People tend to turn to the web to start an online business now more than ever. They hear all those success stories about others who made a fortune online, or work from their pajamas or live their so called "internet lifestyle". They believe that if a 20 year old internet millionaire can do it, so can I. Those are the reasons that drive most of the people to start a blog or an online business, believing that they will earn their income online.
The cold harsh truth is that 97% of those people fail after a couple of weeks or months.
Why is that?
The single best reason is that they start a web business that they're not passionate about.
Passion is the fundamental element for the success of your business
an online business is not as hard as many believe or people make it to
be. The website, the content creation, the online marketing are all
practices that can be learned. A person can either excel or fail in
those business practices. If you're passionate about your business
things seem to be fun and easy to learn. That driving force that passion
creates will get you through to every step of your entrepreneurship
Most of the success stories I've heard are from people
who are passionate about their business, about their market and the
products they either promote or sale. They love to talk about it, they
love to create content and to write about it, and most importantly they
love socializing with people online and offline who have the same
Discovering your passion
many people might think I don't have a passion, but I want to start a
business. That's a totally false statement because everybody has a
passion. If you think you aren't passionate about something it's most
likely because you just haven't discovered it yet.
The most common
and most effective ways to find your passion is to try things out. To
take chances, to get out of your comfort zone and try something new.
Monday after work take your wife and go to a dancing class. See how it
feels. The next day go for bowling or mountain biking. Go to a friend
who plays the guitar and ask him or her to teach you to play a song. Go
to a kickboxing class or go to a web design seminar. On the weekend
begin to write a novel, or the story of your life, or start building a
waterfall for your backyard. Notice what moves you, what got you
As soon as you find something you like begin doing it
more regularly. Become a subscriber to a magazine. Find on the web
forums or blogs about your new interest, ask questions and leave
comments. Start socializing with people who are interested in the same
thing. Become better day by day. Learn more day by day.
enough you'll come to realize that your new hobby or interest is all
you're thinking about. It will start concur your thoughts when you're
working or when you're watching TV. You'll start conversations about it
with your friends and close ones. It will become the reason to get up in
the morning, and it will intrude in your dream.
This is the time when you know what you're passionate about!
The first step in achieving your goals
your passion is the first step in achieving your goals. This is
something that you will build your personal brand upon. Once you know
what you love doing, you need to align it with your goals so you can
achieve the one through the other. This is the part that I consider easy
because your passion will make the learning curve easy.
an online business about your passion may seem to be challenging.
Especially if you're into something that's out of the ordinary thinking
there's not a market for it. Believe me when I say there's a market for
everything. If you're passionate about it, than there are people all
around the world who are passionate about it too. The internet is the
means to connect you with those people through strategic planning, goal
setting and social media.
Healthy business practice can help you
align your passion with your goals. All you need is a clear plan, a
blueprint that will guide you like a roadmap in succeeding your goals.
The first day you'll start earning your income through your passion will be the last day you will ever work in your life.