Posts Tagged: online business
How has your 2016 been going?
We’re already in the “back straight”, so have you been kicking goals and moving forward, or falling into bad habits and just letting life get in the way.
No need to panic either way…this post will help you.
Jim Rohn has a plethora of success quotes, and this would have to be one of his best!
“Let others lead small lives but not you. Let others argue over small things but not you. Let others cry over small hurts but not you. Let others leave their futures in someone else’s hands but not you” – Jim Rohn
I’m sure you’re interested in becoming a productive entrepreneur who gets paid like a professional right?
Truth is, the solution is so simple, that you might even so “nah” and go looking for something more complicated…we’ve all been guilty of doing that.
What I’m going to show you will help eradicate the classic “struggle words” like confused, overwhelmed, lack of focus that so many home business owners like to default to…and it only takes about 5 minutes a day, but only works if you do it consistently every day.
So here’s the deal…
Every day before you get started, make a list of the top 4-5 top priority or most important things you need to get completed that day.
Make sure those items ONLY highly leveraged income producing activities.
Things that will build your list, bring in new leads and ultimately sales. Activities like content creation, emailing your list, communicating value to your social media audience to build trust.
It’s critical that you keep your list to those 4-5 highest leveraged activities! Too often your “to-do” list is filled with everything else you want to get done like “mow the lawn”, “Clean the kitchen” or “watch webinar replay”. Be honest, they usually end up being the things you do first, and the income producing activities get left til last, if you’re lucky!
So stick to the 4 or 5 high leverage activities ONLY, and do the other low-level stuff AFTER you’ve sorted the leveraged activities.
Make sure it’s the first thing you do when you sit down to get cracking on your business.
It’ll help you to become the disciplined business owner you have to become in order to create real results.
Oh, and one more important tip…
Just doing this once, or even once a week…won’t cut it. Gotta be daily, people!
To manage it into a habit, start…say 5 days straight, after that step it up to 10 days, then 15 and so on. When you’re doing it 30 days straight you’ll have formed a new habit and you’ll do it automatically, and then, things will really begin to fall into place for you.
You might even prefer to do it the night before!
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The Dot Com Lifestyle
I just checked my Dot Com Lifestyle Platinum Consultants Facebook group and saw a message from my business partner and good mate Matt Lloyd, sharing some brilliant advice that he recently shared with his subscriber list.
In all honesty, it’s advice that you can’t go past, especially if you’re planning to live the Dot Com Lifestyle…thought I’d share it with you too!
I was thinking about what lesson I could share with you in today‘s email, reflecting on what I’ve learned these past few years about making money online, when I was struck by a realization; I’ve been doing this for 8 years. How time flies…
So today, I’m going to go a little bit deeper than usual, and share some advice I wish someone had taught me when starting out.
If you want to do well in this business, here’s what you’re going to need:
Discipline is doing the essential things every day in your business, even when you don’t feel like doing them.
This entire weekend I’m at a hotel close by to where I live, and I’ve been working on (and will continue to work on) an entirely new brand new training program.
This is now the 3rd weekend I’ve done this, and each time I work in 1 hour blocks, for 30 hours over 3 days before I allow myself to go home.
There’s a part of me which wants to take a break and go do something else. I’d love to go watch a movie instead, or, go to some bar tonight and have a few drinks.
But I’ve committed to getting a certain number of hours of writing done today, and I’m not done yet. So I push myself to keep typing.
This is how I try to approach my business every day. Normally it’s not this intense, but I still make sure the essential things get done.
If I haven’t emailed my list in awhile and I know it’s been too long since they last heard from me, I’ll force myself to go write the email.
It’s these little things you do on a daily basis that add up over time. Perhaps you currently have a job and you work full time. You get home late at night, and your tired.
Do you decide to veg out in front of the TV and watch your favorite show, telling yourself you deserve to rest after the long day?
Or, do you sit down in front of your computer and place that extra ad, knowing it could lead to your next big sale and help you quit that job once and for all to pursue your dreams?
In that moment, it might seem like an inconsequential decision to remain in front of the TV. “What’s the big deal?” you might ask yourself, “it’s only one night off.” Yet those nights off soon add up, and turn into months, and then years.
Every time you make the right decision and take the necessary actions to build your business (even when you don’t feel like doing them), you give yourself power. Where you are one year from today, will be the sum total of all those minor decisions you make every day here on out. Make sure you’re making the right ones.
Don’t Listen To The Critics
No one ever became successful without having critics along the way.
The only way to guarantee you’ll never have critics, is to accomplish nothing (like many people in life seem happy to do).
You should expect to have people be skeptical of, scoff at, be negative at, laugh at, and even ridicule what you’re now doing.
Pay them no attention.
Think about how many critics the president of the United States of America has (including both candidates now running for office now).
Or how many critics there are of Apple computers, who still insist PCs are better. You should see some of the critics I have online (you probably already have!).
There are people out there who love to observe from the sidelines of life and criticism the players in life instead of getting in the game themselves. It’s easier for them that way.
No one ever remembers these people, and they never accomplish anything significant.
What you’re doing right now is taking a stand for your own financial future, and trying something that most never will.
You’ll have people around you say that that internet marketing doesn’t work, it’s a scam, that ‘if it’s so easy, then everyone would be doing it,’ etc.
When I first started my online business I had people laugh at what I was doing, or tell me I was being scammed.
I assure you, they are no longer laughing. Instead of focussing on the critics, ignore them and surround yourself with other people who are on the same path as you.
If you don’t know any other entrepreneurs, then get to seminars and meet them. Spend more time discussing your business with these people then you do discussing it with people who are not on board with what you’re doing.
Get Out Of ‘Learning’ Mode And Into ‘Implementation’ Mode
Being the founder of an education company, I obviously am a huge advocate of learning.
