I met with a student yesterday that asked me about his blog ideas.  “It has never been done…” he told me with excitement.

You can be 99% sure that if it has never been done it is because there is no money to be made doing it.

People often get caught up in the idea – but ideas rarely are the best thing to focus on when you are trying to make money online.  Instead, find a good product or service that is in demand, provides clear benefits and has a solid market target.

Then sell it using business blogging, SEO, Adwords, etc.

Yes, it is that simple. You are not going to become the next Google – but you will be able to grow a real online business and you will get better at it over time.

The best thing is if you already have a traditional business and you simply add a sales process online to your existing marketing.  This is a very cost effective way to grow your business.