What is a Business Why

What is a business WHY

If you are only thinking of starting a business then you may not have heard of this. If you have started already you have probably heard of it but may not really know what its about. We tend to have reasons why we do most things in life but when you are starting a business or working for yourself, technically the same I suppose, then you NEED a very good WHY!

So what is a Business Why?

From Entrepreneur.com in 2015

  • “He who has a why can endure any how.” — Frederick Nietzsche
  • There are many reasons why people become entrepreneurs: personal satisfaction, creative independence or financial autonomy — the list goes on. Yet all of these have one thing in common. At the core, they all are about freedom.
  • What is it that drives you? The reason probably isn’t money — at least it shouldn’t be. There’s a reason that career counselors across the country ask the same time-old question: “If money were no object, what would you do?”

Why You Need A Strong Reason WHY

As you can see above, it should not be about money. Yes an ultimate aim is to earn more for the freedom that it brings but the core reason has to be something important to you.

If you have a winning mindset then you will always be looking to set new goals for yourself to improve your life. You know that setting challenging goals will move you out of your comfort zone and help you to grow as a person. Achieving the goals that you set will reaffirm the belief in your subconscious mind that you can do anything.

More about mindset HERE!

The problem is that when you set challenging goals for yourself they will not be easy to achieve. They wouldn’t be challenging if you could achieve them without breaking a sweat, would they? This means that you are in for some tough times ahead in the pursuit of your goals.

So you can see why you need a very good strong reason to start a business. A WHY that will keep you going through thick and thin, the lows of exhaustion as well as the highs when it goes well.A Strong Why. What is a Business Why

You need a strong WHY

Before you start working on your challenging goals you need a strong WHY. This is the real reason (or reasons) why you are pursuing the goal in the first place. Nobody wants to lose weight because they want to fit into their old clothes, They want to lose weight because they will look so much better and attract a lot of attention.

So when you are writing your WHY statement and YES you do really need to write it down, it is essential that you are completely honest with yourself.

The best way to find out the real reason why you want to achieve a goal is to ask yourself why you really want to achieve it.
Your subconscious will not lie to you. It will tell you that you want to earn an additional $50,000 over the next year because you want to impress your partner, your family or your friends for example. The money itself is not that important. It is the power that the money will give you that is the driving force. You need to write this in your WHY statement.

Not Just for Power!

Does that make your heart leap? The thought of the power? It is a nice idea, something many do want but is it the real reason? There needs to be a deeper and better why.

I told myself at first that it was for my family. That it was for more money. To even impress others perhaps by haveing the oney to help them or donice things, take them on holiday etc.

I kept digging down and asking myself Why and every new reason wasn’t it.

The WHY is not to impress!

When you are writing your WHY statement ask yourself how you will feel when you have achieved your goal. Visualise that you already have the extra money or that you have already lost the weight. How do you feel about this? Make these feelings strong by imagining yourself walking into a room with your pockets stuffed with money.
What will be the reaction of your family and friends or whoever it is that you want to impress? Write down all of the emotions that you experience in your WHY statement. This is very important and will go a long way to help you to achieve your goal.

Note the “help you achieve your goal”.

Just to impress someone is not an ultimate goal.

What should it be?

Something deep down you really believe in. Something beyond money, beyond impressing people, both of those will come and go.

You need a reason that will have you leaping out of bed in the morning, however tired you are and however little sleep you have had. The right reason will pull you onwards, will keep you going when others say “Give up”. Will keep you at your desk when those same others try to lure you away.

You will have a dream, that will include freedom, more money, maybe a bit of impressing others but what else?

Mine?

I realised that yes, I wanted to help others to reach their dream of a better life, to have the freedom that more cash can bring but deep down it was the challenge more than anything else. I love to learn, I think it’s a very important part of life to keep pushing yourself, to expand your knowledge.What is your way

So my WHY I do this, is the CHALLENGE! I am not comparing myself to others. Not competing with others, I am challenging myself to be better every day, to learn more to make my business a success. To reach my goals and then make new ones.

I Love a CHALLENGE!

