What is holding you back?

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What do you think is the biggest thing holding you back from where you are now, and where you want to be, in your business?

Is it traffic, sales, building a funnel, email marketing, list building, upselling, product creation, automating, expanding, etc?

Or is it something else?

For me, it's been completing and optimizing my funnel. I am getting closer to where I want it to be, but it is a long process and a lot of work.
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesW3
    Originally Posted by drewfioravanti View Post

    What do you think is the biggest thing holding you back from where you are now, and where you want to be, in your business?

    Is it traffic, sales, building a funnel, email marketing, list building, upselling, product creation, automating, expanding, etc?

    Or is it something else?

    For me, it's been completing and optimizing my funnel. I am getting closer to where I want it to be, but it is a long process and a lot of work.
    This is a setup

    Anyone who answers the question is just going to get a reply like "you are making excuses" or "just go do it then."
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    • Profile picture of the author IMDealBox
      Mine is GEO Location and ability to get my name and services out there, like viral...
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve B
      Drew,

      It seems to me that there is one overriding challenge for Internet marketers and that is taking the proper actions.

      If you're not getting traffic, you haven't taken the proper actions.
      If you don't have a product, you haven't taken the proper actions.
      If you don't have a sales funnel, you haven't taken the proper actions.
      If you are locked in information overload, you haven't taken the proper actions.

      And on, and on, and on.

      If you dig deeper into all the reasons (some would call them excuses) why people are held back, you always end up finding that folks haven't taken the right actions. Even if they have worked their butt off doing "things" in their Internet business, they are not doing the right things that will make them money.

      Good luck to all,

      Steve
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      • Profile picture of the author drewfioravanti
        Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

        Drew,

        It seems to me that there is one overriding challenge for Internet marketers and that is taking the proper actions.

        If you're not getting traffic, you haven't taken the proper actions.
        If you don't have a product, you haven't taken the proper actions.
        If you don't have a sales funnel, you haven't taken the proper actions.
        If you are locked in information overload, you haven't taken the proper actions.

        And on, and on, and on.

        If you dig deeper into all the reasons (some would call them excuses) why people are held back, you always end up finding that folks haven't taken the right actions. Even if they have worked their butt off doing "things" in their Internet business, they are not doing the right things that will make them money.

        Good luck to all,

        Steve
        I agree. But, sometimes people don't know what the right proper are. Especially when first starting out.
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        • Profile picture of the author Steve B
          Originally Posted by drewfioravanti View Post

          I agree. But, sometimes people don't know what the right proper are. Especially when first starting out.

          If people don't know what the appropriate actions are when they are first starting out, then their mission should be to take action in learning all the basic elements of professional marketing like how to pick a niche, how to become an expert in something, how to set up a sales funnel, how to find and use appropriate software, how to create a newsletter, etc, etc, etc.

          In the case of newbies the right action to take is to learn. Get educated about IM, your niche, and all the issues that will be faced in marketing.

          You'd be surprised how many people new to IM believe that they can "make it" overnight without any basic knowledge or skills. Truthfully, how many occupations are there where absolutely no preparation leads to immediate success?

          Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author PerformanceMan
    Absolutely nothing is holding me back.
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    • Profile picture of the author beshken
      Originally Posted by Alex Mensah View Post

      AMEN to that man. Nothing really holds you back except for yourself. You are your biggest challenge if you can descipline yourself in the right direction and take action you can do anything.
      100%.
      But this is most complicated thing, too...
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    • Profile picture of the author citygirl777
      Originally Posted by PerformanceMan View Post

      Absolutely nothing is holding me back.
      Hah, I like this! Positive thinking at its best : )
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  • Profile picture of the author Murphysmurfy
    I would say the morals of Internet marketing.

    I simply do not like the fact of reviewing or suggesting products that I have personally never used.

    It's a catch 22, for I also do not have the kind of money to purchase and review products. (Especially non-digital products)
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    • Profile picture of the author Willie Crawford
      Originally Posted by Murphysmurfy View Post

      I would say the morals of Internet marketing.

      I simply do not like the fact of reviewing or suggesting products that I have personally never used.

      It's a catch 22, for I also do not have the kind of money to purchase and review products. (Especially non-digital products)
      That should NOT be a problem. You should never recommend a product
      that you haven't personally reviewed, or perhaps gotten an associate
      more qualified, to review.

      If you don't want to buy the product, ask for a review copy. If the
      product owner says no, then don't promote it.

      The reality is that MOST affiliates for MOST affiliate programs that I've
      looked at the statistics on, make very few if any sales. Often the top
      3-4% make 90-95% of all sales. Knowing this, if product owners are
      convinced that you are going to actually promote their product, and
      that you know how to make sales (not everyone does), then they
      would be foolish to say no to someone who could substantially add
      to their bottom line.

