Welcome Fellow Entrepreneurs !
So you have been surfing online and fortunately you have found this blog talking about online business. If there is ONE thing I can do for you, it would be to ask you to put your credit cards on ice.
RULE #1 FOR ONLINE BUSINESS
* Always conduct your research
* Give yourself time to think about what you want to do or buy
* If an offer is as good as it is touted to be, it will be there tomorrow and the day after
* Do not make impulsive buying decisions, especially when you are confused
* Avoid upsells — these are gurus sales tactics designed to get more money out of you than you ever need to pay
* Before buying anything, be sure to spell out what you get before you get it
* You do NOT need to pay multiple, multiple thousands for anything you can’t usually get for much less.
HOW TO SAFELY PROCEED ONLINE
Now you may be wondering what you should read or should avoid, and you are probably wondering why you should trust anyone online. These are all good questions.
What I’ve Learned About Online Business
There’s a tendency for most new online business people to get wrapped up in needing and wanting to get paid long before they have identified what they really need to do (like develop a solid footing online and build strong relationships). They will commonly have a few challenges they’re facing when they’re new to that online business:
1) They probably have not built a list
(or if they have, they may not fully know how to work the list).
2) They probably do not have an interest in building a website of their own… or they do not know how to build the website
The most important point right now is to tell you that in order to be successful online, you must have:
A) A blog of your own matching content (but not duplicating it) to agree and marry with what will eventually be…
B) Your own website
Without these 2 major things, Google won’t know you’re alive.
3) They do not know where to begin in their online business
So we take a step back and identify an Action Plan.
Your Action Plan
Here is what most new folks do when they are coming online. These very smart and talented entrepreneurs start surfing the net. And…the major gurus know you are looking for quick fixes…so they have set up major campaigns designed to snare you in their nets without you really finding out what must be required firsthand. I say this much with extreme care.
I will tell you from countless thousands spent online — your first job is not to start spending your $$ with just anyone.
Please — do not do it.
Whether you are in Internet marketing or even in network marketing…or involved in plain online business commerce, you don’t have to buy everything under the sun. That’s the worst thing you could ever do.
I will tell you what I did.
I found a trusting network. That took me 3 months. I will tell you that to find a trusting network does take some time. And I will report that is already here, whether you are ready to believe it or not. There has been a lot of fear mongering going on about Internet business being totally unreliable, and that simply is not true.
However…, test networks you encounter. Start reaching out to people. If you can remember that the most successful people will have to emphasize high integrity (in order to hold onto and work with the people they meet and know online), and they will have to do the same with you!
Then…, if that is acceptable, begin to reach out to more people online to find out what they are doing. If they will tell you (…as some will and some won’t), you will have to opt into some of their online newsletters and/or lower-cost marketing blueprints and plans) to see if what they are doing will agree with you find.
I will tell you from personal experience — take your time. Time is on your side ! You really will not have to spend $$ right away to make some intelligent decisions. Research a few things. Get more information. Take time to think about how you want to earn your living online, offline, or both because the true information will come to you in this way.
The Internet is here for you!
Let’s stop here and digest what is being shared. This is about fortifying you first so that you can make solid business decisions, pick a plan that suits your personality most, and build your plan up with solid actions leading to truly profitable results. It can happen!
Toasting Your Success Online,
B. Brinkmeyer, MBA
Internet Marketing Mentor/Teacher