What is your WHY?

Now we have asked the question ‘what is a business WHY’ you can look for yours. This of course, is my opinion on what it is and others may disagree. Whatever anyone thinks, it is something we are hearing about more and more. That you need to have a WHY statement, to dig down deep to find your ultimate Why and then write it down.

Have I written it down? NO! I don’t feel the need as it is there in front of me every day as I challenge myself on a daily basis. To learn more every day to take my business up a level.

There is so much to learn and the daily challenge is to keep focused on what I need to learn and not go off at a tangent and learn stuff I don’t need right now.

So what is YOUR Why? Is it strong, will it stand the test of time and get you through the foundation stage, the hardest stage, of building a business?

Refer to your WHY statement regularly

Some need to read or think about their ‘WHY’ when they get out of bed in the morning. Not everyone feels the need to do it every day. If it is very strong then it will inspire you for the day or days ahead. It is essential that you start each day off in the right frame of mind and a strong WHY statement will certainly do this for you. Getting into the right mindset is very important.
It is important that your statement inspires you and evokes strong emotion so that you will be eager to get started.
As you pursue your challenging goals,  there will be obstacles at times, that you have to overcome to keep moving forwards. Some of these obstacles are likely to be major ones that you have never encountered before.

If these things overwhelm you it will be easy for you to lose your motivation.

That’s when you get out your WHY statement and inspire yourself to carry on.

Where  l learnt this and more!

There are early posts on this site about how I started in business. How a craft business created a burning desire to move up a notch. How I built my first WordPress website and then joined Wealthy Affiliate because I was so impressed with what they had to offer, especially the vast amount of training. I was also impressed with the diverse community, knowledge and age wise, who are always ready to help and answer questions to help others onwards and upwards.

I always advise people to join for free, no credit or debit card required. To have a look around, to use the training to build your first website, interact with the community, read blogs, ask questions and get an idea of whether its what you want.Free starter Membership to Wealthy Affiliate.

If like me you wanted to look further without committing too much just in case, then you can join Premium for a month at half price, if you upgrade within 7 days. I did it because I wanted to see how good the further training was inside. It took me a whole 2 days to decide this was for me and I was going to upgrade to yearly payments because it was so much more cost effective.

It is hard work and can take a long time to start seeing a return, it all depends upon how much time you can commit. Plus we are all different and learn at different speeds. No one pushes you to go faster or work harder, that is up to you. This is a long term plan a marathon to reach your goals rather than a sprint.

This is a platform that is changing and growing to keep ahead of new innovations in the online world. If YOU want to be at the forefront of the online revolution, JOIN NOW!


 

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Motivating Tips For Working From Home

Motivating Tips For Working From Home

This is for those who work from home, either as a job or as their own boss running their own business. It is also for those thinking about working from home. Sometimes we just need some motivating tips for working from home, especially if you are new to it or not been doing it long.

Although in the last several month’s many people have had to get used to working from home during the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. The thing is, even if you have been doing it a while, it can still be a struggle to retain your focus for hours at a time.

Here are some Motivating Tips for Working From Home

Dressing for Work

If you have a problem getting into work mode, consider what you are wearing. YourPJ’s? Comfies that have seen better days? Neither of those are telling you to get into work mode.

We are all different and some can wake up, grab a cuppa and the laptop and start work. Yep, that’s me! But and this is a big BUT, I have been working from home for 10 years. After long enough you can think yourself into work mode but when you start out it’s not that easy.

You can have a coffee break whenever you like. Dress for workThen you think about the biscuit tin just sitting there calling your name, after all it’s a great idea to dunk some biscuits in your coffee. Sound familiar?

The postman appears, a family member turns up for a chat, knowing you are at home. Then suddenly, half the day is gone and you haven’t got anything done.

Dress the Part

There are a number of articles that find dressing for the office while working from home has a positive effect on mental state, creativity and focus.

A big part of dressing for work at home is that it allows you to create a distinction between relaxing at home and being in work mode. When you finish work, if you used to change out of your work clothes when you got home, then do the same now when working from home. It’s about having the right mindset.

