Thursday 27 June, 2013

How to Learn Internet Marketing – Get out and Do It

Stop downloading information products on internet marketing RIGHT NOW. Stop reading the Warrior Forum immediately. There is only one way to learn internet marketing and that’s to get out there and do it.

There is a wealth of information about online business out there. This is a good thing, but it can be too much. You can easily suffer from information overload, and then you find yourself spinning your wheels and never getting started.

Think of the pioneers years ago who forged the trail we all follow through the wilderness. They figured out how to make a living through the internet and there were no info products or forums to help them along the way. They had to rely on their own business skills and the willingness to tinker until something worked. They just did it, and that’s still the best way to learn internet marketing.

The Formula for Success

Here is a simple formula success that you can’t go wrong with.

*  Take action

*  See the effects

*  Make necessary changes and try again

If you succeeded, figure out why and replicate it. If you failed, figure out why and learn a lesson from it. As you repeat each process, document it and then you’ve got a winning operating procedure. Rinse and repeat, as the old cliché says.

Fear of Failure

The real challenge is facing failure. If you’re afraid to get started, it’s probably because you’re afraid of your efforts bombing. It may not be so much fear. Maybe you just don’t want to waste your precious time and money only to have it fail.

But this is the true learning in internet marketer. Ask any pro and they’ll regale you with stories of sinking thousands into campaigns that went nowhere. Of course it hurt at the time, but now they know they learned valuable lessons you’d never get from an info product.

Don’t Do It Alone

I mentioned the Warrior Forum earlier. I don’t mean to smear it. If you use it to learn and network, and not to waste time, it can be useful. You have a great advantage over the pioneers in that there are lots of others you can connect with, and this is a good thing to do.

It’s good to have a mentor. This is someone older and further along than you. They can help you speed up your learning curve and avoid costly mistakes. But don’t expect them to do everything for you. Their job is to light the way, but you still have to go alone.

You can also pick up this knowledge indirectly by associating with more experienced people online. One way to do this is by providing services. For example, if you’re a writer or website builder, you can pick your clients’ brains and find out what they’re doing. This will give you ideas you can use in your own marketing.

But be careful who you associate with. Avoid those that are lazy and expect everything to be given to them; avoid people who are unethical and deceive others to make money; keep away from folks who are negative because their negativity can rub off on you.

I, Entrepreneur

The most important thing in success at internet marketing is to think of yourself as an entrepreneur. You’re not looking for the magic button that’s going to squeeze money from the internet. Rather, you’re building a business, even if it’s just you and your PC.

Bob Steele

Bob Steele is an entrepreneur, software developer, marketer, and author living in the Denver metropolitan area. He’s an avid outdoorsman who loves skiing, hiking, fishing, boating, and just plain having fun. His interests include games, space, technology, physics, cooking (well eating actually), economics, business, internationalism, and team sports. With over thirty years of professional consulting experience, Bob has been exposed to many diverse business models and has gained a sensible approach to life. Bob’s company, WaveCentric is focused on commerce, marketing, and entertainment related products.

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