So what is that mistake that has plagued many?
Method hopping. You know...hoping from one method to the next and doing lots of learning...but not lots of earning!
Why is it so costly? Because it robs you of one of the most powerful forces in internet marketing(and in other areas). And that force is momentum.
Momentum is HUGE in IM. But it is impossible to generate when you are hopping from one big thing to the next. You just simply don't get enough work done to make any money.
You end up always learning but never earning.
I have a funny story to tell regarding this...and you can probably relate.
I have told this story before but it bears repeating.
I first purchased Niche Marketing On Crack in April of '07. By the time I finished reading it, I was all excited to give it a go...but then a sales email came to me in my inbox
I opened it and read it. And I figured that was the solution to what I was looking for.
You see, I was in the mortgage business and I saw this whole mess comming in Jan of '07 so I had to figure out something...and besides, the email promised me I could work on the beach and I would have a Porche and Playmates would be sitting on my lap feeding me fruits dipped in spiked punch.
Ok..the last part wasn't in the sales letter..but that was the visions I had. This part is important as you will see.
So fast forward to Jan '08, I finally built my first Niche Marketing On Crack site. I didn't know what I was doing and I made $200 my first month. So what did I do?
I thought I had failed. You see, those sales letters are written by some of the best copywriters in the world. Because I wasn't sitting on a beach getting fed fruits soaked in spiked punch, I thought I failed!
I started thinking to myself what a Jackas*!!
What if I stopped reading sales letters and just made one NMOC after another in April '07? I would never had to have had to work at the most gawd awful sales job you could imagine
Because I finally followed this advice, In May, I was able to quit that job July 1st. Did I completely replace my base salary? No, because it was a pretty high base salary.
But, I am a hell of a lot happier and I do make more money per hr of actual work than at my old job...and the more sites I make, the more money I make
I am just risinsing and repeating what worked. And the work I did in May is still paying me.
So the lesson is, to find something that has a proven track record, and get good at it. Focus on it 100% and quit buying everything under the sun.
Focus on getting your 1st $100 day. Then build more sites. Then you will start to see those more frequently. Then, you will start to see $200 days
Sorry for the long post...I get a little excited when talking about this.
If this helps just one person to focus and keep on working when the profits aren't immeditate, it will be well worth my sore fingers