After attempting (and failing) at different ways to make money online, I decided to go back to what I knew and what I love doing. Since early 2000 when I started, I've learned a lot so decided to reach a little further this time.
For the past 3 or so months I've been working on a site that is aimed to help everyone involved in IM. I've spent a few thousand dollars on getting everything up and running and the idea has grown to include way more than I originally planned - in a very good way.
Today, I received an email from a well known person in IM who's just announced his site. It's identical to mine. Obviously mine looks different and such, but at it's core, they are both the same.
I'm just days away from announcing mine - just waiting on some final coding and deciding to switch to servers to dedicated to ensure there would be no down time for users. That's it. That's all I'm waiting on before I get up on my little box and let everyone know I'm here.
Now, I'm asking myself if there's even a point to it. I'm a no-body in this industry compared to this other guy. I don't have contacts or a network of other guru's to promote for me. I don't have a list of thousands of people to tell and sell to. I'm just one woman, with a love for these types of sites who thought (perhaps nievely) that I might be able to succeed.
This was my last attempt. I've tried other ways and either failed miserably (and with great financial loss thankyou PPC), or not enjoyed it. I've got nothing left in the savings account to fall back on and quite honestly, I don't want to do anything else. Just like bloggers like blogging, I love my sites.
Right now I'm close to just giving up. Who's going to join my site when there's another one just released by a name everyone knows?