Sometimes knowingly, but often innocently, they sabotage their own actions by spinning their wheels doing all kinds of daily "business activities" that they believe are the important steps to earning online income.
In other words, they go through the outward motions of appearing to have a business, yet they constantly struggle to
- accomplish basic business setup
- build a simple email list in their niche
- set up "buy buttons" and a financial transaction system
- send out offers and sales letters to prospects
- create or license products that fit the demand of their specific niche
- create and distribute their original content linking to their site and offers
- reach out to potential partners and niche authorities with profit sharing ideas
Our reasons why we never really get our business off the ground become excuses and negative thoughts and we begin believing them as truths.
Our brain tells us that "it's not our fault," that "we have to do this, this, and that" in order to make money, that maybe we aren't smart enough, or creative enough, or that this guru or that product is a scam because it didn't work for us (even though we really never gave it a fighting chance for success).
Instead of seeing things as they really are, we start believing the lies we are telling ourselves and the negative thoughts we have about why income isn't happening. And all of a sudden, those lies become kind of an alternate reality - our thoughts and beliefs don't support things as they really are anymore.
From the view at 40,000 feet, making money online is really very simple. You find a niche where money flows freely, gather an audience and learn what they want to buy to solve a problem or fulfill a desire, then you find or create a solution that you can sell to that audience directly or as an affiliate. Doesn't sound to hard, does it? Why can't we all just do that?
Few realize the vast reach of the Internet or the size of niches that may appear to be very narrow. Newbies don't understand that a full time income can be earned from a very small following of the right prospects. Most don't believe that substantial income can be generated with just one single simple idea or one "boring" and common strategy that is not at all innovative or creative.
You don't have to master all the latest strategies, methods and actions of the gurus to make good income. You don't have to have a list of 50,000, a marketing PhD or an advertising budget the size of Walmart's.
You won't find success in business until you learn to see things as they really are. Dump the excuses, the self-destructive distractions, the negative self-degrading thoughts, and the alternate realities that are robbing you of your time, effort and money. Focus your complete attention on one niche and one simple selling system only.
Learn to sell one product or service to one prospect. Then do it again. And again. And yet again.
Very soon, your mind and thoughts will turn to this: How can I sell to multiple prospects at the same time? Where can I place my offer so that it will be seen by many in the niche? What other things can I sell to those that have already made a purchase from me? What can I do to enhance my growing credibility and authority in my niche so more prospects will join my list and purchase from me?
You will be training your mind to propel you forward by seeing things as they really are. You will have moved beyond the excuses and distractions that have plagued your thinking in the past as long as you focus on the truth of what is actually making your money.
You can do this!
The best to you in your online business,