Steps For Getting Started in Your Online Business
Start with commitment and know your "why"
Most of you wanted to know the first steps to getting started in an online business. The first step is to make the commitment to do whatever it takes to change your life, no matter how long it takes. It takes this “whatever it takes” mindset to be successful in any business, online or offline.
Decide what you’re passionate about
With that foundation in place, the next step…ask yourself what are you passionate about? Do you believe there are other people out there who share your passion? You will only be successful when there are other people in the market wanting the same products and services you do.
Is there a global demand for your passion?
For us, being affiliate marketers for an online education program that teaches people the skills we all need to be successful made sense. As recruiters, we know there are countless number of people globally who at age 50 find themselves out of a job, lost their passion or having to reinvent themselves. We also knew this will only accelerate with technology.
The need for technological skills is increasing daily
According to a McKinsey & Company study by 2030, just 10 years from now the demand for people with technological skills in the workplace is increasing by 55%. We knew we had the choice to keep our head in the sand and ignore we are in the digital era and become obsolete or embrace change, learn and thrive. Do your research, education may not be your thing.
Are your values aligned?
Find a community that is aligned with your values. As recruiters, we also know when values are out of alignment relationships, personal or business, will not work. Do your due diligence and listen to your intuition. What is your gut telling you?
Find a community of mentors to learn from
Find a community of mentors. In this ever changing digital world, this is more important than ever before! Learn from people who know what it takes to be successful. Your will save money by learning from other people’s mistakes.
These first steps are at the core of your decision to move forward
These are the very first steps and the core of making your decision to start an online business. Its commitment and passion that will keep you motivated to tackle the steep learning curve. It's values alignment with the company and the mentors within the community that will keep you tackling the learning curve over and over again until the skills you learn become second nature.
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Adrienne and Bob