Online Business Success Odds Shoot Up When You Dodge 7 Common Mistakes
I was looking for ways to generate extra income and start paying attention to my Facebook advertisements that promised me a way out of the rat race… a way to fund my adventures… a way to pay off my debt…
Overwhelm hit me… so many ideas, so many mentors promising to show me the way to online riches. I wish I knew the mistakes to avoid when I started out on this online business journey.
This article is based on a report identifying 7 common mistakes you will need to avoid if you want to stand a chance of being successful in your online business. I will delve deeper into one of these deadly sins in more detail… the shiny object syndrome.
The 7 deadly sins…
- Not treating your online business as a proper business
- Not having a plan
- Not choosing the right niche
- Not choosing the right online business model
- The Shiny Object Syndrome
- Not getting enough traffic
- Not testing and analyzing results
The Shiny Object Syndrome
In some niches there are new product launches every single day. With the make money online niche there are usually more than one new product launched each day. All the sales products for these product launches tell you that their training will show you that you need to use their tactics to be successful with your online business.
We are not saying that these products do not provide any value. Some of them are excellent and will reveal techniques that you will be unaware of. But a lot of these products are the same thing rehashed over and over.
It is hard to believe that in this day and age some wild claims made by these product vendors are allowed. Again the make money online niche is probably the biggest culprit with this. There are sales letters and videos that claim that you can make a fortune by using their software and there is hardly any work for you to do.
Turn your computer into an ATM is a classic claim that some of these sales pages make. This is total nonsense of course, but it is surprising how many people fall for this. Getting buyer traffic to your offers in under 60 seconds is another classic wild claim. If it seems too good to be true then it probably is.
The Grass is Greener…
A lot of sales pages for new products in your niche are going to tell you that you are doing it all wrong and that your current online business will never be as successful as you want it to be. They tell you that you need to join forces with them as the grass is greener over there.
The grass is rarely greener with these programs. There are always different techniques that you can use to improve your online business but what you shouldn’t consider is changing it altogether. It doesn’t matter how powerful the copywriting is on the sales page you should stick with your current business and work on ways to increase your revenues.
Changing from one online business model to another is something that newcomers to online business tend to do a lot. They give up on one model very fast because they are not getting the results they expect. These people are always on the lookout for the next shiny object that will change their lives.
It will be quite difficult to have a successful online business if you keep chopping and changing all the time. Stick with your original plan and see it through. If you have tried your best, and it doesn’t deliver the results that you want then you can think about a change. Changing on the whim of a new shiny object is something worth avoiding if you want to stand any chance at online success.
If you are being exposed to new shiny objects on a regular basis then cut out the source. Maybe you are a member of an online forum where this is discussed all the time. Either stop using the forum or avoid the sections that have the shiny object information.
A lot of people hear about new shiny objects via email. Unsubscribe from the lists that just keep pumping out these offers to you. They are not providing any value and just cluttering up your inbox.
Make a concerted effort to focus on one online business model at a time…
To your online success!
I hope this article helped to increase your odds of making your online business a success. You can grab the free special report on 7 Mistakes to Avoid if You Want a successful online business to learn more about the other 6 mistakes as well.
Also, keep in mind, everyone is unique and online business success will look different for everyone and the way to get there will also differ from person to person…