No matter what they say about the “economy getting better”, you find this very hard to believe. Everywhere around you, you see poverty, job loss and many other situations that are more than enough proof that the hard times are still here, yet online, people are selling everyday. New people are setting up ecommerce stores, selling web hosting services, doing freelance work and the list goes on and on.
If you want to make better income or you’re having a tough time landing a job, the internet can be the answer to your problem. Don’t get into the requirements of a business loan.
Not only do online job opportunities pay well, you also get to be your own boss, enjoy flexible hours, and spend more time with your family. By building a business online, building a client portfolio, using targeted display ads or a retargeting service, you can re-engage with these clients over and over.
But of course, there’s no shortcut route to this. You don’t just go online, do a few gigs here and there, and then expect to live a life of luxury in a day or two.
In order to achieve success in the online world, you need to have focus, as in laser-like focus like what Bruce Lee once said:
The successful warrior is the average man with laser-like focus.
Take note that the legendary martial arts expert did not link success to talent or skill. He said that even an ordinary guy can become successful as long as he is dead set in getting what he wants.
So how do you get to this? How do you get to sharpen up your focus so much it will get you so much closer to your dreams?
Here are the ways:
First, determine your objective. What is it that you want most? Answer this simple question honestly. And this becomes your starting point. Don’t just say, ‘money’. Do you want to build a business? Do you want to sell products online via an eCommerce platform? Do you want to become a freelancer?
Once you define what your specific objective is, it becomes easier to formulate the ways that will help you achieve this.
Second, create a profitable business model. This is where you will put your focus on. A profitable business model is what will make or break your online career.
Examples of online business models are affiliate marketing, outsourcing of services, blogging or providing quality content, and so on. Most of these are profitable enough to cover your utility bills and daily expenses, but do not require capital to get started.
Third, educate yourself. Do your homework and research how you can best do with the business model you’ve chosen. You’ll be surprised at the array of courses available online that will teach you about all that you need to know.
But remember there are many scammers online, so make sure that you only rely on those that are run and managed by real online experts. You don’t want to fill your head with useless junk, which is what others are selling.
It’s also a good idea to get a personal business coach. It may be a little more expensive but the investment will be truly worth it. A business coach will stand by your side to ensure that you make the right choices in every step of the way.
So, these are what you need to equip yourself with the laser-like focus necessary to achieve online success.