By Sandi Hunter
To be a successful online marketer, liken yourself to being a dog chewing on a bone. That means gnarling away hungrily to post and promote every day – or at least as often as you can. You can’t expect to make sales if you don’t constantly gnaw on that bone called promotion. We teach you all about promotion in George Kosch’s online and LIVE weekly bootcamp training sessions. Promotion, and the need for constant promotion is the one thing that many new marketers take along time to fully grasp. Many underestimate how much promotion you must to see results and give up far too soon.
Grow a thick-skin.
When you contact people (people who’ve actually ASKED for the information) you’re going to hear things like "GET ME OFF THIS LIST" or " I never asked for this information" or "how did you get my email address/phone number." Learn now to convert the negative energy of rejection into the positive energy of moving forward. Move on to the next person, lead or prospect. The Internet is a massive place, if this person isn’t interested in your offer the next person is waiting. The more you post, the more you promote, the more you connect with people, the MORE sales you make. Be nice, build relationships with people and you will gain lifetime customers. If you can’t do that or don’t want to do that you will never make it as a successful marketer.
You’ve got to have instant access to products and services that are of real value, products that are in demand, new services that people need and want – NOW! You can’t be wasting time on looking for what to sell, what’s hot, you’ve got to be able to call up your product list and press SEND on the promotion materials. Not sure how to do that? That’s what we offer our Worldprofit Members, instant access to in-demand products/services and the marketing materials to promote them. It’s all in your Memer area, the Clickbank Promo Kit, the Money Makers Kit, the Fast Cash Products, the PLR Store, the 20+ Income Streams and of course Worldprofit services too.
Understand why and how building a list is so critical to your business growth and cements your long term sales objectives. Your products and services may change, your offers may change but your list is a targeted buyers list that must be grown and cared for with the utmost of your attention. George Kosch talks about this in the bootcamp training. You may very well have found Worldprofit by being on one of our marketing lists. Now we teach you how to build YOUR list so you are a seller not a responder ending up on someone else’s list!
You need access to a goody bag of offers – really good offers. Really cool things you can add QUICKLY to your offer that have a real value to entice people to take action today, not next week. Worldprofit Members you have this in your Offer Builder, in your Goody Bag, and more – it’s all in your Worldprofit Member area. Offers are what gets people sniffing around and is what helps close sales. You, me, everyone likes a deal – offers are the icing on the cake!
Employ a never-give up attitude. If you’re the kind of person who goes hard for a few days then peters out losing interest, then online marketing is not for you. You’ve got to be prepared to promote as often as you eat. When you are hungry you seek out food, when you want to make money online you must promote. Ask yourself, are you really committed? If you are that means investing the time, and effort into learning and DOING the tasks required, failing, making mistakes then continuing toward your goal.
Eliminate or at least filter out the negative people in your life. You know who they are, the ones that tell you it will never work. They say you are crazy to spend so much time online. The people who are telling you all the reasons why you can’t do it, while you yourself are actually doing it. Don’t be smug though, when you start getting results, simply smile and give yourself a pat on the back. You are one of the truly unique, you think, you do, you tune out the negative and simply focus.
Be realistic. Don’t start promoting online thinking you are going to get rich overnight, or even in a few weeks or months. Put on a "HYPE FILTER" to filter out all the bunk, promises and fake pitches you hear and see. Believe only that with hard work and consistent effort you will get results. Believe in yourself to build your own success not in the pitches that making money online is easy or instant.
Set realistic goals for your earnings, and be prepared to grow your business over time. Build your online resources, build your lead list, build your customer list, grow your profits by nurturing your business. Your business is a tender green shoot, care for it daily and you will have an oak tree some day. Forget to water, overwater, walk away for too long and you will be left with a dead twig.
Get help. You’re not going to do this alone, nor should you. Find online marketers, online communities, facebook groups, mentors, like-minded people who think like you do. Network, share, support, give and get back. Worldprofit’s home business community is made up of real people from all walks of life and experiences from all over the world with the same goal as you – improving their financial situation for self and family by learning how to earn at home using the resources of the web.
Be willing to learn and commit to applying what you learn. Being a successful online marketer is really no different than being a lawyer, plumber, pilot, truck driver in that you have to learn and MASTER specific skills. Apply those skills consistently, evaluate your progress, try harder, work harder to get the results. Don’t think for one minute that this is easy or that you will instantly "get it". If you don’t want to learn, won’t take the time, and have no patience, find something else. Internet marketing is not for you.
Benefit from having a system, one that incorporates easy access to hot products, ads, services you can sell, reputable places to promote, coaching and training and ongoing support. You can build your business with one single hammer, or better yet, you can assemble an organized team of people, equipment and support services to accomplish the same thing faster and more efficiently. Worldprofit offers our Members the system to build your online business. The place online where you earn consistent income. Worldprofit is your one-stop-shop for all the elements of your system; the website, trafffic, software, lead sources, advertising resouces, training, support, mentorship, and income programs form a number of reliable trusted sources. We don’t just give you the hammer to build your business, we give you the whole tool kit, a blueprint to build your business, and the support and help you need to build and then expand it for years to come.
Ask yourself how much time you are going to commit to building your online marketing business. If your answer is an hour a day fine, set a goal, stick with it. If it’s 4 hours a day, stick with it. Be sure to adjust your sales goals based on the amount of time you work your business.
Take responsiblity yourself and your success (or lack of). No single product or guru is going to be your secret success solution, the one answer to your financial dreams. The only person who is going to make it happen and DO what needs to be done to achieve it – is YOU.
Have an open-mind. Online marketing is not taught in school, you are an entrepreneur and thus made of a unique kind of tenacity and grit. They don’t give up, they don’t know it all, they seek solutions, make mistakes, they get up and try again. Be a DOer not an analyst, not a deep thinker, not a planner, but someone who rolls up their sleeves digs in, gets dirty and insists on results.
I’ve been in the online home business industry for over twenty years as a business owner, a coach, and a marketer. I’ve seen it all. People come in, happy, eager, determined. Some last a few days, some a few months. Then you get down to a very small percentage of people, the truly determined, the people I have worked with for years. The one common trait the winners, the non-quitters all have is – are you ready for this?
RESILIENCE. These people weren’t the top of their class, they weren’t the bottom, they are average people who have the ability to recover quickly from difficulties, from a tough life, from a path full of bumps and obstacles. Who among us doesn’t have "stuff" in our lives, problems, distractions that keep us from achieving our goals. The difference is how you recover from it and go on.
Here’s the actual definition of RESILIENCE from Merriam Webster:
: the ability to become strong, healthy, or successful again after something bad happens
: an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change
It’s over to you now. Do you have what it takes to be a successful online marketer?
Sandi Hunter is the co-founder of Worldprofit Inc., a company offering training and support for small and home based business owners including online marketers. Get a free Associate membership at http://www.worldprofitassociates.com