To give up your job tell your boss to get stuffed that’s got to be the objective for everyone who starts Internet marketing. If that’s the case, why is it that 99.99 percent of people fail. But, as they say, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. What happens between the point someone decides they want to be an Internet marketer and the point that they fail?
I have been around six and seven-figure Internet marketers for over 20 years. During that time I have watched how they worked and been lucky enough to be able to analyze why they are successful. I am guessing that the answer to their success might well surprise you!
Successful Internet marketers do not have any qualities that you don’t have. They are not super smart. Many of them are not even of average intelligence. However, they All have one thing in common.
There is not a daydreamer amongst them! They are all action takers.
They are not afraid to fail
Successful people understand all too well that failure is part of the learning curve. If you want to give up your job, it will be necessary that you re-educate your brain to think differently. For sure, perfectionists find it harder to succeed as an Internet marketer.
The reason being there is no such thing as a perfect product or a perfect website. Fortunately, it’s not necessary to have either. Many years ago, my great friend and mentor, Sarah Staar knew a lady, who was developing the next most significant product. She spent a year developing te said product, maybe more. It was never released!
Despite the fact that we often asked how she was coming along, she kept replying it’s not perfect yet! Eventually, after about 18 months we really pressed her. She kept responding I have to keep adding things. Both of us kept saying “Why?”. That’s what updates and version 2’s are for.
However, you look at it she was frightened to release it. It also meant she wasted nearly two years of her time. Failure was inevitable because she did nothing to make that product become a product to sell. What a waste of time and effort.
Do you want to give up your job? Make it happen
All she had to do was release that product in beta. She could have told all the people that bought it, that it was in development and there will be updates. That is if she wanted to hang onto her perfectionism. She could have prepared them by her actions that the product wasn’t complete.
Better yet, she could have had a major mindset shift, and ditched the Perfectionism. To be successful as an Internet marketer you just have to be sensible enough to follow successful people. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel. The result is not going to be as significant as the Sistine Chapel.
When you are following successful people, it’s essential to have the right person to be a mentor. Sadly, many Internet marketers teach what they don’t practice in their everyday businesses. Sarah Staar is an exception. She only shows what she does in her business on a day-to-day basis.
That means as lots of things she doesn’t know about! She doesn’t use SEO, so she doesn’t teach it. Sarah is a pragmatist. She knows there are many other things she could do to increase her profitability. For instance, she could use Pinterest to drive traffic to her offers. She probably realises this would be successful, but takes a pragmatist view that she is already earning seven figures a year. Why should she embark on another learning curve?
Tell Your Boss To Get Stuffed
If you want to give up your job, then follow someone who has
A. Given up their job
B. Teaches what they actually do on a day to day basis.
You Probably Need A Change of Mindset
Dreaming of being successful is not going to make it happen! You need to make it happen. It will be your actions that will drive you forward to success. Success is not a given. You don’t have to be great to get started, but you do have to get started to be great
Being self-employed is entirely different from working for someone else. When you work for someone else, you are paid a salary at the end of the month. This remuneration has no relationship to the amount of effort and work you put in.
Profit generation is not the same when you are self-employed. When you are self-employed, you have to drive profit yourself.
Take Responsibility For Your Own Actions
This single factor alone can be quite challenging to get your head around if you’re coming from the corporate world. When you work for the people, it’s very easy to blame. You can say it wasn’t my fault. That luxury is not available to you when you are self-employed. The chances are when you start; it will just be you and your business. There will be no opportunity to blame anyone else.
That’s one of the downsides. The upside of this is that you don’t have to share the profits either. Everything you earn after you pay taxes is yours. On the other hand, you don’t have a guaranteed income.
It’s one of the reasons why self-employed people have so many tax breaks. They are businessmen, and entrepreneurs and they take a risk. It’s not for the fainthearted.
You also have to be Realistic
Success’ is not going to come to you overnight. There is a learning curve especially if you are a beginner. It’s a bit like your first day in a new job. At the end of the first day, you come home with an excruciating headache. You are confused. Who to ask? What to ask? You have no idea who to trust and whether the person you are asking the question actually knows the answer. Where is the bathroom? Where is the best coffee shop? All in all, you wonder what you’re doing and why.
Two weeks into the job and the situation is entirely different. You have learned the systems that operate and drive that company. You have begun to make friends and interact.Everything seems so much clearer than on day one.
That’s a bit like Internet marketing. At first, it is confusing, for some it can be overwhelming. You need to step back from it. The best thing to do is learn a little something and immediately put that idea into action.
If you can’t actually put it into action, then you know you don’t understand it. Then you ask someone who does know. The secret to learning Internet marketing is to learn and take action at the same time.
Don’t be confused you are either learning or earning. You can’t do both at the same time. However, you can use somebody else’s systems and put them into place until you are earning.