What's the best business advice that you listened to and brought success to you?

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Let's share your business advice that you listened to and made you successful in Digital marketing?

To me:
1. What was the advice:
There's a lot, but probably creating SOPs

2. Why didn't you listen
I was doing all the work myself and knew how to do it all so I assumed that it would be really easy to do once I needed them.


3. What changed your mind
When working on more complicated tasks, I realized I would forget how to do some parts the way I wanted (such as the various Sheet functions I needed to add or how to format the document) AND when I was WAY overloaded with work but couldn't pass off relatively simple tasks as I didn't have training on how to do it and didn't have the time to make it.

4. How has it helped you
It's something I'm still working on, but I've gotten a lot better at creating videos quickly that a VA can understand as well as recognizing when I'm doing a task that I could spend 10m on a video and send to a VA to save myself 4-5 hours of work. Some weeks, saving me on 20+ hours of work.
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  • For me, one of the biggest decisions I made was to invest in a course that had no back end up sell or monthly membership.

    I found I was spending most of my time going through forums, YouTube videos and blogs to find a step-by-step or a "how to".

    What I was noticing is everyone starts just a little different. So it was like putting a puzzle together with pieces from multiple puzzles.

    Of course I don't do this for things like building a landing page or what type of templet to use for an ebook.

    The courses have been a beginning to end of everything (i.e. self publishing, building and email list, affiliate marketing, etc.)

    Of course the courses haven't been able to cover every problem I have run into but it was a foundation I could build on. I still am online reading and learning how to do new things, but I'm building upon what the courses taught me.

    Yes you need to do your research on whether the course is legit and reputable and there are many BS courses out there.

    This is what was helpful to me. Ive heard many people that have become successful without purchasing courses.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    I forget who said it (likely multiple people), but most people who do not succeed give up too soon..

    It gives a perspective when you think of that and look at people who you consider successful and look at their path to success. Most didn't achieve it overnight (even if it looks like it), behind most of it is many attempts and challenges.
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by ChrisBa View Post

      I forget who said it (likely multiple people), but most people who do not succeed give up too soon.
      That's true, but there's a very fine line between giving up to soon and beating a dead horse. Being smart enough to be able to recognize that line, when it shows itself, is the name of the game.
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  • When you start your internet marketing business, it should turn a profit within the first 30 days, of you starting your internet marketing business.This was one of my mentors' credo's.
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by Internet Trillionaire View Post

      When you start your internet marketing business, it should turn a profit within the first 30 days, of you starting your internet marketing business.This was one of my mentors' credo's.
      And what % of IM'ers do you think could lay claim to that kind of immediate success, the expectation of which borders on ludicrous?

      When people read things like this, who don't know any better, all you are communicating to them is that if their not turning a profit in 30 days, there's something wrong with them and/or their business model. You don't really believe that do you?

      I hope that eventually you found a mentor that taught methods with expected results rooted in reality. :-)

      Just sayin' . . . . . .
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      • Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

        And what % of IM'ers do you think could lay claim to that kind of immediate success, the expectation of which borders on ludicrous?

        When people read things like this, who don't know any better, all you are communicating to them is that if their not turning a profit in 30 days, there's something wrong with them and/or their business model. You don't really believe that do you?

        I hope that eventually you found a mentor that taught methods with expected results rooted in reality. :-)

        Just sayin' . . . . . .
        Perhaps in conventional business, you can wait 6 to 12 months before you begin to turn a profit.

        With the direct response business model, you are able to turn a Profit within the first month of starting your direct response business. Most online sales funnels are direct response businesses. My mentor Hannes Dreyer's (you can google him, he has made millions of dollars online) expected results are well rooted in reality.

        Just because you are not able to start an online business, and turn a profit in 1 month, it doesn't mean that it's not possible. It just mean you still have to learn how to do it.

        It may take two or three months to prepare for your product launch, but on the first day of your product launch, you will expect to see product sales. You don't want to wait 6 months after your product launch, just to break even.
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        • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
          Originally Posted by Internet Trillionaire View Post

          With the direct response business model, you are able to turn a Profit within the first month of starting your direct response business.
          It's possible, but highly unlikely, or everyone would be doing it. lol

          Just because you are not able to start an online business, and turn a profit in 1 month, it doesn't mean that it's not possible. It just mean you still have to learn how to do it.
          By, "you," i'm certain you don't mean, "me." My business was profitable long before I took it on line.

          It may take two or three months to prepare for your product launch, but on the first day of your product launch, you will expect to see product sales. You don't want to wait 6 months after your product launch, just to break even.
          That's right. No one wants to, but most do. That's just a fact, whether you agree with it, or not.

          Cheers.
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  • Profile picture of the author garry baker
    These kinds of things are always simple to list out and/or say...


    But the simple answer is pick what you want to learn, learn it and do it until you get good at it, then rinse and repeat...


    For me when I started I was all over the place, and did not have a business just had a hobby...


    Not going to lie I still fall into that sometimes, because my online business doesn't pay all my bills, so I still have my day job...


    But it took for 25 years to build my 1st career, so I do not expect to build an online business overnight...


    The Internet Marketing / Make Money Online is full of get rich quick stuff...


    So the biggest advice that I got that has finally stuck is pick one thing and do it and then when that is working move onto something else and scale your business...


    Example you want to do affiliate marketing, then pick a niche and do affiliate marketing and learn how to do it well...


    Want to create your own products? Start building a product finish it and put it up for sell...


    Last bit of advice and wisdom, there is not push button or magic, having your own business is just that it is yours, and you only get paid when you make it work...
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  • Profile picture of the author Jomealawuru
    Mine would be focusing on the profitable part of my business which is list-building and selling something through email marketing. It's that simple. Focusing on list building, i am able to build ever growing email list and market to them over and over again until they buy at some point. Although there is a lot to email marketing. You need to read a lot on the subject plus there are fast ways to build your email list. Learn and apply what you learn is the way to go. Buying every piece of software out there won't do you any good. Focus on what you need and what helps grow your business is the only way to go..i hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Best business advise, "Buy My S**t" pretty much covers it!

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