to do things.

Not only will it not actually get you any results, it will just be a flat out waste of your time and effort.

If you don't have money to invest in QUALITY services, don't invest at all.

Wait until you can afford it, then go for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author DavePipitone
    I agree - you have to invest money and time to make an online business succeed. Trying to escape reality will only make you poorer.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
    You assume your way is the only way (RIGHT way).

    CliffsNotes: Self promotion thread.
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  • Profile picture of the author dale2811
    I definitely agree

    You need some seed capital to get started and to pay for some of the necessary tools, some of which have monthly costs such as hosting, autoresponder, domain registrations which have a yearly cost.

    If you decide to do any paid advertising which can fast track your traffic generation, then that will eat up a chunk of you capital. But of course it can bring in faster cash generation if you have a good funnel setup.

    Freelancing on sites like Fiverr, Upwork, and any of the plethora of freelancing sites can be one way to generate some cash.

    Sure you can do free traffic generation, do your own web development, your own SEO, copywriting, content creation, etc. but is that the best use of your time.

    Are you willing to wait for the free traffic, SEO, to learn effective copywriting, spend hours on content creation, and other activities that you can learn & do yourself?

    I would also say that you need to stay focused and laser in on one or two business models and don't get caught up in everything that you could do.

    I heard a great mentor recently say that the person who chases two rabbits catches neither.

    When you look at how much it costs to start any brick & mortar business and any chain like McDonalds, then the few hundred that it takes to start a legitimate IM biz is peanuts.

    Finally I would suggest to save some cash for coaching.

    Everyone who I have seen that is successful in any type of online business has had coaching, and most didn't become successful UNTIL they got coaching from a coach.

    Cheers!
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    • Profile picture of the author lijiequan
      Could you give me more details about how to find a coach?
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    My mentor said this and it is very true:

    It takes money to make money.

    You have to invest money into your business if you want to make it work.

    If you don't want to risk this money, online business may not be for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author MrVictorWilson
    It's of course, everything has its cost. So choose the best way for yourself.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marian
    Actually you can buy $5 WSO - but the difference would be to apply what you learned and then invest some money to get the traffic.

    Marian
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  • Profile picture of the author Ratamok
    It is interesting how people want to make money online without investing or without risking some money. The thing is that a business is a business, online or offline and there is always risk involved.
    One should think how much does it cost to create online business comparing to the cost of creating regular offline business (there are costs of renting an office, maybe some employees, all the permits.. etc).
    So act and posture yourself like you are a businessman solving some problem for others. If your target is to be an affiliate of some product. Get a domain, write a blog around the product that will represent added value for someone who is looking for a solution. Build strong fundation and only then reward from your buyers will come.
    All the courses are giving this message between the lines.
    I hope that helps someone.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paulk59
    As a new person just trying this out, i fully agree. Education first, then make sure you have the money to work on it.
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  • Profile picture of the author DeadRooster
    Originally Posted by Alex Antoniazzi View Post

    You will never get rich buying a $5 WSO that promises to teach you a secret method that will make you a millionaire.
    I would also like to point out that the people who keep creating these cheap WSOs targeting the broke and desperate are building a very difficult business for themselves.

    Your customers are broke so you're not going to make much money unless you keep your nose to the grindstone developing more and more cheap WSOs.

    It makes a lot more sense to target people with money into your funnel and then ascend them to higher and higher levels where they're buying your more expensive (and, hopefully evergreen) products.

    Do you really want a business where you're forced to keep producing crappy reports and videos all the time?
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  • Profile picture of the author kocher79
    I used to buy countless (cheap) information products just to find out later that with a little research most of what was taught in those courses could be found in free literature or online. I learned that the really good services cost a lot more than a few bucks, but are definitely worth it in the long run.
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    • Profile picture of the author dkk06
      I agree. Save your money and get a coach. I wasted a lot of money in wsos.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joshua Young
    It takes money and time. A little money and a lot of time or a lot of money and a little less time.
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    • Profile picture of the author quadagon
      Originally Posted by Joshua Young View Post

      It takes money and time. A little money and a lot of time or a lot of money and a little less time.
      Neither of which are guarantees.