Communicating your Intentions

Once you decide to work from home, if you intend to do regular hours then you need to make it clear to other members of the household. Have a conversation about boundaries and availability. That your worktime is between certain hours and you expect them to respect that. After all no one would be expecting to turn up at your office for coffee and a chat would they.

As time goes on and you become used to being disciplined about working hours you can swap them around.

I work on into the evening having taken time out to spend with the family during the day or doing shopping etc. I start early morning too, anytime from 5.00-6.00 a.m whenever I wake and do a few hours then.

Building a business

Building a business takes time and a lot of hard work. You may find at the start that you are doing longer hours than you expected. If you are really enjoying it, then it won’t be a chore, you will probably have a hard time dragging yourself away.

I must admit, I love my work and would happily be at my desk from early until late and sometimes get the chance to do just that. I never tire of it and that is how it should be.

If you are finding it a real chore and there is no excitement, then maybe your business niche isn’t right for you. Sometimes though, people just miss the interaction with other people and find they get lonely. If you live alone, it could be that your social life was connected to work, especially if you have moved away from where you grew up.

A home workspace

Having a designated work area can help in getting you into the right mindset for working. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy but working in an area where there are constant distractions isn’t the best place to be.

I started off in the spare room which was good but it wasn’t considered to be MY office as it contained a bed and wardrobe besides my desk and shelves.Create your own workspacePlus, as a spare room, it often became a dumping ground for miscellaneous objects that didn’t immediately have a home. Other family members would feel it was okay to go in there and move my things around or look for things, not that it happened often but that wasn’t the point. The thing is that you are still far too easily accessible to anyone and everyone.

If you can have a room that is just yours, it makes it easier. I now have an office in the garden. As I walk down the garden it puts me into working mode. No one goes in without permission, they have no need, it only holds my work things.

Finding a Balance

If you work for someone else this should be easier to do, finding that life and work balance. With a job you have set hours or set work that needs to be done. When you work for yourself and are building a business those lines become blurred. If you have a family spending every spare minute on your business won’t go down well.

Not only that you do need some time out to relax and connect with other people. Too many hours working nonstop can find you making mistakes, big or small or just losing focus. Perhaps even concentrating on something that is minor rather than the important things that will move you forwards quicker.

So then you are not only upsetting loved ones but also not moving your business in the right direction.

Get everyone on board

Now that sounds simple, doesn’t it? That’s because it is. You sit your family down and tell them what you are doing. Let them know that at first, it will be time consuming and a lot of work to build up. Point out that you are doing it for the future of all and that it will get better and easier after many months or even a year or so.

Does that seem a long time? Trust me, it’s not. When you are busy and focused it flies by.

Today’s World

With the Pandemic still going strong, ebbing and then flowing back with more infections occurring, normality is slow to return.

If you are able to work from home at least you are still employed. For those that were proactive during the first lockdown and started a business while you were furloughed, well done. I suspect your business will be coming along nicely. Todays world. Motivating tips for working from homeDepending upon the are you went into you may not be earning yet but are definitely building solid foundations, especially if that’s affiliate marketing.

Or perhaps you looked and found work you could do online, writing for others, website building, creating graphics etc. If you are sensible, you will keep that going, even if you have gone back to work. At best it is extra money, at worst, it will supply something to live on.

With an uncertain future at this time, many people losing their jobs, with restrictions constantly in place and the threat of new lockdowns more and more people are looking at ways to work from home.

It’s an Ideal Solution

I love working from home. It can be tough at first, follow the tips above to ensure you get the work done rather than thinking, maybe later.

If you are just starting to look online for work or to start a small business, there is no better time.

Is there too much competition?

From Statista.com:

  • How many people use the internet?
  • Almost 4.57 billion people were active internet users as of July 2020, encompassing 59 percent of the global population. China, India and the United States rank ahead all other countries in terms of internet users.

That’s a lot of people and it’s still growing which shows that it’s a massive market place. Especially now with so many more buying, even basic provisions, via the internet.

So, what are you waiting for?

