I am pleased to share with everyone that after three years of striving to become an internet marketer, with little success, I finally feel like things are starting to come together.
I've spent the last three years of my llife learning everything I could about internet marketing from keyword research, article marketing, seo, social marketing, website creation, ppc, e-zines, you name it I've researched it.
But even with all my "research" into all of these topics, I still (until very recently) have never found any success with any of the the methods I was learning.
I now know that my biggest problem was that I had a very bad case of "shiny object syndrome." From the very first day that I discovered how "easy" it was to make money online, I wanted to know exactly how I could do it for myself.
Unfortunately I fell into the cycle of immidiately purchasing any IM product that came out promising the easiest path to online success. Looking back I wish that I would have had the sense to stick with one system long enough to make it work for me, but at the same time I am happy that I took that route because now I have a good general knowledge about every aspect of internet marketing.
It wasn't until I finally found this forum that my knowledge and work eithics finally started to benefit me.
My hopes are that by sharing this short success story with you, you will see that if you really put your mind to it you WILL become successful at internet marketing. Trust me, after three years of failure I was ready to throw in the towel, but I'm really glad I didn't because now I'm finally starting to see results.
If I could offer any advice to newbies who feel that nothing will ever work for them it would be the following:
1. Find a good mentor - Trust me on this one. Trying to tackle internet marketing on your own, no matter how good of products you've come across, is very hard. A mentor can point you in the right direction, or give you pointers on how to make things work for you if you're having trouble in a particular area.
2. Avoid the "shiny object syndrome" - If you find yourself purchasing every single WSO of the Day you can afford, or scraping Clickbank just for products that bring a lot of hype but never any results stop now! Find ONE system that appeals the most to you and stick to it. MAKE IT WORK. Now, this isn't to say that you should just stick with any system you've found. Because there is a lot of garbage out there and sticking to a system that is crap won't do you any good either.
3. Network, network, network - the more people you network with, the more you will learn about other peoples' failures and successes. Also, if you network enough and can bring something to the table JV opportunities practically throw themselves at you!
4. DON'T GIVE UP - Like I said before, I had been at this for three years before I ever saw any succcess at all. Now that things are finally coming together I couldn't be happier. I am making money doing something I truly enjoy and could see myself doing this until the day I die.
Internet marketing has changed my life in such a positive way. If you're a total newb, or have been in the game for a while but still have had no success, just stick to it and things will work out eventually.
I'd also like to thank all of you. The Warrior Forum has been the biggest catalyst towards my success as an internet marketer and I only wish that I had found years ago. Thanks for all of your help warriors and I can't wait to meet some of you in NC in March!