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 password.
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 distracted 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.