How To Avoid The Most Common Pitfalls While Growing Your Online Business

There are 3 things that are absolutely the most common constraints to people working on building their online business. Here’s how to avoid them.

  • Brian says:

    Great Post! You put a lot of thought and time into your writing – it shows. Thanks for this!

    While I have yet to make some money (Due in part to all that you’ve mentioned above) I do feel that joining you on your site is one of the best decisions I’ve made.

    Looking forward to a profitable and rewarding 2016 with your help of course. I wish you continued success.



  • Wally Kenimer says:

    I like you 2016 plans for streamlining (simplifying) the Roadmap.

    I have been a happy member of the Lab for quite some time. If I continue to renew, I will not incur a price increase… is that correct?


    Wally Kenimer

  • Adam says:

    Hi David,

    Really enjoy reading your blog! I need some help with MemberMouse. I want my members area and checkout pages to be similar to what you have. If I join the monthly lab club is that something you could share with me how you set it up?


    • David Risley says:

      Sure. Short answer is I use OptimizePress in combo with the MemberMouse SmartTags. But, inside my Membership Site Blueprint AP inside the Lab, I go into more detail and actually share the exact code I use for checkout page.

  • Sharron F says:

    The house fly analogy: –

    “It is the same reason why we have such a hard time catching a common house fly with our hands. It usually sees you coming from a mile away because it’s viewpoint of space is different. Time is different.”

    wasn’t a good analogy.

    The reason the house fly sees you coming has nothing to do with time; which is relative to, but a separate quantity from, space, is that it has a greater number of eyes which are positioned around its head in a way that gives it near-360-degree-vision.

    Prior to that, you also stated: –

    “We consider that something happened and hence time is created. We created that time ourselves by observing and considering that we did so.”

    In fact we individually observe something at a point in space/time (This applies to anything – not just quantum events.). You’re inferring that we give that event a location in space/time by observing it… But whilst that actually happens on a quantum level; in day-to-day life at a more usual scale, events occur totally independently of our observation at a fixed point in space/time. We observed that occurrence and its location in space/time.

    For instance I just finished typing the last paragraph at 16:25 HRS GMT (time location) on my main computer in my studio in Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, on Planet Earth. (spatial location). If you were also there watching me; you’d have seen me type the last character and looked at the clock, which would have told you that it happened at 16:25 hours GMT.

    Whether or not you looked at the clock; it still DID happen at the above point in the time/space continuum – whether or not you or anyone else agrees with that fact.

    • David Risley says:

      We’re getting philosophical now, aren’t we? 😉

      I get what you’re saying. But, my point is that time is a result of viewpoint. The fact that you did something in the UK that I didn’t see if perfectly fine, but it isn’t part of MY world here in terms of my own time. It isn’t relevant to me. That doesn’t mean it didn’t happen, of course. It’s just not relevant to me. In terms of my own time, it is a result of my viewpoint and my considerations of speed. And everybody operates at their own speeds. But, it can change with practice.

  • Veena Prashanth says:

    Hi David,

    Love reading your posts! As entrepreneurs, we’re our own boss so it’s very easy to set and miss deadlines. No better way to speed things up than setting a deadline to achieve your goals, and also making yourself even more accountable by making your goals public as you are more likely to want to live up to your promise.

    Also, I hope you continue your podcasts as there’s aren’t too many podcasts out there that are as value-packed as yours!

    Wish you all the best for 2018!


    • David Risley says:

      Thanks, Veena. 🙂 And yes, I am planning to bring the podcast back. I’ve been getting enough people asking me about it that I know there are a lot of people thinking the same who didn’t bother to tell me. So, I need to listen. 🙂

  • Stefan Alexander says:

    Awesome read! Time is what I used to consider my problem until I realized it was I who made it a problem. I kept postponing things and excusing myself until I felt that it is too late. But now, I’ve been redoing thing the right way. I’m starting over again and trying to build everything from the ground up, and time isn’t what’s bothering me at all. The investment is not an issue, any startup needs someone to spend some time and money on it for it to grow. I’m time and I am money for my start up. But the problem I have is always self-doubt. I’m learning to deal with that every day. But it’s not a simple ride.

    • David Risley says:

      A lot of times that self-doubt can be alleviated just by talking with another person. It is like an electrical circuit with a pent up charge. Sometimes it needs to discharge and you then get a moving current. Takes a minimum of 2 terminals to do that.

      Electrical analogy, FTW! 😉

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