That article is about Online Business Tips – How to Avoid Failure. Can anyone succeed online? Although there are almost infinite opportunities available to earn money online, hundreds of people attempting it have failed miserably. Therefore, my answer is “no”. I believe that it takes the right kind of person to succeed online and I’m not referring to someone who is web savvy or has a high IQ. Actually, there are people making unbelievable money online who were barely able to turn their computers on and check email when they started out.
Lets take a look at a couple of the primary roadblocks people face when trying to break into the internet marketing profession.
A Lack of Focus
This, in my opinion, is the number one reason people do not succeed online. It’s very difficult to go from a 9-5 job in which you are given a list of daily tasks to accomplish to a job with so many options and freedom. Running your own business, especially an online business, requires laser-sharp focus and few people possess it.
How do you know if you lack focus? There are several ways to know if a lack of focus is keeping you from succeeding online. One of the big focus killers is failing to implement a detailed and solid plan of action. A good plan will keep you from taking the side street of distraction. If your plan of action is to accomplish x, y, and z today, then you’re more likely to do whatever it takes to accomplish the tasks at hand and not allow distractions such as checking your email every five minutes, surfing the web, etc. to interfere.
Another focus killer is what I refer to as the bullfrog syndrome. This is when someone jumps from one money-making idea to the next like a frog. They are constantly buying the latest, hot product thinking it will be the ticket to online riches.
To develop focus, you need to decide what you’re going to do, develop a strategic plan, then execute it to the best of your ability.
A Poor Work Ethic
If you have a poor work ethic offline then you should not expect different results online. Getting an online business going is not an endeavor the lazy person should attempt. A poor work ethic is usually a lack of motivation which results in low productivity. This is a tough roadblock to overcome, however a good first step would be to recognize the problem exists then try to figure why it’s there. Realization is powerful, but it’s action that brings about productivity. Unfortunately, no level of knowledge and ability can overcome laziness.
What is keeping you from succeeding online? Maybe you can relate to one of the two mentioned above. Take time to honestly evaluate your business and resolve to remove any roadblocks that are hindering you success.