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Building a Solid Internet Business for Beginners
This article is intended to help you, the complete Internet Business newbie, sort through all of the noise and build your own solid Internet business.
You've read countless stories of people coming online and making it big. It always sounds like magic, doesn't it? Almost like there is some secret place on the Internet and if only you could find it you too would become an overnight success.
Unfortunately, as nice as that sounds, it simply is not true. Well, not entirely at least because there are indeed some websites that will help you to build a successful Internet business but I will talk more about that later in this article.
If you want to make money online by starting your own Internet business and building it into a strong income stream there are several options available ranging from creating your own product such as computer software or writing an ebook to promoting other people's products and services as an affiliate.
The problem with the whole Internet Business concept is that most people, for whatever reason, believe the Internet changes everything. Thousands of people who would never consider launching a business offline are starting an Internet business each day. I don't know the exact statistics now but the last time I checked around 97% of all people who start an Internet business make no money at all.
You see an Internet business is very easy to start if your definition of Internet business is simply throwing up a website or joining one of the many thousands of online business opportunities currently available.
Make no mistake about it, creating a website or joining an online business opportunity are great things to do. Both require you to take some action, to take that so very important first step. However, that is the whole key to understanding why some people build successful Internet businesses and others do not. Taking this action is only your first step. It is the beginning of your Internet business, not the end.
I believe two of the biggest problems most people face when setting out to build an Internet business are lack of experience and impatience.
Impatience is probably the #1 reason why so many people fail to make money online. Everything online is fast paced. We have instant search for information, instant messaging and with digital products we even have instant purchase and product delivery. People expect things to be fast online. And this thinking carries over when they set out to build an Internet business.
Impatience is what makes a person sign up for a moneymaking opportunity and then drop out of it a few weeks or months later. Ask them why they quit and they will tell you "because I was not making any money!". Is there really any mystery? Of course they did not make any money. They joined an opportunity or created a website, may or may not have done any marketing, and then just 3 or 4 weeks later they quit. How can anyone expect to make money like that.
This part of impatience is tied closely to their lack of experience. Lack of experience in business in general and lack of experience in marketing. If they understood how business works they would never expect to make money in a matter of weeks. Yes, it does happen, but never expect to make money that quickly. When people say you can build an Internet business faster than an offline business they mean you can be making money in a matter of months instead of years. Do you realize 80% of offline businesses fail in the first two years? Those first two years are the critical time period, if you can make it past them your business has a very good chance of becoming successful.
On the Internet you still have that "waiting period" but now instead of the first two years being the critical period you are looking at 4 to 6 months. If you are honestly working on building your business you will see results within 4 to 6 months. You will be making money.
There are new skills you need to learn. The most important will be marketing your business and building a list of contacts who are interested in what your business opportunity or website is offering. There are many tools available to help you accomplish these vital tasks and build your own very successful Internet business. The key is for you to take the time and make the effort to learn how to use them and then to actually use them.
I hope you have found this article enlightening as I tried to cut through all of the hype you have seen online and deliver the facts.
Are you still interested in starting a business and spending the next 4 to 6 months building it into a solid income producer? Or, having read that it will take 4 to 6 months are you now completely turned off? Ask yourself where do you want to be 6 months from now? Still looking for a way to make money online or would you rather spend the next 6 months building the way you will make money online?
If you are still interested in starting your own Internet business I highly recommend you check out http://incomestreams.probuilderplus.com because this is one of the very few online business opportunities made for anyone regardless of their level of experience.
You will learn the tools of the trade and belong to a community of people all working to build a better life.
The author (Garfield Benjamin) hereby grants permission to publish this article on websites, ebooks, newsletters and other electronic publishing means providing all links are kept intact and the author is credited as the original creator of this article.
This article was posted on March 05, 2006