I was out walking this morning and I was reflecting on some of the main reasons why people don’t start online businesses. You’ll see at the bottom of the page I shot a video that goes over these reasons.
One of the most common ones is ” I just don’t have the time”… . Well that gets me thinking…we all have 168 hours in a week. So I often respond with “isn’t that the exact reason why you should be doing it”…I mean if you don’t have the time freedom you want then wouldn’t it make sense to find 10-15 hours a week for the next 6-24 months in order to create that time freedom you’ve always dreamed of…
In fact an analogy I like from one of my mentors whose been very successful in building online businesses is imagine if someone was holding a gun to your head and they were going to pull the trigger if you didn’t find the time to build your online business… would you find it then? Of course you would.
Another one I hear a lot is “I just don’t have the money.” Starting an online business relative to a traditional business is inexpensive. There are no staff salaries to pay, no rent of premises and no stock to buy or franchise fees. In fact apart from the initial registration costs and some website and hosting fees that’s it… you don’t even have to pay for advertising if you don’t want too. Once again if money is the issue then isn’t that a good reason to consider other ways to make the money that you don’t have!
I also hear many parents say “but I have kids” and I know life with kids is full on… I have two boys 18 & 16 and they lead busy lives with school and extra curricular activities, I have many a weekend with sport on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday but it’s very rewarding. Many people join the SFM (The Six Figure Mentors) because they have children, and they want to create time freedom so they don’t miss out on the important events in their children’s lives. How many parents miss out on the morning tea, the sports carnival the Saturday morning sport because of their work commitments?
Some people don’t get started because they don’t have a product or service to offer… I would say that would be the case with most people who start out in Affiliate Marketing. For me I don’t have a product at this stage, I am not doing Ecommerce, its something I will tackle next year with our Import Experts Team but for the moment I am sticking to teaching others how to start an Affiliate Business and “earn while I learn.”
Now here’s the biggest reason why people don’t get started FEAR.. yep you guessed it good old FEAR. So what is fear anyway? It’s False Evidence Appearing Real. So we are all scared of the unknown, we all suffer from fear of making a fool of ourselves, fear of “what if it doesn’t work?” what if I look like an idiot… fear is the biggest killer of dreams. I like the saying ” Face the Fear and do it anyway” and that’s exactly what I am doing. I don’t have all the answers but I figure as long as I get around those who are getting the results and making it happen I am bound to create success just like them as long as I stick with it and that’s exactly what I am doing.
People worry about risk.. what’s the real risk here? I mean for me who has come from a finance and property background I am used to Clawbacks where commission is earned but not received because a customer has had a change of heart or refinanced within the first 2 years. I recently had just that experience with an Aussie chap who’d moved to Malaysia. He registered and paid for an application with the SFM but after watching the first two videos didn’t feel the SFM was going to be of value in helping him with his ECommerce business. Now whilst I believe we could have helped him if he was prepared to go through the right training with the Import Experts team he made a personal choice that this wasn’t for him and got his money refunded. So there you see no risk.
To me what’s a greater risk is living an unfulfilled life and not really doing what you’ve only dreamed of and not being able to be true to your lifes values now that to me seems a far greater risk.
As I said at the start of this email I shot a video this morning in the park on why people don’t get started in an Online Business. Click Below to watch it… You’ll probably need a cup of coffee.
P.S. I’d encourage you to watch this in a quiet place where you won’t have distractions.
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