OK, here’s the deal. Anybody can start an online business but not everybody is going to be successful at it. Why? Because it’s not as easy as some of them say it is. You can’t believe those business in a box, earn thousands of dollars in the first 72 hours while you sleep guys.
Starting an online business is absolutely do-able for anyone who is willing to put in the effort and learn the ropes. Just like any other business, it takes time and hard work.You have to educate yourself and be teachable. Honestly, that’s all it takes.
I started online in 2007 with absolutely no idea what I was doing. I started an ebay store, then I moved on to my own online shop. I had no education internet marketing or in building an online business. I was flying by the seat of my pants trying to be everything to everyone and I couldn’t.
The one thing I had going for me was determination. I was bound and determined to carve out a niche for myself on the internet. More than anything I wanted to work from home on my computer and the time freedom that would give me.
Luckily, in early 2009 I realized I needed help. I started looking around for others who had success online and could teach me the ropes. That’s when all the pieces to the puzzle started to fit.
I have taken numerous courses, gotten personal coaching and now belong to a weekly Mastermind group. It took me 2-1/2 years to figure out I couldn’t go it alone, that I wasn’t going to succeed without some kind online business education. It took awhile to find the right mentors and teachers that were a good fit for me.
You need to be selective and look for teachers your resonate with before you start spending money for training. And you will have to spend a little money learning how this all works. Don’t buy everything you see and don’t buy the highest priced coaching and courses you can find. Start small. Buy a lesser priced course and see if it is of value. Did you learn how to do something new? Was it easy to follow? Did you resonate with the teacher?
I have to admit that I surprised myself when I started my online education. I never actually expected to enjoy the learning process as much as I did. Heck, I didn’t really expect to enjoy it at all. But I have loved every minute of it! Learning to build an online business is a fascinating journey. I’ve learned to conquer those simple technology tigers that used to bite me in the butt. I can install and build aWordPress blog, shoot video, create products, do article marketing, build a list, host teleseminars and webinars and everything in between!
This brings me back to my original question.The answer? OH YES YOU CAN! All it takes is determination and to be willing to learn what you don’t know. I’m living proof.
If I can do this, you can do this!
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