What if you could start a business today that actually interests you? Not a lame business, not something your parents would say sounds like a decent idea, but something that only excites someone like you?
What if I told you that working on that crazy, "just for you" business idea might lead to more success faster than a more generic, "this will probably work" kind of business idea?
In this episode we tell the story of a Fizzler who literally did both and share what happened in each. The results are like a punch in the gut.
In this hour of the podcast we share Chris' story, the reasons behind the results and several eye-opening examples of non-obvious business ideas.
(You know you should subscribe and listen to it on your podcast app on the go, right?) Enjoy!
It’s better to listen on the go! Subscribe on iTunes
“The Art of Low Competition Business Ideas—incredible real world results.”
I've been running Online Passive Income Journey for 10 months. The Fizzle crew always roll their eyes when somebody else shows up with a follow your passion or make money online blog, and with good reason. It's an over-crowded niche full of experts and a newbie will have a heck of a time being heard.
Well, I didn't listen either. I mostly created the blog as a record of what I'm doing and a way to practice so I don't feel like a complete noob when I start blogging in a niche where I can make an impact and where I actually know what I'm talking about and have some level of credibility that I could squander with too ham-fisted a launch.
So I finally launched Sail Mentor a month ago. What a difference!
I wrote a short post with a table to compare the results of months 3-10 (combined) of Online Passive Income Journey vs the 1st month of Sail Mentor. Sail Mentor blew the doors off my older site. In fact, I already have 6 times as many subscribers and I made my first dollar on launch day.
Now, Sail Mentor isn't some sort of huge success or anything, but it's getting real traction and I can actually promote it on social media without being shouted down by all the others doing the same.
I thought it was a really interesting case study in the difference it makes to be credible in your niche and choose the right niche.
|OPIJ (7 months)||Sail Mentor (1 Month!)|
“A fraction of the time in a non-competitive space yielded 10x visitors and 6x subscribers.”
Other low-competition business examples
- Queen Of Snow Globes | Incredible Hand-Made Snow Globes
- Ok! Kimonos — Home
- Illustrated Children's Moments – Bringing the Bible to Life
- Mess Hall Cocktail Company – The cherry your cocktail deserves
- Fly fishing resources and information – Scout & Cast
- Clean Pits Company
- Hooray Mail
““How do I monetize my blog?” Easy, you grab it. ~ Gary V.”
The Top 10 Mistakes in Online Business
Every week we talk with entrepreneurs. We talk about what’s working and what isn’t. We talk about successes and failures. We spend time with complete newbies, seasoned veterans, and everything in between.
One topic that comes up over and over again with both groups is mistakes made in starting businesses. Newbies love to learn about mistakes so they can avoid them. Veterans love to talk about what they wish they had known when starting out.
These conversations have been fascinating, so we compiled a list of the 10 mistakes we hear most often into a nifty lil' guide. Get the 10 Most Common Mistakes in Starting an Online Business here »