With the Internet, many of have learned to develop profitable businesses that involve little start up costs, fewer production costs, and very little if any overhead.
We all got caught up on just how easy it was to build a business online, and having the global outreach to be able to connect with thousands, if not millions of potential customers all over the world certainly made us sit up and pay attention.
But just how easy is it to build a successful online company?
In every market and industry, you're swarmed with competition. Even ranking in Google for your chosen keywords can be a time consuming and frustrating process.
That's not to say that you can't make a living online with a website and product line of your own, you can, but we've become so narrow minded with believing that in order to become a successful entrepreneur, our main focus should always start and end with the Internet.
It's simply not entirely true.
Think of all the countless businesses in your local area.
How many of those people would benefit by having a web presence?
Now, think again about the sheer number of mom & pop shops that don't have a presence and calculate how much money you could make if you were the bridge that connected their business with the world wide web.
When you think about how many customers are right there at your fingertips, and you begin to focus on how you can build a profitable business just by helping them expand their own business, you will quickly discover the quick and easy recipe to success.
With offline business there is far less competition. Unlike online markets where you are forced to elbow your way through the massive crowds just to get your food in the industry, with offline marketing, you are your only competition.
There is likely to be less resistance as well since these companies see you as their connection to broadening their outreach and taking their business to a whole new level.
Plus, by being able to connect with someone personally rather than having to outsource or hire the work out to an anonymous company or service online, you will be able to develop sincere relationships with your clients who will come to rely on you for helping their business grow in a whole new way.
But it's certainly not new to you right?
You already know how lucrative having an online presence can be and even if you don't know how to do all of the different services that you will begin to offer local businesses, you already know exactly how to outsource this to seasoned professionals and freelancers.