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Quick, easy or fast money making opportunities seem to be everywhere, don't they? Heck, you can hardly open your email without receiving an invitation to "get in early on the next big thing" or "quit your day job" tomorrow by joining a new business venture that requires little to no money, and create profits overnight! Sound familiar?
While these types of solicitations are easy to spot and obviously reek of over-the-top falsehoods, they do get you thinking - "If only that were possible, I'd actually quit my job today."
The good news is that you can build a successful online business. While it won't happen overnight, it's definitely possible - even if you aren't "tech savvy". I know this for a fact, because I've done it myself and started out not knowing a thing about building a website, let alone how to build a successful online business.
I remember being highly motivated one day when I realized my day job wasn't going in the direction I wanted. At the time, my company had been recently acquired by a competitor and I was asked if I wanted to move my family from Oregon to Minnesota. After spending a couple work-related weeks in Minnesota, when the temperature got down to 26 below zero, I didn't hesitate to respectfully decline the offer. (No offense Minnesota!)
Fortunately, I had a few months to determine what my next step would be before I was potentially going to be out of a job. So, you could say I became highly motivated to figure out my future direction. Furthermore, I never wanted to be in the same position again, where a company could at any time determine my professional fate. I wanted job security and independence so I began to search for new career options.
Heads up, when you finally start looking for new opportunities, that's when you'll become fully award of all those "quick and easy, fast money making opportunities" that flood the landscape both online and offline.
Once you start searching the net for fast money making ideas, you'll quickly realize how these offers are so blatantly littered with lies.
For example, consider these top ranked Google listing headlines:
It really is true that when something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. That's because fast money making schemes are a dime a dozen. If you're going to put your blood, sweat and tears into a new business, you can do much better.
"Everything you want also wants you, but you have to take action to get it."
- Jack Canfield
Now to be fair, if you're just looking to grind out a few extra bucks per week, or create a side-hustle that helps you with some gas money, then perhaps some of the above offers may be legitimate ways to meet your goal. However, if you are seeking financial freedom and independence by creating your own successful business, these types of "opportunities" are more likely to be a total waste of your time and effort.
Back when I was searching for answers, I came very close to investing in a "fast money making" scheme. I had actually made the decision to take a big leap and spend $2,000 on a course that promised to provide me with everything I needed to create a successful online business. In hindsight, it was a terrible idea. Thankfully, I didn't go that direction. I was fortunate to come across a real solution that has served me well for over 20 years.
Now for some really great news! If you are willing to put in the time and effort to learn the basics to building a business online - you can achieve your entrepreneurial dream of owning a profitable business. Stick with me. I'll dive into sharing exactly "how" you can do that in the next section.
- Tony Hsieh
When I first purchased SBI, it stood for Site Build It! Since then the company has rebranded - SBI now stands for Solo-Build it! This change was to emphasize the point to it's users that success is not about "building a website", it's about building a profitable online business and becoming a solopreneur - which is defined as a person who sets up and runs a business on their own.
Long story short, I built my Leadership-Tools.com online business using the tools and educational resources provided by SBI back in September, 2002, and I continue to use it today. I'm not going to spend time here to discuss all the features and benefits of SBI. You can learn all about that in My SBI Review, where I go into great detail about how and why I built the site.
The primary purpose of this article is to change any existing mindset you may have on how to find fast money making ideas, and replace that with more productive thoughts on how and why you should work to create a successful online business. Furthermore, you should seek to make the theme of your site about something you are truly passionate about.
Why something you are passionate about? Because when you are working on something you love, the "work" doesn't feel like work. You may not be in a position to quit your day job right now, especially if you have a family with mouths to feed and bills to pay. But you will have spare hours in your day that you can spend working on your new online business, let's call it your "side-hustle".
To ensure you want to spend those spare hours working on your side hustle, it needs to be something you really love - and isn't that the key to true success, doing something you love and eventually getting paid for it? Now ask yourself, how many of the fast money making opportunities you've read about focus on topics you absolutely love? Probably none.
If any of this resonates with you, then I encourage you to do some research of your own. Heck, don't take my word for it. Instead, check out the many examples of successful sites using SBI. If you look through the list, you'll see that Leadership-Tools.com is listed there as well as hundreds of other sites on a wide variety of business categories.
So, what are you passionate about? How would you choose to spend your time if you could? What gets you excited when you know you get to do the thing you love the most? What are your hobbies or special interests?
As you read these SBI success stories, think about how you might replicate that kind of online business success for yourself. The truth is your future online success is absolutely possible. My advice is to run away from the "get rich quick" and "fast money making opportunities" crowd, and start working to create a profitable online business that allows you to spend more time doing what you love.
While the money won't appear overnight, it will come over time. Because you'll choose a business based on your passion, you won't quit. Therefore, it's just a matter of time before your passion turns into profit. No, nothing is ever guaranteed in life, but your chances for success are greatly increased by Solo Build-It!
If you have questions and want to talk to me more about SBI or any other topic on this website, feel free to contact me.