I have recently shifted my focus to controlling the land which my businesses are built on
Currently I have several businesses and others that I am in the process of building. Initially when I started I sold items on ebay and amazon. Of course I don’t own those platforms!
They are a GREAT opportunity! BUT (and it’s a big BUT!), I can always be kicked off of these platforms and instantly lose my income.
Now I don’t want to focus on the downside too much as the upside is you use a ready made platform to generate instant income.
The SMART long term strategy though is to use the income generated from these entry level businesses to OWN YOUR OWN REAL ESTATE.
What You Can Own
1. Your email list
Building a list of people who are interested in what you have to say and that you have TOTAL control of is still the most secure and tried and true method. Using services like mailchimp and aweber are excellent and though they are paid services, you REALLY own them. Nobody can take it away from you.
2. Your own website
You pay for the hosting, you design the website or pay someone to do it, and you own the domain name. NOBODY can take it away from you. You will have to generate your own traffic and build your own following but a website and email list are really the most secure forms of online real estate to develop your own business. It’s not easy though and takes a lot of work but it’s really all about CONSISTENT work everyday. Even 15-20 minutes a day building your own online digital real estate is worth it.
I have started artful earning as my own site and integrated it with my mailchimp email account.
Thanks for reading, hope it helped 🙂