For Internet Marketing Success You Need To Do This!

Internet Marketing MentorAction!

Sounds like something you would hear on a movie set doesn’t it? The call for actors to perform, so the movie gets made and they get their fee.

It’s a simple and obvious arrangement that actually applies equally to anyone who wants to get paid.

Do your job (Take Action). Get paid.

A really simple concept, but also one that seems to be so difficult when it comes to Internet Marketing. For anything to happen, you need to take Action. Yet so many people do not.

I have to admit that I am not doing as much as I want to, but that is down to the burn-out & breakdown I suffered as an employee in 2010. It is indeed a long road to recovery and I’m getting there slowly, but surely.

Internet Marketing represents a career change for me and working on it is something I have direct control over. I can easily pace myself and ramp things up as quickly as I am comfortable with.

Procrastination or laziness have never been a problem for me, as it is the exact opposite of those two words that directly led to my crash of 2010.
Action is something I now control in moderation.

So what about you? Do you take action, or procrastinate? Does it scare you?

There are a lot of people full of good intentions, who certainly sound committed and eager to make a start. Unfortunately, just talking about it doesn’t actually make it happen. They have a multitude of readymade reasons at their disposal as to why they have not taken any action:

  • The time is not right
  • I’m waiting for the best day
  • I’ll start in the summer
  • I’m too tired

Unfortunately, using delay tactics like these will not achieve anything at all, let alone any kind of success. Waiting until you know more about it, or when something-or-other is ‘perfect’, will only doom you ultimately to failure.

Being honest to yourself is the starting point. Admit to being lazy or procrastinating, then throw caution to the wind and begin in a serious, focused manner.

Start Today. Do It Now.

I know from my own experience that making a good income from Internet Marketing is not easy. Stark testimony to this fact can be seen from the comparatively few people that are doing so, despite the many that try.

However, for those who are truly committed, the rewards can be absolutely staggering.

In my own professional career, I have held many senior positions. The last one being a senior client solutions architect in the field of enterprise IT systems for large world-wide corporations. And, as is common practice with many professions, when I have needed to acquire an understanding in an area in which I have had little or no previous experience, I would engage with someone who did have the necessary knowledge and experience.

To be guided by someone who already has expertise in a specific area ensures that you will begin on the right path and also avoid the frustration, doubts and mistakes often encountered as part of the normal process of learning.

Of course, what I am really alluding to here is the importance of engaging with a mentor as soon as you can. And as this blog is specifically about Internet Marketing, the ongoing costs of trying to find you own way through are quite often considerably more than they really need to be before you start to see any income from your efforts.

A lot of people give up with Internet Marketing precisely because they have taken what turns out to be a very hard route of attempting to do it all themselves, without realizing the tremendous cost in terms of money and their time – and leave with very little advancement of their understanding. Most walk away convinced that making money on-line is not possible and is just all a big scam. Quite often these people are also left with their hard drives bulging with gigabytes of courses, plug-ins and many other ‘Bright Shiny Objects’ all of which claim to be key to making millions of dollars on-line.

A good mentor is someone who is already successful and well respected in the industry. Someone who can show that their business has been built and is continuing to grow by using the exact same methods they teach.

This is the reason why I have invested in Dean Holland’s iPro Program.

As with many pursuits in life, there are two ways to learn:

  1. The Hard way
  2. The Easy way

Many exponents of Option 1 believe this to be the best way as it doesn’t cost anything and is ‘real world experience’. Although I agree that ultimate success or failure can only be measured in the real world, it is untrue to claim this to be a no-cost option. Costs can be considerable, both in money and time and can quite quickly exceed the perceived high cost associated with Option 2. which is of course, the cost of a mentor. Calling it ‘easy’ is also something of a misnomer, as there really are no short cuts. Consistent systematic Action is required everyday to ensure you are heading towards your goal.

The main benefit and primary advantage of Option 2, is knowing that you have been guided down the correct path to begin with, instead of having to fight, stumble and fall before (or if) you find it by yourself, as is often the case with Option 1. But, no matter which route you choose to take, joining the ranks of the successful high income earners still depends very much on your own efforts and how much you really do want it.

I wish there were short cuts, but even those who seem to be overnight successes, had to pay their dues in some way. As we all must do if we want to achieve our dreams. Many who appear seemingly out of nowhere all have some kind of back-story and have most probably spent a number of years learning the ropes and getting themselves established.

For those prepared to stick at it and commit to do what is required, I believe that Internet Marketing is one of the best ways an individual can empower themselves to gain a substantial income and establish a real long-lasting business. And, with respect to my previous comments, it is also one of the easiest. Comparatively speaking, of course.

Being aware that a lot of work is still required, I believe that Internet Marketing can provide a smoother path to financial freedom than virtually any other method that exists today.

So, what about you – are you prepared to do what it takes to grab your own share of this pie?

Mike Flanagan