We all aspire to have a successful online business. Yet most of us have not done so.
We complain and moan about why we haven’t had success.
We look at other people in our industry that are having the success we want, yet we point fingers and blame outside circumstances to why we are not successful.
We need to understand that our talents and gifts exist in all of us. It’s just a matter of pulling it out of ourselves.
Regardless of your current financial or personal situation. It helps to believe that it is possible to create the lifestyle we want through an online business.
Is there an exact fool-proof blueprint? No, but there are common features that anyone can practice.
Want to have a successful online business? Read on…
Take No Less Than 100% For Your Online Business
Every day we ask ourselves how we should succeed in our business. The answer is simple.
Your online business is a reflection of you. As you go through uncomfortable situations that force you to grow, you’ll notice that your business will grow too. There are always new things to learn in your business.
For what it’s worth, take the good and the bad of taking 100% responsibility for your business.
Be Clear On Why You’re Doing The Business
When it comes to building your online business, whether you’ve already launched or still in the pre-launch phase. Knowing your “why” will help you stay committed to your dreams and help others do so too.
Having a clear vision is the key to building a successful online business. Having a clear and motivating purpose gets you through challenging times. That’s good or bad. This will set for having a higher standard for your business.
If you are not 100% committed to making your “why” a reality, you will not do the things necessary to nurture your business through its inevitable growing pains.
Let’s face it, most online businesses fail within 5 years of their inception. They barely make enough to make money to keep their business running and to live off of.
Don’t make money your goal. Pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that most people cannot forget about you.
Believe That Success Is Possible
As humans, we respond to information from the outside world. The mind is a powerful instrument that can deliver everything you want. But you have to believe that what you want is possible.
As you commit to believing in yourself, also make a commitment to what is not working for you.
I’m not successful…
I’m not making any money…
I will never get my online business off the ground…
Really examine your thoughts when it comes to the success of your business. They are not about other people, but always about you.
Become An Inverse Paranoid
Ever heard of this one before? Instead of believing the world is out to get you, believe that the world is out to do good for you. Instead of seeing everything as difficult or challenging, see it as to enrich or empower you.
Imagine for a second how much easier it would be to succeed in life if you were constantly expecting good things to happen in your business?
Unleash The Power Of Goal Setting
Goals give you something to focus on. Imagine having to shoot an arrow without a target to hit. Where would you aim? Goals give you direction in life. The sense of direction is what allows your mind to focus. This also serves as a benchmark for you to compare with.
By setting goals you give yourself mental boundaries. When you have a certain end point in mind you automatically stay away from certain distractions and stay focused towards the goal.
The root of all the motivation or inspiration you have ever felt in your entire life are goals.
Goal setting provides you with the foundation for your drive. By making a goal you give yourself a concrete endpoint to aim for and get excited about.
It gives you something to focus on and put 100% of your effort into and this focus is what develops motivation. Goals are simply tools to focus your energy in positive directions, these can be changed as your priorities change, new ones added, and others dropped.
Change your behavior to change your outcome
Making a change might be uncomfortable and overwhelming for you. It might mean you have to put in more time, money, and effort.
It might mean that someone gets upset about it, or makes you feel bad about your decision. It might be difficult to change or leave a situation, but staying put is your choice so why continue to complain?
You can either do something about it or not. It is your choice and you have responsibility for your choices.
Let Me Turn It Over To You
So, if you need just one thing to do differently today than you did yesterday, make it this:
Commit to taking 100% responsibility for every aspect of your life.
Decide to make changes, one step at a time.
Once you start the process you’ll discover it is much easier to get what you want by taking control of your thoughts, your visualizations, and your actions!
Do you have an online business?
What are the steps that you have taken to succeed?
My favorite part of this is how you say believe success is possible. I struggle trying to have positive affirmation and beliving I can do this. But I do find I have a much better outcome when I belive I can succeed.
That’s awesome Ashley! The struggle is needed in order to achieve your outcomes!
I find that most people who start an online business, fail to treat it as a business. They treat it as a hobby and then get frustrated when they don’t see results as quickly as they want. Being focused and setting goals is great advice to keep someone on track to creating a successful business.
Yes, that is often the case. It’s the struggles and failures that will help them get past the hurdles in order for them to succeed.
Having a plan is always a good thing. I like the sound of a blueprint when making the plan.
Wow these are great strategies! I am just starting out and for me I find focusing on my why as you said and setting goals, both short and long term, to be so important!
Thank you for these tips, Nate! I love setting goals and working towards achieving them – I’m in the planning process of my business and working on setting both long and short term goals.
This is such a great article! Especially your point about the “Why” question, reminding us to have a clear objective in mind! Good stuff!
I absolutely love this advice and it is so applicable for ALL goals. One of my favorite quotes is “To change one’s life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. Have a no excuses attitude.” I feel like your advice follows right along with that!
This advice reminds me of a popular saying. How do you eat an elephant? In small bite-sized chunks.
These are some really great tips for creating your business. There needs to be a specific focus for it that stays consistent.
This is a great list! Thank you for sharing it. I particularly like the section on goal-setting.
This is a very helpful post with some excellent tips. I totally agree that you have to believe in your self to do anything well.
These are great tips for starting your online business. I believe that setting goals are very important. I had never heard of inverse paranoid but I like the idea of “Become An Inverse Paranoid.”
I’ve never heard of inverse paranoid, but it’s a great concept. I really think that having a positive attitude can do a lot for you and your business. So important to stay focused and positive.
Yes! These five points are SO important! This is a great, comprehensive post!
These are some great points. I like the inverse paranoid section. It adds to positive thinking and a greater outlook on life in general.
I think the big thought for any business is to see the success in it. I know there can be doubts but fight it and keep affirming success and be consistent.
Nice post. I am totally agree with the point that don’t make money your goal. This is very important to focus on your audience first and find , what your audience is looking for.
Love all the points you’ve outlined! Such a great and informative post!
this blog was worth a read to open our closed eyes for how to get maximum from online market business. Thanks nate!
I must confess that what you said about everyone having their talents and gifts is so true. All we have to do is understand why we are doing the business and set realistic goals. This post just made my day. Thank you.