There isn't an easier or less expensive business than that of an internet business. It's the greatest opportunity available today to any would-be entrepreneur who wants to generate a significant income.
Unfortunately, this very thing is the reason why so many people struggle to build a successful online business. Why is that? From my own personal experience and that of my clients, I believe that this low barrier to entry and the potential rewards are what works against people being successful.
If you were to borrow $250,000 to open a retail store or brick and mortar franchise, you wouldn't move on to selling life insurance the very next week. But online, there are so many different ways to make money, and it costs little or nothing to get started, so people bounce around from one opportunity to another. It's this lack of focus that prevents them from building a successful online business.
This lack of focus prevents people from putting together a real business plan, which in turn prevents them from taking consistent action and being committed to their plan long enough to see results.
If you've been trying to start an internet business for awhile you may have noticed this or done it yourself. Most people bounce from one thing to the next, never focusing on anything long enough to see if it's going to succeed. So you end up spinning your wheels, never getting any closer to success. Talk about banging your head against the wall.
Let's take a look at seven simple steps you can take right now to move you rapidly along toward your goals.
I realize this may be boring to a lot of you. I can hear the groans and feel the rolling eyes but please hang in there. The following will do more for your business than any ‘breakthrough secrets’ marketing ebook ever could.
Think on paper: Only about 3 percent of adults have clear, written goals. These people accomplish five and ten times as much as people without written goals.
Step 1: Decide Exactly What You Want.
This will allow you to prioritize so that you are spending the most time on high value tasks that move you closer to your goals. If your goal is to create a full time income from adsense, there isn't much point in spending time or money learning how to start your own membership site. . . and create blogs. . . and create info products. . . and learn how to make audio/video products. . etc.
Step 2: Write It Down.
Again, think on paper. Written goals are a powerful thing. They have an energy behind them that helps you move toward them that unwritten goals just don't have. In fact, you'd do even better by writing down your goals every day. Yes, every day. It will only take a few moments and will help you tremendously. This will help keep you on track. If you're doing something that isn't moving you toward your written goals, drop it.
Step 3: Set A Deadline On Your Goal.
Create a sense of urgency and positive pressure. Without a deadline you will procrastinate and do the little things that may damage your short term goals. Let me use an example from my business of fitness.
If you are having “after" pictures taken in three weeks then you are much less likely to swallow that bag of popcorn, than if you are just getting in shape. . . eventually. This is why physique competitors get in such fantastic shape. When they enter a contest, they have a hard deadline looming in the future. They don't want to be embarrassed by showing up on stage out of shape.
Step 4: Make a list of everything you can think of that you will need to do to help you achieve your goal.
Leave nothing to chance. The more planning you do ahead of time, the more likely you will stick to the plan and achieve your goals. The more prepared you are, the more success you will experience.
Step 5: Organize the list into a plan.
Organize your list by priority and sequence.
Step 6: Take action on your plan immediately. Do something. Get started. Start building positive reinforcement and momentum RIGHT NOW.
Step 7: Resolve to do something every single day that moves you toward your major goal.
If you're not moving forward toward your goals, you're moving backwards away from them. Don't be one of those people that bounce around from idea to idea, business model to business model. It's easy to do on the internet but it won't get you anywhere.
If you continue to focus on and perform these 7 steps, you'll be amazed at the results you'll see. We're heading into a new year. Now is a great time to start implementing these steps.
To Your Success,
Gregg Gillies has been running a successful online fitness business for over four years as well as mentoring students for over two years on how to build their very own online businesses. Check out his free report “Learn How To Quickly And Easily Launch Your Own Profit Pulling Online Business ASAP, On A Shoe String Budget… That Runs On Auto-Pilot And Earns You A Six-Figure Income!" at http://www.internetprofitmethod.com