The internet has somewhat opened up a can of worms when it comes to finding the best small business ideas.
See, on one side we have thousands of pages of information on just about any business idea you can think about. But on the other side, if you listen to these marketers and authors … just about every idea under the sun is fool-proof and becoming wealthy as a business owner is just about certain and failure impossible.
The thing is, there are too many folks out there on the internet selling hope when what you're often getting is a bag of goods.
The hope that you can soon tell your boss to get lost.
Hope you can work in your pajamas and spend 90% of your time playing with your kids while the bucks pour in the door.
Hope you can buy that fancy car within a month or two.
The funny thing is … it takes more than a $ 47 ebook and a little will to be on your way to millions.
But the fact is, not every business idea is a good one for you personally just because someone shows you the checks they made online.
This "hard sell" of hope is nothing new. In fact, I remember back in my teens being sucked into a local ad where you could easily make thousands of dollars a week in your spare time.
Hey, sounds great to a 17 year old looking for some extra cash.
And sure enough, I go to a meeting where you sit through a dog and pony show and the presenter shows you his actual paychecks! Thousands of dollars a week for doing little work at all.
Today … this same "marketing and sales" process is plastered all over the internet. Big money. Easy work.
"If you have a heartbeat, you can earn millions with this simple, step by step system."
It also raises a question to these so-called gurus …
"Why are not you doing it anymore if it's so easy and lucrative?"
Because it's a heck of a lot easier telling other people how to do it then actually doing it yourself.
Now, beyond the negativity, some business ideas are legitimate and may be a great fit for you. There is information out there that's excellent, helpful, and educational. From seminaries that run in the thousands to simple, $ 29 ebooks that give you just enough information to put you a step ahead of the competition.
But just be careful and make sure you understand what you're getting and who it's coming from. And beyond the information, be sure the business idea is the right fit for you, your personality, and your goals.