How Long Did It Take You To Get It?

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What Internet Marketing Success Principle Took You The Longest To Embrace?

With me it was having patience and persistence - and not jumping from one shiny opportunity to another. When I finally conquered that I was able to build my business efforts deeper and wider.
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  • Profile picture of the author KenB
    60 days, 32 minutes, and 16 seconds exactly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    I think jumping from one shiny opportunity to another is a big downfall for many of us. It took me a good 2 or 3 years before I finally settled down and really put the work into one project.

    I think the time it takes to 'get it' varies quite a bit from one person to another. I think a lot of it is about getting your head in the right place to make it work.
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  • Profile picture of the author tortoise
    The hardest thing? Finding out that action beats meditation. And as you mentioned,
    to pick one project and stick with it.
    The way that did it for me was reading $5 a day by Dennis Becker.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tiptopcat
    I can honestly say that I still haven't "got it"!
    There are sooo many shiny new objects out there - it is sooo hard to resist.
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    • Profile picture of the author The Niche Man
      Originally Posted by Tiptopcat View Post

      I can honestly say that I still haven't "got it"!
      There are sooo many shiny new objects out there - it is sooo hard to resist.
      Your honesty is refreshing, just beware of the shiny objects ... many have hooks attached!
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      • Profile picture of the author Lea Karana
        Its funny that many of us have the problem or have had the problem of jumping from one system to another.

        I personally had to unsubscribe 98% of the so called marketers.

        we must learn from our mistakes and other people's mistakes.


        Lea
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      • Profile picture of the author seotechnician
        Originally Posted by The Niche Man View Post

        Your honesty is refreshing, just beware of the shiny objects ... many have hooks attached!
        What do you mean by "hooks"?
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  • Profile picture of the author KenFighter
    I always love to try another things that bring me one step further..

    Example :

    Today i try clickbank then tomorrow somebody talk about cpa.. I have to try it out too bcoz i always wanna stand one line with them

    SO i wanna be an experience internet marketer which is know all kind of internet business model..

    But we must wise to handle the time..
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  • Profile picture of the author Claire Sharp
    I am still in process of learning new things. But hoping for a great success. I am patient enough to wait my turn.
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    • Profile picture of the author KenB
      Originally Posted by Claire Sharp View Post

      I am still in process of learning new things. But hoping for a great success. I am patient enough to wait my turn.
      You can read as much as you want, nothing beats understanding and learning concepts like taking the opportunities first hand and learning them from your mistakes or achievements. I highly suggest you find something of your interest and get to work !

      Cheers,
      Ken
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  • Profile picture of the author stepman77
    Every few months I just have to cut myself off from the IM world to tell you the truth...It can get overwhelming by times.

    I definitely would agree that a big part of finding success in IM is understanding that you already know everything you need to know to make money.
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  • Profile picture of the author dadamson
    When I began to outsource it allowed me to take a look at the bigger picture and see the thing that can make me money.

    It was only when I replaced myself from working IN my business to working ON my business that I started to make money.

    Good luck to you.

    -Dave
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    • Profile picture of the author Phuoc
      Originally Posted by dadamson View Post

      It was only when I replaced myself from working IN my business to working ON my business that I started to make money.

      Good luck to you.

      -Dave
      That's some powerful stuff you got there!

      Thanks for sharing!
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  • Profile picture of the author elrascal
    Originally Posted by The Niche Man View Post

    What Internet Marketing Success Principle Took You The Longest To Embrace?

    With me it was having patience and persistence - and not jumping from one shiny opportunity to another. When I finally conquered that I was able to build my business efforts deeper and wider.
    I'm currently just working this one out myself!!
    Staying focused on one thing at a time is a big problem when you are starting out
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by The Niche Man View Post

    What Internet Marketing Success Principle Took You The Longest To Embrace?
    Simply the realisation that in a field in which the overall, long-term success-rate is pretty low, the "general consensus of opinion" about any individual specific issue is always quite likely to be a mistaken one, and occasionally even a deeply and dramatically mistaken one.

    Glaringly obvious.

    I'm ashamed and embarrassed to admit how long it took me to learn that.

    It's enough to make anyone a skepchick.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bryan Zimmerman
      That you have to treat this thing just like you would an actual business if you want long term success. All successful businesses have a plan they follow and they make adjustments, when I started treating this business just like that, things began to move very quickly.
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      • Profile picture of the author thumos
        Two biggest realizations for me so far:

        1. Keep track of the time spent working on projects. "Work" means the nitty-gritty, profit producing activities, it does NOT include time spent on forums or reading wso's.

