Most people do not like working for someone else. You work hard and all you get is another day older and deeper in debt. Job security is at an all time low, and you could have no job at all tomorrow. People are looking at different ways to make money.
Many people think of starting a business as an alternative to working hard for an employer, but in all honesty, starting a conventional business in this current economic climate is a big risk to your investment.
So how can I make money?
Information publishing is a good business choice for many people because it offers a relatively easy way to make a significant amount of money by working smart, NOT hard.
The start-up costs are minimal. Write an e-book or guide and convert it into pdf format. Then you need to sell your product. For the beginner, writing sales copy can be daunting but you will get better with practice.
I would suggest that novices list products on Amazon and/or Ebay to start with as they have good user-friendly tools. You will also get a feel for whether there is a market for you product. If you find there isn’t, you have only lost your listing fees which are minimal.
If people are buying your product, you may want to think about hosting your own website. Once again, hosting costs and registering a domain name are not expensive.
So, to sum up, information publishing is a legitimate business with very little start-up costs and minimal risk. If you take it slow and steady, it can really work for you. It does take time but it will definitely be worth it in the end.