When you were growing up did your parents teach you not to use 4-letter words?
Mine sure did.
Oh, they didn’t mean “all” 4-letter words, just a select few but those were a real no-no in my house.
Well, today I am going to list 10 4-letter words that you should not only be using but should be living if you want your online business to succeed.
Work – “sustained physical or mental effort to overcome obstacles and achieve an objective or result”
While this is a word we would all like to get out of our vocabulary it’s 1 that we can’t avoid – especially when you’re first starting your online business.
There are no true “get rich” schemes or programs although there are many that make that offer. And it’s true that someone does “get rich” with them – the ones who “worked” to set them up!
Time – ” the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues”
While we would all like less “work”, we would like to have more “time” – there’s just never enough of it!
But in online businesses there is no such thing as “instant”. Yes, there are those who promise “instant” results but the truth is – it takes “time” (sometimes a lot of it) to achieve those “instant” results.
Plan – “a method for achieving an end”
Unfortunately, most people who start online business don’t understand what a “plan” is or how to create one. We are all so busy learning and trying new things that we forget we need to map out the steps we need to take to build a successful online business.
Fortunately, or maybe unfortunately, there are many ways to build a successful online business. The trick is identifying the 1 that will work for your business and then staying with it until you succeed.
Give – “to put into the possession of another for his or her use”
Most of us have heard the saying, “It’s better to give than receive.” And it’s true!
To be a successful online business person we must continually give the best we have to offer. We must “give” quality information, products or services to prove our worth to potential customers. And if we provide something worthy of being shared, we can have our gift spread the word about our business (also known as viral marketing).
Sell – “to deliver something to another for money”
Most people don’t like to “sell” things. In fact, many of us have been taught to be wary of salespeople.
It’s because we don’t want to “sell” that there are programs promising “no selling required.” But before you leap to 1 of those offers, stop and think about it. If no one has to sell anything how can money be made?
The sad fact is, you have to “sell” something to make money online. When you recommend products or services, when you make suggestions, when you negotiate partnerships, you’re selling. So if your online business is to succeed, you must learn to sell!