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Who Else Wants An Online Business?
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Who Else Wants An Online Business?

And what is business? I mean, who else wants an online business is to a greater or lesser extent just an upgrade in electricity.

Business is how we get our output into the hands of others who want these results of what we do. Business supplies the wants and desires of the market. Supply and demand...

My dad grew up on a farm with a few cows. In a place of 100 people amidst 100 square miles of paper company owned trees? That was the local dairy. Growing food, baking, canning, fishing and hunting provided for most needs.

Most of my relatives were in some form of small business. So "doing business online" feels like a simple continuation of work that's gone on for generations.

Business involves and exchange of value. You offer something someone else wants. Supply and demand!

Trading the output from the results of your labor is how the world of business works. Indeed, making sure to offer what people are paying for is a bit trickier now than the milk, cream and butter part of our family farm of years past.

But like the days my dad and his father wired the family home for electricity? Who else wants an online business is merely an update on the generations after generations trading.

You must supply what others demand. It's about supply and demand or you go without!

Steps include:

(1) Figuring out what you like to do

(2) Getting really good at what you like to do that others want -

(3) Gathering what you do that helps others

(4) Delivering your results

(5) Exchanging value so you can get other stuff you want.

Who else wants an online business?

It's the electrification upgrade for what you do that others want. But it's complicated enough that when you're going online, information overload can lead to buying stuff now that you can delay!

Far-off conferences. Advertising before you know your exact value of a subscriber from that traffic source. Shhh... here's the ABC of a secret tool of successful small business owners!

Critical business tools

A. When to delay

Stuff you know (correctly) that you really need -- you can delay. Delaying and when to delay is a critical business tool. Delay may or may not mean doing without. When it does mean doing without? You'll know it in your gut.

B. Where to focus

Creating your online presence for your small business. Demonstrating your credibility so you attract Internet traffic. Enjoying your learning curve

C. How to focus

Pick one thing. Flat out do it.

Who else wants an online business? Your online business is to a greater or lesser extent just an upgrade in electricity where the online business electricity is you!


Street Talk

Just reading your article. For me I like the way you relate businesses to people

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  about 8 years ago

Good one Cynthia. I love the How to Focus!

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  about 9 years ago

Thank you! Me, too. Pick one thing. Flat out focus.

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  about 9 years ago

Go with the flow and the flow is technology and online business is certainly that...nice Cynthia...I guess you could say it is the natural progression....

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  about 9 years ago

Thanks Tim! That's true. You're right...

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  about 9 years ago
Joan S  

Like Ella says, "Do one thing" and do it well, just like Ella. With all the trial and error niche marketing that is encouraged online, it can take a person off their "real" game. Good advice as usual Cynthia. Thank you.

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  about 9 years ago

(Ella? That's funny!! My dad's mother's name: Ella)

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  about 9 years ago

It is the old analogy, what you put in is what you will get out...great article Cynthia...

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  about 9 years ago

Thank you Rob!

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  about 9 years ago

I like it! You talked of cows! LOL Well you did! Online business is electrifying! Great article, I, too liked the analogy.

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  about 9 years ago

Thank you! Yep. My dad worked til the cows came home... and when he was 16 they wired the house for electricity. That story fits exactly in the Internet because you're really just using a tool:-)

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  about 9 years ago

I have done that many a day. Worked til the cows come home! LOL My dad's way of teaching me. Work hard, be true.

  
  about 9 years ago

Thanks! Appreciate your comments. And? Aha! The cows came home in the afternoon... long before sunset...

  
  about 9 years ago

Awesome article Cynthia! An online business offers so much satisfaction and really the sky is the limit!

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  about 9 years ago

Thank you David. You're right, an online business does indeed offer satisfaction in helping people and the sky is the limit!

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  about 9 years ago

Great article. I like the analogy.

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  about 9 years ago

Thanks John! Appreciate your compliment.

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  about 9 years ago

Nice one Cynthia!

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  about 9 years ago

Thank you Lacey Wolf:-)

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  about 9 years ago
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