Starting a successful Internet business takes systems and persistence. You need to learn what to do, be organized about doing it – and keep at it. Much as you would in learning to be good at almost anything!
According to author Malcolm Gladwell, who studied exceptionally talented and successful people in his book Outliers, he found that being in the top tier of almost any endeavour, whether sports, business, or the arts, requires incredible dedication and work. He found that people at the absolute pinnacle of their craft have all put in at least 10,000 hours of work over the years.
Hopefully it won’t take you anywhere near 10,000 hours to become a successful affiliate marketer, but you need to approach your efforts as if it will. Many people buy an Internet Marketing training system, read it and get really excited, then either don’t actually follow the system to the letter, or do it for a week or two and give up if they don’t see results.
People that follow marketing systems to the letter, day in and day out, are very rare. But they are often the people who really succeed, and sometimes even develop their own system that works even better.
Start simple, practice and implement, manage your time and measure your results. A great way of doing this is to document what you do. Keep a record of your activity and your progress – the two things are different J
Remember the 10,000-hour rule? Think about how much quicker you’ll get to that level of success if you dedicate your time and focus to becoming great at internet marketing, rather than trying it for an hour or two here and there without a real system or plan.
Fortunately for you, with a high level of dedication and perseverance, it’s not going to take a decade of practice to become great, like it does for athletes or musicians. It can be much quicker (though not overnight or in a few weeks). Depending on the amount of time you spend, it could be anywhere from a few months to a couple of years. In the grand scheme of things, to reach your goals and change your life for the better, isn’t it worth skipping some TV every day?
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If you’re ready to follow a system try The Internet Business Start Up Kit. If you follow Neil Stafford’s system – based on the system he has used to build his successful Internet business – and you will reach your goal of starting your own successful Internet business. And if you really follow it, it may well only you take a few months – not 10,000 hours