Starting your own business online and trying to make it successful can be a little daunting at first. When you first begin, you have no idea of what site to go to first, how to create a website, learning about accepting payments, and then fulfilling products and managing inventory. It’s more streamlined than an offline business, but it doesn’t require a little maintenance.Now before you head off to the races and start marketing a product that you created or some affiliate program product, you need to know the basics. You won’t make thousands of dollars within the first week. The people who are telling you this are feeding off of your vulnerability, and the fact that you’re gullible to a seemingly obvious “guru”.Don’t let these people deceive you. If you want to make money in your own online business, you have to take matters into your own hands. Do some experimenting on your own, and see if you can find a mentor. In fact, this leads me to my first point of having a successful internet business. Here’s the first thing that you should do if you want to shortcut your way to success:1) Learn from someone who’s doing itYou will want to find yourself a mentor. Do exactly the things that they are doing to make money, and always remember to sell again and again to your backend customers. This is where all your money will come from. In fact, this is where 80% of your total business profits will come from, so don’t start marketing until you have a plan of how you’re going to sell more of your products to the people who have already bought from you.Now some people will mentor you for free, while others (like me) will charge a hefty fee for internet marketing advice. You have the choice of learning the hard way via trial and error, or you can hire an expert who will help you out in your business. Here’s another thing that you will want to do if you want to have success in your internet business:2) Use niche marketingYou will definitely want to go into a niche. You’ll experience higher conversion rates from your products, and you can easily build a fan base amongst your niche also. Niche marketing is simply the process of dissecting a large marketplace, and carving out a targeted segment who are looking for a solution to a very specific problem.People like these are worth gold.Now you will have to do your homework and research your target market, to see if a niche can be entered into, just waiting on a product that can help their lives. This is something that I highly recommend you doing, because it can really help to boost your sales and profits simply and easily.These 2 tips for having success online are things that you will want to take to heart, and start using if you want to have the utmost success as possible in your business. Take it from me, I would know, because I’m doing it right now in my business. And so can you!Good luck with earning nice profits in your online business today.