Before you Learn How To Start An Internet Business, there are 2 things you may not want to hear about running an Internet Home Business. I will also include the 3 things I wish I was told when I was first learning how to start an internet business.
#1- The first thing you should accept as a reality is that there is a bit of a learning curve to starting a new business, and that’s putting it mildly.
There are several online tools and services you will have to become accustomed to working with and using properly. Building websites and using autoresponders are the 2 biggest learning curves for most people that are first starting out with their internet business.
Many people will consider technical challenges as being the obstacles preventing them from achieving their eventual online business success, but nothing can be further from the truth because building a business and running an internet business are 2 different things.
You see, some people are hung up on the technical details of site and page creation, but you must also see and think past your nose here. Instead of focusing on technical details, try to think beyond the know-how of HOW to build a website, and at some point start thinking about:
WHAT kind of website to build
WHY you are building the next website at all?
- Is it to explore another niche for profitability or,
- To expand your organic traffic reach in the search engines, or
- To brand yourself via positioning?
NOW that your site is built, what are you going to do with it?
- Will you send PPC traffic to it?
- Will you build links to it to achieve rankings?
- Are you going to implement any traffic tracking and sales page conversion tools?
- What are you going to promote on your site, and how, and why?
#2- The second thing you might not want to hear is that experiencing running a previous or current business will come in quite handy for you.
When you first decided you wanted to learn how to start an internet business, you may not have had any previous experience running a business online or offline. With no prior business-running experience, you are facing quite the learning curve when it comes to thinking about market research, positioning, branding, return on investment etc…
There’s also the drawback of starting a business that seems so intangible simply because it’s all bits and bytes, basically. With an Internet Business,there’s no doors to open, no customers to greet, no front walkway to sweep and greet the passersby, it’s merely an online, virtual, non-physical entity that you’re hoping will produce a real, tangible income for you.
And there’s really not set hours, either
3 things I wish I knew when I started my Internet Business: If I were going to learn how to start an internet business again, here’s what I would have dearly liked if someone told me:
1- You need to possess or develop some business experience to run your online business (DUH!).
In other words, you need to walk into this whole home internet business idea with the attitude and outlook that this is and always shall be a business venture, not a time-wasting hobby. You will have to make business decisions every step of the way as you and your business grow alongside each other.
2- Mental discipline is the key to your internet business success, (it really is)
The #1 malady affecting many people learning how to start their internet business is the lack of focus, direction, information overload, and not listening to good sources of information. Many people allow themselves to be led down the path of easy instant riches and fall into the trap of believing everyone’s scamming them, and everyone’s a scammer when it’s their fault for running with the wrong crowd in the first place.
The Law Of Attraction principles play a big role in who you decide you will listen to, and are listening to right now. You chose to align yourself with whoever it is you’re listening to now, and that is your choice, so choose your online mentors,friends, and influences wisely.
It’s your fault and nobody else’s fault if you keep falling for those easy-get-rich-quick scams.
3- Personal development an internet business development go hand in hand with each other.
As you meet, address, and overcome the new challenges that are part of your learning curve, you develop as a person whilst developing and fine-tuning your business.
Business and personal development are not mutually exclusive concepts and while I can only tell you that this have proven true for me, the only way you will truly, truly, believe me is if/when you figure this out and experience it for yourself.
If I were to do this all over again, I would read more hard-cover books about business development, then learn more about the Art of Selling since that’s basically what this is all about, if you want to learn how to start an internet business, that is.
If you want to build an online presence as a hobby, that’s a different story, but we’re talking about business here, and businesses need to sell to stay in business. So learning the art of selling and writing good copy for online sales letters is crucial, too.
If I had to do it all over again, I would also learn how to properly do PPC marketing in a risk-free way without damaging or emptying my wallet too many times. When done correctly, PPC marketing is a guaranteed source of instant on-demand traffic.
If you want to learn how to start an internet business, the core concepts you must learn are business (management and development), learn how to sell (copywriting, art of selling) and then add traffic to your sites, either by PPC or myriad other methods available for getting traffic.