The following is a post from Pat Mackaronis. Pat is the Director of Business Development for New York City-based social network Brabble. In this post, Pat speaks about some advice for the future entrepreneurs. Pat can be best reached on Twitter at @patty__mack.
As we all have heard about the online entrepreneurs making millions of dollars in all their success stories, you now think that it is easy. Truth be told, it is easy actually, but not as easy as you think. There is a lot of work to be involved and any successful businessman will tell you the efforts that they put in. If you have tried to start a Internet business and have failed, perhaps these suggestions will help you out. Here are some basic reasons that most Internet businesses do not succeed.
Most of the websites that offer too much information overwhelms their customers with information overload. Most of the people these days rather have less information that goes straight to the point than to have a website that floods of words. The trick is to simplify the website by putting only the necessary information.
Protection can also be a problem, business owners usually tend to obsess over every detail before even launching their website which in effect, slows down their success. Remember, it does not have the perfect, over time you can improve your website but launching it would have to be done as soon as possible to help you get ranked in the search engines as google.com and yahoo.com. I would also advice to invest some money into Search Engine Optimization which is a very big part of your business. It may be costly but worth it in the long run.
Many entrepreneurs tend to have a fear of technology, and it is completely normal as it is always upgrading and updating. It is just like anything else in life, first time you do something, I’m sure that you where not an expert and could have been frightening, but as you do it more and more, it becomes easy and perhaps makes you feel comfortable. It is important to want to explore what the new technologies have to offer you and how you could use them to your advantage. Now, most people thing that to succeed in an online business you have to be an expert and quite frankly that is not true. I, a couple of years back, was a newbie at this online business and with low experience. I have become an avid entrepreneur.
Here are my two cents about some of the mistakes that most internet entrepreneurs make while trying to grow their business and hopefully this has been helpful to your success as this is the base of online business.