For many of us when learning something new we experience a range of feelings about the new endeavor. Our feelings and confidence range from excitement to apprehension to doubt and then to excuses and then disappointingly to not even trying. It’s a pattern that we all fall into that often results in doing nothing, disappointing ourselves, yet once again. Take me for instance. I have been an avid student of marketing online for years now. I remember receiving in 2004 my first two big binders from the Internet Marketing Center run by Corey Rudl, a pioneer in internet marketing. I read through the material and thought “wow, this is great.” And, I kept on reading through the binders, getting emails from “the guys” because at the time, it really was dominated by men talking about the cars they could buy…
What did I do? I kept getting more information and overwhelmed myself and doubted what I knew. Spiraling in the exact opposite direction that I wanted to be going. I was working alright, probably earned a Masters Degree. I kept learning, exchanging, acquiring information without actually “doing revenue generating work” because as I told myself-“this stuff is so new and all these other people know so much more than me, what if I don’t really know, I just think I know or I didn’t buy the right stuff and would mess everything up”. My thoughts wasted my time and my money. Had I taken the right action, the 20% that brings in the revenue and shared what I knew rather than retreating behind yet another course, I would be so much closer to my goals now. I have learned so much, and like you know this to be true,”Just Do It” Action gives a shift in your confidence and your commitment to your goals are rejuvenated.
Recently I was working with someone on their on-line business and she said to me, how much more fun having a blog is than she thought. How writing everyday is helping her get clearer with the direction she wants to take her business. She called it invigorating. “Lets get Invigorated!” to learn internet marketing for a lifestyle. Earning $ and opening yourself up to challenges that bring awareness to the positive direction you want in your life. What are you interested in? What have you always wanted to try? What talent would you like to share? Do you want to work from anywhere? Thing of the new friends you will meet sharing your enthusiasm and authority on a subject. There are so many lifestyle benefits with an online business. Let’s get started.
Now don’t panic, you can do this. Overwhelm will be experienced. Mistakes will be made. This will not stop you from moving forward. Remember you are learning to earn, it is going to be an invigorating ride.
Disclaimer Here-Each of the five areas of internet marketing I will be writing about, are in and of themselves areas to be drilled down and focused on individually. The intent is to grow your awareness and experience about them, and then pick two or three that work best for you to focus on. The more you learn, you’ll find that narrowing your focus will offer greater benefits.
Webucation Education 5 Internet Marketing Areas –I will be writing about 5 Areas of Internet Marketing on this blog. Free reports and recommendations will be included for your reference. I only recommend what I myself have used and have experience with.
1. A Successful Blog on the WordPress Platform Self Hosted: WordPress.org Web Site Hosting, SEO Search Engine Optimization
2. An Email Auto Responder System: AWeber, Get Response, Mail Chimp, Constant Contact, I Contact
3. Content-Private Label Rights(PLR) Content-Once you start writing, did I mention that you are going to become a prolific writer, an author even? You will most likely say to yourself-“OMG”, how am I going think up, organize, and write on my topics? Besides your own interesting and knowledgeable writing, a great option is private label rights referred to as PLR. PLR are articles that have been written on 1000’s of topic by “ghost” writers that you can use as your own. I do recommend that you edit them to give them your personality, but they are time savers and sometimes life savers…
4.Podcasts, Webinars and YouTube-Put some lipstick on, you are going in front of the camera. Or on a bad hair day-doing a podcast.
5. Social Media-Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest. LinkedIn, Instagram, etc.
Recommendation-Dennis Becker, a well know internet marketer has a membership club Earn IK a Day http://bit.ly/1pzATwR There is loads of helpful information, courses, re-reinforcement and the members are equally as helpful- a really good group of people. Dennis is having a special pricing this month. $77 for 11 months and then the monthly fees are done forever (this is a good deal). Check it out, see what you think. Let me know if you have signed up, and I will be happy to have an hour call with you to go over the membership site with you and suggest what to focus on. Dennis’s facebook group the IM Inside Track has 4000+ members that share really good and insightful comments on all areas of internet marketing. Under the report tab on the navigation bar there are eight free reports http://earn1kaday.net/e1k that Dennis has written that you may find helpful.