Should I Begin The Journey Of Starting An Online Business?

Even though I was in the IT industry for 10 years before I went for a 12 years hiatus, the first question that came to me when I started this online journey again was..

Am I too old to do this?

Some of you, your question may be “am I too young?”

Well, I’m glad to be able to tell you, that starting an online business is not an age thing.

Doing an online business is about building trust with the type of people you come in contact with. There will always be a niche (or group of people) you can do business with regardless of your age.

Because there is always people who will be like you and who can relate to you if you have something genuine to share with them.

You have to be honest about who you are, get yourself out there and build the trust.

Trust is built on the authenticity of who you are, not who are not. The good news is that “who you are” is based on something you really have. Not what you do not.

How about start up $capital?

Do I need a lot of money to start with? Let me be honest about how much I spent in the first 3 months of starting my online business using Wealthy Affiliate, our Club’s #1 recommendation.

1st Month:
$49 for education and website hosting
$13 for a year domain name.

2nd Month:
$49 for education and website hosting
$5 for work on designing my website logo with Fiverr (optional)

3rd Month:
$49 for education and website hosting

As you can see, the only recurring cost is only the $49 monthly fee. And that program gives you everything from education, a community that supports you and hosting of the site.

I am in the premium program which has the occuring fee but Wealthy Affiliate has a Starter program which will cost you $0, that’s right ZERO dollars for the first 2 websites on Siterubix (that means no personal domain).

That starter account gives you ALL the training, apremium member enjoy. *I opted for the premium because of the community help and coaching that it offers. If you just want to start, the cost is virtually NO Cost.

So costs should not hinder you from starting something here.

How about time?

Will you have the time to do it? I know Ewen Chia, and many other online success stories started with 2 hours after work every day to do it. I spend like 0.5 hours to 2 hours a day with a day job and many people are spending different amount of time seeing results at different rate. I would say that as long as you are able to consistently give some time to this, it will work for you.

How long will it be before you can see success?

From 6 months to 3 years depending on the level of work and the consistency you put in.

So finally, having debunk all the about myths about age, cost and time. Is this journey for everyone?

I will be lying to say yes, so I have to say No! It’s not.


It’s not for those who have a sudden dream to be rich

It’s not for those who do not enjoy selling by helping people

It’s not for those who gets distracted easily by other means of making a living.

Basically its not for people who’s impatient and cannot wait.

But I have to also say Yes! It is.


It’s for those who has a long seeking dream to do it.

It’s for those who can sell by helping people solve their problems.

It’s for those who is willing to put in the effort to see success.

It’s for those who enjoy copywriting or don’t mind learning how to do it

(Optional) Those who like to work with others in teams to see greater success.

Basically, the most important thing, it is for those who is humble to learn and grow to be a better self everyday.

Should you begin the Journey Of Starting An Online Business?

I’ll say that if you are still determined to after reading this post, GO FOR IT.


If you procrastinate, you may miss the opportunity and the drive to start maybe gone forever.

Anyway with our #1 recommendation with absolute free membership, you have nothing to lose.

Click the “Wealthy Affiliate Signup” below, and change your path for the better.

If you want to learn more before you decide, I suggest you start with our Club’s 4 Steps

Let’s start from Step 1: Finding your Niche or What Is Your X Factor?


My 10 years of IT consultancy across multiple discipline (including government, education, health and the non-profit sector) and also my 12 years in the service industry means I can help you champion your online business journey. I can help you develop yourself and your team to navigate your digital transformation.

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