In the early 90's, the internet was still in its blossoming stage. Even at that time, people were looking for a good, legitimate Internet business. Many people, including myself, were amazed at how powerful the internet was and what it could do for us.
We have heard many stories about how easy it was to make real money on the internet. There are those stories about people who sold books online from their basement and packed the books by themselves, thinking that they were just starting up and could do the work very easily. Never expecting the power of traffic and without the slightest idea of what was going to happen, suddenly, boom!, here comes an avalanche of people ordering books from their website, something that they have not seen before. I have known this story for many years, and I am sure you have heard this too.
I used to surf the internet and found many business opportunities. These were very interesting for me, and at the same time very confusing because of so many business ideas.
I did not know much about computers then, even until now, but the internet has continued to fascinate me. There was a time when I enrolled in a short computer class, ( those were the COBOL days) but unfortunately was not able to finish it because of my work schedule.
Now I realize that knowledge is very important. The internet is always changing, new things come, some things go, and we should be able to learn as quickly as possible to keep up with change.
If you do not understand something related to what you want to accomplish, then you are stuck, unable to move forward, and you will feel that it is the end of the line for you. So, many people fail in their internet business because of the lack of knowledge and understanding of technical matters necessary to succeed online. For how can a person solve peoblems if he does not understand the situation?
Although there are many types of software on the market nowadays that can help us to work easier, faster, and more effective, there is no substitute for knowledge and continued learning.
If you have limited financial resources and technical knowledge to start a Legitimate Internet Business and you do not know where and how to start, I suggest the following:
Borrow books from the library and read them. ( Books about search engine optimization, affiliate marketing, blogging, internet business, computers, etc.)
Do some research on the internet for free ways to start a business. ( e.g. starting a free blog site).
Join forums, ask some questions, and read the advice of the experts. Many of whom give excellent advice.
Read other peoples blogs and contents of their websites and give them good comments.
Make a list of websites, authors, blog sites, tools, etc. that you think are useful for future use.
Start writing down any ideas that comes to mind, so you will not forget any good ideas that maybe useful.
Join as many social media as you can and build contacts.
There are many legitimate internet businesses out there but first we must get ourselves ready and gain more knowledge before we start.