There are many destructive behaviors that are involved with human nature, but can it be entailed with business? The answer is yes. Here are some examples:1. Spending more than what you can afford.2. Not being patient.3. Not preparing any kind of business plan.4. Not setting goals.5. Not having an open mind.6. Believing that you will earn money overnight or in 30 seconds after launching an online business.7. Getting into debt for an affiliate program. If it’s a brick and mortar business, then it is OK to get a business loan.8. Not spending enough time working on you online business after launching.When I started promoting affiliate work from programs from ClickBank and other sources, I fell into that trap of believing that I can make money overnight. Little did I realize that I had to treat my online venture like a real business. Because of my itchy, trigger finger attitude, I had gotten myself into debt, because I wanted to see the results right then and there. From this lesson, I had changed my ways and focused more of going the long way round instead of rushing into things.Here are a few tips that will prevent you from having that trigger finger feeling.A. Treat your affiliate program like a real business. Success will come in the long run.B. Be patient. If a vendor comes along and promises you that you will earn a lot of money in minutes, don’t believe them. If you decide to promote that particular program, treat it like a real business.C. Do not get into debt for an affiliate program.D. Set aside time work on your program.E. If you are married, talk to your spouse about what you are doing. Never do anything behind their backs.F. Have an open mind. Learn new skills and take advice from other experienced entrepreneurs. You can do this by reading their books or go on the internet and type in the keyword entrepreneur and you will see list of websites that you can visit.G. Create a business plan for your affiliate work and set goals of what you want to accomplish.Following these tips will prevent you from developing that itchy, trigger action that will cause the downfall of your online business and you will not experience the pain and suffering that have gone through when I first started out.
Today the internet is flooded with the so called business opportunities. You may wonder why we termed it as the “so called business opportunities”. Well the answer is quite simple. In reality most of these business opportunities that you come across on the internet can in no way be touted as a real opportunity. They can be rather termed as scams that lead people astray. Now this might bring about a question that in such scenario how can one distinguish between a scam and a real opportunity to start an online business. Read further to know better:
To start an online business, you first need to treat it as a real business right from day one. Here we stress the word business, because there are many who would jump into an online business opportunity, thinking it’s a rich quick rich scheme. If you are one, then you need to rethink it. Like any other traditional onsite business, even an online business needs to be built on solid, good reliable principles to ensure that your business sustains itself, and brings in consistent good income.
Take a minute and ask yourself if you would still be interested in running this online business 5 or 10 years down the road. If your answer is yes, then venture into it, otherwise it will just be a waste of time and money. (How many online programs have you bought and not gotten anywhere with?)
Any business requires time and effort to prove itself reliable. So if in the first few months you do not reap the harvest you expected do not label it as a failure. Don’t jump from one business opportunity to the other every quarter or every 6 months. Remember there are issues and drawbacks in every business; it’s only wise to get the existing issues resolved, than leaving it mid way and jumping to start an online business with another concept.
Don’t just jump at every opportunity that comes your way. Don’t believe in everything you read. The Web is filled with intelligent and skilled writers who create enticing sales letters, press reviews, articles, ads and much more that would drive potential customers like you to their client’s website. Do not be pulled in by clever words. Look beyond the testimonials and proofs. Look at the actual business. Talk with the business executives; clear all the doubts you have. Check for any reviews regarding the website. If you are convinced about the genuineness of the business opportunity, only then start an online business with them.
The best online business need not necessarily be the most lucrative business. Go by the sustainability and reliability of your business concept. It’s better to earn a steady and regular income for years than to make quick money in the beginning only to find out that you are left with nothing at the end.
Apart from these get yourself involved in various community forums where you can post your doubts and get clear and genuine answers from different members. When you decide on any opportunity to start an online business, if working with someone else’s program, be sure you get all the needed support from its staff to help you gain success. If you are starting independently, get to know others in your field so you can have allies with whom to discuss progress, developments and challenges.