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How to focus on your internet business?

Discussion in 'General Business' started by nuruddeen710, Mar 27, 2008.

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    Everybody knows that to make money from the internet it is not just by selling stuff. There are tons of ideas on how to make money online from the like of proxy sites, directories, ebay, affiliate marketing, adsense, etc. I like the ideas of not putting all my "eggs" in one basket so i tend to diversify my earnings from multiple sources.

    I don't know if you have the same problem but what i see is, it is hard to focus on my internet business. With new money making concept i found everyday from reading ebooks and from this forum i find it hard to concentrate and give some time for my current project and past project. The earnings that i get from the past project dries off quickly because i spend most of my time searching and trying new ideas.

    Do you do the same thing, to have multiple source of income? or you just focused on one specific niche? If you do have multiple source of income, how do you manage your time and focus on the given niche?
    SEMrush
     
    nuruddeen710, Mar 27, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. scubita

    scubita Peon

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    Hey buddy,

    i see what you mean: i suffer the safe.

    Just unplug and work. Grab some cool cd, a cup of tea and put hands down and dirty on work. Forget DP, youtube and ebboks for 2 hours. Just work. Unplug yourself.

    That way, you can keep your mind free to deal with other stuff: affiliates, proxys, whathever.
     
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  3. nuruddeen710

    nuruddeen710 Peon

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    Thanks. Good idea. But because it's just a click away to connect to the internet i find it hard to do that. Once my internet connection was cut off for two days due to late payments and im able to finished my project. I guess your right but like i said it's hard. LOL
     
    nuruddeen710, Mar 27, 2008 IP
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    Self control and willpower are a necessary part of running any business if you really want to be successful. Do what you have to, not necessarily what you want to, for your business.
     
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    scubita Peon

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    Rep added. Thats it exacly, you have to have the power to work, Period.

    There's alot of money to be made in web these days, so, just do it. Go get it.
     
    scubita, Mar 27, 2008 IP
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    It also helps if you work in a niche you already know and enjoy. Less research is required and you are infinitely more productive simply because you already know what you're doing and saying. Go into a niche and then diversify within that niche to maximize productivity and hopefully earnings.

    You will also have to develop a focus and drive. Scouring the internet for new things and ideas is more than likely a sign of discontent with your current projects. If you're not doing something you actually enjoy, you'll find you have this problem a lot.

    My advice? Find a niche you like, find a handful of projects within that niche that are fun and eventually profitable, and you'll have a much easier time staying focused and building a business..

    Rebecca
     
    internetauthor, Mar 27, 2008 IP
  7. nuruddeen710

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    I guess you're right.. focus on a specific niche and diversify from the niche.
     
    nuruddeen710, Mar 27, 2008 IP
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    I concur with the niche aspect, but just as important advice above-- something you like. Everyone wants to go for high paying keywords and niches, but if you have a genuine passion, interest, and knowledge of a certain subject, drill down on that and all the derivatives that you can think of, then once you have a base, it'll be much easier to expand.
     
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    stay focus on one thing 1st...finished one job at a time...

    unplug from inet is good idea.
     
    kimi2, Mar 27, 2008 IP
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    I think you should focus on one project and then another.
     
    SEOBusiness, Mar 28, 2008 IP
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    Start a Web Dev company. Work hard for low pay for 10 years.

    Than magically, one day, you'll be able to say that your web dev company is 10 years old, and people will pay you insane money for simple tasks.
     
    Vadym, Mar 28, 2008 IP
  12. everythingisplanned

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    If you've been in a home based Internet business even
    a short time, you've probably discovered that it's not
    time to give up your day job just yet. You haven't
    come into those millions you've heard others have so
    quickly amassed in cyber space.

    Of course, you'd love nothing other than to be free of
    that 9 to 5 leg iron so you can work your business as
    much as you want. Well, knowing that's not going to
    happen overnight, it's time to learn how to live in
    both worlds without going bonkers in the process.

    You know you have only a limited amount of time away
    from your day job to devote to your business. How are
    you going to get the most from the time available?
    Here are some pointers I've jotted down from my
    experience and reading on the subject.

    Once you've decided to make a go of an online business,
    finding time each day for working it can be daunting.
    Let's say you have a fulltime job. If you're like me ?
    and I'd guess most people are or else there wouldn't
    be an ever increasing number of us out here ? you need
    that fulltime income.