Ahhh…. what do I recommend? Wealthy Affiliate! The best place to learn about any type of online business, with excellent training, hosting, security, support and an amazing community. There are a lot of changes going on as the platform grows and improves even more. Read more about it HERE! 

I also recommend you try it for FREE first. Have a look round, have a go at the training and build a website to see what you think before taking the step of investing in your future!


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Avoid Scams Online

Avoid Scams Online

Sadly there are many scammers out there just waiting to fleece you of your hard earned cash. Some are done so well and are so tempting that you want to believe it and don’t realise until you are already inside, money gone. Let’s help you to avoid scams online.

When you start out

It is easy to get caught when you are first looking at starting a business. The minute you click on anything to do with home based business on any platform the adverts will start coming at you. You thought those social media platforms policed that sort of thing? Nope! As long as they are paying for ads they don’t care what they put in it as long as it meets the guidelines for setting it up. Let’s face it, the scammers are skilled at creating ads that work, look good to draw you in and sound plausible.

There are many legitimate online businesses that you can buy into or associate yourself with but always check for potential problems. Read on for some things to look out for when starting a new business.

What to look out for!Avoid Scams Online

The first red flag

Is if there is a claim that you will get rich overnight or gain unbelievable wealth with almost no effort. If it seems unbelievable, it probably is.

Other common claims are:

  • Newbie friendly, a complete novice can do this.
  • Set up in 3 clicks.
  • Set up in 15/30 minutes, neither is plausible because if you check carefully there will be videos to watch.
  • You can start earning money within 2 hours, 6 hours, 24 hours or any other variation. In that short space of time, no one is going to know you are there, unless they are personally going to share your site everywhere with paid ads or on large social media accounts.
  • Already has content reviews. That of course is pointless as Google will see it as plagiarised content and not index it. Why? The same content will be on all the other sites that have just been sold. Unless of course you can alter it or add your own which usually means shelling out more cash.

Be sure to read user reviews from reputable websites and check consumer reporting publications and websites. With all the information available online, there is no excuse for being taken advantage of, although having said that, it is easy to be caught on the spur of the moment.

What else?

Some will show you a big house with an expensive car as ‘proof ‘ of the lifestyle you can live if you just buy that super duper ‘system’. Occasionally you see the person sitting at a kitchen table or worktop on their laptop, kitchen is huge, immaculately clean and not a personal item in sight usually. All very staged, these will usually be for the more expensive ‘systems’.  These types were very prevalent a year or two ago but not seen any for a while, though it doesn’t mean they aren’t there targeting new users.

Remain Sceptical

Never believe it when someone tells you that a business will practically run itself. It will not. The effort you put in will be directly proportional to the results that come out of it. Nothing will ever replace hard work, dedication and a vision for the future.

If you do affiliate marketing you will get passive income from sites that no longer need much doing to them, just a post a week perhaps to keep them going. But by then you will have others you are bringing along to the same point.

Testimonials

If you read testimonials that are glowing and sound like they are coming straight from a script – they probably are. It is quite likely that these people have been paid to say the things they are saying, or they may even be total fabrications. Ask for direct contact numbers for anyone claiming to vouch for the business opportunity, and ask them specific questions that they would only be able to answer if they were actually real business owners who had used the product and sold it to clients.

Plus if you see many of these selling pages you will start to see the same pictures and names.

Upfront PaymentScam

Be very wary of anyone who asks for a large upfront investment of cash, especially if it is nonrefundable. Ask questions about “free trial” periods, making sure to read the fine print. These offers will often require you to give a credit card upfront, which will be charged the entire fee for buying into the business. Then if you have issues or do not want to continue, you can request a refund of this fee. You can bet that it will not be easy at all to ever get this refund. If they are genuinely offering a free trial, then it should be free, with no upfront cost whatsoever.

