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9 Essential Tips on Starting A Successful Business Online

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9 Essential Tips on Starting a Successful Business OnlineI made a number of mistakes when starting my online business, and sadly I know there are many others who have done the same. That’s why I want to share with you my 9 tips on starting your own successful business online. I want to share with you what I’ve learnt over the years from my mistakes, in hopes that it will help you avoid them earlier on in your online business venture.



Tip #1: Have a Plan

Make A Plan

Have A Plan

One of the most important tips to starting a successful online business is to have a plan. You need to know what direction you want your business to take, and how you will get there. It’s ok to change your mind at some points if you feel you want to tweak your original plan. But if you just sit back waiting to see what happens, you won’t be successful. So decide what your business will be about, and how you plan to make an income from it.




Tip #2: Choose A Topic/Niche You Care About

The best way to start an online business is to focus on something you are passionate about, and that you know a lot about too. If you focus on a topic that you have no interest in, you’re less likely to be motivated through the hard times. Whereas if you’re passionate about your topic, you’ll want to continue to share your knowledge with others, and promote products around that area of interest. I’m not saying that your business has to be based on your #1 passion (cause it could be that business model is saturated), but let it at least be something you care about. If you enjoy your topic then the creativity will flow.



Tip #3: Spend More Time Doing, Instead Of Just Thinking

It’s so easy to come up with all these ideas of what you want to do, and think of how you’re going to do it. But it becomes a whole different thing when you actually start DOING it. You need to start acting on your ideas. For example,  if you’re thinking about emailing potential suppliers about a product…don’t think, just do it.  I mean, you can obviously plan what you’re going to say, and the questions you’ll ask, but you’re not going to get any answers if you don’t hit that send button.



Tip #4: Get The Right Training 

Get The Right Training

Get The Right Training

Having the right training is important because you get to learn tried and tested methods that will help you business grow. You’ll also come across new tips/methods that will further make your business a successful one. My #1 recommended training program is Wealthy Affiliate. This is because they have all the things you need, under one roof, and they provide bite-sized lessons to help you get things done step by step. They don’t give false promises, and they offer a free membership which gives you the opportunity to “try before you buy” (if you choose to upgrade). This means you can get a feel for the training material, allowing you to decide whether it’s for you, without having to invest any actual money. They don’t bombard you with upsells, nor do they claim that they have all the “secrets to success” in a 69 page eBook. If you’d like to know more you can check out my review (below), or sign up free today with the link (below).


FURTHER READING: Wealthy Affiliate Review


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Tip #5: Build A Support Network

Build a Support Network Successful Online Business Tips

Build A Support Network

Having some kind of support network is highly important to having success in business. You need to surround yourself with likeminded people, whether thats offline or online, it’s necessary to do so. You need guidance from more experienced entreprenurs, as well as a way to stop you from feeling alone in the online world. You also need people in your life who are going to motivate you to keep going. That’s why I enjoy being a part of the Wealthy Affiliate community, cause there is a great support network available to me. I have somewhere I can share my worries, and the people there will pick me up and encourage me to keep going. I also inspired by their stories, which further motivates me. Sometimes getting in to business online can be difficult when you’re not seeing results early, but having a support network makes you realise that you need to persevere…and the hard work will soon pay off.


Tip #6: Have The Right Expectation

Building a business isn’t easy, and it’s not quick. It may not sound like what you were hoping for, but it’s the truth. Building a business requires hard work, especially when you’re just starting out. If you’re expecting to make money doing nothing, or only work 4 hours a week…then this is not for you. If possible, I would encourage you to speak to other entrepreneurs, ask them how much work it took them, and how long. This may help you decide whether building a business is really for you.

Side note: If you’re a full-time worker and genuinely can only work about 4 hours a week on your business, then that’s totally understandable. My reference to the “4 hour work week” is purely to illustrate the misconception many people have about starting a business online.


