As we approach the New Year, it’s time to take stock of what we’ve done in 2014 to improve ourselves as people, and as online marketers
Statistically close to 92% of people looking to earn more money online will become frustrated with failure, and quit … I sincerely hope you’re not one of these people
The remaining 8% are those who learn from mistakes, and continue on to realize their dreams and make money!
Earning money online is not easy in spite of what these so called “guru’s” want you to believe and / or “instant, overnight miracle” system they are trying to sell you ..
I've been marketing online for over 20 years and trust me when I tell you, there is NO SUCH THING as “push button, do nothing and get paid” systems or business’s online … Everything we do as online business people will absolutely require us to put in time, effort, and resources.
If you treat your business like a hobby, that’s exactly what you can expect in return! If you take your online business as seriously as you take your career and / or offline business, you will be amazed at how successful you can and will become! This is what makes up the difference in the “success / failure” statistics I mentioned early …. 92% of new marketers fail simply because they do not take what they are doing seriously, and believe / fall for the sales hype they see online. I’m sorry to say this but, these folks are victims of their own foolishness and greed…. They will NEVER succeed because they do not invest the time needed to educate themselves and learn from their mistakes versus continuing to repeat them over and over again … Clearly understand the “guru’s” know this and intentionally target these people by creating new system after new system to take their money …
This is how THEY (the gurus) get rich!
So now it’s time to look back over the year and honestly ask yourself “Am I one of the 92% or am I one of the 8%?” Your answers should come easily if you take an honest inventory of how you’ve conducted your business.
- Find a business / opportunity that match’s your personality and stick with it, or did you leap frog from one “shiny thing” to another chasing rainbows and unicorns?
- Develop a sales / marketing plan and set your marketing budget accordingly or are you one of those people that thinks everything should be “free” and buckets of money will fall from the sky rewarding you for doing nothing?
- Research your market, and find effective advertising sources to your target market or did you sit on Facebook all day posting free ads that real people never read or see?
Of the questions above, which person are you?
If you are the “freebie seeking, tire kicking” type, I’d suggest you either re-think your marketing strategies, or simply quit now and go find a job because you’ll never be successful expecting maximum returns for zero investment!
If you want to be one of the 8% that makes it online and achieves your hopes, dreams and goals, you need to put in the work / investments REQUIRED to make that happen, PERIOD!
STOP chasing rainbows and jumping from one “get rich quick” scheme / scam to another, find an opportunity or business that match’s your personality, morals, and ethics and stick with it! Create an action plan, develop a marketing budget (yes, you will need to spend money for GOOD advertising!) search the net and find GOOD advertising resources and STOP spinning your wheels / WASTING your time posting free ads on FB or other social media sites that NO ONE ever reads!
Place a value on your time, and adopt practices that will bring a REAL return on your investments!
Albert Einstein once said “The definition of insanity is repeating the same behaviors, and expecting different results” Stop doing what doesn't work, and start doing what does!
I’ve created a small series of articles on my blog that will help re think what you’re currently doing, and teach you effective new marketing strategies that will put you on the path to achieving your online goals!
In closing, it’s all up to you to realize success or failure ….
Don’t blame the program / system you've joined and / or are promoting …
Look in the mirror and ask yourself if you’re truly giving it your all or if you’re just a “tire kicker” chasing dreams / putting in minimal effort but expecting maximum results.
Remember what Einstein said!
I wish you all a safe, healthy, prosperous 2015 but again, these things are up to you and the choices / decisions you make!
This is your “Man in the Mountains” signing off until next time ..Good luck and God bless.
EJ "Big Ed" Benko