Having a dream and taking action to achieve that dream are two different things. There are a lot of people who would love to be the entrepreneur with the next big success story and a wildly profitable Internet business. They dream about living life on their own terms and not having to worry about money. They look up to successful entrepreneurs who have come before them, having escaped the 9 to 5, who found work they love doing while still making good money. Unfortunately, very few people who want to build their own online businesses are willing to take the necessary steps to make it happen. Of those who are willing to do the work, many are unsure of how to get started or how to continue their forward and upward momentum when they do. The dream of financial success and a lifestyle redesign remains just that, a dream.

The 40 Rules: Your Game Plan for Internet Business Success

Fortunately, your dream of developing an Internet business does not have to end in failure like so many others do. You can build a successful Internet business that will allow you to do the work you love, provide for your family, and enable you to live life on your own terms. There are two keys to becoming a successful online entrepreneur: having the will to work hard and having a proven game plan. While I cannot make you put in the long hours essential for a successful business, I can provide a proven plan and rules to follow based on my own experiences so you can build a profitable online business like I have.

The 40 Rules for Internet Business Success is designed for you to understand and implement ideas for your Internet business no matter what your goals are for online success. Whether you are creating an e-commerce store, an information product, a software-as-a-service business, a membership site, a company that provides professional services through the Internet or any kind of bootstrapped start-up, this book will provide wisdom and insight to build your Internet business the right way from the beginning. Comprised of forty different rules or principles that I have learned over the last eight years, this book takes you from initial thoughts all the way through the strategies that can take your successful business to the next level.

The first section, Developing Yourself, offers healthy rules to live by as you become an online entrepreneur. The second section, Building Your Business, provides experience-based information about constructing your business model and finding the unique aspects of your ideas to get your business up and running. The third section, Running Your Business, contains solid guidance about the day-to-day workings of your business, advice on customer relationships, and recovery from setbacks after your business has launched. The fourth and final section, Growing Your Business, discusses different strategies for marketing and growth once you have gained traction and are running a successful business. And be sure to read my recommended list of books and podcasts for new entrepreneurs and the list of 40 Online Business Ideas to help you discover what business you are uniquely equipped to start. These are found in the appendix at the back of the book.