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The Mindset For Starting A Successful Internet Business

Updated on January 6, 2015

Is Your Mindset Right?

How much do you think the right mindset plays in success?

That's almost a silly question if it were not for the fact that a lot of people ignore this factor.

They will learn all the technical jargon, but they allow negativity to infect their mind and this is a game stopper. Here's the quote I like to quote - "I can accept failure but I can't accept not trying".

The biggest enemy we have to struggle with is "fear," the fear of failing. To overcome this fear you have to adopt or develop the right mindset.

Do You Care What Others Think?

How strongly are you affected by what other people think about you?

The first step in this process is filtering what you hear. There is value in what others think, but this depends on who's doing the talking.

Some people offer constructive opinions and some don't. You must learn to filer these opinions and carefully use them to improve your mindset.

If you have the intention of making it in this business, you better do a mindset check-up. Here is your check list:

  • I am highly motivated and desire to do this
  • I am not normal (in the sense of working a job forever)
  • I recognize there is a lot to learn
  • I am worth a lot more than what I'm making
  • I know this is a process and not an overnight get rich plan
  • I'll have to give up some things
  • I am at the point where I can see realistic possibilities

This is the mindset you need to have to start your Internet business.

Think about this "your future is determined by what your think". How about this one "your attitude determines your altitude."

Which ever saying your pick they all mean the same - your mindset plays a big factor in your determination and success.

You will get the naysayers who think It's fate that creates your future, to a degree this could be true but more often than not it's "how you think."

Random events can alter your future and death can end your future, but what you think will pave your future. The people who think it's fate, well guess what, for them it will be because that's what they think.

What's Your Motivating Factor?

What is it that motivated you to start thinking about an internet business?

For most people its' money and freedom - financial freedom. The definition of financial freedom is different for each of us. It's really all relative to what you think and what you have grown up with.

If you have grown up in a modest household, then a million dollars probably represents financial freedom. If you grew up in a wealthy household, then maybe 10 million dollars represents financial freedom. What's important is that you have a goal of what financial freedom means to you.

The "quit rate" in this business is around 93%, and you might ask why?

The reason is...wrong expectations.

One of the unfortunate things you see in this business is marketing ads that tempt the newbie. Seeing ads for "quick profits" or "Internet riches in 2 weeks" puts the newbie in a frame of mind that ends up in big disappointments and eventually they quit.

You can avoid this problem if you just take a moment and think to yourself "If this were that easy, then why isn't everybody doing it?", then your conclusion should be "it isn't that easy."

What Do You Think?

Do you think you have what it takes to start a successful Internet Business? Do you have enough good information to try? Are you afraid to fail?

If you think of failing as a learning experience, then you have the mindset for success.

Stop Listening To Negative Thinkers

If you are serious about this business, then get away from negative thinkers.

This factor we have to be blunt about - you have to remain focused and negative thinking detracts from your objective..

Years ago I worked in a office environment where gossip and negative conversations would drive you crazy. I wasn't to up on this mindset thing and fell right into the trap.

When you allow these things you hear all day permeate into the night you mind becomes polluted, this is not a good thing if you are trying to be successful.

Changing Your Mind Can Change Your Future

People change their minds all the time, it's a choice.

You hear people say "that guy will never change" if that guy listens and believes this, then guess what? He will never change.

You control what you think and you are responsible to filter in or out what benefits you. Don't blame anyone else, you are in control.

Be aware - your success is influenced by how you think, set your mind to where you want to be and start doing it. When you keep trying, good things start to happen.

Funny how that works...isn't it?


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    • rb11 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Las Vegas

      Thanks for the comment, fast money fast food that's the way were we trained until recently. I hope this recent recession changes this pattern.


    • Silver Rose profile image

      Silver Rose 

      9 years ago from UK

      You are so right! Everyone wants "fast" money, and gives up if it doesn't materialize. I don't know where they got the idea that the internet magically abolished the normal rules of business. No one starting a bricks and mortar business would expect to have made it it two weeks, but people starting online businesses think exactly that.

