7 Online Business Hurdles To Overcome

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Sail Over The 7 Online Business Hurdles

Ever tried hurdling? It’s really hard. Hard on the knees if you’re like me and have short legs and aren’t a great leaper. No chance that anyone will ever confuse me and Edwin Moses on the track. But if we were on the internet an online business, maybe I could show him a thing or two. For you, I’m going to even better, I am going to tell you about the 7  Online Business Hurdles that everyone faces and some solutions that will help you sail right over them.

Online Business Hurdles

I am sure by now if you have been looking at an online business for awhile or maybe you already have one, you have discovered something that all business people the world over have discovered. Business is hard work. Your own business is very hard work. And having an online business doesn’t change any of that. Now, true, you don’t have to get up at 4 am to start baking like a baker or to start loading your truck like a delivery dude. You don’t have to slog through the mud like a farmer or put up with drywall dust in your eyes or deal with anyone’s plugged plumbing. See, this internet stuff isn’t so bad, even if there are Online Business Hurdles to leap over. So let’s start knocking them off one at a time.

The 7 Online Business Hurdles

Online Business Hurdle #1.  Too Much Online Information

too much information

 

This seems almost impossible. How can you have  too much information about anything that you want to do? If you wanted to learn how to set up a car repair business wouldn’t more information be better? Yes it would, to a point. But having millions of people saying do this, don’t do that, make sure you do this, don’t skip over the other thing will eventually drive you crazy. You’re going to feel like a contestant on a game show with everyone screaming advice and you and the host giving you a goofy smile awaiting your response. You have to tone down the background noise and be very clear on what you want. Choose only the very very specific information to take in. Talk to a trusted friend, advisor, or mentor. Follow the lead of other successful people. That brings me to the next hurdle: focus.

Online Business Hurdle #2   Focus

Hurdle #1 dealt with overwhelm and this hurdle is almost the same. There are going to be a thousand things (and well meaning people) pulling on you in different directions all at the same time. You are going to have to have focus and a clear goal if you are going to be able to ignore everything else for the moment. A good friend of mine said it best. He told me that if he skips around from one task to another he can stay very busy but he can’t get anything done. Instead he focuses on one task and totally completes it before moving on to the next one. Of course this isn’t always possible (some tasks are really never ending) but it does allow him to control those that he can. And there is a great deal of positive that can be taken from completing tasks and a real feeling of accomplishment that isn’t there when you have done parts of a hundred incomplete tasks. Focus on one thing at a time and do it well. Then move on to the next one.   Online Business Hurdles

Online Business Hurdle #3   Perfection

There is a world of difference between doing something well, (as I just suggested that you should in hurdle #2) and doingaction it to perfection. Doing something to perfection takes time, a lot of it. You don’t have a lot of time, none of us do. If you delay doing something or posting something until it is perfect, your business will fail. You will starve to death. Personal Online Business is not the place for perfection. It is a place of action, continuous action, evaluation and adjustment. Please don’t plan on getting anything exactly right the first time out of the chute, in fact, plan on it requiring some rework and adjustment. Be prepared to have to constantly monitor and tweak and retweak what you are doing. The really successful online businesses constantly monitor what is happening with their sites and they adjust them all the time. Being stagnant in an online business is being a plane that has lost all power. You can glide for awhile but without restarting your engines, you will crash.

Tomorrow we are going to pick up where we left off today and talk about the critical importance of evaluation. Online business is exactly like every other business in this regard. You need to constantly be asking yourself, how am I doing? Make sure you come back and check out the rest of the Online Business Hurdles you need to know how to overcome.

Till Next Time

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10 Responses to “7 Online Business Hurdles To Overcome”

  1. Nate Leung Says:

    I agree with you in this article that Internet Marketing is not the place for perfection, and that most of us who get into this space need to learn, implement and scale up. Great article!
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    Sigrid McNab Reply:

    Thanks Nate, I have to catch myself from trying to get something so perfect that it takes way too long to implement!

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  2. Eric McLaughlin Says:

    trying to be perfect is a big reason why people fail online… no such thing as perfect when you're running an online business. great list you've put together.

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    Sigrid McNab Reply:

    Thank you Eric. I have certainly had to remind myself of that at times :)

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  3. sherman smith Says:

    Information overload is a killer to success. Especially if you’re doing online marketing. There’s so much info. out there that if you’re trying to learn them all, it can put your business to a halt. Best thing to do is to learn one thing at a time as you’re moving forward. Great list Sigrid!
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    Sigrid McNab Reply:

    Thanks Sherman, I find that sometimes I have to stop myself from looking at and/or purchasing the next shiny object and just start focusing on what I am currently working on…

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  4. Adam Payne Says:

    Ed Moses….That’s a blast from the past…lol

    They are all a big issue, but the ‘too much info’ is a biggie as newbies feel as if they have to learn it all.

    Great info here.

    Adam
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    Sigrid McNab Reply:

    I can relate to that feeling Adam!

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  5. Ryan Biddulph Says:

    3 makes me laugh Sigrid :)

    As it we could ever be perfect. This hurdle is fear, masked in pride.

    Fear of being criticized, because if you put out poor work, you will be criticized and heck, even if you put out fab work you will be criticized.

    I created some hundreds of blog posts and videos but never shared em’; I feared criticism.

    This put me back years, but then I woke up, joined tribes, networked, and now I know learning and trying on the run is the answer to successful living.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Ryan
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    Sigrid McNab Reply:

    Ryan, thank you so much for sharing this! It is amazing what fear can do to us isn’t it?
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