Ever noticed that the most people who own the very successful websites always have more than one success behind their names? Ever wondered what makes them special? I will share some great advice that was passed on to me by a guy, an old guy, that started many successful projects. Here are the 5 secrets to getting started successfully on the internet.
Secret 1: Too much planning isn’t necessary.
When you start up a new project, like a website, it is impossible to foresee al the new problems and challenges that lay ahead. Learning from your mistakes is crucial to learning how your new business, or website, really works. And being adaptable to changing situations will elevate you to the next level.
Most successful new entrepreneurs end up following a completely different road than what the anticipated. Keeping this in mind it doesn’t make sense to spend too much time and money in your planning phase. If you do a fair amount of research, figure out what the big checkpoints are and give yourself a Plan B, you should be more then fine.
Secret 2: Don’t throw away money.
The majority of businesses get started on a very tight budget, and this is especially true for online businesses. People that don’t have investment capital to splash around must work harder and smarter to get their websites up and running, and profitable. Their aim is from the start to make money and not to spend money. This is actually to that business owner’s advantage as he learns from the start how to minimize his costs and what truly builds his business. Of course the less money you spend upfront, the higher your ROI becomes.
Secret 3: Get up and running as quickly as possible.
There is little use for a new project or product to be perfect. Getting something perfects takes a tremendous amount of time and money. Long after your product is ready to sell you will still waste time playing with rather unimportant details and second guessing yourself. Doing this lets everything and everybody lose their forward momentum, if only a little bit.
Entry level entrepreneurs shouldn’t mind imitating the pros to get things going. The market research has already been done for you and you are not competing with the big guns in the business. You can always change your course of action should you learn something more profitable along the way.
Secret 4: Go for the quick cash first.
This goes hand in hand with Secret 2. Go for the quickest money first to get some capital to reinvest into your website. As soon as some cash starts coming in you instantly have mountains of pressure lifted from your shoulders. This frees some of your time to apply that extra money wisely and fine tune your endeavor, which will most definitely lead to more money.
The added advantage of this secret is that you have to pay closer attention to the market in order for you business to break even. So be bold in your first steps and fine tune your money machine as you go along.
Secret 5: YOU are the person that will make or break your business
To make your website work YOU have to be the expert. Hiring experts to run your business, especially in the beginning, is going to lead you into trouble. When you start a new website there is plenty to learn, and you want to make sure that everything is done right. If YOU are doing those important things then they will be right. The extra work will probably be a little stressful, but you will have a unique understanding of your business like no other.
Once you understand a sector of your business completely and feel the need for a helping hand, only then do you get in a expert. Show him what to do and monitor him closely to make sure that she is an extension of your hand and not just a finger in the pie.