How to Start and Run an Online Business Successfully (Introduction)

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Because of the rarity and the drabness of 9-5 jobs these days, many people dream to start and build an online business. That is a laudable venture but the problem often is how to start and run an online business successfully. If that is your problem then you’ve come to the right place for I will give you ideas and resources to get you off to a running start.

You can learn how to start and run an internet business

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This is because the Internet has provided a level playing ground where even ordinary people can start and run an online business successfully. In effect, a Google search using keywords such as “how to start an online business from home“, and “how to run an online business successfully” will reveal tons of information to help you do so.

However know that not every piece of information on the net is reliable. Unscrupulous people have infested it. They will promise you heaven and earth while all they have to offer is hot air.

There’s no harm in dreaming, but if you are desperate to make it big on the internet (the “Get rich quick” mentality), know that there’s no better ingredient to falling prey to scammers.

However if you cross-check the information carefully and do your due diligence, you’ll ultimately live that lifestyle that comes from running a successful online business. You’ll get to work from home, set your own hours, choose your own projects, and, hopefully, enjoy what comes with having a steady stream of abundant income.
But before that, running an online business will severely test your resiliency, self-discipline, tenacity, intelligence, sense of due diligence, communication skills, ability to stick to goals, your focus, etc.

So if you’re lacking in any of these areas, be prepared to learn to correct them since your success depends on them.

You can’t settle for excuses, weakness, laziness, or inability to handle pressure. Neither should you worry unduly about the risk of failure. Risk is a fact of life, not less running your online business. It is precisely what helps you grow as an online entrepreneur, gives you steadfastness.

For example, I had monthly payments to make for my Aweber account, affiliate course with Wealthy Affiliate, UpViral marketing tool, Adplotter multi-site posting tool, Jaaxy keyword research tool, etc., all necessary for my growth as an online entrepreneur.

As a 9-5 worker, the end of the month came slowly, too slowly. But when I became an online worker, I found 30 days coming faster than a meteorite. And while the approach of the end of the month formerly got me in high spirits, later it ran me crazy seeing those monthly bills due but not having enough money to pay them.

Yet I did pay them. Through sacrifices.

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Pressures like those challenged me to surpass myself, to dig deep down and unearth that resource which I thought was lacking. As an African proverb says, the rainfall forces you to seek shelter. Thus I was able to overcome my timidity and lack of self-confidence to believe in myself to solve seemingly insurmountable problems.

Enough of that ranting. Now let’s concentrate on you.

The following first part is about how you can start an online business successfully.

Akoli
Your personal guide to securing your future online

CLICK HERE TO GO TO PART I

Posted on: March 29, 2016, by : Akoli

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