ExperienceOne of the problems with experience is that is takes so long to get it!

People are always looking for quick and easy or effortless and the reality is that anything that is worthwhile doesn’t normally come quick and/or easy and it sure as hell doesn’t come without some kind of effort.

Experience Changes Perspective

Learning to market online is not always that simple, but it is rarely super difficult either. Probably one of the hardest things to do is shift your focus or perspective from a job to a business venture. You also have to shift your perception of you. Coming online and joining a money making program and then marketing can be done quickly through classified posting, forum posting and what not. For the more advanced areas of marketing such as blogging, article marketing and video marketing you are going to have to gain some of that experience to find success.

Start Slowly and Build On Your Foundation of Knowledge

So what do I recommend for the rookie marketer? First, start posting links for your opportunity. Make a list of at least 10 different places to post. I always say 3 times a day to craigslist, 5 times a day for backpage.com and 2-5 times a day for forums. Do this EVERY SINGLE DAY.

Second, go ahead and start a blog. You can do this for free, but I highly recommend that you buy a unique domain name from namecheap.com (or whatever your preferred provider is) and set up a WordPress blog. You can follow the step by step training that I provide to see exactly how to do this.

Tap Into the Knowledge of Mentors and Colleagues

Create content for your blog. Put something on that blog EVERY SINGLE DAY (you may see this message once or twice)! If you don’t know how to write a complete article, go to an already successful bloggers blog in the niche you are looking to work within and copy the article to re-post it on your site, but write a short 2 or 3 sentence paragraph about where you found this blog post and then another at the end about what you thought of the post. Make sure you give credit to the author!

You can also simply go to blogs, find interesting and unique blog posts that are about a topic or niche you are interested in, and get some ideas from these folks about what to write. This is not hard, don’t make it hard.

After time you will start to get…here it comes…EXPERIENCE with the techniques and methods that will enable you to start generating traffic to your website or program which translates into income.

Rise More Times Than You Fall

The main thing here is not to quit. Too many times far too many people stop right in front of the finish line. If you simply continue and pursue your dreams and goals, never stop learning and, most importantly, put forth the effort required you will succeed. You can’t help it, but it does require that you become effective in your efforts and that comes as a result of your experience!

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You Reap What You Sow

reap what you sowI love it when someone finally makes money online and they do it again and again…they finally “get it.” These folks finally understand the value of posting those links over and over and over. They understand why they needed to write a new blog post EVERY single day. They understand why making videos and posting them two or three times a week, every week, is important. They understand.

I love to get emails from people that finally realize their goals. However, this post isn’t about success and it’s not about failure either. This article is about a very simple principle that is not only in the Bible, is also a simple common sense phrase that many people can comprehend very quickly.

The other day I received an email from a gentleman telling me that his marketing efforts were not paying off. He said he was posting on Craigslist every day and that nothing was happening. I immediately thought to myself that he would be the only one. I wondered what he was writing in terms of ad copy. While on one hand I felt bad for the guy, on the other I knew that he wasn’t really posting on a daily basis and if he was his ad copy would have had to been so bad that no one may have been able to help.

Ultimately I just realized that the guy probably wasn’t being all that honest about how hard he was working, the amount of effort he was putting out there. Why do I say that? Because the universal law governing all success is the same for simple referral marketing programs as it is for major success in other areas of your life as well: You reap what you sow.

I didn’t learn this from the Bible, or any other book, I actually learned this from observing a little skinny dude that was and still is marketing on the internet. I owe this guy a lot because he set the example for me and for many others by just being a diligent and consistent worker. His name, of course, is David Wood.

David just started his empower network not too long ago and while I am not a member (for specific reasons I don’t want to go into) I am impressed by this guy and what he has accomplished.

I know that the secret to his success was fairly simple – and not really a secret either. He simply created more content in a shorter period of time than just about everyone I have ever known. The guy is a machine! Yes, he’s a nice fellow and yes he’s somewhat charismatic in his own unique way, but the guy works his ass off and that is what made the difference!

Realize and understand that the success does not care if you are black or white or brown or read or yellow. Success isn’t more of a fan of men than women and doesn’t prefer blondes or red heads over brunettes. Success is equally willing to express itself with the young and the old. Success in this universe is simply a result of diligent and consistent effort towards a goal that can be accomplished.

reap what you sow

So the next time you are sitting around feeling sorry for yourself wondering why your program is not working for you, don’t forget to look in the mirror and ask if you have done all you can do and done it consistently. If the answer is yes, stop lying to yourself and send me an email…I’ll be more than happy to help if you are willing to take a little constructive criticism.

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Find Your Passion!

find your passionMy wife and I were watching some biography types of programs on Oprah’s OWN channel this weekend and I heard great line, well I heard quite a few good lines, from George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars saga. When asked how he knew what his passion was he stated, “When you sit down to do something at seven o’clock in the morning, you get hungry and you get something to eat and you realize it’s seven o’clock at night. That’s your passion.”

I don’t think it can get any better than that or more accurate. Learning to make money online or build a business on the Internet is not for everyone. It might not make sense that someone trying to promote a money making program like ZNZ One or the 5 Dollar Money Bomb may say something like this. I personally love the idea of having a business that I can work from anywhere in the world and it’s the driving force behind what get me out of bed…eventually gets me out of bed!

With that said, I can sit down in front of the computer, start writing an article or start doing my keyword research and start creating content for my blog and not even think about getting tired, or think of this as work. Look, I was a plumber for years and while I was grateful to have a career in a trade where there was always something to do, I got to the point where I just didn’t want to get out of bed and go to work. I would stay awake at night because I didn’t want to hit the bed, go to sleep and just have to get up again and do it all over!

For me, working on the computer is one of the most satisfying activities that I have ever done. I enjoy writing, I enjoy making videos and I enjoy research. Basically, I like everything involved in building a blog up and marketing it or a program that I am trying out. This IS my passion!

If you aren’t having fun folks, stop…stop right now and figure out what it is that you are doing this for. If this is work to you, ask yourself if this is what you want to be doing for the next few years. Would you do this without making any money from it? I love it, I probably would, but would you?

Finding out what it is that you love, what it is that you have passion for is one of those processes that can take a lifetime to find or can be something you know when you’re five. Whatever it is, whether you are eight or eighty, find your passion, find what it is you love. Remember what Confucius said, “Find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Words to live by, now get out there and find your passion.

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