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The Highs And Lows Of A New Online Business.
By Alan Richardson, Mon Jan 2nd

When you finally make the decision to start your own onlinebusiness I can safely say that you will feel slightly anxious,overwhelmed, unsure and even scared! You are not alone in this.This is a natural feeling for anybody whether they are startingan online business or jumping out of an aeroplane on their firstparachute jump. But people do overcome their fears and that iswhy the internet marketing industry is booming.

Okay, your domain name is registered, you have found a host,your autoresponder is set up, your website is all ready to beintroduced to the world. So, you start advertising the way youhave been taught, you buy leads, you join traffic exchanges, youwrite articles, you use pay per click advertising and so on. Youare now highly excited at the prospect of earning a fortuneovernight. DOH!

The very next day finds you in your website host statisticsarea, checking to see how many visitors have been to yourwebsite. You feel quite impressed that over one hundred peoplehave been to your new site and had a look around. So, you thengo to check out how many sales you have made. WAIT! None ? Zilch? Zada ? What the hell happened here ? You were expecting atleast a couple of sales, surely !


Oh well you say, never mind, let me check how many have signedup for my newsletter. Wow ! You have gained twenty five newsubscribers. This is an instant high and you feel like you haveachieved a miracle.

A week goes by with lots of visitors and maybe more subscribersbut still no sales. You are now starting to feel a littledespondent but strangely still optimistic because you are stilladvertising like you have been taught.

Time goes by and

you have changed your sales copy, maybe youhave even tweaked your website design a little. You feel thatanything you can do to improve what your visitors experiencewhen they visit your website will surely improve your sales. Youtry and try and try. You scratch your head and twiddle yourthumbs, waiting with baited breath for that first sale.

Boom, bang , zap, wallop ! You have received notification ofyour first sale and now your feelings change dramatically. Youhave, in an instant, gone from feeling despondent and bemused tosuddenly feeling like climbing Everest with one hand tied behindyour back and your trousers missing would be no problemwhatsoever. From just one sale the transformation in you isamazing. Of course, now you are hoping for more sales, so yourepeat your advertising techniques hoping and praying that youwill become rich in a short space of time.

Now, as all internet marketers will tell you, getting richquickly does not happen unless you happen upon a miracle.Internet businesses need to be grown, like a seed, from babyinto fully grown adult. Obviously this takes time and over thisperiod of time you will probably experience a multitude ofemotions. I know I have !

Anyway, from my own experiences with this business all I can sayto you is this, do not give up, no matter how low you feel,because with perseverance, your online business can succeed. No,I am not a massively successful guru but like thousands ofothers I am willing to learn and put the effort in. You can too,regardless of what emotions you go through. You have to stayfocused.

About the author:Alan Richardson,owner of Home BusinessDiscovery where you can find a multitude of resourcesdesigned to achieve maximum home-business success.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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