Are you setting up an online business or even thinking about doing so?
Are you busy checking out all the online options and opportunities?
Are you feeling a bit over-whelmed and confused?
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Do you want to grow faster, make more money and be more relaxed in life?
Are you trying to do all this on your own?
You can buy all the products in the world of internet marketing (and there’s thousands of them) but simply having these and studying them is a great first step but it’s not enough.
You have to take action with this knowledge and almost nobody does!
I’m a perfect example of someone who used to buy all sorts of things to help me on my online journey but sadly I either never implemented them or if I did I was trying out so many things at the same time none of them got the focus and persistence they required to achieve any success.
It’s a bit like New Year resolutions where 95% of them lie dead in the water every January 15th.
Why? Because we simply don’t follow through!
So many people never reach their full potential in their online business.
But why don't they?
It’s not that we don’t yearn for success online. We do.
It’s not that we don’t feel the pain of buried potential. We do.
So, what’s stopping you?
Here are 3 probable answers:
You don’t know how (that’s actually the easiest part, believe it or not)
You don’t have a teacher, mentor or guide that you trust to show you a better way, and
You don’t have a circle of “like-minded friends” who can be there for you, help you when you fall (oh, and you will) and inspire you to take the actions necessary to achieve your online dreams at those time when you really want to “bail out” (and you will, many times).
As a former teacher and an internet marketing entrepreneur the high failure rates of certain careers has always bothered me.
I am not proposing you consider me as your coach or mentor - just as a guide and supporter
If you are struggling along and not making the income you expected to earn online then hear me out:
You Need To Get Real and Manage Your Expectations
Don’t fool yourself into thinking that creating your own online business is a way to escape your problems working for someone else.
Word Of Caution Here:
If you don’t like the boss you have now at your J.O.B then you're not going to be all that keen on your next one - YOU.
Just be prepared because if there are things you don’t like about your current job then realize you will have to do everything you hate and more, because to start with you will not have the funds or ability to pay someone else to those menial tasks for you.
Perhaps the biggest "dose of reality" I also faced is if you want to go it alone because you want more of your "own time" to pursue other interests or want "more time off" to be with family by working from home, then sorry to be a party pooper but neither will happen!
Please understand I am not trying to be a "gloom and doom" person here.
I just want you to really understand that starting an online business is not all "bells and whistles", you have to be prepared to get "down and dirty" and take lots of action.
You Need To Take Consistent Action
The amount of time you have to put inot starting your online business may come as a complete shock to you.
You are no longer working "9 to 5" and in fact be prepared to be working every weekend as well whilst you are getting your business up and running.
Certain aspects of your life will have to be shelved for a period of time. Things like time off, vacations and even quality of life will all come under pressure as you strive to get established online.
Another Word of Caution
I got this valuable advice from my friend Ryan Biddulph and yes I was guilty of this as well!
Don't become a "Doing Monster" where every action you take is tied to some desperately needed outcome.
Actions like these will only build more pressure and tension and reduce your ability to be creative and have fun whilst you are building your online presence.
You need to be able to strike a balance here but at the same time be realistically prepared to "roll up your sleeves" in a way you probably have never considered before.
There's no shortcut to online success - it simply takes a lot of work and commitment but the rewards are truly worth the investment of your time, energy and money...if you stay the distance!
You Need Support?
If after all this you feel like you need some support then there are lots of coaches, mentors and "online gurus" available to you.
However, as a simple first step just to get yourself "off the mark" with no strings attached why not join a group of other people who are probably having the very same issues as you but they are sharing their experiences, getting some simple yet realistic support and gaining the confidence to really take some positive steps on thier online journey?
Here’s my suggestion and it’s FREE…
Join Our Facebook VIP Tribe
This is the official description bit taken directly from our VIP Tribe Facebook Group:
"This group is to help and share with each other as you go on your journey of getting started online.
Please invite anyone you know who is struggling to get started with their online business.
The aim of the group is to create a safe environment where people can ask for help on any issues related to getting their online business up and running.
I will be posting tips, ideas and videos in the group to help you but you can also visit my blog for lots more info."
But a quick disclosure…
This Group Is Not For Everyone
If you’re NOT trying to set up your own online business or you’re NOT prepared to share and help other members then our Facebook group is NOT the group for you.
If you're already very successful online then you no doubt already have your own support networks and mentors in place. This Facebook group is really for "newbie" or "struggling" online marketers but of course as a successful online entrepreneur you'd be more than welcome to join and share your wisdom and experiences.
However, if our "little Facebook tribe" seems like something you need right now then please accept this as my personal invitation to join us on Facebook and enjoy your online journey amongst some new friends
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I know how busy you must be so many thanks for your comments.
Are you just getting started online?
Feel a bit lost, confused or over-whelmed with information?
Not sure what your first steps should be? Disappointed and perhaps even frustrated with your progress online so far?
If these questions relate to you in any way then you definitely need help and just maybe our Facebook group is a good place to start.
Many reading this post are already highly successful and have no need for a group like "our little Facebook tribe" but it would be great if you could also share in your commnets here your "early days online" experiences. That would be great to read about.