Five Tips to Know About Starting An Online Business
The title of my video today is five tips to know about starting an online business. The reason I want to share this topic is that I see lots of people come and go when they are starting out with their online businesses. Many people have great enthusiasm when they first realise that they can start an online business. However, many people forget that they must take action to start online! Unfortunately, I see far too many people drop out and it can often be when they are hovering towards being successful.
Recently I made a video talking about why people fail with an online business. An online business is a great business to start, especially as more and more people are using the Internet to shop. Many people just do not realise how much work it takes to start online, even though it really is possible.
I came across a piece of training from a platform that I belong to, I know this particular member. I like to learn from people that are successful and are action takers. Roope joined the platform in July 2015. I knew that when Roope joined that he would be successful, I could see that he was an action-taker! He’s doing very well and that’s due to taking action, being consistent and hard work.
Roope has written several examples of a few success stories within the platform. However, there are many more success stories on the platform. Most of the members who are successful on the platform came with absolutely no experience or knowledge whatsoever. You see the titles of the success posts in the video; you can also see them in the link that I have provided here.
One of the titles reads, “my blogs earned over 100 K part-time in 2018,” another one reads, “£3700 plus in one day from affiliate earnings”, and the list goes on!
Are You Going To Make Things Happen?
So are you going to make things happen? In other words, are you going to take action? With the five tips to know about starting an online business that I give here, it should help you to get started successfully. I see so many members arrive at the platform with great enthusiasm and yet they fail to take any action whatsoever. I quite often see members asking how they can cancel their account, even if they have a free account. You can see that they have done absolutely nothing!
You can see my own personal profile here. I joined in November 2014, I will have been a member for nine years in November! During this time, I have written 176 blog posts, created 18 pieces of training and asked 257 questions.
With any business, you have to be proactive, you cannot just sit back and not do anything; you have to take action! So, what Roope is saying, is don’t just think about taking action; just do it and make progress!
You can see that in the beginning, Roope was 22 years old, a student working part-time as a taxi driver and cashier. He was wondering if the process could really work. He was using the cheapest laptop that he was able to purchase from the store and using an unstable Internet connection from his mobile phone. I appreciate that this is easier said than done, but I would avoid going for a really cheap laptop. It’s important to have a computer that works efficiently for you, especially if you are starting a business. It will save you a lot of frustration and time in the long run. However, looking at Roope’s story, he managed well with his budget laptop!
I also recommend that when someone starts an online business, they have a job as it’s important to have money coming in. Unless you have lots of savings, it does take time to build an online business. I’m not trying to be negative; it’s just important to be real when you are getting started online.
However, Roope wanted to make things happen; this is so important!
And Then, Finally, This Section Mentions, What He Actually Did
First of all, Roope struggled because he was a complete beginner. However, he went through the training step-by-step and started understanding how the process works. He started asking questions to the community and more experienced members. He also read blog posts from successful members and then he applied what he had learnt.
Now Look What’s Happening!
Roope achieved his dream of travelling around the world well-making money online. This training post that he wrote is about three to four years old, so it’s a few years out of date. Here it says that he has visited more than 40 countries; I believe the list is higher now! 100% of his income has been made online, and he’s made some amazing friendships through creating his business!
When I joined the platform, I was already making money online. However, if I had known about the platform when I first started researching about building an online business in 2004. It would have saved me a terrific amount of money and I would reached my goals far more quickly.
One of the reasons why I like to be part of the platform is because I can mix with like-minded people. The platform also enables me to keep up-to-date with what’s going on in the online world. The forum on which I write is the most friendly forum that I have ever written on. The members are really friendly and helpful, but on other forums that I write, it’s just not the same!
Over 2 Million Members
Over the years, many people have joined the platform, I know that there are presently well over 2 million members. However, I do appreciate that many of them are not active, but a good number are.
One of the great things about the platform is that if you have a question or struggling with something, you can ask. Due to the number of members on the platform, questions are very quickly responded to. Roope also writes that it’s important to be active within the community as this is how we learn and mix with like-minded people. I couldn’t agree more with that statement. If you look at my profile, you can see that I have been active. Not only does it help me to learn, it helps other people to also learn and comment on different subjects regarding an online business.
As I mentioned, I have been a member of Wealthy Affiliate for nine years this year, I have no intentions of leaving. If you would like to find out more about the platform, you can create a free starter account here. I always recommend that people start with a free account rather than the paid account, as it gives them a chance to test the platform. I must admit when I first started; I upgraded immediately as I could see the potential of the platform. However, I already had the experience of working online, so I knew what I was looking for.
If you have any questions, you can contact me here or comment on the YouTube video.