Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wednesday's Online Business Mistake - Taking Advice

Happy Wednesday! Time for another Wednesday's Online Business Mistake.  Today I would like to talk about taking advice.  When you work at home, you will see so much information about working at home from so many people.  Yeah I know you have to be careful not to buy every "guru's" book, I don't encourage you to run out and buy everything that will supposedly make you money online.  I also do not think you should run out and buy everything that says it will make your business grow.  So please do not think that is what I am going to tell you here.

Much of the best advice about working at home or running an online business is free, not all but you can get a lot of useful information free.  My mistake here was not listening to some of the bloggers and other people who are really making money working at home.  I mean people who really are and not just saying they are to get a sale or a referral.  

Bloggers like Darren Rowse at know what they are talking about and doing, these are the kind of people that I should have taken work at home and blogging advice from in the beginning.  He is really making money, not just saying he is in a quick sales pitch.  I love his blog and the advice he gives out.  I like to learn more (I learn everyday) from other bloggers and others who work at home still, but in the beginning it would have helped if I didn't brush the advice aside.  Some of it I figured I could do without or oh my blog is different, I don't need to do that.  

Granted I did learn a lot since I first started blogging in 2007, but if I had listened to the right people (not buying crappy information products) I would have been more successful early on.  Live and learn and yes - I have been learning from my mistakes! 

Long story short: If you find somebody reputable, somebody that is not just trying to sell you a work at home opportunity or scam, listen to their advice.  Chances are they are sharing tips that helped them be what they are today! This goes for any business, not just work at home businesses.  Don't run out and buy the latest and greatest opportunity, listen to the people who really know what they are doing.

Hope you are having a wonderful week!
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