Chapter 26. So How Do People Make Money Online?

There are a lot of different paths you can go down when planning a successful Web business or strategy. The trick is to figure out which one is right for you and your specific situation. However, before you pick the one that is right for you, it's important to take a step back and define your short- and long-term goals, otherwise, you may find yourself spending years of time working on something that could be a big waste of your time.

Everyone has different goals when it comes to building a Web business, and those goals can be divided into short- and long-term goals. For example, you may simply be interested in earning enough money online to be able to quit your job. That's a great short-term goal. However, perhaps the long-term goal is to be able to take the business you build and sell it off someday.

Short-Term Goals to Get Started

Let's consider the scenario that you want to build a Web business that earns enough revenue on a consistent basis that you can quit your job and work for yourself. The very first thing to do is to figure out what it is that you are passionate and knowledgeable about. The truth is ...

Everyone Knows a Lot about Something

Darren Rowse, otherwise known as Problogger.net, slowly and quietly built a million-dollar brand for himself on the Web by becoming the world's authority on how to create and profit from a blog. How did he do it? It all started with a domain name and a passion for blogging, which he then built ...

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