    On top of that you no doubt have to slice up your time
    off to do your share of the child rearing and
    household chores or upkeep. Child rearing doesn't take
    place just at home but includes little league, Scouts,
    school functions, and the like. Household chores can
    be routine activities like cleaning the garage, doing
    the dishes, or cleaning the garbage disposal. All
    these are time consuming.

    How can you possibly fit anything else into your
    schedule? Maybe the best thing is to make the most of
    your time when you wrestle down those precious couple
    of hours per day on the net.

    To begin, you'll want to take a hard look at how much time
    you're spending on your own leisure activities ?
    softball or bowling league, hobbies, and so forth.
    Decide what you can limit or scrap altogether and come
    up with a time per day you can afford to work at your
    online business.

    Now it is time to take a look at cutting out some distractions,
    at least those over which you have some control. It is time to
    develop a kind of tunnel vision, lessening some of the
    noise around the house like television, radio, video games, etc.
    Decide what you're threshold of distraction is before you can
    no longer focus on your business. Find a quiet time to work.

    With all that accomplished, now develop a daily
    routine. I start out each day reading my email. I sift
    through and get the important stuff first and take
    action if any is needed. Then I look at the junk
    email, take notes on any good ad writing I see, and
    file 13 the rest.

    Next I read my ezines. Ezines are my primary source
    of knowledge about online business. Everything I can
    buy about business is there someplace in the world of
    ezines, so I don't just skim them to see if my free
    ads got posted and trash them.

    I read and file the articles by category. They become
    my ezine encyclopedia. I notice the editors'
    notes and look at their disclaimers, warranty
    policies, and subscribe/unsubscribe links.

    Next on my agenda is to study my affiliate materials.
    Since my affiliate programs go together with my own
    endeavors, I learn daily from going to the links in
    them.

    Your daily routine will vary from mine according to
    your individual needs. However, from your daily
    routine, you should develop your weekly habits. My
    weekly objectives are to write an ezine article,
    publish my ezine, and improve my web site.

    If you find yourself drifting away from your
    objectives, don't panic, but try to work your way back
    on track. Be flexible about interruptions and allow
    for problems. This is a complicated life we lead. Why
    would your business be less so?

    Give up computer time to your spouse and children. One
    of your business goals should be to buy a computer
    just for the business, but for now, please share.

    Review your daily and weekly accomplishments. Evaluate
    every task and step. Develop a to-do list and check
    off the items you complete. Start to-do lists for
    tomorrow and next week. Adjust your routines according
    to the quality of your accomplishments. If you're
    spinning you're wheels, admit it and move on.

    Last but not least, take time off. Not as a reward,
    but as part of your routine. Schedule a cool-down time
    at the end of every online session.

    Take one or two entire days off per week. Spend time
    with your family. Forget about your business until the
    next day. Obsession can be a crippling force in your
    business. Don't let it overtake yours.

    Please heed the advice you've just read. Your family,
    whom you must live with, and your boss, whom you can't
    say goodbye to just yet, will thank you for it.

    About the Author

    Brian Moore publishes 'BizOps Secrets', a complete
    ezine resource for online success. AllPro BizOps, Proven Business Secrets That Work
    Online. http://www.allprobizops.com
     
    everythingisplanned, Mar 28, 2008 IP
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    Some nice tips here, thanks
     
    Fried, Mar 28, 2008 IP
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    I also like the idea of not putting all my "eggs" in one basket.
    However, experimenting too much would also mean spending your precious time w/o earning anything.
    Remember, money is time.

    Example your biggest earner would require 5 hours everyday. So do that first. That is your priority. Then experiment on another project on your "free time".. if you feel that you are not earning enough from it then drop it off your list and find something else. No need to handle too many.. always drop very low earning projects. If you have your 2nd earning option, then set another schedule for it.

    So set priorities.. and practice Time Management.
     
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    HI All,

    I find it very difficult to compete online. What I have done is take my online knowledge and gone to the real world where 95% of the people are clueless about anything online other than email and surfing.

    This strategy has brought me full circle and now I have the funds and clients to come back online and build a business.

    I say, GO WHERE the competition is the LEAST!

    RS.
     
    RichSage, Mar 28, 2008 IP
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    Know your goals and do one thing at once until it becomes really successful
     
    khairi, Mar 28, 2008 IP