You Have To Have The Right Mindset

Most successful marketers have one thing in common, they have the correct mindset. They actually believe they will become successful, no matter how long it takes.

If you go online full of negativity, doubts and very little self-belief, it is inevitable that failure will come very easy for you.

So right from the start, you have to believe in yourself, and keep believing in yourself no matter how long it takes to become a success. Believe in yourself, be positive and it will happen.

You Have To Take Responsibility For Your Own Situation

Some people think that it’s someone else’s fault they are in their current situation.

They hate their job, they are up to their eyes in debt, or are in some other similar situation where their luck is down. They constantly moan and blame others for their situation.

If this sounds familiar, you have to realize the world owes you nothing. In fact, there is only one person who can change your situation – you. Never forget that.

If you find yourself in a situation you don’t like you can moan about it or get down to business. Take responsibility for your situation, change your mindset and get to work.

You Have To Put In The Work

There is no easy way to make money online.

This is actually one of the biggest reasons people fail. They see promises of easy riches for doing very little work and buy into that.

They see a program online that looks fantastic, it promises overnight success, in fact, there’s hardly any work involved at all. They buy it only to find there is a ton of work involved and things were not as easy as they thought, so they give up.

The next day another offer lands in their inbox and the whole process starts again, and again, and again…

This is a terrible cycle people find themselves caught up in, they chase the dream of easy riches and will buy into almost every program that is put in front of them. If you find yourself in this situation you need to stop as you are doing yourself more harm than good.

You Have To Keep On Keeping On

You’ll never succeed online if you quit at the first hurdle.

If you give up each time you hit a roadblock, tasks won’t be completed, products won’t get finished and brought to the market and all of your time and effort will be wasted.

Long-lasting, permanent success demands very hard work over an extended period of time.

Stay focused on being successful when you face difficulties. See each problem you face as a challenge and never ever give up.

You Have To Have Your Subscribers’ And Customers’ Interests At Heart

Be willing to help others as much as you possibly can.

Always remember the responsibility you have towards your subscribers to act with integrity when it comes to recommending products.

Don’t chase the money, rather concentrate on helping others. Do that and the money will come in all on its own.

You Have To Be Willing To Learn The Technical Stuff

“It’s too technical for me” should not be part of your vocabulary if you want to become a success online.

If you find something too technical simply go to Google or YouTube and find out how to do it, simple as that.

You have the most advanced educational tool at your fingertips, it’s called the Internet, never forget that.

You Have To Build A List

The list, the list, the money is in the list. How many times have you read that?

Well, it’s true, you must be building a list or all of your efforts are in vain.

Almost every single web page you have online should have some form of lead capture in place. You must try to capture the email addresses of your visitors, as once they leave your site, they are gone forever.

On the other hand, capture their email and you can bring them back to your products, sites, services, and recommendations time and time again.

And it doesn’t stop there, it’s not just about list building, it’s also about relationship building. You must give your subscribers value in the form of quality content.

So many marketers simply sell, sell, sell to their lists then wonder why they can’t make any money. The truth is you will never get any results from your list if all you do is pitch to them.

Provide value, build a relationship and get your list to trust you and you will have no problem selling to them when you need to.

You Have To Make Time To Work On Your Business

“I could never have an online business that can be successful as I work 12 hours a day, have to go home and look after the kids, have to do the shopping, cleaning, ironing, wash the car, cut the grass”. You get the picture, don’t you?

So you really have no time? Let me ask you if you have a TV or a games console, or if you spend time on sites such as Twitter or Facebook?

Well, take an hour or so a day and work at building your business instead of wasting your time. Turn the TV off, stop wasting your time and get some real work done.

You Have To Be Able To Fail Forward

The road to success can be a long one. It’s a fact not everything you try online will succeed.

It may take months, even years of failing before you succeed, but please don’t let failure scare you or put you off as it’s part of becoming successful.

Again, we go back to having the right mindset. Successful people will fail time and again but they don’t let failure scare them and eventually they will succeed.

You Have To Use The Training You Buy

How many times have you bought a product, tried it for a few days and thought, “this doesn’t work” and then moved on to something else?

I’m guessing quite a few. This usually happens once some real work becomes involved and you end up looking for something easier (chasing the dream) and the process simply repeats itself over and over.

My advice to you here would be to stop jumping from product to product, do your research and find something that you can stick with.

Make yourself a promise never to buy another thing until you’ve completed the product you’ve just invested in. Do this and not only will you save a ton of money, but you may also start to see some results.

You Have To Create Your Own High-Quality Products

You absolutely must learn product creation if you want to become a success online. All successful online marketers offer their own products and services. Anyone who tells you differently is trying to sell you something, guaranteed.

A lot of people think they can create poor quality blogs, websites, review sites, and products and expect them to make money.

This is mostly due to buying “ready-made” products in the hope that they won’t have to do much work. Now don’t get me wrong, there are cases where you can use content you haven’t created yourself and make money from it. This is usually PLR content that you modify significantly, but as a general rule, nothing beats work you have created yourself.

However, the work can’t be something you’ve spent half an hour creating that won’t give your customers any value. You need to put 100% effort into everything you create.


    4 replies to "What Does It Really Take To Succeed Online?"

    • Dave Thomas


      I think it is critical that you treat your on-line business as a business. I know that seems a strange statement, but many people just play at Internet Marketing, as I know I have over the years, but you need to treat it as you would any other type of business if you are going to succeed

      I think if people start with that simple statement at the forefront of their mind then they are more likely to succeed than those who just “dabble”.

      To your success


      • Linda

        Thank you for adding this Dave, I totally agree with you on this.

    • Marlene Roberson

      Hi Linda

      What a great post. Thank you!

      The right mindset is absolutely critical and I agree with all the points wholeheartedly. The one that I use as a personal mantra is ‘You Have To Keep On Keeping On’.

      If I can do that, the rest is so much easier!

      Have a wonderful day 🙂

      Wishing you lots of success!

      • Linda

        Thank you for the comment, Marlene, what a wonderful personal mantra to have!

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