Sadly, I see this all too often. People looking towards the internet for a cheap and quick way to make some cash. Frankly, these people couldn’t be more wrong. If you want to make some cheap and quick cash, you’d be better off mowing someone’s lawn or selling lemonade on the side of the street.
Internet marketing, email marketing, and online business. It’s a tough world and very difficult to succeed in. It takes a certain type of person to be successful online. Don’t get me wrong, you can make a lot of money with very minimal work online, but only once you’ve succeeded in the initial stages of running an online business.
So, what does it take to become successful online?
I’ve said this a number of times and will say it again. There are four
principles to a successful online business.
- Hard Work
I swear on my life, if you have these four things, you will be successful online. I promise you. Let’s get started, shall we?
Knowing your way around the web and an internet business model is a necessity. Knowing how you’re going to make your money online is important.
Unfortunately, some people just barge right in expecting to make money in their first week. It doesn’t work like that. You need to know your business model and you need to know your plan. Researching for hours on end is what
it’s all about. You don’t want to get into this if you don’t know the first thing about WordPress.
It’s important here to avoid information overload. This is a very debilitating condition beginners will often find themselves suffering from. There’s so much information out there and knowing what to listen to and act on can be difficult. It’s actually my personal goal as a blogger to alleviate the pressure of information overload.
Did you know that 72% of people who purchase internet marketing products
will never take action? It’s a frightening thought to know that so many people fail before they’ve even begun. Taking massive, consistent action is key here. If you don’t act on your education, you will make no money online,you will not have an eBusiness.
This one’s probably the hardest for most people. Actually no, I’ll leave that for persistence. Let me talk to you a bit about hard work. Sitting in front of a computer screen for hours on end researching your market is hard work. Setting up 14 different pages in one day is hard work. Writing 50 emails to potential partners in a couple of hours is hard work. Going without sleep, that’s hard work.
Too many people are afraid of putting in the hard yards. They think the internet is a ’2 hours of work a day’ solution to their money making woes.
Well, it’s not. At least not yet. One day, when you’ve put in all the hard work, yes, maybe. But until then, you’d better be prepared to work your butt off!
Now this one is the hardest. See what I wrote in the ‘Hard Work’ section?
Imagine doing that for days, weeks, and months on end. Before you see a single sale. Most people give up after a few weeks of seeing nothing. Those who become very successful online have a certain sort of resilience that allows them to push through the lack of immediate results.
These people can foresee the future. These people know that by continuing
their hard work day in, day out, they will be successful eventually. That’s the sort of mindset you need.
Hopefully I’ve inspired you today to get to work on your online business.
Remember, it ain’t going to be all sunshine and rainbows. It will be a rough and bumpy road. But the road to online business success if a very worthwhile one to take. I wish you all the best in your future endeavors.