Everything moves very fast on the Internet. We like that. It makes everything work better with an instant response. We can get a direct question answered from a live person, and at the same time we have the most recent up-to-date information available on just about any topic.
It would stand to reason that when we have a business online that it can and does often move right along at the ‘speed of light’. That is there are likely frequent changes. These changes may be in several areas that can impact your business. There can be new and improved techniques for marketing and advertising; there can be new and exciting opportunities we want to get in on at the inception, just to name a few possible changes.
The point is not to hang back but to be ready to change at any time to take full advantage. This doesn’t mean to be overly impetuous and make changes that you haven’t researched and thought out. It just means to keep an open mind and be ready to consider anything new that may have an impact on your bottom line – your profit.
If your business is brand new the profit may be in the future. You need to have the ability to see the details of what is going on today, as well as to see the ‘big picture’ – what you hope to accomplish. It is very important that you understand it is not likely to happen immediately. Most businesses require that they be developed over time.
With this said though being that on the Internet everything is so much faster, easier and more inexpensive than most other platforms, you don’t need to ‘look forward’ to the customary ‘5-years to profit’ statistic that is part of usual business theory. It can be MUCH faster than that online.
Part of the reason it takes so long to show a profit offline is because of the money going out of pocket for various things you don’t need online (such as office or store rent, insurance, staff, inventory, etc.) This is money spent when nothing is coming in and may be over a very long period so you can see how that would add up and be much harder to overcome to realize a profit.
It is much easier and faster to do business even online if you have a little money to spend to help you get the things done that are necessary to conduct your business. If you don’t even have a little bit of money then you can learn how to do many things yourself for free. Either way it will require some time and some effort to build your business. The point is that you have everything going for you as long as you keep an open mind and keep progressing.