I get asked a lot what the “secret” is to being successful in Internet marketing. It’s not about products, tools, or cutting edge tactics.
More than anything, it comes down to 2 key skills:
1. Persistence – if you’re gonna’ make it as an Internet marketer, you need to expect challenges and setbacks and be willing to keep going. No one is an overnight success. If your thought is you’ll ‘give Internet marketing a try’ and see if it works I can save you the trouble–quit now. To be successful you need to commit and don’t settle for less than your goals.
When I was starting out, I had a zip drive stolen that had ALL my marketing stuff on it–3 months worth of ideas, marketing tools, info products–everything I had done to that point in Internet marketing. It was GONE. But I didn’t quit. I started over and stayed determined to make it.
2. Acuity - along with persistence, you need to always evaluate what you’re doing and what results you’re getting, and modify your approach. Some things you try will work, and some won’t. It’s important to recognize what’s working and expand on it, and recognize what’s not working and stop doing it. Persistence is important, but you don’t want to keep ramming your head into a brick wall.
By constantly looking at what you’re doing and adjusting your approach, you keep getting closer and closer to your goals.
If you adopt those 2 skills and take it to heart, you have what you need to succeed.
Make it happen…