Surprise! Bonus Day!
I couldn't fit everything into 5 days, so I decided to send out this bonus email. We won't do anything too difficult today. In fact, I hope it's a little bit fun.
Today I'd like to talk to you about 3 important factors in your success as an internet marketer, an entrepreneur, and as a virtual business owner.
1. Setting Goals
2. Taking Action
3. Learning From Mistakes
Another way to break these things down is like this:
1. Plan to do something
2. Do it
3. Do it better next time
Some people only do #1; They plan, plan, plan all day long, but they never actually do anything. This results in failure.
Yet others skip #1, which means they just jump in 100% without thinking. It's slightly better than doing nothing at all, but it's sure going to be a long and bumpy road ahead.
And most people forget to do #3. They plan, they do, and if it doesn't work, they quit! No one starts out perfect. We need to make a few mistakes, learn from our failures, and be able to turn them into successes.
Both Edison and Franklin are credited with saying something to the tune of, “I didn't fail, I simply succeeded in finding the wrong way to do it.”
And that's a perfect way to think. If you consider a failure not as something to be angry or embarrassed about, but as a way to improve your business in the future, you will surely have a happy, wealthy life ahead of you. A large part of internet marketing is finding your own path, finding what works and what doesn't, and making the necessary changes.
Then write down the steps you need to do it.
Don't just write something like “I want to be rich”. Be specific.
“I want to make $100,000 per year after 3 years of internet marketing.” or “I want to make $500 more per month by flipping websites in my spare time”.
Then write down some concrete steps you can take to reach those goals.
Don't just say, “Learn how to do internet marketing”.
Write something like, “Spend 1 hour every day taking Wealthy Affiliate training”, or “commit to 3 hours each day on the weekend working on my websites”.
Once you've done the tasks you set out for yourself, analyze what worked an what didn't. Did you enjoy it and want to add a couple hours per week so you can start making money faster?
When you've done that, make another plan. Execute that plan, then analyze, and make another plan.
This is how successful internet business owners work.
Reminder: I also wanted to remind you time is running out for the discount price on premium membership. Depending on when you actually filled out your WA profile, you'll probably have 1 day left on the countdown.
If you haven't already, I suggest you read the full review of Wealthy Affiliate, and consider a premium membership at that amazing $19 dollar discount price.
Tasks For Today:
1. Write down some short term and long term goals. Be specific!
2. Make a plan of how you can achieve those goals.
3. Start taking action. Look at your personal plan, and get started!