A Foolish Workman Has No Tools
I’m sure that you have heard the saying “A Bad Workman Blames His Tools“? From my 30 years of being around people I know that this is completely true. Whenever something goes wrong, the majority of people will blame either someone or something else. It is never their own fault.
In the professional world, if targets are not met or deadlines are not reached or work not done satisfactorily, you will see and hear the blaming of colleagues, the boss, or the market being bad (this is particularly apt in the retail industry), the weather OR the computer doesn’t work, the internet is too slow, the phone isn’t working (blaming the tools) and the list goes on. People do not take ownership of their failures and end up blaming other things.
But what is worse:
- Having the tools and failing to use them properly
- Or wanting to succeed, but not making sure that you have the tools to do so?
“A Foolish Workman has NO Tools“
Either scenario is bad, and if any of the above two scenarios apply to you, then you will never succeed in making a successful online business.
To be successful you will need to:
1. Take ownership of your failures and stop blaming anything or anyone else when you fail.
Here’s the thing – everyone fails at some point in life; the trick is to get back up, start over and to learn from your mistakes.
If you start your Online Business and it fails in the beginning you must acknowledge that you have failed, but instead of giving up, see where you can make improvements e.g. choose a different product to market, a different website design / theme, or learn to write better content. The point is DON’T GIVE UP! Learn from your mistakes, and NEVER, EVER blame your TOOLS.
2. Make sure that you have the correct tools to get your business up and running and ultimately SUCCESSFUL.
Making money online is very possible. Many thousands of Online Business owners are making millions today, BUT there are even more not making any money, not even a cent. To top it all off, they are spending some money to try to make money, therefore they are making a loss.
Why are so many people struggling to make any money while others are making so much money – even while they sleep?
I believe there are 3 reasons for the other’s success:
1. They have the necessary TOOLS
What are the necessary tools to start a Successful Online Business? I believe they are as follows:
A Niche / Product
This is basically what your website is going to be about. What are you passionate about that you want to share with or sell to the world? This is probably one of the most important points in having a successful online business.
If you are not sure what your niche / product really is, then you won’t know how to promote it, and if you don’t know how to promote it then you won’t make money from it.
How do you make money from your niche / product?
Well, you can either:
Sell your own product or service directly and make full profit from it.
This will bring you what is known as Active Income. This basically means that you will always need to be actively involved in the entire process of the product’s sale, e.g. if you make certain items like earrings, jewelry, clothing etc. you can sell these items and take the full profit, but you will have to do everything including the interaction with the customers, making sure that payment is done and even arranging the delivery of the product.
You can become an Affiliate Marketer.
This is basically where you promote someone else’s product on your website. If someone comes onto your website and buys the product through a link on your website, then you will earn commission.
If you do this, you will be earning Passive Income i.e. you can earn while you sleep.
You need to start off by finding an affiliate program that is related to your niche, e.g. if you love fishing; then all you need to do is type in ‘fishing + affiliate programs’ into your search engine e.g. Google. You will then get all the results for any fishing affiliate program.
Then all you need to do is join one or more of the affiliate programs and add your affiliate link to your website, and when someone clicks on that link and buys whatever that product is e.g. a fishing rod, then you will get commission from that sale.
The challenge is that you need to make sure that your content is applicable to whatever you are promoting via your affiliate link.
The content is extremely important. This is what will draw in the audience you are targeting
Without a website, it is pointless even to carry on. You must have a website. If you don’t, no matter how good the product is that you are wanting to promote, you will not earn a cent.
To learn more about Building a Website, please go to my ‘Build a Website’ page here.
Or you can just have a look at this video that shows you how to build a website in 30 seconds:
A Domain Name
Another important tool that you need to have in order to be successful is a Domain Name. This is basically your website’s address. Without a domain name no one will find your beautifully made website.
To get a domain name you need to:
- Choose a name that is related to the niche / product that you are promoting. You will need to jot down several possible variations of this name as the chances are good that the name has already been taken by someone else
- You need to go to Domain Registars like NameCheap, Domain.com and SiteDomain to name a few. Once you are there you will need to enter in the name that you have chosen and then you will see whether that name in available or not. If it is not available then you will need to try out variations until you find one that is available.
To get a Domain Name, you will most likely have to pay a yearly fee for it, but it is not expensive. It ranges from $10 – $15 per year.
You can also get free domain names, but the name will never be exactly what you want. The free domain names will have the name of the company you have got the domain name from in the domain name you have chosen e.g. if you have chosen a domain name through the company ABCSite (this is not a real company), and the domain name that you want is fishinggalore.com, your free domain name will then be www.fishinggalore.abcsite.com.
There is nothing really wrong with having your domain name like this, but your website will never really be that successful as it will never really appear to be yours alone. But I leave the choice up to you.
A Web Hosting Provider
Web Hosting is a service provided to allow organizations or individuals to post a website on the internet. This means that if you do not have hosting then no one will be able to see your site. There are many different Web Hosting Providers and many of them are well priced and offer a great service.
You will need to choose which one is best for you and / or your business e.g. NameCheap, HostGator, GoDaddy.
There will be a subscription fee to these Hosting Providers. You will need to see which one best suites your needs and budget.
To make it easier to become successful, make sure you are going for the best quality products, even if it means paying more for it. You need to compare the different packages before committing to any.
Keyword Search Tool
There are literally millions of pages per any given topic, so how will you maximize your chances of getting your page or blog to the top of the pack of millions? One of the first and best ways is to make sure that you have the correct keywords, either in the title or within the first paragraph of the page or post. These keywords need to have the least amount of competition possible.
How can you find out what the best keywords are? Read this informative article on the topic over here.
A great Keyword research tool is called Jaaxy. In fact, it is one of the most powerful keyword search tools available. You can try it for 30 days absolutely FREE. Sign up here.
Having the correct keywords is what will separate you from the countless millions of people who are failing with their online businesses.
Make the effort and learn how to find the most powerful keywords for your content.
2. They know how to do it
When I started looking into starting an online business, I knew more or less about all the things that I needed to have e.g. Website, product, Hosting, Domain Name, etc., but my problem was that I had no clue how to get started. I had no one to show me the way. I was so clueless that I didn’t even know really how and where to look for help.
I don’t know how anyone can be successful without help from others who have become successful themselves.
Please have a look at my ‘Get Started’ page over here, where I will show you how to get started and I will introduce you to a program that will allow you to do everything with unlimited help plus all the tools that you need.
3. They are committed and don’t give up
With all the tools, and all the training, with the best product and the greatest content, it is all worth nothing if you are not committed to making your online business successful. Those who are very successful have failed many times on the road to get to where they are now, BUT they never gave up. They got back up and carried on and became stronger because of their failures.
Are You Ready to Get All the Tools Needed to Start a Successful Online Business Today?
You need to decide today whether you are just wanting to try this online thing as an exercise or are you willing to make this a success no matter what?
If you have decided on the latter, then you will one day join the millions who are achieving unbelievable success.
I would also like to walk alongside you in your journey, so please connect with me on my profile here and let me know who you are and what your dreams and goals are.
I’m looking forward to meeting you.
I wish you all the best for your Online Business Career.