- 1 “Discover what is the number one thing a newbie marketer needs?”
- 1.1 So, What Are The 5 Must Haves And Have I Got Them?
- 1.1.1 5. A Positive Mindset
- 1.1.2 4. Give Up 1 Hour a Day
- 1.1.3 3. What Are You Passionate About?
- 1.1.4 2. Determination
- 1.1.5 Patience
- 1.1.6 Acres of Diamonds
- 1.1.7 So, are you willing to be patient?
- 1.1.8 Do you have determination?
- 1.1.9 Are You passionate about something?
- 1.1.10 Can you commit to an hour a day?
- 1.1.11 And are you ready to banish all feelings of negativity?
- 1.2 Then you would be wise to create a FREE account at Wealthy Affiliate, where you can be taken by the hand and guided through how to create a successful online business.
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- 1.1 So, What Are The 5 Must Haves And Have I Got Them?
“Discover what is the number one thing a newbie marketer needs?”
When we come online looking to start making an income from the internet, we are told so many different things! It is difficult to know what is needed to be a success. Is it this strategy? Is it that business model?None of that makes any difference really – Yes you heard that right!You see, people are making money with nearly every business model out there and you can be no different. It just comes down to what floats your boat!Some people like affiliate marketing (our favourite!), others like ecommerce. Some people like forex, others like the thought of working with local businesses. The choice is yours.But there are 5 things which ALL online marketers MUST have, in order to find success. Without these 5 things you might as well go back to your day job and forget about all this making money online stuff!
So, What Are The 5 Must Haves And Have I Got Them?
We will count them down in reverse order, so keep reading to find out what the No.1 must have is for every newbie online marketer.Like I say, without them you are doomed from the start.
Hold onto your hat here we go…
5. A Positive Mindset
We could wax lyrical about having a positive mindset for days, trust me, and for many they feel like they have heard it all before! But, the bottom line is that without one you will allow yourself to talk yourself out of success. Today’s society and the media are set up to control the minds of everyday people. That is why all you ever hear on the news and in the papers is bad news and fear. In fact, if you turn on your TV all the dramas that are coming out now are all about negative things. Murder, infidelity, doom and gloom are the order of the day. This is because it keeps you feeling down and therefore open to suggestion by governments and the media!
Successful people will tell you that they do not watch the news or read the papers. Yes they may scan the headlines just to keep up on what is happening around the world but they do not become invested in it.Try switching off from the papers and the news for 30 days and see how much more positive your outlook is on life – you will be surprised!Quite apart from anything else that time can be better used with No.4 which is coming up.Continuing with the positive mindset, we start our day, every day by writing down 10 things that we are grateful for. This makes you feel alive and gratitude is a wonderful feeling. It also opens up your mind to accept more things to be grateful for.
4. Give Up 1 Hour a Day
If you are going to be successful with your online business, then you MUST commit to an element of time as often as you can. There is a quote which runs true: “Today I will do what others won’t so tomorrow I can do what others can‘t.” Be prepared to commit to 1 hour a day to take action on your business. Many people say, “but I can’t , haven’t got an hour a day!” To those people I say “I bet you have!” and “If you want to change your future, you will find the hour!” Stop watching the news, stop smoking, stop reading the paper, stop wasting time on Facebook – believe me, you will find an hour!”One hour a day from Monday to Friday will definitely move your online business forward. It is the same with anything – the more you put in, the more you will get out.
3. What Are You Passionate About?
There are differing opinions on this but after nearly 11 years of running an online business, I can honestly say that to be successful it makes sense to start by choosing a niche that you are at least interested in. If you have a passion for something, even better! Why do I say this?
Because, you will be writing blog posts about this subject several times a week for months to come. So, what do you like? Do you have a hobby? Do you have a skill? Maybe you are good with your hands or your current job enables you to be good at something? Whatever it may be, I am sure you can make money from it.
Without determination you will NOT succeed. You will hit road blocks along the way. Maybe writers block! Maybe some technical aspect of creating your website! After nearly 11 years we still need determination as we learn something new every day. I love this quote from Calvin Coolidge “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
It sums it up beautifully! Be persistent, keep on going when the going gets tough. Thomas Edison also said when trying to create the light bulb, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work!”
Here it is – the Number 1 thing a newbie marketer needs! Patience. Bet you never thought it would be that did you!
You can keep all the bells and whistles, all the strategies and business models. If you do not have patience you will fail miserably! We have seen so many people come online looking to create an income and give up before they saw success. This is partly down to the society we now live in. Everything is set up to deliver things to you instantly or tomorrow at the latest! We are not prepared to wait for things to happen anymore. We have no patience!
“He that can have patience can have what he will.” ―
When you start building your website and writing posts, you will be writing to nobody. It will be like being on stage in front of an empty stadium. It takes about 3 months before your blog starts to get noticed by Google. And that is only if you are writing regularly and of a high enough quality. But it is like a tap. One day you have a trickle of website visitors and the next the growth curve just takes off! Like a tap being turned on. Once this happens you are off and running. Success is just around the corner.
Acres of Diamonds
Back in the late 19th century a guy named Russell Conwell wrote a book called Acres of Diamonds. It was about a man who hears that there is gold in them there hills and sells his farm to go off hunting for it. He fails! However, the guy who bought his farm finds gold on his land and becomes rich beyond his wildest dreams. This proves that you should look in your own backyard, so to speak, before you go off in search of something elsewhere. If the first guy had shown patience he would have found the gold mine on his own land.