Running an online business working from home seems like everyone’s ultimate dream job. Who wouldn’t want to sleep in a little later each morning and instead of commuting across town and fighting traffic, you simply walk to your computer and start working?
Does the thought of this sound appealing to you?
Working from home is an absolute dream come true for me, and something that I’ve wanted to do since I was the tender age of 18 and fresh out of high school.
It took me close to 20 years to find the right program that would teach me how to work from home building an online business.
Why did it take me so long to find the right program?
This would be due to the fact that there are so many scams out there when trying to make money online. I tried everything from Herbalife to Ameriplan and everything in between, including many MLM‘s and get rich quick programs with no luck.
I have spent an insane amount of money on programs over the years that promised me the world but failed to live up to their promises and meet my expectations.
There are many things that you’ll need to do if you want to achieve any kind of success in the online world, but today I’m going to focus on the 3 things that have helped me out the most in my 3+ years as an online marketer.
1. Having The Right Mindset
Many of us want to be successful online, but in order to be successful, we need to think like successful people do. Make sense? I have always had an entrepreneur mindset and always wanted to be in business for myself, I just wasn’t exactly sure how I would achieve it.
However, when I first entered the online world, this was a whole new ballgame for me and I had to totally rewire my brain to think about things in a whole new perspective.
Have you ever heard the saying, if you are willing to do what most people won’t, you’ll never have to work another day in your life?
If you follow your passions and build a business around something you love, you’ll never work another day in your life simply because it won’t seem like work if you enjoy doing it. Another thing that plays a huge role in having the right mindset, is not expecting to earn money in your first week or month.
Do you know how crazy that sounds to start up a business and expect to make a profit in your first week? Not only is this crazy but it’s also not possible and the main reason why so many people fail usually before they get started.
You couldn’t go out and do this in the outside world so what makes it so different online?
Building a business online requires lots of time, hard work, and a strategy in order to make it work. You can’t come into this business expecting to make money right away. Instead, you should be creating a list of goals and give yourself a certain amount of time to reach each one.
By changing your mindset and thinking about things differently, will have a huge impact on whether you make it online or not.
2. Finding The Right Program
This is mainly the reason why it took me so long to be successful online because I kept falling for scam, after scam, after scam. Like I said earlier, it took me the better part of 20 years to find a legitimate program that wouldn’t fill my head with a bunch of lies and they weren’t just out to get my money and leave me with nothing.
There are millions of programs out there on the internet that claim to teach you how to make money online, but close to 97% of them are either scams that are only out to get your money, or they are a complete waste of your time.
The place where I learned everything I needed to become successful online and build a business that would support the lifestyle that I was looking for is Wealthy Affiliate. Not only do they provide you with all the tools and training to get started, they are also there to support you 100% of the way.
Once you do find the right program what will you do with it? If you’re serious about working online and really want to make it work for you, you’ll take action on what you learn and do everything in your power to make it work for you.
3. Having The Right Amount Of Help & Support When You Need It
This was another huge factor that was responsible for me failing to ever make any money online. I would spend my hard earned money on product after product, only to be stuck with a piece of software or program that I knew nothing about and I was on my own to figure it out. What a bummer!
Has this ever happened to you guys before? If you’re like me, always chasing shiny objects and looking for a way to strike it rich online then I’m sure your experience wasn’t much different from mine.
Having an entire community there to help and support you and guide you down the right path is crucial if you ever want to have any type of success online.
Trust me, when I first started out 3 years ago, I needed all the help and support I could get and if it wasn’t for that, I probably wouldn’t have made it as far as I have today.
They always say that you work better as a team and this especially holds true when you’re building a business online. In the past 3+ years that I’ve been an online marketer, I’ve been helping people build their own online business and sharing my knowledge that I’ve attained over the years.
There is nothing I would like more than to help you become successful online and help you avoid the many mistakes that I’ve made when I first started and lead you down the right path.
How Will You Become Successful Online?
Knowing the 3 things that are necessary to become the next online success story is only half the battle. The next thing you need to determine is what path you’ll go down to make all of this happen.
This is what I like to call choosing your niche or topic of interest. Once you narrow this down and plug some of these ideas into the training over at Wealthy Affiliate you’ll be on your way to becoming the next online rockstar.
I really hope you guys were able to gain some value from this post. If you have anything to add or you have any questions on anything that I’ve covered above, I would love to answer them for you in the comments below.