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  • Writer's pictureSamantha Hearne

2 Pitfalls for Women Entrepreneurs in the Online Space

When starting a business and entrepreneurial journey online can be incredibly rewarding, but it also comes with its unique set of challenges. From my experience, there are two significant dangers that many women face in this space.


Read on for the 2 pitfalls for women entrepreneurs in the online space.


1. Going It Alone and Expecting Miraculous Results

Too often, I see women trying to do everything on their own, hoping that their efforts will suddenly yield extraordinary results. This often involves:

  • Downloading endless freebies

  • Watching countless mini-courses

  • Scrolling through social media for tips and tricks

The belief is that by constantly learning from others and applying those insights, their business will eventually take off. Unfortunately, without proper guidance and support, this approach rarely works out as hoped.


2. Opting for Cheaper Alternatives and Expecting Premium Outcomes

Another common issue is recognizing the need for support, programs, or services but then opting for the cheapest options available, expecting top-tier results. This might look like:

  • Booking a single session instead of committing to long-term mentorship

  • Taking a mini-course instead of enrolling in the full program

  • Investing in the bare minimum and then trying to stretch it to its limits

These shortcuts often lead to disappointment because you can’t expect a five-star outcome from a two-star investment.


Ask yourself, how are you treating your business? If your business could speak to you right now, what would it say it needs? Consider the following:

  • Does it feel supported to succeed?

  • Is it being taken seriously?

  • Are you nurturing a positive relationship with it?

  • Do you enjoy working on and with your business?


If you want to make sure your business thrives, make decisions that genuinely support both you and your venture. Treat your business like a true enterprise by managing finances, investing in growth, and understanding profit and loss. Reframe your approach to decision-making, treating your business with the seriousness and respect it deserves, and watch it flourish.


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