How Web Entrepreneurs Make Money

There are three basic ways of earning money which include trading time for money, trading money for money and trading expertise and/or value for money.

Society and the formal education system promote the first method of earning money which involves trading time for money. In other words, you work for someone else for a specific amount of time and then they pay you. Working for someone else drains your energy and you don’t make much money.

The second way to earn money is utilized by a small portion of the population and involves trading money for money. In other words, you are earning money through investing. Investing can be risky because if you lack know-how and reserve funds then it’s probably not wise to invest money in the first place. Therefore, many people can’t even try this option because they only have enough money to pay their bills.

The third way to earn money is the best option. This is the entrepreneurial option which involves trading expertise/value for money. This is the strategy utilized by entrepreneurial experts. You have a flexible schedule, work less, and earn more once you invest enough time upfront to set up your entrepreneurship. You can make thousands of dollars a day with this option.

In order to earn money through trading expertise/value for money you need to first figure out who you are as an entrepreneur and what you can give to others. What information do you have that could help others? You can find value from previous work experience or even from your hobbies. From this you can create your intellectual property.

What is Intellectual property? How big is the market for Intellectual property? Is there room for you in the Intellectual property market? These may be a few of the questions you may have when you are researching the information marketing business. First of all, anyone can create intellectual property. You don’t need to be a philosopher, doctor or lawyer. Heck you don’t even need to be a college graduate. You just need to have an area or expertise, or access to an expert, and a drive to succeed.

Intellectual property combines eCommerce and book publishing. For example, you can write and sell an eBook on the Web via your own website or through an affiliate program that you set up. Recent research has found that approximately 6 out of every 10 American adults surf the Web on a daily basis seeking out entertainment and education, as well as to shop for products.

Plus a lot has changed from the early days of the Internet. One such change is the confidence with which people use the Web. They are more comfortable buying online today than in the past. The market accessed through the Web is global and encompasses millions of people, so you can be comfortable in knowing that the information marketing business has room for everyone!

When you market on the Web, you market to your niche. Therefore, you don’t have to worry whether or not your neighbor will want to buy your product. The Web opens many niche markets for you.

If creating and selling intellectual property on the Internet is so simple, why isn’t everyone doing this? The simple answer is that formal educational systems and previous societal beliefs are at fault. In our youth, we are taught to finish school and then “find a good job” which translates to become an employee at a company. The entrepreneurial spirit is not promoted; in fact it is almost shunned.

Don’t let societal beliefs stop you from pursuing your goals. The intellectual property market is wide, diverse, and ready to fill your bank account, if you are ready to meet the challenge of entrepreneurship, work hard and pursue your goals diligently.

Catch the Spirit of the Entrepreneur

Grabbing opportunities with open arms is often easier to talk about than to actually do. Most people find themselves dreaming about being rich but never actually doing anything about it. A combination of procrastination and ‘what if’ syndrome can cripple your creative spirit and might mean your idea will never become a reality.

Socrates said “Action equals knowledge’. He was one of the greatest philosophers of our time. What he meant was that it is through action that we achieve results. For example, you could think about learning a foriegn language for months, imagining the holidays you will take and the people you will communicate with. You can dream forever but accomplish nothing unless you actually make the effort to start taking lessons.

Much like the martial arts approach, the idea is to take action immediately and avoid over analyzing the situation.

Do you want to start your own business but are afraid of what kinds of things can go wrong? What if your initial investment doesn’t pay off? There are millions of things that could go wrong, but likewise there are many things that can go right! Fear can be paralyzing. When thinking about starting a business, particularly if you keep waiting for the right time. There will never be a perfect time. It’s now or never when it comes to starting your own business.

Overcoming your fear is a step by step process.

  • Do you have a clear idea of what kind of business you want to start? A clear plan will help keep your worries at bay.
  • Do you have access to the resources you will need? This includes the necessary start up cash as well as anything else you will need.
  • Do you have access to clients or do you know enough about marketing basics to ensure you will have enough interest in what you are offering?

Just like anything else – taking action is the most important part. Make an itemized list of what you feel needs to be done in order for you to start that business you always dreamed of.

Prioritizing your list will help too. Don’t wait for all your ducks to be in a proverbial row before you begin but make sure you have all the basics covered. Don’t wait for that ‘perfect someday’. Make an imperfect start.

Don’t over think everything. Sometimes the best approach is to just jump into the deep end.

Don’t wait to start discovering your own entrepreneurial spirit. Take action today!