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  1. kerry ann

    Hello Lynne,
    Nice to talk to you again. I am so glad that you are enjoying my blog. I hope this helps you re-evaluate your time and leads to a successful online business.

  2. David

    Great analogy. I think a LOT of people think that online businesses operate outside the guidelines of a brick and mortar business. Somehow, being able to work from remote locations (your home, sitting by the pool, favorite watering hole, etc) translates into ‘it’s easy and anyone can do it with little or no effort’. What they don’t get is that it is still work. If you choose to work from home that’s great. Sure you can work in your PJs if you want. But you still have to work. You still have to get up every day and be prepared to put in 8 or more hours that day to help your business become established and successful. (16 or more when you’re just starting). And if you don’t get up excited about working hard on your online business then you may want to reconsider going back to working for an hourly wage. Good points about what it takes to start a business of any kind. Thanks. 

    • kerry ann

      Hi David thank you for your kind words. I hope we can help people understand so that they too can build an online business.

  3. Dave Hayes

    This is a great article, its well informed and highlights what not many business owners possibly actually think about, but should

    I’m thinking about the advertising part of it specifically, which you have exposed for want of a better word. How many times have you said to business owners, “How do You advertise” to get the reply, well facebook and thats it, when there are other channels which are far more effective out there

    I really enjoyed this post, well done

    • kerry ann

      Hi Dave and thanks.

      You are correct, far too many people with online and bricks and mortar business only look at Facebook. There are still people who do not have a Facebook account. Shock! Horror!.
      I have also found that this type of business does not always have contact details within their Facebook as it is used to make the business ‘look’ good rather than advertise the services offered.

  4. Janet

    Hi KerryAnn,

    I really loved your story about travelling around Australia. I am in Australia and I too have travelled  around our big country. You highlighted all the things that are needed when travelling which is great. Many people would not really know about these things but you have added an informative post on the subject. By reading your post people who are thinking about travelling, free camping etc will get your informed view and knowledge.

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    Your business post was very thorough too. If anyone reads your post they will be under no doubts as to how to start an online business from scratch.

    Keep up the good work

    Regards

    Janet

  5. Kira Price

    Setting up my online business has been so many ups and downs and I haven’t even begun to finish! I agree with the big ocean small fish concept because I truly think it intimidates me and I give up like every other day. Then I have a good night rest and I’m back at it. Being of good service is very important. It is what I intend to do and always aim to do. 

    • kerry ann

      Hi Kira. Keep at it. Like anything in life, if we persist we will get satisfaction even if it is just to note our thoughts like you would a journal. It may take a while but I do believe those who put in the hard yards will eventually achieve personal satisfaction.

  6. Lynne

    Hi, your blog title piqued my interest so I gave it a read. You kind of made something hit home for me. I’ve been kind of down and frustrated that my online website isn’t doing better than it is. You made me realize that I am treating it more like a hobby than a business. The amount of time I dedicate to my online website definitely is not the same as if it were a brick-and-mortar business. I’d never get off the ground! Thanks for kind of giving me a little slap in the face and making me realize that if I really want my website to work I’m goingto have to put in more time.

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