6 Incredibly Bad Habits Which Plague People Trying To Build An Online Business

Building an online business can seem pretty hard… especially if you have one of these 5 all-too-common bad habits.

  • Simple, realistic and obvious advice. I should say common sense, but sadly it’s not common these days.

  • skyobad says:

    This is a very great article for every blogger in the making

  • Hi David,

    1. Completely agree with #1. In fact I think this is what leads to people spinning their wheels, ’cause they try to be somebody different each month. Stick to it and stay the course … it takes a while folks.

    2. Was me and I was too focused on perfection. Cured of that now though.

    3. Information gluttony will suck the life out out you and kill your business drive.

    4. Yep.

    5. You have to spend money to make it 🙂


  • Bill Flynn says:

    Guilty on all counts!

    Especially #3, which in grad school we used to refer to it as “analysis paralysis”.

    I printing this out and tacking it to the office door.

    Well written words of wisdom, but that’s why I follow you!


  • Julien David says:

    No. 1 is a particularly good advice. When you compare yourself to others and you see them as more successful than you are, it will lead you to No. 4. And that’s is still what I have to learn and what every one who wants to start a business should learn as well.


  • Hudson W. says:

    Very well written blog. I am completely agree with you.

    Especially #3, about overwhelming part. I do agree on this as we study a lot of stuff daily on internet which contradicts each other, and finally confuse us.

    I recently came across a post on a blog (http://www.ishir.com/blog/1610/matt-cutts-stick-a-fork-in-it-guest-blogging-is-done.htm) which says guest blogging is dead now and this was the statement officially from Matt Cutts itself.

    However, a few months back he advocated using it only if it seems genuine and one don’t overdo it.

    This made me highly confused whether to further dig into guest posting or not, however I still think it can be useful in some ways.

  • MiaMoon says:

    Yes…yes…yes…yes…yes. Fear of failure is my big killer. Maybe because I’m older. You see these young bloggers and youtubers just having fun and being free with their views. Just have to bite the bullet with my eyes closed.

  • Shantanu Sinha says:

    Hello David,

    Great tips over here 🙂

    Indeed when we are running our own business, then we are playing by our own rules. There is no one to impose actions on us, like the 9 to 5 job.

    These all are the pin points, mainly #1 and #3. Every body is unique and they can be matched, so we need to stop comparing our selves from others and the most important, Internet is the vast source of information, and if we spent 5 to 6 six hours here the brain could be over flowing, so we need to watch out for the correct information.

    Thanks for the share.


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