You think running your own home based internet business is a piece of cake.
You've probably heard how easy it is to rake in tens of thousands
of dollars practically over night, and how you can have all kinds
of "free time" and extra cash for traveling and shopping at your
Just throw up a web site, add a few affiliate links, post to some
forums and presto - you're in the money!
But the reality is this. If you want to succeed in your own home
based internet business, whether it's affiliate marketing or
selling your own products, you will have to work at making it
successful. You have to make it your job to succeed. You must
treat it as your job, not as your hobby.
It's great to think that with just a few easy strokes you'll be
running on auto-pilot, bringing in loads of cash and then on to
the next venture. But without some simple planning and consistent
effort you're setting yourself up for failure.
Here are a few tips to help you get started.
* Set up folders in your email client.
You should set up a folder for each contact and keep important
correspondence while deleting what you don't need. If you belong
to membership sites that require passwords, keep the "welcome"
letters where you can find them.
* Set up folders on your desktop.
If you download a lot of software, ebooks or PDF books from
specific individuals simply name a folder on your desktop after
the author or site owner. Then when you download something you
can place it in their folder.
* Make your own HTML home page.
For quick and easy access to all your important sites make up an
HTML page with hyperlinks to your most frequently used sites
along with a brief explanation of each site. Keep it on your
desktop for easy access.
* Set aside a specific time for work.
It could be from 7pm-9pm every day or whatever time's good for
you. During this time do not get distracted from doing only what
needs to be accomplished for your business. Try to use the same
time slot every day so you get into a routine and get used to the
working mindset. Save the surfing for another time.
* Set aside a work space.
Make sure that all your friends and family know that when you're
in your work area you're off limits! No one's to bother you.
* Finish one task before starting another.
As the old saying goes, "Put one foot in front of the other."
Don't start working on something new until the first task is
* Work the ideas that "work."
When you find something that works well for you, work it hard and
get as much out of it as possible. If you're submitting articles
to a certain site and they're paying dividends, keep feeding the
* Learn from failure.
Don't get discouraged. Each failure's just a learning process.
Use any failure to your advantage by taking the lesson and
applying it to your next venture.
* Test, test, and more test.
Always test headlines and ad copy. A small change can reap huge
With these few simple steps you will stay organized, stay
focused, be consistent in your efforts and build a solid
foundation on which you can build your internet empire!
After all, you are the one who will ultimately determine the
success or failure of your business!