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Being an online business owner is amazing. Plain and simple it’s one of the most rewarding jobs, ever. But…in the same breath, it’s also one of the most difficult jobs there is as well.
While many people tend to think that working at home and online entails just sitting around in your pajama’s all day, there is literally a million more tasks at hand just waiting to be done.
If you’re wondering how to rock the New Year by being an amazing online business owner, here are some helpful tips to help you be just that!
Be proud of the fact that you run an online business! This is the dream of many but only a very few are as lucky!
1. Treat Yourself With Respect
This is important and deserves to be the first tip in becoming an amazing online business owner. If you respect yourself and put yourself first, you will be able to handle so many other aspects of running a business.
Be true to you in all things!
2. Understand That The Online World Never Sleeps
So many people tend to overlook this! But it’s super important to remember. The online world never sleeps or closes and people are constantly online looking for things to buy and read.
If you can grasp this reality in the beginning, you’ll be able to pace yourself when tackling your online business.
Although the world around you never sleeps you have to. Online business (and pretty much every business is a marathon not a sprint. Sure there may be times when you have to buckle down and get something finished but putting in consistent work over weeks, months, and years is when you will really start to notice the growth.
3. Realize Early That Customer Service Is Key!
The downfall of running an online business? No one communicates with you face to face. And what that means is that you have to make certain your customer service is stellar!
When a customer sends an email, you answer.
When a customer calls and leaves a voicemail, you return it.
When a customer has a concern or question you do everything in your control to answer it. And do so as quickly as possible.
The reason? The quicker you handle a question or issue, the better. You have a customer or client trusting you based on your business name or possibly even your website…so it’s super important to deliver quality service so the news will spread quickly to others!
4. Know When To Take A Break
This is a hard one for all business owners but especially online ones. Since the internet is always open and there is always something else that will need to be done on your site/business, it can quickly become overwhelming.
You can easily burn out or turn into a workaholic who is no good to anyone as you are always working.
Just because the online world never stops doesn’t mean that you can’t. Seriously. It’s important for you to know your limits so that you don’t burn out. The more that you try to do and cram into your life, the quicker you will burn out and start to despise your online job.
Take a break during the day, shut the computer down in the evening and spend the weekends with family and friends. If anything pressing happens, you’ll find out either via emails or the next time that you login to your site.
5. Allow Yourself To Make Mistakes
Repeat this with me. You are human and you’ll make mistakes. Now that you have that understood, you can rest easy knowing that some days aren’t going to be perfect. Some days you’re going to make mistakes and some days you’re going to wonder exactly what you’re even doing
When those days happen, you’ll know that you’re well on your way to being an amazing business owner. Because the truth is, we all fail each and every day. In order to move forward and rock the rest of the day, allow yourself the freedom to make mistakes, recover and move forward.
This is your year to be an amazing business owner. You hold the keys to the kingdom to take yourself to the top of your own success! Buckle up, get ready, and jump in with both feet! This year, it’s going to be a wild and adventurous ride