What You Need to Have to Start an Online Business

Have you been thinking about starting an online business for a while? And when you are about to start, you just find it challenge. If that is something you can relate to you, carry on reading, because in this article, I will share with you what you need to have and the why behind it, so you can start your online business, but most importantly I’ll provide you with several techniques to create and build it.

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What do you need to have to start your online business?

If you’re looking for a one word answer, it’s confidence. Confidence is having the faith or belief in someone or something. Building a business online isn’t rocket science, but it isn’t a walk in the park. There going times when you are going to come across challenges and obstacles, both internally and externally. If you do not have confidence that you will succeed, it’ll be an uphill battle and you’ll be prone to throw in the towel, when the going gets tough.

Confidence in starting an online business, requires you know exactly the reason or reasons, why you want to start an online business. What is your why? What personal goals do you want to achieve, as a result of starting your business. However most importantly, it has to be compelling enough for you, when the seeds of doubt set in and when you hit a roadblock or challenge.

Here are a few techniques you can use, to create and build confidence.


In the late 1800′s a French psychologist Emile Coue, had discovered the constant repetition of statements, positive or negative, had a profound effect on persons thoughts, feelings, actions and well-being. He achieved tremendous successes with his clients, when he taught them to repeat “every day in every way my life is getting better and better.”

Modern day personal development teachers and trainers who teach affirmations, teach their clients to state the outcome or result they want in a positive manner and in the present.

For example, “I am so happy and grateful now I easily radiate confidence”


Visualization is the use of mental imagery to influence bodily processes, control pain or prepare for athletic or any kinds of performance. The success of visualizations is mainly due to the fact that they work like affirmations.

All you need to do is invoke the power of your imagination and visualize starting your business. You can picture in your mind running a successful business, the fruits of running a successful business. Imagining the ideal day or days, you will experience as a result of starting your business.

To aid and assist the visualization process, most people also create a vision board. A board that contains a collage of pictures of the outcome they will achieve or will inspire them.


Are similar to affirmations, however instead of focusing on repeating a positive statement, you ask a positive question, starting with why.

“Why have I started a successful business?”

Noah St John, discovered the concept of Afformations, when he start off, asking a question with why. Which lead him to discover that, when you ask yourself why questions, your brain goes off finding answers to support the question.