Start with right MINDSET!
So here you are, willing to jump into the online marketing world and learn to swim… Yet I tell you, if you jump in with wrong mindset then soon you will jump out, totally frustrated and discouraged.
I have gone through the initial process, have done quite a reading and observing and have found that in the very beginning we need to address these 3 issues:
You have to address these things first or otherwise you will fail soon. So please DON’T SKIP the next! If you plan to swim over the lake you also do the analysis first, don’t you? You calculate whether you have enough strength to get to the other side but you also think what you will do if the problems happen (a cramp, you get tired etc). It is the same here.
Believing that you can do it
Somebody has said that if we do not believe that we can succeed then we won’t. And it is very true. Especially when you have to go through difficult times. As long as you believe that you are able to reach your goals you keep pressing on. Yet as soon as you lose this belief then you also lose your motivation to work for it. It does not take long before you give up.
There are numerous successful marketers out there who themselves started from the scratch (like you and me) and they tell you TaskRabbit Review that it IS POSSIBLE to succeed. Why then so many stop? Because they don’t REALLY believe that they can do it. They try few weeks and if they encounter the first hardships they get discouraged and quit.
So before jumping in we have to set our mindset right – believe that we can do it. It is probably the hardest thing of all – to believe. So this is where I want to help you. On this OnlineMarketingMotivational.com I want to motivate you to keep believing.
Taking action and not giving up
There are numerous definitions of “success” but my favorite one is something like this: “If you know where you are (point A) and know where you want to get (point B) and start moving toward it then every step that you make toward it, is success.” So to get to this point B we need to take action. Without taking action we never reach anywhere. Plain and simple.
So to succeed we want to:
If you don’t stop… or turn around… or change the course then one day you will reach your goals.
So before you jump in, you want to make sure that you are willing to go until to the end point, don’t you?
Take a short break, think about it – are you willing to go until to the end?
STOP! Don’t just say: “Yes, I am willing!” It does not help you much. You have to think about it. Seriously! Ask yourself: “If I start now, AM I willing to go UNTIL to the end?”
Now if you have made your mind then set your eyes to your goals and start moving. Do it every day, more or less but always press on.
Consistency is another very important thing that we have to address before we jump in. If we are not consistent then we will fail. Take whatever courses (language, some musical instrument…) – they all teach you the same thing: If you want to learn it then you have to be consistent. Even if you do just a little bit but do it every day, it is still way better than in one day you work 16 hours and then skip then next 2 weeks.
So think seriously about it – are you WILLING TO work for your campaign consistently! Maybe you are willing to but are you also ABLE TO? It is very important! You have to address this issue right now – before you get engaged.
Logical two questions then are these: “How much time I have to invest every day? And how long?”
Well, it depends. The more you can afford the better, and the faster you move forward. Yet if you want some numbers as a guideline then I have read that 10 hours per week is absolute minimum and then it takes about 3 to 6 months to see some results. But even then it is worth it – even if after 6 months you will see the first fruits and it gives you the extra motivation! Actually it is pretty much the same with farmers. They sow first and then they wait for months until they can harvest. This is how life is.
You don’t have to work literally every single day. The Bible also says that work 6 days and on 7th day have a rest. So no problem if you take one-two days per week for rest. I personally do not work on Sundays. But you still have to decide now – you want to work regularly on your online campaign.
How long? It is long-term project. You probably want to go full time. Many very successful online marketers tell us that the first 2-3 month they did not see any income. It usually takes 6 to 18 months until they can quit their jobs and do it full time. It takes some time but it definitely pays off later.
Very many fail online because of this very fact – they approach it as a 100m or 200m race while it is actually a marathon. If you approach it from the very beginning as a marathon then you will most probably succeed. Just because your mindset is right.
So before moving forward I ask you to take a piece of paper (DON’T SKIP it!) and write down the following questions with your answers. Your approach should be that your campaign will be as a marathon – it will be long term. Here set your mind from 6 months to 1 year minimum (1 year is better option). If you succeed faster – good, but if you won’t then you won’t get discouraged. Now write down the questions and answers:
Now put this piece of paper into your purse. Keep it so that you can have a look sometimes and get motivated.
Great! If you seriously addressed these previous issues here then you are already much better prepared to enter into online marketing world than most of the other people.
3 things that you need
Now we get more technical and I introduce you another set of requirements that we need. Most of the successful online marketers say that there are only 3 requirements that you really need in order to succeed:
You need a website
Why do you need a website? Because websites are building blocks of the internet. There are many different options to earn money online (tutoring, speed typing, photoshopping etc) but if you want to get your regular and serious income from the internet then everybody tells you that there is only one option – to have a website.
It might be scary, but you should no be afraidt! These days it really requires seconds to build a website. I tried that and it was true – it is possible to build a fully functional website just in 30 seconds! Impressive, isn’t it? I’ll cover it later. There are also great step-by-step courses and instructions available and you don’t need to pay a cent for it.
You need help (a support team)
Here are 2 problems:
We need help but where do we get trustworthy help?
You need to learn and practice regularly
I am a teacher and when observing the students I have noticed that those who learn diligently and put it into practice also succeed. They often make mistakes and get also stuck. But those who listen me and follow my instructions (put into practice) finally succeed.
Another interesting thing is that every next project that the students had to do became more natural for them. They developed their skills and what was once painfully difficult had become habitual later.
It is exactly the same here: we want to learn and then practice. It is probably quite painful first but we when we practice regularly we develop our skills and finally we can easily handle them.
Good place to get all these 3 things – and it is FREE
There are tons of options to learn about online marketing. But not all are trustworthy. Actually, tons of them are scams that are there just to trick you and get your money. So you should be very careful.
Yet NOT ALL are scams! There are some very good and serious platforms out there only you have to find them. I want to suggest you one that I personally have found extremely good and trustworthy. It is also good because there you can get all these 3 things (website, training, help) from one place and it is all FREE. Really!
It is a great community of people who help and support each other to build up their online businesses. There are 10,000′s of people and it is very friendly and supportive environment! I personally have not seen other place like that to learn about online marketing.
Not only that! You will find different courses starting literally from A, B, C. And it is FREE – you don’t have to pay anything. This is what you get when you register for free:
Why it is free? Because you want to try it first, don’t you? It is the same as if you want to buy a new phone – you go to store and before you buy you want to try it. It is the same here. The scams require you to pay first and if you don’t like their product then you will have a headache to get your money back. Most often you even won’t.
Here you don’t have to pay. You just register and start. There is a PREMIUM option too (later you should consider this as it gives you access to even much more) but my suggestion is that right now go and register yourself as a STARTER (with 0$ per month) and do all the free stuff first. I registered myself as I need help and support. Look at this very website here. I made this website following the instructions in those courses.