1. Start – Starting seems so simple but a few years back I had to make a conscious effort to begin the process. Making agreements with yourself and a few close friends can really help the starting point. Sometimes I think starting is the hardest part.
2. Experiment – Start watching how other people do business online and what seems successful. Don’t worry too much about how your business is different. Try fundamental marketing strategies outside of your niche. Different things work for different business. Stay original with your creations and your sales technique.
3. Research – Keep a watchful eye all around you, when online. Be open minded to all the different things going on. Be okay with change because we live in a world of rapid change, especially online.
4. Perfection – Always be perfect, just kidding. Once I let go of trying to be perfect or the same as some huge company I became more okay with being me and doing the best that I can with what I have. Let go, try hard and sometimes being productive is more valuable than striving for perfection.
Start a mantra for you, an example would be, I will never give up, don’t give up, and keep going. If you keep doing, keep working and continue to try things. You will learn so much just through the act of doing. Some of it may feel like a waste of time if it doesn’t work. But really it is the lump of things you are doing that increases your success rate. Having fun is very helpful too. Try things you enjoy and stuff you like.