How To Tell How Far You've Progressed

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A lot of people think the only way to tell how far you've come as far as
Internet marketing is by the bottom line. Granted, in the final analysis, that's
all that matters, but there's really a better indicator as to how far you've
come as far as your knowledge of marketing.

Today, I took a look at an ebook I purchased quite a while ago by a pretty
well known marketer. At the time I read it, I thought it was quite informative
and cutting edge. However, looking at it today, I realized how far I've come.
Much of what is in that book is so basic to me now. Sure, I didn't know it at
the time, but's second nature.

And that is the key. It isn't so much getting the info and just reading it. It's
getting it, reading it and UNDERSTANDING the point where you
actually USE IT and make it a part of your everyday life as a marketer, to
the point where you can't even remember where you learned it or who you
learned it the point where it has become a part of your being.

And of course most of all, to the point where it is actually make a difference
in your bottom line.

THAT'S how you can tell how far you've come. See, if you read that book
again and it all still seems so new and revolutionary to you, then you
really haven't gotten what you were supposed to get out of it.

Go back to your old books and see how many of them seem OLD to you
now. If not many, then you need to really work on making these concepts
a part of your everyday routine, provided of course that they have been
proven to work. Yes, that's another can of worms all together (what DOES
work?) but we'll leave that for another thread, otherwise this one will turn
into a philosophical discussion that might even give Paul Myers a headache
and I for one am just not up to it today.

And should you find that you really haven't learned much in the few weeks,
months or years you've been doing whatever it is you're doing, take one
of those books and go through it again. Really try to get something out
of it. If it adds even just a few hundred dollars a month to your income, it
will have been worth it.

So, how far have YOU progressed?
#internet marketing #progressed
  • Profile picture of the author Akitoye

    That's good advice.

    Reading not just for reading sake but
    learning and implementing what's in that book.

    Above all watch your progress.
    • Profile picture of the author freudianslip27
      One thing that I've noticed is when I've been teaching some other people things online, it helps me to discuss things back and forth, and see where these people are just starting out, and compare it to what I have experience with. It's a pretty neat feeling

  • Profile picture of the author Andy Fletcher
    That's great advice and it doesn't just apply to Internet Marketing either.

    If you're actively learning anything then you should be able to look back on stuff that was "new" a month ago and realise it's old hat now. Not because it no longer applies but because it's just part of your game.
  • Profile picture of the author Tuzic

    yes its true you can spend months learning about the internet & IM & when you do start selling or start writing doesnt then mean it will be a great success.

    & i also know people who dont have any knowledge of IM & have basic knowledge of the internet but have made great money selling online & then going on to set up other sites.

    sometimes it does help when your just thrown in the deep end, it can be a great way to learn but risky so experience does help but its not the end all be all.

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