Let’s be real for a second.
Everyone and his brother is out there on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc. trying to sell you the “secret” to making your e-commerce business a success.
Even in the offline space everyone is convinced there’s some magic pill or single secret that holds the keys to their success.
But what if I told you the real secret was that there was no secret at all?
Now I know you’re probably rolling your eyes at that, but hear me out here.
There’s no such thing as a “secret formula” to success. If there was, actually having a successful business would be much more common.
The actual “secret” to having a profitable business really isn’t a secret at all. In fact, it’s something everyone knows but few do anything about.
Change Your Mindset
That’s it. That’s the whole secret. If you really want to have a successful online business and you want to work from home, then you need to change your mind set and how you look at things.
For starters, understand that there simply is no “secret formula to success”. There just isn’t.
Most internet marketers starting out have their focus spread on 10 different tasks with a distant goal of “success” set.
Now, at first this may seem okay. But it’s not. Allow me to explain…
Imagine each task you’re working on is worth 10 points and success is unlocked after 10,000 points. Every day you’re capable of adding another 100 points towards unlocking success.
But when you have your vision spread thin on 10 different tasks, you’re really only putting 10 points a day on 10 different types of “success”.
And that’s exactly where most business owners go wrong. Rather, you need to focus on one task and continually work at that task every day. Now that you’re putting 100 points a day into 1 task instead of 10 points into 10 different tasks, you’re going to reach success much quicker.
Set Your Focus To One Task
When you’re starting a new e-commerce business – or any business for that matter – you need to decide on one thing and work on that continually.
Let’s be honest here. How many times have you started a new Shopify store or blog and given up after a week or two of work because it got hard or wasn’t fun anymore?
If you’ve done internet marketing at all in the past, I think it’s safe to assume that you’ve done something like that (hell, even I have!).
But when you sit down and focus on making one specific Facebook ad convert or making one specific store profitable, you’re going to achieve that goal so much quicker.
That’s especially true when you persevere through the tough times and keep working even when you want to quit.
If continuing down the business path your on is stressful and hurts, that’s when you know you’re doing something right. Most other people would quit right then and there. But when you decide to push on you suddenly become a real entrepreneur – the entrepreneur that will see success.
Wrapping It Up
Now don’t think I’m saying there aren’t industry secrets out there, because there definitely is. There will always be little tips and tricks here and there that people don’t want to share or that might cost something to learn because they give you a real competitive edge.
What I’m saying is there’s no such thing as a magic “one size fits all” secret to business.
The only real secret (that’s actually common sense in my eyes) is focus on one task and work at it until you’re the best.
If you do that I can guarantee you will, eventually, see great success in your e-commerce business – whether that’s selling your own service, products, or drop shipping.