      I know people that have slogged for 30 years and are no better off than they were and I've seen millionaires go bust in business.

      There's a myth that money guarantees success.

      Ultimately a bad idea is a bad idea whilst a good idea poorly executed can't be saved by throwing cash at it.

      From what I can see a lot of people who evangelise about coaching and investing in yourself have an ulterior motive.

      Of course it's a good idea to have seed money but it's not always necessary and sometimes having too much money can be counter productive - especially when you are not putting it into your business but are feeding someone elses family.

      Just because a lot of this is online don't forget it's still a business (even if it's a side hustle). Treat it like that, get all the free advice you can from business hubs and government initiatives.

      Make use of your library and second hand book shops and learn about business, marketing and advertising.

      If you can't do that look at Amazon and see what the best books are then Google the author and look for videos and podcasts.

      Keep that 2k in your pocket for your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author pam2011
    I agree with what has been said above, but i also feel for those people who want to start a business but don't have the cash to do so. And telling them to get a job is ofcourse the easiest thing to say to them, but there are also many people who are unable to find work, despite trying their hardest.
    For those people i find the advice on here completely counter productive.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason_prz
    I agree wholeheartedly, but I also I believe that you some amount of money management skills (cashflow wise) is needed to too. Numerous times I started projects with too much credit card depth and in a lot of cases; it caused me to fail. Understanding your cost and sticking to you budget is ultimately one of the best skills to learn or habits of a successful business.
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  • Profile picture of the author MValmont
    I didn't spend money (spent less than $50) to get started,

    No idea what this guy is talking about.
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    • Profile picture of the author Regional Warrior
      Originally Posted by MValmont View Post

      I didn't spend money (spent less than $50) to get started,

      No idea what this guy is talking about.
      Its not about you and the OP is a very successful marketer so next time research !!
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      • Profile picture of the author MValmont
        Originally Posted by Regional Warrior View Post

        Its not about you and the OP is a very successful marketer so next time research !!
        Cool cool,

        But I started with almost nothing (less than $50), and I still have no idea what OP is talking about.
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        • Profile picture of the author Regional Warrior
          Originally Posted by MValmont View Post

          Cool cool,

          But I started with almost nothing (less than $50), and I still have no idea what OP is talking about.
          Maybe copy and paste the OPs post into a online translator that could help! not totally sure but you could try and then you may find what was written
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          • Profile picture of the author MValmont
            Originally Posted by Regional Warrior View Post

            Maybe copy and paste the OPs post into a online translator that could help! not totally sure but you could try and then you may find what was written
            I understand the message, but I don't like the message.

            It's easier now than ever to start a business under $100. What people lack are skills, sweat equity, smarts and a good attitude. Money can't fix that.

            Things like : You have to spend money to make money, bottom line. are just wrong on so many levels. You can create value out of thin air, ESPECIALLY in 2017.

            How much money does it take to start a Youtube channel with your Iphone? Zero.

            How much money does it take to start a blog? There are ways you can do this for $0, but let's just say Under 50 $.

            How much money do you need to self-publish a Kindle book? Zero if you do everything yourself, under $50 if you outsource a lot.

            How much money do you need to start a shopify store and do dropshipping? Under $100 easy.

            How much money is needed to promote a clickbank offer through your own contacts? Zero. How much money is needed to promote the same offer in online marketing groups on Facebook, etc? Zero.

            How much money does it take to start an account on Freelancer, start offering your services for something you want to learn about, charge super low at first, then as you get jobs, you go on Youtube and learn how to do it?? At first you won't make money (you will, but not a lot an hour because you learn as you do it), but as time goes by you will get better and you will charge more. Getting paid to learn, isn't that amazing? How much money does it take to think about something like this? ZERO. You just need to be smart really. And then take action.

            Here is some FREE advice for you RegionalWarrior.
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by MValmont View Post

      I didn't spend money (spent less than $50) to get started,

      No idea what this guy is talking about.
      Quite simply.... people with the mantra "if I can't do it this way then NO ONE can do it this way."


