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Online Business – Stick At It!

I’m writing this article on a Friday, the start of the weekend.

Now, I make no secret of the fact that I love sport and the best time to enjoy the majority of sport, certainly in the UK, is at the weekend.

This is when many people make the most of the opportunity to enjoy themselves – spending time with family and friends, watching sport, going for a walk etc.

At this time of year it is Golf and Cricket that I particularly enjoy. I still play golf but my cricket is now confined to umpiring and the occasional bounce game.
What has this got to do with online business, I hear you ask. Well…

I also know that some people use their weekends to work on their online business. This is particularly true for those who are trying to set up their internet business in addition to their other employment. I know it can be a struggle to do this – it often feels like there aren’t enough hours in the week!

It isn’t an easy path and there will be lots of obstacles to overcome. Unfortunately, many people don’t appreciate this and as a result they soon become disillusioned.

I think that’s the reason why the following phrase is quite common amongst would be online business entrepreneurs – “I’ve tried that and it doesn’t work”. To me this reflects the fact that they had unrealistic expectations of instant success and have given up too early.

What they are really saying is “I tried that and it didn’t work straight away”. They then conclude that it will never work. But that just isn’t the case. Success comes by persevering, trying out new approaches, amending and tweaking something until you get it to work.

Think back to the great inventions and discoveries of our time – we would never have had them if people had given up after a few attempts.

It’s often quoted that Thomas Edison tried at least 1000 ways before finally creating the modern light bulb. So why should things be different for us?

If you’re struggling with some aspect of your online business then take this on board. Expect things to be challenging and develop a mindset of finding solutions to the problems that you’ll come across.

If you can’t get something to work first time don’t assume that it will never work. Persevere – try a different approach, ask for help and advice.

That’s what separates the successful people from those who give up at the first hurdle. I know it’s difficult when you spend hours of your weekend trying to figure something out when you could be out enjoying the sunshine!

But remember that it will all be worth it when your perseverance pays off and you start making sales in your online business.

Just remind yourself of this quote from Thomas Edison – Many of life’s failures are people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up.

So don’t give up – stick at it!

Now where did I put the Golf Clubs!!!

How to Increase Your Home Based Business Income Now

Change your mind set

Most people in the network marketing industry are not making as much as they potentially can. This is happening because many people come into this industry with the wrong mindset. Having the wrong mindset has caused most people to fail. With the incorrect mindset people think that just be putting a site online they will start making some money. This is possibly but it is not if you do not know how to gain traffic to that website and monetize that traffic to where you make sales.

Also, people with the wrong mindset are coming into the internet marketing industry believing there is some magic tool or magic secret to how people are succeeding in their online business. If you think that there is some magical easy way to become successful with an online business then chances are you have been wasting a lot of money and time, for there is no easy way to becoming successful online. Yes, by finding the correct mentor and business partner it will be way easier to start dominating and making real money in your business, but it takes desire ad determination to press on and build your business.

Stick to one effective proven method

This is very important to know and it the next step you must take so that you can start seeing a difference. And that step you need to take is action. Once you stop looking for the easy ways to make money online and chase after the real money in your business by finding a proven online marketing method you must stick to it. It is very important to stick with one method first for it will work it’s just that it will take some time as you develop your skills and learn to master an online marketing technique. Do not be like most and hop from one marketing methods to the next because you don’t see results at first, for many give up and fail like this.

Brand yourself

Another thing to remember is that you need to brand yourself as you do network marketing. Branding yourself online will likely boost your home based business income for people will began to recognize you and you business. And you want this, for this allows you to create credibility and authority online thus causing you to attract business partners and customers effortlessly.

Do what everyone is not doing

Another key thing to remember trying to boost your home based business income is that you need to do what everyone else is not doing and separate yourself from the other network marketers. I am sure you have noticed many other network marketers are not seeing results to so why would you want to do the same thing as them? To succeeding in this industry you will have to learn not to be the pitchy sales man that everyone hates and learn to become they valued entrepreneur that everyone wants to buy form and work with.

Home Based Internet Business – Stick With Paid Blog Hosting Services

There are certain moves that are wise for a home base internet business decisions, and then there are moves that can be problematic. Now, problematic does not mean that the idea is a bad idea; it just means that there are certain potential hazards that may undermine you blog’s monetary ventures. Of course, these are hazards that must absolutely be avoided!

Yes, there are some purists out there who don’t like the concept of blogging for money with a home base internet business, but to possess such an attitude lacks a fundamental understanding of publishing. (Blogging is really electronic publishing) Newspapers have advertisements, magazines have advertisements and even newsletters have advertisements. This is because without a steady stream of revenue a publishing venture will be forced to limit its size, scope and frequency. This is why it is important not to place your blog in a situation where its revenues streams may be negatively impacted. Probably the best way to avoid this would be to stay away from all free blogging sites.

This may seem like a heresy to some, but the fact remains there is significantly more flexibility on the part of paid blogging sites than any free service. Consider MySpace as an example. For many, MySpace became an excellent site for blogging since it came built in with an audience of millions of members. But, MySpace is an awful, awful site for blogging for money. This is because the rules are extremely restrictive. For example, affiliate marketing – a hallmark of online revenue generation – is barred on MySpace. Also banned is any type of pay per click advertisement ventures. Ok, scratch that. There are PPC advertisements but they are owned exclusively by MySpace and you do not share in the revenues. Worst of all, there is “regulation” of any links placed on the MySpace blogs so it is difficult to use a MySpace blog to promote a home base internet business. In fact, MySpace often looks at such links as spam and nullifies the ability to follow the link.

Now, this is not stated to cast MySpace as a villain. MySpace owns its blogs and can do with them what they wish. Therein lies the problem – the blog does not belong to the blogger and that means the blogger is bound to the host’s terms and conditions. So, to avoid such a problem it would be best to form your blog via a paid blog hosting site. When you use a paid blogging service you will be granted far more flexibility. Best of all, with this flexibility there comes more opportunity to make money. As such, sticking with a paid blogging site is an absolute must for those looking to make money blogging with a home base internet business.

Obviously, that is a huge endorsement for using a paid blog hosting service. They are critical for anyone seriously looking at a career in blogging.