      What you don't observe as much in our community is affiliates who
      find a handful of products that deliver tremendous value, and then
      promote those products long-term. Instead, we tend to promote the
      latest flavor-of-the-day. I honestly believe that you are better off
      identifying a core group of products, and focusing primarily on those
      long-term.

      Incidentally, that IS what I do, although it might not be apparent.
      On the whiteboard across from my desk, I've listed FIVE primary
      products that I'm focused on for the long-term. The thing there though
      is that all five of the product owners offer life-time commissions....
      and generally no matter which of their products I tell my subscribers
      about, when that referral purchases other products, I earn a
      commission on that purchase too. That frees me from constantly
      having to look for something new to offer my subscribers...
      although I'll admit that it's difficult not to read about all of the great
      new products coming out, and be tempted to take a look... which
      often leads to you asking if you should promote the latest product
      of the day.

      Willie
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    For most people it's getting alot of targeted traffic. They can have someone create a sales letter for them thus bypassing learning copywriting, but when it comes to traffic... all newbies know is PPC... and when their PPC money runs out, they're stuck.
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    For a lot of people, I think it boils down to 1 thing.

    They don't know how to get massive targeted traffic. They try marketing techniques that are not worth it and they don't have a clue what works best for them and what doesn't. That is why it is always a good thing to track everything when you market online.
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  • Profile picture of the author redexclub
    Money!! Is there any way to get a loan for a short period of time?
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    • Profile picture of the author redexclub
      Originally Posted by redexclub View Post

      Money!! Is there any way to get a loan for a short period of time?
      I was looking for a loan because I want to invest on some campaigns. But I have a question: which one will be more effective for someone like me..

      (a) FB Ad (b) Adword (c) Solo Ad ??

      I have a big collection of list but they will not help me at all.
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      • Profile picture of the author Clint Faber
        Originally Posted by redexclub View Post

        I was looking for a loan because I want to invest on some campaigns. But I have a question: which one will be more effective for someone like me..

        (a) FB Ad (b) Adword (c) Solo Ad ??

        I have a big collection of list but they will not help me at all.
        Hahaha your looking to be a middle man in a test investment
        Sorry but this is funny to me 100% but still a good plan if you pull it off.
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      • Profile picture of the author Clint Faber
        Originally Posted by redexclub View Post

        I was looking for a loan because I want to invest on some campaigns. But I have a question: which one will be more effective for someone like me..

        (a) FB Ad (b) Adword (c) Solo Ad ??

        I have a big collection of list but they will not help me at all.
        Hahaha your looking to be a middle man in a test investment
        Sorry but this is funny to me 100% but still a good plan if you pull it off.

        Hit me up I'll see how I can help.
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  • Profile picture of the author Willie Crawford
    On the bigger question of what's holding me back, the answer is "only
    the thought in my head."

    You generally get what you are willing to go after, realizing that most
    things have some "price" that you also have to pay. That price is
    often focused hard work over some period of time... although, fortunately
    that period of time is often not as long as some of us imagine.

    Willie
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  • Profile picture of the author MonitorScout
    If you're not getting traffic, you haven't taken the proper actions.
    If you don't have a product, you haven't taken the proper actions.
    If you don't have a sales funnel, you haven't taken the proper actions.
    If you are locked in information overload, you haven't taken the proper actions.
    I agreed to Steve, if you know what is holding you back then you'd have resolve it.
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    poor theme support
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  • Profile picture of the author World Marketing
    Working a full-time job and doing IM at the same time...Eventually I will work online full-time but for now I like having the extra money!
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  • Profile picture of the author T086
    Slow internet / computer haha
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    • Profile picture of the author Plugin Profits
      Lack of enough Time, Money, Privacy, Technology.

      They're not holding me back, only have slowed me down far more than I'd like!

      Oh, and excuses! PROCRASINATION...
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    Not having evolved and implemented the right strategy yet is holding me back from having the success that I want. I figure that if I relentlessly persevere, then I will succeed, eventually.
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  • Profile picture of the author Clint Faber
    I think it has a lot to do today with not having my cup of coffee and the pain of the abs workout I did the day before.

    Hmmm not very deep but true.
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  • Profile picture of the author rlcf
    The process of turning my thought or idea into a solid business model is whats holding me back. I am making progress little by little though...

    Daniel
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    • Profile picture of the author Clint Faber
      Originally Posted by Daniel Carnett View Post

      The process of turning my thought or idea into a solid business model is whats holding me back. I am making progress little by little though...

      Daniel
      I know someone like you .... may I say for your to team up with someone that has skill in structure. You can trust me that it will not be easy but worth it in the end.
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