Hm? Who's The Online Business Dude?
Hi - I'm Tim, an online marketer originally from Germany and the founder of Online Business Dude.
I believe every one of us should run their own online business so that we can live an independent and fulfilling life, making a living doing work we love.
But it wasn't always an easy path for me...
A Short Story About Me
After digging in several "make money online" methods for years, I've really had it.
I still wasn't making a significant income and it never was consistent enough to live a relaxed, sustainable, healthy and fun lifestyle.
The same advice was presented to me over and over, but for some reason the described methods of making money online or generating (passive) income wouldn't work for me personally.
But I Kept Trying Because I Had A Goal
If you still are part of the rat race and employed right now, you know exactly what I mean: Job security is a joke.
And even if you like parts of your job (just over broke), the reality is:
Working for the man - sorry, but it's just the truth - plain sucks.
My personal goal and why I love doing this: Total Freedom!
That's why I didn't want to work full time as a freelancer or remote-worker, because that woudn't be true freedom the way I see it.
The Solution: A Real Online Business
The ultimate way to generate a consistent online income needed to fulfill the following qualities and attributes:
I wanted to build a real business and had enough of these shady "quick money making methods"
They were presented by people with very questionable backgrounds.
And I simply couldn't trust most of them.
Most of these heavily promoted "make money online methods" were short-lived anyway because they relied on loopholes that would soon be fixed.
But I never gave up, I never stopped learning and over time I developed some very valuable skills.
And then, one day, it all came together for me and suddenly made complete sense.
I clearly saw why I was struggling before.
Finally, I've found a way of earning a living online through a profitable, sustainable and scalable business model - ticking all the boxes above.
Why Would You Share "Your Secret" With The World?
That's a fair question, I would be very skeptical myself. Here's my answer:
First, truth to be told: The "make money online" / "business opportunity" industry is an extremely competitive, but at the same time a very lucrative niche.
So, before you even ask: Yes, I generate an online income by recommending and selling products.
Now that we have this out of the way, let's dig a little deeper:
The "Average Guru" In This Industry Is NOT Going To Tell You The Truth
Chances are, he's making way more money from selling you courses and tools than putting his own advice into practice.
Many of these "gurus" only live in the make money online niche, and they are exclusively in the business of selling theoretical, useless "secrets" and overpriced, low-quality tools.
You don't need any of that to make money online.
For the most part, they don't put their own advice into practice and oftentimes even don't use their recommended tools. Honestly, it's just shady.
But You Can Still Learn From These "Fake Gurus"
If they're successful at selling info-products, courses and software for example, watch how they're doing it.
Don't pay too much attention to the promoted product itself, but carefully observe how they're marketing their products.
Of course, the same gurus happily serve every couple of days a "new, super easy, no-work-involved, all done-for-you, just press the button, get-rich-quick and make tons of passive income in seconds and forever"-method to everyone who's looking for the next shiny object.
Instead of buying into the next shiny product, here's what I suggest instead:
Modelling What Really Works
Create a solid, sustainable, value-driven business by learning the basics, developing the necessary skills and building everything on proven fundamentals.
And then: Sticking to it until you make it work.
But I digress.
Secondly, and as you can hear from my tone, I just can't stand the average guru in the "make money online" / "business opportunity" / "internet marketing" world.
Don't Be Fooled By "Quick And Easy"
A lot of fake gurus are shady, many are greedy, and most don't posess any moral standards.
That's why I feel obligated to spread the truth and help as many people along the way as I can so they don't fall for these scams.
Don't feel bad if - for a while - you followed the wrong person or the wrong path.
I made this mistake myself.
Sometimes it's tough to distinguish between what's true and what's complete B.S.
Especially when just starting out.
The Truth Is: There Is NO SECRET
But you can learn what has worked for other people.
Learn from them. Learn from their failures. Learn what works for them.
Then model it.
Don't copy, but model what works.
And thirdly, I simply enjoy documenting my findings, publishing articles and notes, networking with like-minded people and sharing what works for me.
I enjoy reading and listening to business books and everything that has to do with online marketing and sales, especially direct response based marketing, traffic generation, lead generation and conversion optimization.
Now it's your turn
Quite the opposite: The fundamentals of how to build a business, how to generate profits and the basics of making money online will remain the same for the most part, even when technology changes.
Actually, once you get the whole/big picture, there's just a handful of activities that you really need to focus on.
In the end, making money online is pretty simple.
Of course it requires some work, but it's not that complicated.
Reach out to me, if you like to
I'm just a normal dude, who fell in love with starting and growing online businesses.
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to send me an email and I will be more than happy to help you out.
Also, we can get in touch via the contact form at any time.
Please see my website and it's content as what I'd tell my own children if they wanted to create a life of freedom and make an independent living online.
And not lose as much time in the process as I did.
All the best for you, stay awesome and I hope we meet in person one day,
Your "Online Business Dude" Tim
Hi – I’m Tim, the founder of Online Business Dude. I run a couple of websites, but here I openly share what works when it comes to starting and growing online businesses. I specialize in content marketing, SEO and PPC, always value first and performance-focused. Let’s get in touch & stay awesome!