If I told you I would give you a part time job where you would be able to set your own hours, work from the comfort of your home, and earn a few hundred dollars a month after the first couple of months, you might think that was pretty cool.
If I then went on to tell you that with that same part time job you could replace your current income within a year and then massively exceed that income within a couple you’d probably think that was incredible.
Would you take me up on it? I bet you would.
So, then why is it that when people venture into Internet Marketing they waste so much time and money by immediately going for the “holy grail”? Is it because they’re gullible, or lazy, or a combination of both?
For some that is the case…and for others I just think they have bought into the wild pack of lies that gets bandied about the Internet…they buy into one pipe dream after another.
What’s the answer? One answer is to take the “Right Approach”. You certainly need focus and a plan, but there is a mentality that’s required that goes way above and beyond those general concepts.
When people are looking to earn extra income it is typically about increasing their monthly cash flow. Since a substantial number of folks today are living check to check, the idea of adding more money into the hopper every month is extremely appealing. It is the main reason people get a second job.
So, how about likening your new Internet Marketing career to a part time/second job? A second job that will afford you some extra money every month and which could replace your main source of income in the long run.
Since we live in a short term, gotta have it now society, why not attack your Internet Marketing business with short term goals? I know…I know. Not very flashy…but if you want to be successful then forget the idea of being rich in 30 days, and get with the idea of building your business one small step at a time.
Here is an effective strategy for doing just that; by keeping the right mindset and taking the Right Approach…
When you get started, pick one monthly bill that aggravates the heck out of you. For me it was all of them but the one that most annoyed me was the telephone bill. I hated getting that thing in the mail every month and decided that it was the first one to go.
I applied the techniques I had learned about being an affiliate marketer and began focusing on earning enough a month to pay that with my online earnings. It was only a short while before I had that handled. So, now my phone bill was covered and gave me an extra $100 or so bucks in free cash each month.
Now that I had taken care of those annoying phone bills I picked the next most hated bill which was my water bill. I could barely stomach the sight of those things. Again, in a short while I was earning enough to pay my water bill in addition to my phone bill. 2 down and even more extra cash in my pocket.
As time passed I became more adept at marketing online and earned more money each month. I continued to apply the same strategy and continued to pick off various bills until I got to the point where I was making more online then I was working my day job and was able to afford my normal bills and still have plenty of fun money.
Was this quick? Not by most people’s definition, but in 14 months I was able to make the decision that I would no longer work for anyone but me and had the ability to support myself and have a few of the nicer things in life by Internet Marketing alone.
And guess what? There were thousands of people that began their marketing careers the same time I did and most of them are in the exact same boat they were at day 1.
They didn’t take the right approach and they only thought about making it big and making it fast. Although that can happen from time to time and some folks do it better and faster than others, that is the exception and not the rule.
So, how about that part time job now? Are you willing to go the distance? If you are then set short term goals and take the Right Approach. That “holy grail” is out there but it takes patience, work, and focus to get it.
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John Hostler, aka the Internet Renegade, has been marketing successfully both online and off for 6 years. He released his widely anticipated book on the subject of Internet Marketing on 02-01-06. To find out more about John or his newest release check out www.internetrenegade.com
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