Making money online doesn’t have to be hard. You don’t have to be a computer whiz and you don’t have to be an experienced entrepreneur.
There are tons of people like me, who aren’t the smartest guys out there, but we have figured out how to make money online. When I first started out, I was in high school and I had no clue on how to even setup a corporation or where to start. But, I figured it out over time.
Just to prove it to you, here are 5 businesses that aren’t just making money online, but their founders didn’t know anything about starting companies when they first started.
#1: Timothy Sykes
As you already know, most people lose money trading stocks. Tim on the other hand is really good at studying the market and trading penny stocks. Although he personally isn’t able to make $100,000 a month trading stocks, he figured that he could make a lot more teaching others how to become good traders.
He started TimothySykes.com so he could educate you on the stock market. His knowledge was so well received by that people wanted more information, so he naturally started producing more content. But instead of just giving it away, he decided to charge for this extra information, which is in the form of DVDs.
Tim is making a whopping 1.3 million dollars a year from his blog.
#2: Get a Girlfriend
Mike and Jason are two Southern California kids that specialize in dating. For a living, they teach men how to be attractive. When they first hit me up years ago for business advice, I thought these guys were full of crap and wouldn’t make a penny. Later I met some of their customers and I realized that they were solving a real pain in the market place.
If you fast forward to today, they decided to package up their knowledge in an ebook on their website, How to Get a Girlfriend, and they are now pulling in around $20,000 a month in profit. That’s not too shabby for two guys who start their workday at 11am.
#3: Toon Junkie
Did you watch cartoons like Duck Tales, Digimon and Talespin when you were a little kid? Well Manu Sethi was a cartoon junkie as a kid and he felt that the cartoons these days just don’t compare to the ones that he watched growing up.
He is so passionate about cartoons that he started a business that allows you to share great cartoons you grew up watching with your kids.
Manu paid a developer to create an ecommerce site that primarily sells old school cartoons. Toon Junkie is now pulling in a bit more than $81,000 a month in revenue.
#4: Youporn (NSFW)
A few years ago I got a phone call from a Stanford dropout that decided it would be funny to create a YouTube clone that only had adult videos. He didn’t really have a business model, but he felt you shouldn’t have to pay for adult videos.
When I asked him how he made Youporn so popular, he responded that he gives customers what they are looking for. And that happens to be free adult content.
#5: Bradford and Reed
A buddy of mine, Andrew Warner, wanted to start a business when he was a kid. At that time he didn’t have any money and didn’t even have a decent computer.
He wanted to create a way where people could get free greeting cards online, e-cards. Because with the world moving into the computer generation why can’t we receive greeting cards through email, right?
He decided to take his old J-Crew clothes and return them to get some cash. He then used that money to start an e-greeting card company. He didn’t know how to program or create a website, so he found a business partner that could deal with the technical end while he dealt with the business side of things.
Within a few years the company started to pull in 38 million a year in revenue and 18 million a year in profit.
By no means am I trying to convince you that creating an online business is easy because for every one of these success stories, thousands have failed. But at the same time you need to realize that it isn’t rocket science.
Instead of worrying about all of the details you just need to go out there and put something up. If you spend too much time thinking about an online business instead of creating one, you’ll never make money.
In addition to that, the people I mentioned above did get lucky to some extent, but the real reason they are all doing well is because they solved a pain in the market place. If you can solve people’s problems, you can charge for it.
- Timothy helps you make money from the stock market.
- Mike and Jason can help you meet women.
- Manu makes it possible for you to watch the old cartoons you once loved.
- The Youporn founder helps you watch adult content for free.
- Andrew Warner made it possible for you to get greeting cards online.
Do you know of any other people who did well online but weren’t computer whizzes?