4 Keys to Getting Started With an Online Business
Below is a guest post from Jimmy Brown on the 4 keys to getting started with an online business. I’ve known Jimmy for years now…and he delivers some excellent products.
He released the bad news this week – that he is retiring many of his products. Please note he is not personally retiring, just some of his products are as he is simplifying his business. I definitely understand that. Having a large number of products becomes a major issue whenever changes need to be made.
The good news is that he is having special prices on the products before he closes the door on each one. I’ve purchased many of them including his Membernaire Site, Outsource Weekly, and his list building courses (yes I actually bought all of these – not received them as a gift).
If you don’t know Jimmy or haven’t purchased from him before, I’d highly recommend you start with his $10 Homepreneur Habits course available here…
It’s one of the products on sale right now, and it was already underpriced. Most people don’t fail at online marketing because they lack information. They often have too much. They fail because they lack focus and a step-by-step plan. That’s what Jimmy covers in Homepreneur Habits – establishing your plan. Check it out.
Without further ado, here’s Jimmy.
4 Keys to Getting Started With an Online Business
By Jimmy D. Brown
Have you ever wondered why some people never get their businesses off the ground? You see them on marketing forums for years, yet they’re not making any money. They’re spinning their wheels. They’re completely overwhelmed by all the available information on the market… so they end up not taking any action at all.
It’s a common affliction – but it doesn’t have to happen to you. Avoid spinning your wheels by follow these four keys to starting a business…
1. Choose One Business Model
One of the first decisions you need to make is which business model you’ll use to pave your path to success. These include models such as affiliate marketing, making and selling your own information products, drop-shipping products on eBay® and similar models.
So, which one should you choose?
Truthfully, it doesn’t matter. If you’re selecting from a list of proven business models like those listed above (and not some unproven “fad”), then any of them will make money for you. As such, the one you choose depends on your likes, dislikes and your ability to do the required work.
Example: Making and selling your own products is a great model and usually considered one of the most profitable models. However, if you hate doing things like creating products or dealing with customer service issues, then you might not enjoy this model – and thus it probably wouldn’t be your best option.
Point is, choose a model that’s a good fit for you. And once you’ve made your choice, move to the next step…
2. Select One Training Course
Just as there are many models to choose from, there are also many gurus and training courses that can teach you about the model. Again, make a list of proven courses and teachers – and then select just one. It should be more than enough to get you on the path to success.
If you don’t know which course is best, then ask someone you trust for a referral, or ask for a recommendation at one of the forums.
Tip: Yes: Later on, you can purchase additional materials to take your business to the next level. But for now, stick with one course. It’s much better to digest and apply ONE course of action than to get yourself in the middle of “information overload” and get nothing done.
3. Take Action
Now you have a model and you have the training you need to use this model to make money. Your next step is to take action on what you just learned.
You might feel overwhelmed when you consider all the work you need to do.
Here’s a tip: Stop thinking of it as a big project, and instead break it down into easily manageable steps. So instead of thinking, “I need to build a website,” instead break this task down into little steps such as choosing a domain name, buying hosting, installing a WordPress blog… and so on.
4. Stick With It Until You See Results
One of the reasons many people fail is because they don’t stick with their model or training long enough to see results. They see something else bright and shiny, and they abruptly move in a new direction.
Example: The person might set up a blog, make a dozen posts and then write ten articles to promote the blog. But before the blog makes even one sale, the marketer decides to drop the blog and try domain name flipping instead. End result: He chases every new idea and never makes a dime from any of them.
You can avoid this simply by committing to stick with ONE thing until you see results.
Example: If you decide to become an affiliate marketer, then follow your training guide’s instructions exactly, and stick with it until you see results. No matter how alluring other models or new products on the market are to you, just keep your eye on your goal.
Tip: Set mini milestones and goals for yourself, such as getting so many visitors or so many subscribers. That way you’ll see some measurable results early on, which keeps you motivated and focused.
The keys to starting a successful business include choosing one model, choosing one training guide, taking action and staying focused. And here’s one final key: Start now, because there will never be a better time!
Jimmy D. Brown is “retiring” all of his products and services! After 10 years as an internet marketer, Jimmy is closing down all of his current sites … removing all of his ebooks, reports, membership sites, software programs, coaching programs, etc. To find out what’s still available, click here…Related Entries:
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