When you work for someone else they have their procedures and protocols, many systems, and probably forms, etc. that are just there for you. All you need to do is be trained on how to use them if they are applicable to your job duties. When you start your own online business you have to come up with these things yourself. Not all at once necessarily but as you go.
This is one very good reason to join up with another entity like an affiliate program at least until you see what is going on and what all is involved with having an online business. What is the bare minimum structure that you need to start? You will have some idea the day you join a program and get orientated to the program.
In addition to the formal training that will be available either online or in a video or webinar, there are many other places that you can check if you are really interested in what all is involved. It is a real good idea to find the ‘FAQs’ or any other documentation that is available to members so you can learn as much as can. Remember that what you learn in this first endeavor will serve you going forward as well no matter where you end up.
Particularly wonderful are those programs that just do it all for you and map it out so you know where everything is and how to use it. Some of them are really amazing in all that they give, but then they probably understand nobody would do anything if someone doesn’t do everything for them. Hopefully at least the members will take advantage of what is provided at the very least. That would be if they are actually seriously trying to learn how to start a business.
So many people really think of anything online as instant or magical like booting up your PC and ending up at Google! They really have the expectation that they don’t really need to do much in order to start earning money and to become fabulously wealthy. It’s really sad when they realize they are not thinking at all logically for some reason. Maybe ‘wishful thinking’.
Even when the program actually does do an extreme number of things to help you get started in your business, as mentioned above, there are still going to be things that you need to do to participate and to keep your business alive. Make sure you understand that and be ready to jump in anytime!