Shifting Sands Online

By: Nicholas Dixon

The internet is considered a god-send by many people all over the globe. Never before has such an opportunity been placed on the table for your taking. Where else could you set up a business transcending borders for fifty dollars a month or less.

Opportunities abound everywhere you turn nowadays online, just name it there is a way for you to turn a profit. Newsletters, store fronts, affiliate programs and content sites are just a few examples of the diverse choices our there.

At the turn of the millennium when I first got involved on the net there were far fewer websites then. Now there are a vast variety of websites on different topics all vying for attention from web surfers. Because of this growth you can ensure that the competition for traffic is stiff.

One very important thing of note is that one’s success is not guaranteed online. Business online should be approached in the same professional manner as one would offline.

Since building my first website I have been through countless setbacks, I once lost seven months worth of subscribers in one fatal click. Setbacks are natural though, the important thing is to move ahead through the fog and mist even with uncertainty.

Passion is also very important to the success process. My passion initially was to offer the best website about my hometown, not to make money. Profit is just a by-product. That passion has been realized and even though I don’t make money by the bucket loads, I feel fulfilled.

Hardwork, perseverance, vision and commitment is required to see you through to the end. Don’t fall for the hype about get rich quick programs, success at these are the exception and not the rule. Buckling up for the long haul would be highly recommended.

Years ago if I had known such things I wouldn’t have had it so hard. But there is a learning curve in life and it makes no sense to try and avoid it. The experience you gain along the way is your wealth.

>From the days of not knowing how to turn on a computer to publishing a newsletter I have always realized that. It is not really the money that makes one wealthy but the skills and abilities that one possess. Look at Donald Trump, even if he went bust tomorrow he would still rebound because of his know-how.

Many times I have reached a point where I felt like quitting. But the options available deters me from doing so.

Just like how everyone takes time to become good at basketball, soccer or finding the perfect excuse for forgetting their anniversary so does running a business. Patience is a valuable virtue .

Over a period of time, one’s skills and abilities will improve once they are used regularly. Don’t let your current skills get rusty and at the same time endeavor to learn new ones. Do not allow the weeds to stifle your garden.

Copyright ? Nicholas Dixon

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