Thinking Of Giving Up Your Online Business…?

June 12, 2013


The pressure cooker

Have you ever felt like giving up your attempts at online marketing?

Not because of the frustrations you experience in dealing with the “techy” stuff or because you’re not making enough or any money from your business.

But because of the external pressures like:

* Dealing with your day job

* Day to day demands of your family

* Negative influences from family and/or friends

The last example is possibly the most difficult to deal with as you kind of expect support, especially from family.

When the support is not there and every business action is questioned, it’s so easy to think, “Maybe I should stop“.

It would be the easiest thing to do, wouldn’t it?

Turn your back and walk away.

The frustrations would disappear as easily as snapping your fingers.

Concentrate on your day job, your family, your hobbies and “get your life back“.

But you know what would happen?

You would very soon start to feel frustrated again, only this time it wouldn’t be because of your job or your family, friends or hobbies.

The frustration would be because you didn’t see this online business through to success.

You didn’t complete what you started.

You knew that you were so close to putting it all together but you stopped at the crucial moment.

And your frustration grows and turns into resentment.

Resentment against those who “made” you turn your back on your business.

Until you lose all clarity of thought and action and your whole life starts a downward spiral.

Our emotions affect our thinking, our ability to reason and rationalise.

Emotions should not be a part of our business. But our emotions will override everything we do, if we don’t have a clear plan for our business.

Without a clear plan, there cannot be a clear action.

No clear action results in frustration and the cycle continues.

If you are getting nowhere in your business…


Stop and assess, what is your business model?

What steps do you need to take to build that model?

If it’s based on someone else’s success (a great model, by the way), are you implementing EVERY single step to replicate that success?

Do you have a daily action plan that takes you one step closer to success?

Sure, there will be times when you have to put your business on hold or allow it to tick over.

Major events happen in our lives and we have to address them.

But when you have a clear plan of action, it’s so much easier to pick up where you left off.

If you are drifting from one thing to another in your business; if you are trying to create a business without guidance…


Take time out and plan your business.

Those tiresome pressures I mentioned earlier will quickly start to fade away.

With a clear path and a clear goal, nothing will stand in your way.

Let me know your thoughts 😉



9 Responses to “Thinking Of Giving Up Your Online Business…?”

  1. Ray Says:


    Thank you for a fine thought provoking article. You touched on several serious and sensitive issues, that are often ignored, rather than confronted and resolved. If folks will consider your article with an in-depth mindset, they’ll find much to be gained. You’re a quality mentor. Thank you again!


  2. Laurence Says:

    Yes John
    I feel like giving up, because I find it difficult to get started.
    Even to design my first sq page, what to offer as a freebie,what niche will i choose, a back end offer, then the follow up emails. I just can’t get over the first step, getting a sq page online. However I pray everything sort’s itself out for you and your difficulty. Take Care


    • John Coates Says:

      Hi Laurence

      Great to hear from you.

      Look out for an email from me in the next few days.

      I’ve got something that will help you.

      Warmest regards



    • Mary Says:

      Hi Laurence, I feel your pain. I don’t know if you will get this comment or not but I thought I would write anyway.

      I wish it did just come together. But The truth is, we have to put hard work into every step. That doesn’t mean that it cant be fun! We have to keep our spirits up. When you pray, pray for that!

      What John said about a plan is really true as well. You cant do it all at once and we all have a lot going on in our lives.

      I dont know what a sq page is, but I know what the the other things are..

      I was so overwhelmed trying to learn it all and decided that I was still in training, even though I have a few websites.

      Step by step seems the only way (unless you have money). You don’t have to pick the perfect niche at first, just choose one. There is a lot of free info on how to do that,

      It doesn’t cost much to keep a website up and keep learning, so if you enjoy the prospect of financial freedom, why not continue? There is so much free info.

      I am now working on my freebies too and the PLRS are a bit confusing. Maybe John will write more about that, what do you say John???

      It seems there is a difference between resale and buying it for a freebie. The leaning curve is high, but interesting!

      Good Luck, Mary


      • John Coates Says:

        Hi Mary

        Thanks for the suggestion on the topic of PLR.

        I’ll see what I can do.

        Warmest regards



  3. Mary Says:

    Hi John,
    First, thanks for sharing. It is an important topic because there is so much blood sweat and tears to our business.

    I am a beginner but have been working at it about a year.

    And I think we all go thru it. Most of us are not surrounded with support because they cant understand it. Subconsciously they seem to want us to join the REAL WORLD and leave the fantasy.

    I no longer involve family and friends in it. I don’t give them my website addresses as they can be hurtful without any suggestions for improvement—they dont have the knowledge.

    I tell them that I am too VULNERABLE right now. It seems to work!

    Thank for the blog!!! Warm regards, Mary


  4. Laurence Says:

    John It is really good to have you back again.
    Mary you are a sound woman. And you step out of the norm
    Your family may hurt you, who’s don’t. But you take chances
    and you go for it. Mary you are a woman who makes her own way through life.
    Thank you for your comment to me. A squeeze page Is a sales page.

    John I am looking forward to that Email… Bless You All Real Good


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