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Work At Home Without Being A Web Genius

Nov 1, 2007
At one time, a website business owner needed a website, understanding of HTML, and time for Internet marketing. Then they needed a product that people wanted to buy. Now, people are starting Internet businesses without websites, without understanding anything about programming or code, with no knowledge of Internet marketing, and with no product to sell.

These people are learning a skill and using it to help others solve problems, or by bringing people together. This can seem like a contradiction to many people who are not familiar with the nuances of cyberspace, but the truth is, the Internet is driven by content. However, it is difficult for many people to find that content. This is where smart people can create their own business opportunity.

The first thing to do is find a niche. This is also where most people fail. Many people have a general idea of what they want to do. In a lot of cases, they have some education or life experiences to draw on. They spend several months building their business only to realize too late that no one is interested.

This is true of niches like pet care, parenting, gardening, and car repair. On the other hand, handling debt, real estate and stock investing, and creating content are hot and will continue to be hot for many years to come.

Most people have the right idea, but they use it the wrong way. They may buy a course or product that will teach them how to handle debt, invest in real estate without using any of their own money, or make money on the stock markets. Then, they start a blog that does nothing more than rehash the information they learned.

Instead, they should be using that information to help people connect with the services they need. There are millions of people on the Internet every hour - most are looking for information. Most of these have no idea how to find that information. In steps someone who has a good understanding of the topic, knows how to solve problems, and knows how to connect people with the products and services needed to solve their problems.

This is easier than it sounds. All the business owner needs to do is talk. Participating in forums, writing articles for newsletters, and commenting on blogs can all help people solve problems. As this happens, they come back to the business owner's squeeze page, website, blog or affiliate site.

Skipping the 'I must have my own website' ideal, and just posting a tracking link around the web is one of the easiest ways to make money. However, you need to have a good understanding of the topic you are discussing. You should also be able to review and suggest information and products to people who need help.

Connecting services and information with people who need that information can grow into a vast business. Think of it this way. Each night the business owner participates in 10 forums and leaves 10 links. They do this five nights a week, generating 50 links a week. This is 2500 links a year, each of them a potential sale's tool. When someone follows the link, the business owner makes money.

Now, this is not the only business opportunity that lets people build a business without owning their own website, or knowing how to program content management systems, but it does offer some food for thought. Instead of discounting some of the programs on the internet as a waste of time, scam, or over-worked, take a second look and see how that product or service can make money, for you.
About the Author
Mark Walters is a third generation entrepreneur and author. He offers free training and investing videos designed to speed you towards financial independence at http://www.CashFlowInstitute.com
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