But let me ask you something? Have your declared you own independence?
I mean your independence Online? Exercising your freedom to create your own online business?
Is that a dream of yours? If it is, have you gotten started yet?
It takes courage to set out on your own and establish financial freedom. It’s a lot easier to depend on someone else to hand you a paycheck every month, but there can be a heavy price to pay when it comes to job satisfaction fulfillment and income potential. That’s exactly how it was for me.
With the year half over and this awesome day of freedom we’re celebrating, I’m asking you to think about what it might take for you to find your own independence with an online business.
It may sound like an impossible task but honestly I think you can do it.
I’m saying that because I’ve done it and if I can do it, so can you.
I didn’t know what I was doing when I started. I didn’t know how to create a blog, make sales or even write very well. The only skills I had were those I got working for someone else. But I could learn and follow directions; and folks, it’s really not any harder than that.
If you’re feeling encouraged and I hope you are, here’s what to do next.
How You can Declare Your Independence Online with An Online Business
Make the Commitment
Everything starts with being committed. This is not about deciding to try something or having an interest, this is about making the commitment to actually doing it. That means committing to creating a successful online business and not stopping until you achieve it.
All the major things I’ve done in my life have been out of commitment, even my marriage, not always an easy thing to survive but my commitment kept me holding strong.
Things will go wrong, they always do, it’s not easy to accomplish great feats but if you’re committed you’ll achieve it.
Bill Cosby said something once that stuck with me.
“Anyone can dabble, but once you’ve made that commitment, your blood has that particular thing in it, and it’s very hard for anyone to stop you.”
Make the commitment and you’re a large part of the way there.
Have Faith in Yourself
Having faith in yourself isn’t always easy to come by. I still sometimes struggle with that.
But I have learned that you are what you think. If you doubt yourself or tell yourself you can’t do something, you most certainly won’t. It’s just a law of nature.
Success is about not allowing negative thoughts or ideas to enter your mind. I hear folks all the time say things like:
- My ideas have already been done
- There’s too much competition
- What if I fail?
- I’m not technical enough.
- I’m not a salesman
Your idea may already be out there, so what! Do it better.
Too much competition? On the web, competition is a good thing in fact we should embrace our completion. They can inspire and educate us.
Never focus on failure. Instead focus on success which is the ability to go from one failure to another without loss of enthusiasm
You’re not technical? Take it from me, none of it is that hard. I’m not a techie either, but if I need to figure something out there’s plenty of free help on the web. Heck, I’ll even install your blog for you — for free!
Not a salesman, eh? Me neither. Don’t even like the thought of selling. I’m not a salesman but I can be a friend and I do listen. Making a sale is not simply telling someone to buy something. It’s about helping them make the buying decision. That’s what true salesmanship in business is all about isn’t it? I want to make a sale, of course but not at the expense of steering someone else wrong. That’s not what building a quality business is all about.
Choose Your Path
The web is full of opportunity, so much so that it can be overwhelming, but don’t let that stop you, look carefully at proven opportunities and weight them against your interests.
But beware of the opportunities that promise fast money with little effort or requirements of large payments. Build your online business with proven success. Things that come to mind are:
- Affiliate marketing
- Create an E-commerce website
- Create digital information products or write ebooks
- Online coaching
- Offer services
Once you choose a path for your online business. Don’t lose your focus to the next shiny object that promises quicker riches. Follow through from start to profit.
Write Down Your Goals
You can’t know where you’re going if you don’t know where you want to be and how you’re going to get there.
Your goals will spell this out for you. What goals do you have for your business? What do you want to accomplish with your business? What kind of income do you want it to achieve for you?
Having goals sets your business up with a structured foundation. Of course your goals need to be realistic and achievable.
Create your schedule
Once your goals are established it’s time to start on the path to achieving them. Based on your goals you’ll need a daily schedule designed to achieve those goals.
Without a monthly, daily or weekly schedule it’s almost impossible to accomplish daily tasks. I just recently had a bad experience with something as simple as my blog post schedule.
It was a great example of a bad example for how to get things done
NEVER Let Go of Your Dreams
Independence Day is a clear sign that we have the freedom to dream and the means to make our dreams come true.
Sure it may be easy to continue on the path you’re on and maybe you’re scared to make a change, maybe you’re not sure you’ll succeed. But how will you know if you don’t try?
Declaring your own independence online with an online business is attainable. But don’t neglect taking the proper steps to achieving this.
If building an online business of your own is truly something you want, why not take the leap?
You only live once.
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