When considering Affiliate marketing as an online business, it is VERY difficult to ignore the "hype" and frequency of the sales pitches from all of those "$8,000 in only 4 days" claims. However, it is NOT about signing up and then checking your bank account. Initially, it is all about YOU and what you will need to bring to the table in order to join the ranks of successful Internet Marketers.
A typical training series may well start out, "In the coming weeks, you will ." First, if your reaction to "in the coming weeks" is, "c'mon, cut to the chase and show me the money", . you will probably not gain any benefit, because . The Magic Pill Does Not Exist! Your earning potential on the Internet is limited only by your desire and bull-dogged determination to succeed. If you charge off like Indiana Jones in search of the Magic Pill to Riches, well, hopefully you like fantasies that don't have a happy ending.
Learn, strictly follow your plan, be consistent, don't get distracted, and you will become one of the Success Stories! Let's establish obtainable goals * You want to attain financial security. You want to be in charge and in total control of your business. * You do not want your business to envelop your life. * You want to be proud of what you have accomplished. * You want to help other people succeed. You are reading this because you probably fall into 1 of 3 categories: * You are EXPLORING entering the field of online marketing and wish to achieve the above stated goals.
* You have ENTERED the field of Internet marketing, but are getting frustrated in trying to achieve these goals. * You have ESTABLISHED a successful business model with another product, have it on virtual autopilot, and are looking to reinvest your time into another potential stream of income. If you are a 1 or 2, you need what 3 has .
an established, successful, business model. To do that, you must follow a focused, organized, step by step plan. In spite of all the extravagant promises you will see as you explore possibilities, the fact remains that your success will be determined by your consistent commitment to reaching your goals, one step at a time. Your Timing Could Not Be Better . World wide, online sales are currently estimated at 600 billion dollars per year, and increasing dramatically.
Your $100k per year is waiting for you, but you'll never grab it maintaining a shotgun approach and hoping for the best. But what about those bank statements that you see showing $400 per day in sales? Well, many of these claims are probably true. And, those sales may well have been generated by that particular product. However, what you aren't told about is the rock solid business plan/marketing strategy that this person has developed over months, or even years, depending upon the amount of time and commitment that was available. As an example, if you were planning on preparing a wonderful 5 course dinner for some very special guests, would you not agree that intimate knowledge of each menu item would be necessary to accomplish your goal? In order to become a successful Internet marketer, the same is true.
Each component of your business plan must be completely developed and set in motion before your profits will explode. Are we talking about those 2 four letter words . Hard Work??? Yep, and we also need to throw in time, consistency, organization, goal orientation, some money, and determination. Don't move towards the "page close" key yet. Here are some words that will make all of the above worthwhile: fun, challenging, personally rewarding, own boss, freedom, network/friend building, and most of all, financial security NOW and for the future.
Unlike our culinary example above, where extensive training and practical application is required BEFORE you begin to make money, as an Internet marketer, you can begin making money IMMEDIATELY, and each subsequent building block will help to increase your income exponentially. The more that you consistently put in, the greater your long term rewards. You will find ebook and FREE offers available virtually every day. Many are a source for good information and perhaps a potential profit generator. Then again, some are not.
Always remember the mantra . "Take the Best and leave the Rest". Focus on those available tools that will help you TODAY, not kinda, sorta, maybe down the road. Almost overnight, you'll discover that you have more "new best friends" than you know what to do with. You must become very selfish with your valuable time.
You must be selfish with your time. If you have committed 2 hours to work on your online business, don't waste 1 hour opening emails and chasing websites that sound interesting. Save them for future viewing and accomplish your daily projects first.
As your online business is growing, there is no doubt that you will purchase something that just doesn't work out. Be thorough, ask yourself if this product will help you now, or does it just seem too good to pass up. Everyone has lost money online at some point. But always remember, you can recover lost money, but you can never recover lost time! One of the most enjoyable aspects of developing an online business is the amount of creativity that you can use.
There are many techniques for developing opt-in lists, advertising, search engine optimization, etc. Find a program or product that really interests you. Conduct a search and read what people have to say about it.
Ask about it in forums. Set on it, get over the hype, and look again. If you're still excited . go for it. Success will NOT come to you .
you MUST take action! It is certainly helpful to mimic successful marketers, but you will find that your growth will be much greater IF you strive to understand exactly how all of the pieces fit together in order to make the whole. Be a student at all times, not someone else's employee. The steps to success for an online business are no different than developing any other business . Learn . Develop . Apply.
Your success will be determined to a great extent by what is "between your ears". There is absolutely no need to re-invent the wheel . After all, it is Your Story . begin writing it.!.
While enjoying the natural splendor of the "Big Island" of Hawaii, USA is enticing, the author finds time to pursue his interest in Internet marketing. For your FREE "Internet Martketing Basic Training" manual (SELECT the "My Role ..." article), and other Affiliate Marketing Training tips, tools, and strategies, visit http://now4u-website.com