5 Steps to Building A Successful Business Online
As an entrepreneur my own online business, there are many challenges I discovered I have to overcome. One of the most difficult challenge for me is to overcome my fear of sharing my thoughts online.
I am not sure about you but as I have always been an introvert at heart, pouring my thoughts to my readers is one of the task I am not comfortable doing. However, because it is important to connect with readers to understand the real me, I soon see this challenge as a small hurtle to overcome for my business.
Let’s take a look at the steps to help you build your business easily.
1) Stop Caring About What Others Think
When you build resistance within yourself, you will stop becoming creative for the fear of being judged by others.
According to best selling author Seth Godin, he shared that what holds us back from climbing to heights is actually our fear of criticism.
Most people spend more time thinking about themselves than thinking about others. If anyone is expressing an opinion about your business, it’s probably just a passing thought to be taken seriously.
Therefore, if you want to have a successful business online, you have to stop caring what about other people think.
2) Know Your “Why”
Discovering your why when starting a successful business online is considered one of the most important factor that moves a business.
Unless you are clear about what you are doing, your business will not progress the way you want to.
Have you ever wondered why children like to ask adults the question why? It is because the answer the children receive acts as a validation for the children to take actions.
When it comes to having your own successful business online, the stronger your why , the better your business becomes.
Discovering your why not only shapes your identity, it also allows you to connect with your readers through your brand and stories.
3) Find A System That Suits You
Like personal relationship, not everyone in this world is able to connect with you. This is the same when it comes to having your own business.
When you want to build a successful business online, you want to be sure you are using a system that suits you.
In the past, many online marketers had impressed me with their sales pitch but each time when I tried out their system, I was often left disappointed with the lack of clarity in their system and back end support.
Personally I will choose a step by step online system that allows me to progress at my own pace. I also want to be in a system where good back end support is given to the members.
4) Understanding Change
A good way to understand change is to know that change is an inevitable part of life.
When your business does not progress the way you want, a good way to change is to let go of old method that no longer serves you.
When you let go of old methods , you are actually creating the space for new growth to take place.
However, change can only take place when we choose to let go of our old beliefs on what is not working . This way we can take on new changes that help us to create our successful business online.
Our world and society is changing constantly. Great business owners understand this and therefore they are always looking to evolve to become better. The more positive change we adopt into our business, the faster our life and business grow.
Therefore, instead of sticking to old beliefs that limit you, have confident with your choice and get comfortable with change.
5) Have Fun
Some of the most successful business owners are also the most fun loving people on earth.
Most people in the world crave happiness. Therefore it is important to feel happy when you are working. To feel happy creating successful business online, you should be in the state where you feel you are having fun even when you are working.
One of the most successful entrepreneur from China Jack Ma was quoted saying the phrase below.
On the other hand, self made billionaire Richard Branson also shares the importance of having fun. He likes to start his by having fun. He starts his day either playing tennis or kite surfing for an hour.
Branson also shares that there is nothing more important than your health.
6) My Afterthoughts
Although there are many ways on how to build a successful business online, you do not want to choose a tedious path that is difficult to walk on.
It is good that you find a business system that is easy to follow and at the same time feel like that you are having fun.
Knowing your why and understanding change are also two factors not to overlooked so that you can build your business with ease.