What it takes to succeed in online business

So you started an online business and you want to succeed but you don’t know how in this post I am going to share with you what it takes to succeed in the online business.

What it takes to succeed in an online business

Extreme focus

I still have this problem, when I start my computer and start working and the distractions start, first my family think that because I am working from home they can come in at any point and disturb me.

On my part, I try to work around waking up early while everyone is sleeping and start doing my things, also you can set your working hours in time when your partner or kids are not home, but for me, you need at least 4 hours to really focus on your business.

Another cause of distraction is that because I am working by using a computer with an internet connection, it is easy to open a browser and start navigating, this can take hours from your business.

If I don’t need to do a research I will turn off the internet and work without it, also I like to have a background instrumental music in YouTube, this helps me a lot to focus.

Eliminate FOMO

One of the reasons why most people don’t succeed in an online business is that they have what is called Shine Object Syndrome, this is a symptom of a disease called FOMO.

FOMO is a Fear of Missing Out, you know, every day there is a new system, a new product, a new traffic method and most of the online entrepreneur end up buying all this products and systems because they have a Fear of Missing Out this new phenomenon.

You need to find one traffic method, one product, and one mentor and focus on them, forget everything else, trust me you’re not missing anything.

Stop following anyone with a new shiny object

This is big, as I said above, one of the most dangerous diseases that will kill your business is the disease called shiny object syndrome.

In order to cure yourself from this disease, you need to stop following anyone with a new shiny object, you know there are marketers who they will send you an email each day promoting to you a new shiny thing, unsubscribe from them.

Also, there are marketers who create a new product after one or two weeks, most of the time what they do is rehash the same training, change it a name and give it a hyped headline and sell it again to the masses, you need to move away from those types of marketers.

Get clarity and your life and business will change

I am not a motivational speaker or guru, but I will tell you this if you don’t know what do you want you will never get it.

Imagine a plane leaving a field without its final destination, the most it can do is to take off, have some run on the air and one of the two things will appear, either it will go back to the original point, or it runs out of fuel, crash and burn.

This is what makes most of the online entrepreneurs fail to succeed, you need to think about what do you want to achieve in your life and business, you need to have a clarity of what do you want and your life will change for good.

Commit to what you’re doing for one year

After having the clarity of what do you want in your life and business you need to make a commitment of doing that this for at least one year.

This is a problem, most online marketers will join a program today, they will promote for one week they won’t make any money and they will quit and join another calling the previous one a scam, this cycle will continue for years.

To break the cycle, you need to pick one thing do you want to do, let say do you want to learn how to drive free traffic to your affiliate offers, you can choose to start a blog, a YouTube channel or a podcast.

What most people will do is to start a blog for a month and if they don’t get any traffic, they will move to grow a YouTube channel, then move to a podcast, at the end of the day you will not know how to blog, run a YouTube channel or run a podcast.

All you need to do is pick one thing you need to do and do it for a year, if you write one blog post per day, in one year you will have 365 articles on your blog and for sure you will be getting some traffic, this applies to YouTube and podcast as well.

Final words

That is what it takes to succeed in an online business, check out which of this point is hindering you from achieving your goals and start a process of improving.

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