It’s not enough to say you want to make money or be your own boss.
Everyone wants those things, but not everyone is capable of achieving those goals. It takes a special kind of person. You don’t have to be a workaholic or be willing to engage in dodgy marketing tactics; You just need to have a few of the characteristics that are common to the most successful Internet marketers.
Internet Marketing requires deep commitment.
You have to be prepares to write and research blog posts, market the posts, build relationships on Twitter and chat and promote on Facebook. You have to engage on forums and you have to work… If you’re the type of person who changes jobs with your moods, then stick to a 9-5 gig.
You’re building an online business and it takes time, effort, and tweaking to make it work.
Perseverance and a positive attitude can make or break an entrepreneur.
You’re going to have down times. Every internet marketer does.
Something will go wrong – whether it’s a freelancer who didn’t deliver on time and threw off your launch date or a JV partnership that fell through. If you panic and shut down, you’ll tarnish your reputation as a true professional. In this industry reputation is everything.
People will be mean to you. It’s hard to get used to it, but people will take pot-shots at you from behind the scenes. They won’t like your pop-up, your theme, your choice of images, your words or sometimes your looks. You’ll find people will try and cause trouble, gossip and stir up things behind your back – and you have to stay strong. It happens to all successful business people, but it doesn’t mean it hurts any less.
The great Internet marketers don’t fly by the seat of their pants.
They believe in being meticulous planners. They make schedules and plans for their day, week, month, year, and even further down the road. They plan every step of a launch before the product development even begins. They plan every single detail they can think of. The more meticulous you are with your plans, the fewer things there are that might go wrong.
To become an authority in your niche, you need to exude confidence. Even if you’re worried, anxious, or unsure of yourself, what you project must be that you have it all together – you can’t be paralysed by fear, and that doesn’t help anyone.
Are you willing to be a student for life?
No successful marketer gets to the top and stops learning this industry. That only means you’ll eventually become the prey of another hungry marketer who’s stayed on the ball with up-to-the-minute solutions and practices in your niche so that they can become king of the mountain when you let your guard down.
You have to know how to get from point A to point B on your journey to achieving financial independence. Do you know what you’ll say when your in-laws or spouse questions your “career?” If you’re a fearless marketer, the inquisition won’t bother you a bit. I even wrote a bestseller in it’s category on Amazon in order to explain to my family what I did. You have to step up and do what it takes, and that can be tough.
If you aren’t sure how to develop a blueprint for your success, don’t know how to set and achieve goals, or have a mindset that’s not in sync with that of victory, then work on those things before you quit your day job and set off on this expedidtion.
You need to be mentally prepared for the ups and downs along the way.
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