internet marketing 101
Internet Marketing 101: What's Inside
If you are not making money in your offline or
online business, take a lesson in internet marketing 101
and look no further than what is inside your mind. Many
people are going through the process of building their business, but
they do not really believe they can be successful in it. They
walk around with mental roadblocks. But there are seven
things you can do to change your mindset. In this article, I
will cover the first two.
Marketing 101 - Be thankful!
The first step is to be thankful. Develop an attitude of
gratitude. Choose to be grateful for where you are and the
things God has given you. This attitude can really influence
Also, you can be someone who gives just for the sake of giving and not
always to get something in return. You can be generous with
your skills and abilities. You may wonder what this has to do
with business, but it really is true that what is in
your head affects the way you work each and everyday.
So are you generous? Are you helping those around
you? In my homeschool niche, I like to help people choose the
right curriculum and help them make it work for them.
Hopefully, you are generous with the information you have, too.
Marketing 101 - Be thoughtful!
The second step is to be thoughtful. The stories in your mind
reflect the stories in your life. In other words, the things
that are going in your mind are going to infiltrate and influence the
things that happen in your life. For example I have talked to
several people after our webinars, and I keep hearing the same thing,
"I don't really believe I can make money." This kind of thinking
becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
If you do not think you will make money, then you will not really put
your whole heart into what you are doing. If you have some
doubts about what you are doing and then try to promote your products,
you will not come across as believable.
Another thing you need to think about is whether you have a hobby or a
business. Are you
playing at what you are doing or are you taking it seriously?
I find that sometimes people are just playing at business.
They are not really managing or promoting a business. Maybe
right now it seems more like a hobby, but if you are serious about
making money, you will want to really consider what you are doing.
time thinking about your "why." Why are you
doing what you are doing? I actually wrote mine down, and I
got a picture of my family to go with it because part of the reason
that I help with our family business is so we can have some passive
income. We use it to spend more time with our family and to
minister to others with mission trips.
So what is your why? I would really encourage you to take some time
this week and list the reasons you are doing your business.
Be specific. Do not just say, "It's for my family."
Instead, say something specific like, " I want to visit my kids and be
able to help with my grandkids." Or, "I want to be able to
take my kids on trips around the world." Or, "I want to be
able to reach out to missionaries and to go on mission
trips." Once you have your why written down, make it public.
Copyright Stephen Beck, 2010
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