Finding a Place to Start

By Colin Bettin

You wake up one day and decide that you want to earn a living on line.You are not entirely sure what to do or how to go about doing it. Well, I’m going to try to help you find a place to start. This is by no means a fool proof plan. It will help get you off the ground heading in the right direction in the least amount of time possible.

Sit down and write down your hobbies, interests and skills. Sometimes these three things may be one and the same, but in other cases there Sometimes these three things may be one and the same, but in other cases there will be some very diverse things going on here. For example, my skills are public speaking and motor sports. However, those aren’t my only interests. I am interested in music,history, travel and a number of other things. As for hobbies, I collect CDs, DVDs, watch TV (far too much my wife tells me!) and do quite a few things outside of work to keep me busy

While I like music, I cannot play an instrument. However, I know enough about music to write on the subject. So that’s always a possibility.

Why do I suggest that you do this? It’s simple. I know the idea of making money, even lots of money, can appeal to many folks. But let me tell you something, making money is not the be all and end all. If you don’t really enjoy what you’re doing, you’re going to end up hating it. When that happens, you will eventually stop doing it, no matter how much money you’re making.

Once you’ve listed all your hobbies, interests and skills, the next step is to go through them all and see how you can turn one of them into a money making business. I stress the word ONE because you don’t want to get involved in too many things, at least not in the beginning. Building an online business when you’re first starting out takes a lot of time and concentration.You can’t be dividing your efforts between multiple things. Ultimately, you’ll end up getting nothing done at all.

Now, the key here is to pick something to concentrate on that you’re going to have a chance of making money with. As much of a shock as this may come to you, just because you’re interested in something doesn’t mean the rest of the world is, or for that matter, enough people to make that interest worth pursuing. So you have to do some research on the subject. Go to forums and other sites. Find out if people are talking about this interest of yours. See if they’re having a problem that needs to be solved. If they do, find a way to solve that problem. That’s really what it all comes down to in a nutshell. You find a problem that a group of people are having and you solve it. It’s as simple as that!

Colin has help thousands of people worldwide get started in very successful online businesses. Get a copy of his free report on” How to start and profit from your own Internet business” at or get your own “Start-up kit” at