Zero Dollars, a Little Talent and 30 Days
I’ve been following an interesting series this week over at Search Engine Guide. One of their authors, Jennifer Laycock, is trying to set up a profitable online venture in the next 30 days and is providing a daily progress report.
One of the beautiful things about the Internet is that it is supposed to level the playing field between the major corporations and the little guy trying to eek out a living on his own from his basement. Many a netrepreneur has managed to go start a company on a shoe string and turn it into a business that generates a nice profit….So, I’ve decided to set up a little challenge for myself and to both blog and write articles on it over the next month. The idea is to try to setup some type of business in my free time and see if I can start to turn a profit in a 30 day period.
Laycock’s articles are a fascinating insight into starting an online business using the many tools that are available for free on the Internet. In fact, her business idea is to produce a range of pro-breastfeeding t-shirts through the CafePress website.
She then goes on to exploit Google’s AdWords system, considers selling via eBay. Jennifer also comes across a host of web design and website promotion issues as she continues to develop her online store – site usability, integrating new features, online reputation management and web hosting. These are some of the issues she has tackled so far.
The series is a fascinating insight into what goes into building a successful online business. It’s a case study in motion – and I recommend you read it all! Here is a list of Jennifer Laycock’s most recent articles.