Planning for your future is actually one of the most important things you should do before you begin developing your idea for earning passive income online. If you don’t like sitting down and creating business plans at the very least you should have a plan for the next 12-24 months and have a clear vision of how you will achieve that plan.

Deciding on what success looks like for you and how your plan will help you feel successful everyday will help to keep you motivated and I have an article called “Take A Look At Yourself And Your Success” that you can read about determining your version of success, but for now let’s get started by thinking about your future vision.

Ask yourself these questions:

What does the end look like for you?

How amazing will your business and life be 5 years from now or perhaps 10?

What will have to happen today, right now, so that you can begin your on-line business?

Take the afternoon off and spend time deciding on what you want for yourself and more importantly why. Lets look at that briefly, why are you doing this? Your motivation behind wanting to work online and earn money online will be a huge factor to your success, which is why planning is so vitally important.

Once you decide why you are doing it you now need to consider the effect it will have on the rest of your life and those around you. It is important to consider not only what you want, but the effect it will have on your friends and more importantly your family and loved ones. Will it mean time away from them as you develop your new business? Is your partner ready to stand by you when the money isnt flowing as well as when it is? Will it mean having to work extra hours after working full time in a job for 30 or 40 hours a week? You need to know what resistance or challenges you may encounter because the impact on you is highly diminished if you know there is a possibility of this issue occurring.

Once you have an idea of what you want and why, and you have written it all down, create a picture in your mind’s eye of what your business will look like. Hear the sounds. Will you hear the opening a bottle of bubbly because you’ve had your most successful week yet? Or the scream of your loved ones as you tell them you are going on holiday for the first time in years?

What feelings will you feel? Will you feel the satisfaction of giving to your community or to charity because you have the money to do that? What tastes will you experience? The taste of sea air as you arrive at your holiday destination? The taste of your favorite food from your favorite restaurant, which you are sharing with 15 of your friends!

You get the idea here. Bring in your senses and make it real, experience everything. Feel the excitement deep within you, and then call on this whenever you need to keep going. Spend time creating a plan for yourself that moves you into action every time you think about it. Create pictures in your mind about the things you will have and do to keep you going during slow times or when things are not going to plan.

Too many internet marketers are not building a solid business plan and have no idea where they are going, which is a major mistake. Just because your business only includes you it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take time out to plan your future.

Go through this process and you will find yourself staying focused, feeling motivated and achieving more in less time.