Building the Foundations for your Online Business


I have been thinking a lot about the coming year and what I hope to achieve ….

I intend to take my time in building up my ‘online business’ and I do hope becoming reasonably sucessfull in my own way ….

Let me explain further, I was watching a program the other night with Amanda my wife, her mum and sister …. it was called ‘Holiday Homes from Hell’ …..

basically British people buying dream properties in Spain and the likes and the homes falling down round their ears sort of thing …..

The problem being the homes foundations were not built properly, so everything else fell down …..

This got me thinking about things within my life and the importance of good foundations both online and offline ….

For example, Trust and honesty in a marriage and doing as you are told !!

A Good Foundation for a happy marriage?

Ok, maybe again I have my tongue in my cheek, but you get the idea ….

Now this got me thinking about the foundations I am building online ……

as I mentioned above I am not going to anyone’s timetable but my own …

I have posted my online goals for the next 90 days granted and hope to achieve them, these I look at the material goals but not my foundations ….

The foundations, I am talking about are building relationships online ….

This I love, it amazes me still as to how releationships and friendships can be built online and be so strong, even though you might never physically meet them ….

So people like Alex Jeffreys, John Thornhill, Ray Johnson, Randy Smith, Richard Fenn, Gary Simpson, Garry Parkes, Nikki Stephens, Dean Holland, Mark McWilliams, Paula Brett to name a few, (there are too many to mention)……

These special people in one way or another have played a part in helping me ‘build my foundations’ and for that I thank you all 😉

Now no matter what your goals are in 2009 …..

Quit your job?
Provide some extra income for your family?
Get out of debt?

Whatever it maybe, make sure you have strong foundations, if you do then the rest of your online business will be solid 😉

As always, feel free to comment 😉

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  1. Nikki says:

    Hey Tommy,

    As I’ve just commented over on Twitter to you re this post – relationships are everything in business.

    Creating a good solid foundation is absolutely vital, and it’s the bit that I’m taking the time on (despite it not looking like I’ve been doing very much).

    As for calling me ‘special’ – well, it’s been said before and will probably be said again. Not always as a compliment though! But thank you, it’s appreciated.

    The Purple Minxy Witch from the Lair of Temptation

  2. Dean Holland says:

    Tommy 🙂

    Check us out having the same thought paths on the same day brother !!

    Great minds think alike huh ?! lol

    First off mate.. It is I that thankyou !! I dont believe my book would have ever gone out the day it did without you and for that I will always be greatful !

    Theres a solid foundation firmly laid in our paths matey and a very profitable future will grow from it !

    Speak soon buddy


  3. Gary SIMPSON says:


    The Minxster is indeed a TEMPTress. I see she has “distracted” you -several times over at that Purpleodeon of hers. Dunno about you but I always feel somewhat light-headed over there. Must have something to do with the blood, or something.

    Anyway, lovely as the purply one is…

    The Gazz-Man and “the Artist” – formerly known as “Q” are cooking a lovely meal. You will be invited to dinner, of course. But the chairs around the table will be limited. So, let me know if you can’t make it and I might invite a lesser light – maybe the Obamas.

    Dunno yet.

    Relationships in business are indeed crucial.

    And, as for your comment regarding marriage… you suck-hole. Was your missus standing behind you when you said that? LOL!


  4. Rita says:

    Excellent post, and I see your strong foundation was built with friends/mentors, thus proving your point! People I know are not online-so I am learning to trust, and build relationships online. Long way to go, but then again I just started! LOL

  5. Sarah says:

    Hi Tommy,
    I know what you mean about making great friendships online. Everyone has been so wonderful! I couldn’t have hand picked a better group of people to be with me on this journey. I know I said it before on my blog, but thank you everyone! You have made this much easier than I ever thought it could be. You made this possible for me and I will be forever grateful.
    P.S. My next question is…when does the money start rolling in? 😉

  6. Sarah says:

    Hi Tommy,
    Thanks for the prompt. I sent Gary and e-mail. Can’t wait to see what he has for me.
    You can send messages from your phone? I would never get anything done if I could do that!

  7. Anatoly says:

    first of all I would like to Thank you so much for your help with my Blog!
    You Blog is looking very professionally. This is one of the few places I come to get an idea about what I have to do with my own Blog.
    Great job, Friend!

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