Generating an Online Income is not only possible, but it will become easier once you had found the avenue of attack and all that is needed is consistency and focus.
Negative mindset at this moment would be the difference between you and the successful marketers out there. So how do we overcome it?
The online industry is the main reason for the negative mindset in the first place, so many scammy programs falsely get people into a positive mindset by promising riches and success that can be achieved without doing hard work. When people fail or their expectations are not met they automatically have a negative view when it comes to any program or task at hand because they are now reminded of the bad experience they had in the past and doubt is overruling all actions.
Look, doubt is a good thing and it can help you to discover many things like credibility, trust and so forth, but when it comes to the programs like Wealthy Affiliate or any legit program, for instance, we already know that some people are indeed making success out of it and that it is a program delivering on promises. The question would be; why do some get success, while others miserably fail?
First, when entering any online business, you need to understand a few things and then set your mind and actions up for achieving it:
Hard work – this would absolutely be the part that downright makes many people feel down and I constantly hear questions like; “But Christene I need to make some money now!” Or “I had been with a program for 2 months without earning anything”. You need to ask yourself this serious question; Do you desire to have a solid online business or do you just want to earn a few quick bucks here and there? I understand your pain, it took me 6 months of hard work and consistency in to get where I am now and like you I also had times when I was sitting at my PC feeling down with my head in my hands and feeling depressed when looking at my empty Clickbank account. Hard work had paid off eventually and I cannot describe the feeling when you suddenly realize that all those work was not for nothing. I had sat in front of my computer so many times, thinking that it would be easier to just press the Del button and go back to my full time job but my mindset had only in-curved a few words...
I met so many people who had worked hard to build themselves an online business and then quit just before they really knew how close they were to success, if you have a positive mindset you will go far!
Focus on success not money - All of us are here eventually to earn money, otherwise what would be the point, but money tend to give negative feelings since we feel down and depressed when we do not have it, we get stressed out and feel downright like a failure when we are not able to generate it. I also entered the online industry about 2 years ago in the same mindset and that would be to earn money! Guess what, it didn’t work, I lost money jumping from one program to another, ending up depressed and feeling like a failure, once I shifted my mind into wanting success more than the money I finally became calmer and found a direction. Most of you who are reading this will have a sad feeling because yes you do need the money right now and I completely understand it, I had been there myself and struggling to make something work that seems so impossible is not easy, but if I could manage to do it, so can you because you are unique and have the ability to do great things.
Find your skill set – This would be the most important aspect of making it work or not. The online industry fails miserably into guiding new entrepreneurs in the right direction and that would be the major cause for failure. Please allow me to elaborate; we have all kinds of professions in the real world from doctors, technicians, managers, lawyers up to the directors - imagine if all of us had to become a doctor, the world would have been in a cute mess, well at least no one would have been sick but who would provide us with food? The online industry does not work any different, for we need our SEO providers, hosting services and the little niche guys providing some much needed products. Not all of us have the same skills and interests, while MLM would work well for me it will not necessarily work great for you, because I have people skills and you might be shy when it comes to working with people. When new individuals approach me, I always ask a bunch of questions to help them find what they will be good at. A person who absolutely hates writing, but love communicating will not have the success with a blog for instance and it will be a waste of time and money, but he/she will be great in promoting a system instead and rather use outsourcing to fill up their blogs. We have to keep in mind that consistency plays an important part in gaining success and building an online business; if you hate doing something then you will not keep consistent and positive.
Stop wandering around – I personally call it the “make money in a hurry browsing sickness” I meet so many people online that just jump around from one program to another seeking out the next big thing, in hope to find something that earn them money in a fast way. Sorry to disappoint, but there is no such program unless you had fallen into a scam that will payout fast and then take fast. If you are, still browsing the deepest part of Google and searching around then you are wasting valuable time, for each day that gone by you are falling behind and setting yourself up for failure instead of success, and those days and money wasted could have been invested in building up your business. Now I do not advise you to just jump in and take the best program that comes your way without proper research or direction, but when you make the decision for instance to join WA or the program of your choice, you need to put everything aside and give it your best even if you do not see results immediately.
Build yourself around the product – Yet another important factor why so many people fail with the program they are promoting online. People buy trust and reputation and if you fail in providing it, you will not make one sale, period. Have you ever wandered into a shopping center or mall and saw those sales representatives with the shirts that are imprinted with the logo? We automatically brand them as a trusted source for the product. By blindly promoting a program that you yourself do not trust or know anything about is setting out for a big disaster. Get to know the program, how it works, the benefits and even the flaws and then build your online presence and mindset around the product not the other way around.
Have a plan – Again, something you cannot do without! Almost any business on this earth had started out with a business plan that included financial planning, period, ROI and so forth. An online business is no different and by going in blindly without any structure on paper is just setting up for disaster. Go find yourself a quiet spot, take a pen a paper and write down your strategy, and then stick with it - no matter what!
Set yourself up for success – The mind is a powerful thing and it can actually poison our own success, therefore we need to set ourselves up for productivity and not failure. Google and advertising are so nice for about any research or curiosity, but it has just enough power to confuse you badly. I always make a point to set up my workspace (computer) in such a manner to cut on distractions and if I know that I have some posts to write or work to do on my blog I make a point to turn off any distractions including my mail, Skype and social sites. I don’t care how clever you think you are, when concentrating on one task whiles you have the constant notifications in the background, will get you distracted and spinning off in another direction. If you are going to start your online business part time this will be even more crucial and you need to take every second in making it work, distractions like mail, Facebook and so forth will delay your time and you will just take longer to get to financial freedom.
Get into the right attitude – Have you ever started out your day by getting up late and then saying to yourself “This is going to be a lousy day” and then it did turn out lousy? The same goes for your actions online, if you look at a task ahead and approach it in a negative manner, it will most likely turn out unsuccessful, rather look at impossible tasks and tell yourself “no matter how difficult it might seem right now, I know that I have the strength and capability to make it work”.
Give your business to God – I know that there are quite a few religions on earth and everyone have the peace within their own. I had found this part to be the missing link towards gaining success for myself and since I am putting down all my steps, there would be no point in leaving out the most important part that had mattered to me. I had realized that I am only human and sometimes the stress of running an online business had left me confused, tired and negative. I realized that I am not built to be an owner, but rather a manager for I could not see hidden flaws or guide myself to success. I had given my “online business” to God and made Him the owner of it, I follow His guidance now and it has been the best 4 months so far. I had shot up in all my rankings, made some good sales and on top of it all He had even made time for me to do what I want to do – help some people within my busy schedule. I still have huge goals and I am not even, near where I want to be online, but now I know that I have His guidance and He gives me strength when times are hard. We pray for our everyday life’s and even those we love, but when it comes to business, we think we can do it alone without His help.
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