How about an Online Business

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19 Responses

  1. Von says:

    Grat article!

    I completely agree with what you have here. I just started my online business not long ago and I must say that great patience and hard work are required.

    I would like to add my number one reason why I started my online business – Time for my family. Online business gives you the freedom to work anywhere and anytime you need to. Therefore, it gives you the time for the things that matters most.

    • Nikos says:

      Absolutely Von. Being your own boss is usually the main reason people want to start their own business. With an online business you can create your own schedule and work when you want. That way you can spend time with what matters to you the most.

  2. I liked how you reversed things. You always hear about the Pros & Cons and you did it the other way around

    • Nikos says:

      Hello Chappy,
      I am glad you liked that although i have to admit i didn’t really do it on purpose. It just happened but it’s something i will think about for my future posts.

  3. Sigrit says:


    Thank you for the nice post. It gave me a really good understanding of the pros and cons of owning an online business. I’m convinced that online business pros outweigh the cons and will definitely try it out.


  4. Furkan says:

    I actually have a website and work a lot on my site.

    I really want to know when can I start seeing some results. For example if I work on my site around 5-6 hours per week when will I start seeing some results? By the way I use Ebay and amazon association.

    • Nikos says:

      Hello Furkan,
      It’s not so much about how many hours you spend on your site but how much you can produce during those hours. If you are blogging consistently (3-4 times per week), you are doing everything right in terms of SEO, you have an active social media presence (depending on your niche), your are doing your keyword research, writing helpful content and engaging with your readers you could expect to see results after 3-4 months. Nobody exactly can tell you how much time it will take because there are many factors you have to consider and you are in control of your business. That is always a blessing and a curse at the same time. You have to keep trying and working on your website. Patience and persistence are required if you want to succeed online.

  5. Mike says:

    You have set out some great arguments for starting an online business. I suspect more would start one if they could understand how to do it. The ideas of being one’s own boss, working wherever and whenever have definite appeal to most. It’s not easy, but it can be done. Can’t succeed if you don’t start.

    • Nikos says:

      Hello Mike,
      If you want to succeed you have to try first. You are absolutely right on that one. There are many ways to start an Online business and many different business models to choose from. Affiliate marketing is what most people start with and my post about affiliate training marketing programs could help you with that. My #1 choice when it comes to Internet Marketing & Business is Wealthy Affiliate. Great program and you can join for free.

  6. What a timely article for me to come across! You nailed my concerns about starting an online business perfectly, and the clearly laid out the advantages as well. Excellent article!

  7. Jagi says:

    Nice article. Let me tell you I do not have the desire to be the new Mark Zuckerberg. Although I wouldn’t mind earning the kind of income he does. But on another note I agree with you when starting out an online business there are so many things people have to worry about. Especially newbies. My biggest thing when I started out was getting scammed, luckily for some reason I never signed up for any of those. My first one was wealthy affiliate and I’m very happy with it.

    • Nikos says:

      Who wouldn’t like to have Mark Zuckerberg’s income? Like i mentioned in my post the advantages of starting an online business are so many you really can’t afford not to start or at least try creating one.

  8. Money Quickr says:

    A lot of great information. thanks a lot also for the breakdown. I am sure that your readers will love what you have done here with your post. Great job.

  9. Simon Crowe in Asia says:

    Hi Nikos,

    I really believe I have an entrepeneurial spirit and I completely agree with everything you’re saying about starting an online business.

    If you have the choice of starting a normal business or an online business, it just makes sense to go for the lower cost option with the greater potential of reach and income.

    It’s true what you say though – there are lots of scams online and this is the trouble I have been having. It’s difficult to find a real business model I can follow.

    I am willing to work hard and I understand you need to be patient because it takes time. What kind of business model would you recommend? If I can find a straight road to run on I will with determination and passion. Thank you very much.

    • Nikos says:

      Hello Simon,

      Well i believe one the best ways to start earning money online is affiliate marketing. You should try that first and if you need help creating a profitable affiliate website you can check the online training programs i mention in this post.

      Thank you for your commnet.

  10. Holly says:

    This is a good article, and you are correct so many do shy away from actually taking the plunge and starting an online business because there is a stigma that they will fail or they will get their fingers burnt or even just a that will never work for me mentality. 

    It is not an easy thing to do, but not because it is not actually easy.. I think a lot of people try and fail because they give up too soon, they expect to see results straight away but forget that an online business is still a business in its own right and it takes a lot of time to start getting up and running and the results are slow but in the long run are worth it when it finally all pays off.

  11. Daniel says:

    I must say that your article definitely helped me primarily with giving me the motivation to continue with my online business. Just like you said, it is not easy but it is definitely possible. I know so many people who will say that it is impossible to earn on the Internet but it is, I earned my first $$ through my website. Strong will and persistence are crucial.

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