Tip #7: Brainstorm Ideas

Brainstorm Ideas

Brainstorm Ideas

You need to have a brainstorm of ideas of content and products for your business. This is so you can tackle a gap in the market, and improve your chance of being successful. The best way to do this is through keyword research. You can do a basic brainstorm of ideas, or use keyword tools.  I personally use Jaaxy or  Wealthy Affiliate Keyword Tool (you’ll need to create a free account to use this) to brainstorm ideas. You can also use KeywordTool.io. These tools can all be accessed for free, and also have upgrade options for more features.  Quality content is what brings readers/visitors to your site. If you provide value, you’re able to make money through advertising or Affiliate Marketing. You want to provide value for your visitors and write in your own words. Keyword tools are very useful because they help you come up with different content ideas. You don’t want to run out of content after only a few articles. So get brainstorming, and come start coming up with awesome content!


Tip #8: There’s No Magic Button To Success

No Magic Button To Success

No Magic Button To Success

Before you can really be successful with your business, you need to realise that there is NO magic button to success…there NO magic formula. What you need are the right tools and resources to help you work smarter. Don’t believe all the hype of products written my “internet gurus” showing you “the secrets to success” in a costly ebook. Save your money from that and invest in real resources and training.



Tip #9: Take Action

Take Action!

Take Action!

I know I say this throughout my site a lot, but it is so true. You need to take action in order to get anywhere. Don’t be the person who talks, talks and talks about starting a business, but never does anything to get it going. It’s easy to get worried about making mistakes with your business…but not starting at all will be your biggest failure. With the right training and resources, you will be off to a good start, and you’ll have the chance to learn a lot along the way.

So, I invite you to take action today by signing up for the Wealthy Affiliate Training Program. Here you will learn the ways to starting your own business online.


To sign up free today, click the link below.

I’m Ready To Take Action And Learn How To Start A Successful Business Online


What would you add to this list of tips? Are there any tips that stand out most to you? Which of these tips, if any, will you take on board after reading this? I’d really like to read your responses and answer any questions you may have in the comments below. 


Blogger, Online Marketer and full-time music lover. Thank you for reading my posts! I share my experiences of making money online as well as providing useful tips and advice to those who are interested in starting an online business. I enjoy writing reviews and giving an insight into what has worked for me and what hasn't. If you like what I write here be sure to share my posts with others!

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Eloah - March 21, 2016

Great tips! I agree with you having a plan and picking a niche you love makes it fun!

    Stephanie - March 26, 2016

    Hi Eloah, thanks for your comment! Yep, those things definitely make having a successful business online more fun. All the best!

Khoifush - March 19, 2016

Kind greetings Stephanie,
These are awesome tips! I’m starting up a website myself where I share my artwork. I think I’ve been putting myself down early on because I was expecting too much but reading this post has made me realised again, that starting a business, online or not, takes time.
Thank you,

    Stephanie - March 19, 2016

    Hi Khoifush! Really appreciate your comment. I know what you mean, I used to get down as I was expecting too much also…but like you said, businesses take time. Just keep persevering and working hard, and you’ll get there. All the best!

    P.S. I had a look at your site…awesome pictures! 🙂

RUSSEL - March 19, 2016


These are really essential tips. So true. I was just searching for entrepreneurial tips online and I found your site. And learned that you are also a student of WA UNIVERSITY. Before going to your review, I need to ask something. Is Wealthy Affiliate really worth your time and money?

I have been seeing a lot and heard a lot about Wealthy Affiliate. Are they that good? Appreciate if you can give me some honest answer. Thank you.

Have a great weekend.

    Stephanie - March 19, 2016

    Hi Russel! Thanks for your comment. In my honest opinion, yes Wealthy Affiliate is definitely worth the time and money! You gain so much from it all. I would definitely encourage you to check out my Wealthy Affiliate review, it goes into more depth about what the program is and what is has to offer. Thanks, and wishing you all the best!

Deadshot - March 18, 2016

This is really a class topic ! Very well written and really informative ! Keep up the good work ! 😉

    Stephanie - March 19, 2016

    Hi! Thanks for your comment. I’m glad you thought so, and I look forward to create more content like this! :). All the best


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