I believe self education determines what kind of life a person leads more than anything else.
However, I don’t believe knowledge by itself has any value. I only believe applied knowledge has value.
It makes no sense to fill your head with more and more theory if you’re not also taking action along the way.
The best advice I can give you here, is that for every 1 hour you spend learning something, go spend 3 hours actually doing.
Soon, you’ll start learning a lot about generating traffic.
Make sure that along the way you are implementing the strategies you are being taught. This way the knowledge you gain will sink in at a much deeper level through real life experience, rather than the ‘surface level’ learning you get (and soon forget) when you’re accumulating more theory.
Have Faith That Things Will Work Out
I remember when I started out, and I began to get very impatient with the process.
Especially when people who were newer to the business would get started, who knew much less than I did, yet were still making sales.
To be honest, that was infuriating. I wondered why it was taking me so much longer And yes, there were times when I started to doubt myself and whether I’d ever be successful in this business.
There were times when I’d lay in bed at night, staring up at the ceiling unable to sleep, thinking about all the money I’d spent and being frustrated at my lack of results. But no matter what, I always returned to a position of having faith that things would work out.
As long as I didn’t stop taking action, sooner or later I’d figure out what worked.
Even if I had to try 100 things that didn’t work to find the one thing that did, I knew the only way I’d ever fail was through giving up.
When my first $1,000 commission came in late 2009, it may as well have been $100,000.
It felt so good to know that not only did I have a result, but, I’d found a series of action steps which had led to that sale which I could repeat.
Be A Producer And Not Just A Consumer
Be a producer of content in promoting your business, rather than a consumer of content from others promoting their business
When you’re first starting out in this industry, it’s easy to get caught up in what everyone else is doing.
It’s easy to attend webinar after webinar, watch video after video, read blog post after blog post, and be constantly consuming everyone else’s marketing.
The problem with this is you become overwhelmed with information very quickly, and also begin to feel depressed about how little you’re doing (and how much you seemingly have to do to be like everyone else).
To avoid taking action (which again, seems like so much work) you procrastinate through continuing to look at everyone else’s marketing.
More time passes, and you begin to feel worse. Before you know it, 3 months have passed you by and you still haven’t made sales.
Don’t let this happen to you.
Each day you must focus first on producing your own marketing, before you give your attention to anyone else’s.
Spend the first hour of your day placing ads and / or creating content that promotes you and your business.
Dot Com Lifestyle: Final Words Of Advice
The opportunity you have in front of you right now is unprecedented.
It’s entirely possible for you one year from now, to have a completely different life.
A life with no debt, and where money is no longer a worry. A life where you get to choose how much you want to work each day. A life where traveling to exotic places is something you experience every few months.
But (and it’s a big but), it’s going to require you learn some new skills, and more importantly, that you consistently and persistently implement them.
It will take time (probably more than you think) and money (again, probably more than think).
The truth is, if I’d have known what was required in the very beginning of starting my first online business, it would have been a lot less appealing. I would have had second thoughts about it.
All top earners in this industry (and top entrepreneurs in general) will tell you something similar.
But they’ll also tell you that in hindsight, starting their business was the best decision they ever made.
Make the decision that no matter what, you’re going to make something of yourself as an internet marketer.
There’s only one person on this planet who will hold you back from achieving all of this.
And that’s you.
Have faith that you can do this, take massive action, and begin immediately.
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Living the Dot Com Lifestyle
Matt refers to the Dot Com Lifestyle proven system for generating commissions online, which is the same system I am a part of along with thousands of other aspiring entrepreneurs from all over the world who are finally achieving success online.
It is for you to live the Dot Com Lifestyle. Yes, if I can do it, so can you!
I’m here to help you finally achieve the success you deserve. There’s a lot of false hope offered out there and it “ticks” me off.
I won’t do that. Just by you partnering with me today in the Dot Com Lifestyle system, I’ll give you my exact strategies I’m using to generate income online with this system.
I’ll show you everything, including funnels I’m using in my own business.
I want to invite you today to take a look at the Ultimate Dot Com Lifestyle system today.
One question for you…
If a $49 investment in yourself could potentially change your life, wouldn’t that be worth it to you?
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How To Overcome The Feeling Of ‘Hopelessness’ In Your Online Business
Have you been working in your online business for a while now, but you’re just not seeing the results you’d like to, or worse still, seeing the guys you started with, doing so much better than you (not that it’s healthy to compare yourself to anyone else).
Perhaps you’re starting to feel discouraged and helpless, because you’re spending every waking hour trying to figure this internet marketing thing out, but the results aren’t happening in your online business. You might even be stressing about the money you’ve spent to no avail, or frustrated that others seem to be able to get results, and even though you know you’re no “dummy”, things just aren’t clicking.
Firstly, let me say, if you’re still hanging in there because “you know” in your heart of hearts you can make this work…well done! So many give up when the going gets tough. Truth is, pretty much every time, it’s not the “system” you are using (which usually gets the blame), but what you’re doing, and the actions you’re taking, that could be what’s preventing you from getting the results and the real success you’re after.
In this video Matt explains how to identify the actions you’re currently taking that produce nothing, and replacing them with actions which result in real sales in your online business.
It’s SO MUCH easier when you have a great coach to help you…(and I confess I’ve tried doing the “lone wolf” thing…it just doesn’t work in this business) Someone who’s ‘been there, done that.’ A 6 figure earner at that!
Matt Lloyd’s 21 step program is all about giving you that coach. One on one to hold your hand through the entire process, and FINALLY get you on the road to the success you’ve desired since you got started in this whole Internet Marketing arena.
If you found the video useful and want to know more, here’s the link to a FREE Video. Thank me later 🙂
Further details here