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Stay Laser Focused On Your Business

Stay Laser Focused On Your Business

One of the biggest complaints new business owners have is that of being OVERWHELMED. Online businesses are notorious for

Stay Laser Focused On Your Business

being bombarded by emails, salespeople, offers, you name it. What starts as a business to sell a product on the Internet ends up as an affiliate site, a blog, and a repository for everything BUT what you originally wanted when you start.

Add to the fact that most online business owners know absolutely nothing, nada, zip, zilch about online business; add in not so savory anything goes marketers and not only are you inundated with overwhelming information but losing money at a phenomenal rate chasing the next shiny new object that will have you earning “five figures in 30-days”.

Really? While we’d all like to be there don’t forget to use some good old fashioned common sense. Stay laser focused don’t let smooth talk distract you!

As an online business owner you must absolutely remain laser focused on the  original intent of your business.

By remaining laser focused on your business you will see your business grow at a much faster and steadier pace. Chasing after the newest latest and greatest idea only leads to frustration.

That being said, however, business owners must also stay abreast of new and emerging technologies, ideas, etc. that may become the next Facebook or Google. Every new or innovative idea needs to be measured against your original ideas, business plan, or business model. More importantly, you need to ask yourself, “Does this new idea increase customer satisfaction and/or increase profits? Does this new idea create, in Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad model, an asset or liability for your business?

Learning about your business, learning to build your business, and yourself are worthwhile and necessary for online business. Remember to eat the elephant one bite at a time, however, and don’t try to learn everything at once.

Some of the best advice I’ve ever received when it comes to learning was to read only one book at a time. That’s a thank you to Timothy Ferriss by-the-way. My library is FILLED with hundreds (300 plus at last count from a yard sale we had several weeks ago) of books at least half dedicated to building business, personal improvement, and motivation. If I had not remained laser focused on where I want my business to go…I would have been overwhelmed. If I had tried to read several different non-fiction books at once…I would have been overwhelmed.

Again, by staying laser focused on your business’ original intent will help you from becoming overwhelmed.

Staying laser focused on your business helps if you have goals. If you started your business and wrote down business goals—BONUS! Goals will help you stay on track and give you a sounding board to use for evaluating potential new projects.

Finally, one of the greatest things about cyberspace is the free and uncensored information available to anyone willing to look. One of the WORST things about cyberspace is not only the overwhelming amount of information but the lack of credible review. Let the buyer beware!

Do your homework, remain laser focused on your business and its goals and I’ll see you on the beaches of the world!

 

 

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Keith is the resident writer and troublemaker at Empowered Pros.
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Before You Get Started In An Online Business

Before You Get Started In An Online Business

If you have dreams of world travel, time with family, or days fishing on lazy rivers then you have probably considered starting an

online business to give you the freedom and money you want to turn those

Before You Get Started

dreams into reality.

Starting an online business can be easy and inexpensive. Starting an online business can also be complicated and expensive.

Here are five MUST DO items you should do before you get started and before spending a nickel on a startup:

  1. Find a market. This is sometimes referred to as defining your niche and is your all-important first step. Taking the time to define what areas you understand and are interested in before you get started will help narrow the market you will target. Trying to market to everyone on the Internet is not possible and will only lead to frustration Think about what you know, what are your interests, who do you know and hang around with? Are you in to fitness, making money online? Do you have a deep understanding of a particular software application? Are you an expert at antique airplanes or antique coins? Read the rest of this entry
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It’s All About You

It’s All About You

It's All About You

In Chris Guillebeau’s recently released book, The $100 Startup, he explains that the most successful business owners he interviewed for his book had two key themes.

1. They were looking for freedom.

2. Giving value was the way to achieve their freedom. 

Giving value makes this blog site all about you.

Most people who write blogs do so to share their experiences, likes, dislikes, etc. with others. Blogs are generally personal journals written by millions of people with something to say and wishing to be heard.

The majority of blogs are a one-way street. The blogger writes, the reader reads, and perhaps if the reader adamantly agrees or disagrees they will post a comment.

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