Most things require up-front effort.
That applies on a large scale, like building a business and it applies on the smallest of smallest scales like getting dressed on a morning.
When you get dressed. Its effort. You might not notice it now because it’s a habit (hopefully). But it’s still up-front effort.
You need to think about what to wear, you need to iron a shirt and trousers, you need to tie your shoes, put your coat on. It’s all an up-front effort so that you can leave the house.
But, once the effort has been put in, you reap the rewards for the rest of the day. Once it’s done, it’s done.
The same can be said for any venture you’re likely to get involved in. You’ll need to dedicate some hard, messy, grinding time to set it up.
Once it’s up and running, it’s easy. It’s just management of the maintenance.
Most people don’t reach the point where it gets easy to manage because they don’t have what it takes to stick out the up-front investment.
Don’t fall in love with the idea of having it, get smitten on the practice of building it.