How To Build A Successful Internet Based Business

How To Build A Successful Internet Based Business
 
What you are about to read is a recent interview conducted by a promising entrepreneur who has a passion for unveiling the secrets of successful businesses that have been built using the internet.
 
In the interview excepts, you will find secrets that have been used time and time again to turn ideas into successful internet based businesses.
 
Enjoy!
 
Introduction:
Thanks for your acceptance to impact people the more through your contribution to this ebook. I am very positive that the answers you provide to the under listed questions will go a long way to change the orientation of people who are desirous of making money via the internet.
 
Please, I request that you be as elaborate as much as you can in order to carry even newbies along in the course of your answer.
 
Thanks once again.
 
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AREA(S) OF BUSINESS EXPERTISE:
Consultant, Author, Publisher, Trainer,
 
WHAT’S A TYPICAL DAY LIKE FOR YOU?
After all morning normalities which may include getting to the office for appointments, I get to the laptop, check my mail, reply inquires, fulfil pending orders, execute marketing plan for the day, mail my list, attend to phone calls, keep appointments if any, follow up on outstanding tasks from service providers, and basically stay glued working on the computer for 10 to 12 hours per day, sometimes Saturdays and Sundays inclusive where there is an existing project that has an urgent deadline e.g. A product launch, or Online training module that needs to be delivered or preparation for a training coming up in a few days.
HOW LONG WERE YOU RUNNING THE BUSINESS BEFORE YOU STARTED PAYING YOURSELF?
Our first income came in like after six months of starting the business (now, don’t get discouraged and think you have to wait six months, if you have the right training and mentoring you can start making money from your first week, all you need is the right information and tools in place.) It took so long because there were some things we were not doing right, we learnt along the way.
I can say we started getting enough to comfortably start paying myself about 9 to 12 months after the business began.
WHAT’S ONE OF THE TOUGHEST DECISIONS YOU’VE HAD TO MAKE AND HOW DID IT IMPACT YOUR LIFE?
One of the toughest decisions I have had to make was deciding to start my own business instead of waiting on an employer for a hand out every month. It was a tough decision to make because I didn’t know what lay ahead but I just knew I wasn’t cut out for office politics.
The next toughest decision was the decision to build the business on the concept of mobile-entrepreneurship, it was tough because internet based businesses were seen as unserious businesses when we were stating out and aside from that, internet based businesses are sometimes very personal stuff, when it comes to dealing with accounts, systems and developing of programming codes to suit your business, you need to find people you can trust and who are willing to build a long term relationship with you in the business.
Mobile Entrepreneurship is the concept of building your business in such a way that you can work from any where in the world. You can call it “Cloud-Preneurship” just like you have “Cloud-Computing”
I am not just talking of internet marketing or information marketing, I am talking about building real businesses based on the concept of being mobile, working with team mates from India, Russia, China, Canada etc to deliver value without the risk of huge investments in infrastructures.
HOW DID YOU LIVE THROUGH THOSE FIRST FEW MONTHS/YEARS OF STARTING OUT?
Laughs, I still wonder how I keep going even now. The truth is when the fuel and excitement of starting a new business dries up, you must have something else that keeps you going.
That something else is the thing that keeps you working on your business at 3am in the morning when every body else is snoring away. It is the something else that helps you to “glare” at anybody who dares to tell you that your pursuit of the entrepreneurial dream is a waste of time, energy, space and resources, and it is that something else that makes you believe that there is sweet victory at the end of the tunnel.
Some people call the “something else” Vision, others call it Passion, some call it Calling, some call it Dream, some call it Destiny, what ever you call it, you’ve got to find, have and hold on to that “something else” because when the bush comes to shove, THAT IS the thing that will keep you going.
For me, I am called and born an entrepreneur, and I am passionate about what I do, that’s what helped me live through the starting period and in fact, that’s what’s driving the progress being made even today.
WHEN/HOW DID YOU MAKE YOUR FIRST FINANCIAL BREAK IN THIS BUSINESS?
 
Every day is a day of income for us and we are excited about every sale we make every day. The first day we made our first sale was the day of our financial break. I knew in my heart if we can make one sale, we can make many more and that has been the story.
 
WHAT WAS THE FEELING WHEN YOU MADE THIS FINANCIAL BREAK?
 
Wow, there was excitement in the air, Jubilation! Wow, We danced and celebrated that one sale o. And we still do celebrate every sale, because it is proof that we are offering value, fulfilling the call and are in the right direction of the pursuit of the entrepreneurial dream.
 
WHAT’S AN ACCOMPLISHMENT THAT YOU ARE PROUDEST OF?
Well, at the moment, the accomplishment we are very proud of today is that we have broken the online payment jinx in the Nigerian market.
Today, when you get to our website, you can make payments for any of our products online using your ATM Cards, not only that, you will get INSTANT download of the product if it is a downloadable product. Not only that,
We have a 10Weeks ONLINE Affiliate Training Program in Place that shows people how to make money by partnering with ServiceForts to promote our products, and people can monitor their sales LIVE plus payments can be made on Affiliate Websites with ATM Cards!
Check it, there is no where this thing exists in Nigeria yet! And the cool thing is we have commenced development of a pocket friendly system that can help other Nigerians to accept payments on their website as well.
You can download our material on How To Build a Business Online to learn how to join the 10 weeks training.
These are things we are proud to be doing today.
 
