Success Mindset

Dealing with Disappointment as an Internet MarketerYou will have things go wrong as an affiliate marketer.

Life does not always go the way we want or expect. Disappointment is a part of life.

Because of this, dealing with disappointment, is one of the best things you can learn as you’re building an Internet business.

Disappointment comes in many shapes and sizes. There are minor disappointments, such as no one responds to a great blog post you spent hours writing.  And there major disappointments, like Google de-lists your primary website.

Disappointment leads to fear and anxiety. It is difficult to be rational and make good choices when you are mired in fear and anxiety. Some people will allow disappointment to crush or cripple them.  They will allow the fear and anxiety of disappointment to beat them.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Here are some steps that will hopefully help you to deal with disappointment[click to continue…]

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Bad Internet Marketing AdviceAt one point, we’ve all asked for advice about online business tips and  Internet marketing tools.  This is especially true when we’re starting out.  Unfortunately there’s a lot of bad information being given by the supposed Internet gurus.  Following this advice can cost you both time and money.

Today I’d like to talk about 19 faulty recommendations I’ve seen in the last few years.  Some of them are due to misinformation.  Others are outright lies told by people trying to sell their particular product.

Read each to learn what advice might be ruining your online business…

#1 – “Do What You Love and the Money will Follow”

This is a warm, fuzzy piece of advice that people love to recommend.  (It’s even included in the ever-popular book Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuck.) [click to continue…]

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How to Overcome Self Limiting Beliefs Self-confidence plays an important role in success.  This is especially true when it comes to an online business.  You often face a lot of challenges.  And often the only thing that gets you through these moments is the belief that you will succeed.

Truth is your mindset can make or break what you do online.  It’s been my experience that most people have the potential to make a full-time income.  But they allow “self limiting beliefs” to hold them back. [click to continue…]

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(This article is a guest post by my brother Gene.  Gene has been working with me behind the scenes and on his own internet business for over a year now)

Failure.

That is a word that most people dread.  Everyone wants to be a success.  We want to be liked and admired.

But that dreaded “F” word always pops up. Failure.  This experience is strong enough to make you want to quit and start a new life.

Having an internet business is no different. [click to continue…]

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Power of FocusI’ve always believed that building an Internet business is like sipping from a fire hose.  It’s almost impossible to learn just a little.  Because of information overload it’s really hard to know *who* is right about the secrets to online success.

One thing that pisses me off is the idea of the Underachiever Internet Marketer.  He’s that guy (or gal) who makes lot of money from dozens of niches.  What annoys me is many folks believe you can find success by juggling different markets and projects.

I know some people make money doing this.  But also some people make a living as a quarterback of a NFL team.  It takes a very special skill set to manage lots of websites.  Frankly, I think this is a bad strategy for anyone who is getting started online.

I believe in a simple philosophy.  Focus on one niche at a time.  When I say focus, I mean be prepared to spend 2 to 3 YEARS in this market.  Only then, will you be able to build a solid, profitable Internet business.

There’s another reason why I recommend focusing on a single niche.  It’s the best way to provide real value to an audience.  Juggling multiple markets turns you into the proverbial jack-of-all-trades.  You’ll know a little bit about a lot of things.

As an Internet entrepreneur, people come to you seeking top-notch information.  It’s up to YOU to be that person who provides it.

To illustrate this point, take a look at this diagram: [click to continue…]

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It’s been awhile since I’ve published a guest post.  So I’m really excited about today’s post from Danny Iny who runs a marketing training program site.  Here he talks about an important lesson that can increase your motivation.  I’ve found it’s hard to achieve success when you don’t have the proper mindset.  So check out Danny’s article and learn a simple way to accomplish more with your Internet business.

Elephants are pretty powerful creatures.

They weigh in at as much as 24,000 pounds, and stand as high as thirteen feet tall.

Their trunks are agile enough to pick up a single blade of grass, and strong enough to rip branches off of a tree.

Despite their enormous power, elephants can be chained. It doesn’t seem to make sense – what chain is strong enough to hold an elephant who struggles to break it?

The answer is a small one: a small chain fastened to a metal collar around the elephant’s foot is attached to a wooden peg nailed into the ground. This holds the elephant so strongly that it doesn’t ever struggle to break free.

There is an elephant inside each of us – an inspired being of enormous power and capability. And just like the elephants that we might see in a circus, our internal elephants are also put in chains.

How does this happen? [click to continue…]

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42 Internet Lifestyle Success Habits to Develop in 2011

January 3, 2011

It’s 2011. Now it’s time to take things to the next level and develop these 42 Internet Lifestyle habits. Make a difference in the New Year!

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5 Incredible Ways Positive Thinking Can Help You Expand Your Internet Business

November 25, 2010

As an internet business owner, there is one skill you cannot do without in the course of your business – Positive Thinking and Attitude. It does not matter whether you have chosen the best paying niche or the less competitive one. It is simple; positive thinking is a personality trait that you must possess to become successful as a business owner.

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How to Manage Your Home-Based Online Business

November 23, 2010

There are literally dozens upon dozens of advantages to running your own business, but a lot of people incorrectly assume that working from home means hardly working. If you want your home business to succeed, you’ve got to realize that’s just not the case. I definitely have a flexible schedule but I also put in my fair share of sixteen-hour work days. (Caffeine really can become your best friend!)

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Does College = Internet Marketing Success?

September 7, 2010

We live in a society where there’s a strong push toward education. From four years of age all the way to college and beyond, we’re expected to focus on one major goal…get a diploma and prepare yourself for the “real world.”

I feel a diploma is important for getting a job in the formal, business world. But does it really matter when it comes to Internet Marketing?

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Steve’s Sunday Selections – June 6th, 2010

June 6, 2010

During the last week or so, I’ve written a bunch of posts about Internet Marketing. Specifically, I started what’s looking to be a pretty long series on blogging success. So with this mind, I’ve found a bunch of Internet Marketing-specific posts for this week’s edition of Steve’s Sunday Selections. Here we go…

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8 Disadvantages of Having an Online Business

June 5, 2010

If you run your own online business – or any sort of business, for that matter – you’re probably nodding your head in agreement, and if you’re considering taking the plunge and working for yourself, these tips might help you realize a few things that you didn’t think of until today.

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