Achieving online business success is not an accident or a gift for the lucky ones but a predictable result. Since we are creatures of habit, the habits or programs we manage to create ( consciously or unconsciously) will directly influence our businesses.
The simple truth is this: everyone who wants to run a business from home has equal chances to succeed.
It’s only the quality of the habits we develop in time that makes the difference between successful and mediocre entrepreneurs.
So, it’s important to identify the habits that lead to online business success and then start practicing until they become our second nature.
8 habits that create online business success
1. Work on your inner world
What happens within determines the outcome. Thus, the first step for a long lasting change is taking total responsability for what happens within. Next, through continuous awareness you decide to keep only what it’s useful for your goals.
Personal growth in any form(books, audios, visualisation, events or spiritual practices like meditation, yoga etc) is the habit that pays off a lot in the long run. The quote below is more than relevant:
“Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits;
habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.” (Tryon Edwards)
You can vizualize all day long, do incantations and study dozens of books and marketing courses. But you know what?
Nothing moves without taking action. If you get used to implement right away what you learn, especially when it’s uncomfortable then online business success becomes a certain fact. I admit..the mind wants to security. It will do everything to keep you inactive through procrastination and excuses. Remain alert when the temptation comes, accept it and focus on the business tasks you scheduled for the day.
3.Identify and study your target marget
It’s a habit that demands constant attention. Seek to find first who is your ideal customer and how can your services that fill his/her needs. Then keep monitoring. People’s needs and desires are constantly changing. In order to get the most from your work is very important to be open for improving your approach.
4. Build your own blog
Even if there are so many social media sites/social communities for promoting yourself, none of them is more effective than your own self hosted blog. Why?
Because you can use it as a tool for the key aspects of every online business:
- offering value via blog posts or videos to your audience, present solutions, show that you care about them.
-build a list by giving away a free video, webinar or ebook.
-maintaining a relationship with your list: via phone, email broadcasting or answering to their questions .
-creating a community of people that like and trust you.
- strive to post content every day
This way, you’re not only becoming good at writing but also people will be attracted by your commitment.
-optimize your posts for the search engines to be easily found.
-make your posts engaging by asking questions.
-reply to comments and keep the conversation going.
-use guest posting to spread the word about you and your blog.
5. Researching and learning from the best entrepreneurs
Online business success comes through a continuos learning process. One of the most powerful ways to come up with new content and improving your business skills is taking the time to read other blogs from your industry and watching training webinars hosted by top entrepreneurs.
I use to keep a notebook for the new marketing tips I learn. Therefore, I never run out of content ideas.
6. Blog promotion
Content creation and blog promotion are sides of the same coin. I usually dedicate 30 min to 1 hour to syndicate my content on various places: Facebook, Twitter, Stumble Upon, Linked In, Tribe Pro, Blokube, Better Networker or social bookmarking sites (using services like Onlywire and Im Automator)
Online business success depends on how well you can communicate with other people. Make a daily routine from meeting new people on social networks or offline.
Leave comments on their blogs, support them in their projects/contests and last but not least share their content like crazy. The more you give freely the faster you will see online business success.
This habit affects all the others mentioned above. And no, it’s not only about managing your time. You can have enough time but not enough energy to perform the money making activities.
Doing things productively means developing strong routines for each area- mental, emotional, physical and spiritual- in order to achieve your goals without forgeting to take time for recharge your bateries.
Another aspect of productivity is tracking and mesuring. By reviewing your results periodically you can discover what works and what should be eliminated from the daily activities.
If you would like to find out more about how to be more productive in business and life, I highly recommend few books which helped me a lot:
- The power of full engagement by Tony Schwartz
-Million dollar habits by Brian Tracy
- The 4 hour workweek by Timothy Ferriss
That’s all folks!
As a final point, I must add that implementing these habits takes time and patience. Even if in the beginning it may seem hard to apply them, keep being consistent.
Once the initial discomfort disappears each habit will become your ally in creating a successful business.
Your turn: what are your habits for achieving online business success?
I’d love to hear your feedback below.
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Radu Dascalul is a Romanian entrepreneur passionate about blogging, social media, transformation and network marketing. On his blog he offers creative solutions and tips to make your home based business prosper.
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