Do you ever get "opportunity overload"?

by Ricter 12 replies
The more I study just marketing, much less internet marketing, the more that opportunities seem to be jumping out! I'm going on overload!
#main internet marketing discussion forum #opportunity overload
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
    Nope because I ignore 99% of it.

    When you have a plan, know what you are looking for to execute it, and ignore anything that does not help you execute part of your plan you don't have to worry about being "overloaded" which in IM is another way of saying "completely distracted by all the hype."
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    • Profile picture of the author affhelper
      Originally Posted by Josh Anderson View Post

      Nope because I ignore 99% of it.

      When you have a plan, know what you are looking for to execute it, and ignore anything that does not help you execute part of your plan you don't have to worry about being "overloaded" which in IM is another way of saying "completely distracted by all the hype."
      Hey Josh,

      You nailed it! This actually is one of the biggest reasons why so many people fail
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      • Profile picture of the author kazmagic
        YES!!! I sure have reached information overload. I think it's a "newbie disease"!!!

        Thank heavens I have read enough great information on PLANNING, FOCUS, TIME MANAGEMENT, PERSISTANCE etc. and dispelled the myths of "overnight, no work, millionaires. Now, hopefully I can settle down and work at being successful a little at a time. Why I didn't find this info when I started online is a mystery to me:confused:

        I just watched a great free video, which was posted on Warrior, called "Wake up Productive" by Eben Pagan. Here is the link:

        http://www.wakeupproductiveblog.com

        Well worth watching

        Karen
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        • Profile picture of the author jbshort
          I try only read my email twice a day. That way, I'm not tempted by all the "opportunities" I find in it. I used to waste an incredible amount of time chasing every new product and idea that came down the pike. Now I just focus on marketing that makes me money. Maybe it's not as exciting. But it sure is more profitable!
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  • Profile picture of the author zortag
    Yes this happens to most of us early on. Everything seems like a good idea and you don't know what works so you try all sorts of things. But the best advice is to ignore 99% of it, especially the "Make Money with No Effort" crap, and just focus on the basics. Find a niche that you think might work for you and for which their is a market, put in the effort to learn all about that niche, find an affiliate product or create your own, build a website, blog, Squidoo Lens, write and submit tones of articles and blog posts, and be persistent. DO NOT give up. Eventually it will work out. But it will probably take awhile. Just be prepared for that.

    Also, be honest in your marekting efforts. If you are a 40 year olf man, don't make a fake social proof website claiming that you are a teenage girl and that XYZ Acne product made you the prom queen. This is verging on fraud, if not outrightly so in my book.
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    • Profile picture of the author Neil Morgan
      As the guys have said, everyone goes through this.

      Eventually you realise they're not opportunities at all because you haven't a snowball's chance in hell of pursuing them all.

      Pick one area, one you enjoy and know about. Focus on it.

      Cheers,

      Neil
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      • Profile picture of the author David Raybould
        Lol yes I do...it's otherwise known as the WSO forum...

        Just stay focused...it took me a long time to realise one proven marketing system is worth a hundred other "maybe" systems that may catch my eye.

        Coincidentally enough, that was also about the same time I started making good money lol.

        I'm sure there's a message there somewhere...

        David
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        • Profile picture of the author Monetize
          It's easy to become overwhelmed in this industry. You
          should first assess your repertoire of skills and decide
          what fits you the best.

          If you're good at writing, then you can develop content
          for your own and other people's websites, you can also
          publish ebooks, blogs, etc.

          If you're a graphics person, the sky's the limit as well.
          There are so many ways to make profits in this area.

          Again, decide what you want to do and focus on one
          or two (related) money making ventures at a time until
          you get something profitable going. After that, you can
          work on additional projects.
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  • Profile picture of the author Simon_Sezs
    Originally Posted by Ricter View Post

    The more I study just marketing, much less internet marketing, the more that opportunities seem to be jumping out! I'm going on overload!
    I think beginner marketers get run through the ringer in terms of information....

    After awhile, you will settle down, choose something and run with it. It may take a couple years for you to do it but it will happen.

    There is only so many books with "secrets" that you can read before you start to realize that there really aren't any...

    And in the end, online businesses are a lot like offline businesses. They still need business structure or else you risk becoming an "opportunist" as opposed to an "entrepeneur".
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  • Profile picture of the author Amy Bass
    Originally Posted by Ricter View Post

    The more I study just marketing, much less internet marketing, the more that opportunities seem to be jumping out! I'm going on overload!
    You need to FOCUS. This is what keeps many people from really getting started and making money. They move from one business model to another.
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  • Profile picture of the author SpicyRobby
    Originally Posted by Ricter View Post

    The more I study just marketing, much less internet marketing, the more that opportunities seem to be jumping out! I'm going on overload!
    Hi Ricter,

    I guess you have to decide on an EXACT plan as to what is your personal goal number 1.

    Whether it's creating your own product, or starting earning as an affiliate, or providing freelancing services. That will instantly narrow down the options and you'll be able to plan accordingly.

    My guess is that at the moment you're considering all the options that are out there and that makes you feel a bit overwhelmed.

    Rgds,

    Robert
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffrey Louis
    The more I study just marketing, much less internet marketing, the more that opportunities seem to be jumping out! I'm going on overload!
    Jillian,

    The more you learn about internet marketing, the more your head is going to be spinning about where you can make money, and your new million dollar ideas. At least that's how my head was spinning.

    Don't ignore your ideas... my suggestion to you is to write them all down and make a pros and cons list on each niche you want to go after. It is essential then to pick one, stick with it, and don't give up.

    Your not going to make much money if you do a bunch of little projects. I'm sure I can speak for many other Warriors when I say this, but when I was first starting I was guilty of doing this.

    Sure once you have one project built up and constantly making you money it's good to go after something else. Why not, the internet is world wide and there is so much money to be made!

    But for now tt is so important for you to keep focused. Set goals for yourself and go after them. Hard work does pay off.

    -Jeffrey
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