As we make our way into 2019 you should have a list of goals written down that you would like to achieve in the year ahead.
I actually have a decent sized list of a few pretty hefty goals that I would like to achieve in the year ahead and I know I can do it if I devote enough time to my business and put in the hard work.
What goals do you guys have mapped out for the year ahead?
Have you made any new years resolutions?
If so, are you working hard towards these resolutions or have you already fallen off the wagon only 2 weeks into the new year?
Let me know all about it in the comments below this post!!
Within the following post, I’ll be listing 5 habits that you’ll need to break if you want to be successful in the online world in 2019.
If you have ever attempted to make money online in the past and failed, then I think you owe it to yourself to read this post in its entirety for some helpful tips that will help you make 2019 your best year yet.
Are you guys ready?
1) Change Your Way Of Thinking (Your Mindset)
This has got to be the #1 reason why 99.9% of people who come into this industry fail to ever see their first sale.
This is simply due to the fact that they think they’re going to make $1,000 in their first week.
Pretty crazy if you ask me, wouldn’t you guys agree?
This is likely due to the vast amount of scams out there in the online marketing industry that makes these outlandish claims.
Unfortunately, the people who are looking to make a quick buck fall for them and naturally believe their lies and play right into their scam.
When you start searching for ways to make money online, whether it be learning how to make money with Amazon or building an authority website in the niche of your choice, you should always approach this as a business.
This is one of the many bad habits that I had when I started in the online industry nearly 6 years ago and it’s part of the reason why I failed to make any money online until I changed my way of thinking.
If you think of this as a business instead of a get rich quick scheme then you’ll be amazed at how your perception will drastically change and you’ll start to see things in a whole new light.
2) Remove Toxic People From Your Life
This is more of a lifestyle choice than a habit I guess but it can have a seriously negative impact on your business and how successful you are in 2019.
I had to learn this the hard way as I had no idea that the type of people you hung around would impact your line of work or how you earned a living.
For those of you who have been following me for a decent amount of time have probably read my blog post where I go into detail on this and show you how to cut negative people out of your life.
You could also use this as a test to determine if you are truly going to gain anything from remaining friends with these people or if it’s best to pull the plug now before it’s too late.
Not only will these people tear you down and NEVER support your decision to build an online business from home, but they also won’t understand what you’re going through and won’t be able to relate to you.
In order for you to have any type of success building a business online, it’s highly imperative that you have someone there to help you out, answer your questions and relate to what you’re experiencing when first starting out.
If you surround yourself with negative people that do nothing but cut you down then your chances of becoming successful in the online world in 2019 are highly unlikely.
I was always told that if I hung around trash then I would never be anything better than this and at first, I took offense to this until I sat down and gave it some serious thought.
Think about this if you will for a few seconds.
Do you think a minimum wage worker who has been living the 9 to 5 lifestyle for the majority of their life is going to understand or even support you getting involved in some make money from home program?
All these people do is suck the motivation and ambition out of you like a vampire.
In reality, they are actually a parasite that does nothing more than feed on the host (Which is you guys)
They will pull you down to their level and can cause quite a bit of havoc on your productivity levels and the amount of high quality content that you produce.
If you want to have any type of success in the online world I would highly advise you to choose your circle of friends very wisely and only associate with those that will lift your spirits and motivate you to reach for the stars.
3) Don’t Focus On The Money
Another really bad habit that I developed when I initially started out in early 2012 was focusing too much on the money instead of building my online empire first.
Have you guys ever heard the expression, if you build it they will come?
I couldn’t think of a better way to describe how the whole online marketing industry works than by this statement above.
“If You Build It, They Will Come”
What a lot of people tend to forget when they first get started online is that without people (visitors) it’s a proven fact that you’ll make $0.
In order for you to get visitors coming to your website to read what you have to say is going to require lots and lots of hard work on your part.
If you think of this as a long term investment and focus on building your brand, writing thorough helpful and informative content that educates your audience and provides them with the information they’re looking for then the money will definitely follow.
If you want to earn lots of money in 2019 and beyond this is definitely the way to do it.
If you focus on helping people out by writing well-researched product reviews and start to engage with your audience and build a following then you’ll be on your way to making your first sale in no time.
If you would rather focus on making money and you lack interest in helping solve your reader’s problems and offer them solutions then your chances of earning your first $1 are very slim.
4) Stop Thinking You Aren’t Good Enough
I like to think of this as more of a confidence issue than anything but once again this originally all stems back to your mindset and the way you perceive things.
Personally, I have struggled with confidence issues for most of my life and building an online business took quite a bit of confidence on my part but I knew I could do it if I set my mind to it.
After you start to see just little results here and there it really helps your confidence and will motivate you to continue working on your business and building everything out.
The #1 thing that usually stops people from pursuing their passion and building the website of their dreams is that little something in the back of your mind that keeps telling you that you aren’t good enough to build a website.
Have you guys ever heard that voice?
I personally have heard it several times myself but I choose not to listen to it as I have already succeeded several times building out separate website entities.
Each and every one of you who is reading this post now is good enough to build out a website in any field that your heart desires.
The only thing stopping you is yourself and listening to the haters that keep filling your head with negative BS.
Think you have what it takes?
5) Don’t Put All Your Eggs In 1 Basket
This is a lesson that I had to learn the hard way as I have done this for years and ended up paying for it dearly in more ways than 1.
For those of you who aren’t sure hat this phrase means it’s simple.
This simply means don’t rely on only 1 income source because if this dries up or anything would happen you would be screwed.
When building a business online you will naturally have several companies that will likely reach out and contact you inviting you to join their affiliate program.
It would be really wise of you to streamline these companies and do a bit of research on them before you sign up for ANY affiliate program.
Sign up for the ones that pique your interest the most and are the most lucrative ones that would be worth your while.
Once you get an idea of how this business works you can scale your business up to include as many income streams as you want.
You can create multiple sources of income with just 1 website but this will take lots of time and a great deal of hard work.
I currently have multiple sources of income coming in now on a consistent basis and have all my bases covered for the most part.
Ready To Start Creating Your 2019 Success Story?
These are just a few of the really bad habits that I have developed over the course of the past 5 to 6 years that I have been working in this industry.
It has taken me a while to squash these habits but I am happy to report that in 2019 I have left these in the past and I’m now ready to move on and continue to build out my online empire.
How about you guys?
Are you currently struggling with one or more of the habits that I listed above or perhaps you were struggling at some other point in time?
I would love to hear all about it and help you out in any way I possibly can in the comments below.
The place that has helped me learn how to build an online business over time doing something that I love is Wealthy Affiliate.
It’s because of their amazing training platform and phenomenal one on one personal help and support that I’ve been able to continue earning a full time income from home building my own website.
Over the years I have personally helped hundreds of people learn how to start building their future and free themselves from the rat race of working 40 hrs or more week in and week out.
If you’re looking to start out the new year on the right foot and become the next online 2019 success story then I would highly recommend that you check into WA to see how they can help you.
I’ll be there to help you out every step of the way and answer any questions that you may have so you won’t be alone in your journey.
I really hope that you guys have been able to relate to the many habits that I struggled with when I first started and how I was able to overcome these and find massive success in the online world.
Have you guys struggled with one or more of these habits in the past or perhaps you’re currently trying to break these habits but you need help doing so?
I would be more than happy to help you guys out in any way I possibly can and answer any questions that you may have after reading this post.
Leave your comments, questions, or any feedback you have for me in the comments below and I’ll get back with you in a detailed reply.
Until Next Time
~Your Friend, Scott~