Stay Hungry.! The Key To Succeed At an Online Business
There is one reason we come to the online marketing world.
We want change.
We want to move our lives from where we are to a better place.
In the beginning, we don't necessarily understand that or how we are going to do that.
Like being a preteen, looking at teenagers, I know they have fun and get to do cool stuff.
It is a mystery, but I want it, I need to be like them.
Like life it's self, I want a better experience.
It is something that resides in all of us; it is a hunger that needs feeding; it is a deep-seated desire.
Then life happens, and tomorrow is bin day your turn to put out the garbage on the way to doing that job that doesn't remotely inspire you.
To top it off, you are staring down the barrel of another 30, 40, 50 years of the same thing.
Don't great me wrong; some folks love what they do, the majority I would tend to think do not.
It is the dislike that incubates the need for change, and it is something that grows inside, it gets stronger and stronger until we need to do something about it.
When your life is a busy gig, it is so hard to keep juggling all the balls, especially when you have the feeling that your hands are shrinking.
An already busy life can be one of the main reasons that many do not make that final step of going into business for themselves.
The stats for startups do not make for good reading.
We don’t even want to go there.
It is far too depressing.
For the folks that do it is a long haul, you work so much harder and longer than your contemporary’s that work for that paycheque, and if you want holidays, benefits, and time off, you have to plan and schedule it.
No Work, No Pay
The driving need for every business is to affect sales, and in that process, continually acquire new customers or retain existing ones.
If we want to be successful, we need to become very skilled at doing both.
Online Business Can Be Scary
Going into any business can be a scary prospect, one of the reasons that so few do so, and even fewer succeed.
From observation, currently, the ability to create an online business is desirable; the bar to entry is quite low.
It is an opportunity that can be pursued from the comfort of your own home; it doesn’t require considerable capital expenditure.
Like all businesses, it does require time, the time to acquire and implement knowledge and the time to create content and the time to manage and promote that content, and the time to work out the best and most effective way to do that.
One of the biggest show stoppers is that there is an expectation created in the many sales pitches that making money online is an easy road to creating that change and securing a comfortable and successful life.
The internet is awash with happy-clappy, and to a degree that can take you so far.
The reality soon bites that the sales pitches do not paint an accurate picture.
Many come with an expectation that has been inflated to the extent where it is not a workable proposition, given your current situation.
One of the hardest things for any aspiring online marketer is to bridge the gap between where they are and where they want to be.
It can be the biggest challenge.
It was for me, that challenge to continually motivate your self, in the face of the many obstacles that we face.
When we first set out, we are filled with motivation and the desire for change, the thing that will fuel that motivation is results.
The only problem is that the motivation can start to wain before we see tangible life-changing results.
Slowly people drift away; they miss a beat and then another and another until they become disconnected.
It can be a slow process, but once started, it can be hard to reverse.
If we are trying to create an online presence, we need to be continually monitoring where we sit on the scale of things.
The exit sign is always in the corner shining bright.
So revisiting, the biggest issue for any business is bridging the gap.
It doesn’t have to be as hard as you think.
If we think about it, how much change do we have to initiate to make a difference?
Break Even Point
In business, there is a critical point that is commonly referred to as the break even point.
Where income and costs are equal, you are not making a profit, but also you are not losing money.
This concept and formula can be applied both to business and life.
By focusing on our costs, we then know how much money we need to generate to break even.
If we go through the process of working it out, we may be presently surprised, the mountain may not be as steep as you think it is.
A business based on facts works way much better than a business based on dreams and desires.
Once we have that understanding, we can set about creating the opportunities for that to happen.
It can be a tangible thing; it can be when the good stuff happens immersion is one thing focused immersion is a different beast and brings better results.
We write down our money goals, do we step back and create a plan on how we are going to achieve that, or do we just keep dreaming and living the routine of our previous life?
Once we establish how much we need to break even, we can set about making it happen; it is surprising how creative we can become.
More so, it can give us definition, especially if we take the time to write down that plan.
Stepping out on a limb, blogging can be a particularly hard path to tread, one of those times when we need knowledge, resources, and support.
We owe it to ourselves to give it the best we can.
Hungry For Change
We need it to create a better way of life, somewhere on the way through we can lose that momentum.
It can be hard to be; up's all the time there will always be the unexpected that will challenge us.
From my time online, I know that when there is a definition, it makes the journey so much easier to keep on track.
To be honest, I make so many mistakes; I am sure it is more than the national average.
One thing that I do have in my favor is that I know where I am going.
That goal is to break even every day.
The thing about that is that it keeps you hungry, driven, and focused on a bite-sized goal.
Don't worry about scaling your activities that kind of happens by default.
The job is to keep that hunger spark burning, even when things start to happen, always strive to be the best.
The internet is all about solving problems; business is about providing solutions; there is a switch in there when we flick it, opportunities will present themselves.
Thank you for reading, and I am inquisitive; do you know what your break even is, both money and time-wise?