You can be sure of your success in starting an online business by following a series of proven steps. This is how I've helped thousands of people start and develop successful companies:
Create a business to fill the need.
The majority of people who start on their own make the mistake, seeking first a great product, and then a market.
Take a look at your competitors' sites to see what they do to meet the demand. Then, you can make use of the knowledge you've gained to develop a product that is already available for a market -- and better than your competition.
A market will increase your chances to succeed. The trick is to locate a group of people who are searching for solutions to a problem, but not finding many results. This type of market research is conducted easily with the internet
Look online for answers to frequently asked questions as well as solutions to problems.
Conduct keyword research to discover keywords that a lot of people are using, but don't have an overwhelming amount of competition from other websites.