July 27

My ONE Key to Online Business Success


This week I spoke with 3 ‘newbies’ who either have sites or want to start. One was in the trading niche, one in motion graphics, and one group not quite sure which direction to go.

They all had passion, desire, and the guts to pull off a successful online business. They knew a little about online business, marketing, and what hard work it would be. They had purchased courses, researched ‘gurus’, and asked about specific classes or courses that could help them get started.

Truth time…they’re ALL missing the ONE key to online business success…ready?

In my 10 years of online marketing and business I have learned one thing for certain: There is no class, ebook, video, or webinar you can consume to give you the best ways to move forward towards success quickly and effectively!

NOTHING can substitute experience…EVER.

It’s the one thing you cannot buy. It’s the one thing that cannot be taught. It’s the ONE thing that separates the successful businesses from the struggling or FAILED ones.

Here’s WHY that experience is crucial:

On our calls, my advice and insight for each one was TOTALLY DIFFERENT!!

Sure there are some aspects that can cover any industry, but OVERALL what companies/people need in order to be successful is a proper MENTOR. Some needed general guidance on where to start, one needed focusing on which market they should target, and another was guided OUT of a newsletter idea and into something more up their ‘alley.’ Each piece of advice was solid, but DIFFERENT based on what and where each was in their process.

That’s what a good mentor does…analyze WHERE they are, and where they SHOULD go.

A good mentor is..

Someone who’s been there…done that.

Someone who’s experienced FAR more than they have.

Someone who’s failed…and SUCCEEDED after failure.

That’s a mentor, and THAT is what people need.

You can have mentors for specific areas in your business (marketing, trading, graphics, etc), but overall if you want to succeed you need to have someone who can help guide you through all aspects of business growth and development in order to avoid potholes and aim towards success.

It’s true in life, and it’s true in business…

That mentor can be a parent, uncle, or a 80-year-old former IBM exec who took time to be a sounding board for me during early business stages.

So what are your goals? Where are you aiming? And WHO could be a mentor to you?

Let it sink in, get humble and ask for help, and then grow your business the RIGHT way.

I’ve mentored a ton of businesses over the years. Many have asked for my help, and most of them I turn away – because I’m not the right fit for their business. But maybe I’m a good fit for your business? I won’t know (and you won’t) until you ask.

Can I help your business? No matter what industry, no matter what experience level… Let’s find out!

Start a conversation with me here…brad@bradstafford.com


P.S. This morning in devotions at LivingHope, the history of Solomon’s son was discussed and if you read it…HERE ;)…then you’ll see that he had an opportunity to heed WISE advice to continue the success of his kingdom…and I think it applies to this. So if you have a few min, check it out!


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  • Yo Brad,
    When do you have all the time to write this stuff with 5 kids? And when are you going to look at my interweb site and give me some advice on driving traffic to my webinator site?

    Hope that you’re havin a great day, its’ 4:45 here and I am waiting for my last 3 clients of the day………. done about 8 pm.

    Lots of love to all of you,


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