Paying it Forward: Online Business & Duplication
Starting an online business can seem like it is daunting or an overwhelming task that only belongs to the people who are gifted with success. May it help you to know that there are a lot of people who have become successful with an online business who come from all different types of backgrounds and beliefs about what success entails.
Duplication vs. Cookie Cutter
The reality is that most people succeed with online business because they follow a blueprint that has a proven record for success. They are successful with their online business because they duplicated the success of others and then shared those methods with others who are also trying to become successful.
This is not to say that you are creating cookie cutter businesses online that everyone else is doing. There are way too many of those online that saturate the market and over a period of time it becomes impossible to duplicate the success. Only the person who invented it is making any money from this concept of duplication.
What we mean by online business and duplication is using a business idea that can be duplicated for your own success and can be used to help others become successful as well. It is built on the success blueprint of others in conjunction with your own business idea.
So how do you know if your business idea can be duplicated by others? Well, the answer lies in asking yourself some very specific questions, the answers of which will determine the viability of your business idea and the impact it will have on others.
What is the Record of Success with Similar Ventures?
If you have a business idea and it is unique you can measure its possibilities against other similar ventures to determine if it is something that has the potential to be duplicated with success. Look around at other businesses who offer similar services to help yourself to determine what is not working, what is working well, and how you can offer it differently to help yourself and others create more success.
Is There a Demand?
If you have a business idea that you think will fly with duplication it is important to learn all you can about the market to find out if this is something that will be in demand. Although it can be a great idea, if no one is looking for it then you are going to have a hard time trying to sell it. Part of succeeding with a product or service means knowing the market, how the people in the market think, and what they want.
Is Someone Else Doing It?
Do your homework and find out if anyone else is doing the exact same thing as what you are thinking about doing. What is their success rate? Has the idea been sustainable? Does the business venture show great potential for the future? When you are looking at someone else’s business these are some of the things you should be keeping in mind.
Should I Test Run It?
Test run the idea on yourself before you try it with others. This will provide you with the barometer you will need to determine what it will take for others to become successful with your business idea. Depending upon what your idea is there may be certain personal qualities in a person that are required to achieve success or there may be specific criteria related to your product that must be met to achieve success. Whatever it is, try it out first and perhaps recruit a handful of people that you trust to give it a test run so you can see what they needed to do to become a success.
Should I Ask Opinions of the Public?
There are many great tools available online for trying out a business idea such as video marketing and social networking sites and it is even cost effective enough to set up a temporary website to test your ideas. Once you choose the method for test running your idea then offer a limited amount of people who respond to your offer a freebie for test running your product for a limited time and then ask for their feedback. This can help you to measure the success of your idea and will help you to troubleshoot different aspects that perhaps you did not think of before you launched the test. People always like to be asked for their opinions on a matter.
Is It Sustainable?
If you are going to put the energy behind your business idea it is also important to determine to the best of your ability if it is going to bring you and the others that duplicate it long term success. This can be a difficult call however, if you find the answers to some of the questions above it can be a lot easier to determine sustainability for your product or service.
Whatever your business idea is never skip the most important step of discovering the possibilities of your idea. Although it requires an investment of your time before you make any money, the efforts will come back to you tenfold by providing you and your followers with something that will bring you happiness and financial stability for the long term.
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