Becoming successful with your online business is the goal of everyone who wants to work from home. Too many people however believe that working from home means a part time job that earns huge amounts of cash. That belief could not be farther from the honest truth.
If you plan on working for a half hour per day then you are going to be sadly disappointed. Working online is a real job into which you must put real time if you want to make real money. Unless you have a large amount of money at the start up for you business then you can expect to put in some very long hours if you want to succeed.
I am not writing this article to scare anyone away from starting their own work from home business, rather I am writing it to open your eyes and dispel the illusions that late night infomercials would have you believe.
Since most people, myself included do not have large amounts of cash to toss around when they start their online business they are going to have to wear all of the hats in the business.
Here is the typical day for someone who desires a successful work from home business.
1.) Website Management
This includes adding new posts to your blog or website, creating squeeze pages for products that you are promoting and many other functions.
Regardless of how you decide to handle the advertising for you new work from home business, article marketing, ezine ads, pay per click, etc. you will working on growing that business each and every day.
If you are article marketing you will be writing 3 – 5 articles per day and posting them to the various article directories. If this is you choice in marketing, and may I say that it is a damned good one you must be consistent, writing one article per day is good and may make you some cash but to be truly successful you should be writing 3 – 5 articles each and every day, especially in the beginning. Later you can outsource the work.
Every successful internet business runs a mailing list; it is the life blood of the business. You will be sending out email every day. You might be sending out a content only email, content plus PS soft sell, or a sales letter but rest assured to become successful you must build your relationship with your list.
Not only will you be building relationships with your subscribers you must work to develop them with other internet business people. Through these relationships you will develop joint venture opportunities that will grow your list as quickly as possible.
There are many hats that you are going to wear as an internet professional and you will wear them every day. If you are under the illusion that you can do everything that I have listed in this article, and by the way this is just a small part of your day, in half an hour then you are sadly mistaken. Get your head screwed on straight because to become successful you must be dedicated and actually do the work required.