I remember when someone asked me what I did for income and I told them I have an online business. “No!?” they said, “Yes, I mean full time, like a real job!”
That comment, as much as it hurt, hit the nail on the head, and got me thinking about what I was actually doing and what I had to do to stay committed to my online business.
My online business wasn’t thriving, not like it should have been, and as hard as it was to admit it, the truth was I wasn’t committed to it, I was treating it like a hobby.
If you look at online entrepreneurs, all they have is their laptop, an internet connection and an idea. But they do a few things differently.
Here are a few suggestions I have since adopted to stay committed to my online business.
1. Show Up
This sounds so obvious, but one of the most important ways for you to stay committed to your business is by showing up, like you would if you were running a traditional company.
Arrive at work, stay there and leave when you’re done!
2. Focus on Your Business
To be focused is to know who you want to serve, what you want to serve and how you will add value to their lives.
Occasionally I’ve looked at a company or successful bloggers and wondered how they make any money and then realized… they are filling a need… and they’re adding value to their customers’ lives.
3. Create quality content and Get it Out There
You need to have content on your site that keeps people coming back for more and they must want to share it and pass it on.
Include industry tips, comments and interaction and always remain true to your brand, from the style and tone and your service.
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These are the most basic steps you can incorporate. Check back for the most important steps that will turn your online business into a huge success. (See what I did there?).
I hope this article helped you learn how to How to Stay Committed to Your Online Business.
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