Online Business - 6 Tips For Making Continuous Progress
Here are 6 tips to keep in mind as you grow and build your online business.
• Study hard to learn and be the best in your niche- T. Harv Ecker once emphasized on the point of how the best athletes make the most money and how that seems to be a forgotten rule when it comes to business.
Just like the best athletes are the first ones to practice and the last ones to leave, you have to have this same intensity for knowledge and implementation in your niche. Always be willing to out work the competition and you will be amazed at the results this will bring for your online business.
• When you learn a thing, implement immediately- From this day forward, make procrastination your sworn enemy. As soon as you learn a thing, STOP what you're doing and implement it that very second. There is NO tomorrow when it comes to getting things done.
"You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good."- Jerry West
"The poor, the unsuccessful, the unhappy, the unhealthy are the ones who use the word tomorrow the most."- Robert Kiyosaki
Just remember that every second you let go by without doing what needs to be done, you're putting yourself at a disadvantage to your competition. • Don't worry about doing a thing perfect, just get it done and tweak as you go- This is not to say to do everything sloppy. This is to say not to wait for a flawless weather report to go to the park.
With your online business the same applies. Don't wait for the perfect article, the perfect header, the perfect offer or the perfect day to make an offer to your list. Write the article and then tweak it. Get the header up on your website and then adjust it accordingly. Make an offer and don't expect every single person to open your email.
• Check and Test what you do- Testing is an on going process. Testing bullets, headlines and colors are all a part of determining the value and functionality of your website. This is one of the beautiful things about an online business. The ability to test everything and change on a dime if it's not working.
There was a time when you weren't able to do this. In offline marketing, it's much more difficult to test. Possible, but difficult to change direction as easily as online. • Study your competition- Study other successful sites in your niche. Look at how they do a thing and how it works. When you find a proven method , don't copy it. Reverse engineer it. Use the strategy that you see, create a template and work it from your perspective. This is nothing new to business. It's been going on since the beginning.
-Home Depot and Lowe's
-McDonald's and Burger King
-Coca Cola and Pepsi
-MSN and Yahoo
-Facebook and Myspace
• Identify your "strengths" and use them- At all times, know who you are, what you can do, what you can't do and what you need. Do what comes easy to you and outsource the rest.
Remember, you're in competition with others in your niche and NOT yourself.
Never take on any task that someone else can complete more efficiently than you. One of our marketing mentors once said that if it takes him more than fifteen minutes to complete a task or figure something out, he outsources it.
Remember, knowledge without implementation is worthless. And in online business your success depends on it.