How to Succeed in Your Online Business and Live the Life You Dream

So, I’ve heard that you want to start a successful money making business online. Is that true?

Well, before you start trying to make money online, there is one simple thing that you must do.

It won’t take you a lot of time and you can do it all by yourself. Actually, it is best if you are all alone when you do it. You can do it from anywhere in the world, at anytime of the day or night, and it doesn’t cost a cent. It is very easy to do and almost anybody can do it.

But is a very important first step in starting your money making business. The simple thing that you must do, if you want to succeed, is: DREAM! Of course, if all you do is dream then your business will not get built.

But dreaming about owning and operating a successful money making business is the best place to start. Visualizing how your life will be better is a great motivator. A clear vision of what success looks like will keep you focused on your goal. Too many people jump right into the online world trying to make money with no clear idea, vision, or dream of what they want. They buy into somebody else’s dream. Then they get frustrated when things do not turn out like the pictures in the ads. Then they quit. And that is a shame. Do not let that happen to you!

Take the time to dream of what YOU REALLY want in life and in your business. Try it now! Picture in your mind what your success will look like.

You don’t have to be specific about what business you will be in, or where you will live, or even how much money you will make. But actually dream about the lifestyle, freedom, and security you want in your life. Focus on what success looks like to you. This is a very critical step in the process of starting your business. Visualizing success is a fundamental part of setting goals. It gives you something to work toward. Always keep that vision in your mind.

Do not let anybody, or anything, get in the way of you living the life you have imagined. Focus on your dream and do what it takes, every day, to make that dream come true. I know. Easier said than done.

But countless successful athletes, business people, doctors, lawyers, and moms and dads from all over the world use positive dreams to motivate them to keep going. They keep their eye on the prize and do what it takes to work toward their dream.

If you constantly live with negative thoughts and fear; If you always look for reasons why something will not work; If you never start anything because you lack confidence in your ability; then take a break and start over. But be sure to start with YOUR dream.

The Law Of Attraction and Business

There is a lot of excitement around the concept of the Law Of Attraction at the moment. The Law of Attraction simply states, “Like attracts like”. This means that the thoughts you are putting out will attract back to you similar realities, so that your thoughts and intentions become self-prophetic. In business, this can be very powerful and you can use “The Law” to attract new clients, get great media coverage, loyal employees, business opportunities and empower and motivate yourself and any staff members you may have because you will be able put out thoughts and intentions of success and attract these things into your business.

Here is a bit of historical background on what the Law Attraction is: Thomas Trowad was one of the earliest thinkers of the New Thought movement and he explained that “thought comes before its physical manifestation”. This means that the conditions you experience in your business (and in your personal life too) first originated from your thoughts.

When you start out in business, you are excited and optimistic that you will find success in your enterprise. You can visualize having more time, making more money, travelling more and growing your spirituality. However, something happens along the way and you start to work harder, earning less and having little time for yourself or for family, this is the situation I found myself in personally whilst still discovering the law. I really was no better off that when I was working a 9-5 job, in fact I had much longer hours running my business.

What happens at that moment? It all depends on the vibration or intentional thoughts that you are sending out to the Universe. Most of the times we do not even know that we are projecting negative thoughts and emotions and thus attracting back these things. When the initial euphoria of starting a business is no longer alive, it is easy to give into negative states of mind, notably worry and doubt about the performance of your business. And, because the law of attraction is always at work, you will attract situations of scarcity, under performance, low sales and return on investment.

However there is hope because this also works the other way. When you project mental images, thoughts and firm intentions of success in your business, the concept of the law of attraction & business begins to work for you. But this is more than just luck and positive thinking, though positive thinking does play a big role in your attracting of business success. For the law of attraction & business concept to work for you, you must first realize that you are a spiritual being and so are your customers. You and all other living things in the universe communicate through spiritual energy. Visualization is how you make use of this spiritual medium to create mental images that are then projected to the Universe and send back to you in their physical form. Thus, you need to be sending strong intentions or visualizing what you want for your business.

Is it more customers? More sales and revenues? More referrals and new, bigger customers? Expansion into other towns, cities or countries?

