How to REALLY Succeed Online

Finding Online Success

So you want to know how to really succeed online? This post is for all of you newbie, bright-eyed marketers that believe there is some magic formula, some secret software that the rest of us use, to make money online. Yep, that’s right, I’m on one of my freakin’ rants again, but this one is absolutely true too!

Succeed Online With Effective Marketing

First step in succeeding online is that you realize that these programs and bells and whistle type products that will solve world hunger are not the most important commodity. You have to recognize that it doesn’t matter how good, or even how bad a product is, that it is YOUR ability to market that product that makes the difference.

You can take the best product out there right now and someone that knows exactly how to market and promote can take a crummy product and make a ton more than you, just because they know how.

Yep, if you know how to promote and market your program, product or service then you are going to make money, you are going to add members to your team, you are going to win at this online game.

Get Rid of the Negativity

IF, however, you don’t learn how to effectively market your stuff then the reverse is true and you will lose money like crazy. You will be one of those idiots that sits around and talks about how no one really succeeds online, that all the money making programs out there are nothing but scams and whine and whimper. The problem with that crap is that if you are successful in convincing others of this b.s. then you can do some real damage to someone that could truly use an online program to earn a living.

Brand Yourself an Expert

Second, you need to start marketing yourself. You need to be “the expert,” the one that people look to when they want some information on how to start promoting their opportunity. Hint here: Don’t come across as a new and inexperienced marketer. That’s not to say that when you are asked a question that you do not know the answer to you throw out a lot of b.s. Seriously, if you don’t know, you don’t know, but you can find out. Then you call the next person up or someone that YOU respect and ask them. Find the answer and follow up with the answer – gives you a lot more credibility!

Develop a Strong Work Ethic

So how do you market yourself and effectively market your opportunity? It’s a little thing I like to call work. You create blogs and write articles for you blog and the article directories, you produce videos, you create web 2.0 properties such as squidoo lenses, you write ebooks, make power point presentations. You post on craigslist – not with that same old worn out referral or affiliate link, but a link to your latest video telling people why they need to work with YOU – the expert!

Thought this all would be easy? Think again. Simple, yes, easy, no. The question really is, “Is this worth it?” That answer, for me, is very simple – Hell yes it’s worth it! I love this, I have a passion for it. I love to create material and I love to help others see the light so to speak and get them on the right track.

Is everyone going to succeed? No, they aren’t – for many different reasons, but the main reason is because they are not “coachable” and they give up when things get tough. This business is not for wimps, this business is for those that have a dream and commit to achieving that dream.

Just in case you missed it, that is how you really succeed online.

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On the Lookout for Committed Business Builders

How many times have you heard someone tell you that they really want to build a business because they are tired of working for so and so company and their boss is a real jerk and they just want to go out and build a business so they can buy their freedom and have time to spend with their family and blah, blah, blah – only to have this person look at you and say something like, “Yeah, but Tuesdays I need to leave open because MY show is on!” What?

Look, business is business and I don’t care if you are building the newest and latest McDonald’s restaurant or the slickest cancer treatment center or a blog that you hope will set you apart from your competition, success never depends on making a decision to build a business, it requires you making a commitment to build your business.

If you don’t understand this concept, I can tell you that you have never built a successful business. I don’t care who you are. As soon as you lose your focus and stop committing to taking action in a consistent and persistent way towards achieving your business goals, it ain’t happening for you!

This may sound mean or whatever, I don’t really care, but until you stop beating around the bush and commit to your own success I’m not interested in helping you one single bit. It’s not fair to me, it’s sure as hell not fair to those that ARE committed and want to build something big and it’s not even fair to you.

The people that build businesses, that create large organizations are those that are willing to take the time and make the effort that other people aren’t willing to do. This isn’t a judgement either, I don’t care if you are interested in my business opportunity or not, that’s up to you, but once you make the decision to join my team I require a commitment from you to the team we are going to build together. I require a commitment from you when things are tough and your organization isn’t growing like you want it to. I require a commitment from you when things are great, you are making money, but someone on your team is struggling.

I am ALWAYS on the lookout for committed business builders and leaders. These are the folks I want to spend time with, these are the individuals I want my family to associate with and these are the folks that I am going to help and together we are going to build the largest and biggest organization ever known to network marketing. That’s why I’m on the lookout for committed business builders and if you are one I want to talk to you! If you are not willing to make that commitment, then go join someone else’s organization – I’m not intersted.

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Over Optimization Was Cool, Now It’s Kickin’ My Butt!

A Spankin’ From Google

OK, so we got the Google slap…what’s next. Well, over the next few weeks you are sure to see me changing up a whole bunch of stuff! (Funny how fast you can learn about “good” seo vs. “bad” seo!)

I never really did any black hat stuff for Make Money Online Anywhere, well not black hat seo techniques like we used to think of as black hat anyway. The problem for me, and I’m pretty sure Google is still figuring out exactly what they are wanting to do here, is that my linking techniques seem to be in the realm of “we don’t like that” for Google.

