The longer I am in the online business realm the longer I realize how many straight out myths there are, and these myths keep people paralyzed from taking action! So I’m going to go over just a few of them today.
1. You need to sell to your friends and family.
Heck no. And honestly, I prefer that you don’t! I think we’re all tired of the shameless MLM aunts and cousins that like to show up on your DMs only when they have something to sell. Amiright? There are 7 billion people in this world, there’s no reason you need to even tell your friends and family that you’re selling at all! Most of my family has no idea what I sell or how I sell it, and I kind of like it that way.
2. You need loads of money to invest.
Nope. I started my t-shirt business with no money at all. There are many, many business models where you don’t need any money upfront!
3. You have to be an extrovert.
Well, I hope this is a myth because I’m an introvert and I’ve made plenty of money online and plan to make a lot more! Now I do plan on being more vocal in my business, doing more videos, Facebook lives, etc, but even then you don’t have to be an extrovert. You learn as you go! 🙂
4. You need a lot of qualifications.
As long as you can help someone and reach their pain point, you don’t need any fancy degrees or qualifications.
5. You need to pitch and sell to everyone, annoying the heck out of them.
As long as you can help someone and reach their pain point, you don’t need any fancy degrees or qualifications. Again, I think we’d all prefer you NOT just go out cold selling to everyone!
6. You have to be online 24/7.
It might seem like this at first, but once you start gaining ground you can turn to automation and outsourcing to buy back some of your time.
7. You need to be great with technology.
Of course this is going to depend on which online business you’re going into but overall, no, you don’t need to be great with tech at all. Many of people make plenty of money just growing their following on Instagram or Facebook and do just fine!
8. It takes a looooong time to start making money.
Nope. You can start making money right away if you know what you’re doing and if you have a strategy to get you to where you want to go.
9. Online businesses are super hard work.
They can be, for sure, especially in the beginning when you’re figuring everything out, not sure which way to focus, ahh! It can seem like a lot but pretty soon it is smooth sailing. Getting systems in place are key! If you want to invest in yourself, having a great coach is KEY to help you getting on the right path in the quickest way.
10. There are already to many online businesses already! (ie. coaches, consultants, agencies, VAs, etc)
I don’t really believe in competition much! It’s not like you’re going after the whole world. I mean, if you want to be the next Gary Vee or Russell Brunson, go right ahead, but most of us just want to make money to live a comfortable life. You really only need a few hundred choice clients to make your dreams come true. Think about it.
If you want to take action with an amazing business coach, I highly recommend my friend Chanel Morales and her Dream Club. She takes a group of only 30 women through a 12 week program to find their perfect online business. She gives you a strategy to work from and hand holds you through the whole process. If you’d like to check out her Dream Club, click here! She has a new 12 week group coaching program starting in early May 2020!
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