Episode #200
How easy it can be to set up an online business

It’s stupidly easy to set up an online business.


Scribbled Shownotes

P.S. I semi-scripted today’s episode: here’s the script.

  • When you’re stuck in a rut
  • It’s easier to look and see that the grass is greener on the other side
  • Today, I’m here to tell you that it is
  • And I’m here to show you how easy
  • How unbelievably, ridiculously easy it is
  • To set up an online business
  • Today, right now.
  • Seriously, you’re not going to believe how easy this is.
  • I don’t care how much you know right now
  • Even if the only thing you can do is open your email
  • Within a couple of hours, you could make a website
  • If I look back 15 years ago to when I started this website stuff
  • You used to have to make them yourself
  • Well, sort of. I made my first website in something called Dreamweaver
  • Which was really just an upgraded FrontPage
  • And if you remember that, you’re an old sad geek like me.
  • Back then, websites would take a couple of hours just to make something basic
  • Now, you can go to something like WordPress.com
  • Or squarespace
  • Or Wix, or a million other things like that, and have a website online in 20 minutes
  • No kidding, no exergerating. I could teach my dad to do this stuff.
  • I could teach my dad to make a website in 20 minutes.
  • And with a website, comes a business.
  • Or at least, a potential business.
  • There’s loads of ways to setup on online business.
  • You’ve got the obvious ones like e-commerce
  • Selling a product online, then shipping it and stuff like that
  • Then you’ve got less obvious ones
  • Like being an online personal assistant for people
  • Which are sometimes called virtual assistants
  • And then there’s things like SEO consultants
  • Business coaching
  • Social media
  • And stuff like I do, selling websites
  • We started Genius Division with nothing more than a couple of computers and desks
  • And a website, obviously
  • From that website we sold our services
  • But we never really directly sold from the internet as such
  • We sold through contacts we already knew and the network we’d built up
  • But we did, and still do, sell websites
  • And in some way, ours is an online business
  • As I’ve been banging on all week, it pains me so much to see people not realising this
  • Not realising the potential of the internet, and all the crazy different businesses you can setup on it SO EASILY
  • If there’s any takeaway from this week of the power of the internet episodes its simply this
  • The internet is massive
  • And you could be making money from it as well
  • If you’re stuck in a job you hate or you want to change
  • I’ve got thousands of people who I could show you who make money purely through the internet
  • At all levels, from making a couple of quid a month through to making millions
  • The internet is really damn powerful
  • And I hope you can realise that in some small way, and start to take advantage of it too
  • I’ve linked to an article in today’s show notes that talks about online business ideas.
  • It’s here http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/4572-online-business-ideas.html
  • There’s all sorts of crazy stuff in there
  • And I hope you find something that might suit you.

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