Six months ago, I was asked by moderator of a discussion group with a large membership to share some words of wisdom on how I got started online. She wanted me to share them with group's eZine with 20,000 subscribers.
It gave me a chance to reflect on my experience in developing and starting my own Internet Business and Web Site. It took me almost 7 months of study and research to formulate my business plan and implement business model so I have a lot to share.I thought it would be appropriate to share it in this eZine. After all, it is dedicated to helping beginner Internet entrepreneurs get started with an online business - and sooner or later, be their own boss!
I asked myself: "If I can boil down what I've learned in last 7 months, what lessons have I learned as keys to starting my own Internet venture?" Here's are 5 KEY ANSWERS I came up with.
1. Discover and Seek Your PASSION
I found that this is first and most important key. Your passion is wellspring from which your energy and enthu- siasm comes from. If you love what you do and do what you love then you're doing what I call "pure joy of work". It's not even "work" anymore, it becomes a way of life - it's what author and speaker Jim Rohn calls "The Art ofLiving".
Some of you might have heard or even read book "Do what you Love.The Money will Follow". I agree with that statement. You have to be passionate about what you do.People will notice your passion (or lack of it) in your business or chosen endeavor. Once people discern this passion, they will follow you and they will buy your ideas, goods and services.
I've known for a while that I'm passionate about being my own boss, being self-employed.I have been an employee, an employer and self-employed. Nothing beats self-employment, in my own opinion. It hits you like a "bug" when you "catch" it - BYOB (Be Your Own Boss) Bug. I am also passionate about know- ledge and learning especially with Internet making it even easier to access any information anywhere in world. Having discovered this early on, I started a web site devoted to helping people learn how to become their own boss --- using most powerful means of communication known to humanity The Internet.
Thus, http://www.SuccessAccess.com "The Newbie Netpreneur's FIRST ACCESS to Net Success" was born.
2. Gain KNOWLEDGE and Be a STUDENT of Net
In any trade or profession, you must gain knowledge to achieve a certain level of competence. To become an expert in your chosen profession, more knowledge and experience are required.Treat your Internet Business as a Professional Career whether you're doing it part-time or full-time. For you to become a professional, you have to be a student of your chosen profession first.
Learn everything you can about your product & services, your target market and Internet as a whole. Be a perpetual student who continually learns and incessantly applies what you have learned along way. I call it "kinesthetic learning" - Learning by Doing. Keep acquiring, keep applying and keep testing your knowledge. Turn knowledge into informa- tion....then turn information into communication. The best place to do this is Internet.