Getting started online can seem overwhelming, especially if you don’t have a technical background. This was my experience when I decided to leave my former life behind and start an online business by becoming an online entrepreneur. Even though I worked as a classroom teacher and real estate appraiser for twenty years, setting up websites and creating products was not familiar to me. Now I have more than twenty products of my own, along with almost one hundred websites.
As I continue to work with new people and give them guidance as they strive to achieve something similar for themselves, my goal is to never forget what it was like during that first year. It turns out that most of us are not cut out to be entrepreneurs, but that certainly does not mean that we can’t be successful with an online business.
It’s important to take a look at the big picture of how you will earn income with online marketing, as well as the day to day tasks that will be required if you are to attain any level of success. You will be more successful if you choose just three tasks to complete each day, and divide those activities into ones that can be completed in a single block of time and those that will take two or more blocks of time.
Each time block will be for sixty to ninety minutes of uninterrupted work. Over time you will be able to accomplish much more during a single block, but allow yourself to work up to this. For example, it used to take me a full block of time to write one article or blog post, but now I can do that in about half as much time.
Make a list of what you want to work on for the week and then allot the necessary time to each activity. Just the act of writing down what you want and need to do will bring this all into alignment with your goals. Don’t be afraid to write down more than you know you will be able to do, but make sure to congratulate yourself for every task you are able to finish.
Think about becoming an online entrepreneur as an opportunity to work for the most demanding boss in the world – you! Plan out, in writing, what you hope to achieve during the next year, and then break that down into quarterly, monthly, and weekly goals. It all comes down to being able to spend time each day with both learning and doing, so be open to changing your mind, your work ethic, and your life, forever.