As I visit various internet marketing forums around the web, there was one topic that just kept coming up over and over again (and one I get e-mails about as well). It’s that of mindset or your mentality when it comes to making money online. I often see posts where people say they have been trying to make money online for years but have failed. They continue on and list all of the programs they’ve spent money on and have access to. While some of them are admittedly crap and complete scams, others are totally legitimate.
I often think to myself, “If you actually implemented [product x], then you should have seen success long ago.” For instance, they might say they purchased a product about making money blogging (just one way to make money online) that’s legit. I’ll ask to see their site, so that I can provide them with feedback. They have no site to show me. When I ask them to show me their research (the first step in the process), they will often say that they got stuck and then gave up after a week or so. Forgive me for sounding harsh, but this mentality isn’t going to cut it. For many people, though, this mentality seems to be a permanent state of being.
The Successful Marketer’s Mentality
If you’re serious about something, your mentality should be something like, “I may not know how to do something, but I know other people have had success at it, and I’m willing to learn and put in the effort until I reach the same success.” When you run into a roadblock (happens to us all), you don’t give up. View them as learning experiences. You ask questions, do research until you figure out what you did wrong. Once you figure that out, you make the correction and keep it moving. Your only option should be one of success. This mentality holds to for successful people in general — not just marketers.
While there are some things that you can’t control in your life, there are many more things that you can control. For instance, you can’t really control if you grow up poor. You can, however, decide that you are not going to be defined by your circumstances and choose to equip yourself with knowledge and skills that allow you to take a “less conventional” path to success, so that the world is your oyster, and you can live out your dreams. In the end, it all comes down to you. Do you have the successful marketer’s mentality? If so, click the link below to get started.