What Is The Right Mindset To Online Success

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As we begin 2018, I’m excited to be part of a mastermind group of like-minded online entrepreneurs who are determined to succeed online. Over the coming weeks and months I will be posting my progress and results as part of my assignments and look forward to sharing this with you.

In this post I’ll be sharing with you some of the insights I gained from listening to Kyle’s training, co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate, about the mindset that is required to be successful online. Without the right mindset, online success will elude you, so please read up.

1. Approach This As If You Are Starting A Real Business

If you are still new to internet marketing and just starting out on the process to building an online business, you will do well to approach this venture as if you are starting a real business and not as something you are just trying out.

When you pursue your online business with the mindset of a business owner you are more likely to be committed and disciplined in doing the simple daily actions that are critical to online success.

When you have the “trying it out” mindset you are most likely to be distracted by the next shiny object that promises results without the discipline and commitment.

Therefore, success will forever elude you especially in the online world.

2. You Don’t Need To Know Everything When Starting Out

I guess this is one of the biggest psychological barriers to success in any are in life.

We tend to think we need to be experts at something before giving it a go for fear of embarrassing ourselves, looking foolish or plain stupid.

This is a tendency we develop as we grow up because as children we were willing to try many things without fear of what others may think of us.

Imagine if you never tried walking for fear of being ridiculed when you stumbled and fell?

Now that would be ridiculous right? So similarly, we cannot expect to be masters in online business when we are starting out.

We should expect that we will stumble and fall a few times before we master the fundamentals that lead to building a successful online business.

This leads me to my next point.

3. Don’t Fear Competition

I must admit that when I look at the websites that are competing in the same niche as I am, I get discouraged.

I get discouraged because I’m focused on the wrong things.

In reality, even though we may be competing in the same niches, as individuals we are unique and different and there is no one who can write content, build a website, connect with an audience quite like me.

Therefore, in reality the only person I’m in competition with is myself.

With this mindset in place I’m now able to focus on what I can do to deliver the best value to my audience in a way that only I can so.

I’m no longer worried about competition as very soon I will be “the” competition.

4. Don’t Over Complicate Things

There is a tendency for people to think that in online business things need to be more complicated than they need to be. However, at its core, online business is very simple. You have a product and a customer and your job is to simply connect the 2 in an authentic way.

This leads me to my last point.

5. Follow The Sequence

If you are a member of wealthy affiliate you already have a significant advantage over other internet marketers out there.

You have a system that is designed to take you step by step over the process that is required for you to succeed online in the correct sequence.

Most importantly you have access to a community of like-minded online entrepreneurs who are determined to succeed online and are willing to share in their successes with others.

All you need to do is to follow that sequence and not try to skip a step to get to another. That is a sure recipe for frustration and failure.

How Will Having The Right Mindset Benefit You?

Well, when you have the right mindset you experience less frustration, develop more resilience and obtain increased capacity to follow through on the daily tasks that are essential in order to succeed online.

You will find yourself attracting like-minded individuals who will prove to be great resources on your journey to online success. If you work at this alone you may end up discouraged and besides going on this journey alone is rarely any fun.

That is why I recommend being part of this amazing online community called Wealthy Affiliate which gives the ordinary person a real opportunity to succeed online.

When you have the right mindset you find that the journey to online success will be seem more fun than a job. This is for me the best part of having the right mindset to online success.


In conclusion, we accept as individuals that nothing that is meaningful that we’ve achieved in life came quickly.

As a husband and a father I’m still learning and developing the habits and skills that will make me effective in those relationships. It is like that with any other relationship.

It requires an investment of time, commitment, loyalty, dedication, patience, humility and effort. It is a life long commitment.

It shouldn’t be any different with our relationships with our online businesses.

Therefore if you have read this article thus far I know that you are serious about succeeding online. Then give yourself the best possible chance to succeed by joining a community of like-minded online entrepreneurs at Wealthy Affiliate and save yourself time, money and frustration.

Please share with me your thoughts, comments or questions regarding this post.

To your online success,


Zola Ngqisha


    • Hi Annie. I agree with you that the training at WA is amazing. If someone is in doubt just look at this very blog. I built it within a few days with the training I got from WA.

  1. Zola,
    You really do need to have the right mindset to be successful online. I like the fact that you mention that “you don’t have to know everything when you start out.” For me it was baby steps all the way. Then I continued daily to build upon my knowledge. It sure has been a fun journey so far.

    • Hi Lisa. I’m glad you’ve found this post insightful and can relate to the journey of trying to build a successful online business starting out with limited knowledge. Well done on being patient and taking those baby steps. You will soon reap the rewards.

  2. Hello Zola, what a great article. I think it is so true we do complicate things! and we do overthink! ANd if we are to be successful we need to learn balance. That sometimes we just need to let the flow happen, yes? Great article. In peace and gratitude, ariel

    • Thanks for your kind words Ariel. You are quiet correct that as humans we tend to over complicate things. We need to learn to KISS, that is “keep it simple stupid”. Lol

  3. Great article, Zola. You have some valid points. The one that I love is the one about your mindset and not overthinking things – keeping it simple is much more effective than trying to absorb it all.
    Thanks for your thoughts.

  4. Dear Zola,

    All the 5 points you covered in your post are very essential for The Right Mindset To Online Success. It really motivated me and your post will motivate lot of newbies and will remind the importance for sticking into the basics for experts. Very Useful.

    Your Friend,

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