WHO ARE YOUR MENTORS AND HOW DID THEY INFLUENCE YOUR LIFE?
Spiritually, My Life is influenced by the teachings and ministries of my Fathers, Mentors and Teachers, Bishop David Oyedepo, Pastor Chris Oyakilome, Bishop Aremu,, Bishop Abioye, Pastor Mrs Faith Oyedepo and Pastor Deola Phillips.
Truth is I learn sound business principles from my Spiritual Fathers and I am also influenced by the business teachings of Dan Kennedy and my father Dr. Sunny Obazu Ojeagbase.
Dr, Sunny Obazu Ojeagbase opened my eyes to the world of information marketing business, his teaching helped me discover that the name for the business idea for which I had written a business was Information Marketing Business, I had never heard of that till I read his article on that seminar!
WHAT’S ONE CORE MESSAGE YOU RECEIVED FROM YOUR MENTORS?
 
1) You can’t run a truly successful business without acknowledging the existence of the only wise God
2) Measure Every thing, Track Every thing
3) Have a Plan! Don’t make a 30 Step plan that is not feasible. Instead make a Two-Step plan
a) Think about your plan
b) Do something about your plan
That is better than a 30 step plan which you do nothing about
4) Do everything with excellence in mind
How do you summarize that into one core message? Laughs..
 
PLEASE, KINDLY GIVE A DETAILED STEP-BY-STEP OF HOW YOU MAKE MONEY DOING WHAT YOU DO.
 
1) Have an Idea (Read My Article on “Where Do Ideas come from”) on My Blog: http://www.businessforts.com/blog
2) Set up a Professional Blog or Website for the idea (learn how to set up website on http://www.WebsiteDesignFast.com
3) Announce Your Idea to the World using Facebook, Google or Classified Adverts (Learn how to place adverts on: http://www.businessforts.com/blog)
4) Interact with those who respond to your advert using Email and GSM Autoresponders
5) Make the sale and get paid using online payments systems
These are the simplified steps I take daily, however in between these steps are other details so many that time and space would not allow for listing, it takes training and experience to be able to navigate all those other steps. That is why I do invite you to down load the book How To Build a Business Online and also join our 10Weeks ONLINE Affiliate Training Program that shows you how to build a business online by partnering with ServiceForts.
 
IF A KID WALKED UP TO YOU ASKING FOR YOUR ADVICE AND YOU ONLY HAD A FEW MINUTES TO GIVE THEM YOUR BEST TIP, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Get Education, Be Empowered with Knowledge and Don’t let any body ever tell you anything is IMPOSSIBLE. The fact that they can’t conceive possibility in their minds does not mean it doesn’t exist.
What ever you can think of exists. The distance between Here where you are and There where you want to go is T, where T equals time. So give it Time, Focus, Education and Empowerment with Knowledge, you can achieve anything you set your mind to do with any thing and any business.
 
WHICH ONE BOOK HAD A PROFOUND IMPACT ON YOUR LIFE? WHAT WAS IT ABOUT THIS BOOK THAT IMPACTED YOU SO DEEPLY? DID YOU HAVE AN EMOTIONAL OR INTELLECTUAL ATTACHMENT TO THIS BOOK? WHY?
Frankly?
 
The Bible. Two of my Favourite scriptures are:
 
Ps 20:1-3 “May the LORD answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you. May he send you help from the Sanctuary and grant you Support from Zion. May He remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offering”
 
Ps 21: 2 “You have granted him the desire of his heart and have not withheld the request of his lips
 
Followed by a small but very powerful book I read during University/NYSC days, My plan is to have a copy of this book in every room I’m blessed with; that book is:
 
Sign Posts on The Road to Success by E. W Kenyon, some of the most striking contents of that book are these words:
 
“You have the Vision, make it come to Pass, Compel yourself to improve your mind, your natural abilities.”
 
Make Opportunities where no opportunities ever existed before
 
People Measure you by your words, you are rated by your words. Let’s study words. Lets’ learn to fill them with goodies for the children, healing for the sick, victory for the discouraged and we will win!”
FINAL WORDS (Please include anything/everything you know will be of immense benefit to readers)
 
If you re-read everything I have written above and take actions and steps on what you have read above, you will find yourself on the path to making a huge success of your internet business dreams.
 
Cheers!
 
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Comments

  1. pls how do I register and how do I great my website and how do I know the business to advert and is there any payments to this service?

  2. This is more like a blueprint. I must say here that making money online is not easy. You get to do the work. Don't expect to go into it, and then start making money. You must tell yourself the truth.

    Don't envy people like my mentor, the internet marketing queen for the result she have now. She really work for it and still working tirelessly on the business. Your mind set here's very important.

    I prepared a post on this…stating 6 reasons why most people quit before they could start making money blogging. Not until you take IM as a business, you might as well perish the ideas of going into it.

    You'll have sleepless night…writing your blog post, learning new skills on how to improve your blog. You've to reach out other website to know what they are doing differently. This helps you to know areas you might need to improve on.

    Hey, don't be carried away with the reported earning of the gurus. Although, it encourages you. But more important is learning the system they're using to make their money. That's where the emphasis should be on.

    My take on IM is IF you're not prepared to do the work. Perish the idea of going into it. It's not a get quick rich scheme. Far from it. You can learn the skill by identifying with 950daily.

    One thing I also must tell you…is no matter what you may learn from your mentor, YOU determines the result you'll get. 95% of the success from your training will depends on you.

    I can't shout this enough. You can get more on this from my blog. Most important is…you've heard it all from the IM Queen (Efe).

    Cheers!

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