Posted: 2006-09-11 / Author: Roy King
Starting An E-commerce BusinessStarting an E-Commerce Business: The definition of E-Commerce is: "Commerce conducted via the Internet".
Well, this simple word called E-Commerce sounds fairly easy to perform, but keep in mind that, it could take a lifetime to master.
Many of the E-Commerce businesses online today are basically small "Ma and Pa" Home Based Businesses. Yes, that's right, the American dream of "Business Opportunities from Home" have skyrocketed and placed a warm glow into the hearts of every entrepreneur.
There are many different types of E-Commerce businesses out there on the big WWW, some are successful, but many are not.
Have you ever questioned why some E-Commerce businesses skyrocket to the top of the pack, while others never leave the ground?
Could it be that some businesses are just luckier than others? Maybe, some businesses have more money to launch their marketing campaign? How about, some just inherit massive amounts of valued customers from nowhere that stumble into there website, and spend big money on their products?
These could be your answers to the above question.
Some start-up E-Commerce websites seem to believe that their products will sell like crazy, and the people will come if they build it.
Well, I have been in the business sector for nearly 40 years now, I have successfully managed businesses for wealthy owners, and owned several successful businesses of my own. I have always tried to associate myself with successful people in my life.
I genuinely believe I've discovered the secrets to becoming a successful business owner. I have studied many businesses throughout my life, even as I regularly maintained my own business.
I have constantly looked over my shoulder, watching and carefully observing what other businesses have done to become successful.
The secrets that I will share with you today are three simple words. That's right, three simple words that will guide you to a successful business, but, you must honestly believe in them.
These three keywords that will become your path to success are: Focus, Persistence, and Information.
Let's take a look at the first word, Focus.
Any successful business person, whether it be brick and mortar, or E-Commerce, relied on being truly focused on his or her desires to accomplish their goals.
The dictionary definition of "focus" has several different meanings, primarily pertaining to the human eye. One of the definitions are: "To adjust the focal length so as to effectively produce a clear image".
You must continually focus and adjust your sight on the matter at hand to award you the clearest picture in your mind, thus, allowing you to make the best decisions for your business.
Clearly focusing on your goal will additionally provide you with the complete confidence that you will need for successfully achieving your desires.
Next word, Persistence: This word stands on it own. "Continuing in the face of opposition".
No matter how well educated or affluent you may be, it just does not matter when it comes to the word persistent. Persistence must become an integral part of you, and your business plan everyday.
You must become persistent in your business practices, understanding that you will be marching continually in the face of opposition. Knowing this ahead, will provide you ample time to prepare for the challenges that will be in your pathway to success.
You will always encounter difficult challenges that may initially appear at the time overwhelming. Those challenges, must be properly resolved though. This is what makes good business people become ..... Great Business People.
Take time to do some history research on just about any successful person or successful company out there. Trace their roots down when they started in a one room office, a shoddy barn, or maybe at their kitchen table, writing down their business plan on a scrap piece of paper. None of those famous people or businesses would have never succeeded if it wasn't for their persistence to diligently accomplish their goals and or desires.
Here again, easy word to say, but requires you to step up to the plate when things get tough.
Have you ever asked someone to do something they never done before? Remember their answer? Probably was; "I can't do that". That phrase is probably used 95% of the time when people are asked to take on a challenge that they were unfamiliar with.
Anyone, can do anything, with persistence embodied in their mind.
Having the best education provided by wealth will not guarantee success without the strength of persistence.
Finally, we come to the final secret word, Information.
More wars have been won not because of the substantial troop strength, but solely on the pertinent information that the other combatant had acquired on the aggressors weaknesses or strengths.
Knowledge is power, and power is knowledge. I am a firm believer in this statement. The more information that you can acquire on a specific subject, the more knowledgeable you become, plus, your confidence level will rise dramatically.
Confidence within yourself alone will allow you to comfortably take on more challenges that you may be confronted with in your business venture.
Seeking additional information regarding your business should always be on you daily to-do list.
About The Author: Roy King, is the editor for Ecom Newspaper which is dedicated to provide Ecommerce news, information, and articles of interest for home-based internet businesses. Tips, Tricks, Techniques, and Secrets are revealed by the guru's of the ecommerce world within our online newspaper. Stop by and visit us at: http://www.ecomnewspaper.com Have a Great E-Commerce Day.... Roy King
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