Online Business Success: How Do You Know You’re Ready?

In This Article:Discover why you’re not making money online
Find out what you need to succeed with your Online Business
Learn the single thing that successful online marketing businesses doMost people think they are ready for success. After all, that’s why you’re going into an online business in the first place – to be successful, make a lot of money, travel the world and have the freedom of time to do what you want, when you want, where you want, with who you want AND do it all in your underwear if that’s what floats your boatSo, the business entrepreneur, or would-be entrepreneur, conjures up this image in their head and starts the process of their online business adventure. For 90% of them, it looks like this:Do a search online for “How to make money online”
Read everything they can about how to be successful with an online business
Go to various events about making money online
Purchase and read books about business people that are successful online
Attend various free and paid webinars about online marketing which gets them excited
Read everything they can about how to set up a website and how to market their online business
Pick out a real cool name for your “soon-to-be-one-day-I’m-gunna-have” business
Go to Vista Print and design their business cardThen…one year later they are sitting there without a website, without a business, and without a clue about why they are not making money online!Why is this?Well…do you see the overlying theme in every step that was taken above?90% of the people that are trying to make a living on line never get past the “information collection” stage. There is so much to learn and so many places to go to get that information, a newbie often feels like they have to know it all and get it just perfect before they even put up their first WordPress site.This is a huge mistake for Online Marketing! As Melinda Emerson says in her recent article “Are you Ready to Finish the Year With a Bang?””Done is Good Enough. Your small business brand will evolve over time. Don’t be one of these people who have not released your new website or newsletter because you are still messing with your logo or layout. No one cares about your logo but you, and you can always revise it later. Just get it out there. Get feedback, and adjust your branded as needed. You are supposed to cringe at the original art work years later.”The internet moves fast…which is both good and bad!Bad – because if you don’t start doing what you want to be doing RIGHT NOW then by the time you get around to it you are going to have to spend a lot of time trying to beat out your competition that was willing to step up and take action…on “your” idea!Good – because if you do start doing what you want to be doing RIGHT NOW, and it’s not “perfect”, you can always go back and correct it later (ie..colors on your website and silly stuff like that). AND, you can start to get your message and your information and your contributions out there a heck of a lot sooner. And, you can start making money in 30 days instead of 30 months.Here is just one example: If you are struggling with how your website will look, answer me a single question. Look at your home and tell me if the color of paint on the walls, the style of furniture, the dishes you eat from, the sheets on your bed, and the towels in your bathroom are all the exact same now as they were from the day you moved into your very first place.Probably not!What was probably more important when you looked at your first home was that it worked for you and your lifestyle, right? Same thing with your website. Make sure it works (people can get to it) and make sure that you have something interesting for them to look at when they get there (content)That’s it! Tweak and improve as you go along.At the end of the day, most people hold themselves back as a result of fear: Fear of failure OR Fear of success.If you cannot take action right now with your online business, then I challenge you to face your fears and deal with them. There are a lot of people out there waiting for you to share your talents and expertise…Get To It!Focus on one thing, one method of Internet and Online marketing – learn it, be sure it works for you, perfect the system, and then outsource it for efficiency before you look for the next shiny thing.

How to Decide What Is the Best Online Business To Make Money Online?

Every day thousands of people start a new journey on the internet – a journey to make money online. At the same everyday thousands of people quit their online ventures because they couldn’t make any money online from their businesses.The success rate at internet marketing is barely 5%, which means that about 95 people of the 100 who started an online business fail and quit their businesses.
Why is the failure rate so high?
What is the reason for so many people failing on internet marketing?
What business is the best to make money online?
These are questions that you will have in your mind when you venture out to start an online business. Let’s find answers to these questions.People fail at something because they do not have a fool-proof plan. In fact most people do not even have a plan. They just wake up at the wrong side of the bed one day and decide that they need to do something and set off to do it. Will they succeed? No, they will never.This is precisely the case with internet marketing as well. People consider internet marketing to be a cakewalk and just set out to start an online business without any real plan. The result – failure.95% of the people starting an online business do not really think that they are starting a business. A conventional business requires a lot of investment and a lot of planning. Since a conventional business has an investment in monetary terms attached to it, people tend to consider it serious and give it the attention that is required.But an internet marketing business does not require an investment. There is no monetary risk attached to it and hence planning gets the least importance.In order to be successful in Internet marketing, you need to take it seriously and treat it with the same conviction and honesty that you would have treated a conventional business with.Now you will have realized that irrespective of what kind of business you are getting into on the internet, you will be able to make a lot of money, if you are serious about the business and if you have planned things well.People who have expertise in some field or, the other start online business based on their expertise. For eg: there are lots of people who offers services like web designing, SEO, Social media marketing etc. But for people who do not have a service to offer, there are other things like blogging and affiliate marketing that can help them to make money online.Affiliate marketing is something that is the easiest to start and also helps make a lot of money online. If you can follow instructions and ensure that you do not deviate from it, then affiliate marketing is the way forward.