I have wanted my own business for as long as I could walk.
I've been chasing the dream for ever.
I have one teeny weeny problem.
Paralysis by Analysis.
Too much learn not enough DO.
So I'm done with it.
I have a massive set of skills to offer the world.
I'm a coder/web developer that has been studying IM for about 5 years.
I'm a wanna be IMer.
Obviously offering my services as a coder would be just silly.
Out here in the "freelance" world I'm worth a fraction of what I'm worth at my dayjob so as much as I'd like to be self employed, financially it doesn't make sense. sitting here at the house for 10 hours a day coding or sitting there for 10 hours a day coding, what's the point?
So then I start thinking of all the options available to us and my head starts to spin.
I want a legitimate business. I believe I can help alot of people. My instinct is to start a blog and start teaching the mechanics of applying IM principals. Like how to connect papal to an ecommerce solution. Or all the different ways you can use your cpanel to make money or any number of other "Nuts and bolts" type stuff.
Then it seems to make sense to offer those services. The only way I can seem to justify performing these services is to outsources it all, in essence become the general contractor on the job.
Or, keep teaching the nuts and bolts, answering questions to help those that need it. Provide samples to get them through everything and offering each of those to others on my blog so allow them to solve the same issue when they come across it.
Through this method I'd monetize by doing some affiliate links to software tools and selling banner ads as well as doing some affiliate links here and there to clickbank products and amazon products such as books.
Or should I skip trying to help with my skillset and start doing something more traditional in the IM world like looking for niches and building authority, ecommerce, niche sites and monetizing them.
I would love some opinions, advice on what direction I should go.
My main goals is to replace the day job.
Thanks for any input anyone can give.