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Do You Have What it Takes to Be an Internet Marketer?

Presented By: EJ Cooksey | 10/25/2009 03:44:00 PM

This isn't a test or anything, just a few simple questions to ask yourself before jumping into the internet marketing arena...

Do you like to learn new things?

  • Even if they make you crazy trying to figure them out? If you like to stay where you're comfortable, warm, and happy, then you're not going to want to break out, try new things, get soaked a few times, and get to the spot where you're making some righteous coin.  If you truly want to embark on this internet marketing path, expect to learn new things - a lot of new things - and expect that some of them will be hard for you at first.  You have to challenge yourself to grow.
Are you afraid?
  • Realize that everyone is afraid and has doubts at some point in their career as an internet marketer. Take action anyway.  Don't be that guy who works hard to create his first ebook, and it's really good, but won't actually put it out there for sale because it's not perfect.  The problem is not that it's not perfect, the problem is he is afraid of failing.
Will you allow yourself to fail? 
  • Failing is part of learning.  You need to pick yourself back up after your screw up or fail at something, learn from your mistakes, and go forward.  Yes, you might want a band-aid for that hit you just took, but you should develop the mindset that you just paid for some valuable education and you know what to do now.  You also need to know that it's not personal when your product fails to meet your income expectations.  Learn as you earn.
Can you focus?
  • Many wannabe marketers tend to reach for the latest product that pushes their buttons.  They believe the marketer and just know it will work for them this time.  They spend a lot of time reading sales letters and buying products, and very little time focusing on one business model and working it 200 percent until it's making them a good income.
Can you be your own boss?
  • Successful internet marketers start off pushing themselves much harder than any boss ever did. They realize if they want to make the big bucks they have to work hard in the beginning, and smarter later.  You have to be able to tell yourself "no" as in no TV, no MySpace, no online games until the work you set out to do is accomplished.
Can you figure out where to get help?
  • Whether it's researching an answer on or offline, or reaching out to a person in the know, you will need to find answers to the puzzling issues and problems you come across.  Sometimes the answer is a simple YouTube away, but if you don't look for the answers in the usual and unusual places you're going to end up dead in the water.
Are you comfortable with selling? 
  • This is big.  No matter what product you create, you are going to have to sell it. You can't get anywhere being the "apologetic marketer" but you don't have to push your agenda down people's throats either.  Find a happy medium where you can be true to yourself, but also actively sell your product.
Are you a control freak?
  • This one is tough for many people.  They want to do everything, control every aspect of their business.  But in reality, handling all the minute details is holding them back - preventing their business from growing.  Find outsourcers you trust and build your team.  Please forget that you can do it better yourself.
Can you network? 
  • Internet marketing is not about going it alone, even if you are the only person working in your little home office.  You need to build relationships with other marketers, not only so you can converse with people who "get" what you're doing, but also so you can help each other out.  They'll give you constructive criticism when you ask them to look over your product, throw pointers your way regarding your copywriting, and help you with your marketing funnel ideas.  In turn, you do the same for them - show them how to install that script or give them a testimonial for their latest product.

Again, this is not a test, but some questions you should ask yourself.  Be honest with your answers and go from there.

To Your Success!

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How Not To Succeed in Internet Marketing

Presented By: EJ Cooksey | 10/23/2009 08:21:00 PM

While it may seem hard at first, you can succeed with internet marketing given you have a great desire to learn, you are taking massive action, you've found a mentor, and you're building relationships.  
Sometimes you might find yourself doing things that are counterproductive to your true desire to be an internet marketing success. It's time for a reality check.

Are you doing any of these?

Only download FREE products.
You don't want to have to pay for anything if you can get it for free, right? Even if you have to spend a lot of time finding the free information.

Start off by jumping right into the "internet marketing" niche as your niche of choice.
IM is an interesting niche; why not try to pass yourself off as an expert when you don't know anything yet?

Learn everything by yourself.
You like to be your own island and you're a DIYer. Besides, none of the successful marketers are likely to answer any questions you might have. They're too important.

Spend a lot of time on forums.
You're not stupid; you know you can learn a lot on forums. Why, there's so much information there you'll never be able to read it all. But you're going to try.

Have plenty of ideas and starts, but don't complete anything.
You loved your idea in the beginning, but then you just get, well... bored with it and never finish it up and get it out the door. Plus, it's not perfect yet and perfection is necessary.

Don't ever follow the advice in the PDF report you just read.
While it might be true that people have become very successful using the methods explained in the report, they won't work for you because of your unique circumstances.

Seminars are for stupid people.
Those things are just a pitch fest anyway. Why should you waste your time and money?

Jump around to different business models quickly and often.
You tried one method of making money online (for one whole week) and it didn't work, so now you're trying another one that's going to be just the thing. 

Obviously I'm being very tongue-in-cheek here, but did you feel just a little uncomfortable regarding some of them? 

Turn this around and...

  •  Download only quality information even if it's not free as it can save you time searching and be exactly what you need right now.
  •  Think about positioning yourself as an expert in a niche you are an expert in and go after the profits there first.
  •  You can go above and beyond with your learning by asking others. Don't reinvent the wheel. Not every guru will have time to answer your questions, but there are many successful marketers who will. Build relationships!
  •  Learning from forums is fine, but you don't have to read everything. Limit your time on forums and don't mistake reading forums as taking action.
  •  Abandon your goal of complete perfection and get your product out there already. You can't make any money from it if you don't go live with it. You can continue to tweak it even if it is already on the market.
  •  Swallow your excuses. Many a marketer has come from very poor odds and gone on to successfully make money on the Internet.
  •  Seminars are a great way to build relationships and create joint venture partnerships that can be quite lucrative. And you could learn a thing or two from watching how the speakers market themselves and their products. 
  •  Pick a business model and don't quit unless you've given it all you've got and then some. You have to own that business model, not just dabble in it.
Now go forth and multiply your internet marketing profits.

To Your Success!

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A Wacky Weekend Dime Sale!

Presented By: EJ Cooksey | 10/09/2009 10:24:00 AM

I do hope that your week has been going great!

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