The Online Business Crucial Success Factor


In a marathon the physical factor for runners might be very comparable, but what could be the main differentiator between those who get to the finish line and those who don’t? And what would be the main differentiator between those who finish first and those who finish last? What makes a person push himself/herself to the maximum limits to achieve his/her targets?

Depending on the field, things like physical fitness and knowledge are pre-requisites of course, but endurance and patience are the common denominator that separates the winners from the quitters in any field.

From normal observations we realize that the level of endurance and patience to achieve self set targets differ between one person to another. So what is it that creates this difference? It is motivation and more importantly self motivation.

The engine that drives us to overcome obstacles and enhance our endurance and patience is how well we can motivate ourselves. We need to differentiate between external motivational factors and self motivation.

Results and achievements motivate most of us, but if failure and slow or no improvements are happening, the only source of motivation available is within ourselves.

Online business is an industry that requires a huge amount of self motivation. Self motivation is the sole driver for discipline, endurance and patience which are the success factors that differentiate the winners from the quitters.

This makes self motivation the most crucial success factor in online business as external motivators take time to materialize.

How can we fuel the self motivation engine to keep it running? There are numerous ways:

1- Set clear Targets: I know you have heard this a million times, but the reason we are mentioning it here is the following:

a. Clear targets are easily measured and accordingly you will see by time the small improvements you are making. Thus energizing your self motivation by this external factor.

b. When setting clear targets, you can easily divide them into targets to meet within smaller time intervals. Accordingly, you see closer results.

2- Keep remembering your initial driver: Keep reminding yourself why you got into online business in the first place. Keep implanting this driver into your head on daily basis.

3- When you completely lose hope and realize that online business is not for you, try to find other options that would satisfy the driver that made you start your online business. If you could not find other options you will realize that online business is your only option.

4- Do not talk about your online business with potentially skeptical people.

5- Pick an active forum and hang around there every now and then, not only because it is good for the business, but to keep you motivated by helping others and getting help from others. You can find ideas that you never thought of before and are easily implemented which will give a huge boost to your motivation.

6- Try to enjoy your online business and make money a secondary issue. By enjoying the work you will find the material factor accomplished without you noticing. If you keep stressing yourself out regarding the monetary achievements, each day in online business will seem like a whole year. This one is the most magical of all solutions.

Do not make your online business like any other job. This is your kingdom and you can create any working environment you desire. Therefore, create an environment that will keep you motivated all the time.

Three online business myths busted!


I am here to bust a few myths about making it online as serious online business owners. Working online or earning an income from an online business is not impossible, if you’re expecting me to say that, you’re wrong. After all, I AM making money online and I would only be saying I am a big fat failure is I said that online businesses are load of….well, a bunch of lies. They’re not.

It’s possible to find an income online, keep a family afloat, feed children, live luxurious lives online. With the growth of the Internet, anything is possible…so, why not making money? In fact, with just the Internet (albeit, a telephone line, a modem and a computer), you can literally not move anything aside from your fingers and make money every single month! And happily too.

The only problem is that a lot of people are jumping into the online bandwagon expecting to make money the next week, the next month or the next three months. The ludicrous claims by unscrupulous netpreneurs who claims that they can help people may tons of money (along the lines of six figure incomes) instantly doesn’t help much either! Oh, I’ve had my fair share of mistakes. Took in and lapped everything up, swallowed hook, line and sinker a couple of times. I am sure there are many successful netpreneurs today who would admit that they fell for quite a few scams themselves before and LEARNT FROM IT.

Well, here are a couple of online business facts for you to digest:-

1. There is no instant money on the Internet
Now, think about it, on the Internet, everyone is faceless. You don’t know the seller, can’t see the seller, can’t even hear him/her and the only way you know that POSSIBLY someone human is behind all of this is the fact that your email was answered. As an online shopper, would you part with a single precious dime for anything that they say they can deliver without proof? Without testimony that this business is legitimate and won’t run away with your money the moment you click the ‘pay now’ button?

Nothing. There’s absolutely nothing that guarantees you that the business is legitimate. There’s nothing to assure you that they’re send you whatever they say they’ll send you. So, it’s a business that is loosely based on trust, recommendations from others, honesty and professionalism. And believe you me, to build the kind of reputation for your online business will not take hours. It may take even years!

2. A website takes work
With a website, yes, you have a shop online that many people from all around can visit and buy stuff from. But your domain name and the visibility of your website plays a huge role in the success of your online business. how do they find you if you don’t advertise – and free advertising is possible. The problem is doing it and waiting for IT to happen, to hit your website and to bring willing-top-pay customers to you.

That’s where search engines come into play. You have work hard to helping search engines and directories index your website. Even when you’ve submitted your website URL to all the search engines you know, it’ll take months for them to even list your website. And then there’s the issue of ranking. There are millions upon millions of sites, what makes you think they would want to list YOUR website as the top 10 or top 30 websites for your favorite keywords?

Getting to the top of search engines take work and some ingenious planning. While it’s possible, it takes time.

3. Recommend a friend online business
Some viral marketing businesses DO work – this I have to say and they work pretty quickly too. But the fizzle out really quickly too. So, the moment you’ve made your money, like gambling, you have to look for a new one. Not much consistency and reliability there, is there?

The wonderful thing about these viral marketing businesses is that if you want to make a huge chunk of money one time off to start a business or pay off a loan or something, you could try this one out. To feed your kids from month to month, you might want to find something more consistent.

The Six Things You Need To Make Money Online


The Internet is probably the most amazing opportunity the small business person has ever been given. You don’t need a bank loan, big office rent, expensive equipment, and pricey employees.

Even though these things have been necessary to run even the smallest firm in the past, the Internet lets you LOOK and operate like you have all those things for just a few dollars.

Twenty years ago I would have dismissed that statement with a sarcastic, “yeah right!” But today, the Internet, along with automated web sites and outsourced teams of sales people and pro writers, have made owning a BIG business a very simple thing.

Here are the six things you need to really succeed with your own online business:

1. You need a web site. It’s quite possible to make money without a web site, but the number of people doing that are getting fewer by the day. An attractive, hot selling web site will grab visitors and turn them into paying customers. A well-done, well-targeted web site can easily earn several hundred thousand dollars a year, even for the home-based entrepreneur.

2. Get automation working on your site. In the old days, we had to send an individual email to all our prospects. A simple task could take all day and half the evening. Now, advanced autoresponder systems can instantly email customized responses to anyone that asks for more information, or buys, or has bought in the past. This one feature can be a HUGE money-maker for you.

3. Don’t just settle for ONE way to make money. Your site should offer SEVERAL products and/or services. Often you can combine products and services into packages that sell far faster and command a higher price.

4. Learn the power of RESIDUAL INCOME in your activities — then USE IT! Residual income is when people join your organization, and YOU get a commission for everything they sell. You can get tens, hundreds, even thousands of people working under you. The cash will flow in on a regular, continuing basis like you never organization is super easy. Most business opportunities have full-featured systems that help you EASILY do this.

5. Have online ordering on your site where people can use a credit card, send a check, or pay via PayPal. This will give you at least 80% more and bigger sales.

6. Sell an information product. Reports, books, ebooks, and CDs are what the Internet is all about. Information always has been and always will be KING on the Net. Get a great information product, sell it, sell republishing rights to others, and watch that cash flow in.

Keep these six simple points in mind when building your online business. They can give you a mighty head start on your path to profits.