A man who has been on my list for almost a year emailed me yesterday. He told me that he was still not making any money online and wanted to know what I would recommend. I receive emails like this one on a regular basis, so I answered him the same way I answer everyone.
I asked him what his niche was and where I could take a look at his blog.
Most of the time I never hear back from the people who write to me. I’m not exactly sure why that is, but that is how my business goes. In this case, the man did respond back to me rather quickly.
He told me that he is a perfectionist and couldn’t possibly choose a niche or start a blog until he had done considerably more research.
I wrote back and told him this:
You must be working on something in order to have something to perfect! Perfectionism is a huge problem for many people, and even was for me when I was just starting an Internet business, but you can break yourself of it if this is something you truly want to do.
Start somewhere. Anywhere. Choose a niche that interests you and start blogging about it. Give it about thirty days to see if you can ‘find your voice’ in this niche. Then start doing your research. That’s right. Wait until you know that you will be interested enough in this topic to work in it every day. If this is not the case, it will not make any difference whether it is a lucrative niche or not. It will not matter if there are many great affiliate products or not. It will not matter if there are tens of thousands of hungry prospects ready to buy products.
If you do not have at least a modicum of interest in this niche, it will seem like a chore to get started and become profitable. Entrepreneurship is a choice, so choose wisely. And, as for being a perfectionist, get something started so you’ll have something to perfect.