      Although I have to admit for the most part the OP is right. Particularly to newbies who think this is a get rich quick scheme. He's right , it's not

      But there are plenty of people who "paid" with time and work and NOT "paid" just straight out money to have successful online businesses
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    • Profile picture of the author TrickyDick
      Originally Posted by MValmont View Post

      I didn't spend money (spent less than $50) to get started,

      No idea what this guy is talking about.
      I have to agree with you....

      You can definitely "bootstrap" an "online business."

      The MASSIVE trick is....

      You need to do something very, very, very few people want to do....

      That is....

      Work!!!!

      Sure, you may need some money to get started.... depending on what specific online business you choose to start.

      But, I haven't seen many people succeed by only plopping down cash... You need cash + work...

      Without work....

      You're going to spin your wheels.
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  • Profile picture of the author Angel Kaylish
    Sell a service on fiverr to use your earnings for start up capital.
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  • Profile picture of the author Regional Warrior
    One of my old students used to deliver take away for $20 and hour and would work about 20 hours a week so he could cover the living costs and did the IM during the day with me for 4 days and he went on the make a career in web development but one of the biggest things I would ad is that you need a plan and stick to it

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  • Profile picture of the author AventadorDreams
    I disagree. You can start an online business without a budget & profit today. Your mind works really bad when it's comfortable l did some of the dumbest investments when I had a job. But that's just me everyone is different.
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    Remember these three key steps about building any business plan.
    1) KNOWLEDGE
    2) STRATEGY
    3) EXECUTION
    you do the steps in the order specified and must complete all 3 not missing out a step.

    I refer you an excellent article about
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    http://www.betterbythought.com/frame...s-success-kse/

    To give you a peg up on the Knowledge front try the excellent free training provided on affiliate marketing at https://www.affilorama.com/

    hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author anayb
    Originally Posted by Alex Antoniazzi View Post

    One of the most common questions I get asked by the people is

    "I don't have anymore money to pay you, how should I get my business started?"

    Here is the answer.

    Go get a job, save as much of your paycheck each month as you possibly can, and then when you have the money it takes to create an online business the RIGHT way, THEN start it.

    You will never get rich buying a $5 WSO that promises to teach you a secret method that will make you a millionaire.

    It ain't going to happen.

    You have to spend money to make money, bottom line.

    Whether that is in start up costs for web developer, copywriting, etc or traffic like pay per click ads or SEO, YOU HAVE TO SPEND MONEY!

    And if you don't have the money to spend, then you can't start an internet business.

    Stop trying to look for the cheap and easy way to do things.

    Not only will it not actually get you any results, it will just be a flat out waste of your time and effort.

    If you don't have money to invest in QUALITY services, don't invest at all.

    Wait until you can afford it, then go for it.
    I believe its your time (and will) what matters the most, not the money. Anyone can afford a domain and web host, I don't see that's a problem. Having lots of initial cash can't minimise your learning curve, instead you can burn out cash very fast if don't know what you're doing such as hiring a bad web designer or bad PPC campaigns. Having a good website and quality content is a must--which can't be done overnight. I suggest only spend the money you earned via free traffic.

    Having lots of seed money can be counter-productive. I am telling you from my experience. I was under the impression that people would build a business on my behalf because I have had cash. I was completely wrong. I was hit bad. Even I had to sell one of my houses. But, its me. Some people can handle cash nicely utter from the beginning. So, my suggestion is that if you have cash its good but don't be arrogant, be very frugal, don't spend until you absolutely need it and stress on your hardship, you will be successful.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    You will never get rich buying a $5 WSO that promises to teach you a secret method that will make you a millionaire.
    You mean I just wasted $5? The Humanity...

    The first WSO I ever bought five or six years ago cost $9. I didn't follow it exactly but the ideas and info. helped me make many thousands.

    Some people will succeed starting from zero. Others will fail with millions to spend.

    It's about the individual...Period!
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve B
      Originally Posted by Brent Stangel View Post

      Some people will succeed starting from zero. Others will fail with millions to spend.

      It's about the individual...Period!

      I heartily agree with Brent. When I started in IM (back in the 1990's) I didn't put money into a new business - nor was I broke. I had a good job but decided I would see if I could create an online income in my spare time in the evenings and on weekends without a bankroll.

