Maybe it's human nature, but it seems that we tend to focus on the negatives in life. Perhaps we're conditioned to this through the influence of the news media. How often do you see the headline news story to be anything other than negative or horrific?
In a recent TV broadcast of Joel Osteen, I heard him ask this question: "Are you remembering the wrong things?"
I heard him ask this question: "Are you remembering the wrong things?"
Listening to his message, I tried to equate what he was saying to some application for my readers. So here's what I took away from Joel's message.
We all receive multiple emails each day from people trying to sell us something. After all, we’re internet marketers. That’s what we do.
In reading those emails, do you ever think to yourself, I can’t do this? Or, I’ve tried before, but it just didn’t work for me like this guy says it did for him.
Then you remember how difficult it was trying to figure out the autoresponder or creating emails to send to your list.
Yep, that’s another thing. The list. You didn’t have an email list. You may have spent some money buying an ad or paying someone to mail for you. Again, the results were not what you hoped for.
While you did make a few dollars, it was nothing like what had been promised and certainly not enough to cover your expenses.
But those are the things you remember.
You may also remember the person whose program you joined. You attended some of the trainings, but then life got in the way.
Memories like these can get in the way of you achieving internet marketing success.
So, what should you remember?
How about thinking back to when you first got interested in internet marketing. At that point, maybe you had never spent much time online. But, since then, you’ve learned about browsers like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer (or whatever the newest name is), Firefox, and Apple’s Safari.
And, at some point you sent an email for the first time. Whether it was sent to friends or purely work-related, you learned how to do it, and BAM! You mastered sending emails.
Chalk up another success for Team You.
And, how about the money you’ve made from affiliate marketing? It doesn’t matter how much or how little. The point is, if you made SOME amount of money through affiliate marketing, you can scale that and make more. Much more.
So what if you don’t know how to do everything you need to do? You can choose to learn to do these things. Or, you can choose to pay someone else to do them for you. Either way, these things need to get done, and they CAN get done.
Instead of remembering the big disappointments of your journey in internet marketing, try reminding yourself about the smaller successes leading up to where you are right now.
These smaller successes are the key elements of internet marketing. You can put them together in a series of steps that is easily learned.
If you're determined to succeed with an online business, you can make this happen.
In case no one has ever mentioned this to you. All the successful internet marketers started out at the same place. No one was born knowing how to copy and paste, send an email, build a web page… You get the point.
Something else you may never heard is that most successful internet marketers don’t do everything themselves. They pay others to do things for them or teach them how to do them.
When you’re just starting out, you may not have the funds available to pay someone every time you need to write an email or create a web page. But it may be entirely feasible for you to get with someone who has been there, done that, and let them teach you how to get things done to help you achieve the level of success in internet marketing or other work at home or make money online activities.
If you look around, you can find plenty of people who will do this for you. But be careful. You need to make sure you're compatible with whomever you may pay to teach you - or perform tasks for you.
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