Well I put it down to a few things. But There are many friendships that I have made in here that are priceless. I do make a full time online, but the guys I learn from are even more successful than me. That is who I need to learn more from, and you too.
To be serious for a sec...I have noticed all these guys have many things in common. I just try to model them, and their attitudes.
You will notice that all of them have these in common.
1) They constantly take action. Yes its easier said than done. How many times have you come in here, looked at your watch and said ok, just 1 more hour. Next time you look down you see it is 4pm and you have done nothing. You have read all this great info and done nothing with it.
If you are trying to make money online and hurting financially, if you are not taking action you must not be hurting bad enough. How many times do you see in here, people making their first sale. They are not whiney, they are happy, but only because of one thing. Taking ACTION!. As the saying goes ACTION BREEDS RESULTS!
2) These guys realize there is no push button make $5000 by tomorrow solutions to making money online. If you do sit down with yourself and learn to take action, you will fast realize you have to be patient. Things take time, and lots of hard work. If you think there is a fast answer to becoming a guru, or making $100k each month, then this game is not for you. The people that come in here and say "OMG i need 2000 dollars by next week" or "House if foreclosing - Need 3234 dollars by next week!" I would say that kind of stuff is impossible. If it was possible, it would only be for a select few, and ironically only for people who take constant action.
3) These guys focus on one thing at a time. How many time do you hear people say. I have 10 websites that are not making me money!!??. These guys have a plan for one website from day one. They build them, stay focused, put their blinkers on so to speak and do not let any distractions get in there way.
How many times have you been trying to do 7 things, 7 websites each day? everything ends up getting muddled, and by the end of the month you have not really done much work at all have you?
It gets repeated to us, time and time again, yet we done listen. You will not last long in this IM game if you have ADHD and cant focus on one thing at a time!!
4) They dont give up! Lets just say they are designing a blog, or a html page or something technical. They are failing, well they dont throw their hands up. They go to someone to outsource it, they know and realize they can do a better job anyway. If you get to a rough point, dont just throw away all the hard work you just did, and give up. Work out three ways on how you can get past your hurdles when you come to them. HIRE someone else, get advice from a guru, call up customer support if it is a product you are having problems with. Do sit and sulk, do something about it.
These guys never sit and do nothing, they try to resolve problems when they arise the same day.
5) They go to where the money is being spent. You can have someone tell you to follow your passion and design your business around your passion. But if your hobby and passion only has about 30 people following it, then there is no money in it. Find where people are spending money. The hot trends, google trends, what is hot in IM forum talk and cater to their needs. These guys seem to do this well. They understand that if you go to where the money is already flowing and put your ad and product infront of these hungry little critters you have already won half the battle. They find the hungry crowd first, then think about how they design something better than their competitors. something more unique and branded better.
5) These guys have KICK ASS products and or services. They spend time and hard earned money developing things that ACTUALLY WORK! who would have thought? LOL
Too many marketers focus on how to make big big BIG money. When that is not the key to having success in your business. YOU should be asking questions like "What ways can I serve these customers better" or "what is the best way to solve this particular problem"
They do not just throw something together or a WSO because they need or want the money fast. That is not the key, How many times have you seen that. People expect to have a product, that is killer up and running, getting traffic and yet no one talks about it. That is because it sucks. There are alot of products out there these days. TO be good, you have to be better than just ok, in fact you have to be "WHOA, GOD DAMN YOUR ARE KILLER MATE!"....and give alot away to your subscribers, and get lots of traffic for things to snowball.
But if you have a great product in place, then this whole snowballing process will happen automatically. Instead of you going and finding affiliates....they come to you and tell you things like "hey Your products is awesome I want to be your affiliate" That is right people hunt you down and send you traffic to your pages, and do the work for you. Not the other way round! Now doesnt that sound nice.
6) These guys do not quit. I can tell you If I did, i would be lying in some gutter with a stinking cat. And divorced. But I told my wife to trust me, and she gave me a time limit. I complied and took serious action. Each day I did something that got me closer to my goal. I showed her the results...so that she didnt think I was moping around the house!
These guys are the same, they never give up. Even if something goes terribly wrong for them, they shrug it off....and go onto the next thing.
I guess i have left out a lot here. But I am sure you get the jist of it. There is not magic formula to making money online, just hard work, constant action and a little bit of luck and ingenuity.
I hope this helps some of you out there asking this question, and helps you start to make some good money, so you can give the boss the flick.
If you think I have missed something out, or something that has made you into a better marketer go ahead and post it below.....