Why People Fail With An Online Business
Today I want to talk about why most people fail when they start an online business. I see people making the same mistake all the time. For some reason, people seem to think that they can create an online business without doing any work! Unfortunately, it doesn’t work like that!
I belong to a platform that teaches you how to start an online business, the right way. I have been a member of the platform for many years now, in fact, I’m in my ninth year. The platform is designed in a very simple way to help the user start an online business with minimum effort. There are literally hundreds of different classes that take you through the process to start an online business. However, to start with, you go through the basic training, which takes you through the necessary steps that you need to start an online business.
One of the many great things about the platform is that it allows you to ask questions, which is a really helpful part of the platform. You can ask as many questions as you like, there are no limitations.
You see that a member here asked the question, “how do I build a website?” So the actual question they have asked is, “hello I really need help on building a website”.
I appreciate that this is a fair enough question; however, many people ask questions before they have even started the training. You can see that there is a “Getting Started” section, which literally takes you through everything you need to get started online.
Test The Platform First
Anyone can join the platform for free; you don’t need a credit card. In fact, I always recommend that people join the platform to make sure that they like it before they part with any money.
Each module contains a video or a series of videos, with the text written out, complete with screenshots. I prefer to watch the videos in general, but it is useful to have the text to refer to. Once you have watched the video, there are then various tasks to carry out. Once you have carried out the tasks you are then ready to move on to the next video. Too many people try to miss out on these tasks, however, it’s important to go through the process step-by-step to be successful.
At the foot of the page, you can see that there is a series of tasks to carry out. Most videos have three tasks to complete; once these tasks are completed, you can then go on to the next video.
A Walk-Through Of The Platform
The first task is to watch the complete walk-through video of Wealthy Affiliate. This makes you familiar with the site and gives you all the functionality that the platform offers. Complete the account setup page, write a description and upload a photograph so people can get to know you quicker. A photograph is important, as people like to know who they are corresponding with or dealing with. The final task is to read about the platform’s history and how it was set up, and what it’s grown into. Read about the free domain and the premium upgrade offer.
Once you have completed the tasks, you are free to go on to the next lesson. Unfortunately, a lot of people are looking for shortcuts; when you start a new business, there are not really any shortcuts. It’s probably slightly worse with an online business, as it takes time to get momentum. Another aspect of an online business is that when you start, it feels like you’re doing a lot of work for no return. But, in fact, you are building for the future and creating a solid online business.
This Is Where People Give up
I believe this is where people can become disheartened. For example, with my offline business, I can often be paid on the same day. So I can see many continually flowing into the business. Whereas, with an online business, there is a lot of building to do before you start to see the money flow. There are a lot of people who give up too soon, just when they are on the brink of making it happen!
A Classic Question
So, let’s come back to the question that this particular member was asking. It looks like this member has upgraded the membership, which often means they plan to commit to the training platform.
You can see here that there are several people who have commented on the question, including myself. One member replied and said “Roy you are so right, there are no shortcuts!”
Another member has said, “exactly Roy, shortcuts will never work. There is a reason the training is step-by-step.”
And Phil mentions the following; “This is all covered in detail by the training and your best bet is to go through it step-by-step, implementing as you go.”
And finally, we have Rob replying to the question, who has put it in a nutshell.
1. You choose a domain name.
2. Name your website.
3. You select your website’s theme or look.
4. You click the button to build your website.
I actually have a video on how to build a website in 30 seconds, however, think the website takes about 45 seconds to build!
I believe that some people try and overcomplicate the process of building a website. I always say to people, keep it simple! There are too many people who don’t want to make the effort to make it work. They believe because it’s an online business that, it will be turnkey profits; I’m afraid it’s not like that!
I just want to encourage anyone who is watching or reading this to take action and constant action. I appreciate that many of us have full-time jobs and time is limited. However, consistency is key in building an online business. You’re better off writing a blog post once a week, rather than ten posts in one week and then zero posts for two months. Google likes to see consistency; I believe it shows that you are serious about your business.
You have to remember that there is a process and everything takes time. We are literally building our business; most buildings don’t go up overnight, it takes time. The platform offers everything you need to start an online business; you do not need anything else.
If you are interested in joining the platform by creating a free account, you can click on this link here, where you can sign up for free. If you would like to find out more about me, you can see my profile on the platform here.