Building An Online Home Based Business – A Marathon

Building An Online Home Based Business Is A Marathon, So Don’t Run Out Of Puff And Keep Going To The End.

Mark Ford On Building An Online Home Based Business

Mark Ford

Mark Ford here with my latest blog post on building an online home based business.

The topic for today is to look at building an online business as a long term venture.

It is not about getting rich quick, it is more of a marathon and to be successful we have to persist and never quit.

The key elements for successfully building an online business are;

  • Having a postive mental attitude
  • Knowing what your goals are?
  • Knowing where to start
  • How to set up your home business?
  • Maintaining focus
  • Building an online business as a marathon and staying for the long term to the end, wherever that end is for you, relative to your goals
  • Staying motivated
  • Being persistent and developing a no quit attitude
  • Knowing how to research the market for the best business and income opportunities
  • Choosing the right home business and products
  • How to set up your website network?
  • How to drive traffic to your websites?
  • Being consistent with your marketing
  • Working with your home business teams
  • Implementing customer support systems
  • Buying into personal development
  • Working to a business system and strategy
  • Having a Mentor for inspiration, advice and guidance

Wow, Mark… Building An Online Business Is Indeed A Marathon…

I’ll Never Be Able To Do All That!

Saying “Mark, I will never be able to do all that,” is a limiting factor that you need to remove from your life. There are many things that you will be doing in your life now that you could not do at one time, and all of the tasks above can be learnt. That’s all it is really, the continual learning curve of life!

As you have already seen, all of these tasks make it a marathon and for those prepared to get stuck in and roll up their sleeves, building an online business works through persistence and sticking to the tasks ahead.

Building An Online Business Is A Marathon

Building An Online Business Is A Marathon

Worried you can’t do all this? Don’t… These are all tasks that at one time I could not do myself. I am self taught and I also use a building an online business building system, namely The Six Figure Mentors, to help me and my team complete everything that we need to do to be successful.

If you visit my Six Figures Mentors webpage on this website you will be able to read more about the Six Figure Mentors and the team support that I offer when you join my team.

I work with my team members to help them put together all the elements I have mentioned above to build an online business and be a successful internet entrepreneur.

I can offer to do the same for you. The starting step for you is to visit my Six Figures Mentors page to review the information and then click on the links on that page to join me.

Building An Online Business And Persistence!

Building an online business and marketing is a challenge for anybody at first. You have to get your marketing out there, which requires you to have persistencePersistence in learning how to do it and persistence in applying yourself to learning what it takes.

There really is a fair amount to learn but if you take it step by step it’s possible and persistence will definitely pay off in the long run.  Sorry, it’s not get rich quick, but a marathon like I have already said.

Persistence, not running out of puff and staying to the end will pay off for you. If you visit my ‘Internet Marketing And Cracking The Nut‘ blog post, I talk more about this, which should also help you on your business journey.

If you also go to > Do You Really Believe You Can Get Rich Quick Working From Home on the Internet? you will also learn more about why building an online business is a marathon and requires persistence.

Building An Online Business – The Don’t Quit Poem

On the subject of persistence and never quitting, have you heard of the ‘Don’t Quit Poem’ – “No Mark, I haven’t”… well here it is…

Here is the original poem in it’s entirety:

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you must, but don’t you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow–
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than,
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victor’s cup,
And he learned too late when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out–
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far,
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit–
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.

– Author unknown

The no quit poem speaks for itself. Let me know what you think by leaving me a comment at the foot of this blog post.

Mark Ford And Persistence

Persistence And The Rubix Cube

Persistence And The Rubix Cube – Would You Persist?

When I first got started online, some years ago now, I knew that this would be a long haul, that I needed to be persistent and it would not be easy.

I am quick to learn and having run a property business for a while, I knew I could do it but it would have to be done over the long term and at the pace that would be right for me.

(Tip: Build At Your Pace At A Pace Where You Can Both Learn And Earn – Resist Pressures! It’s Your Business!)

Building an online business alongside my property business would compliment the property business well and provide good cashflow, so I set about taking the actions required.

It took me a lot longer than I would have liked to get it going, but I have seen that persistence really pays off and it will for you too. Just remain inspired, motivated and keep taking the actions on a consistent basis. The results will then come.

When We Give Up, Quit… Don’t Persist The Results Don’t Come!

More and more people drop out of a business that they have built and worked so hard for.  These are reasons I hear:-

  1. It doesn’t work, I have been doing this for a week and nothing.

  2. This is a lot of work, I didn’t expect it to be this hard.

  3. I don’t know how you are making money, when I can’t make any money.

People want to make money right away, they are excited.  They do a couple of paid ads and expect immediate results. No… you have to build your online business and you have to be persistent.

Building any business has to have determination, work ethic and persistence behind it.

The video below from Brian Tracy, covers the topic of persistence.  It’s a firm favourite and worthwhile watching as you will really get it after you’ve watched it.

Persistence Video – by Brian Tracy

As Brian Tracy says, keep trying. Watch that video above – all the way through!

Brian Tracy always says if you do not have persistence, you should not be working for yourself or running your own business.

If you are new to the internet marketing world and you are looking to make some money, You must first understand the need for persistence.

Do you think the leaders in the SFM organization that I am involved with, made $200.00 a day or $1,000.00 a day right out the gate.  NO they absolutely didn’t!

Keep pushing forward and have persistence. Do what other leaders are doing –  understanding that they too had to have persistence – they didn’t just wake up one day making millions of dollars online.

I work with an online education and training company which has an affiliate program and it is a great way for you to get started since you can earn as you learn.  The founders and leaders in this business do what they teach their affiliates to do, so you will be in the right place to learn those skills.

If you want some guidance on getting going, please get in touch with me. My details are on my Contact Page.

What you have to do is set aside time to move into that entrepreneurial mindset and if you are reading this the likelihood is you are entrepreneurial and many of you probably already own your own online business (even part time).

The Six Figure Mentors & The Digital Experts Academy

For serious entrepreneurs who are prepared to invest, be educated and see that generating an income online is a long term sustainable business. Ideally suited to professionals seeking a digital lifestyle.

With the marketing system of The Six Figure Mentors, and the Digital Experts Academy product line, you can earn a residual income for using and recommending the system and commissions up to $8000 for selling their products. I wish you every success.

Mark Ford

Mark Ford

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