Starting a successful online business is not as quick or easy as certain people would like to make it out to be. You should start out smart by having a blueprint and then proceed step-by-step. The reality is most people who try to make money online will fail, and probably spend or have spent hundreds and even thousands of dollars on various programs in their quest to succeed.If you begin with negativity, doubts and very little self-belief it is certain failure will come quick and easy for you.If you think everything is too technical, everything online is a scam, all you think about is making money, or you always complain about your current situation then you are doomed to fail right from the start.If you desire to have a successful online business, here are five tips to consider that will help give you a real chance of succeeding in achieving your desire 1. Have a correct mindset! Right from the start you should believe in yourself, and keep believing in yourself no matter how long it takes to become a success whether it is a matter of weeks, months, or even years. This is your business, so develop it the way that motivates you. Treat every obstacle as an exciting opportunity to learn more.2. Build a list! Have you read, “The money is in the list?” Well it is true, you must be building a list or else all of your efforts will be in vain. You should have some form of lead capture web page in place. You must try to capture your visitors email address because once they leave your site they may be gone forever.3. Do not be one of the herd! The “herd mentality,” as it is called, is where everyone follows each other. The herd will buy just about everything that is put out there, especially the big product launches. They will act upon scarcity, urgency, controversy, rave reviews and so on. They will follow everyone else trying to see what is working for others so they can copy this for themselves. To be truly successful you need to separate yourself from the herd and start marketing to the herd.4. Do not leap from product to product! Stop looking for a magic bullet or even the magic piece of software that is promising easy riches online with little or no effort. This whole Internet marketing stuff is a science and an art. Do this and not only will you save a ton of money but you may also start to see some results.5. You must be willing to help others! Create or else find a product that solves problems and the amount of money you can make is unlimited. Help people and they will stay loyal to you. Focus on value and on what you can give. All of us have something to give.