I wanted to try to contribute something to the forum since I am new and just asked for help in a previous thread. From just reading some threads here, there are people on this forum that have been on the Internet for many years. Me personally, I have been operating an online business for five years.
Like many of us will say, starting everything up is the hardest part. Yea, of course it only costs minimum $20 to get a website up, but there is so much more then just scrapping content together to get some thing online in hopes of some adsense income.
My first year and a half online seemed like my biggest regret during the time, because I put myself so far in debt and I was still working for the man.
I was working as a freelancer, article writer, and designer, which yes, you do run your own business, but NO, you are still working for a paycheck, there is no residual income, and in this recession that is what you need to find!
Remember, you can only make as much as you can work with a business model like the one above.
Excuse my ramble, back to the subject of the thread. I was not able to become successful online until I organized my tasks, and wrote a list before I went to bed every night. This is how I grabbed my mindset.
I use to have the problem of my brain going crazy before I fell asleep, new ideas, new websites, new projects, and what ends up happening is nothing gets done because your all over the place.
When I started to make lists before bed, those items on the list would be in my head, I would brainstorm about THOSE items, and stay the course of my project.
I think the biggest problem/reward in this industry is that there is virtually a very low startup cost for any idea, and that keeps the ideas popping. Finding a balance due to this was the hardest step for me?
I thought it would be interesting to see...
What was your hardest step in developing your business was?