What Was Your Biggest Mistake In Internet marketing?

by celente 83 replies
Mine was list building.

I am no millionaire, but I do very well for myself online.

I know 2 millionaires, one of which is my coach. He does nothing more than generate 600-700 leads per day.

Now you maybe thinking that is impossible, but it is not. But that is the main crux of his business....LEADS, LEADS, LEADS....

when i realized I was not seeing good income, i looked at how many leasd I was generating in a month? the number made me sad...in a 30 day period I saw my FRESH leads list was about 7.....yes 7-8 leads per month.

No wonder my business was failing.

Fast forward to today, and like I said I am in the 6 figure club and doing a few hundred fresh, targeted leads per day. THings are good, but they were not good, till i realized the SECRET [if there really is a secret] to making money online, is waking up, hustling, put out content, and building as many LEADS, into your business funnel as you can humanly manage in a 24 hour period.

Once I worked this out, things changed, and my life chaged.

Leads BABY!!! :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Eduard Stinga
    Same for me.. I haven't started building a list for a really long time. That, and actually waking up and hustling every single day. But mostly lead generation, that's key to any business.
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by Eduard Stinga View Post

      Same for me.. I haven't started building a list for a really long time. That, and actually waking up and hustling every single day. But mostly lead generation, that's key to any business.
      i failed really bad, until I learnt generated FRESH leads, and TARETED leads consistantly is key.

      This is when I would say my breakthroughs came and I basically hit the jackpot, so to speak.

      Now U do not have to do it every day, but you do have to be consistanst to wake up to sales in your inbox each day.

      You are right, yes.
  • Profile picture of the author Nonsi
    Mine was PPC strategy and getting goal conversion from the campaign. It's very hard to perdict
    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by Nonsi View Post

      Mine was PPC strategy and getting goal conversion from the campaign. It's very hard to perdict
      comes down to testing each keywords, and I hear tons of so called marketesr saying "use 1000 keywords" worst avice ever.

      use 2-3 keywords and group them. And test till your testicles hurt from sitting on them so long. LOL. this is the only way to do PPC, its real money so make use of it. More leads for less money and more targeted keywords can make you a forture fast. So that is key, but love your tips.
  • Profile picture of the author Doan Chi Tin
    I haven't the same thing like you.

    Although my landing page is convert well (20-30 a days ==> Yess I'm good at hustling) but my biggest mistake is running from business to business.....

    PS: This is 3 most important lessons I've learnt from Internet Marketing World. I think it may help you.
  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    Mine was waiting until things were 'perfect'

    What I was actually doing was giving in to 'Analysis Paralysis'

    There will always be risks

    No amount of data 'completion' will make risks go away

    REAL entrepreneurs take calculated risks
  • Profile picture of the author ChesterDan
    Whoa, 600 leads per day, that's epic .
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  • Profile picture of the author Darkarktik
    Tell us more Celente! Are they paid leads or au naturale? Facebook? Instagram? Solo Ads? Forums?

    My biggest mistake is my fear to make a mistakes.
    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by Darkarktik View Post

      Tell us more Celente! Are they paid leads or au naturale? Facebook? Instagram? Solo Ads? Forums?

      My biggest mistake is my fear to make a mistakes.
      at times i felt like being born was my biggest mistake.

      Living in a car, with make you sharpen your chit up real fast. LOL.

      yes PAid leads now, on PPV, PPC and banners. These are a must if you want high quality mate. Forums that are heavily populated can get you high quality and sales very fast.

      got $1000 sale today from a simple banner ad, and hopping on the phone to say HI.
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    Messing up with a list and loosing a list. It has happened several times to me, but never again.LOL.. List building is easy and how I make all my money. Managing the list, and not getting in trouble with Aweber ,and the like, is a whole other matter. Be careful and respect your list.
    • Profile picture of the author Mafia005
      What do you guys mean about building a list and having leads? I have 5 blogs and am averaging around $5,000-$10,000 a month mainly through sponsored articles and CPM ads. I am trying to take this to the next level.

      Can you please clarify what you mean about list building and leads? Thank so much...
    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by depotgang View Post

      Messing up with a list and loosing a list. It has happened several times to me, but never again.LOL.. List building is easy and how I make all my money. Managing the list, and not getting in trouble with Aweber ,and the like, is a whole other matter. Be careful and respect your list.
      yes a list is your best asset, but Ido not worry i had a list of 10k i messed up in the start from spamming affiliate links.

      These days its about 75% content and value, and then spam them 25%. I find this mix is good. Yes you will get unsubscriber....but i care not....im a marketer and this is my dugout, we just give and help, and the universe will help and bring the rest.
  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    Prepare to be bored.

