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So you are here seeking answers. Otherwise, you wouldn’t have come to this website. You might think about what you need to start an online business and don’t know where to search and where to start.

You already made up your mind to start an online business; that is a great idea. Now the reasons you are here can be quite a lot; you are fed up with your daily routine of going to work, having a job you don’t like working in the next 10,20 or 30 years.

Maybe you need urgent extra money and have heard that an online business earns you a perfect income. You dream of working 1 hour per day sitting in a cafe, having a relaxed time the rest of your day.

There are many reasons someone would like to start creating an online business. It is not that easy, I tell you! If someone says that, he lies. Sorry, I need to be more precise.

It is easy to set up a website, but the money will not come overnight. You need to invest many working hours for months before you see any results.

The reasons for building an online business are all excellent motivation because you need the motivation. Motivation, determination, and consistency are your motors to be successful.

Passive income is the most wanted desire of people in these times, and it is really great to build up a passive income to have a financially free lifestyle, also called the laptop lifestyle. The meaning of passive income is that you receive recurring commissions each month that will increase over time.

Many people start with such motivation, but they are giving up very quickly. I will tell you why!

A Great Mindset is KING

Why do so many people start with good plans, and after a week, they give up?

You see this happening on new Year’s Eve where many, I think most, people are making goals, mostly quitting smoking or working on losing weight. Why do they stop very quickly? I heard most people stop with their goals already in January.

It is our mindset! We will have it comfortable. Smoking and eating are different because people are most likely addicted, which is more difficult to overcome.

But with setting up an online business, people often do not have enough determination to press through and stay motivated. I believe they have been fooled and promised the wrong things, like making quick money and nearly doing nothing. That is completely false! If you have these thoughts, you might end up disappointed and without motivation.

With every job, you need to work and make it work. It would help if you had a strong mindset to be determined and stay motivated to complete your tasks by spending hours on your business. Holding on to your dreams is giving you certainly enough determination and is increasing a strong mindset. Never lose your goal out of your eyes.

a longhaired blond business woman looking powerful out of her eyesIf you have an offline business, it is the same. Do you know successful business people who are hanging around all the time? I don’t know them.

Successful people work hard! And you need to work hard; then you will come there earning a passive increasing income.

If I tell you, there will be many situations you want to give up, would you believe me?  If you have started your business, it should not be an option to give up!

Going a little further, you will overcome, and the breakthrough will be yours!

I know from my own experiences the breakthrough is always near when you have a tough time.  By learning to press through as you give birth to a child, and it is the same spiritually, you give birth to your business, to your success! Think about that!

Who will be able to do that the best?

Yes, a Woman! Many women are belittled in their youth, suppressed, and kept in their role as women. But they also have the capability to succeed! There are many examples of women throughout history, successful women, like Mary Kay and Anne Burda.

You have the power to change this mindset from a small to a powerful one. And I believe in you! So you should believe in yourself! You will overcome every obstacle, I tell you, and it makes you stronger! That is my intention with this site to see you becoming powerful, taking responsibility to create your own life.

Planning Your Goals

If you have found an idea of creating an online business, there is no way to stop you from starting your business. There are many ideas, like blogging, drop shipping, commenting on websites, writing content for a private person or industry, writing letters for doctors or lawyers, etc. I will list the possibilities and give more details in another blog.

a planner and a cup of coffeeWhat all have in common is you need to make a plan, a business plan. First, think about what you like, research the topics, and stick to it to find your idea.

Set up a plan! It is a business plan you create. If you are like me, you will rather start building your business than creating a business plan. Impatience is my second name! 🙂

But I tell you, this is very important to do. Otherwise, you will lose track. You need to know where to start, what to do, where to go, and where you want to be in 3 months, 6 months, 1 year. Evaluating the goals is vital for your business.

Adjusting your plan and holding on to the points will help you keep the overview and following it up. You set up your mind towards success that way, so your plan is going to happen. Believe me!

Or better, find it out!

Do yourself a favor and sit down with a cup of coffee, write down your goals and ideas. Don’t invite negative thoughts; write down what you want, your desires, needs, and what you think you need to do to make it work. You will not regret it!

The Benefits of Writing Your Goals Down

I will tell you the most benefit is to have it written down black on white. Keeping a diary for my business where I write everything down helps me to bundle my thoughts. You can write down your new ideas, pick the ones to help you create a new business, or include them in your established one.

I write my ideas for a blog article down, so I collect quite many ideas in this manner. Owning 3 websites in different niches makes it necessary to collect ideas that I only need to reorder later to write a new post.

That saves me enormous time.  Setting up everything, in the beginning, costs a lot of time, but practice makes you an expert. Don’t worry!

Writing down your needs, desires, and goals helps you focus on your business and pressing forward.

You are allowed to fall but not to quit! Get up again, take a break, recover, and march on.

What Kind of Online Business to Start With?

I said already there are so many possibilities you could think about. If you like to write, you could try blogger.com or text broker.

