Here are the ten most potent unwritten rules that may prevent you from “skidding into the ditch” if you are a novice Internet business entrepreneur. Make it a point to read them monthly and maintain your focus on the road ahead!
Let’s begin by examining the benefits of creating and building an online income. Our workplace is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, allowing us to work whenever and for however long we choose. Many of our regular responsibilities can be performed on autopilot, allowing us to devote more time to family, social, and recreational pursuits. This circumstance provides a less stressful work environment, and we have some control over our own compensation. It is essential to remember, however, that there are few “Get Rich Quick” schemes on the Internet. Consider it in much the same way you would if you were creating a brick-and-mortar business, which, to be successful, requires commitment and a positive attitude from the beginning, with little reward in the beginning.
While it is important to have your mind set on a full-time, successful online business, it is beneficial, especially early in your Internet career, to try out a few programs in your spare time as part of the learning curve. Get a feel for the Internet marketing industry while also learning HTML, Scripts, creating attractive images, and building your first website! This can all be accomplished in one’s “spare time.” Do not fire your boss until you are fully confident in your ability to generate consistent income. There may be a great deal to learn, but if you are determined, it will be well worth your time.
NEVER.. participate in ‘get paid to read email’ sites; they are scams, you will not earn a dime, and they will not respond to your emails of complaint! MLM as well as any website that claims your money will be doubled or tripled in a matter of days or that you will become wealthy overnight are scams. Ignore them! It is not difficult to locate legitimate traders on the Internet. Investigate offline contact points. The presence of an address or telephone number is indicative of authenticity. Sending them an email prior to signing up is also a good way to gauge their responsiveness. Avoid the ‘Get-Rich-Quick’ schemes. They do not operate!
Suppose you’ve discovered a way to earn enormous sums of money on the Internet. Would you then offer to reveal your “secret formula” to everyone? I don’t believe so! You will undoubtedly encounter individuals who will attempt to convince you that they have discovered such a recipe and offer to share it with you. Not only will it cost you financially, but also in terms of time lost. Avoid anything that contains the word “Secrets” or boasts of a massive income!
Similarly, ask yourself why a man who claims to earn several million dollars a year would bother writing and marketing an eBook detailing how he did it. I doubt it! Follow your first instincts, as they are typically accurate!
Don’t pay too much attention to images of earnings checks or bank statements purportedly demonstrating how much the account holder has earned. With a little creativity, it is simple to create whatever you want. The same holds true for recommendation letters and testimonials. They can be written by anyone or their colleagues. They may deceive some, but it should not be you!
Think positively and maintain concentration at all times. If you were to take a close look at all of the successful Internet marketers who have made a great deal of money from their efforts, you would notice that they all share a common trait! Dedication!! They are willing to work long and hard to achieve their objectives. They do not lose hope if things do not go their way today, and they are rarely influenced by the concept of the “quick buck.” I cannot emphasize enough the importance of this point…
Be prepared! Keep a record of all business activities and file documents in the appropriate folders. Check your email accounts at least once per day and file any essential messages. Don’t be afraid to give a file or folder a lengthy name (within reason). Within 30 seconds, you should be able to access any file, folder, software, or email. So much time can be saved by maintaining a clean desktop.
Adhere to the fundamental etiquette of Internet marketing. Avoid the temptation to send large volumes of unsolicited email (spam). Believe me, it won’t be worth the trouble! When joining a program, read the Terms and Conditions section and if you decide to sign up, adhere to those terms. During your Internet campaigns, you’ll make valuable contacts. Try to avoid “standing on your toes.”
Avoid leaving large sums of money on websites for online marketing or promotion! Most websites have a strict policy against spamming, and if you are ever accused (whether rightly or wrongly) of sending unsolicited emails, your account is likely to be closed, which could result in the loss of your funds as well!
That’s it then! Not so much a set of rules, but rather a collection of simple guidelines that, if followed, will make your Internet marketing journey safer and more enjoyable!