Numerous people want to go into the world of internet marketing. Many come in and many are spit right back out. It’s easy to see why people want in, money. However, if money is all you’re after then you may find yourself quickly into the 95% of other failed internet marketers.
The reason being that while snagging easy money is a lofty goal it simply becomes to complex or rather boring for many. Other IM dream killing factors include lack of motivation, confusion, lack of time and the ever crippling icy death grip of lack of patience. All of those things can lead down the broken path and often misguided path of internet marketing.
So if you currently are or are considering going into the internet marketing you must meet the following traits in some way or another.
#1. You must be self motivated. No body is going to do it for you and often times nobody cares if you succeed or not. You have to be able to supply your own motivation. The good news is that this can be whatever motivates you. For me, I was always success driven. I only wanted to succeed in whatever I put my mind to.
#2. Open to new Ideas. You must be willing to try and learn new things. When I first started internet marketing I had never even built a web site before. In order for my success to occur I had to learn a new set of skills to continue to grow in my ability with them. You may be in this boat now. So learn the new skills you need and start building your success from the ground up.
#3. Willing to Fail. Perhaps the scariest topic of all is the realization that you may fail. However, failure in this instance is an option. My first 2 websites were pointless and lacked goals and value – they failed. However, after I failed I got back up and dusted myself and failed again. At this point I could have given up and walked away but I didn’t a tried again and learned from my previous mistakes. Eventually it all just fell into place and I’m where I am at today. I welcome failures in all that I do now because I grow stronger each time and build myself much bigger down the road. Plus, if I wouldn’t have failed so many times I may not have written some of the e-books and reports I have now. The same reports that have helped many achieve success. As long as you’re willing to right the mistakes later, failing isn’t a bad thing.
#4. Ignore popular belief. Most people outside of already successful marketers believe making money online is a joke and not even possible outside “the inner circle”. If that were actually true I wouldn’t be here. Other popular belief rises from time to time within the internet marketing industry. You may see examples of this come up often for instance phrases like “Content is King” and that “SEO isn’t important anymore”. Often times the author of such phrases may be on the right track but may not have tested their own theories enough. Stick to your guns and start earning your living. Meanwhile a message to marketers who have been around for awhile, the basics of SEO are always important and I can’t imagine an internet without them.
#5. You MUST put in the time. I see this everyday, someone simply looking for a “get rich quick scheme”. While I am sure it’s possible for one to work, it’s highly unlikely. You must be willing to work to get to where you want to be. Whether, you are into building niche websites, creating your own products or affiliate marketing putting in the time and effort to succeed holds true for each. I do recommend things that are going to help save time but not until you understand it first. Take website building for example. There are many places to outsource having your own website built but if you don’t understand the mechanics of it, it’ll never benefit you later on.
Furthermore, on the topic of putting in the time I have a saying that I love, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead”. To me I don’t want to rest and be 100% content until I have achieved everything I hope to achieve in my marketing exploits. Does that mean ignore my family, friends and never spend time off the computer and away from marketing?
Absolutely not, but to achieve a higher success you must be focused on your goals and accomplish them. Ever day I make a list of the most important things I need to get accomplished. By the end of my day of work they must be done or I’m finishing them before I sleep. Doesn’t sound like the life of an internet marketer? It probably doesn’t sound like the life of a internet marketer because we see everyday the sales pitches that advises you that lazy internet marketers are making fortunes.
Replace the word “lazy” with “SMART” and you’ll surely follow the right path to success. If ever the phrase “work smarter” not “harder” should come in this is the time. Plan your day, goals, priorities and achieve them in the order that is most important to you.
I could literally write a book on The Mindset of a Successful Internet Marketer and I probably will at some point. Keep these things in mind while you are starting a new project or working on your first one. Your success depends upon it.