I’ve used Unique Article Wizard almost the entire time I have been online and it was a blog network that served me very well for quite some time. I trained people how to rank well by using UAW and, as mentioned, used it exclusively to rank my own blogs.

About mid-March however, I noticed that UAW wasn’t “working” quite as well as it had been – I just wasn’t seeing the results I was used to. And then last week I saw a ton of sites drop from the first page of Google for many key phrases. Even my own blog post which had ranked #1 for months for the term “znz one,” wasn’t in the same galaxy.

I was still ranking very well for “znz one,” – still at the #1 position – but with an entirely different blog post. Weird. That’s the term us non-techie types use anyway.

The Day the SEO Music Died?

Yesterday, “Dark” Tuesday I will call it, I saw my site go bye-bye from the glorious position 1 and prestigious first page. It’s hanging around like that third person on a date somewhere on the second page. I’m not messing with it until next week, let’s just see what Good old Google does. Who knows, I might (yeah, right) hit #1 again.

The main problem right now is I’m a bit clueless as to how to start ranking well again, but here is a hint: the sites that weren’t ranking so well for me before, are now doing pretty well. Ironically, these are the same sites that I didn’t do a whole lot with. I basically started them and then let them sit in cyberspace “seasoning,” getting that domain up past a few months.

So, checking with the SEOmoz gang (seomoz.org – check out this video! http://www.seomoz.org/blog/6-changes-every-seo-should-make-before-the-over-optimization-penalty-hits-whiteboard-friday), I must reluctantly admit that this site was hard-core optimized for some terms (like znz one for instance) and due to that over-optimization my stuff is draggin’. Oh well – back to the drawing board.

I’m sort of wondering at this point if we even need to put in keywords or key phrases into our seo plugins on our WordPress blogs. Who knows. I’m sure I’ll be checking things out and I will be passing on what I find.

SEO Secret Re-learned: Create Good Solid Content For Humans

For now my best advice for everyone out there trying to get that blog up and running is to write good content that people can use. Create value on your blog and stop relying on good rankings for traffic. There are many, many, many different ways to get a lot of traffic to the site – that’s what I’ll be writing about very soon!

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Is It All About You?

is it all about youIf you could join an opportunity and start recruiting people right away or start generating tons of leads every single day, do you think you might find a little success? Of course you would and it is possible.

How?

The Formula For Successful Team Building

Goes like this, figure out what the needs of those involved within your niche are and fill those needs. Sounds easy, but amazingly enough most people don’t get this part. Much of the time the effort that you put forth is not really for other people, but for yourself.

People that you talk to on the phone or in person will figure out if you have an agenda or not, just by the little cues you throw out there. If you ever find yourself in a conversation with someone and you are thinking about how to insert a point about your latest and greatest opportunity into the exchange then you probably aren’t really listening, are you?

So often we sign up to a program or opportunity all excited about the buckets of money we are going to make hitting up everyone we see on our meteoric rise to the top of the heap only to realize after a few days or a couple of weeks that people really don’t want to hear our crap. What? You don’t want to learn how to make money???

Of course, people want to learn how to make money, they just don’t want to hear it from you right now. Why? Because your focus is not on them and their situation or their problem – your focus is on yourself, it’s all about you!

How do we change this?

Understanding Human Nature

First, let’s be honest. In just about every business out there online right now we are involved with other people, so it would make sense that we need to learn how to deal with people. We might even need to like one or two of them!

Let’s start by that listening thing. Do you “actively” listen to someone when they are talking? Do you ask questions, open ended questions, about their life? This IS a start.

No Agendas

Stop trying to figure out an angle to introduce them to the plan. Rather than take a business card and ask if they are interested in making money while handing it to them, tell them you enjoyed the conversation and give it to them because you would like to know more – and be sincere. If you don’t like this person, DON’T GIVE THEM A CARD OR A PHONE NUMBER OR AN EMAIL ADDRESS! Kids do this all of the time, sure you can too.

If you do listen, think of how you can help that person. If it’s not financial, don’t offer a financial solution. Sometimes people just want to know that there is another human out there paying attention to them.

This doesn’t just translate into face to face meetings, it also comes across with the social sites like facebook and what not. Are people speaking with you or at you online? What are your online communication habits?

Put yourself and your issues behind others when you are texting or sending out messages to people. If you are “chatting” with someone online, don’t have ten chats going on at once. Focus on the one, stop focusing on yourself and what you need to become successful.

Building Relationships and Success

If you do this, you will be seen as a professional who cares – and you really will. You will build a level of trust between your prospects and your team and develop a sense of loyalty that is required for successful team building.

And with this success, you will find success with your business opportunities and in goal accomplishment as well.

 

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Will Smith on Work Ethic


“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work.” – Kevin Durant

I’m really irritated. A lot of folks out there really believe that success comes to those that are “lucky” or that are “gifted,” and while developed talent will help you go a long way, it is the work ethic that delivers success.

While success doesn’t care what color you are, what gender you are or what religious belief you have, success does discriminate, it discriminates against those that are not willing to put forth the effort, that are not willing to work towards their dreams and goals.

The following is not a new video and I usually don’t post videos on this site, but this one had to be put out there because it is so true.

 

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