“A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her…” – David Brinkley

When you try to create your online business you will be bombarded with emails offering you ‘Bricks’ that may or may not help to build your system. Some will be free and some paid for.

For the plan I’m using you will need is a domain, webhosting and an autoresponder and these will all cost. There are ways to raise this money first (hire yourself out eg if you are good at graphics, or installing scripts) but you need need some finance to build a business.
I believe you also need coaching, mentoring or to at least be a member of some useful forums as I mentioned in my last post.
You will also to need your own product and some good contacts. You can use other peoples products initially but it won’t work as well or as fast.

The hardest part is to only collect the parts that your really need and throw away the rest.

You must have a solid plan just like when you are building a house, so that you know exactly what you need and what to do. Otherwise you will end up with the leaning tower of pisa with crumbling foundations.

You must focus on this plan and not start building other sites before you have one working.

It takes time – Rome wasn’t build in a day, but if you keep pushing away at one plan you will get there.
But be prepared – it may well take a couple of years. Most people aren’t going to tell you that but realistically it does take time to gather the knowledge you need and to train yourself to put it to good use.

If you are just starting out this probably isnt what you want to hear, but everyone finds this out in the end anyway so you are better off knowing now.

Focus – don’t keep checking your email, autoresponder, or paypal accounts.
I’ve been doing that today :( it just shows that finding out what to do is much easier than actually doing it. It’s just that I keep getting ‘Congratulations , You Just made a sale’ emails and until this week this didn’t happen.

You have to ignore all the latest products on how to make $1000 per day without doing any work and stick to one thing. If you don’t you will never even make $1 per day.

Following a big boost in my IM business early this week I spent Thursday working on my IM business and left the staff to run our Printing & Stationery and Mail Order businesses. It was sunny so I had a break in the garden. It’s not quite warm enough in our summerhouse, but later in the year I may sit in there with my laptop and work, or maybe even go away somewhere for a week in the summer.
Can you imagine what it would be like to get this kind of freedom?

That’s the target I’m working towards, but for now it focus, focus, focus…

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