Can’t Look, Don’t Pay

There are many that don’t allow a look inside until you pay, this is usually because you wouldn’t bother and would run the other way feeling you had a lucky escape. So if you can’t look inside without giving a credit/debit card first, don’t bother. Legitimate platforms/sites have nothing to hide and willingly let you spend time there. The one I am on, Wealthy Affiliate, gave you some free training too and I built a website and talked to members of the community. When they are legitimate they know that once you have a look round and see what is on offer, if you are serious about starting a business, then you will want to join up for even more training and everything else you get. See this blog post HERE if you are interested in seeing it.

Don’t be pushed

Never give in to high pressure tactics and immediately cut off communication with anyone who tries to reel you in this way. It is indicative of desperation and an attempt to get you signed up before you can realize the flaws and inherent dangers in the program or the product. They may also be trying to get you to “sign on the dotted line” before reading the small print and the required commitment. Always take as much time as you need to think it over and to determine whether it is the right business for you.

If they start pushing hard, back away, anyone legitimate doesn’t push if they know what they have is worthwhile.

What do you think?

Do you think you will recognise the scams now? I hope so. Always remember though, “if it sounds too good to be true it probably is”.

Forewarned is forearmed, so you can go forwards now and get that business started or move forwards with your new business. Have to say though when you are overworked and still waiting for that first commission or sale they can be hard to resist. Be strong.

Enjoy your new business and your new life.

 


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Common Business Mistakes

Common business mistakes

We are talking Home based online businesses here. There are many common business mistakes that people make here are a few key ones.

Many people love the idea of working from home running their own home-based business. While it’s a growing field and very lucrative, there are certain things you need to watch out for as you get started. Once you get the idea it’s easy to get carried away and rush into it.

When I started my first online business 10 years ago, I thought I just had to open a shop on a big site and that was it. You know how it goes, display my goods and the sales would pour in. Boy was I mistaken!

Decisions

First off

What are you going to sell? Actual goods that you will buy and sell on or goods you make yourself which is crafting. If crafting it is what you are making and selling.Decisions Common Business Mistakes

Dropshipping is another option. You display a company’s goods of your choice on your website, when a customer orders and pays, you then send that order to the company. They package and post it.

There is affiliate marketing which is a massively growing market.

Buying and selling domains.

Creating websites and managing them for clients …… and the list goes on.

Take your time

Just don’t get too hasty when selecting a product, service, or company to sign up with. You want to make sure you investigate thoroughly and have chosen a good option for you to pursue. Research is very important for any venture.

Once you have decided on a direction you need to decide whether you will hire people to set things up or do it yourself. If doing it yourself do you need training? Is it worth investing in yourself and paying for training which will pay dividends in the future and save on costs in the long run.

Just because you have selected the right company or product doesn’t seal the deal. You’re going to want to in order to make your business a reality. What is it going to take to get things off of the ground. What does your competition look like? Again, it’s research and more research.

Investing

First of all, will be the time investment required to get your business off the ground and make it grow. Businesses need investment of time and moneyHow much time you invest will be the difference in how quickly it grows and how soon it makes money.

You will also have to invest some money into your business opportunity, but you have to operate off of a budget. Have you worked out the costs. Website hosting, domain name buying, maybe a better laptop. If selling goods there will be packaging costs, besides the buying or making costs. A printer for invoices and address labels, with that comes the need for ink, paper, labels etc.

Many people get started and stake too much money from the beginning. This is a mistake.

Still, other people get their business going and decide that they don’t want to invest money when it comes time. This is also a mistake, as it could be what’s holding them back from getting things really going.

It’s great when things get going, but if you don’t have a record of it, you’re going to regret it. All outgoings and incomings must be noted and logged. You must make sure you keep well organised records, both for business purposes and tax purposes. This is extremely important.

Finances

Another common mistake that many people make is not separating their personal finances from your business finances. This is quite a major mistake as you could either end up underpaying or overpaying on tax. Finance Neither is good especially if they decide to randomly check YOUIR business. This has to be done correctly from the start or you’re going to have everything confused and disorganised.

Some people are soft when they start out, and they don’t operate with proper business sense. They are so anxious to get started with customers that guess what? They aren’t charging enough for their products and services. This is quite common especially in the crafting community. By under charging you are doing a disservice to yourself and other craft businesses trying to make a living.

