So you want to be an internet marketer. You’ve read about all those success stories. You read through dozens of sales copy by top gurus. You may have invested your own money and time into this and weeks later you realize that it isn’t quite as simple as the sales page made it out to be.
I read numerous threads on here about people deciding to throw in the towel and call it quits. If you’re that kind of person, that is fine.
Some may be content with a 9 to 5 job, minimal benefits, and possibly job security. Some may even be content with a job flipping burgers for a nominal wage.
I personally think very differently.
If you haven’t made any money on the internet consider the following:
The most important thing a person can do is stop making excuses for why something doesn’t work. The fact of the matter is this: If you haven’t made any money on the internet then you didn’t follow the system and you didn’t put in the time and effort to make it work, a failure only on your part.
If you wish to be successful you need to possess certain traits, like discipline, belief in yourself, and the desire to succeed. For some getting this mindset will take some soul searching and figuring out why you want this to work for you.
We are all human and all 99.999% capable of doing anything the next person can do. Every guru had a humbled beginning. Every marketing expert in existence had a beginning and started from nothing whether you’re Frank Kern, Jeff Walker, Eben Pagan, etc.
The difference between those guys and a newbie struggling to make ends meet is their overall attitude and the perseverance.
If you haven’t made money on the internet asks yourself the following questions:
1. Did I stick to one course, and then mastered and applied everything I learned?
2. How much time have I devoted to not only LEARNING internet marketing but applying what I learned?
3. Did I look at my mistakes and learned from them?
4. Am I fully committed to making this work, no matter what?
5. Am I willing to do the boring stuff, invest my own money, and time to make this work?
6. Did I align myself with the right people who can help me succeed?
7. Did I ask questions and did I continue to ask WHY?
It’s easy to make a bold claim that a program just doesn’t work or isn’t for everyone. But what people need to realize is that “not for everyone” is an imaginary idea created and decided by one person: YOU.
If you tell yourself that you can’t do something, surely you can’t. And with that kind of attitude there is no chance in hell you will convince anyone to believe that you can offer them VALUE and succeed.
If you’re the kind of person who goes from one marketing program to the next ask yourself WHY?
Are you really doing this to become more successful or could this be a habit designed to help you procrastinate and avoid doing the things you need to be doing in order to succeed.
If you bought a course, why not stick with it until you succeed. Why not ask questions on the forums and learn from your errors and triumphs. If you’re going to fail, then do so but make sure you get something in return such as the knowledge and experience in knowing what not to do next time.
Every lesson is valuable. Every experience is worth wile.
If you want something bad enough, you can get it. It will take work and it may be a roller coaster ride. Every success story comes at a price. The question is, are you willing to pay that price to succeed?
If you can’t afford web hosting, then save up some money. If you’re so broke that you can’t afford that then save up some change. If you save 33 cents a day, in 30 days you’ll have 10 bucks, more than enough to cover basic hosting costs. Of course this is just one example.
If you truly believe in something and know it will work you will invest both your time and money assuming you want to succeed bad enough.
The internet is an incredible place both for learning, connecting, and selling. You need not purchase a 2,000 dollar course created by that guru. The warrior forum has plenty of information. And if you’re that disparate to get that course you can still BORROW it until you can afford it. Now by no means am I encouraging anyone to illegally download anyone’s material, but the fact of the matter is that, it’s all out there and quite easy to find with a little bit of research. And all that is thanks to the INTERNET.
I see the internet as a world of opportunities to learn and to create success for yourself. The moment I realized that everything I see on the web was created by somebody, I also realized that I can do it to. There are books, youtube videos, discussion threads, and courses about everything and the opportunities are endless.
As long as you have a computer (or access to one) and some basic software you can do it to. Hell, you can even download trial copies of professional software like Adobe, allowing you to create even better, more professional content, whether it be a logo or a site.
Google, YouTube, and forums like this one really do open up a whole new world of possibilities for us. We can learn about anything. It just takes a little bit of research and commitment.
Realize that today it is easier than ever to be an entrepreneur and marketer. The information available is endless. The tools available are more powerful than ever before.
Something that took hours to do a few years back now takes just a few clicks. The key is to find the tools you need and to avoid the clutter that you don’t need.
Years ago when the internet wasn’t available, a business owner would spend thousands of dollars for physical real estate space for their business. Today all you need is a 10 dollar hosting plan that I might add comes with free advertising too.
With so many opportunities and resources there should never be an excuse for not succeeding.
Stop buying into the idea of “get rich quick.” The fact of the matter is this: Any success requires time, hard work, and commitment.
Be prepared to work hard, ask questions, and put your best foot forward.
Know your why.
And most importantly…NEVER GIVE UP.
Good luck with all your success.