Everyone makes mistakes in business, and it’s OK, because that’s how we can improve.
All you need is to realize where you’re going wrong and learn how to fix it.
This article will show you a few mistakes I made (and still make) so you can skip them and succeed faster
4 Big Mistakes You Can Learn From
1. Not having a clear goal.
You might have heard this before…
“If you don’t know where you’re going, how will you know where you get there?”
Most of us have an idea of what we want to achieve but until you actually sit down and make really targeted goals, you’ll be wandering around aimlessly.
2. Being too perfect.
Perfectionism is a big hurdle that slows progress big time!
I can be a perfectionist sometimes…but I really wish I wasn’t. Sometimes I’m stuck before I start because I’m trying to make my idea perfect.
But some of my biggest successes have been when I got an idea and ran with it. It wasn’t perfect but it was good enough.
3. Tying to do it all by yourself.
Running your online business by yourself is a big job, as you might already know.
I still do most of my work myself…but I should outsource more.
When I DO outsource, it’s a massive burden off my shoulders. I really recommend it. Even if it’s just small things like getting graphics or articles written, this is where you can really get things done.
4. Not developing skills.
An online business requires you to have computer skills, marketing skills and a whole lot more.
I found that as I learned new skills, like copywriting for example, it helped me write better ads which helped my business grow.
You still might be learning how to use your PC or to type.. and if that’s the case, learn it well!
Your computer is your tool you use to run your business, and if you don’t know how to use it, you can’t run it very well.
It’s like trying to win the F1 and not even knowing how to drive a car.
The more skills you can develop, the more help and service you can provide to your customers.
Remember though, you don’t have to learn how to use every video and photo editing software..or learn php coding… because like I mentioned above, you can outsource that kind of work.
Skills like that can be “borrowed” but skills you might want to develop as an online business owner could be marketing, networking, time management and managerial skills.