When starting business online, sound advice is the one thing you can’t do without. But you don’t need to pay a fortune for it or even to pay anything! Less can definitely be more as experts can quickly overwhelm you with smart tricks and ‘advice’ which is far too clever for ordinary online beginners like me.
When I was starting out a few months ago, I thought that the ‘sponge’ technique was the way forward – in other words put the hours in and soak up as much knowledge as I could and then apply all my newly-learnt skills to make a quick fortune. Easy – just requires a bit of ‘work’ but it’s mainly reading so it’s not real work.
Anyway, that’s what I thought until my brain really started hurting (and my wallet, too!).
And I hadn’t made a penny, and I had no idea how I was going to make any money at all let alone my quick fortune. But how come, because I’d paid all this money to get the best advice possible, but all I’d got was confused!
Alright, I know I’m simple and inexperienced, but I’m not a complete idiot, so where was I was going wrong? It wasn’t really information overload, because after all my studying, I didn’t have any proper information – by which I mean anything that I could explain to other people (or myself) in simple terms.
Clearly, I couldn’t carry on like this and remain sane (and solvent) but I remembered that I’d seen some websites which seemed at the time too low key for my lofty ambitions. Obviously, I couldn’t find them again but I changed my tactics and said that I’d limit myself to only three sites that had the sort of simple information I thought I needed and not take on any more until I had found out if they spoke my language. If they did, great, – if not, unsubscribe!
Well, within a few days I’d found quite a few that seemed right for me but I stuck to my rule and only selected three, which I eventually cut down to one. And, to my amazement, I actually started to get somewhere, in less hours per day with no headaches and what was left of my cash wasn’t disappearing before my eyes either. And I was enthusiastic again!
Maybe you’re the type of person who can take on board the wisdom of millionaire Internet Marketers and apply it for your own good. But for beginners I would definitely recommend setting out with a shopping list that puts the emphasis on just understanding one step at a time rather than aiming for the stars but ending up not even getting off the ground!
Having thought about this quite a lot, I really don’t think that I’ve limited my horizons by looking for simple explanations and taking things one step at a time. Quite the opposite in fact, but everyone is different so what now suits me may not be exciting or challenging enough for others. But I’d still recommend a bit of experimentation.