So many people are interested in internet marketing. I mean why not? The thought of making money online from anywhere in the world sounds amazing.
But why do so many people fail that set out to do it?
Well, to be honest there are many reasons. But the two most prominent are:
- Buyers/Learner Mentality
And those to elements tie into one another.
So let me ask you these questions.
How much time have you spent learning about internet marketing this week? Have you studied any ebooks, watched videos, read a blog, etc.
How many products have you bought recently?
How many products or affiliate products have you sold recently?
I ask you these questions for a very important reason. Most people wanting to be successful with interenet marketing aren’t actively working to be successful. They are actively learning about internet marketing but not actually doing internet marketing.
I will be the first to admit that I love purchasing new products and soaking in the information. It’s a joy of learning and I absolutely love internet marketing. So I am constantly excited to read great content and strategies on internet marketing.
And what I have discovered is that I can spend my entire time “working” on my internet marketing business learning.
Let’s say you spend two hours everyday working on your online business. Those two hours you set aside every single day to work on your business.
Now how many of those 2 hours do you actually spend working? And how many do you spend learning?
For a long time I let my mind trick me into thinking that learning about internet marketing was “working” on my business. Unfortunately, learning without implementation is not working on your business.
Here is what to do instead:
Set aside time each day to work on your business. And during that time work on things that actively get results in your business.
Whatever path you have chosen to pursue in internet marketing work on taking steps to achieve those goals. If your path is product creation work on creating your product, creating the sales page, putting up the buy buttons, writing your product launch campaign, etc.
If your path is affiliate marketing work on finding high converting products, writing promotional emails, creating review videos, creating review articles, creating bonus packages, etc.
Regardless of your path work on the things in the time you set aside to actively grow your internet business.
So often I hear people say that they aren’t making any money online and when you ask them what are they doing to make money online they don’t have much to say. The might say something like “blogging.”
Ok, well do you have anything for sell on your blog? Any products?
“No, but I do have an affiliate product.”
Great, are you creating content regularly that targets people whom would be interested in purchasing that affiliate product?
“Well, sometimes. I haven’t written a blog post in a while. Or they say “I just kind of write about what I feel like writing on that day.”
And this is just one example. You could do this for any type of internet marketing business model and the majority of people “trying” to succeed but failing will have answers just like this.
Don’t let this happen to you.
Take your chosen business model and actively work on it in the time you set aside. This might mean you have to put your cell phone in the other room. Close Facebook. Close Email. And seclude yourself in an area in your home without distractions.
And finally, don’t allow yourself to work on a learning activity during your work time. This isn’t work!