      I was able to do it but will admit that it takes longer and you must have patience and consistent extended effort to do it this way. But the cost of entry is so little that there is no need to have a large budget in order to get going.

      Go give a pint of blood (they'll pay you $50) or sell one of your little used possessions on eBay and you will have enough to get started. Here's all you really need:
      • a cheap hosting account (less than $5/month)
      • a domain name ($1 at Godaddy)
      • a nice free WordPress theme
      • a Paypal account (free to set up)
      • time - the more the better, but you can get started on 1 hr/day
      • (optional) autoresponder account - you can get started for free with a trial account - optional yes, but a good investment and time-saver
      If you want it bad enough, anyone can begin a simple business online and grow it over time. It's not easy - even under the best of circumstances, but you can do this if you are willing to sacrifice what it takes to be successful.


      If you have what it takes . . . don't listen to anyone that says you absolutely have to spend money to get started . . . it's not true and I speak from my own experience.


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  • Profile picture of the author Joyce Birmingham
    It takes money to do virtually any business venture. I see a job as a means to an end i.e. to fund my business venture (as well as to pay the bills etc.).
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  • Profile picture of the author seomental
    i agree with you.for become a marketer or successful in internet marketing any one must have money for investment.
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  • Profile picture of the author jonjpeterson
    There are a lot of comments in this thread using phrases we've all heard before "it takes money to make money". Another phrase you're familiar with is "time is money" so the principle is the same. The difference is on the one hand you can put in the time to make it.
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  • Profile picture of the author TMets5
    A lot of online business models can get started with little capital, however you will need to settle on a business model that you can stick with and reinvest when you do begin to earn a profit.

    Before diving into an "online business" you will need to know what your initial investment costs will be and this includes time to become educated on the model you will be using.

    The biggest problem with IM is turning off all the outside noise, avoiding distractions, and staying focused on your business for the long term

    Best of luck
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  • Profile picture of the author jthom804
    I agree. You may find out a couple of tid bits with WSO's but it won't make you rich by any means.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adrianne_
    Does it really "Take Money to Make Money"? Think about it. Suppose someone named Jack was out of work and have been looking for a while with no luck, so he turns to the internet. Particularly, Clickbank which will cost him zero to start. Jack already has a facebook, twitter and linkedIn account because he's been networking in hopes of finding a job.

    In between applying for job openings and going on interviews, Jack starts learning about promoting some popular clickbank products on social media, at zero cost of course. Then he goes over to blogger.com or wordpress.com to set up a free blog and monetize it with some clickbank offers. He learns about creating YouTube videos to promote more offers.

    Bottom line is, if Jack does this consistently for 12 months, my guess is that he would have built up a nice amount of followers on social media, interacted with his guest through his blog, and made some clickbank sales during this process.

    So, when you have more time on your hands than money, I'm gonna have to disagree that it takes money to make money. Even though it will take longer to make a sale, it can still be done and will actually be more profitable in the long run.
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  • Profile picture of the author profitboss
    Money begets Money and too many people want a free ticket to millions.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ariel Mayorga
    You need consistent cash flow first, namely a job, and then save enough money to buy/invest in a reputable and results proven service or product. Nothing happens overnight and due your due diligence before investing in any business opportunity. Do not invest in recruitment-based programs or MLM's. Stay away from the latest pills, potions, creams, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chicago87
    I agree that you need money to earn money. However, spend the money on PAID TRAFFIC, don't give it to some "expert guru coach master".

    There is plenty of free information on how to build a website, do SEO, and set up a funnel.
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  • Profile picture of the author timexer
    I agree. While a $5 WSO could give you the knowledge and lead you to achieving some noticeable results, to become big you need time, money, dedication and persistence. I know people that've been falling for those hustle porn offers that got them nowhere. If you need money quickly, get a job somewhere locally. Save up, do the research and start slow but steady.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eric Strong
    I agree, there is a reason why sayings like " It takes money to make money" exist
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  • Profile picture of the author ZachMiller
    I started making A LOT of money on Fiverr..

    I didn't invest $1 into that..

    It's all about having a service that is in demand OR has already been vetted by the users as being a "need" that hasn't been fulfilled elsewhere..

    When you do that, you can make A LOT of money without having much startup funds (or any)..

