Today I have a great guest post courtesy of Ryan Renfrew. For those of you who’ve read my posts in the last few weeks, Ryan is the “apprentice” I picked for my case study to improve traffic to a blog. The main reason I selected Ryan was because he has LOTS of passion for his niche. As you’ll see in the following article…
What uuuup? Ryan Renfrew here, hope you’re having an awesome day!
I’ve been researching the hell out of how to run a successful Internet business and how to rock the ultimate Internet lifestyle. After devouring and dissecting hundreds – if not thousands -of blog posts and modeling the best success stories out there, I have uncovered 7 core principles that all the great success’ of the industry have in common.
These 7 tips are the essential elements needed for building a better, reliable and financially stable Internet business. And If I may, I would like to share them with you awesome readers.
These are the core foundations that work for 99.999% of the top Internet heroes out there who truly live the ultimate Internet lifestyle.
#1- Work from to do lists every single day.
NEVER EVER turn on the computer and think to yourself “What should I do now?” Make a habit of writing a list of every task that needs to be completed that day, putting the hardest task first or the task you like to do least at the top. Then work your way down until everything has been checked off. Ideally you should make your daily checklist the night before – just before you go to bed. This will allow your brain to subconsciously make a head start and get to work as you sleep.
#2- Identify your “Critical Few”.
There are a ton of things that need to be done every day to keep your internet business running smoothly. Having said that only 5% of those things are the “Critical Few” – things that will drive your business forward. The rest are tasks that just have to be done as a matter of routine and can be outsourced to free up more time to focus on the Critical Few.
#3- Ruthlessly guard your time.
Manage the hell out of your time!! Crummy time management is a major cause of Internet business failure. Be mean with your time, keep a close eye over how you spend your time, the Internet can be a time vortex. Create a working schedule for your self, and stick rigidly to it.
#4- Automate and systemise.
You’ve got to automate and systemise every aspect of your business. If you working on a whim STOP! You have to create systems. You run the systems and in turn the systems run the business. I use systems for everything I can, systems for commenting on blogs, for building relationships online, managing my social media, writing a blog post etc. Find a way to systemise every aspect of your business.
#5 -Carry out a marketing review.
Put all your ads and promotions up on trial. Fire all the duds that aren’t working and costing you money. Ramp up and improve the campaigns and ads that pull in leads, subscribers and customers.
#6- Develop a Jedi mind set.
Design the Internet lifestyle you want and live your life in it. Sack all the drones, zombies and life sucking vampires that are in your life. Surround yourself with doers and achievers, learn from the best and develop a strong support network.
***Do this exercise right now. Make a list of all the haters and negative people that are in your life, online and offline. Strike a line through those you can cut out immediately and put an X beside those you can’t cut out just yet but want to reduce contact with. You get the picture…right?
#7- Make a list and check it twice.
You may have heard this before, ‘the money is in the list’, if you haven’t you’re no doubt going to hear it a lot. There really is no quicker way to grow your Internet business than making lists of leads, prospects, clients, subscribers, commentators and people you want to build relationships with. And once you’re done stay in contact- email, tweet, send information packed newsletters and Facebook updates. You get the picture, right?
And there you have it. The core foundations that you can implement immediately to create the Internet lifestyle of your dreams. If you would like to add any to the list or tell us what works well for you please drop a comment below.
Steve’s Notes: All seven tips are great ways you can get started on building your own Internet lifestyle. Anyway you can lot more about this topic by checking out Ryan’s lifestyle design blog.Take Action. Get Results.