So many people struggle with getting their online business off the ground, even if they get off to a good start in the very beginning. I believe this is for a number of reasons, all of which can be turned around very quickly. After being online for five years, I am now able to help others in a way that makes more sense than ever before. Getting back to the basics is the way to make sure you are on track for success. Take a look at what worked for you in the beginning, the advice your coach or mentor is giving you, and what you can do to ensure your progress on a daily basis.
All of us who are still online had some type of success during the first few months, or we probably would not have stuck with it for so long. My success came as a direct result of promoting some affiliate products, and then asking those people if I could interview them for my list. I only had about fifty people on my list at that time, and I was honest with the person I was asking for an interview. I believe this is the best policy in order to build a stronger relationship with them.
I was also successful when I held my own teleseminars where I answered questions. During that first year I did not require people to opt in to my list in order to hear my calls. This gave me access to a much wider audience, and those who were interested in what I had to say were happy to join my list after being on the call. Remember, you will do things differently after you are on your way.
You must remain coachable. This seems to be the biggest stumbling block I encounter with my own students. They listen to be in the beginning, and then, when things are not moving along quickly enough for them, they decide to do it another way. This usually spells disaster, so be sure to have one person who you will communicate with and follow, no matter what they recommend. They would not be advising you to do something they did not believe was in your best interest.
Building an online business is a daily activity, so take some action every day to keep yourself moving forward. That might be to host a teleseminar, write an article or a blog post, or to email your list. You are in this for the long run, so keep on working to perfect your skills and your income will increase steadily over time.