That next step for me was confidently knowing that I can start a long-term internet marketing business right now. For example, when I first started reading about internet marketing, I learned a little bit about PPC and how it can make you money very quickly and whatnot. I read probably two or three strategic articles on it and immediately thought that I could make a fortune right away. That's were I was wrong again.
I overlooked the basic fundamentals of long-term internet marketing such as: copywriting, email marketing, SEO, website development, and content marketing. These are all important elements to implement into your internet marketing business if you want to have long-term success. Especially email marketing, but, I wouldn't count none of these out.
The purpose of this thread is to provide amateur and advanced internet marketers with two qualities that helped me get over the hump to actually starting an affiliate marketing business.
1. Love reading!
Why does an internet marketer have to love reading?
Because reading is one way of learning very quickly. Set time aside to specifically read two or articles a day on specific elements of internet marketing. After a week of doing this, you'll have acquired knowledge from about 10 to 15 articles. In two weeks, about 20 to 30 articles and then you'll gain more confidence that you can actually start an internet business. I also bought ebooks, courses, and even followed youtube videos. The more knowledge you acquire, the more confidence you'll feel in the progression of your attitude and the growth in your knowledge of internet marketing. Personally, I recommend doing this for about three weeks and then take action, don't forget, take action!
This goes hand and hand with the first quality.. Why?
Because as you're reading and absorbing this knowledge, you should also be taking notes and coming up with your own strategies. Theirs a better chance that you'll remember something if you write it down. This is also taking action! Why?
Because accumulating the strategies that you've learned from numerous resources can allow you to easily craft your own business model in many ways. Your ideas will come from these many resources so building your business structure while reading and taking notes. Right these ideas down then turn them into basic business structures.
Start simple also. You don't have to dig deep into the realm to internet marketing. Just create simple business structures around the basic internet marketing elements and grow from there.
I know this thread isn't perfect but these are the two steps that got me over the hump to starting my own business. I hope these two simple steps help whoever is reading this, especially beginners, and I also hope to connect with people on this forum and make friends. I like meeting new people rather it being in person or over the internet.
Share your thoughts on what qualities you think an amateur internet marketer should have. I will most definitely appreciate the knowledge that anyone has to share.