I used to be a terrible worrier. I’d worry about all sorts of things (I still do in my personal life to some extent), but I certainly don’t worry about things in advance anymore, especially things that may, or may not happen, in my business.
20 years experience of making my living online brings a certain level of confidence, and now I know that, no matter what, I’ll find a way over, under, around, and even through any obstacles that arise.
I’ll “Google it”, I’ll dip into my online Mastermind or Facebook groups, I’ll find someone will know someone or something, or I’ll outsource on Elance to fix it/ sort it/ install it.
If you want to avoid getting your online business up and running, a great way to do that is to worry about stuff that may never happen.
Don’t focus on what you don’t want to happen, focus on what you do want as an outcome, then work out the 4 or 5 things – the critical essentials – that are required for that outcome to happen.
Then start focusing on how to make those Critical Essentials happen, and deal with the stuff that arises as you progress. Because “stuff” will arise, I can guarantee you that. But it will be different stuff that arises from that which happens to someone else.
I have worked with clients that are so worried about all the things that may go wrong that it totally paralyses them and stops them from ever starting.
The worst fear is the fear of making the “wrong” decision, often starting with choosing the “right” domain name or the “right” hosting company.
There is no such thing as the “right” anything in any of those cases. You can go with the best domain name for now, the best hosting company for now, and as your needs expand, simply upgrade.
You can change your domain name, move all your content, and even change hosting in under a day now. So if you change your mind or need something different, it’s a nuisance, not a deal breaker, to change things.
I was happy to use GoDaddy to buy my domains, and either GoDaddy, Hostgator or Bluehosts for years and have only just upgraded to WPEngine for my main blog hosting, with LiquidWeb for my Membership site forum.
Start fast, start cheap, and only start spending money when you can see a return on investment in the very near future.
A great resource is Dan Norris’s “The 7 Day Startup: You Don’t Learn Till You Launch” as he takes you through, day by day, the things you need to do to start a new business.
If you stick to Dan’s plan you WILL have a business up and online within a week. Then you can concentrate on making every part of it better and better.
I did it over Christmas & New Year and now I have a new business making me $10,000+ a month recurring revenue and growing by 10-20% every month. Check out my daily blogs as I did it – Day One starts here.
Who wants to stop worrying and get started? Would you like some encouragement?
Just check out the free videos from my Fast Start Masterclass, which helps aspiring online entrepreneurs get up and running in under 4 weeks. I’ll hold your hand and help you make the right decisions “for now” so that you can get something going fast – if not 7 in days, then literally within 4 weeks.