Building an online business is a long term venture…


Jon-Jo Inkpen

Jon-Jo Inkpen here at the house of Inkpen bringing you a new blog post on building an online business. We will look at the term venture which sums up the process of building an online business, what it takes, how to succeed and why people get results.

So we are going to start by looking at some of the deciding factors the produce the desired outcome…


The elements of building a successful digital lifestyle business are the following;

  • the courage to step outside your comfort zone and learn a new skillset
  • establishing a positive mental attitude and maintaining it
  • having a why and knowing what your goals are
  • knowing where to start and the steps to follow
  • Committing to the long term goal
  • maintaining motivation
  • persistence, not quitting
  • knowing the best business models
  • working with the right products
  • driving traffic to webpages
  • marketing and being consistent 
  • working on personal development 
  • Having mentorship and the right guidance
  • developing systems and strategy 
  • masterminding with peers and experts

So quite a few features to success then, but you find you build this as you build your business…

Starting where you are at is key and becoming who you need to be is all part of the process of growth. Biting the bullet and stepping forward with grit is what needs to happen for you to create a new life for yourself. A life of financial freedom with a lifestyle business where you can pursue your passion in life is all worth it. 

laptop lifestyleLiving in the new digital age is full of opportunity so it is important to upskill and keep up to date with the developments in technology and the direction business is heading. Many have not yet discovered the possibilities and are still living the traditional industrial age formate. Building an online business works with persistence, diligence, commitment and application.

If this sounds like all this is way too much, well when I get started couldn’t do all this. I did not come from a background in business and computer skills are not my strongest point. But I learnt these skills, and also I used an online business building system called six-figure mentors to help me succeed in the online world.

I found this key that many success coaches teach, that of having mentorship was the key the unlocked the door…

Being an ambitious and self-determined and sometimes a little too independent sometimes has served me well but then pride which held me back from a mentor that could take me to the higher levels and help me harness my talents and ambitions. No man is an island right and when you step off the sands of isolation you can embark on a real adventure in entrepreneurship.

Travelling the world, leaving an unfulfilling job, pursuing your passion and leaving your dissatisfying situation is a goal that so many are pursuing. Joining a community of likeminded people and masterminding with experts is a wise way to gain success and develop your skill for living.

Persistence is paramount and this coupled with joining forces and forging alliances with the right people is a powerful way to get on the path to success. If you want to learn how to set up an online business from scratch then then check out the same free video series training I got started with…

Whatever you are pursuing in life and to achieve I find this poem sums it up well;

Persistence is key to carrying on towards success…

It’s easy to fight when everything’s right,
And you’re mad with thrill and the glory;
It’s easy to cheer when victory’s near,
And wallow in fields that are gory.
It’s a different song when everything’s wrong,
When you’re feeling infernally mortal;
When it’s ten against one, and hope there is none,
Buck up, little soldier, and chortle:

      Carry on! Carry on!
   There isn’t much punch in your blow.
You are glaring and staring and hitting out blind;
You are muddy and bloody, but never you mind.
      Carry on! Carry on!
   You haven’t the ghost of a show.
It’s looking like death, but while you’ve a breath,
       Carry on, my son! Carry on! 

And so in the strife of the battle of life
It’s easy to fight when you’re winning;
It’s easy to slave, and starve and be brave,
When the dawn of success is beginning.
But the man who can meet despair and defeat
With a cheer, there’s the man of God’s choosing;
The man who can fight to Heaven’s own height
Is the man who can fight when he’s losing.
      Carry on! Carry on!
   Thing never were looming so black.
But show that you haven’t a cowardly streak,
And though you’re unlucky you never are weak.
      Carry on! Carry on!
   Brace up for another attack.
It’s looking like hell, but – you never tell.
      Carry on, old man! Carry on!

There are some who drift out in the desert of doubt
And some who in brutishness wallow;
There are others, I know, who in piety go
Because of a Heaven to follow.
But to labor with zest, and to give of your best,
For the sweetness and joy of the giving;
To help folks along with a hand and a song;
Why, there’s the real sunshine of living.

      Carry on! Carry on!
   Fight the good fight and true;
Believe in your mission, greet life with a cheer;
There’s big work to do, and that’s why you are here.
      Carry on! Carry on!
   Let the world be the better for you;
And at last when you die, let this be your cry!
      Carry on, my soul! Carry on!

It is important to keep that positive mentality, developing a constructive pattern of thoughts that elevates your actions is the way forward to start from scratch and build a successful online business. As Robert T. Kiyosaki writer of ‘Rich dad, Poor dad’ says, “It’s not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life, it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the most power!” Power words that encourage ones self to move on are key.

When we don’t take the right action we see the wrong results…

when I first experienced making a sale online it was an amazing feeling to have helped someone and successfully made money on the internet. The real trick was simply following the steps laid out and with the desire to help people and in turn change my situation in order to fulfil my purpose this drove things forward. There is a right way of doing things and its learning the formula carrying on and being persistent with your actions.

People drop out of business because;

  1. They quit too soon, impatient, not committed, want to get rich quick and instant-gratification.
  2. Too much work not willing to really transform and grow in the process
  3. Don’t think it is possible for them and self-sabotage

People want to get rich quick and quit too soon, running a few paid ads and make immediate results, NO! You have to put the foundations in place build on it and be persistent. Courage is the key to step out and achieve the extraordinary. Check out Brian Tracy talking on this subject, He really drives it home in this video;


Building the courage to break out of your comfort zone…


If you do not have persistence you should not be working for yourself or running your own business, persistence is a major key.

If you want to plug into the booming digital economy and make money online you have to have courage and persistence. Do you think my mentors the leaders of the SFM online academy I am involved in made 250 a day or 1,000 a day, no it took time. Time and persistence!

You have to follow the steps provided, learn the skills and carve your success on a continual basis…

A great place to get started is the same way I did with the training & business tools platform. They have an affiliate program and train you up in the digital marketing arena and set you on track with all the business skills you need to succeed.

When starting this journey you have to switch your thinking on to the entrepreneurial mindset, if your reading this you are most likely already taking steps in this direction.

Six figure mentors and the DEA academy…

For entrepreneurs who are serious, and who understand that investing in your self-education is key and who are looking to do so. Building an income online is a long term sustainable business and is ideal for people who want to build a digital lifestyle business that allows them to pursue their passion in life.

With the marketing system of the six-figure mentors, with the digital expert’s product line, you can earn residual income for using and recommending the system with commissions of up to $8,000 and more for selling their products…

Here’s to your success in online business

Thanks JJ

Digital Entrepreneur, Artist & founder of the ‘HOUSE OF INKPEN’

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