Problems taking action :(

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I cant take action,
I created my blog,created the About Me,Contact Me,Submit Content Pages i even created a post,the problem its that i cant take action to bring the traffic,there its something in me that i cant do it, i need motivation and personal help,i would really like to make money blogging but i am a newbie to traffic i realyl need help
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  • Profile picture of the author jonj31070
    Oswald, As a newbie myself, I feel your pain. Your motivation is money, as much as you can make! What I have done to help me stay on track is to find someone who is successful in Internet Marketing and talk to them and hopefully learn something. The person that I have made contact with is Jeff Lenney. Jeff Lenney - Homepage & Portfolio. He is great. Jeff's specialty is SEO. Free traffic from search engines. In my opinion, SEO is one of the more complicated aspects of Internet Marketing. Jeff's 9 to 5 job is SEO, but he is making his name (and a few extra bucks) in Affiliate Marketing using his SEO skills. You can also follow Jeff on Facebook: Jeff Lenney | Facebook. I hope that helps a little bit. Just keep your head up and keep trying. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Thierry Samuel
      Originally Posted by jonj31070 View Post

      Oswald, As a newbie myself, I feel your pain. Your motivation is money, as much as you can make! What I have done to help me stay on track is to find someone who is successful in Internet Marketing and talk to them and hopefully learn something. The person that I have made contact with is Jeff Lenney. Jeff Lenney - Homepage & Portfolio. He is great. Jeff's specialty is SEO. Free traffic from search engines. In my opinion, SEO is one of the more complicated aspects of Internet Marketing. Jeff's 9 to 5 job is SEO, but he is making his name (and a few extra bucks) in Affiliate Marketing using his SEO skills. You can also follow Jeff on Facebook: Jeff Lenney | Facebook. I hope that helps a little bit. Just keep your head up and keep trying. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it.
      wow, i find this guy is very experienced - Jeff Lenney, he is awesome.
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  • Profile picture of the author T.R. McCarroll
    Originally Posted by Oswald Luis View Post

    I cant take action,
    I created my blog,created the About Me,Contact Me,Submit Content Pages i even created a post,the problem its that i cant take action to bring the traffic,there its something in me that i cant do it, i need motivation and personal help,i would really like to make money blogging but i am a newbie to traffic i realyl need help
    looks like post #2 trumps me ... Seek out an accountability partner on this forum that will push to to do what you need to do.

    All the best

    T.R.
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  • Profile picture of the author Oswald Luis
    Thanks for the tip,i will find someone that will guide me,thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Originally Posted by Oswald Luis View Post

      Thanks for the tip,i will find someone that will guide me,thanks
      No, not someone to guide you. You guide you.

      You need someone to report to, who also reports back to you what actions you have taken to improve your business - or in your particular case what actions you have taken for the week to drive traffic to your site. That is all the accountability partner is.

      Make a list of ways to drive traffic.
      Make a schedule of what new way you are going to implement every week.

      Then just bang them out one at a time and track progress on them all.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicnac03
    This is something that a lot of people have a problem with. But the reality is this: Until the pain of where you are now is GREATER than the PERCEIVED pain of where you want to go, you will never change.

    It all boils down to having a "burning desire".

    Read "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill -- it's all in there.
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    • Profile picture of the author littledan
      Originally Posted by nicnac03 View Post

      This is something that a lot of people have a problem with. But the reality is this: Until the pain of where you are now is GREATER than the PERCEIVED pain of where you want to go, you will never change.

      It all boils down to having a "burning desire".

      Read "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill -- it's all in there.
      I couldn't put it better myself. I have in the past been in some terrible financial positions and really had no choice but to take the plunge. Even now, every time I take a few steps forward I pile the pressure on myself to keep moving forward, even if I am not 100% comfortable in doing so. Let yourself make mistakes and learn from them. Don't think you must have all the answers before you take the next step.
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      • Profile picture of the author michaelwilding
        Motivation can be difficult when you are starting. For me it was always quite easy because I never wanted to have a job where I was accountable to someone else.

        Having to ask somebody if I could go on holiday always kind of niggled me so when I left school I would do anything not to have to get a full time job.

        The key to working for yourself is to realise that if you don't work nobody pays you.

        The more you work then the more money you will make! Do you want to make money from your blog more than you want to be accountable to a boss?
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        • Profile picture of the author Oswald Luis
          Originally Posted by michaelwilding View Post

          Motivation can be difficult when you are starting. For me it was always quite easy because I never wanted to have a job where I was accountable to someone else.

