When you first made the choice of getting into the online business arena, you might have heard all of these amazing things about online business and how all this money was going to roll in and of course, they boasted about the freedom that came along with it. So you JUMPED……..and after that big scary jump, you experienced more stress than you probably had in your whole life, lack of income, working all the time, and a whole lot of regret. It probably seemed like NOTHING was going right for you!
Your whole reasoning for jumping was because you wanted to live the life of your dreams by experiencing all of the good stuff that you heard about from starting an online business. But after all of the fails, disappointments, and rejections, the normal thing to think is that it was all a lie, or you weren’t cut out for the job, and you might have even thought about dusting the cobwebs off your resume to go and get another cushiony job before your resume got too outdated. Before you do any of that, take the time to implement these 5 ways to have an amazing online business.
1. Don’t believe the hype
There are a few things that you need to know when you are hearing about these amazing stories of online business success. Most of the people that are successful have been busting down the online business doors for at least 5 to 10 plus years. There was no overnight success and they failed A LOT. The online business world wouldn’t look so attractive if they always talked about all of their fails, desires to throw in the towel, sleepless nights, and all the tears they shed over the years of being in business. You have to believe in the journey being a marathon, not a sprint and with that journey comes a lot of challenges, fails, trial and errors, and also some really amazing wins.
2. Keep all of your relationships HOT
The last thing that you want to do is finally get your business to a happy place while all of your relationships have gone up in smoke. Make sure that you schedule in time for the relationships that are important to you to keep. Keep an up to date account of what’s going on in their life and the things that are important to them so that they know they have a firm place in your life.
3. Put automated systems in place
A lot of times the journey can be really hard. When those times come it can be extremely easy to get discouraged and want to just throw in the towel. Having systems, especially automated systems in place will help you when you need it the most. These automated systems range from, CRM’s for emailing and email campaigns, social media posting to stay connected with your audience, and landing pages and opt-in boxes to gather subscribers so that you can stay connected.
4. Have a solid support system
A lot of times, your support system is the lifeline of your business. Throughout your journey, you are going to be faced with some days that are going to make you feel like giving up. Being an entrepreneur is not easy and there are a lot of people who give up because of that. Your support system is going to be the solid foundation that is going to help you stay focused, motivated, and moving forward. Your support system should consist of people that know the journey of an entrepreneur and can help you through the tough times or they just want to see you win so they are going to be major cheerleaders and encouragers in your life and business.
5. Relax and know you got this
There are going to be several times where you are going to think what did you get yourself into….but there are also going to be a lot of times where you are going to be having the time of your life. You are going to grow, learn, experience amazing things, and not have to look back and say that you wish you would have jumped. Affirm yourself, celebrate yourself, and ENJOY the roller coaster ride.
A part of having an amazing online business is to recognize how awesome you are for jumping in the first place. If you lasted a year, you definitely are a rock star, if you lasted three, you are on fire, and if you’ve lasted 5 plus years, you are setting out to be unstoppable!!!