Five Rules To Build A Successful Online Business

Follow these five Simple Rules

So you have been researching internet marketing, and it’s something that has interested you. If your desire is to be a successful affiliate marketer, you’re going to have to follow these five simple rules. No matter what you’ve read or heard so far, there is a lot more to affiliate marketing than you have probably heard.Five Rules To Build A Successful Online Business - rules

Research shows us that lessons incorporating a narrative are much easier to learn. So in this lesson, I am going to tell you a little story about Tama.

Then there were 5 rules

  1. First things first

    Tama has to get out of the get-rich-quick mindset. I realize that not everybody reading this article shares this belief, but if you do, you have to get out of it right now. A lot of product creators out there know you’re much less likely to buy their product if they tell you the truth and say that it takes a while and it takes effort as well as hard work, so they lie to you. If you’re going to succeed in affiliate marketing it’s going to be a lot of your time and hard work. So if you’re going to be successful, it won’t be from some push-button magical system or copy and paste shortcut which leads me to my second point.

  2. So this may sound a little lame

    but it needs to be said. Tama must commit to his new affiliate marketing business. And to do that, he needs to promise that he will stick with it for a period. I would recommend Five Rules To Build A Successful Online Business - antthat it has to be for at least six months but a year would be better. After Tama has set that time frame, he should think a little and figure out exactly how many hours he can commit to working his business every week – pick how many hours he knows he can work each week and hit those hours every week no matter what. Come hell or high water; you must give that attention to your young fledging business. It may mean waking up earlier and going to sleep a little bit later or even sacrificing a little time with your friends and family, but you need to work out how you are going to give your business a minimum of 10 hours a week. If you can give more time that’s awesome. Working extra hours each week means you’ll build your business faster than someone working the bare minimum, and that leads us to the third point.

  3. Tama is going to be working on his business

    hour after hour for the next few months if not for years to come. So it’s important he is passionate about the topic he chooses for his first website. A lot of products in this industry will tell you to pick the affiliate offer you want to promote first. But you’re more likely to succeed if you lead out with your passion and instead of a thirst to make as much money as possible. Tama is going to be working on videos, articles, blog posts, e-books and more, for hours a week in the coming months. So it’s pretty important, he has a passion for the subject matter. If not, he will burn out, and his business will ultimately fail! Building out a website that is high-quality, relevant content and is worthy of a following, takes some amount of time and effort, and it can end up taking its toll on a person. That’s why it’s important and vital that Tama not ‘spread’ himself too thin.

  4. Tama needs to pick a subject

    he is passionate about and ‘stick’ with it. If he chooses two or more websites and wants to build them all out at all at once, he is likely to get overwhelmed and do sloppy work. You need to focus all of your effort and attention on one website for the first few months. Trust me, and there is alwaysFive Rules To Build A Successful Online Business - footpath more content you can create or graphics or website features that you can tweak, or things you can do to spread the word about it. And that brings me to the very last point.

  5. Tama is building a business

    and businesses require a quite substantial time investment and, some financial investment as well. Anyone who tells you-you will be a successful affiliate marketer without learning how to build out a website is not being truthful with you. However, with the technology we have nowadays, it’s not too hard at all to do, but it needs a few dollars a month as your business grows, you will probably have to invest in a few essential tools as well. You should not dread putting money into your business. You should embrace it because it means your moving in the right direction. It’s like having a fast-growing child that you don’t want to become malnourished. If you’re starting on a tight budget, it’s all good but just commit to not skimping when your business needs it and when it counts. Just because it’s an internet business, doesn’t mean, you can do it all for free. So I hope you and Tama have learned a lot about what it takes to succeed in affiliate marketing. If you work consistently and you work hard enough, and you keep moving forward, the reward of being an online business owner or a self-employed affiliate marketer is very much worth all of the pain and struggles you will face in these early days. Just keep reminding yourself why you’re doing this in the first place, and in the end, you will be happy that you followed these five rules.

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Rina Walker

Rina Walker - Founder of EarningOnline.come

I am Rina Walker the founder of Earning Online and have been running a successful affiliate marketing website and blogging about earning online opportunites since November 2016. The niches that I am involved in include Wealth Creation, Permaculture, Action Cameras and Social Enterprise - all of which I have a great interest in.

I'm also involved in helping, supporting and coaching online entrepreneurs of all levels to build and run their own successful web-based affiliate business.

8 thoughts on “Five Rules To Build A Successful Online Business”

  1. I have found plenty of programs that pushed the get rich quick mentality, it would be nice but it a pipe dream and just doesn’t exist.

    Time now that is where I have been having issues and every time I don’t work on my business I regret it and get angry at myself. It’s just hard when you work a job that has no set time, it’s physically demanding and leaves you body exhausted but I want nothing more then to push myself to invest a little more time!

    Great post and these are five rules we all can work on and keep in mind while building a successful home business!

    • Hi Salvatore. Time or lack of it comes up time and time again. Its a very frustrating topic for a lot of business owners – I say to all of my business students to remember why they have taken on the challenge of building and growing their own business. Especially at times when you are feeling overwhelmed with something that is frustrating you, in your case just simply not having enough constructive time to work on your business.

      But don’t give up. Instead just plan out the time you do have to work on your business – for instance, have some clear goals including when specifically you want to achieve these goals.

      Now, break these goals into clear tasks with an estimated time of how long it would take to complete the tasks.

      Now, timetable these tasks into your day, week and month. Don’t forget to sleep and eat lol and remember why you are doing this. You will be surprised at what you will achieve.

      Hope this helps 🙂

  2. Hi Rina,

    These 5 rules you wrote about are exactly the things people starting an online business should know. I always knew that it wasn’t going to be easy, and I think that’s what has helped me keep at it.

    I’ve seen lots who give up as soon as they start because they thought it would (as you said) be as easy as pushing a magic button.

    How much would you say I should expect at the 6-month mark?

    Thanks for sharing with everyone,


    • Hi Luis. When I started out, I had no clue whatsoever, but I had embarked on the wonderful training at Wealthy Affiliate and within 2 months I had made my first sale and I have had a steady income since then. I do believe that it’s up to the individual and the time one invests into their business – this will determine how quickly you will succeed.

      Wishing you every success with your online ventures 🙂

  3. This is probably one of the most sensible article about online business I’ve ever read. It’s disheartening when you see new marketers turn to the internet hoping to make quick money. It either resulted in them being scammed or giving up after realizing that there is no shortcut to success in the online world.

    • Thank you for the comments. Yes I hope after reading this article, people realise it takes determined effort, great quidance, support and training to build an online business.

      Regards 🙂

  4. Hi Rina

    I agree with all your points, if people were told the truth about making money online, that it takes hard work and that it will take time, maybe this industry will see a much higher rate of success.
    I was in that situation, buying product after product all promising me quick money. Once I realised the majority of them were just selling the same info, I stopped buying and turned to a different company, one that doesn’t sell you on a get rich quick scheme but provides proper training and support. Although I am not where I would like to be, I am happy that progress is being made.
    All the best

    • Thanks Minhaj and I’m pleased you called by. I have had similar experiences as you, with hype and exaggeration about certain products which in the end don’t deliver. When first starting out myself, I soon realised that I needed to get the truth, so I researched hard and read a lot of reviews until I was satisfied that I found the one – which of course was Wealthy Affiliate, and I have no regrets. 


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