It’s wrong to undercharge for anything as you will struggle to make money and when you realise this and try to put up the prices the customers you have will go elsewhere. You need to work out  proper price and stick with it.

Another mistake is continually having sales. Why? Because your customers that like your products will just wait for the next sale, knowing that once things are slow you will have a sale. How do I know? I made that mistake. Then when I complained on a forum that I only sold things when having a sale, another crafter said, it’s simple,  stop having sales! So I did and put up my prices which were too low and it went upwards from there.

Website

It’s that old favourite again, research. Look at the options, look at what they charge and what you get for your money.Your Website is Important. Build an amazing showcase!

Check around with other website owners. What is the support like, do they respond quickly? Do they actually fix problems? Are they easy to contact? Is the site easy to  use and set up with what you want? So much to know!

Many people fail to employ search engine optimization strategies and techniques as well. No one said you have to do it all yourself. Keep in mind though that it costs money to get someone to do it for you, unless you have a friend that can do it for free or cheaply. It is mandatory in order for people to see your site; it’s just part of the action. Good SEO means Google will index and move your site up the ranks so it gets seen better.

So you must familiarise yourself with the market, and you might be surprised at just how much you can do on your own.

Your business site needs to be easily navigable and very user-friendly.

I recommend Wealthy Affiliate. I would use them for hosting alone as it is very secure you get the use of ten sites, the support is fast and very good at fixing any problem rapidly. The training provided is top notch and the community is excellent.

Still want a business?

When it comes to operating a home-based business, it’s important that you avoid these and other common business mistakes  This is an exciting time, and you want to succeed. Continue to learn more information about these tips and others you read. Learn everything you can and then get started today setting your home-based business up the right way.

It’s hard work, there is much to learn but there is also a lot of information out there readily available to help you.

There is nothing better than working for yourself, choosing the hours to suit you, loving what you do and discovering that it doesn’t feel like work because you are having so much fun.

And of course you can go and visit friends and relatives, go on holiday and your business can go with you. No need to shut it down, do the minimal amount while you are on holiday but still keep earning.

I recommend Wealthy Affiliate as you can try it out for free. It is certainly worth checking out and comparing the quality and what it provides against other sites.

 

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Don’t Let Fear Hold You Back

Face your Fears

Everyone has fears and this is inevitable. It is part and parcel of life. However, what separates the winners from the masses who fail is the ability to acknowledge and face your fears and push through them. While conquering one’s deepest and darkest fears is not easy, it is definitely worth the effort. As an online marketer, there will be times when the skies seem gloomy and you wonder if it will all work out.

Financial insecurities, temporary setbacks and the usual challenges that life throws at you can be daunting. The majority of beginners will throw in the towel and quit the moment the going gets tough.They quit out of fear.

Don’t let Fear hold YOU back

But you’re different because you know better. When it comes to fear, you really only have 2 choices.

1. Forget Everything And RunForget everything and run. Don't Let Fear Hold You Back

Or

2. Face Everything And Rise

The choice is quite obvious. While the first one will be easy, it will leave you stranded in the muck and mire of mediocrity. Your dreams and goals will die from strangulation by fear. Choose the second option and you’ll push past your fear with grim determination.

When you come out on the other side, you’ll be emotionally stronger, mentally tougher and you’ll taste the fruits of success. There is no other way. You only have 2 options. Choose the second one. Everything you want is on the other side of fear.

Here we’ll look at 4 of the most common fears that plague many online marketers/entrepreneurs and how you can get past them.

1. Fear of the Unknown?

This is probably one of the biggest fears that entrepreneurs face. When you’re starting your own business, while you may have done your homework and prepared the best you can, there will ALWAYS be a certain degree of uncertainty. That’s just the way it is.

If you’re worried that you may not have the skills to create an online business, go ahead and do it anyway. Then learn as you go along. The best way to put an end to your fear of the unknown is to have faith in yourself, to believe in yourself and what you’re trying to achieve.

The next time you have doubts and fears, ask yourself why you’re feeling them. Look at them objectively, write them down and ask yourself what is the worst thing that could happen.

