This is so simple you’re going to wonder why it’s even worth mentioning.
It’s not about mindset, formal education, taking massive action, or paying huge sums to be mentored by a guru.
Before I tell you in very simple terms how to become a really smart marketer, you need to know why you should consider becoming one.
Really smart marketers earn more money than their counterparts and they do it working fewer hours, making fewer mistakes, with much less personal stress, and with a sense of accomplishing something worthwhile, valuable, and even fun. Sound like something you’d be interested in?
Here we go:
Chances are extremely high that you’ve come to to this blog looking for a way to make money . . . but honestly, you don’t know what you’re doing just yet and you’re hoping for some guidance, some instruction, some validation that you can do this. You want help and advice even though you may have a very rough idea of what you plan to do. Is that you?
New and potential online business owners crave Internet marketing advice.
They want it so badly, they beg for it, bare their souls for it, and sometimes even spend large sums of money chasing it. They want advice right now, today, and some don’t even take the time to consider the source or veracity of that advice they’re looking for. They especially crave advice that they want to hear. Like how quick and easy it is for anyone to make money online even if you have no experience, no budget, and no previous business training.
Then they fail to follow the advice or blueprint they’ve been given. Sometimes they question the advice, argue about it, even dismiss it abruptly. At times, if the advice seems uncomfortable, or difficult, or if it hints at some work, the seeker will simply couch his request for advice in a different way and ask again – probably hoping for answers that are more to his liking.
Here are three easy steps to becoming a really smart marketer:
1- Seek out the very best advice you can find by observing and evaluating the experience/performance of the giver of the advice.
2- Implement and follow the advice as closely as possible while taking full responsibility for all results and outcomes.
3- Learn from your mistakes or do more of what you’re doing right (which is just another way of saying either “dump your failures then try again” or “build upon your successes”).
I have learned this:
Aspiring online business owners often hire coaches and mentors to to tell them what to do – to “force” them to be successful in their online business. The mentor then does his job. Do clients do what he tells them? No, not usually.
People ask advice from doctors to tell them how to become healthy and fit. Do people listen to and follow his advice? No, not usually.
What good is the advice of others if your own opinion is the only one that matters?
To your online business success!