I came across multiple threads here and noticed the same depressing questions and worries over and over again. "Oh its saturated" "My town is small" "People already doing this" Stop procrastinating. Stop those bullsh*t and just dive right in and TAKING ACTION. Nothing will ever going to happen if you just sit there and wait for opportunities to come (and there wouldn't be). If you aren't doing it, someone will. So here are some commonly found excuses and my personal opinion on them: "I live in a small town with low population. I don't know if I should start." If you don't try, you won't know and you will regret. Businesses in small towns/cities need advertising too right? So why wouldn't you give it a try? "This method has already been 2 years, it's probably too late and saturated by now." I can't stress enough on this. Take action. If you don't start, you won't know. New businesses are being registered each day, and there are more and more business owners being acknowledge the importance of online branding & reputation. Sure, they might not know or interested in ORM 2 years ago, but that doesn't mean they won't today, seeing their competitors are doing better than them. Or perhaps, they will jump on it immediately now, noticing how they have XX negative reviews and felt the negative impact. They need to be SAVED! "It's just too much work and mailing is expensive in my country." Are you kidding me? You want to launch a successful business and not willing to invest a tiny bit? Online reputation management probably has the lowest overhead expense in comparsion to others. Even less than SEO, because you don't need SeNuke or SAPE or GSA or even captchas! All you need is to sell, and get those 5-stars reviews & rating for your client using THEIR traffic. Just look around in your city and think about those local brick & motar startups. Their overhead investment is probably at least $xx,xxx (contract lease, hiring employees, insurance etc.); while yours could be just $XX! So your investment in starting an ORM service is NOTHING, and will have a much higher chance to succeed in comparison. "I know someone is already doing it in my city, I don't think I can compete." Competitions are everywhere and in every niche or industry. Even if you are the first person who started it, someone will eventually jump in and compete with you anyways. Just take action and go from there. No one can DOMINATE the entire city. Its easier said than done. Here is the key; BE HONEST & BE RESPONSIBLE to your clients and give them your best. Grow and mind your own business. "I suck at selling / I am too young / I have a pussy voice / My English is no good." Practice is key. If you suck, then practice more. If you need help, go join your local club such as toastmaster or whatever. You can't suck forever. So what's the requirement? Take action. Start today. Stop procrastinating.