Why You Need to Use Your Brain if You Choose Internet Marketing

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Why is it that people believe everything they read, see, or hear online?

Why is it that people who are usually honest sometimes lie online?

Why is it that intelligent people fall for hype and bogus claims online?

Why is it that good people don't hesitate to give very bad advise online?

Why is it that scammers, spammers, and thieves prey on innocent people?

Here's just one (of many) good reasons:





Today's tip: To be successful as an Internet marketer, you need to use your brain in order to combat the anonymity of the Internet!

To that end, let me suggest five very simple "filters" that will help you.

1- What does your brain tell you when you hear statements like:
  • "I read it online" . . .
  • "This will solve all your problems" . . .
  • "If I can do it, you can do it too" . . .
  • "If just 1% of your prospects buy" . . .
  • "This is the most important email you will ever receive" . . .
  • "Here is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" . . . ?

2- When you're faced with a purchase decision and you're all lathered up and sweaty, would it be wise to take a break, back off, and use your brain instead of following your pulse in your final decision?

3- In the struggle between intellect-reality-common sense-self discipline
vs
emotion-fantasy-wishes-greed,

your brain is a marvelous partner that will help you to make and apply the correct thinking if you will but engage it and follow it.

4- Is your brain constantly at work helping you learn from your marketing mistakes? If not, you'd better apply for a new one that will.

5- In driving, the most important safety equipment in the car is the nut that holds the wheel: you . . . likewise . . . in Internet marketing, the most important factor in your online success: you (with your brain engaged).


P.S. Don't take this post too seriously . . . but seriously, don't put your brain in sleep mode.

The very best to all of you,

Steve
#brain #choose #internet #marketing
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  • Profile picture of the author oppyeaunome
    I love this. Basically the feeling most people have when they are just getting started online.

    "2- When you're faced with a purchase decision and you're all lathered up and sweaty, would it be wise to take a break, back off, and use your brain instead of following your pulse in your final decision?"

    This is what I've been having to learn more of this year alone. It's all too easy to make a purchasing decision when the copywriter has you right in the palm of their hands.

    Like you've said I've learned that the better way to handle it is to take some time to think about it and if I feel the same way after two days then maybe I would go ahead and make the purchase.

    "4- Is your brain constantly at work helping you learn from your marketing mistakes? If not, you'd better apply for a new one that will."

    This point is another very important one. Building an online business is all about learning from your mistakes. If you aren't making any mistakes, it means you aren't taking the actions needed to make your business successful.

    Thank you for this post, it was definitely a reality check.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    I was going to get on your case for using my photo without permission, then I realized that I would have to specify which photo, so...never mind...

    Otherwise, excellent post.

    I have a reflex action when I get a string of emails with subjects like 'only 12 hours left', 'only 9 hours left'...'this is your last chance' (until next year's launch). I get a twitchy finger on the delete key.

    And I'm always amazed at the sheer number of different "only thing you'll ever need" products there are. Especially when they are offered by the same person.

    To steal an idea from Pink Floyd, crank your BS Meter up to 11.
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

      I was going to get on your case for using my photo without permission, then I realized that I would have to specify which photo, so...never mind...

      John, take that blanket of you all's head and get a room why don't you !!
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  • Profile picture of the author mikerichardson
    That's a good point, but can't blame these people due to different social networks that's available now and perhaps "fake" word of mouth inputs
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  • yeah thats true most people make decisions based on the emotions and not the facts watch out for fake news out there
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Great post Steve. I come around to your point of view whenever i think about having kids. They're adorable, sweet, loving, and kind... but they're also little hell raisers who suck up your dough, get into trouble, and fight monsters every night when they go to bed.

    Online the reality of "dream" vs "actuality" is even more grim. Your pictures illustrate that perfectly.
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      I come around to your point of view whenever i think about having kids. They're adorable, sweet, loving, and kind... but they're also little hell raisers who suck up your dough, get into trouble, and fight monsters every night when they go to bed.

      Online the reality of "dream" vs "actuality" is even more grim. Your pictures illustrate that perfectly.
      True but the long term reward and fulfillment is priceless

      - Robert
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel


    This is why the #IAMAWARRIOR contest was such a flop.





    So many people don't want their covers pulled.

    Brent
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  • Great post. Like many aspects of life we must learn to rapidly change and take action. Dynamic is one of my favorite words.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheTrafficOutlet
    Thanks for this post , I want to live on the claim side lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author Maaj
    You are correct.
    Today marketing is getting harder because of all the lies people have been exposed to on the internet.
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