          Having to ask somebody if I could go on holiday always kind of niggled me so when I left school I would do anything not to have to get a full time job.

          The key to working for yourself is to realise that if you don't work nobody pays you.

          The more you work then the more money you will make! Do you want to make money from your blog more than you want to be accountable to a boss?
          Agree with you,im starting but i will do what i can
          thanks
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          • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
            The "something in you" is the anti-action.

            Get rid of it, press on and get it done.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicholasb
    the answer is simple you just don't want it bad enough and are not willing to do what it takes to succeed.
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  • Profile picture of the author World Marketing
    Keep persevering...Don't give up and have a NO_FAIL attitude.
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    • Profile picture of the author samyindia
      You need to do some seo mate. Build up backlinks, write guest articles in blogs, write comments in blogs and try to build connections with fellow bloggers, use social marketing like Twitter and Facebook.
      If you can not or do not want to do this, you can outsource it. But you need to do something to drive traffic to your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author nm5419
    Originally Posted by Oswald Luis View Post

    I cant take action,
    I created my blog,created the About Me,Contact Me,Submit Content Pages i even created a post,the problem its that i cant take action to bring the traffic,there its something in me that i cant do it, i need motivation and personal help,i would really like to make money blogging but i am a newbie to traffic i realyl need help
    One of the best ways to get free traffic, young man, is to start contributing to a bunch of related forums. You've already got practice by contributing here, so spread your wings. And please make sure you give people a reason to recommend your blog to others. (They'll spread your links to the forums that they contribute to).

    As of now (and if your blog is the one in your signature), you don't have enough engaging content to get people talking about your site. So it looks like you've two things to do: 1. Participate on a butt load of forums, and 2. Improve your blog by adding some interesting stuff.

    Your motivation should be to succeed at having a highly trafficked site. Period. You need nothing else. Until you have that, other bloggers will squash yours until it's out of sight.
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  • Profile picture of the author Miguelito203
    Originally Posted by Oswald Luis View Post

    I cant take action,
    I created my blog,created the About Me,Contact Me,Submit Content Pages i even created a post,the problem its that i cant take action to bring the traffic,there its something in me that i cant do it, i need motivation and personal help,i would really like to make money blogging but i am a newbie to traffic i realyl need help
    I remember when I first started my blog. I waited months to put up a product review because I was nervous and thought it wouldn't come out right -- even though I had written stuff on free sites and made sales, so I knew my stuff converted. Thinking back, I guess it was because a blog is more permanent. You're kind of putting yourself out there. The only things I know to tell you are to be yourself, and be legit, honest. If something sucks, tell them why and recommend something better.

    When you start out on the right foot, it's a lot easier to be confident about the stuff you put out. People respond to realness and get tired of all the hype and lies -- especially once they've been scammed once or twice. Beyond that, you just have to push forward and do it. Once you get the first few pages down, it becomes routine -- in a good way. You will see your blog gradually transform. It will become second nature. Oh, I also want to make sure to mention unique, quality content. You have your own voice -- even if you don't realize it.

    Oh, keep your comments open. The search engines like that, too. When people make real comments on your reviews that are in line with what you've written, it just makes you seem more trustworthy. You'll still have to monitor your comments for spam and what not, though. When people leave comments, they should be directly related to what it is that you have written.

    When it comes to what actually drives me, I like being in control of my own financial future. I like the fact that I'm building something that gains equity and can be sold for money. I also like helping people. I like being able to answer people's questions and being seen as an authority. I like having knowlege and skills that I can use to make real money that most people don't. It's like being in a secret club. It adds a little pep to your step...ha, ha, ha. Your family and friends might joke with you about it at first, but they will shut up and be in line with their hands out when the money starts coming in...ha, ha, ha.

    Finally, if the thing that's making you unsure is a lack of training or the fact that you feel you need a bit of coaching, you might want to check out Unstoppable Affiliate by Andrew Hansen and Josh Stanton. Even though the main course is all you need, they also offer an optional 8-week coaching program.

    Yours in online profits,
    Joey
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  • Profile picture of the author Oswald Luis
    Wow!,
    Thanks everyone,i will try to follow every tip for my succsess
    I didnt imagine to get so much help,
    Thank You everyone! ;-)
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    • Profile picture of the author rrm
      Originally Posted by Oswald Luis View Post

      Wow!,
      Thanks everyone,i will try to follow every tip for my succsess
      I didnt imagine to get so much help,
      Thank You everyone! ;-)
      Oswald,

      See what's in my signature area? It's true. It's just another way of saying what others here have already said.

