Yes, one of the best ways to start on an online business is to do something you already know well in your life. Have you had some sort of experience or gained expertise in your life.
You may feel a blank moment coming on right now … but everyone has lived and experienced life in some sort of way and learnt something from it.
Or you have learned a skill from a former job, or in fact a job you are doing right now.
I want to clarify these most important things right now. Not only for the new people who are thinking of trying to start an online business for the first time, but for all those people who have already tried a new online business and it is either not going well for them or they get up too early.
I want to say that like most things, failure is only a setback not a result. So lets get you on the right track in getting back into either, trying your online business again, or for those people who are just starting an online business for the first time.
Let's get straight down to some points that are the most important thing when deciding what sort of business you want to do and how to begin.
- What sort of business theme do you want to do?
- What sort of business do you want to do online?
- The best place to get started.
What sort of business theme do you want to do?
As I have mentioned previously, you have had many experiences in life and have learnt allot through them. Can not think of anything right now? … this is where you need to get your pen and paper out and start writing down these thoughts, and run with them.
There are many different areas you could get into, say you are interested in, or have experience in farming. You have learned so much over the years, the trials and pitfalls of your trade. Or you might have a hobby that you have done for years and have a wealth of experience in doing it, where to get your supplies from and how to take shortcuts that you have learned through trial and error.
Are you seeing the picture now? it does not matter if its your work, hobby or an experience that to have learnt from in your life, no matter how trivial it might seem. To other people who may be going through this exact thing in their lives right now, you may be able to have many answers that they could be looking for.
So get that pen and paper out and start writing down what interests you, what you have learnt, and your knowledge in a certain area.
What sort of business do you want to do online?
In fact, there are many different areas you could do in your online business. Knowing what sort of area or areas you want to do is a matter of your own personal choice, this is something you need to look into.
There are such areas as: affiliate marketing, writing for others, lead sales, referrals, and the list goes on. But you do need to know what all these terms mean and learn about them and what would suit your area best.
You may have done an accountant course and you would like to have clients, but do not want to go to a 9 to 5 job every day; or you just want to do part time work. You might like to do it as a secondary job on the side to the job you already have.
Now … on the internet where you can reach almost anyone in the world these days, you have a vast audience of prospective clients to work for. And the best thing about starting an online business is that you can work over the internet and where there is an internet connection you can work any hours and in any place you like, even in a swamp if you so choose.
The best place to get started
This is an area that is most important and we need to cover it, in more detail …
All that we have talked about can come to fruition. Like I said previously … I have spend hundreds of hours and many years studying up on online marketing and still, to this day, it is forever changing.
Why? you may ask … the world changes, trends change, and needs change. If one country goes into a recession and another comes out of recession, nothing stands still, so you need to change with the trends and world climate as well.
Also I want to tell you that there is an allot of noise out there … what is this I hear you say? when I talk about 'allot of noise' its like the radio waves that are bombarding us every day, floating around in the atmosphere. But what if you did hear all the noises, you would get confused with what to listen to, am I right!
Welcome to the internet, the world of business. And it can get quite confusing out there. You hear one thing and you hear another, then the trending lists of what's going on, and what's best to do at the time, you could go crazy with trying to take it all in.
Some of this information is beneficial for you, while others are not. You also have to look out for the scams and the people who are trying to make money selling you something to help your business (so they say) that you do not really need. You need to get back to basics and clarify what is best for you now. Start fresh and simple, this way you will gain more knowledge and progress further at your own pace. I have seen too many people try to get ahead of themselves and fail. And fail in big numbers!
I have been there also, and gotten up and started again; re-learnt and worked out what I have done wrong. I have got too far ahead of myself and wasted precious time. But I have learnt allot. And that's what its all about. Starting an online business is much more mature in structure these days, the internet and selling have come a long way from what it used to be many years ago.
So to sum everything up … are some words I want to give you to start you on your way. I am not saying you are not going to muck up and make mistakes, that's just part or learning. But this is a constant game of learning to keep up and shine your own light of success in your online business.
I still make mistakes and have lost time thought either doing something the wrong way or a low way. Not taking in everything I should have, and had to go back an re-learn the right way. But what I can say is that we all need to learn and I found the perfect place to do this and with everything at your fingertips and even a forum to chat with other members which is very enlightening.
It does not matter in the future if you stick with them or not, even incorporated them into your business and also branch out on your own as well. But to start with them, cuts out allot of that noise and you really get to learn the foundations and really know what you need to learn on starting an online business and I recommend them whole heatedly to get you going. You might like it so much you may not want to leave, but if I had started with them firstly, it would have saved all of time for me.
Not only do they help you decide what you may choose to do, and how to do it. The different selling areas and jargon as well. You get access to tools that would cost you so much elsewhere individually. And all the advise you need. Avoid all the noise and go with one teacher who knows what they are talking about. Because going it on your own could lead you to other teachers who claim to know what you need to learn, only to with the last bit of information of success that can lead to your time wasted and failure.
As I say, build a good foundation and then you decide where you want to go from there, stick with them or not, but you need the right knowledge to start with, then you will have more of an idea when other online teachers are trying to trick you out or your money, or not. And I am still watching out for these scammers, and sifting through what is good and what is not to this day. And the right knowledge will give you this power also.
I am going to give you a link that you can go to on my site and you can go and have a look at it for yourself. When I joined, there was no free trial or pay as you go every month. But now there is and they have also expanded into word press, you do not have any worries about being tied down to a long term investment.
What I can tell you is my respect for this system and how much I have learned from it. If you start no where else, start here. I wish I had that opportunity. But … if nothing else, read the wealth of free information they have on their pages, I will also grab some of these links and put them on my page for you. And they also teach you in video format, if you like … (which I love).
Do not be afraid to start again in starting an online business, or starting an online business for the first time. One of the biggest things for failure is lack of the right knowledge, determination and discipline.
If you need more discipline in business, that's what my website is about. Go have a look for your self.