The Maverick Entrepreneur™ Series
My First Online Home Business Sale
by Contributing Expert Author Shaniah Turner
What’s the most significant motivational tool out there when you start an internet home based business? Well for me it was the anticipation of making my first sale.
When I started my internet home based business
I quickly learned that nothing comes for free and you have to work at it to become successful. I thought that I could make lots of money in a short period; well I couldn’t have been more wrong.
Yes, I got into the get rich quick scams, to begin with, searching on the internet for ways to make money fast. First, there was the “get paid for doing surveys” scheme. Then I thought that I could sell things on e-bay to make a quick buck. While there are lots of people doing this, it’s not a way to get rich quick. Next was the pyramid scheme. As time went on the money kept going out and nothing was coming in.
I could have quit there, but I was determined
I changed my way of thinking and started to search for legitimate ways to make money online. That’s when I found my first no “B.S” internet home based business.
I learned everything there was to learn about it, applied the strategies and then reread it all to see if there was anything I missed. Doing those simple things can make all the difference.
While working on my new business online, I soon learned that one store wasn’t going to be enough to sustain me working at home
So I decided to take on four more legit home based businesses so that I could obtain multiple streams of income. If I could get each of them making $500.00/month that would be enough to allow me to stay at home.
I dedicated myself to learning everything about them as well and all the while I kept repeating the things I had learned. Repetition and Duplication are the keys to making any home based business work.
Things started to happen after a month, and a half had gone by. My site was indexed from the search engines, and I got a few signups to my affiliate programs.
This in itself was enough to keep me plugging along, but still no sales. I was more determined than ever now, spending countless hours at my desk.
And then it happened…I got my first sale.
I couldn’t tell you how happy I was. Things have been picking up more steadily every month. The more I apply the things I’ve learned, the more successful I become.
The more I repeat things I’ve learned the more successful I become and the more I track and duplicate things I’ve learned….well you get the point.
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