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Move Past Uncertainty, Build Online Business Success

Written By: SiteSell in E-Business Tips | January 5, 2011

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There is no such thing as certainty when starting an online business.

No solopreneur can know whether, when or how big the profits will be. We would never have had Google (Brin and Page planned to sell corporate search to monetize). Jobs was driven by passion, a vision that computers would be on every desktop and an integral part of our lives (crackpot stuff back then). The list could go on and on, but let’s come down to ground level…

If any solopreneur in any business measured the dollars per hour s/he was making in the first year, the economy would simply grind to a halt.

There is, however, such a thing as a winning attitude

1) Go in expecting online business success. Speaking of e-business, don’t think in terms of building a “website” anymore — always realize that you are building a business.

A positive, business-oriented attitude affects the quality of your thinking and execution.

2) Persistence. You will hit humps where growth has stopped or even gone backward.

3) Patience. There’s a reason that sayings like “one step at a time” and “Rome was not built in a day” are trite. The “trite and true” is usually “tried and true.”

Every solopreneur has the same doubts when starting out, the same worries, the same sense of being overwhelmed in this massive world of ours, online or offline…”How in this world can I ever stand out?”

Trust yourself. Trust the process. Then set back to work.

Do you have the winning mindset of a solopreneur? How do you overcome doubts?

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  • Looking back and the path is swamped with work but no sizable results, my personal recipe is to look forward knowing what I learned and where I would like to go. This gives incredible energy to tortoise forward.

  • Though I just have a little more than 4 month to look back as a person looking forward to building a online business, I feel this kind of article is very much needed, both as a reminder and as an encouragement. Thanks for the post.

  • Gina

    I am always sure that what I start will succeed. When I fail (and sometimes I do!), I move on to the next project on the list, which, strangely enough, is getting longer as I get older!

  • I’m discouraged with myself and am trying to get going again. This kind of post was very helpful. Thanks

  • Just 4 weeks down the road of building a business and I can’t believe how much work there is to do. I love your line
    “Trust yourself. Trust the process. Then get back to work.”
    I’ll keep these 3 things in mind and see you along the way. Many Thanks

  • debthelpways

    buling a site is not easy if you have never done it, but it will be rewarding when you make that first sale !

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