When I first started out in the internet marketing world I always pondered on what makes the difference between the successful and unsuccessful internet marketer. And I discovered that the biggest difference between the successful and the unsuccessful is their mind-set and the way they think about things. We may have sales problems, traffic problems,ranking problems, conversion problems but I think it all boils down to one thing. The mindset and how you think about this business. I have always thought that to have the correct mindset you have to:
1. Ask yourself why?: Why are you doing this. If your why is strong enough then you will succeed but if you why isn't strong enough then failure may be more likely. For example I invested my time, energy, and money learning about email and affiliate marketing because I wanted to quit the job I hated, make more money and provide for my family. If your why isn't too strong making money online will be too hard.
2. Be prepared for failure- I highly doubt that anyone who has been successful online hasn't failed. Failure is essential to online success because with failure you can find out what you should not do next next time and what you should do. In business you are going to fail, it is what you do with those failures which sets you apart. A lot of people go into the internet marketing world thinking that they will simply put a website up and money will suddenly flow into their bank account. I think those who treat their online business like a real life business are more likely to succeed with their minset than those who don't.
3. Get a mentor: I have always said this but I think a mentor is the greatest tool on how to leverage your mindset on making money online. A lot of people who come into this world come from the physical world where they earn money on a physical basis. A mentor has been where you want to go, and they are there to walk you through every set of the way. I think to many beginners rely on basic courses and bad information. I think if you are really serious about your success you will invest some change into a teach who has been where you are and is at where you want to go.
I think these are great ways to change your mindset and use your mind in your favor.