From that list decide what you would do if any of those things did happen. Once out in the open with a plan to solve any problems that might arise, it is easier to move forward.

2. The Fear of FailureFear of failure

This is another major fear that paralyse us.  The fear of failure has stopped more people in their tracks than any other fear. Usually this fear is disguised in many different ways. If you worry that all your efforts will go to waste when your online efforts earn you no money, that’s a fear of failure. Most people say that they just ‘don’t want to waste their time on something that won’t work.’

The hard truth is that you’ll never know unless you try. It may take you 3 years to build an online business that’s making you six figures a year. But guess what? If you don’t try because you’re afraid to fail, the time is going to pass anyway.

That same 3 years will go by and chances are your life will probably be the same. Whereas if you had moved forward with your goals, you just might be in the six figure income category. A lot of people fear failure because it will make them look bad in front of their friends and family.

What Others Think of you doesn’t Matter

it’s what you think of yourself that counts. In fact, you may notice that when you try to better yourself and do things that others don’t do, your friends and family will probably be your hardest critics and they’ll call it ‘concern’ or ‘tough love. They will complain you no longer have much time for them and will constantly try to lure you away. They will say you are wasting your time as you have no results from your efforts. Another one will be that you are wasting money that could be used on something else. If all else fails then will come ridicule. A lot of this won’t be overt, more a steady trickle to wear you down and feed any doubts, without you realising.

It can make them feel threatened and the only way for them to feel better is to drag you down to their level so that the status quo can be maintained.

As before ask yourself what you fear about failing, write everything down and then brainstorm ways to get past them. Then remind yourself that there are no limits on what you can do, only those you place upon yourself.

3. The Fear That You Are Not Good Enough

This is a major fear for many people in all walks of life.Am I Good Enough?

No one is good at everything but we tend to berate ourselves for things we cannot do rather than praising ourselves for those we do well.

  • Albert Einstein once said, “Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

Never give up on yourself. Usually when you’re trying to build an online business, there will be a learning curve that you’ll have to go through. This is inevitable. You will make mistakes. You will buy products that are rubbish. And you will waste time and money. This too is normal and can’t be avoided. However, if you quit while at this stage because you feel like you’re not good enough, you’ll never succeed.

You only get better

as you keep learning and progressing. Many beginners look at the expert marketers and entrepreneurs feeling intimidated. They believe that the other people are smarter, richer and better than them. Don’t compare yourself with others.

Everybody started off as a beginner. You don’t become successful overnight. There is a journey that you have to go through to build your business to where you want it to be. Yes there will be failures but each one is another way you have learn’t not to do something. The more you learn, the better you’ll get.

The more mistakes you make the better. Failure is not the opposite of success. It is a part of success. You are good enough. You always have been. You just need to believe it.

4. The Fear That You’re Too Old

This is another big one. You may have heard terms like ‘Article marketing is dead or ‘The good ol’ days are over’ ‘You’re too old to start a business’… But are these statements even true? Of course not. Building a business online is here to stay and every single day there are people reaching their income goals. It’s never too late to start and now is as good a time as any. Age is no barrier to dreams and happiness.

You’re never too old to set new goals or dream new dreams.

Henry Ford was 45 when he created the Model T car. Ray Croc, started MacDonald’s at the age of 52 and Colonel Sanders was 62 when he franchised KFC.

I  was 54 when I started an online craft business and 63 when I looked for a new  challenge and started leaning about affiliate marketing.  I looked for many months to find a reputable company and narrowly avoided many scams doing so.

Perseverance paid off and 17 months later I have learnt and integrated an amazing amount of knowledge. I have built and run several websites and have a real passion for what I do. I can’t wait to get started every day and am always reluctant to stop because I love what I do so much. On Wealthy Affiliate where I ended up there are people in their 70’s and 80’s who are learning affiliate marketing and many in those age brackets who having been successfully doing it for years and still love it.

So as you can see, people have succeeded in life at all ages. You’re never too old. So cast this fear aside and pursue your dreams today.


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