Discover the Secret to Success…

by Mike on September 8, 2008
in Mindset

Do you want to be a success and make serious money online?  Then you need to sit back and read this post in its entirety.  Read it twice.  Print it out and post it on your wall if necessary, but for god’s sake make sure you understand it because it might just change your life…

Go to any internet marketing forum and start reading some of the questions posted.  I guarantee you’ll see a whole group of people who post the same types of questions over and over again:

“Does this system really work?”

“Can I really make money online?”

“What’s the easiest way to…”

If you pay attention over time you’ll see the same exact people asking the same exact questions.  These people are caught in a trap and they will NEVER be successful.  You see, they’re stuck in this cycle of ”inaction”. 

They’re simply spinning their wheels at 120 miles per hour and getting nowhere fast.  While they keep asking the same basic questions and searching for the golden goose that will give them a passive income with zero work…the rest of the world passes them by.

I used to be like them.  When I first started out I had no idea which direction to head in.  Should I write an ebook?  On what subject?  Should I build AdSense sites?  Should I try affiliate marketing?  Which way should I go?

Finally a light bulb went off in my head and I realized I had spent months lurking around in forums and reading various ebooks and blogs trying to figure out the best plan of action. 

But here’s the secret to success…having a solid plan is great, but it means nothing without ACTION.

At some point you have to take action.  Just pick a direction and start moving.  What’s the worst that can happen?  If you fail…great!  That means you learned something new. Don’t fear failure because that’s how we learn.  Talk to any successful marketer and they’ll tell you about the spectacular failures they suffered before they finally hit on the right formula for success.

Take action.

You want to be a blogger?  Start blogging.  Don’t spend days trying to find just the right theme or creating the perfect logo.  Just start churning out quality content and worry about design later.

Want to be a Bum Marketer?  Then start writing and don’t stop until your fingers fall off. 

There are a million different ways to make money online and what works best for me may not work at all for you.  The only way to find out what works for you is to try…take action.

Avoiding Information Overload

One of the biggest obstacles to becoming a successful online marketer is the sheer number of distractions that pull our attention away from what really matters.

Take me for example.  I love to read.  I read lots of books about business and marketing.  And I love history.  And science.  Plus I spend time in marketing forums and reading other blogs.  There’s always a new report being released with a new technique for generating traffic or increasing revenue.

But at some point you have to say “Enough is enough!”

It’s easy to spend your whole day reading other people’s blogs and posting in forums…and you’ll never make any real money doing that!

For me the key was getting organized and scheduling my time more effectively.  Instead of popping into forums at all times of the day I try to block out a chunk of time each day for that.  Same thing with reading other blogs.  I generally try to avoid any new information until AFTER I’ve gotten some work done that day. 

By forcing myself to limit the amount of information I take in each day it gives me more time to actually get some work done.  As soon as I made that adjustment my productivity skyrocketed and I finally saw some results.

So what’s the moral of the story?  If you want to be a success you need focus.  Put on your blinders and ignore all distractions.  Choose a direction and take action.

Do it now.


2 Responses to “Discover the Secret to Success…”
  1. danywealth-easy money online (1 comments.) says:

    The true secrets of making easy money online that I found is you must work hard, learn and test everything you can patiently. After this period, you will make money online very easily.

  2. Mike Collins says:

    @danywealth: You’ve got it exactly. Making money online seems hard at first but once you learn a few basic skills it becomes quite easy.

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