3 weeks in to the year have you actually made progress towards your targets? You have set target haven’t you? If you have well done , if you haven’t come on get with the program!
Internet marketing is a business if you want to make money online then you need to think like a businessman (or business woman!). Take responsibility for your actions, get a business plan together, play to your strengths and outsource your weaknesses. By doing this you will maximise your chances of succeeding. If you fail there is no one else to blame but yourself. However there is no reason why you should fail if you take a systematic approach to things and don’t expect to be buying that yacht in a few months time.
While you are doing this don’t lose site of the big picture… you’ve developed a very valuable talent. A talent that you can use to make money from areas you wouldn’t normally expect.
If you’ve been in internet marketing for more than a month you should know how to build a site that will sell. You also know how to promote it what it takes to get it to the top of the rankings. You now know more than 95% of the people you meet every day!. Use this to your advantage, I regularly get asked if i can help people with their websites, one thing that is abundantly clear is that these people know nothing and i mean absolutely zero about website promotion. If they do any promotion what so ever it’s throwing a few dollars a day at an Adwords campaign.
I’ve mention this before but one of the members of WordPress Goldmine has become very successful by applying what he has learned to the “Real World”, and has so much business he has to turn work down. Several other members have followed his advice and are also making money from this area.. I was talking to one today who is currently working on a deal that could bring in seriously big bucks.
If you want to create a real business from what you already know then I seriously recommend that you check out Chris’s Crossroads Methodology. If you are a forum member check out the thread where you’ll get a big discount.
Anyway I sort of went a bit off track there a bit but If you read his book I am sure you’ll thank me!! Right back to business….
Here are a few simple rules that will help you to become more successful this year…
1. Concentrate on what you do well.
We all have things we are good at and things we hate doing, I love keyword research and writing but hate the promotion side of things.. so i outsource my promotion for a few dollars and hour and concentrate on the bits I like.
If you are just starting out and you feel you can’t afford to hire outsourced staff, then why not do what you like doing, writing 2 articles will probably pay for 5 hours of outsourced backlink building.
2. The 80/20 Rule (Thanks Heather!)
You should spend 20% of your time researching and building your business and 80% promoting it. This is a bit of a pain if like me you hate promotion but it’s got to be done. This way you drastically increase your chances of success.
3. Spread the Load
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. try to give yourself 3 or 4 streams of income then if one dies you have others that can be built up to fill in the gap. I would always recommend starting with AdSense as your first stream, it’s easy and you learn a hell of a lot that will be useful when you start to build up your other income streams.
Finally, 2 bits of information for you…
Firstly if you got the Leverage Your Articles report I did a few months back (it’s included as a bonus if you sign up to my mailing list using the form in the sidebar) then you really should check out Jonathan ledgers The best Spinner. I tested this a few months back and thought it was one of the worst spinners I had ever tried. But I now hapilly take all that back. He worked on it and developed it into a really awesome tool. It’s currently free while it’s in beta so you can see if it’s something you would use before it becomes a paid tool on February 1st.
Secondly I am going to be offering a limited WordPress Goldmine Special Offer You can get in on a $1 Trial so if you want to check out the forum now is the time. Affiliate Promotion is only open to current members so if you are a member grab your links from the members area and check out the videos I’ll be adding to the forum giving you ideas how to promote the offer.