There are different ways to learn enough about online businesses to successfully start your own. Many people try learning everything from experience, which can take years or even decades (not to mention the costs). Another better alternative is to search for people who are already successful and learn what they do and how they are doing it. In this article, I will discuss ways to start learning from others to get the experience needed to be successful with your online business.
Now on the surface it sounds pretty easy, but unfortunately it’s really not. I recommend instead of just following one successful person that you learn from several people. Luckily the internet has made learning from others easier than it has ever been.
If you were learning from someone about a traditional offline business, you would look for someone you could spend hours with every day. You could volunteer to help them with their business and in return learn almost everything about it. With online businesses things are quite a bit different.
Your best bet is to find several successful online business owners that are doing things similar to what you want to do (or are already doing). Visit their websites often and subscribe to their email lists and watch how they handle their business. Pay close attention to how they send and respond to emails and how they sell products.
Although this doesn’t really give an accurate picture of what’s going on behind the scenes with this persons business, some aspects do seep through the emails and you will be surprised at what you learn.
If you have the budget, I recommend buying some of their products if possible or joining their network marketing company if that’s what you’re learning about. This allows you to learn how they treat new members, how they handle customer service and what kind of follow-up techniques they use.
Successful people have a lot in common. Learn to take advantage of this. Don’t just track one successful person, buy one person’s products, subscribe to a single email list and learn from one person. Subscribe to 5 to 10 lists and buy from the ones you are really interested in learning more about.
Over time you will start to build a real picture of what it takes to be successful. You’ll begin to understand what decisions they make, how they act, how they react, how they present their products and more.
The more you know about multiple successful people, the brighter and more obvious pattern of success you’ll begin to see and be able to follow, and you will also be more able to avoid the false indicators along the way.
Start now by looking for 5 to 10 successful people in your online business field of interest, subscribe to their lists and just watch. Soon you will understand why certain ads work, why they write in the style they do, what they do to get people to take action, who they work with, and who they avoid.