Hello there and a Happy 2018 to You!
Today I am going to reveal to you the top 6 tips on how to become a successful internet entrepreneur for 2018 and the years going forward. There are two things I would like to highlight from the start…
Nr 1: These are NOT secrets. You may already know some of them. So, why write a blog post on it?
Because, with so much going on and with people being promised the “next big money maker, “ on FB and the like, many folks have forgotten that the formula for making money is not as complicated as perceived. This is why I wrote about it. You could say it’s like getting back to the roots or foundation. If you diligently follow these tips and keep things simple, then I think you can have a successful business on your hands.
Nr 2: I wrote this post to not only help the folks who are now joining the online world, but to also provide information that can help people who are starting any type of business. If you are intending to start a traditional ‘brick and mortar’ enterprise, then this information can help you as well.
Ready to get started? Oh, and by the way, this information that I have learned is from a very successful internet marketer. He has been in the game for 14 years and has over a million folks following his platform. So, I am not making this stuff up!
Tips for Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur
TIP 1: COMMIT TO IT 100%
If you can make it 110%, all the better.
I have seen people signing up for a legit online business platform, that has all the training, support and tools needed to start building a solid online foundation. All they had to do was commit and put in the necessary effort and time to get the results.
Now, the problem was that many folks wanted to see results within a month or two!
The truth is that if you are looking to build a business that is going to sustain you for years to come, it will NOT happen in such a short timeframe. They then begin to blame the teaching platform, calling it a scam or go on to make all sorts of excuses.
Basically, what I am saying is, do not approach your business with a half-hearted attitude and expect to have a passive income stream in a short space of time.
What mindset should I have when I approach my business?
I am glad that you asked. Find out what your ambition is. In fact, write down all the reasons as to why you want to have a business of your own. Attach a purpose to it and then ask yourself,“how will you feel once you accomplish your goal?”
Would you be able to buy your dream car, take that expensive vacation, help your kids with their tuition expenses, etc….
Write it down…..
Then stick it up somewhere to remind you.
Then roll up your sleeves, commit and start working!
TIP NR 2: DO NOT FEAR COMPETITION
As a pharmacist, I’ve always wanted to have my very own pharmacy. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, that did not materialize.
Nevertheless, it is not a bad thing, as today, I now have the expertise and knowledge of website building and can start something online within my field.
Anyway, I am deterring from my point.
I am always amazed at how many pharmacies are operating in my hometown. We have around 18 pharmacies, I kid you not, with every single one of them making money.
What is my point? The competition is rife. The competition is growing and will continue to do so.
Want to know something else?
There will be competition if you operate online as well. And I am willing to bet you that whatever niche you choose to dive into, you will have competition.
Am I trying to scare you? Of course not! It’s the exact opposite. I am trying to motivate you.
One of the stumbling blocks that people come across is the fear of competition. The truth as I have highlighted above is that there is always going to be competition.
Do not fear the idea of competition before you even get started.
View yourself as competition material because, at some point, you will become the competition.
I just hope you don’t choose my niche, I think you will be tough competition…………..just kidding.
TIP NR 3: YOU MAY NOT KNOW EVERYTHING WHEN YOU FIRST START.
This is completely normal.
Adding to this, there are thousands of niches to choose from and many different ways that you can go about creating an online business. It may seem quite overwhelming at first and your first instinct would be to run away.
This is why it is important for you to take your time. Your success in the online world ultimately depends on your approach to business and your ability and willingness to learn different things. And of course, the most important thing is to take action.
I don’t know about you, but in school, when I got something wrong, I was scolded, reprimanded and sometimes caned (I was an 80’s boy).
In the online world, I learned that the more mistakes you make, the more you learn, and the better your business grows. Allow mistakes to happen. It will happen and its totally okay!
If you are a complete newbie reading this, then in my books I think you are already a huge success for taking that bold step.
KUDOS TO YOU!!
Tip Nr 4: DISTRACTIONS CAN BE YOUR WORST NEMESIS
It is natural to read an e-mail or two, or see some FB ads on new business opportunities that promise you “quick returns.”
Be aware though not to fall into the habit of taking an interest in all of them.
This is where you’ve got to direct your energy and stay focused on your path. Do not fall into the “SHINY OBJECT SYNDROME” trap.
There are legit programs and then you get downright scams.
As you progress on your online journey, you will encounter them both. Do not sign up for these deals that promise you, ‘overnight success, or automated lifetime passive income for one day’s work.’
Hopping from one opportunity to the next will not only get you distracted and make you lose your money, it will take away something even more precious from you…..Your Time.
I have reviewed a fair amount of scams during my time as an online entrepreneur. Feel free to check them out.
Should you come across a platform or opportunity that you are not sure of, then let me know. I can research it for you.
TIP NR 5: HAVE FUN AND ENJOY WHAT YOU DO
Have you ever read one of Sir Richard Branson’s books?
I admire his outlook on business and life in general. His philosophy is “to have fun in what you are doing.”
When he first started out with his “Student” magazine back in school, to later opening up his first record store, to buying his own island, he maintained that everything he had done, he had fun doing it!
How can you have fun starting your own online business?
Well, let us say that you decide to have a niche website. You can go in the direction of choosing a topic that you are passionate about or have a vested interest in.
As a human being, we are actively involved in many different niches. For example, as a pharmacist, I am knowledgeable about the health niche. In my personal capacity, I have other hobbies or passions that I enjoy doing.
I love to collect movie and music memorabilia. For instance, I love the ‘Back to the Future’ movies, and one of my prized possessions are the three DeLorean Time machines from the trilogy.
Check them out below!
Using my example I can build two niche websites, a health website or a website on collectibles.
By the way, did you see the ‘Back to The Future,’ movies? They are one of the best time travel movies ever made in my opinion. You should watch them if you haven’t.(talk about distractions, I am testing you.LOL)
Finding a niche idea is not tough. Just look around you and see what interests you and what you enjoy doing or talking about and give it go.
And coming back to the point of fun, if I build a site on movie memorabilia, the chances of me getting bored is low as opposed to choosing something out of my territory like building model airplanes.
The point here is, the more fun you have, the more your passion shows in your work and people will be able to relate to what you are saying.
And guess what all this means? Yeap you’re right, the money will flow in by the bucket loads!
ARE YOU READY TO MAKE 2018 YOUR BEST YEAR YET?
That concludes my tips on how to become a successful internet entrepreneur. In summary, you’ve got to:
- Commit to it 100% and,
- Do not fear competition even if,
- You may not know everything but are willing to learn and
- Do not get distracted by shiny objects and
- Always have fun in what you are doing!
I would like to wish you lots of success for the year ahead in whatever business venture you go into.
I welcome any comments or questions that you may have.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Kind Regards and Take Care