Have you been trying to figure out how to grow your business online, but not getting any results?
Are you becoming stressed out because you don’t know what you should be doing to attract more customers into your business?
Have you been spending hours and hours, looking for the “how-to” solution, that will finally give you the breakthrough you’ve been searching for?
If so, believe me…you are not alone.
Getting started online is challenging when you have no direction, guidance or mentorship. There is so much information out there, it’s hard to know what you should focus on doing.
I’ve been there myself. Feeling overwhelmed and frustrated because nothing you do, seems to ever work.
I hear the same struggle from so many of my readers, in need of help – how do I grow my business online?
In this post, I’m going to go over the most common problems entrepreneurs are having when it comes to creating success online.
Problem Number One
They don’t know what they need to do to get set up online. This is the major one.
Having a Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account is simply not enough. You can post stuff all day long, but what is really the point? Most entrepreneurs just do what they see other entrepreneurs doing, and post about their products or opportunity.
Here’s the thing…social media is not your first step. It shouldn’t even be a priority if you don’t have your foundation built. If you want to build your business online, get leads and customers for your business, and make sales, you need a system in place to make that happen. Period.
Nobody ever wants to do this step. Why? Because they know they are going to have to make an investment in the tools they need. You must learn to see the value in leveraging your time by having a way to systematize and automate your marketing.
This is the basic stuff that entrepreneurs think they can do without. My friend, if you aren’t making money in your business online, I’m 99.9% sure it is because you don’t have a system in place.
YES, you will always hear me talk about systems because it’s what you need in order to build a sustainable business online. Unless you plan on spending every minute of your day cold calling prospects, begging your friends and families for referrals, or spamming people on Facebook…then no, you don’t need a system.
However, if you are looking to create an income in your business that will provide you more freedom in your life, get serious and structure your business for success. You need leads in order to have customers, and you need customers in order to make money.
That’s what a complete marketing system will help you achieve.
Problem Number Two
Straight up…people are lazy.
Yea, I said it. Everybody wants “Life Freedom”, but nobody wants to work for it. As if one day, financially free – is going to just stumble into your lap. WAKE UP and get real. Don’t say you want the entrepreneur life but you aren’t willing to bust your ass for yourself.
People think being an entrepreneur is easy, or for lazy people who don’t want to work a “real” job. It’s actually the other way around. It’s WAY easier to show up to your job and do just enough to get a paycheck every couple of weeks.
That’s why there are MORE employees than entrepreneurs. The average person can’t handle what it takes to BE us on a daily basis. We work harder, and longer because we are dedicated to creating our own lifestyle, not one that was chosen for us.
You can’t complain about not making money in your business, or not having help, or not knowing what to do, or not having enough money, or because you have kids, or because you are in school full-time, or the dog died, or…whatever else excuse you want to keep telling yourself.
Real talk…we ALL have life struggles. Everyone is strapped for time. But we will all make time for whatever is important to us. We will all borrow, even beg for money if we really feel we need something.
Laziness will keep you broke.
You don’t get a handout. You’ve got to work for your freedom.
Problem Number Three
The third problem I notice is that people are very impatient. I’m not sure when it happened, but for some reason the idea is that you can make thousands of dollars in a few weeks time, from your laptop.
Now, don’t get me wrong…it is very possible. But, it is extremely unrealistic for the average “newbie” entrepreneur. When did building a real business become a super easy, overnight cash flow machine?
Again, let’s be real…if it were that easy, more people would truly be about that life. The same way a Doctor, Educator, Lawyer or any other career minded professional, must go to school and learn how to do their profession, the same holds true for an entrepreneur or small business owner.
You must take your career path serious, invest your money and time into educating yourself in order to be successful at what you do. That takes some patience, wouldn’t you agree?
Do you think all the successful entrepreneurs you love and follow all over the internet got where they are by chance? Don’t you think it took years upon years of hard work, study, failing forward, dedication, passion and a commitment to themselves?
You think they would have gave up in 2 months…or 2 weeks because they didn’t make any money?
With that kind of mindset, you will never make it as an entrepreneur. You will never have a successful business online…and somebody needs to be straight up honest with you. If money is your motivation, keep your day job.
If a measly 12 months is too long for you to commit to creating long term financial security, time and life freedom, you need to rethink this path. More than likely, it’s not for you.
Problem Number Four
Most people don’t have the proper mindset. They have fears, limiting beliefs and doubts that they are unwilling to let go of. You see, in order to have a thriving business and an abundant life in general, personal development is priority number one.
You won’t be able to build any kind of business, opportunity or program if you won’t first build yourself. Daily.
Everything you do in your life, the decisions you make (or don’t make) in your business, are all centered around your beliefs. Your beliefs are greatly impacted by the way you were raised, the people you listen to and associate with, and what you feel about yourself.
Unfortunately, everyone wasn’t brought up to see value in themselves. So, we have to retrain our minds, and thought process, while becoming more aware of why we do, feel, and believe the way we do. That’s the only way to change the negative.
Many aspiring entrepreneurs don’t realize the impact their belief system has on their business success. The way you think can hinder you and block you from doing what’s necessary in order to progress. You have to know yourself in order to be comfortable enough to not allow external influences affect you.
Time To Get Serious…Don’t You Think?
Let me be the first to tell you, I’ve fallen into every one of these categories at one time or other over my entrepreneurial journey. It’s been well over a decade and I’m still holding strong because I chose to change my perspective at every challenge I’ve ever faced.
Of course, I could have given up like so many do. But deep down, I always knew my worth. I always knew I was created to do something great and entrepreneurship was my dream.
The point is, if you want to be successful online…if you want to be a successful entrepreneur, you’ve got to be willing to do everything that it takes. You shouldn’t attempt to pick and choose when the methods have already been proven.
Too many people want to reinvent the wheel. If you’ve been doing it your way all this time, and you aren’t getting the results you want, it’s time to face the fact that your way is broken. Accept that you don’t know what you don’t know, then learn and apply what you need to.
It’s that simple, but so many people want to make it hard.
If you are in need of help, I’m offering it…take it. Make a decision that will change your life and get rid of the most common reasons why your online business will fail…after all, that’s not what you truly want, is it?
Sometimes we need a little push, out of our own way!
Share your thoughts in the comments below…I’d love to hear your insight on this topic.
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