    • rb11 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Las Vegas

      Thanks for the comment, that's the one killer for most people jumping and not sticking to one method, or at lest until they prov it doesn't work for them.


    • prasetio30 profile image


      9 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I think mindset to start business on the internet is focus and focus. many information around the internet now. If we get a load information, it make us confusing. try to run one business intensively.

    • rb11 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Las Vegas

      Thanks for the comments, without the right mindset you will lose focus and then lose your business.


    • FORGET-ME-NOT profile image


      9 years ago from Northern Arizona

      I really enjoyed your post and found it so true especially as I am in the middle of this online journey. Thanks so much and I look forward to reading more from you. So much of what you have brought up in your article I have actually been experiencing in my online store journey. I really appreciated the positive approach in your article - thanks again, Debbie

    • rb11 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Las Vegas

      It sounds like a lot of thinking going on, but not much action taking place. It's really about staying focused, you will always have negative people that want you to fail so as to join them in that place.


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      9 years ago from Nairobi

      rb11, actually i read one of John Masons books on about being more than an average person, it said that do not bother with what other think about you, as you are thinking of what they think about you, interestingly they are just thinking of how you are thinking about them

    • rb11 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Las Vegas

      Great comment rick, it's your thoughts (mindset) that can create the the future. If you think you can than you can, and the opposite is also true. I'll also throw in the word Focus, if you have the right mindset, but you lack focus your trip to success will take much longer.


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      9 years ago

      Great Hub rb11, Network Marketers are still taught that you can create a successful business just because you do what a top leader tells you to do. People that don't change their thinking are going to experience a hard lesson before change is possible but the ones that eventually have the determination will come through it to get advice from people who know how business is done in today's world. Some top network marketing leaders categorize all online advertising as spamming and blame online users of the bad reputation that network marketing is getting. It actually was created by the way network marketers have been doing business by bothering everybody they come in contact with for years and taking advantage of family and friends.

      People have got to stop listening to negative thinkers as well as negative thinkers disguised as the one that can help them accomplish their goals. Your right, changing your mind is a choice but some people will never change and experience the hard lessons of network marketing.

      You had a good point when you said "When this doesn't happen and they realize the reality of it, a lot of people quit. If you get the right information and still want to try, then your mindset is on the right track for success.

    • rb11 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Las Vegas

      Thanks UH. there are always basics needed to accomplish a goal and what you posted are three of the essentials.


    • Ultimate Hubber profile image

      Ultimate Hubber 

      9 years ago

      Nice hub!

      passion, determination and positive thinking is the key to success.

    • rb11 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Las Vegas

      Thanks Linda, the carrot dangled in front of new people is the quick and easy buck. When this doesn't happen it's natural to get a high drop rate.


    • Linda Trempe profile image

      Linda Trempe 

      9 years ago from Colorado Springs, CO

      Mindset in key in achieving or manisfesting, think positive and you'll succeed. Think negative and you won't! I found the dropout rate statistic high but wasn't surprised. Starting a business online is very time consuming and most people aren't prepared to give that time. It also requires a strong desire to learn in all ways and to use what you learn. This was a great article it will benefit anyone to read and absorb this insight. Thanks!

    • rb11 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Las Vegas

      Thanks UK for the comment, I do believe all things start with a thought and then how your mindset develops is up to you.


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      Useful Knowledge 

      9 years ago

      There is some great advice here.

      You do have to be prepared for the negative criticism with anything you do. Starting any business requires a lot of planning and a positive attitude. Furthermore, running ANY business is a lot of work and takes a lot of time. I think a lot of people want to do an online business thinking it will not require long hours. This is the wrong concept. You have to look at your online business as if it is no different than getting up and going to a job each day. In reality, I have spent 15 hours a day running an online business.

      Great hub. Keep them coming RB!

    • rb11 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Las Vegas

      Thanks Julie-Ann, that's where it all starts. You think, you act and you do. You can create your future by what you think.


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      Julie-Ann Amos 

      9 years ago from Gloucestershire, UK

      I enjoyed this - nice to read something about mental preparation!


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