As we speak, there are 900 million websites, 250 million blogs, and 175,000 blogs being added everyday. To say there’s a lot of competition is an understatement.
Many people start a website in hopes of building an online business that supports their family. They work hard at this website with excitement for months. After not making traction, not getting many visitors, and not making any money, they quit in frustration.
As the months go on, they tell themself there’s too much competition. While this may be true, there are ways for your business to stand out from the crowd. There are ways to start small and build a business that supports your family.
It took three years, but at the end of 2012 I was able to celebrate my “freedom date.” It took three years, but if I knew back then, what I know now, it would have been a lot sooner.
As you’re reading this I want you to know that no matter where you’re at in the process, you can build a business that supports your family. It’s not going to be easy, but it is possible. Here are five ways you can stand out from all the competition.
1. Don’t take for granted what you know
The thing that I hear constantly, and what I know some reading this are thinking, is “why would anyone listen to me, plenty of people are already saying this.”
We live in a time when there’s a lot of information. However, you would be surprised by what people know. The topic that you think has been covered enough hasn’t. If you are in this online space then there’s a lot of things we all know and get tired of hearing. People that aren’t in this online space don’t know what we see everyday.
I’ll give you an example. Have you ever heard of John Maxwell? Probably everyone said yes. John Maxwell was trying to put on an event here in Maui, but the organizers shot it down because regular people here have no clue who he is. The same goes for any big online person you can name.
We know them, and are used to them, but the non-online world person has NO clue who these people are. If you said Brad Pitt, that’s a different story. You may know someone, your blogger friend might know something, but a majority of people don’t, and need you to teach them. You can still teach your topic to a HUGE audience that hasn’t heard it or hasn’t heard it in the way you teach it. (more…)