In this day and age Internet Marketing can be a tough feat. If you are the least bit disorganized Internet Marketing can be even harder than it has to be. In fact, one of the biggest hurdles I had to overcome in this business was getting myself to a point where I knew where everything was everyday. I didn’t have the time to fumble around with phrases like “Where did I put that” and “Why can’t I find that file?”
So how did I get organized? I was hard but I forced myself to take a few extra steps before logging off of the computer for the day.
#1. File things as needed.
Many times before I would just leave files and folders in random spots on my desktop. However it started becoming a problem when I was in a hurry and needed to find something. Even worse was when I needed to find something for somebody else and I simply could not.
To solve this problem, I began to file picture files with the pictures, articles with the articles etc. I then improved this one step further and added separate sub folders within folders as well. For instance I would file pictures an article about dog’s under articles and then into the dogs articles sub folder.
This greatly improved how well I was organized and the added benefit is I ultimately save a lot of time. Not needed to fumble around looking for things helped greatly.
#2. Writing out a to do list for the next day.
Back in the days when I used to Manage drug stores I always had to keep my crews organized. This involved writing out a task list for them everyday. But I also always had to do the same for me. I needed something to keep my head level and jog my memory. As I completed each task I’d cross it off.
This has helped me stay organized drastically. The times I don’t write a list I notice my productivity levels are down. Often I feel like I don’t accomplish anything I need to, without my list. So before I shut down for the night I write out my list for the next day. The next day I start by looking at the list, working it and completing it.
As Internet Marketers , no matter what niche you are in, we have no one presiding over us, helping to give instructions. The hard part is learning to manage yourself. Once you do that things will be simplified.
These are just some great beginning tips there are dozens more out there. I look forward to hearing about them from anyone who wants to share.
Many of you know my admiration of Kevin Riley. I love the style in which he explains things and writes. Over the last 30 days I’ve had a chance to review and use his E-book Called Recipe for Sales Building Video Commercials. I only knew basics of how to use camtasia but after I checked out Kevin’s book, I had to retrain myself.
His techniques are simply amazing. Within just a couple of hours I was able to get my video up and posted to a couple of video sites. The first video I shot was my own for Easy Shopping Ads Profits and it turned out well if I do say so myself.
Plus it’s landed about 3000+ page views already! By the way this e-book series literally takes you by the hand, step by step into how to design, edit, shoot and pull some amazing profits through videos online.
Ok, so during my test I released 2 videos and both of them made it to page #1 of google. yes both. Here are the screen shots.
And here’s the 2nd screen shot…
Not bad for my first 2 releases. I’ve decided that this program works and get two thumbs up. Video marketing is not just upon us or just some thing of the future. Video Marketing is starting to become a must in an ever changing marking field.
If you want to take your business to the next level, I suggest you grab a copy, now. You can snag a copy right now buy clicking on the picture of his book below.
A rookie can be up and running with an hour or two!
Recently I had a chance to review the new newbie toolkits designed by Kevin Riley. In all honesty they are a fantastic tool for anyone wanting to learn how to register a domain and build a web site from the ground up. Kevin writes some fantastic e-books and these 2 are no exceptions.
The details inside the e-books take you through step by step and screen shot after screen shot. A new internet marketer could come in with “0” knowledge.
You’ll learn the following in the domain book…
Then in the website building guide you’ll learn the following…
So if you are new to website building I suggest grabbing both e-books. The price is top notch as is the advice. These two books are really everything you need to know about getting started in building your first website.
These e-books really take the guess work out of starting up a new website and domain! I only wish I had known Kevin back in the day when I first got started. You can get both books for under $13 total, below.
Hey guys, here it is. My first blog. I’ve been making money online for awhile now but blogging is just something I have been putting off for some time now. My friend and business partner, co author, tech master and many other things, John Mann, helped me finally do this. So pay attention everyone, you can make money online without being technically savvy, I’m living proof.
But, on the other hand, blogging is very useful, easy and helpful for just about any business. So, here it is. I’ll have some deeper, more useful posts.