According to the law of attraction, visualization is much more than dreaming and hoping that customers will come. It is setting powerful intentions that customers are coming to buy from you, that they will be willing to spend money on your products, and they will refer others to your business. Visualization also comes with emotion. By mixing thought and emotion, you are automatically setting the Law of Attraction into motion and the universe will begin to fulfil your desires.

It is important that you do not permit feelings and thoughts of doubt and fear to contaminate your positive mental images. If this happens, you will receive mixed results, for example, one big customer comes, buys from you for a short time and then leaves.

One way to look at it is this way: ask, believe and receive. Ask by visualizing, believe by having faith that the business success you have asked for is already yours, and then anticipate what you have asked for. As you anticipate, you have to put yourself in the emotional state you will be in when you receive the conducive business conditions you have asked for.

The mistake that most of use make when using the law of attraction in regards to business is that we forget to draw the line between deliberate attraction and being too attached to the outcome. This is a big no-no. Deliberate attraction is really aligning yourself with the positive energy of the business success you want. This means no self-doubt and pessimism. However, do not fall into the trap of obsessing over this particular outcome. If you do, you will be sending out the emotion of fear, and resistance and doubting that the Universe will bring to you that which you have asked for. This might be difficult to do, especially when your business and income is at stake, but you have to learn to be unattached to the outcome.

Give up the fear and resistance and you will be on the true road.

When you are less attached to the outcome, you have more time to positively and deliberately work on the processes in your business. Yes, you will have to take action while you use the concept of the law of attraction & business. However, the action you take will be inspired by positive visualization, positive anticipation and positive thought.

Here is something to consider about taking action: The law of attraction does not work in a vacuum; you have to take action in your business, carrying out the tasks that you should be. However, this will not feel like work, once you align yourself with the positive energy of the success that you are attracting. If you are planning to launch and implement your marketing campaign, go ahead and do this. However, remember to deliberately set the intentions for what you want your campaign to achieve. If you are looking to launch a new product, take action and deliberately attract positive responses from clients.

Experiencing the law of attraction work in your life and business will give you more confidence in these theories, gradually you will then begin to attract success much more easily.

Twitter for Businesses – What Google Searches Won’t Tell You

With Social Media booming as a business marketing tool, many businesses are looking to set up their own corner of the web, including the requisite Twitter account. However, there are still many business owners and internet users not yet familiar with the way Twitter functions. With Twitter’s user-friendly platform, it is relatively easy for a new Twitter user to set up a business account and get noticed in Twitter’s fast-moving online culture by following a few simple steps.

Make Account Setup Easy With a Google Account

The first thing you should be aware of is that you cannot setup multiple accounts under one email address. To make account setup easy, I recommend setting up a Google account for each business you plan to Tweet with. This gives each account a place for notifications and details to be sent, and allows multiple accounts to be set up (for example, if your business has multiple locations, agents or other separate identities).

All Accounts Are Created Equal

Unlike Facebook and Google+, Twitter’s accounts are all the same. This means a business account is set up exactly like a personal account. The only difference between the two is content.

Optimize Your Profile

Profile optimization is all about using the content that will help connect your business to potential customers and associates. Consider what words and language your business uses to brand itself and advertise. Be sure to include taglines, mission statements and other relevant content on your Twitter profile and account to help make the connection between your business and your Twitter account.

Make Your Profile Fun To Look At!

As important as the text on your profile can be, many people forget to spice up the visual part of their profile – something that could prevent new connections from being made. Don’t forget to add a profile picture (maybe your logo or business owner’s image), and create a background that is dynamic and informative. Branding and quality of visual presentation can make a huge impact on your audience, so if you feel you need some professional help with your business’ look, I recommend hiring a professional to help with your branding. It’s usually affordable and something that will have a lasting positive effect on your business’ visual appeal when done right.

Content Is Key, But Interaction Matters, Too!

The point of Twitter is to share (briefly) and interact (briefly). It’s a fast-paced, easy way to connect with customers and get insights and feedback. What you say will ultimately draw other Twitter users in and get them to interact, but if you have no response to their feedback, Twitter will do your business no good. Don’t forget to log in, listen to your followers, and take some time to ask them what they’re looking for from your business or products. It can transform the way you do business and help you better cater to your loyal customers while reaching out to new customers and potential customers who are looking for the products or services you’re offering.