Seriously, why is it that everyone is always saying Internet Marketing is a business? Probably because it is, but you don't have to look at it like that way.
It's what you make of it.
All throughout school, I never put effort into anything that I wasn't interested in.
..."could do better"
..." needs a bomb under his chair to work" <<== actual quote from a school report!
But the thing is, I just didn't care, I'd rather be learning stuff I was interested in, or playing strategy games. It's just what happens when you grow up with the Internet I suppose.
But when I stumbled across Internet Marketing, I was hooked. I wanted to make so much money, and live like a king! All my mates where going to university, doing more "learning", but that wasn't for me. I really wish I could commit to doing things I didnt want to do, but deep down, I knew that when it came to it I wouldn't be able to get up to go to that lecture.
I knew that instead of revising for exams, I would be going "Diamond League" on League Of Legends.
I would waste 4 years of my life building up a debt I may never pay off.
So I started Internet Marketing Instead
Quickly, I built up a full time income, and was able to quit going to my agency job.
Remember though, I'm 21 years old. My living expenses equate to £260 a month rent, and another £300 to buy food, cigs, whatever else I need to be happy, which isn't much lol.
But when I went full time, I decided that this wasn't just to be a hobby that makes money any more. I took advice from the countless people who said to treat it like a business.
That was a mistake, because as soon as I started looking at it that way, it became a chore for me. Something I had to do to survive. I don't like having to do things at all.
I decided to look at it differently, like a game. I love gaming, (perhaps a little too much?) so it would be easier to get things done I thought.
I was correct.
When I started looking at it as a game, the money came my way so much more easily. I was constantly trying to "level" up, and the more wealth I accumulated, the happier I became.
Each decision I made, would be centred around what is going to make me the most money in the long run, and things were a lot easier that way. I found it easier to get work done, and I felt a much better sense of achievement, much like the feeling I get when I beat an opponent on an online game, and confirm that my strategy was better than his/her.
So what can you take away from this?
You don't have to be a gamer to make a positive change in the way you run your business. You just have to realise, that you are your own boss. You dont have to do what everyone else says, you can do it in a way that suits you.
Enjoy what you do, and everything becomes easy.