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What To Do When Everything You've Tried Online Doesn't Work

Aug 17, 2007
Building an online business seems so easy for some. Everywhere you see examples of people who seemingly started online yesterday and today they've achieved 'guru' status.

On the other hand, maybe it's just not happening for you...yet. So what do you do when everything you've tried online hasn't worked and you're at the end of your energy and enthusiasm?

Here's a three step system for getting going again after everything's seemingly fallen in a heap and you're about to resign yourself to never having a successful online business.

Step 1) Remember, it's not your fault if you haven't been able to 'crack the code' yet

Everywhere you look these days there are people promoting all sorts of online 'opportunities' that most likely sound great on the surface. Unfortunately most of them either don't work, are too difficult to replicate, or are outright scams.

Don't beat yourself up for getting sucked in. Many of these promoters are master marketers and their propositions seem entirely logical. Forgive yourself for getting caught and keep going. Your perfect opportunity is out there and it's only a matter of time before you find it, as long as you don't give up.

Step 2) Don't look for a product, look for a system

The best businesses (McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Dominos) have at their core a proven SYSTEM that takes all of the guesswork out of running a successful business. McDonald's systems in particular are so simple that teenagers can run practically every part of the operation after they learn the system from the training manuals supplied to franchisees.

This is the sort of business you want to get involved with - a system that offers simple-to-do, fill in the blanks tasks that practically anyone can follow and succeed with. And for online businesses, you want a system that automates most of the work so that you only have to do a small amount of manual labor to get leveraged results.

A successful business is all about the system, not the product, the promoters or even the big name 'guru' involved. By following a proven system, you increase your chances of success many times. Look for a proven system and success is much more likely to follow.

Step 3) Pick yourself up and start again, no matter what life has thrown at you

It takes time to build any successful business and practically nobody makes it the first time. Sure you've been beaten up, maybe lost some money and more importantly time. But persistence is 99% of succeeding in any venture.

Those who keep getting back up after each seeming defeat are there ready when the perfect opportunity arrives. It is said that Thomas Edison failed over a thousand times in his attempts to invent the light bulb. When asked what he felt like after failing 1000 times, he replied that he hadn't failed, he had only tried 1000 things that didn't work, and that it was only a matter of time before he succeeded.

So, remember, it's not your fault - you just haven't found the right system yet, look for a proven SYSTEM to follow that lots of other people have succeeded with already, and persist until you succeed.

That's all there is to making it as an online entrepreneur.
About the Author
Rocky Tapscott is the author a free 7 Part Mini Course "How To Build The Perfect Home Based Business Around Your Favorite Hobby, Pastime, Sport Or
which shows how to make money doing what you love. Drop by http://www.hobbyandlifestyle.com/ecourse.html
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