Get Your Online Business Blazing
I was in my back yard the other day burning some branches that the wind blew down and I realized getting your online business blazing is a lot like building a fire. One of the first things you have to do when you start a fire is get the right material, because if you don’t you might be trying to start a fire with something that won’t even burn. In business you have to have a demand for your product also you have to have a way to advertise or create awareness that you sell the product. If you don’t market your product it doesn’t matter what kind of a demand there is for it, you simply won’t make sales. Let’s say you have a gold bar for sale for five dollars, but no one knows about it. Well if no one knows they can buy your gold bar chances are, you probably won’t sell it no matter how good the deal is. Your fire is out before you even start, you may have gathered the right type of material to burn (or product to sell), but if the fuel is all wet (if you don’t get the word out) then you won’t get very far.
Now that we’re using dry material we need to start off small. Starting small doesn’t mean that you have to go slow it just means that you start with what you know and build on that. Remember this, everyone sucks in the beginning, so give yourself time. Give yourself time to learn new skills and give yourself time to master these new skills, if you don’t allow yourself time to learn and grow you will get frustrated and overwhelmed quickly. Let me put it in fire building terms, if you try to burn the biggest log first you will use up a lot of time and waste a lot of energy with very little results, after which you may quit because of lack of resources or just out of pure frustration or both. On the other side if you start with something small that burns easily and move to slightly bigger pieces as the fire gets bigger, before you know it you’re standing in front of a bonfire.
So we’re using the right materials, and we’re starting small now all we need is a spark. We need a driving force behind all this, otherwise why even start? What you need to do at this point is find out what you want and go for it. Do you want money? Do you want to help people? Maybe you want both. What’s your main purpose? When you find out what your goals are, use them to keep your actions focused and consistent. If you’re a slacker (I have to raise my hand on this one) use this spark to get you motivated and keep you motivated. Finally you should write down your goals, this helps to refine them, it makes them clearer and more specific, it also makes your goals more powerful. Another great thing about having goals is that when things get rough you can daydream about accomplishing your goals, this is a great way to help maintain a positive attitude.
There’s definitely more to building a business (or a fire for that matter) than what I’ve mentioned here but if you take a few of these principals and keep building on them, your online business will be blazing in no time.
Eric & Lauren Kalberer
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