6 Reasons Why Most People Won’t Start An Internet Business

Let’s face it, a large majority of the population would love to quit their jobs and own their own business. Despite the desire to start an internet business, for one reason or another it never seems to happen. Why?

In this article we’ll look at 6 reasons why people are hesitant to start an internet business.

1. They think they have to be an expert.

Most people just don’t think they know enough to start a business much less start one online. They’re under the assumption that they have to be super knowledgeable about internet marketing before they can get a business up and running.

Nothing could be further from the truth. A large portion of the online businesses currently operating online today are not run by experts. They are run by people who leverage the knowledge of experts in a particular market and outsource most of the work to them.

2. Low self esteem.

Interestingly enough most people don’t think they deserve to be successful and as a result could never see themselves as such. Due to a self defeating attitude based on their own limited perceptions, they basically talk themselves out of success before they have chance to experience any.

3. Money.

The “old school” line of thinking associated with starting your own business is that you need to a huge upfront investment in order to start your own business. With internet marketing you can literally get started for nothing and scale up as your profits increase.

4. Nothing to Sell.

Finding a market for a particular product is not as difficult as some people think, the issue is should a person go after a topic they know nothing about or work with the knowledge they already possess?

The truth is that as long as you’re interested in whatever niche you choose to get involved with you’ll find a level of success. The key is to make sure that people are spending money in that market.

5. Lack of Discipline.

The average person may have a bit of difficulty with this one, simply because society is so distracted with instant gratification that most people can’t concentrate long enough on one thing to see it work.

6. A Pessimistic Attitude.

It is very difficult for the average person to imagine themselves enjoying the profits from a successful business, especially when they may not have had any previous experience in anything else.

Maintaining a positive and forward thinking attitude about the goals that should have been set from the start will manifest itself outwardly by the success one experiences as a result of not giving up and plugging away relentlessly until they’ve succeeded.


Starting an internet business is not as difficult and overcomplicated as some make it out to be, but it is essential to have a plan of attack in place, so that all you have to do is simply follow the plan.

24 Responses to “6 Reasons Why Most People Won’t Start An Internet Business”

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  • You make some good observations. I think that the biggies are: Need to Be an Expert and Nothing to Sell, with a little “Lack of Discipline” sprinkled in. At least those are the reasons that prevent me from jumping in.

  • Vacation rentals on November 30, 2009

    Great post. Small things always add up and make a big effect

  • Charities on December 3, 2009

    Need to Be an Expert and Nothing to Sell, with a little “Lack of Discipline” sprinkled in.

  • Really wonderful piece of information and I appreciate
    it that you share something so useful with the readers of this blog.

  • I’ve been thinking of setting up an online business. I think the reason why I havent started it yet is because I’m afraid that I’ll just waste my effort… I’m going to change this attitude though. I’m planning to launch my business next year.

    Wish me luck!

  • dissertation buy on December 5, 2009

    Thanks a lot for a bunch of good tips. I look forward to reading more on the topic in the future. Keep up the good work! This blog is going to be great resource. Love reading it.

  • Fear. Fear of Failure. Lack of Confidence, people have to grow into that-
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  • I guess the pessimistic attitude will always in the number one.

  • Great post! Let me just add my observation, In my opinion, the reason why most people won’t start an online business because they don’t know where to start, they don’t know what to do,they are afraid to take risks. Good thing there are post like this that guide people on starting their online business.

  • Some people do business. but not online business. They hesitate because of complexity in online business

  • Parminder on December 9, 2009

    Yes i agree to all your points and it is very true that people back off from doing such business. Its a fear of going through a loss and being down under. Good post and will help people to find their difficulties.
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  • stellamary on December 10, 2009

    Really you have done a good job.I thank u.. because I have the all thoughts in my mind to start a online business.As per your post, is not important the expertness for this online business.Because I am an average in the computer efficiency..can I?If so,I believe you will inform me about the special needs about the business process.thanks.

  • Most people would ‘convert’ (heh) once they find out about how much capital they would need to start an Internet business (none). It does take a lot of dedication though.

  • Clayton Shumway on December 18, 2009

    I like #1. I’d say a VERY slight percentage of people who start an online business are actual experts. Learning comes by doing!

  • Fantastic site, I really like your writing style. Very distinctive and to the point.that’s a great deal.thanks for sharing such wonderful one .keep sharing!

  • There are a lot of risks involved in started an internet marketing business. But the business where risk is involved is the business where u can achieve a great amount of success.
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  • Antony on December 20, 2009

    Hey, nice observation you got there! I think people don’t start internet business because they are lazy!
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  • life coach on December 20, 2009

    Risk is the main factor for beginners..I think this all factors are definitely in the mind of beginner…thanks for sharing post..
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  • Online Printing on December 21, 2009

    All of the 6 factors can be overcome because these are not very big hurdels

  • bankowned on December 22, 2009

    I have the all thoughts in my mind to start a online business.As per your post, is not important the expertness for this online business.Because I am an average in the computer efficiency.

  • Ofcourse all the six factors are the major reason for the people to start the online business. Among them financial factor plays major role in it.

  • Bars and Night Clubs on December 30, 2009

    I think one thing that stops a lot of people is that when they browse the web, they think everything has already been done… Even though there is a website for everything, it doesn’t mean that it is any good…

  • This is an inspirational write-up. With little but dedicated effort, one can make a great fortune from internet marketing business. Thanks a million for this information.

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