Myths and Misconceptions About Starting an Online Business

Are you trying to start an online business? Are you overwhelmed with the many online business programs available or concerned that you’ll lose money by investing in them? While many offers sound too good to be true, there are some very good ones available – but how can you be sure? Learning to read ‘between the lines’ will better prepare you for what’s really involved.

Why do most people fail with their online business? In the first 3 months usually?

It is because they fail to plan and plan to fail.

You need to determine what you want to sell first, it doesn’t even have to be your own product. Find some good resale right products that you can sell just like your own.

Expect to succeed! Put the time, effort and whatever money is needed and test your promotions. Always test to find out what works and what doesn’t. That is another subject for another day.

Here are some common phrases used to promote online businesses and what they really mean:

#1 – Simple & Easy

Simple and easy depends on who’s speaking. A doctor may tell you it’s only a ‘simple procedure’ but that doesn’t mean that you should attempt it yourself.

Many online businesses ARE simple to operate. If you understand how it works you will be amaze^d at the simplicity – but getting to that point will require time and experience. You may just need to try a few to get a ‘feel’ for the business before deciding which one is easiest for you.

Those who have learned from experience can look back and see how simple it COULD have been if they’d known what to do all along. Finding a trustworthy guide can be a great assistance to your business efforts.

#2 – Anyone Can Do This

Sorry – starting a business of any kind is stressful and requires a learning curve. If you are attempting an online business out of desperation or the belief you will make easy money you will face enormous obstacles. On the other hand, if you are truly seeking a business you can learn, work at and make a living from, you will find something online that fits your needs.

Studies of successful business people concur that those who make it have common qualities of persistence, patience and desire. These qualities are essential when trying to start an online business – do you have them?

#3 – Turnkey

The term ‘turnkey’ use to mean that a business was set up and ready to go. You will find the term in business classifieds where the new owner can just step in and start running the business. Unfortunately some marketers use the term to suggest a business is fully automated – that there is no work involved.

There is always work involved. If the business really is turnkey than you will begin work right away because it has already been set to go. If you want an automated business you will have to do the work to make it automated. Either way, nobod^y is going to give you an automated, turnkey business that makes money – they had to do the work, so why would they share it?