I wasted a lot of time in the beginning trying to develop profitable online strategies and I would have saved a significant amount of time and probably been much more successful if I had some "real" advice early on.
So, here are 5 pieces of advice I wish someone gave me when I started out..
- Choose one strategy and get awesome at it - In my experience, most of the real success comes when you get really good at implementing a specific online strategy and leveraging this knowledge into cash. It's often the 3 or 4 unknown techniques that make the difference. Stick with a specific strategy long enough to master it. Getting "ok" at various strategies is often a waste of time.
- Spend some money - So often new internet marketers want to build cashflow properties using $0 start-up capital. I think this is a mistake. There are amazing IM tools at reasonable prices that can significantly increase your chances of success. Spend a little start-up cash to help kick start your project.
- Don't try "old" strategies - Back in the day you could write a 40 page eBook and sell it for $80. That same eBook now is difficult to give away for free. Learn where the industry is going and try not to get sucked into old ineffective strategies.
- Have a daily routine - There is such a significant volume of information available to internet marketers that it can be overwhelming just browsing around trying to learn this stuff. Once you have a focus setup a daily routine of tasks that will help you move your project forward. It's easy to waste away 1 to 2 hours of time browsing the internet.
- Make sure you enjoy it - Whatever online strategies you choose make sure that you enjoy the work. It's not always going to be engaging, but overall you should be excited about the process. I remember getting into MLM early on and I hated most of what I had to do. Probably the reason I wasn't initially successful in MLM.
What piece of advice would you have liked to receive when you got started?