OK! It’s been a long time since my last blog post months ago in January after a trip to Texas. I have to confess that the Internet Entrepreneur Journey is never easy to me. Ever since I quit my full time job, I have been on and off on many projects. The positive thing is that I am getting closer and closer to what I am looking for.
So I have to take a short break. We went to Hilton Resorts in Tucson AZ. It was a very nice short 3 days weekend. No computer, no cell phone! What a real life!
So where am I up to these days?
First of all, let’s see what I have on my hands. Since I quite my job in 2006, I took 7 months off traveling between Taiwan, Hong Kong and China. I finally settled down again and started something with a friend of mine. Now there are two dedicated ecommerce stores running. There are few other high end cookware, digital camera stores hosted on third party sites. I also host few other blogs. Finally, I started a new project last years in August 2008 to help local business and local residents saving money. If you look around, you will find what I am talking about.
How was I doing? To be honest, all of the site I am running did generate passive income, but they are few hundred dollars here or there. They are covering my cost of hosting, but they are not enough to cover my expensive long term travel plan. Yes. I did make some money, but that is not close to huge money that I can show off here.
Keep plan A going. Since economy is so slow, my ecommerce stores is going slow. Who is going to buy luxury or unnecessary items whey losing their jobs or becoming homeless? I will keep plan A going for another years.
Plan B has born. Plan B always sounds better than plan A. This time, I don’t put profit first. It’s not about making me rich quick any more. I am going to help other people first. Less has learned from the other blogs, which has nothing to do with my journey. It’s all about the readers. These kind of sites did generate better results. So plan B is all about helping other people first.
How do I do now? I have to say that plan B is already making profit even it’s not fully implemented. I have the plan B idea since August 2008. It took me almost half year to development the foundation. It’s still not completed done, but it has generate a small revenue at the moment. Again, it’s not about how to get rich quick. It’s about helping other people first. If I can help other people reach their goals, I bet they are willing to pay me for the result.
Where am I going? It’s time to take plan B out of Beta. Gotta get the payment processing module finished so I can start charging the services I offered to the customers. Without the payment process, nothing will become real.
To be continued … I promise!