What Was Your Key To Success?

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I am just curious as to what you started doing or stopped doing in IM and it lead to your success after many trial and errors?

They say that you learn from your mistakes, lets just say that i am learning a lot right now
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  • Profile picture of the author davejug1
    To stop being a sheep and start leading the flock: When I learned to stop thinking like others and think for myself, that's when my creativity opened up new avenues of internet marketing. That was the factor that pushed me on from being average.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanman
    The key to my success was - Giving a lot of value up front. If you offer tremendous value up-front, people will happily open their wallets for you. Most people are scared to give good info for free and they suffer the consequences in the long run.
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  • Profile picture of the author jbsmith
    Committing to understanding my markets BETTER than my competition...when you understand your market better you have a near infinite opportunity to monetize and the messages through which to monetize as well as a clear understanding of how to reach your audience...the 3 most important parts of a successful business...products...message...and market

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  • Profile picture of the author nicolas simpson
    @davejug1 @ryanman

    Interesting points, thanks for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author AdenWhite
    I think the key to success it patience and perseverance (once you've found a method that works).

    One of the biggest killers in the IM game is giving up because it's too much work, or seems boring.

    Get to it soldier! Or something.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Olson
    List building. I always heard people tell me the same thing, but until I took it to heart and started doing it my success was limited.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anurmedia
    Having a clear vision and goal of what I want, working my ass of on that goal. I made a plan that I am going to put all my energy on creating content such as videos, articles, blog posts... Drive traffic to my landing pages with free and some paid traffic, build a responsive list and at the end deliver value to that list, and of course sell to them over and over again.
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  • Profile picture of the author adarsh2k5
    For me what makes the difference is motivation. I had to find a really good motivation that was something more then I just felt like I should quit. I knew I wanted to get pregnant and that I couldn't smoke up when I had a baby to think about. I also felt like if I blew that motivation, I might never have another reason strong enough to motivate me to quit. So that made me realize that once I was quit, I had to never go back to it again.

    It worked for me. Now I know that there are other reasons that are good enough reasons to quit. But it was the right decision to me to say I was never going to go back. It helped me to fight temptation to go back to my old ways.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicolas simpson
    I had to find a really good motivation that was something more then I just felt like I should quit.
    I think this play a big role in persons who are not making money online after a period of type.. They just need to be motivated by someone or something..
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    • Profile picture of the author Lucy Writes
      When I stopped simply reading about IM and actually started taking action, I was surprised at how quickly I started earning money. Eliminating distractions is also helpful. Spending all day checking emails and reading eBooks does not make a career in IM. You've got to constantly be building your business. I also learned to focus on one project at a time. While I am primarily a copywriter, and spend most of my time writing for my clients, I also have smaller sideline projects in Adsense and other affiliate sites that earn me a small income, plus Kindle books I have written, and the occasional domain name sale. But I don't do any of those sideline things on the days I'm copywriting. I concentrate on one thing at a time, one project a day.

      So I guess taking action and focusing on one thing at a time were the keys to getting started and seeing success from my efforts for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Oliver Williams
    Find a good mentor, take action, and stick at it don't get side tracked.
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    • Profile picture of the author daioner
      Originally Posted by Mrexclusive View Post

      Find a good mentor, take action, and stick at it don't get side tracked.
      Agree +1 a good mentor should be ok
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      • Profile picture of the author stephenkidd
        In my views, patience is key to success. find new ideas and stick to them till you achieve your goal.
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      • I found it was sticking to one thing, and one thing only. I picked my most profitable site, and just focused on maximising traffic in as many different sources as possible. Once I mastered 4 or 5 different traffic sources, I would move onto a new site and just repeat the process.

        I honestly believe sticking to one thing, is the big key to success in Internet Marketing. Instead of having loads of different thoughts and ideas floating around your head, you should channel all of your efforts into a proven method.

        Maximise, Diversify, Repeat.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Ward
    Realizing that you have to do a lot of work to get the ball rolling and that no one is going to make me do the work but myself.
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas Buckley
    getting motivated and taking action, just Find your own way at doing things or what works for you and when you make money with it upscale it
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  • Profile picture of the author officer_iron
    My turning point was when I learned that I need to take the methods that others are teaching, but learn how to put my own spin on it.
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  • Profile picture of the author chris1093
    Creating a 90 day business plan was the best thing I have ever done. Start with your main goal whether it is to build a list or build affiliate sites or anything else. Then from your end date begin to work backwards. Make smaller monthly goals and then continue to weekly goals. At the beginning of each week write out your weekly goals and break them down into the days of the week.

