One of the reasons I hate the "take action" mantra is that it ignores many of the essential subtleties to making money.
I think that one of these is developing the "marketing mindset" and knowing exactly how your prospect is thinking and feeling, working on his desires to get him to buy and capturing their attention or getting your pitch in front of them when they are in a buying mood.
This is something that has taken me a long time to get to, to start "clicking" and I think it varies from person to person.
I was wondering if anyone would like to share their views and thoughts that might help others?
In this respect, I really don't think that my advice is especially good, I am guilty of working hard, rather than smart, but I'd love to hear from you. The only thing I can say is to get Richard Peck's ecourse (link anyone?). It really changed my views on article marketing.
Actually, one thing that I can add is to read up on PPC. Although I don't do any PPC, reading anything I could get my hands on taught me a lot about internet surfer psychology and I now use what I learned there for my article bylines and titles.