5 Lessons I Learnt Building My Successful Business Online
The decision to start my own successful business online has been one of the most life changing one for me.
Although the process makes me feel like a turtle in the rabbit and turtle race, my heart knows that I will reach my greatest dream just by being consistent on my path.
Getting out of my comfort zone has challenged me in a positive way. It means letting go of old belief and accepting new ideas to help me to grow through my journey as an online business entrepreneur.
Instead of been caught up in a rat race of a 9-5 job, having my own business allows me the flexibility to have better control over my life and time.
There are many lessons I learnt during this journey and here are 5 lessons I learnt building my successful business online.
LESSON 1: MOST OF MY WORRIES ARE NEEDLESS
Before I tried to run a successful online business, I had this thinking that it was going to be high cost and risky to get started.
What I discovered was running an online business was low in cost compared to a physical shop.
On the other hand, I also feared the technical aspects of building an online business as I am not tech savvy. I thought the process of building a website was too complicated for a newbie like me to understand.
But soon, I realized most of my worries was redundant. My learning journey turned out easier than what I had imagined it to be.
What matters most is to find the right program that suits me. With the right program, I was guided the right way to get things set up. As the training program was newbie friendly and easy to understand, it was easy for me to overcome my fear for learning.
As soon as I get started , everything seemed easier. Soon, I found myself getting a hang of everything .
I learnt the best way to overcome any fear is to take actions.
LESSON 2: IF I DON’T GIVE UP, THERE IS ALWAYS CHANCE
Before anyone can see their business turns into a successful business online, it is always easy to throw in the white flag when things are not going right.
Giving up means you will have less burden and responsibilities to shoulder and more free time in your hands.
However, the founder of Alibaba Jack Ma thinks otherwise. He is quoted saying, “If you don’t give up, you still have a chance. Giving up is the greatest failure.”
One of the reasons why people quit is because they have a weak reason to start an online business. Many people start an online business because they want to have a passive income online. However, this alone is not a strong reason to keep you grounded when things do not go your way.
This is why when starting a successful business online, your business must come with a strong purpose. The more powerful your why , the stronger your business will grow.
LESSON 3: YOU HAVE TO STOP TRYING TO DO IT ALL
To be honest, I am someone who hates to work extremely work for money. Even though I don’t mind working hard, I just disliked the idea having to slog for money.
Many years ago, I tried to run an online business on my own. I thought I could figure out how to make money online just like the gurus. I spent a lot of time learning how to install wordpress blog , how search engine optimization works and what social media marketing is all about.
Although I got a glimpse of what was going on in each aspect of online marketing, I did not achieve anything because I was a master of none.
I wasted too much time trying to figure things out because I thought I could do it myself. In fact I was all wrong.
Things began to make a change for the better when I found a system that taught me how to create a successful business online. By following the step by step training system inside the program, I found myself progressing.
My confidence improved because I had a better understanding of my focus and purpose when creating my business online.
In case you are wondering what is the program I am talking about here, it is Weathy Affiliate.
Wealthy Affiliate is a online platform designed for new and intermediate marketers to learn and grow their business.
LESSON 4: IT IS ALL ABOUT DELIVERING VALUE
If you are someone who thinks starting a successful business online is all about putting put a few pieces of content with your affiliate links on it, then I strongly discouraged you not to start one.
Besides understanding your customers’ need , providing quality products to your customers is one aspect in the business that can’t be overlooked.
These days, customers are given too many options to choose. In order to remain competitive in your niche market, delivering good quality products or services is one way to win your customers over.
Quality products not only help you to maintain customer satisfaction, it also helps to build trust and loyalty with your clients online.
No matter what industry you are looking at , always remember that customers are still more willing to pay more for a product that can satisfy their needs.
LESSON 5: FOLLOW WHO YOU WANTS TO BECOME
It did not take me months but years before I started to build my website online. One of the reasons it took me so long was my lack of confidence.
However, things got better when I found a business model I am comfortable with. All of a sudden, my doubts began to vanish and I became more productive as a result.
To have a successful online business, you have to follow a system or mentor whom you like.
To get the results you want, you have to follow someone who already has the results you want. This way, you can cut down your learning path as you will be following a system that has already proven to work.
Once you found the right system or mentor, be sure to stay committed in order to see the results that you want.
MY AFTER THOUGHTS
One of the best thing about running a successful online business is the ability to design the future I dream of.
Instead of trying to figure everything out on your own, finding a mentor or system to speed up your rate of success.
Besides patience and determination, you need to have a passion for your business so that you feel fun even when you are working at your business.