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Four big lies about running an online business

With Christmas practically m our doorsteps, and the new year dawning, many of us will be thinking about things we really need to kick off when 2014 comes a knocking, and starting an online business may be at the top of the list.

Everyone has their own reason for wanting to start an online business, but if your is because you’ve heard that it’s easy money, will make you a millionaire overnight, or you’ll make money without actually having to work for it, then keep reading…

The thing is, running an online business does work – so why do some people make a fortune and some don’t make a penny? Simply because the people who make thousands or millions of cash knew all the lies in this business and they will not trust these lies.

So what is this big internet lies? Below here are the five big internet lies that you should know:

1. It is expensive

Do you know that you can start your business with zero cost? You can actually earn your income by joining a very high quality affiliate program. Usually, as an affiliate marketer, your job is concentrating on marketing only. All the follow up, delivery of the product, answering questions from customers and so on are done by the owner of the program.

You can also start your own online business for next to nothing if your prepared to put in the graft – or you know where to find people to do the work for your cheaply.

2. You can make easy money from the internet

Most people believe you can make money overnight and by not doing anything at all. If it is what you have in mind right now, this myth is what sets the realistic apart from the unrealistic.

You have probably heard of stories of how people make five to six-figure incomes in the shortest period of time imaginable.

These stories might be true but did you know that most of them have failed so miserably several times before they can really make money?

They have learned from their mistakes and move on. It may seem as if some gurus are overnight successes with the wild numbers some people have brought in during a day or a week selling information or products online.

Some interesting facts about overnight success – it normally takes months if not years to realise. In other words, they prepare, they create a joint ventures, they get ready and then build up anticipation for a launch – then BOOM it explodes!

A lot of these people are liers, too. If you find yourself on a mailing list of a millionaire 8th rent marketer

3. You need to know Web programming or HTML

You don’t need to know all of these at all. Period. In fact, one of the biggest shockers was the discovery that most of the biggest on the gurus today do not have the first clue as to how to build a web page.

These gurus earned more money because they knew how to reach people. They either outsource for professional help or establish Joint Ventures with other individuals who can compensate their lack of knowledge in any one of these areas.

As a matter of fact, most successful people are true successes because they only focus their time on what brings them successes.

If you want to create your web pages without having to learn programming, HTML and designing skills, just find someone else that can do it for you. There are many professional web designer you can find on the Internet which you can hire them to design your web pages exactly like you wanted.

4. You don’t need to know how to sell

This statement has make people who hate selling are attracted to ads that read “no selling required”. Think for a moment, is there any logic at all you can make money without doing anything at all? Usually these programs are usually unworkable and some are run by fly-by-night operators.

In this business, don’t try to sell to other people. Instead, you inform your potential customers. Show people what their lives would be like with what you offer and you will have a sale without selling anything at all!

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Joycellyn Akuffo

Founder and editor of www.motherswhowork.co.uk, a mother of two wonderful children, wife, entrepreneur (check out www.geekschool.co.uk) and journalist.