Textbroker is a perfect online platform where you can write for the industry, and you are paid for the words you have written. If you are a mother and would like to work from your home, it helps you create an extra income.  a woman laughing in front of a laptop a cup of coffee on a table, wearing a blue blouse , having long brown hair

I started to apply with them, but my goal was to create my own blogging website. I was accepted by textbroker and could start writing for companies, but I didn’t want to do so.

I was very interested in health and wellness; I desired to help chronically ill people heal themselves by choosing the right lifestyle, eating healthy, moving the body, and using health supplements.

So I have started with this website about health. And then, I started my second dream, a lifestyle blog where I write about all things in life that keep me busy and I love to share. Both websites are connected because I am fascinated by natural health and sustainability.

You see, blogging is my love.

There are more possibilities to work from home, for example creating websites and sell them. I was thinking about this possibility at the beginning. I am a member of Wealthy Affiliate University, and we learn to build a website within some minutes using a website builder. If you are interested in this, you might try them out for free, using the starter membership.

Do you know Fiverr?  This is a platform where you can offer all your knowledge, for example, translating, commenting for websites, ICT, selling websites, etc. It is a good start to collect ideas like writing an ebook or making a photography website, selling your pictures.

Affiliate marketing is a very competitive market, but you still earn lots of money if you keep the rules and do some marketing research. My experience has shown that finding a good Affiliate platform where I receive lots of training and support with all my questions is the best way to start.

I am not very good at technical things, so I needed that help and still need it very much when I get stuck with, for example, SEO ( search engine optimization).  You need to find out what you will and how you imagine your way. I certainly will recommend the Wealthy Affiliate platform, where you can start for free, make up your mind, and set your steps in the direction of success!

Final Thoughts

You have learned what the most important is initially, making a good plan, writing your ideas down, and planning the start. If you are determined and motivated, you will find your way!

The best way is to find a good affiliate marketing platform to get all the training and help you need to set up your online business.

Working from home has a great advantage, especially for us women. I have never regretted it and would always do it again.

If you have any questions, please let me know. My email is contact@sylviechrist.com. And please feel free to put your comment below with your experiences, desires, thoughts, and remarks. I would love to hear from you!

To Your Success,



Wealthy Affiliate Banner,Internet Marketing University

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8 Thoughts on “What do You Need to Know Starting an Online Business- Think About!”

  • Hey Sylvie. Very interesting article. To be fair I’m just starting my adventure with online marketing and posts like this are extremely useful. I completely agree that most important thing in the beginning is to have clearly defined and achievable goals. Also it is much help to start your business in area you love and know. Without true passion it will be very difficult to success. Thank you for your post, looking forward to use your advices in practice.

    • Thank you very much for your comment! If you have just started, you are on your way to getting your business rolling. I really recommend you make a plan and do evaluate it from time to time. That is really very valuable. You will better stick to your plan, and it is easier to reach your goal. I am very pleased that my post could help you! 

      I wish you lots of success! Don’t ever give up, and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate, ask me!

  • Hi Sylvie. Yes, I call it passive income as well, because that’s the terminology that is most known. But in reality, it is not passive at all, don’t you agree? If we don’t put in the work and the hours, there will be no income, passive or not.

    And I agree with you that the laptop-life is marvelous. It would even be better if we were allowed to travel (we will in due time, I am sure), and be true digital nomads. Like everyone else, I am so fed up being locked in the house.

    Although – sorry, I shouldn’t complain. It’s 26 degrees now and the sun is shining abundantly. Making it possible we had lunch outside. So I consider myself double lucky: nice weather and the laptop life at the same time. 😀

    Do you know places where you can work and have wifi at your disposal? I used to go to Seats2Meet when I was still living in the Netherlands and it is such a pity there are hardly such places in Spain. Only in the big cities. But it is a lovely possibility to meet likeminded people.

    • Hi Hannie, Thank you very much for your comment! You are very right! That is the wrong expression to call it passive income. 😉 First, we need to work, and that is quite a lot of work. But if you have written many blogs, it gets more manageable, and you need not that much time anymore. An income that repeats every month and increases as well as the hit. And I hope so much we will be able to travel again. So I can sit outside in my favorite cafe, listening to the birds, and the water fountains, writing an article on my laptop. Hannie, it is relatively easy; you can always take a stick with you and write your posts.
      I don’t know if you get that in Spain, but you can take it with you here in the Netherlands, but most cafes have free wifi. It is undoubtedly the best life for me, and as I hear you, for you too! Keep it up, Hannie! 🙂

  • This is not the first time that I see something of this great information.  It is very well explained, and now I understand how much work it is to build an online business.  I see you know very much about this kind of business, and you can tell me so much about it. Excellent article! Now I know how to start an online business right. I am very interested! Thank you very much!

  • Thank you for sharing this interesting and very resourceful article, it is of great help to me, and I know it’ll be for many others. Starting an online business to some people is so hard; it takes dedication, and you realize what you’re getting into; I’d look forward to having more and more information that is very thoughtful research, and useful like this, thanks for sharing.

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