      Thing is, you have to be inspired and motivated above and beyond what any of us tell you. Yes, there's a place for inspiration, a cheering crowd, a Hallmark movie, encouraging family members, or any number of honest, good sources of motivation and inspiration. In the end, though, you still have to move past the emotion of the moment and do what needs to be done.

      Start by being confident that you can do what it is that needs to get done. Everyone loves to see confidence, but it's been shown (and my own life proves it) that women in particular love confidence in a man. Not so much cockiness, but the self-realization that you are capable and you will make it happen. Nothing discourages my wife more than when in the past I did not seem to have much hope. On the other hand, my confidence inspires her to believe in me more, which motivates me further. It's a lovely cycle. What you think, you believe. What you believe, you do. Thoughts, beliefs, and actions must rise above the feelings that would betray you.

      Understand that long-term motivation/inspiration/success is not built on the emotion of the moment. Like an athlete pushing through the physical pain of the event, you have to push through bad feelings, others pushing against you, hard circumstances, and all that.

      Push through and persevere. Nobody became a success by saying they "can't." They just simply learned how to do.

      Ron
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  • Profile picture of the author StevenWatanabe
    Oswald, dont give up! One thing that I found helped out drastically(and still does) is making a list of things "to do". I usually write it on a whiteboard that hangs on the wall in front of me. But ensure that your "to do" list isnt just busy work. Make sure the list is productive in attaining your goals. Rank them in priority! Good luck my friend, I know you will succeed if you apply yourself!
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    • Profile picture of the author Oswald Luis
      Originally Posted by SteveTanabe View Post

      Oswald, dont give up! One thing that I found helped out drastically(and still does) is making a list of things "to do". I usually write it on a whiteboard that hangs on the wall in front of me. But ensure that your "to do" list isnt just busy work. Make sure the list is productive in attaining your goals. Rank them in priority! Good luck my friend, I know you will succeed if you apply yourself!
      Thank you,
      I am going to do that,
      I have always thinked of doing that ,im gonna give it a try!
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    • Profile picture of the author fictionaldamo
      Haha, great stuff Big Mike. Just hang in there Oswald. One of my keys is to have at least 3 things to accomplish in the morning that will get you in motion. These can be anything from Writing to posting here to Adding Twitter Followers. That is easy to do and once in motion everyday, you will at least do something. This will build into real profitable action.

      Hope this helps or inspires
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      • Profile picture of the author Oswald Luis
        Originally Posted by fictionaldamo View Post

        Haha, great stuff Big Mike. Just hang in there Oswald. One of my keys is to have at least 3 things to accomplish in the morning that will get you in motion. These can be anything from Writing to posting here to Adding Twitter Followers. That is easy to do and once in motion everyday, you will at least do something. This will build into real profitable action.

        Hope this helps or inspires
        Thank you,
        that helps
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    • Profile picture of the author cypherslock
      Originally Posted by BIG Mike View Post

      You want motivation? You can't handle motivation!

      Get off your sorrry ass right now and get to work before I come over to your house and sit around in my underwear, drinking up all your beer and running up Pay-Per-View bills until you're bankrupt.

      Now get down and give me twenty!
      Gotta love the Marines....
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  • Profile picture of the author Ashley Redcliff
    Don't worry Oswald, I used to be EXACTLY the same. I honestly thought I'd never be able to change my ways. I hit rock bottom at one point, and that was the turning point for me. I found it easier to get motivated when things were hard, but now I get a real kick out of doing business and it pushes me forward constantly.

    There are some great tips in this article for getting motivated: ยป Get Off Your Butt: 16 Ways to Get Motivated When You’re in a Slump :zenhabits

    Hope that helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shawn Lee
    Hi Oswald,

    I feel you man. I'm also a newbie and yup, I face the exact same problem. It's a pain to sit in front of your computer and do IM, right after a hard day of work.

    The strategy that I'm using to get over this problem, is finding people (real life people, not people you meet on the internet) who share the same interest in internet marketing. That gives me motivation, and makes it a hell lot more fun...