    Now will it take 10x longer - YES!

    But that's the name of the game.. TIME or MONEY.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Nunez
    If you have a lot of time then you don't need as much money. If you have a lot of money then you don't need as much time. But it will always cost some combination of time and money to build a business.

    If you want your business to be booming in a week or a month then you'll need a lot of money to make that happen. If you're willing to be patient and wait months then you can get going for almost nothing.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardworker2013
    I agree with this post, i notice most individuals want to start internet marketing by buying a $5-$7 WSO Product and expect to make $10,000 monthly as these WSO's usually promise. That is not going to happen! You have to invest some money by finding a guru in the market, and get 1 on 1 coaching from him or her.
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
    Originally Posted by Alex Antoniazzi View Post

    One of the most common questions I get asked by the people is: "I don't have anymore money to pay you, how should I get my business started?"
    I'm a little confused by this. Are you saying your clients can't afford to pay you, or that you can't help them be successful?

    Maybe you're just targeting the wrong prospects.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cloudsair
    I totally agree with you, if you don't have money to invest or buy something then wait until you do.
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  • Profile picture of the author benelijah
    Not to mention that you ARE going to lose some money while starting out and testing your funnel.

    You need to be able to spend some extra money on the beginning while you're starting out your ads and everything, until you get a high conversion rate.
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  • Profile picture of the author lijiequan
    What's your recommendation if I earn $20000 now? Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author J50
    Getting a job and selling labor, time and experience is the most profitable business most people will ever start.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    As Robert said, the good news is you can start a service business with little money and get clients quickly. It's one of the best ways to start bringing in money fast. But it does require work. There is nothing passive about this method. Trust me, I know. Learn a skill that people need.

    Also, you can start publishing on Kindle for little cash upfront. However, even if you start making sales right away you won't see a check for a few months. In the meantime, you still have rent to pay and groceries to buy.

    This is why having a job helps when you're starting a business. You can then reinvest the money you make in the business instead of using it for your day to day survival.

    However, we all take different paths. In the end, everyone should do what works for them.

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    • Profile picture of the author anayb
      Originally Posted by Rose Anderson View Post

      ... you can start a service business with little money and get clients quickly. It's one of the best ways to start bringing in money fast. But it does require work. There is nothing passive about this method. Trust me, I know. Learn a skill that people need.
      Rose
      What do you mean by "it does require work"? Do you have any experience in building tangible products? If yes, then you couldn't make such a statement.

      Product-oriented biz is the hardest. Its a constant battle. You need to adjust, modify and improve your products from time to time and even when you receive a single complaint. A total overhaul may be required.

      For example, you have a cms written in php but soon you realised it was a mistake and you need to migrate to node.js so you need a complete overhaul in your codebase, otherwise you may lose battle to your competitors. But why you first chose php? Because you already know it, but you now need to know node.js. Its a never ending learning process even though you hire good programmers. This is just an example.

      So, its no way a passive income stream. Its a constant battle. Even you launch a great product you may or may not see a traction, which is the most frustrating. The product was good but the market doesn't need it now.

      Service-based biz is more safe because you need to satisfy just one client, also learning curve is tremendously short.
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      • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
        I'm not sure what you are saying. I said it requires work. Are you saying it doesn't?

        Originally Posted by anayb View Post

        What do you mean by "it does require work"? Do you have any experience in building tangible products? If yes, then you couldn't make such a statement.

        Product-oriented biz is the hardest. Its a constant battle. You need to adjust, modify and improve your products from time to time and even when you receive a single complaint. A total overhaul may be required.

        For example, you have a cms written in php but soon you realised it was a mistake and you need to migrate to node.js so you need a complete overhaul in your codebase, otherwise you may lose battle to your competitors. But why you first chose php? Because you already know it, but you now need to know node.js. Its a never ending learning process even though you hire good programmers. This is just an example.

        So, its no way a passive income stream. Its a constant battle. Even you launch a great product you may or may not see a traction, which is the most frustrating. The product was good but the market doesn't need it now.

