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Is It Time for an Intervention? Overcoming Overwhelm for Online Business Success

In this Article:

  1. Confessions of an Online Research Junkie
  2. How to Overcome Analysis Paralysis in Online Marketing
  3. Effective Tool for Online Business Success

I have a confession: I am a Research Junkie.

That’s right, it takes more than 1 book to get my fix. I have to troll the back alleys of the library, indulge in way too many online sites, get the word on the street by lurking in seedy chat rooms, get my hand on magazines, ezines, newsletters, government papers, and public domain treasures.

It wasn’t always like this, well maybe it was. I wasn’t happy with just 1 Dr. Seuss’s book – I had to read the whole collection. And don’t even get me started on Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys. There was something satisfying about seeing all those titles lined up on my bedroom shelf. And, although I’ve given up my earliest dream of reading every book in the local library (you see, somewhere along the way I discovered boys!) I still get a rush at the thought of devouring new knowledge – and more importantly, testing out that knowledge to see what it can do!

Power of Knowledge and Danger of Overwhelm in your Online Business

So this is where your Online Business Success, or failure, comes in. You see, if you spend all of your time gathering the knowledge and chasing those rabbits down the rabbit holes and process maps, you are going to end up with a big brain and a small bank account.

The solution is really very simple, although most people get so caught up in trying to do their online marketing just perfectly, that they never start. So I want you do commit this powerful little phrase to memory:

“Done Trumps Perfection”

Just get started, Just Do It, Fail Fast, Know where you’re going, and don’t be afraid to adjust your course along the way.

Here’s what I do when I’m diving deep into a subject. If I’m learning about something to do with Online Marketing, I learn all I can, take a lot of notes, attend the webinars, purchase the courses all in the course of a single week.

Research to your heart’s content – for no more than a week. Then produce and implement something based on that research: A system, an ebook, a product…whatever. Produce something of value for your customers, and/or implement something that will keep your business growing.

You MUST unleash and take action on that knowledge in order for it to do you any good.

I usually take a day or two to let it all sink in and let my subconscious mind make some sense of it. I’ll map out a strategy, put it on paper, and talk it out with someone who is just as passionate as I am about this Online Business adventure.

Then, I Execute the Plan. I get it started, sending it off into the living, breathing lab that is at the heart of an Online Business.

Wait, That’s Not Completely True: My Powerful Tool for Online Business Success

Okay, I’m not being completely honest here. I don’t exactly execute my plan – I have a team of Outsourcers who implements the steps for me. Any online business that plans to be successful with their marketing must have some help. At a minimum, you need a VA. It’s your job, as the entrepreneur, to set the compass and provide some tools and knowledge; however, there is no reason why you can’t have a crew who keeps you moving forward.

Starting A Small Online Business

If you have been surfing around the web for a while you have probably heard about people making money or starting an extremely successful online business. Even though these stories cover the web and want you to pay a bunch of money so you can also make money they very rarely tell you the whole truth. Online business is anything, but easy and very rarely can you set up a residual income meaning you don’t need to constantly work for income. In most cases, you will have to fight for every visitor and every dollar you get. This is the usual case so if you have been thinking you would like the chance to make money online then try building a simple small online business and seeing where it takes you. The first step will be of course setting up your online business, next will be learning internet marketing, and finally, it will be necessary to learn how to make money from the traffic you generate.

Creating an online business is not nearly as complicated as many make it out to be. For those a little more serious about making a living online you may want to consider purchasing unlimited hosting though it is not mandatory. Once you have a platform that you can create the presence it is time to think of a niche that you thoroughly enjoy. A niche is what bloggers and webmasters call the topic of a website. A couple of good examples of a niche include “internet marketing”, “online business”, or “fishing”. Pick something that you truly love so when times are rough you don’t give up on the business.

If you create your online business go ahead and monetize it quickly with affiliate programs or PPC publishing. Some of the affiliate programs I found pay the highest commissions are get paid to take survey programs. The reason they are extremely easy to market is they are free for your audience and will actually help them begin to earn money. If you want to post some basic ads then go to Google AdSense or Chitika. Both will be free for you to join and will allow you to create simple ads to post on your website which will allow you to earn money every time a visitor clicks on an ad.

Saving the best for last it is time to talk about internet marketing and content creation. This is where millionaires are made those who create content that shoots across the web like a virus. You will need to learn some basic internet marketing such as SEO, link building, and branding which you can do in webmaster forums such as or on the major blogs out there. Really though your success will be seen in your ability to write content that touches people making them want to link to you and share your content across the web. Focus on creating content constantly becoming an expert content creator and try to fill the black holes within your niche that have not been covered. The best way to see if the content has already been written is by going to Google and searching for the title. If there are no posts or articles for the title then, by all means, write and publish the article.