Starting a small business online is incredible rewarding and very tricky. I was going to say ‘tough’ but hopefully you had already factored that part in. Believe it or not, a lot of people don’t factor that in…They assume that all work taking place online must be as fast and as easy as doing a search online.
The best way of starting a small business online is to know exactly what your goal is. Having a mission statement and having a game plan written down is widely regarded as one of the best ways of getting started. Yet almost no one does it.
Almost no on takes the ten or twenty minutes needed to put pen to paper to write down what they hope to accomplish. That mission statement, as unnecessary as you might think it is, has been a key contributing factor to the success of many of the online greats.
My advice here is something I’ve become a bit of a broken record saying…But its important: don’t try to reinvent everything. You don’t have to start from scratch. There’s no need to.
By feeding off of the learning from others, myself included, you’ll be starting a small business online with all of our mistakes having been made. Why go through that when you don’t have to.
So my practical advice to you today is to write down your mission statement. Be as specific as you can. And have short term and long term goals on it. Accomplish your long term tasks every day before you start on the short term ones.
This advice is not new. I’m not a business sage.
I’m a listener.
I listen to what works and I do it. Took me a while to stop doing things my way…But eventually I relented. And you should too. Follow the path of people who are succeeding and you will succeed. Starting a small business online is doable. You just need to stay teachable.