The Keys to Online Success

keys to online successThe question is, when it comes to making money online and finding online success, do programs or business models matter? For me the answer has been both Yes and No.

Yes, because the business model that you are involved with can determine the type of success you have as well as how much work you have to put into it and how difficult a sell it is to the customer. I mean, if you do not have a product or service or opportunity that someone else is willing to pay for or get involved with then you may just be out of luck.

So you do need a proven program, no doubt about it, but I also say that programs don’t matter because if you cannot market your product or service, no matter how good it is, you may as well accept the fact that you won’t make a dime. You have to get the training and education required to learn how to generate leads, convert those leads and earn an income.

Generally speaking, there are 5 key components that you need to look at when building a business online.

  1. Program/business model
  2. Training
  3. Marketing system
  4. Mentor/coach
  5. Commitment

The first key component is getting involved with a program that is conducive to the internet marketing world. There are many different income generating programs out there. I personally am involved with a couple and they ALL generate income, but some are just better than others due to my personal requirements (I like residual income) and the amount of work I must exert to build these businesses.

The second component is training. You must get the proper training to get your project off of the ground. There are many different methods of generating targeted visitors to your site and it isn’t that difficult provided you learn and develop the skills necessary to build a business online. There are many successful marketers that provide some training, I personally have a six week training course for people that are interested in learning how to market online and it’s free. (Elite Marketing Systems Group – Six Week Intensive)

A Marketing system is extremely important for a variety of reasons, but mainly due to the fact that most people are not born hard “closers.” I mean let’s get real here, someone that is an super-awesome sales dude or dudette is probably going to find success no matter what the program, right? But what about the average person, how do they find the same success? The rest of us find online success by creating marketing systems that do the informing and selling. This is a key skill that will help the most shy person in your organization become a high earner from recruiting and sponsoring.

Having a mentor or coach around to teach you how to do all of this is HUGE! When someone with experience is willing to take you by the hand and show you “the ropes” you are about 5  steps ahead of everyone else. There is no replacement for someone that is willing to guide you through the rough waters of internet marketing or network marketing. These folks will show you what works, what doesn’t and will help you stay on the most direct path to help you achieve your goals.

Of all of these components, and all of them are important, perhaps the most important is YOUR commitment. Most of us have heard the quote, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make ’em drink.” That is true for anything – and people as well! I can show you exactly how to find markets of people looking for what you have, how to drive this targeted traffic to your sites and how to convert this traffic, but I can’t make you do the work necessary to get the systems in place and to be quite honest, if a person isn’t willing to commit to their own success, then why should anyone else?

Your own efforts will determine how far you go. Your own commitment level will be the main motivating factor as to how much success you will achieve – no matter what the business model or plan.

As I’ve stated above, all of these components are incredibly important. All of the pieces fit together to form the picture of online success, but you do have to make a choice to go after what it is that you want. Once you do that, find the program, find the training and marketing systems and the coach that will take you to the next level. You’ll just have to bring your commitment to the table, but when you do – the treasure you seek is not that far away.

 

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The Need For Real Training

real trainingHow many time have you heard someone trying to “get you into” their business talk about how you would receive all of the training and support from the company once you signed up? Of course, once you in the program those first few days are extremely exciting! as the days pass and the “new” wears off iyou start to see the holes in the program and one of the biggest is the lack of a comprehensive training system.

I think one of the things that folks really need right now is a training program, even a course with a classroom, where they can come to learn from successful marketers and business people.

You see, you have to really understand something about me. I try to run on common sense and common sense tells me that there are a lot of people out there that would like to make some extra money online and even learn how to do this stuff well enough to make a career of it and that what they need is the education required to actually be able to pull off this whole idea of working when you want and where you want. Now if I use my common sense, I’m going to end up designing and implementing some course of instruction to serve those folks.l

Hmm. Novel approach to a problem that just shouldn’t exist. I say this problem shouldn’t exist because this is the very thing that network marketing programs and internet marketing “gurus” have said that they offer is training. Most of the time you get all signed up, these folks throw you a bone in the form of a link or two and maybe a video or an ebook and call that training. They ALWAYS seem to be able to offer tools that you can buy that will help you build your business, but this always seems to be a way to help these folks pad their own wallets.

People need training, it’s as simple as that, and most businesses are not providing it. So, without a doubt, there is a huge market for real training. I’m talking about a comprehensive training package here that people can sign up for, go through and come out on the other side with information that will propel them to the next level.

So what would the average person be able to complete if they had a real, comprehensive training course that would educate them in the ways of proper internet marketing techniques, methods and strategies? My belief is that it would be a HUGE benefit and you would see a rather large group of folks able to achieve online success.

This is the thought behind my latest adventure also known as The Elite Marketing Systems Group! This group does in fact take a novice marketer, give them the information in a six-week, step by step course that will teach them how to effective market, generate traffic and convert that traffic using various, but typical systems. There is no fee associated with this training, but there is a price to pay.

First, a person that wants this training is going to have to commit to a training regimen that is similar to an online training course.

Second, there is an opportunity that is attached to this program that everyone would have to join – there is no charge for joining, so this shouldn’t be a big deal.

Other than these two requirements, there is very little else that we concern ourselves with. This, hopefully, is going to be a “game changer,” and I have every intention of changing how business is conducted. So, if you are looking for something new, something that can really help you, this may be where you want to start!

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Have You Made a Decision or a Commitment?

commmitmentA Story of 3 Frogs on a Log

A lot of people know this one, but here is goes anyway:

3 Frogs were sitting on a log in a pond. One frog decided to jump off. How many Frogs are still sitting on the log?

All of them. One simply decided to jump into the water, it never actually took the necessary action to do so.

Talk is Cheap

I speak with folks all of the time that tell me that they have decided to really do this or that and while their voices sound sincere and full of determination they don’t realize for a second that I very seldom rely on what is said, more often than not I will watch their actions to figure out if they are committed or not.

A lot of people don’t know this, some of you do, but I market a network marketing opportunity. What? Haven’t been hit over the head with one of my strategic, hard sell marketing lines??? Ah, no you haven’t. As a matter of fact, chances are that you don’t have a clue as to which network marketing company I’m involved with at all. The reason? I haven’t invited you.

Successful People Take Action

While this may sound a bit pompous and even snobbish, I don’t tell everyone about my network marketing opportunity because I am not looking for folks that tell me how much that they want to make money, I don’t want “everyone” in my business rather, I look for people that send me emails and give me phone calls about my other “lead in” opportunities. I look for those that take the initiative and actions that show me that they are committed to really getting the information they need to become successful.

Sometimes I will not answer my phones and just see who calls back. Seem a bit ridiculous? It may be, but I can tell you this. When I do offer up my opportunity to folks, I KNOW without a doubt that they will give their all. Not everyone signs up, no problem, but those that do will not make a simple decision to get involved with my company, but they will commit to building their business as well – and they do.

Are You Going After Your Dreams or Is Your Show On?

So what type of person are you? Have you made a decision to succeed or have you made a commitment to your success? There is a huge difference and not only how you look at things or are perceived by me, but a difference in your behavior. A little tip for you here, making a commitment means that you get off of the TV and free up your schedule from any other activities that are “time wasters” and use that time to free yourself from the chains of economic slavery.

So, have you made your decision today or have you made a commitment to your success?

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