The first thing you need to do in your online business….

This is another re-post from the old blog before it's untimely demise : ) Enjoy….

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I am going to address the biggest problem newcomers are encountering in their quest to Work From Home. The problem starts before they ever really have a chance to get started with their online marketing, it's called Information Overload.

 

If you are just starting out you need to read this article before you get buried alive in information overload. Believe me it will happen. I am speaking from personal experience.

There are a wide variety of ways to make money online today, if you haven't read my post yet on the different ways to make money online, you can find it by following this link:  How the heck do you make money online. Affiliate marketing, create and sell your own product, (i.e. a report or e-book), selling P.L.R., ( Private Label Rights products), Google AdSense, selling stuff on eBay or Craigslist, etc. The list goes on and on.

So what happens to many newcomers who don't know how they want to make money online? They begin to search for information on many of these options listed above. A search on Google for work from home, or make money online will bring you an unbelievable amount of links to pages telling you how to go about it.

Of course just about all the pages that you go to will have some sort of free newsletter offer, or a free report, or free resell rights products that you can get, if you will just give them your name and email address. So your average newcomer begins giving their name and email address to receive their information and then the fun begins!

running away image You suddenly have become very popular! Everyone's trying to get your attention. Your in-box is filling up daily with emails from all over. Every one has a product or program that they want you to buy and you can't possible live without.

So you dash on over to check out someone's site. Suddenly you are sucked in by the brilliant graphics, bold blazing headlines, and unbelievable claims.

And if they are good, the spiel grabs you, your eyes glaze over, you suddenly see yourself sitting in your hot tub in your new million dollar house, as your butler brings you your martini, and you look out to see your new Hummer sitting out in your driveway next to your black Lamborghini.

The next thing you know you are getting out your credit card or logging into your PayPal account to buy their product.

So you have downloaded your new latest and greatest product and you jump right in. After reading through the information for an hour or so you sadly realize your dream of calling your boss tomorrow to say "I QUIT! I've hit the motherlode on the internet", is not going to happen overnight.

So off you go back to sorting through all your emails, (which have been piling up again while you were out getting your last latest and greatest product). Suddenly there's another one! A product that MUST be the one and off you go again, and again, and again.

You begin to jump from one program or product to the next. Telling yourself the next one will be it. That one that delivers what they all say, "No work, all automated, just sit back and collect your money".

The next thing you know you have a dozen or so products sitting on your shelves or on your hard drive just waiting for you to" Strike it Rich". Listen, it's not going to happen like that. Whether you choose Affiliate Marketing, eBay, sell your own e-book, M.L.M., Network Marketing, whatever it is, it's going to take some work and it's not going to happen overnight.

Do your research, find out how to become an eBay God, or an Affiliate Marketing Madman, or the next product launch king, or whatever method you decide is the right way for you. Find out exactly what's going to be involved in whichever method appeals to you. Then pick one and stay focused on it!

Don't get lured away by the next new shiny object that shows up in your email inbox. Stick with one and make it work, once it's working and making you some money, even just a small amount, then you do what you can to automate it so it will continue to run on it's own with minimal input from you, then you "rinse and repeat", or you can branch off into other venues.

So besides picking one thing and sticking with it, there is one other "first thing" you need to do in your online business…..Get another email account from Yahoo!, Hotmail, or Gmail, somewhere that offers free email addresses.

Use that email address as you begin to sign up for all those reports and newsletters, and product downloads and whatever else you need in your research in deciding how you want to make money in your quest to work from home.

You really don't want to use your personal email address, unless you enjoy getting gobs of email to sort through every day. Keep one email address for you family and friends and personal stuff, and one for your IM endevours.

 

It really IS possible to make money from home on the web. In between all the scams and hype and bs, there are legitimate products and programs that will help you on your way. Many people are out there are doing it. And you can be one of them. Just be realistic.

Don't expect miracles, and don't fall into the hype about how you can make millions without doing any work, I'm sorry but it will actually require you to do something! If it didn't, every one and their brother would be an online millionaire by now.

But with some work and research and dedication you to can be one of them!

Well that's it for this evening gang, have a good one!
Mike
I Love Working On The Web.com

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