If you are interested in earning an income Online the choices are many; the rewards are few. I have always been of the option that you should focus on what you are good at. I dare say that if you think you can earn dollars Online by providing materials on how to teach children how to swim and you have neither a pool nor children, I seriously doubt that you will make a successful go of it Online; saying nothing of the possibility that you may not even be able to swim in the first place.
If you work in the parts department of a motorcycle dealership, than you should be focusing on something dealing with scooters. As for myself I focus on making money Online through Blogging. Some call it the making money Online, off of the “Making Money Online” market.
When starting out I didn’t have to think twice about what I wanted to do or the niche that I wanted to focus on. I already had a great deal of experience with computers. So this was really an easy choice. I was going to take this niche by storm ….. Wrong!!!
I started in the traditional ways with ads, affiliate offers and materials of my own while hacking the SEO and Marketing the best that I knew how. As I got better I dropped the ads and the affiliate offers for the most part and focused on my own materials. Starting first with written E-Books than expanding to building Blogs and Websites, eventually writing my own scripts and software, WordPress themes and Plug-ins.
The challenge that I faced was not whether or not my materials were good enough to market, rather who was I competing with, in my scripts and software designs. All the while using tools from others that had come before me to achieve my lofty goals. One such tool was “Aptana Studio 3″.
I’d like to think, better yet claim, that my scripts and software are on the same level as “Aptana”, however, I cannot, in good conscience make that claim. As a matter of fact I’m not really in the same ballpark. I solider on!
The killer here …… I charge for my scripts and software; “Aptana” is FREE. How in the world do I compete with that, especially when “Aptana” is not the only one giving their super software away, in fact this is the norm.
There in lies your greatest challenge marketing your wares Online. Is what you have to offer others as good or better than “Aptana”? Even if you have nothing more to offer others than yourself through your own Blog, you have your work cut out for you!