        When I realized how skewed my time spent was, I started changing things around.

        2. Outsourcing is critical. Somewhere between my third and fourth website I realized I can't be doing everything myself and still expect to make decent money.
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        • Profile picture of the author seotechnician
          Originally Posted by thumos View Post

          Two biggest realizations for me so far:

          1. Keep track of the time spent working on projects. "Work" means the nitty-gritty, profit producing activities, it does NOT include time spent on forums or reading wso's.

          When I realized how skewed my time spent was, I started changing things around.

          2. Outsourcing is critical. Somewhere between my third and fourth website I realized I can't be doing everything myself and still expect to make decent money.
          Thumos - I would love to know more specifics about what you decided to outsource and when you decided to outsource. Also, who did you decide to hire and how much did you pay them?
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    • Profile picture of the author Vasalisa
      Hi there

      This is my first post in this forum. It's interesting how many of us took 2 to 3 years to stop guru jumping or chasing "shiny objects".

      My first experience with an IM mentor was very expensive and he didn't deliver.

      I left after 2.5 years and bought 2 other courses, one course owner is great and has a great forum and top notch training aids and the other doesn't like me asking questions and thinks I am a defeatist if I do (?) .

      I recently discovered this forum and I am sticking to the present teacher and seeing my project through this time. I have recently built an affiliate website and am learining to drive traffic to it.

      I am also writing articles for ezine and they are being accepted so I am very happy about that.

      I am reminded about planning by what BIG Mike said, and he is right. I write a plan of action each week and if I don't stick to it all hell breaks loose! Oh and I have "got it" in some areas but still on the straight of the exponential curve (not making money yet).

      I would like to be able to offer help to others here too as there is so much great information already and I have felt really lost at times (still get like that some days) so for newbies there can be info overload which can lead to anxiety and giving up too early.

      I aim to be a useful forum member here and help where I can. Photo coming soon.
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    • Profile picture of the author MagicAce
      I love how you start each post with this:

      "Hi:

      Shireen here :-)'"

      It's cute!


      Originally Posted by shireen View Post

      Hi:

      Shireen here :-)

      It took me around 2-3 years to finally stop jumping from one product to another.
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  • Profile picture of the author CyberSorcerer
    With me, it was the true benefits of marketing to your list over building website, articles, blogs, etc to make your money.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    I think it takes a while for the brain to take it all in. To soak it all up. I am sure alot of good marketers in here know what that feels like.

    For me, it was not about getting it....it was about gettin off my fat arse and testing things.

    Things you think will work well, normally dont. And things you think are crappy go like the clappers when you test them. This is a funny game and just proves you should testing, tweaking and see better results and more profits.

    I think a marketer who does not test is like someone going into a bank robbing it an forgetting the money. LOL.
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  • Profile picture of the author Naills
    I agree - patience and persistence are definitely 2 biggies. Especially when most of the products out there talk about how you can make loads of dough in no time flat - that can lead to unreasonable expectations - at least it did for me, at first.

    Closely related to those is consistency. I still have to fight the urge to give up on projects before I've given them enough time to start bearing fruit.

    Another tough lesson for me was learning that things don't have to be complicated to be effective.

    Oh, yeah, and letting go of shiny object syndrome - just like pretty much everyone else
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  • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
    Originally Posted by The Niche Man View Post

    What Internet Marketing Success Principle Took You The Longest To Embrace?
    Escaping from the Matrix!

    It took me a while to realise that the reality is that people have needs and the people who are making money on the internet, or anywhere else for that matter, are busy attending to those needs.

    I wrote about it here ...

    Escaping from The Matrix

    @BIG Mike

    That WP InstantPay product looks awesome - you've got another winner there, but I'm sure you already know that

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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    I've been doing this 13 years now and I still don't get it.
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    nothing to see here.

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    • Profile picture of the author oneplusone
      Probably testing, once you get that it's pretty easy to make money.

      Although I got it before I came online as I used to work in direct mail.
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  • Profile picture of the author Richy Burns
    Action- My personal pro/con mentality, which is that I LOVE to learn has worked for and against me. Meaning I became knowledgeable in many areas but my pockets were still empty. So after jumping around, i found 2 areas to focus on and am sticking with them. Having 2 is great for me becuase it gives a change of atmosphere when i get tired of the one.

    cheers

    Rich
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  • Profile picture of the author Beatrice
    Definitely, sticking to 1x plan at a time. Trying to do too many things at once, was a recipe for disaster in my case.

