Now many people just “decide” to quit their jobs and jump into the first online business they find, with no previous “business” experience and/or education, and that could be a recipe for failure! But that is actually NOT one of the major reasons! People do that with OFFline businesses all the time!
So why DO people fail with their online businesses? Obviously, it would be useful to see what goes WRONG, so you can DO something about it! But you know I’m not really happy with the search engines these days, especially on providing an acceptable answer to this question!!!
Go search, and you’ll be given a shedload of reasons. Things like…
crappy website design, no social media presence, poor product photos, no traffic, bad SEO, no patience, no revenue model, no clearly defined exit strategy (WTF? We haven’t even started yet), no marketing plan, blinded by technology, not learning from others mistakes, you need time, lack of confidence, limiting beliefs, not enough commitment, the wrong expectations, they give up… blah, blah, blah!
A lot of these are actually “symptoms” but THERE ARE FAR TOO MANY REASONS PRESENTED to actually decide WHAT might be the real problem, or to actually DO something about all of them!
And right there, my friend is one of THE BIGGEST REASONS why people fail in their quest to get set up online. Yep…
No wonder so many startups fail! There’s just so-o-o MUCH to do, and you can get so easily confused, sidetracked, overloaded, full of doubt, etc etc etc!
But look… NOW you are aware of some possible REAL reasons why people fail 🙂 then you can actually DO something about them!
YOU CAN AVOID FAILURE by:
1. THOROUGH PLANNING
I can’t emphasise ENOUGH the importance of PLANNING!
Laying out the WHOLE PROCESS in glorious step-by-step DETAIL, in advance!
2. Getting a MENTOR, ADVISER or COACH
Let THEM find the ANSWERS to your questions, and PUSH you when you need it, so YOU are
3. Avoiding DISTRACTION
And staying FOCUSSED on the job that needs to be DONE and
4. NOT DOING everything YOURSELF
Because you can’t! Budget for HELP!
5. Having PATIENCE
Things take TIME to happen, and get results!
And MOST importantly…
6. REALLY KNOWING YOUR WHY!!!
Have you worked it out yet? 🙂
Don’t worry… we’re looking at your why in the very next lesson!
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