My Biggest Question To All “Wannabe Online Business Owners”:
Are You TRULY Prepared To Work From Home?
Now before I proceed with my blog post, here’s the summary of what I’m going to say:
- More than 95% of people trying to set up an online business do not smell any success and quit permanently
- Most of these people are “NOT prepared” for an online business
- Most of these people thought that the ultimate goal of an online business is just to make as much money as possible
Over the past few years, I’ve been approached by a few of my friends who do not understand how an online business works. They thought that working from home is as easy as A-B-C…
The most common questions sound something like these:
“Hey Hadi! I heard that you’re doing well with an online business. Could you teach me some tips and strategies so that I can get started? I really need spare cash right now. I have a family to support and it’s really becoming a burden for me right now” or…
“Hey Hadi! I want to ‘duplicate’ exactly what you’re doing right now…” (That question is even more shocking!!) or…
“How do I start an online business??”
Now most of these common questions are far too general to answer. For me, it is almost the same as asking on how to do business in the real world.
Here I will list a few VERY important elements that you need to know before you decide that online business is your cup of tea:
#1 – Working From Home To Build An Online Business Requires Time And Effort
Especially if you’re just starting out, building an online business requires so much time and effort. You need to treat it as a real business rather than a hobby. If you treat it like a hobby, you will get “hobby results”.
Treat it like a real business and that’s when you see the real profits coming in.
In the offline world, lots of time and effort are needed to setup your business. Almost everyone knows this, and in most cases it will take years for the business to break even. …
So the question now is – are you prepared to sit long hours on your computer desk to do your work? Is this REALLY your cup of tea?
As far as most of the successful internet marketers that I have known during all these years, ALL of them work VERY VERY long hours on their computer. …
You may have heard about the “super-affiliate” Ewen Chia – during his early years when he was still working for a company during office hours, he worked his butt off till the early morning hours of 2-3 am every day despite the need to go to work the following morning.
I know this because I did exchange emails with him during that time and I always got his replies during those hours. Ewen also mentioned about his wife who kept on complaining about his long working hours. 🙂
Now Ewen wasn’t the ONLY one whom I know about the working habits. Every successful internet marketer whom I know (yes, not a single person is left out) works long hours and put in tremendous amount of effort and time to build their own online business.
So now, are you willing to put in the same amount of effort???
#2 – Working From Home Requires You To Have The Right & Proper Mindset & Attitude
This is too commonly said but extremely important. In fact, it is the most important element in building any businesses, especially an online business. …
Most people who want to have their own online business do not see the importance of this. They view online business as a “money-making” opportunity or a “quick and get rich scheme”. Their goal is to make as much money as possible regardless of the ways and means for them to achieve that. To them, it is very simple and easy to “make money online”.
Instead of focusing on developing their own business, they focus on “money-making” opportunities… so what they have is just a “money-making mindset”! 🙁
Their aims and goals are just to make money! Yes… making money and making more money and making more and more money. …They do not focus on building a business… building relationships… spending quality time… learning and applying internet marketing education… focusing… etc…
When you want to start your own online business, please have the right and proper mindset. Building an online business requires time and effort… Just think about running your own offline business in the real world…. when you have that picture in your mind, then let me say that that’s how it will work in an online business.
#3 – Working From Home Requires You Learn And Apply The Fundamentals of Business
It’s just like going back to school and start learning all the basics and fundamentals of the required subject. In this case, you will be learning about Internet Marketing education. This is called the ‘Learning Process’. You must take the time to study and learn the subject before you can understand the whole concept of the business. Once you have learned a few fundamental concepts, you must then apply them to your business.
Take MASSIVE Action!!!
There’s no point “graduating 1st class honors degree” in Internet Marketing if you do not take action or apply what you have learned. You may be the most learned scholar of Internet Marketing but if you don’t take action, then there’s no use in learning them… seriously!
Now I’m not trying to scare you into not setting up your own online business but I’ve seen so many people not having the proper mindset and attitude when they want to do that, which is why I prefer to let these people know about the reality of running a successful online business… It may not be the cup of tea for most of you…
So, do you have what it takes to work from home???
To Your Success!