A lot of people are lured on the prospects of making money on the Internet. They have heard or read about how others are making thousands per month, even more, just by having a website.
Until they actually start and find that it is not actually easy.
Success on the Web depends on a lot of factors:
– Do you already have a business model — e.g. do you know what to do? The first thing is to identify what you really want to do, and determine how you think you can compete in that space.
– Research about what people want that are not being addressed by existing sites. Unless you are starting a totally new concept, chances are high that competition in your space already exists. How are you going to compete with them and what new things are you going to bring that they are currently not giving?
– Look at the technologies needed. Determine and evaluate the technological requirements, and assess how you will provide it. Do you know how to program? What does the business needs to have to actually run? How do you maintain it? If you have the resources, it would be easy to just hire programmers to help you create the site. But if you don’t have the know how and the resources, then it will be very hard to see your plans into fruition.
– Think of scalability. If you are anticipating a popular site, you can’t use free web hosting. Even if you start with a shared hosting, think of how you can be able to accomodate thousands of visitors coming in daily. You need to think of that from the get go.
How easy is it to create a successful website? It can be easy if
- you know what you want;
- you have an idea of what you need;
- (c) you’ve got the knowhow to make it happen.