    It was the '90s and I was 19 and living in London. My friend and I were walking to university and just shooting the sheet. The friend in question was a terribly clever chap who was telling me about domain name investments. I'd not long since received a fairly decent inheritance and he was suggesting I use some of it to buy domains. As he was talking, I was (sort of) listening and (no sort of about it) giving investment some serious consideration. Just not domain investment.

    I had a strategy, you see. What you might call a pretty solid investment plan. This, roughly speaking, is what was going through my mind as my friend continued his erudite monoglogue: "Ruth is hot. I mean, you know, really hot. If she was a president, she'd be Babrham Lincoln. SHHHWIIING. Wait. I know. What if I go to Planet Hollywood, get one of those cool leather flight jackets, and then offer to take Ruth out on a date? Plan? Good one? No. GREAT ONE. Movie, food, alcohol, naughty stuff. Now that's an investment, good Sir."

    Well, because I was such a useless git with the ladies, I never did ask Ruth out (got the flight jacket, though), despite her doing literally everything to tell me she wanted a date, including bringing her friends over to come see this curious young man she'd found on campus, and (far more painful) it was years upon years until I followed through and took my friend's advice about domains. It pains me to this day. Had I listened, I might have made millions off a few simple investments. Now that - is pain.

    Moral of the story? Always listen to clever people, always ask out the Babraham Lincolns.

    - Tom
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    • Profile picture of the author Mafia005
      So is your friend a millionaire now? Now that is painful.
    • Profile picture of the author imstarter2016
      Haha,You are silver spoon baby,that was why you didn't have a strong movitation of making money at that time,Are you still holding the " fairly decent inheritance"?
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by Tom Addams View Post

      Prepare to be bored.

      It was the '90s and I was 19 and living in London. My friend and I were walking to university and just shooting the sheet. The friend in question was a terribly clever chap who was telling me about domain name investments. I'd not long since received a fairly decent inheritance and he was suggesting I use some of it to buy domains. As he was talking, I was (sort of) listening and (no sort of about it) giving investment some serious consideration. Just not domain investment.

      I had a strategy, you see. What you might call a pretty solid investment plan. This, roughly speaking, is what was going through my mind as my friend continued his erudite monoglogue: "Ruth is hot. I mean, you know, really hot. If she was a president, she'd be Babrham Lincoln. SHHHWIIING. Wait. I know. What if I go to Planet Hollywood, get one of those cool leather flight jackets, and then offer to take Ruth out on a date? Plan? Good one? No. GREAT ONE. Movie, food, alcohol, naughty stuff. Now that's an investment, good Sir."

      Well, because I was such a useless git with the ladies, I never did ask Ruth out (got the flight jacket, though), despite her doing literally everything to tell me she wanted a date, including bringing her friends over to come see this curious young man she'd found on campus, and (far more painful) it was years upon years until I followed through and took my friend's advice about domains. It pains me to this day. Had I listened, I might have made millions off a few simple investments. Now that - is pain.

      Moral of the story? Always listen to clever people, always ask out the Babraham Lincolns.

      - Tom
      bro great post...thanks.

      I laughed at tim ferris who said BITCOIN was crazy good. That was went bitcoin was at like $70.... i thought he was nuts.

      Even emailed him and he replied personally, was not rude and very helpful.

      Fast forward, he is making millions and was spot on....... and That was like $900,000 i lost, or potential from not listening to someone already successful. Silly me.

      We all have those stories, but its key, if you listen to a smart person, take them seriously....and always be coachable. Tim Ferris, has has 1 or 2 bad calls, but his a milliaore for a reason.

      Great post tom. thanks for you story.
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    This might sound silly, but it had a big impact. I am a freak for new WP themes, so I tend to change the themes every now and then. Little did I realize that the home page and stuff also gets thrown around which affects on-page SEO.

    So it was like doing a Wp makeover only to get hit by a slump in rankings. Since then stuck to one theme, which helps to maintain the rankings and also preserve all the work done previously.
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by sledge81 View Post

      This might sound silly, but it had a big impact. I am a freak for new WP themes, so I tend to change the themes every now and then. Little did I realize that the home page and stuff also gets thrown around which affects on-page SEO.

      So it was like doing a Wp makeover only to get hit by a slump in rankings. Since then stuck to one theme, which helps to maintain the rankings and also preserve all the work done previously.
      wow, great stuff, congrats.

      Its key again that that EFF word is key LOL = FOCUS.... FOCUS ...FOCUS
    • Profile picture of the author Eden A
      Thanks for this advice.
      I'm doing it with my blog right now
      And I didn't realise it. So thanks for sharing!

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