    Cheers and Merry Xmas!
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    • Profile picture of the author Oswald Luis
      Originally Posted by Shawn Lee View Post

      Hi Oswald,

      I feel you man. I'm also a newbie and yup, I face the exact same problem. It's a pain to sit in front of your computer and do IM, right after a hard day of work.

      The strategy that I'm using to get over this problem, is finding people (real life people, not people you meet on the internet) who share the same interest in internet marketing. That gives me motivation, and makes it a hell lot more fun...

      Cheers and Merry Xmas!
      Nice strategy!
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  • Profile picture of the author MMWoodward
    The number one tip I can give you for taking action is to get an accountability partner. I use an accountability partner, and it helps me to make and reach my daily goals. With an accountability partner, you will take action because you will not want to look lazy or pathetic in the eyes of your accountability partner.
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  • Profile picture of the author david carr
    Originally Posted by Oswald Luis View Post

    I cant take action,
    I created my blog,created the About Me,Contact Me,Submit Content Pages i even created a post,the problem its that i cant take action to bring the traffic,there its something in me that i cant do it, i need motivation and personal help,i would really like to make money blogging but i am a newbie to traffic i realyl need help
    Create a to do list every day with at least 5 actions on it, shut out everything till you have done everything on your list

    Regards
    Dave
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  • Profile picture of the author absolutelee
    Saw a great video by Randy Gage, mlm guru. Basically the idea was to be successful you have to give absolutely everything! I think you need to back up and think about why you're doing what you're doing. Unless you have an absolute burning desire, this isn't going to happen.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrinternational
    From the enormous response that this thread has had you can tell that this is common and that it CAN be over come.
    It will take some time though.

    You can go about it various ways.

    Easy way number one PPC traffic for a beginner not very viable. It requires a lot of money.

    Easy way number two buy a few SEO software programs or subscribe to SEO services for your site ( not very cost effective if you only have on site to promote).

    easy way number three go to the warrior for hire section and purchase SEO services for your blog from another warrior.

    or the hard way(free or very little cost but requires lots of time)

    what the OP said post on related niche forums and include a link to your site in the signature.
    guest blogging simply contact another blogger in the same niche and ask if you can guest blog. write some good content for this as it will send a lot of targeted traffic to you.
    or
    Build a link wheel
    or make some you tube videos.
    manual backlinking
    article marketing
    etc.
    DON'T buy traffic or backlinks from fiverr its not worth it ( not targeted or not real or will get you sandboxed or deindexed)

    I hope you can look into the bove methods and report back on what worked for you and what the other warriors advice you followed in future posts.
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  • Profile picture of the author ebusinesstutor
    It is critical to have a strong understanding of who your target audience is and a clear vision for where you are going.

    When you have these, the next steps are easier to come up with.

    An Internet marketing coach or mentor will also help.
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  • Profile picture of the author WarpedMind
    Great little thread.

    We can all empathize. I think for most of us, our problem is a lack of focus. We suffer from BSOS. Bright Shiny Object Syndrome. Buy just one product or whatever... then stick with it until you've worked it enough to know whether or not it's a fit for you. Refuse to move to something new (and always better, of course) until you've at least applied what you've learned from your first bought product.

    If it's just a matter of motivation (not focus), then just set a goal and get an accountability partner as was suggested. In fact, let's do it now... tell us in this thread what you will accomplish by the end of tomorrow, and by the end of next week. Tell us what your first (small and reachable goal) is and what your short term and long term goal is.

    Successful businesses usually have a well defined business plan. Do you? If not, start there! :-)

    Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author aaaa33030
    Originally Posted by Oswald Luis View Post

    I cant take action,
    I created my blog,created the About Me,Contact Me,Submit Content Pages i even created a post,the problem its that i cant take action to bring the traffic,there its something in me that i cant do it, i need motivation and personal help,i would really like to make money blogging but i am a newbie to traffic i realyl need help
    The problem is you need backlinks and original content
    Also it would be better to buy a domain name to host your blog on
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Don't give up and keep marketing. 3 months from now, you'll probably amaze yourself with all the marketing that you've been doing. And when the sales and new customers start coming in on a daily basis... this will be all the motivation you need to keep going. Whenever i see a sale in my inbox... i get an adrenaline rush lol. Stay focus on the goal, and make sure you get lots of traffic to your site. Work on this everyday.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Gram
    Do you need motivation or the tools/knowledge? You can find many of the tools/knowledge here but if you don't have the motivation and are just starting out, you might as well just get a job.
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