Let me take you back a few years when I first started life
as an Internet Marketer. Upon encountering my first
experience with a site that actually sells products on the
Internet, sparks ignited and cogs turned in my mind as to
how I could replicate the same procedure and start
developing my own products and services on the 'Net.
This was the turning point that would change my life
forever. I quit my part-time job the very same week. I knew
that the Internet was the way to go and I just had to become
a part of it. Pound signs were in my eyes (not dollar signs,
as I'm British you see) and my goal from that point on would
be to learn everything I could about this new and
fascinating discovery. .
Being wet behind the ears at this time and not really having
a clue as to what was going on, I bravely entered the world
of Internet Marketing with wide eyes and an open mind, not
realizing what I was getting myself into. .
I'm sure some of you are at the exact same point in your
lives right now. You've seen the potential for the Internet,
you've heard the stories of success that have been told a
thousand times over. Now you want to concentrate on
something for yourself. Your own product or service. Your
own online marketing venture. Your own creation. .
Well, congratulations. You have reached step one. But it's
where you go from here that will make a whole truckload of
Let me be blunt. Internet Marketing is not easy. It's a very
time-consuming and bumpy journey. There are mistakes to be
made and lessons to be learned. The myth of "build it and
they will come" is just that. A myth. It doesn't apply in
the virtual world. Instead, the correct phrase is "work hard
and you will achieve." .
The purpose of this article is to give you some insight in
developing the right frame of mind and attitude needed
before venturing into this hard, yet very rewarding and
exciting business environment. .
Believe me, I'm preaching from experience. It's only
recently that I finally learned to put the pieces together
and realized EXACTLY what I had been doing wrong. .
Here is what I learned... .
The Internet is still very much in it's infancy. Although
billions of dollars in profits are being made every year
online, no one has really found out the exact in's and out's
of online marketing. Even the "gurus" are learning something
new every day. What you'll need to learn isn't taught in any
school or college. It really is THAT new. .
When you go into Internet marketing, you're venturing into a
realm with no official rules on "what" exactly you should be
doing. It took me over two years to find out what it is that
I need to do. .
Look before you leap. Learn everything you can about
Internet marketing. "Work like crazy" is the best way to put it. .
Insomnia is probably an Internet marketer's most common
problem. While I'm spending the early hours of the morning
still tapping away at the computer, from another room in my
house I've got the family screeching in my ear "Turn off
that damn machine!" .
The Internet is a drug. I mean it. Once you start, you're
hooked. And there's no turning back. To top it off, passing
out at 3-4 a.m. every morning, then having to wake at 7 a.m.
doesn't do anyone any good. .
That's why you MUST be productive. The Internet is a mass of
information that will overwhelm you at any given moment if
given the chance. You're not expected to learn the whole
concept of Internet marketing in one day, so get some sleep! .
Seriously, no one really talks about "sleep and the Internet
marketer." They pass the late nights/early mornings off as
the "norm." (Yes, even the headache that follows in the
morning.) Don't let this same happen to you. Take the "early
to bed, early to rise" approach. I recently started this
routine and it's so much better: Asleep by 11 p.m., awake at
7 a.m. It works wonders! .
NOW, HERE COMES THE IMPORTANT PART .... .
Self-Motivation and Dedication .
SM & D are the absolute top-dogs of success. The common
denominator of my marketing success would have to be
attributed to the fact that I always maintain a strong sense
of motivation and dedication.
If you take a look at ANY success story and grasp the one
element of similarity between them, you'll notice that
virtually EVERY self-made, successful person has this one
super-important object of success in their mind.
The ever-important BURNING DESIRE OF SUCCESS.
I tell you now, in complete honesty, that this is the
absolute most important thing you will ever have. If you've
got the white-hot desire to succeed, and if you'd do
anything to reach your goal without even CONSIDERING for one
single millisecond the thought of quitting, then you're
miles ahead of the rest.
I could easily fill up 500 pages of information on this
topic alone, but I won't. Instead, I'm going to give you
some recommended reading.
Head over to Amazon.com and search for the following two books:
Think & Grow Rich
Striking it Rich
They're only a few bucks each, and as stated on the front
cover of "Think & Grow Rich," by Napoleon Hill, "this book
could be worth a million dollars to you."
I'll let Mr. Hill take it from this point, and I'll leave
you with one simple formula that works time after time, and
which is the reason behind creating many successful people:
Burning Desire + Dedication = GUARANTEED SUCCESS
You CAN and WILL succeed
I'm telling you, you CAN and WILL succeed. This goes with
anything in your life, not just Internet marketing. What
counts is your frame of mind.
Age, location, ethnic origin, gender, or any other
individuality have absolutely no part in your success.
To put this idea into perspective, I'll tell you a little
about myself. I first started online marketing while still
in my early teens. Since I was 14 or 15 years old, I've had
the desire to become successful.
Living in England doesn't make it any easier, either. When I
tell someone that I'm an Internet marketer, they just look
at me with a blank expression as if to say "what the heck is
It took months of convincing my friends and family that
Internet marketing was actually a real thing. When I tell
people that many Internet marketers (including myself) are
earning in excess of thousands of dollars every MONTH
online, you can sense their skepticism by the tone of their
However, I never for one second let their negative,
disbelieving attitude, or my age and location, get in the
way of my goal. My goal was to become a successful Internet
Marketer, and that's what I did.
In the past two weeks alone I've processed over $4,000 in
orders. And compared to many other marketers, this isn't
even a glimpse of what they're earning. The big names (I say
big names, and NOT big companies) are earning in excess of
tens of thousands of dollars every month.
The figures are baffling. Where in the "real" world could
someone not-long-since-a-teenager earn a doctor's wage from
working from the comfort of his or her own home in slippers
and night gown? This isn't one of those never-true
We're now living in a world where it's possible. Owning a
legitimate and successful online business is one of the most
rewarding things you can ever do. It's not just about the
money, it's the fact that you get to converse with people
all around the world who become your friends. You also have
the freedom of a lifestyle that you could only dream of
before the Internet.
I'm not telling you this to brag, or even to knock your
current situation. I'm telling you this because I KNOW that
if you work hard, you have a genuine desire for success, and
you're willing to do whatever it takes to achieve this, that
you CAN and WILL succeed.
The young man from the little town in Grimsby, England, with
no previous business experience and no management skills did
it. Yes, that's me. You can do it, too.
Do yourself a favor. Read the recommended books I told you
about earlier in this article and give yourself a genuine
reason why you want to succeed. If you work at something
enough, you never know, it might just happen.
Best of success to you.