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to share some hopefully valuable tips with you.
Here are some of the lessons I wish I'd learned way earlier
in my Internet Marketing career.
Embarrassingly, some of these lessons took me 5 years (and
over $35,000 in Internet Marketing education materials) to
1. There Are NO Big Secrets
There are no big secrets to Internet Success.
Everything there is to know about succeeding as an Internet
Marketer is already out in the open and within easy reach.
Sure, there are some loopholes and mini-secrets that crop
up from time to time but they don't remain secrets for long.
Lesson: Quit Searching for Secrets. Do the Fundamentals Instead
2. Keep Your Eyes and Ears Open
You don't need to spend extortionate amounts of money
to learn what works in Internet Marketing today.
Keep your eyes open and watch what the smartest marketers
are doing in your industry. That'll tell you what's working at
Sure, buying the supposed latest and greatest $2,0000
hyped-up course may contain a few gems but if you didn't
apply the last one, what makes you think that this one
will change your life?
Lesson: Watch What the Gurus Do
3. There's NO Free Lunch
There's a wise old saying that says, "If something sounds
too good to be true, it probably is."
When I got started in IM years ago I got suckered into too
many pitches that promised me easy riches. NONE of them
made any money - except for the peddler of the falsehoods.
The simple fact is that to succeed in Internet Marketing, or
any other field of endeavor, requires one essential ingredient:
All of the top tier gurus work their asses off - no matter how
much they try to convince you otherwise.
Lesson: If you want to succeed at this, you gotta work.
(Anyone who tells you any different is a liar or doesn't know
what it takes to succeed yet).
4. The Essential Step
You can study all of the Internet Marketing theories you
want to... buy all the books, listen to all the audios, watch
all the videos, go to all the seminars, etc but it don't mean
a thing if you don't take the 100% absolute essential step:
Yep - I can almost see your eyes rolling from here.
You've heard this advice many, many times before.
But the important question is: have you acted on it?
You see, an ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.
The guys and gals that are killing it in this industry are the
ones who've got their finger out of their asses and actually
done something... hey - anything.
If you're ruminating, meditating and cogitating over what
you need to do, then you're probably overthinking things.
Just choose something, take action on it to find out if it
works for you.
Granted, this step is a lot easier said than done but at the
end of the day, you need to start going out there and doing
stuff otherwise you'll be stuck in learning mode for ages.
Lesson: Put your learning into action quickly - the same day.
5. Failure Is NOT Optional
Quit trying to get things perfect and not make any mistakes.
That strategy may work well in school but it doesn't work in
the real world.
Read the biography of any successful person and you'll find
a path littered with failure.
To succeed big, you need to be prepared to fail too.
Success and failure are really two sides of the same coin.
The more you're prepared to fail, the more you'll be likely to
Playing it safe, and trying not to make any mistakes is a
recipe to ensure that success forever eludes you.
Lesson: Fail Fast to Succeed Faster
You may have heard some or all of the above tips before but
don't make the mistake of not acting on them.
There's a reason that these points come up again and again.
The truth is always the best place to start.
Dedicated to your success,
Just when you think you've got it all figured out, someone changes the rules.
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