Building A Successful Business

Building A Successful Business


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.

  1. Education
  2. Action
  3. Hard Work
  4. Persistence

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.

Hard Work

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.

Published by Harvey Meale

Harvey Meale is an online entrepreneur and the CEO of Email Marketing Tips. It is his mission to fast-track beginners to a lucrative email marketing success


  1. sapna · December 28, 2012

    Hi Harvey

    You nailed it. Hardwork and Persistence is the key. We all need to be persistent in whatever we have visioned to achieve in our life.Many of the people falter here and they are declared “out”.

    Thanks for this great piece of information.


    • Harvey M. · December 29, 2012

      Hey Sapna,

      Good to see you again. Yeah, it’s really quite a simple formula when you think about it. Hard work + persistence = success. The fact is, some people get horribly disappointed when they don’t see the results they envisaged and sometimes they even see backwards trends.

      The key is to cop it on the chin, and move forward.

  2. Neamat Tawadrous · December 28, 2012

    Hi Valentine and Harvey,

    This is a great post. Lots of information. I agree with you that Education is very important but information overload is not fun at all. I have been through it.

    I agree with you it all boils down to hard work and persistence. These are the most important ingredients for success online. The problem is people think it is easier online because of all the hype and fluff they hear about it. I was a victim of those two elements as I was told, it will take me 8-10 hrs a week. I found it to be a whole other story.

    I liked what you had to say about resiliency for those who want to become successful. I agree, resiliency is good here to keep pushing through the lack of immediate results. It is not easy for sure, but doable.

    Thanks for such a great post.

    Be Blessed,


    • Harvey M. · December 29, 2012

      Hi Neamat,

      Glad you enjoyed it! It’s funny how everyone thinks the internet is a quick and easy way to make money. I guess it’s a good way to rat out those of us who are serious.

  3. Garen · January 2, 2013

    Hey Harvey,

    Yeah, I know what you mean online marketing is a real job and takes a lot of hard work. I have sites that took 2-3 years before they started generating any good income. The learning curve for an affiliate marketer is one that can take years to master. Not a fan of forums but having someone that is a trusted marketer is huge. You have to stay up to date with Google and trends too. It makes me sick seeing all these make 100k ebook for $17!

    • Harvey M. · January 5, 2013

      G’day Garen,

      Your point in the last sentence is really important. Too many people are selling knock offs or products that just aren’t unique. Your product is the most important thing at the end of the day. Yeah, we’re marketers, but a good product can really market itself.

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