    I am now focusing on only a few traffic generating methods now and I have seen a huge improvement in my business.
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  • Quit reading and learning, and just do it already. I wasted almost 5 years thinking I didn't know 'enough'. Just do it, and learn what you need, as you need to know it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gregg
    Following through on one idea at a time. I can't tell you how many times a project takes longer than it should because I start going from one place to another and starting projects everywhere.... of course none are complete so you never earn any income.

    Stay focused on one thing at a time.
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  • Profile picture of the author wendymay1
    'Stick to One Task till it sticks to you',Beginners are many but enders are few'.

    I have finally decided to concentrate on one particular niche market until I see the dollars rolling in.
    When the money rolls in, I then concentrate on the next niche until the money continues to flow.
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  • Profile picture of the author ShelbyC
    It seems like the prevailing wisdom from this post is to stick to one thing.

    It also seems like it takes at least 2-3 years for most people to reach that point.

    I feel like I'm just starting to "get it" after 2-3 years too
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  • Profile picture of the author RogerAderholdt
    I guess I was lucky... My first product Travel Worked and still works today.
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  • Profile picture of the author Beatrice
    I am still waiting for that elusive light bulb moment...:confused: However, I have now realized that it is much better to focus on only a few methods of traffic generation.
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      Originally Posted by Beatrice View Post

      I am still waiting for that elusive light bulb moment...:confused:
      Anything to oblige ...

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  • Profile picture of the author gussyboy
    I was lucky i started making money off the get go and within the 4rth month of doing IM i was making lots of money with cpa free trials. I had about a year of that then they stopped preforming well after that.

    Then it took me about another year and a half before i realized how this game really works. I got a good taste in the beginning and then realized I needed to pay some dues, stop jumping around and really WORK disciplined to make things happen.

    I love this biz, and i found that the learning curve was almost completely psychological. That was a tough process to go through. Still is sometimes...

    Cheers
    Constantine
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  • Profile picture of the author NestZone
    Over 8years jumping from one opportunity to the other until i finally settled down before i could start breathing fresh air, BUT not yet up and kicking.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ernie Lo
    Stick to one idea without quitting.

    Took me about 7 years to learn that!
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  • Profile picture of the author Claire Sharp
    I'm almost near, i took persistence, effort, time and great management.
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  • Profile picture of the author nateall
    It took me about a year to realize how I could maximize the returns on the work I put in. I read a great post that said most internet marketers overestimate how much they can earn after one year, but greatly underestimate how much they can make in four years. Now I am trying to focus on the big money making tasks. What kick started me? Reading "Hypnotic Writing" by Joe Vitale. That taught me how to really understand audience on any piece of writing.
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  • Profile picture of the author wendymay1
    I have found the answer to Internet Marketing and that is sticking to one project at a time.

    At the moment my main aim is to build my list on this one simple project until the dosh starts pouring in and then I will move on with the next project. Its the only way IM will work in my opinion.
    I have finally started my project. The main focus I consistently do everyday is funnelling the traffic to my squeeze page. It can be time consuming but eventually pays off. This is the only key. "One project at a time". Jumping around to too many opportunities is the thief of time - robbing away your dreams".Its not worth an ounce to rob away your valuable time.

    It took me about 3 years to nail it down.
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  • Profile picture of the author matt5409
    Still in the process of "getting it". Broadly speaking I have a pretty good strategy, the stumbling blocks currently seem to be getting conversions up, which I think is the hardest part.
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesGw
    I'm still not happy with my success, although I'm doing well enough at this point.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cloudzz
    I ahvent gotten it yet, but i am not giving up until i have. I must say that i have been sidetracked to the shiney objects and they all proved nothing in the end.
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  • Profile picture of the author Damani Tabor
    Originally Posted by The Niche Man View Post

    What Internet Marketing Success Principle Took You The Longest To Embrace?

    With me it was having patience and persistence - and not jumping from one shiny opportunity to another. When I finally conquered that I was able to build my business efforts deeper and wider.
    For me it was intensity over extenstiy.

    Find one method and stick to it until you can master it and scale it up.

    Absolutely key.

    Most who are failing are doing so for one of two reasons:

    1. Bad information

    2. Good information but not implementing properly or long enough to learn the real benefit.

    Cheers.
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