    I have found its much easier to work backwards from your main goal instead of working forward. I might be crazy but it helps me stay motivated when I have a daily, weekly, and monthly plan. It sounds like alot of work but it is so important to running a business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nathan Isaac
    Mine was consistency.

    I learned a lot about online marketing, found what I enjoyed and stuck with it until I started making some money. Then I improved upon that.

    Keep learning and stick with it. Outsource when you can.
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    • Profile picture of the author daioner
      Originally Posted by Nathan Isaac View Post

      Mine was consistency.

      I learned a lot about online marketing, found what I enjoyed and stuck with it until I started making some money. Then I improved upon that.

      Keep learning and stick with it. Outsource when you can.
      Just stuck with what you like first and in what you are good to! and then you can slowly improve that!
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  • Profile picture of the author Shawn Wilson
    Three key factors for success.

    1. Mentor
    2. Focus
    3. Action
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  • Profile picture of the author aizaku
    Stick to your plan, be patient to stick to ur plan. Then harvest!
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  • Profile picture of the author sshusain
    Key to success is 1) Persistence 2) Focus and then you try to find out system. That
    you can run your business model i.e affiliate marketing or CPA, Social media. It's good
    device a system, and follow it. After a short while you can tweek a little bit and it becomes much quicker to do your work.

    I hope that helps.

    Regards

    Shahid
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  • Profile picture of the author nicolas simpson
    Thanks to everyone for sharing their key to success online..
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  • Profile picture of the author wenzel777
    Sticking to one thing & not jumping all over the place. Realizing that there are many ways to make money online, but that doesn't mean you have to try everything at once. Getting good at many things, and then focusing your energy on one at a time, until you get your profits where they need to be.
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  • Profile picture of the author WinningMedia
    Never stop coming up with new ideas.... My partner and I won two CPA Networks, 3 phone center projects, own several of our own offers, and run campaigns ourselves. We are also working on an incent network and site. Once we get one project secure we move on to the next so that there is always something in the mix. IM is an ever evolving industry so flexibility and the willingness to change are key.
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    • Profile picture of the author TRISHA1
      For you to accomplish what you want in life, the why is more important than the how. The why is a powerful motivator and is the biggest factor to getting things done. The why needs to be big enough for you to change your behaviours and to repeat those behaviours frequently and long enough to put the new necessary habits into your daily life.
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      • Profile picture of the author TRISHA1
        Oh yes, have a mentor and follow every step he/she teaches you. It is so easy to try everything, just stick to one strategy and follow through. When that strategy works, repeat and rinse . There is alot of work involved within IM, but don't be put off - be a soldier!
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  • Profile picture of the author Cataclysm1987
    Key?

    KEY???

    You mean like, when did I finally find that giant money button that makes me a millionaire?

    Look, there is no key.

    The key is everything you do, every single day, period. No key. No secret.

    The secret is EVERYTHING, period.

    Now stop asking silly questions and go make money.
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  • Profile picture of the author savvybizbuilder
    Find someone who can help you to reach your goal. Someone who can motivate you, but what more important is your dedication and willingness to exert effort to achieve your goal.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Reed
    Mark Cuban's key to success is to shut the door behind you and throw away the key.

    When you work "part time", failure is an option without dire consequences so it's easy to quit. When failure is not an option, you don't accept failure so you only have 1 choice and that's to succeed.
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  • Profile picture of the author robertphillips
    Honestly I think the key to success is finding something that works and keep doing it over and over. I think a lot of new people miss this part. Stay focused on one thing to you master it.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicolas simpson
    Key?

    KEY???

    You mean like, when did I finally find that giant money button that makes me a millionaire?

    Look, there is no key.

    The key is everything you do, every single day, period. No key. No secret.

    The secret is EVERYTHING, period.

    Now stop asking silly questions and go make money.
    kool, i get your point.
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  • Profile picture of the author LilBlackDress
    Persistent effort and taking action.
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  • Profile picture of the author fin
    Choosing a niche I was passionate about.
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    I stopped thinking I had it all figured out and started listening to people a lot smarter than me. :rolleyes:
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