您目前的位置: 澳门赌钱官网» 专业英语» 金融英语» The 40 Rules: Your Game Plan for Internet Business Success

The 40 Rules: Your Game Plan for Internet Business Success

The 40 Rules: Your Game Plan for Internet Business Success

 

Fortunately, your dream of developing an Internet business does not have to end in failure like so many others do. You can build a successful Internet business that will allow you to do the work you love, provide for your family, and enable you to live life on your own terms. There are two keys to becoming a successful online entrepreneur: having the will to work hard and having a proven game plan. While I cannot make you put in the long hours essential for a successful business, I can provide a proven plan and rules to follow based on my own experiences so you can build a profitable online business like I have.

 

The 40 Rules for Internet Business Success is designed for you to understand and implement ideas for your Internet business no matter what your goals are for online success. Whether you are creating an e-commerce store, an information product, a software-as-a-service business, a membership site, a company that provides professional services through the Internet or any kind of bootstrapped start-up, this book will provide wisdom and insight to build your Internet business the right way from the beginning. Comprised of forty different rules or principles that I have learned over the last eight years, this book takes you from initial thoughts all the way through the strategies that can take your successful business to the next level.

 

The first section, Developing Yourself, offers healthy rules to live by as you become an online entrepreneur. The second section, Building Your Business, provides experience-based information about constructing your business model and finding the unique aspects of your ideas to get your business up and running. The third section, Running Your Business, contains solid guidance about the day-to-day workings of your business, advice on customer relationships, and recovery from setbacks after your business has launched. The fourth and final section, Growing Your Business, discusses different strategies for marketing and growth once you have gained traction and are running a successful business. And be sure to read my recommended list of books and podcasts for new entrepreneurs and the list of 40 Online Business Ideas to help you discover what business you are uniquely equipped to start. These are found in the appendix at the back of the book.

 

Rule 1: Know Your Why

 

Before you make the decision to take the entrepreneurial leap and start your own Internet business, the first question you need to ask yourself is, "Why?" Why are you starting your business? You likely have the option to continue working at your current place of employment and receive a steady paycheck, but you are choosing to put many thousands of hours of blood, sweat, and tears to create a business where there was nothing before. The buck is going to stop with you. You are now going to be responsible for everything: market identification, product development, marketing, sales, operations, customer service, accounting, legal, taxes, and all the other things that come with starting a business. You are going to be the one responsible for putting out every fire that threatens your business and be responsible for making the whole machine run smoothly. Every. Single. Day.

 

Building an Internet business from scratch is not easy. Not everyone can do it. When you make the decision to start, you are signing up for months of hard work, sleepless nights and less time spent with your family. You better have good reasons for why you want to give this a shot. You cannot kind-of, sort-of, maybe start a business. If you believe you are ready to make that decision, you need to commit all of your best energy into building and growing. This means remaining head-down for months on end and working hard before you have earned any meaningful revenue. In those moments when you have to choose between staying and working on your business that has not had any traction yet and going out with your friends or family, you need to have your "Why" firmly in place to remind you of the reasons you started your business in the first place.

 

Your "Why" Shapes Your Business If you know why you want to start your business, you will be able to answer just about every other important question to shape what your business needs to look like. If your goal is to escape the 9 to 5 to work at home so you can spend more time with your family, you will not want to structure a business that requires you to have an office and a bunch of employees. If you are starting your business because you have to be the master of your own domain, you probably do not want to start a business that will require you to raise venture capital, because you are just going to end up with more bosses.

 

If you want to have more freedom with your time and schedule, you do not want to build a business that requires you to be on-call for your customers during all hours of the day. If you hope to quit your full-time job and replace it with your Internet business, realistically you will to need to create a business that generates at least as much net profit as your salary paid you last year. When you have a clear and concise reason for why you want what you set out to achieve, you will have a lens through which you must make every future business decision.

 

I know my "Why". I have built my businesses because I want to be the master of my own destiny. I want my success to be fully dependent upon my ability to deliver and generate value. I want the ability to generate a six-figure income so I can provide for my family and give generously to the charitable causes that my wife and I care about. I want freedom over my time so I can play with my son every morning, serve in my local church, and have lunch with friends, family, and business acquaintances any day of the week. I want to be able to visit family and go on vacations without having to ask permission from anyone else.

 

Stay Focused

 

It took eight long years to get to where I am with my Internet business. I have put in my hours, I have tried and failed and tried again, and now I am living my goals of total freedom over my time while my business continues to provide more than enough income for my family's month-to-month expenses and entertainment. When you have built a successful business that is working for you, you will be able to look back at your journey from where it started. Your decisions and strategies made along the way will seem like no-brainers. Hindsight provides that clarity. But in the beginning, you are at the base of a large mountain that you need to climb. It is easy to wander off the path or give up along the way. If you want to make it to the top and build a successful business, keep your focus on your "Why".

 

Action Steps:

 

Complete this sentence: "I am starting my business so I can..."

List any constraints that you need to be mindful of while building your business.

Begin mapping out the other questions that will naturally stem from your "Why" (How? When? What?). Try to answer them. These other questions may change over time, but your "Why" should remain your foundation.

XML 地图 | Sitemap 地图

XML 地图 | Sitemap 地图