This was my old thread: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...-business.html
I'm wondering what your thoughts are and what direction you think I should go given my responses to the questions (which I posted below). I'm totally undecided. I want to start an internet business but I'm not sure if I should go Ecommerce, Services, Leadgen or go the internet marketing route such as building a site that earns through Adsense, Affiliates, and digital products.
So question 1.
Do you want real* customers?
*Definition of a real customer is one with whom you have a relationship and accountability to.
Yes. I definitely like the idea of having real customers and building relationships with them. I started two businesses in my life and both involved real customers.
Are you looking to create a business you can sell one day or a business to keep yourself in work?
I guess I'm looking for a business to keep myself in work with the potential to maybe sell also. It also depends on my living conditions and the actual work itself. I am 30 now and I retire from my real job in less then 10 years with a pension. I'm newly married and love the idea of having kids soon and building an income online that I can earn a living and spend a lot of time with my kids. Some people can have 3,4,5 careers in their life. The two businesses that I was in were fitness and nightlife - both very different markets and different from my actual job. If I was in business in an online business for 10 years, and the job wasn't fulfilling anymore and I got an offer, I would consider selling and getting into something new. If the business worked for my lifestyle, I wouldn't sell. I do like the possibility for a means to an end in entrepreneurship - the potential to sell the asset.
What Country are you in?
I live in the USA, NY. I grew up in the city but now I live in the suburbs. There are local towns though that have a lot of restaurants and affluent vibrant communities.
Are you from a City or a remote area?
You said you have some experience in developing sites, are you a programmer or an assembler of sites
I'm not a programmer. I have been using wordpress for close to 10 years and I'm pretty good with it and getting a site up. I work with thesis and know html, css, and have hosting so it wouldn't be very difficult for me to get a site up.
What other skills do you have?
Other skills - I graduated with a BS in business. I'm a very creative guy and love to work with a team. I'm knowledgeable in marketing and learned a lot about advertising from running my promotional businesses (I started a nightlife marketing business when I was 19, promoting and coordinating events at nightclubs with a team of freelancers).
What businesses have you worked in.
My last business was in fitness and I built a list to 1400 people in 4 months with launch rock. We also sold out of BETA and people loved our concept. This business was a subscription box business. I shut it down around a year ago right after BETA. Shipping rates were through the roof and our margins suffered.
I'm a very quick learner and have a detailed eye. I wouldn't sell something or put my name on anything unless it was branded right and portrayed high quality with a professional touch. I'm also a decent writer. Part of being in nightlife involved pitching venue owners, negotiating deals and drawing up proposals. Project management skills are up to par.
Lastly, I have very good work ethics and I'm personable. I'm a good guy and would never look to get over on someone because I wouldn't want it done to me. I'm a hustle type entrepreneur and I'm motivated and hungry.
Hopefully someone can give me a little direction. Thank you.