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Is Failure The Best Thing Before You Earn Online From Home?

Aug 8th 2010 at 3:08 AM

There many different tips and tricks that a new Internet Home Business owner can follow. For example you can read ebooks, buy learning aids, and scour the internet for forums about the latest trends, but there is one thing that can prove to be more helpful than anything else for a new Internet marketer - and that is "failing". Failure can quickly help Internet home business owners learn a lot and lead to future success with other work from home opportunities . Obviously no one wants to fail, but instant success may not always be the best for long term success.

If you succeed right away, there is a much higher chance that when your business starts on a downward slope, you won't know what to do. However, if you fail initially, you will have already learned how to adapt to the ever changing internet world and will quickly compensate. Learning from past mistakes is much more effective than reading a 100 page book about how to succeed. By making a mistake, you will get the chance to identify what caused you problems, and avoid similar situations in the future.

Additionally, having failed in the past, makes you consider your options more extensively. Being a little hesitant about new "tips and tricks" is not always a bad thing, in fact it rarely is. However, if you instantly succeed, you will likely try new tactics without looking at what affect they will have on your bottom-line or the future of your business.

For some reason, internet marketing has created an aura of "instant success" which has lead to new internet marketers coming into their business with a huge ego. By failing initially, it is easier to put your ego in check and open your eyes to new opportunities as well as realistically address your strengths and weaknesses. Once you identify what your strengths and weaknesses are, you can better optimize your business by outsourcing the tasks that you are not as good at. By identifying your weaknesses, you will also be able to better create contingency plans and scout your competition.

Additionally, ambition will always trump ego in the long run. Once you have failed, your ambition will take over and you will still be able to succeed. Ambition is a motivator that is constant, whereas ego will only motivate you as long as you are succeeding. Ego will also cause you to not make necessary changes to your business, because you think "it will all work out this time, because it did the first time". In a competitive environment that is always changing, what worked the first time, will likely not work the next time.

Humbling yourself will also make you more accepting of advice and make working with others much easier. If you instantly succeed, it is much more likely that you will ignore the criticism and advice that you are given from people who have already proven to be successful over the long term. Missing out on this advice could prove disastrous in the long run.

Finally, by failing initially, you will be able to decide whether or not you really want to be an internet marketer. With all of the glory comes all of the defeats. The sooner you learn this the better. There is nothing worse than succeeding right away, planning the rest of your life around internet marketing, only to fail a few years later and give up. The old adage is true, "the higher you go, the farther you fall". If you don't learn how to fall and get back up, internet marketing will never be a long term solution.

Never get frustrated by failure. Failure can be the absolute best thing that you can do, in the beginning. Once you fail as a new Internet marketer, you can learn from it and set a course to Earn Online From Home .

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John McRae is the owner of The Internet Home Business Help Center and researches methods toEarn Extra Cash From Home

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