Published on March 17th, 2010 | by Kaye5
3 Key Ingredients for Your Online SUCCESS !!
3 Key Ingredients for Your Online SUCCESS !!
Over this past year I have been looking to develop my online business and take my primary opportunity to share with my growing network. It’s been an incredible learning curve. So many different concepts to grasp, techniques, tools, and then to grapple how everything fits together. It is wonderful to utilize this incredible medium.
Many people assume starting a business online is straightforward and simple therefore anyone can do it!! And it’s true, anyone can do it; but no one who ever succeeded ever said it was easy.
Different articles written on online business have suggested many online businesses fail, even suggesting that 95% fail. [I don’t have verification; perhaps you may know the statistics.]
In the face of those overwhelming odds, many don’t know how or where to start, or gave up just when they were on the verge of succeeding.
To those starting out, I offer this simple advice”it’s like eating an elephant –just take one bite at a time”
If you are considering an online business, realize that it does take time and that a successful online business is built on principles that are common to all successful e
nterprises. To ignore these is to invite frustration, wasted effort and diminishing returns.
To those starting out, I offer the insights I have gained from my tribe of peers and mentors; distilled through time and experience…… things that have helped me to overcome some of the struggles and resistance; simple solutions that have assisted me in getting results.
- Be prepared ….. Some will jump in without doing any research or education to understand the online world and when it doesn’t work they throw up their hands in utter desperation.
a. Personal Development: This is the starting point to your success… understanding and growing; developing yourself, understanding what makes you unique. What are you passionate about? It has been wisely said that “your business will only grow to the degree that you personally develop”. This is a journey of personal development thinly disguised as a business. I have grown personally and a huge part of that growth has been gained through the team at Klemmer & Associates (klemmer.com), but there is so much available. Find what works for you!
b. Business Plan: It’s very essential to work to a business plan. Understand the big picture; get your business in perspective just as you would for a business offline. Know yourself, your market, what you bring and how you present and deliver it.
c. Online Industry: Develop an understanding of the industry, what works and fits with your core values, and what opportunity you want to promote.
d. Training: Find a training system that empowers you to become a REAL entrepreneur which delivers results, supports step by step in your online journey, provides mentoring and an ongoing community and education. The “7-Figure Networker” has empowered the entrepreneurial spirit to move me forward and the source of invaluable assistance. http://bit.ly/bhOOwp This system is duplicable excellent to promote to your teams as they are taught from the best in the industry and encouraged to go out and take action.
e. Mentoring… ALL successful people have coaches and mentors. When you have a “lone ranger mentality”… that you can do it all yourself…you will do it the hard way. You may be a very talented and creative person or perhaps a whiz kid, but you can’t beat leverage! Connect to a group Plug-in where there is knowledge, experience, and accountability. Learn together, and share the struggles and celebrate the wins… it creates the synergy that will take you viral. True success is being able to take other people with you. It’s not just about you but how much value you can give and share with others.
Having connected with “The Tribe Intensive Mastery” group it has been a priceless investment to my growth and development for my online success. Consider it very important to be connected to like minded people who support you with value, also providing accountability.
The “tribe” brings the synergy with syndicating and honoring the “tribes” online contribution with blogs posts .The opportunity to partner with fellow tribe members in their business opportunity or creating joint ventures with them. http://bit.ly/ajecrX
f. Building strong relationships: Learn how to apply this online as this is an essential key ingredient to your success. It’s not just about communicating what you have to say or sell. It’s about caring and connecting with people for “when you touch people’s hearts and connect with them – relationships develop”. John Maxwell’s new book title tells the story: “Everyone Communicates, Few Connect”.
2. Under Financed - with limited financial resources you may experience some challenges, however there is often a way you can “ earn as you learn” through the programs offered either as a “ business opportunity” or “ affiliate marketing”.
a. Free training: There are so many free webinars, conference calls, blogs, and videos available to assist you to get started. There is a significant success principle demonstrated here….PROVIDE VALUE and you will have followers!
b. Invest in yourself: However if you are truly serious about being successful online you will invest in training & courses to educate and develop new skills and abilities, and build your “toolkit”.
3. Reluctance to put time in. We naturally tend to adopt the instant-quick fix- turn around, but in this business it doesn’t deliver either the results or the dividends you want.
Manage your time: Work out how much time you have to put into this business… some one said “ if you treat your business like a hobby you business will pay you accordingly”
The advice of many internet marketer trainers in relation to establishing your online business is that you need to “go slow to go fast”. This is all about building a strong foundation to get the results …
So if you are just starting out have a teachable spirit take the time to listen and learn from those who have gone before. As they have so much value to give and a willingness to share their knowledge and experience. However don’t allow your own resistance to stop you from taking those the steps to ensure your online success and reaching your dreams and goals.
“ Be an Empowered Entrepreneur” 2010-03-17
Please leave your comments about your experiences. What have you found worked as you have established your online presence?