Do I know how to do it? not really... Am i successful in IM yet? Not really (few sales but hardly anything to write home about)
Often people ask here for advice or direction, yet don't explain any current skillsets.
My skills - HTML/CSS/Adobe softwares/Flash and actionscript/ (all them skills arent proficient ie, sell services, around 18 months learning at school, so still learning!). Wordpress installation, use, familiarity with plugins etc. Knowledge of onpage and offpage SEO (thanks to Ed Dale!), only link-building via forums so .
Areas of knowledge (outside of web-related topics)..Mental health/depression/anxiety, military careers, fitness and health - in these topics i would consider myself as a knowledgable person.
I did aim and make sites related to the topics I already have a knowledge-base about, but now feel that my time would be better focusing on making a site with 'make money' advice.
Reason for change of heart
1.Not making any money at present.
2.Advised by others to consider this
3.I hear this is a busy forum and looking at lots of people's signatures here, we either have lots of experts here or we have people trying to do exactly what I am considering (actually i am pretty sure there are both here..)
4. I could make a success of it
5. It looks workable in this sort of forum, and I can very much see how it would get an interest on social media (just thinking of most of my friends who are on either min wage or unemployed, tough times atm everwhere..)
Reasons against going down this path
1.Since finding out about IM, I have read lots of advice to concentrate on giving good advice or value, and the money will come..focus on an area that you are interested in and have knowledge about. I like that view very much and it sits comfortable with my 'not ripping people off'attitude.
2.If i set up a site today called makeyourlifecomplete dot com (or whatever you want) and filled it with courses and affiliate products - I would really feel like that is not what I would like to do day in day out..
3. I would feel like a fraud! I think teaching someone what to do, surely to sell with confidence you really must believe in it, especially as you are selling knowledge...
So any thoughts on my situation? Should i consider the making money online niche, and be getting a site up and a signature in my link? Or focus on the things that i actually want to do (glady do the less favourable for more money, for now anyway!)