The Internet Marketer’s Mindset

internet marketers mindset

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.

Michael Brown

I'm Michael S. Brown, Internet Marketer, husband and father. I have been successful in business and marketing since 1998. In 2007 I took to the internet marketing world and have never looked back. I love teaching people the knowledge that I have acquired and the ultimate boost to my ego is to see everyone I teach succeed in business. My goal is to make everyone who comes into contact with me as successful or even more successful than myself.

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Marian - April 16, 2008

Yes, Michael, what one needs is to learn, apply and focus! And it takes really some time….


Chris Miller - April 16, 2008

Numerous golden nuggets of information Michael thanx.

If I may humbly offer a suggestion to this new Blog – change your permalink structure to %postname% for increased SEO / SERP

Michael Brown - April 22, 2008

Working on it lol. While internet marketing is my honed powerful weapon of choice I am new to blogging.
There we go, now it shows much better. Thanks Chris!

Michael Brown - April 23, 2008


I couldn’t agree more. Sometimes some will do 1 or 2 of the things and leave one out but all three are critical. Good points!

Elisabeth - April 27, 2008

Thanks for a great article, Michael. If you’re right, I must be well on my way! Okay, so I’ve been skimping a bit on the last one — time — but I’m going to make up for it in the coming weeks and months 😉

But I’ve definitely made tons of mistakes! And I’ve turned some of them into ezine articles as soon as I realized the error of my ways and figured out how to fix them. So I’m benefitting from them in multiple ways!

Michael Brown - April 28, 2008


Mistakes are ok and they are a good thing 🙂 Most people live in fear after a mistake but the more we make the better off in the future 🙂

Thanks for your comment.

personal development - August 11, 2010

These points are so true. Internet marketing is like any other business, what you put into it is what you get out of it. I’ve had to start from the beginning and learn the jargon and at times have felt dumb but everyone has to start somewhere . I certainly agree with you that failure is ok because that is where we get our biggest learns and our best break-throughs.It is always about keeping the end goal in mind and the Why factor of why we do what we do.


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