It's Saturated! It's Too Late! It's Too Competitive.
"It's too late, the web is saturated. It's just too competitive..."
How many times have you heard that. Maybe you've even thought it. I certainly have.
But, the internet is barely a toddler... in fact, the majority of websites that dominate your niche may only be a few years old.
One day that may not be true, but right now, TODAY... it's beachfront property for anyone willing to wake up, sit at the keyboard, and just take it!
How many people stay stuck in a job or career that makes them miserable for ten, twenty, thirty... even forty years simply because they can't wake up a couple hours earlier and do something that'll change their life forever?
Of course, it's not that they can't. It's not even that they won't.
It's usually because they don't know what to do.
But even when they do know what to do, they're probably worried it's not going to work and who wants to waste their time on something that won't work, right?
Being too late to the party is one of those worries.
There are so many unknowns which is why the traditional "go to school and get a job" path is so comfortable. It might not be the life you want, it might not even be life you like, but it's considered safe and normal. It's what everyone else does.
And it's good that others follow that path...
One... we'd be in trouble if everyone quit their "job" and despite the "make-money-online" hype and promise of a better life... the working world isn't all bad for all people (there are even some days I miss it... especially the people).
Another reason it's not all bad is because that means there's less competition online than you may think. How many people do you know personally (in the OFFLINE world) who make their money online?
Probably not many. Most have a job.
Just in my neighbourhood there's easily ten thousand people (more than a thousand just in my daughter's school with two more schools just up the street).
How many of them have an online business in my niche? Not many (if any at all).
So where is all the competition? Is it really that saturated?
Building Your Business in the "Digital" Suburbs
There are roughly 1.8 billion websites online which is A LOT of websites for sure, but here's the thing...
Only 0.1% of those websites account for 50% of all web traffic according to statistics on Tek Eye.
Furthermore, the vast majority of sites are inactive or abandoned. They are NOT your competition.
The big sites that dominate the internet are also not your competition. At least, not when you know how to build your online business strategically (if you try to build the next Facebook or chase a big niche like weight loss for example, you'll have some difficult competition).
It's estimated that only a few hundred sites actually dominate the web.
And, when you break it down further to your niche (or micro niche) as we're taught here at Wealthy Affiliate, you may only have a dozen or fewer sites you're actually competing with.
In other words, you're not competing with the "entire web". You're only competiting with sites in your niche, which may only be a handful of homes out in the digital suburbs.
The image below is a visual representation of the internet. You're not looking to take over the world, just one small corner of the web where the competition is relatively low and there's enough people hanging out.
I don't mean to say it's easy or you won't have challenges along the way. But as great as it would be to jump in a time machine and start your online business ten years ago... imagine what it'll be like for those who decide to start their journey ten years from now.
They'll be looking back at all the great opportunities that we in 2019 had? They'll be saying, it was easy for you back then because there wasn't as much competition.
I don't know about you, but I'm grabbing my digital beachfront property while there's still plenty to grab :-D