        Service-based biz is more safe because you need to satisfy just one client, also learning curve is tremendously short.
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          • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
            Originally Posted by anayb View Post

            minimum I.Q. is required to understand that post.
            Wow. I could say the same about mine. I said it DOES require work. You shoot back with a post saying it requires work. Exactly what I just said.

            And now you're insulting my intelligence?

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      • Profile picture of the author TrickyDick
        Originally Posted by anayb View Post

        Product-oriented biz is the hardest. Its a constant battle. You need to adjust, modify and improve your products from time to time and even when you receive a single complaint. A total overhaul may be required.

        For example, you have a cms written in php but soon you realised it was a mistake and you need to migrate to node.js so you need a complete overhaul in your codebase, otherwise you may lose battle to your competitors. But why you first chose php? Because you already know it, but you now need to know node.js. Its a never ending learning process even though you hire good programmers. This is just an example.
        As an expert in Software Engineering and Web Development, I cannot imagine a scenario where I'd "overhaul my codebase" because the "wrong" programming language was chosen... The programming language isn't the real issue...

        The real issue could be:

        You didn't have an Architect who understands how to build reliable web applications with a minimal amount of effort and expense...

        You hired Programmers instead of Software Engineers...

        You hired the cheapest "Programmers" who quickly became the most expensive because their code was disorganized and riddled with issues...

        You didn't institute coding standards....

        You didn't have consistent code reviews...

        All of these real issues relate to the Management, Architect and the Team itself.... None of them relate to the programming language.

        In the end, it goes back to the old saying...

        It is NOT the paintbrush. It IS the Artist.
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        • Profile picture of the author anayb
          Originally Posted by TrickyDick View Post

          As an expert in Software Engineering and Web Development, ... The programming language isn't the real issue
          Really? So, as per your expertise, all programming languages can produce the same results? That's what you're trying to convey? Ok, if that's a case then you're the finest programmer in the earth as I believe, because you can write a program that involves search, natural language processing or artificial intelligence in any languages including php (you don't need python or java at all) because for your THE SELECTION OF THE LANGUAGE isn't very subjective.

          After reading your post, I am under the impression that Facebook is a super-fool because it has shifted its entire backend codebase to java from php long ago. Perhaps, Facebook engineers failed to properly architect their system, right? Complete overhauling wasn't required because most probably they didn't know experts like you exist!

          Yahoo is another fool as they have migrated to node.js from php.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    It's harsh but true, I always find it difficult trying to explain to someone why they can't expect to spend nothing and make a living. I'm curious if the same people would try to start an offline business with no capital.
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    • Profile picture of the author quadagon
      Originally Posted by ChrisBa View Post

      I always find it difficult trying to explain to someone why they can't expect to spend nothing and make a livingl.
      There are several models where you can earn a living without spending - most are improved if you reinvest some profits but it certainly can be done.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Going back to the OP, I got the message "if you want to succeed at starting an Internet business, get a job so you can pay a consultant to tell you how to spend your money."

      While it's difficult to start with nothing, it's not impossible. Bootstrapping is a definite possibility. The trick most people won't accept is the need for baby steps. You do something using only free tools until you can upgrade. You quit digital sharecropping and stake out your own corner of the Internet. You recognize that where you are now may not be where you want to be in the end, but where you are now is on the path.

      It takes longer, and it's a lot harder than sending a Paypal to a consultant to hold your hand, but it can be done.

      Can't remember who (Paula Deen, maybe?) but I saw a profile of a woman who started her business in her kitchen, selling sandwiches to students, construction crews, offices, etc. She parlayed that stake into a restaurant, then two, and now has multiple restaurants, cookbooks, branded physical products and more.

      So to say that the only way to start a successful Internet business is to get a job until you can hire a consultant seems both self-serving given the source and a denial of the many who have done it.

      Where the OP did get it right was debunking the notion that simply buying a cheap WSO will make big bucks in small time with no effort. That, I agree with.

      "It took me twenty-five years to become an overnight success." - Willie Nelson
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  • Profile picture of the author Christophernoahus
    Do Freelancing, like seo, and content writing and earn money to start own business.
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  • Profile picture of the author anand363
    Its true, being in this industry for 5+ years i have experienced this kind of situation. And after great struggle and investing both time and money wisely i have achieved my dream life
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