5 key steps to Internet business successSo you want to be a successful Internet business entrepreneur? Do you know the steps to take in order to achieve your goals and success? I have listed 5 key steps everyone should take when wanting to achieve Internet business success.

1) Focus Focus Focus

Multitasking is nonsense. Do one task at a time until it’s done. Then proceed to the next bullet on the list. Focus on that until it’s done. Then the next.

This is the most important rule of them all. If you focus precisely, you will always get what you put your mind to. However… You don’t want a failed business, lack of customers, or an unsatisfying job; so do not focus on these things. ;-)

I agree, sometimes it is not that easy to change focus. I have struggled with this myself several times in my life, but once you can redirect your lenses (and get rid of all the noise surrounding you), you will be able to reap the rewards.

If you are first starting out, expect setbacks. They come, say “Hello”, and then go away to someone else. Keep on track. Continue to redirect your thoughts to what you do want.

I have told this to people before who have had a hard time focusing on what they wanted after experiencing numerous setbacks. This can be especially hard if your Internet business is not where you want it to be. If this describes where you are at the present time, refocus yourself on other parts of the business or your personal life that are beneficial. This will help you to start looking forward again.

Also, step back and take a look at the bigger picture. Try to see things in a different light, in order to focus on positive ways to bring in customers, increase sales, or just boost your morale about your decision to venture into Internet business.

2) Meet Challenges and Obstacles Head On

Many people decide to start an Internet business because they are tired of the grind of a 9-5 job, fed up with a boss, or just want a new way to bring in extra income. They never expect all the challenges and obstacles that come along with it. As a result, they are not ready to tackle these obstacles, and fail.

You need to be able to accept and deal with frustration. The key is to take each challenge and obstacle presented to you, and use each as a stepping-stone to growth and success.

Even when the going gets tough, always stay positive, faithful, and persistent.

3) Be Passionate About What You Do

You need to stand behind the products you are selling. If you don’t use the products or services yourself, how can you expect to sell it to someone else? This is one of the key points most small business people fail online.

Also, at times you may get frustrated with how your business is going, but you need to have drive to get you through. You have to be passionate about what you do in order to ride the waves of entrepreneurship for many years to come.

4) Create a Variety of Income Sources

Putting all your eggs in one basket is a high risk strategy. And you will not bring in high sales just by selling one product.

Instead, utilize your other skills and offer e-books, newsletters, blogs, coaching, etc. These other avenues will reap high rewards in the end, compared to depending on just one product. (Yes, AdSense is also a “product”.)

Diversification is the key here.

5) Study Regularly

Focus alone will not bring you success in an Internet business. You need to continue to educate yourself and study how others became successful in the market place.

The more you understand the business and what it takes to be successful, the more likely you will be to take the appropriate steps to success. Before you know it, you will be mentoring someone else and help starting their Internet business. :-)

—Marcus Hochstadt

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29 Responses to 5 Key Steps To Internet Business Success

  1. WTJ says:

    6. Know how to take the chance.

  2. Gay says:

    Works not only in internet business, but in real life as well :)

  3. Hi Gay, yes indeed, is also applicable to other areas of our life.

    And WTJ, it’s all about acting upon opportunities, isn’t it? You’re seeking for a solution or a chance, it’s presented to you, and now it depends on whether you recognize the opportunity or not. And if you recognize it, to actually act upon it. Good point.

  4. Great post, points applicable to offline business as well.

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  7. Good sensible advice… What incomes streams do you suggest in rule #4?

  8. Thanks, InvestorBlogger. What income streams… this depends on many factors.

    For some it is creating and selling your own products or services, for others it is selling other peoples products (hence affiliate marketing, Google AdSense), yet for others it is selling their virtual real estate (ad space), or another one is generating finders fees (lead generation)… Many possibilities.

    The point to take home is to never depend on one income stream. Diversification is the key.

    By the way, I checked out your blog and like your controversy article about the 80/20 rule. :-)

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    Interesting and informative. I like your blog also

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    Beautiful blog, you are spot on, on how to a guarantee success with an internet business.

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  21. Great info thanks. These are some vital steps but there is so much more to think of. Number 3 is one of the most important for me. No pasion no success ;-)

  22. This really helps thanks. Looking around for some tips and found your blog. Will bookmark..

  23. Thank you so much for these tips. A very useful resource for newbies like me.

  24. I find it quite hard to make money. Few cents here and there.. but not enough to make a living. Great tips will come in handy.

  25. I reckon the most important points are (3) about being passionate and (5) about learning. I believe that it is impossible to succeed without liking what you’re doing, especially if the business is started from the scratch. And about learning… It’s internet, computers, web – enough said. This aspect of human life changes every munute, not even every hour or every day.
    I sometimes with I was a bricklayer… Leant it once and did it all my life. But I’m a computer expert, and I like it, so I’m doing my learning.

  26. Miriam says:

    i am planning to start my own Internet Business but i still need to learn a lot on how to start and manage it.

  27. jason muller says:

    I love this post. It gives valuable insight to aspiring internet business people. Certainly, using the products being sold is a sure way to have profit. It shows the customers that the product is good for the owner. Being passionate about what you do shows in the operations.

    jason muller

  28. Windy Mccoy says:

    Shouldn’t  the first step supposed to be to know what the know-how on internet business? Just a thought.

    Windy Mccoy

  29. Dennis Jones says:

    Great Article. Just the talking to that I needed right now.

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