As the old song goes ‘you’ve got to pick up every
stitch’. That means for an Internet Home Business, you
have to pay attention. You have to actually read
information constantly so that you will understand the
concepts, theories, protocols and procedures. You have to
have a learning attitude and this may involve some humility
in order to open your mind to new things.
Because things are new, you particularly have to pay
attention so that you understand what you need to do and how
to do it correctly so that you do not waste your time or
money making mistakes. Everybody makes them, and nobody is
perfect, but you want to minimize your errors and the best
way to do that is to actually pay attention.
When you contact an expert and ask them a question, don’t
argue with their answer and certainly don’t ignore it.
People actually ask for information and then don’t even
read it before they are back asking the exact same thing.
This only proves they have totally ignored what was given to
them and wasted everybody’s precious time. Ridiculous.
Maybe the idea is if they act stupid somebody will do it for
them? More than likely that is not going to happen. So
listen up! 🙂
Another very important aspect to this is the use of a
computer or other device that connects to the Internet,
which is obviously essential if you are going to work on the
Internet from home. Because it is essential, if issues are
not addressed they can be a big obstacle to you starting
your own home business and can frustrate you at every turn.
It can even cause you to feel you can’t do this because you
are not ‘technical’.
You need to understand that computers are machines. They do
not understand ambiguity – they are very simple really – so
don’t be intimidated. They understand zero and one, they
understand on and off, they understand yes and no. They
don’t understand anything in between like ‘maybe’ or
‘sort of’ or ‘like’. Period. As of yet most of them do
not read minds and being machines they won’t try to guess
what you mean or ‘fit a square peg into a round hole’.
Most of what people attribute to having a difficult time
with their computer is due to their own laziness and
sloppiness. Nothing more, because it really is not that hard
if you pay attention. For example, most websites have a
username and password to login. They are almost always
case-sensitive. Therefore if it has a lower-case letter set
up in the password and you type it with UPPER-CASE it will
tell you it is an invalid password and won’t let you login.
Type exactly what you see, exactly how you see it.
Passwords and usernames are for the purpose of security –
therefore they should be as difficult as possible. They are
NOT designed for ease of use and something you can remember
like your birthday or your dog’s name. So when a system
assigns a secure password, don’t shoot yourself in the foot
by changing it to something useless that any hacker with a
software program to figure out passwords could figure out in
30 seconds. For example do not ever use a word that is in a
dictionary because that is just too easy to figure out.
Adding numbers, upper and lower-case letters, and special
characters greatly enhances your ability to have a secure
If you just don’t feel comfortable with your computer then
you should definitely find a course you can take on the
basics of using a PC. You can likely find resources free or
very inexpensively online by searching for them. You can
look up any acronym that you see, by submitting a query to a
search engine = ‘what does ‘ISP’ mean?’ or just ‘ISP’
– you will get many links to show you that ISP means
‘Internet Service Provider’. Now you will feel more
comfortable when you see that – so take the time to find out
what it means sooner rather than later so that you are not
distractrd by encountering something you do not understand.
You can likely find community colleges that have websites
where you can very cheaply take a course in your spare time
that is very easy to follow because it is ‘hands-on’, and
not theoretical. If something is interfering with your
ability to start your own home business online then you need
to knock it out where you can – get the information, pay
attention and follow the directions.