Once up a time you had a dream, a dream of owning your very own internet based business. You research the idea and the dream got bigger and bigger. The idea of owning your online business seems realistic after your research and ideal in lots of ways. You start talking to your friends, family and colleagues about it. You simply can’t help but talk about it, because you’re excited by the prospect of building your very own online business and fulfilling your dream. Suddenly, a dark and dismal cloud appears over the world of your internet business as the onslaught of the online business naysayers begins…
A barrage of negativity or someone trying to be helpful?
After speaking with several people in the internet marketing and online business world, I know that I am not alone when I say that most internet business owners have encountered a barrage of negativity from either people they know within their family and friends or people that they work with. Most of the time, these people think they are being helpful by giving us a negative slant on things. But comments and criticisms, especially when you are just getting started can really affect how you feel about your business. Of course there are also those people that will try to side track you in any way possible, simply because they know that you are on to something and they don’t want the extra competition.
Have you had a totally ridiculous idea or is that someone else’s opinion?
Have you ever been told that your idea of building an online business was crazy, ridiculous, or that you didn’t have the intelligence to pull it off? Over the years, I’ve heard it all… “The internet is a scam”, “nobody can make money online, because Google keeps it all!”… Well, if you can relate to any of this then this article was written just for you!
Isn’t it funny how everyone can suddenly become an expert and have an opinion on building an online business even when you know for a fact that they have never done anything remotely like it in their lives? So do you listen to these people? Do you take their negative advice on board and let it eat away at you? Of course not, but negativity is hard to overcome sometimes.
Finding a positive outcome
Over the years, I have started several online businesses and web projects, some have been really successful whilst others have been less successful. But in every knock-back, setback or minor glitch in your journey to building your online business dream, you should always try to find something positive from it. Even if your idea fails to make any profit online, you need to find a positive outcome so that you can move forward towards your end goal again. So what if you didn’t make a lot of money the first time you tried to build a business, did you learn a new skill? Positivity in these situations is something that the online business naysayers can’t usually comprehend. In learning new skills and techniques we are growing within ourselves, perhaps we might get it totally wrong the first time, but what business ever gets it right immediately?
I know from experience that everyone has their own challenges when it comes to building their own online business and I also know that the answer isn’t always as straight forward as simply ignoring the comments of negative people.
Hateful and negative comments
I remember one of the first times that I encountered some really nasty and aggressive comments from one of the businesses that I was building at the time. The comments were so harsh that it actually stopped me in my tracks and my business was put on hold for several days. Looking back, I now know that I was actually getting hateful comments from people that were in competition with me. They knew that I was making money and starting to be successful, they didn’t like that. What really affected me the most was the fact that I was trying to genuinely help people with a service that I was providing and I didn’t expect to receive hateful and negative comments in return. Some people will stop at nothing to get a competitive edge.
Are you friends and family part of the online business naysayers clan?
On the other hand friends family and work colleagues can be almost as bad with negative comments and general opinions on how your online business won’t take off!
I have been working online for quite a few years now and I know how the process works. I know to expect a bit of a wait whilst my business takes off too. However the naysayers will have you believe that you shouldn’t do anything unless you are getting paid right away, like in a conventional job!
So how do you go about keeping your dream alive and how do you cope with the online business naysayers that are hell-bent on ruining your plans?
Well I know it’s easy for me to say simply ignore the negative people of this world and continue to battle on to success, but that is the best way to deal with them. Aside from completely shutting off from the comments that drag you down, there is another really good solution for dealing with naysayers. I have found that its best to surround yourself with like-minded individuals that want to help rather than hinder you.
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