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Facing the Internet Marketing failure

You’ve done up your blog.

You’ve looked for the optimum adsense positions.

Studied the Google Adsense guides, watched the videos.

You’ve read all the affiliate marketing materials that you got at UltimateAffiliateWeapon.

Maybe you’ve already got a copy of SecretBlogWeapon and you’ve SEO-enabled your site and got all the traffic generators in place.

Now what?

You wait.

If you haven’t done so already, you can rev up your traffic more by submitting press releases to PRWeb, and articles to all the article directories.

If you’d like, you can also tweak your sales copy a little more.

You can check your URLs and files are updated.

You might have an experience like Tris Hussey’s post: Want an example of real-life business blogging? Here’s a great one

and like Tris says “Thanks Andrew. That’s it exactly. I knew I blew it, but instead of spin, you got spoof. Now, which is more fun to read?”

So, what happens when you make a major boo-boo?

What happens when you spend $100 on adwords and no one comes a-knocking?

Or if you spent 3 weeks polishing up your sales copy, getting your traffic strategy in place.
And what happens?

Nothing.

Maybe you get two adsense click.

Maybe one affiliate marketing sale.

And then what?

Cry?

Bitch to your friends?

Does that help?

Do you become bigger, better, faster by doing that?

There are two basic types of actions:

  1. Goal directed
  2. Non-goal directed

Sure, we can look for all sorts of excuses.

Wonder why the world is unfair.

BUT if you are committed to your own success.

If you want to reach the next level.

This is what you must do.

  1. Recount the actions you took. Examine the reasons why you took them.
  2. Look at the results. Really look at them. What exactly happened? Go through your analystics. Study your visitors patterns.
  3. Go into their mind. Ok, I don’t mean to get spooky here. But understand their psychology. Remember Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs? He went into his victims minds. Sometimes literally. But then he was very effective (ruthlessly so). Do the same. But keep your visitors alive (they still need to click on your adsense, don’t they?)
  4. Develop a strategy. A holistic one. Don’t go patching small holes. Look at the entire system. Use a holistic approach. See how everything is interlinked and how your changes will affect the overall scheme.
  5. If necessary, get an experienced insider to look at your system. Get feedback. Be receptive to it. Make changes if necessary.
  6. The most important. Take action. “What if” thinking and speculation is a nice diversion. But actions give you results.

I’ve always told all my clients:

If you do nothing, nothing will happen.

If you do something, you may not get what you want, but something will definitely happen.

The road to Internet Marketing success could be a long one.

Best to start on the journey now.

9 comments on Facing the Internet Marketing failure

  1. matt
    September 14, 2006 at 1:39 am (11 years ago)

    When I first started creating websites, I had success because I was willing to change directions often. I think over time, people have tried to follow a “secret formula” to creating successful websites as you mentioned above. And this leads to stagnation. Be willing to accept failure, and change accordingly.

  2. Steve
    September 17, 2006 at 9:09 pm (11 years ago)

    Hey Andrew,

    its steve, love reading your blogs haha. Hope to catch you for a coffee when im back in Singapore. Cya

  3. Mike
    March 13, 2008 at 6:27 am (9 years ago)

    Very good advice. It’s good to see others that accept failure as a key to success!

    Take care!

  4. Anonymous
    January 22, 2010 at 3:58 pm (7 years ago)

    just crap…

  5. oyun incemeleri
    November 22, 2010 at 6:16 pm (6 years ago)

    Very useful hacks, thanks a lot, I already implemented the

  6. imleme
    November 22, 2010 at 6:20 pm (6 years ago)

    Great article on ways not to get banned. I will also post a new blog post similar to this idea. Thanks and I hope you check it out. I love your insights as well!

  7. Rain
    January 26, 2011 at 10:38 am (6 years ago)

    I’m kinda stuck with IM, being in my downs at the moment.

    I haven’t considered faliure possible yet, this is the first time I’m thinking about it.

    My early years are gone, I’m getting older, and feel like going nowhere…

  8. Kathie
    October 7, 2016 at 11:09 pm (6 months ago)

    Currently it seems like Movable Type is the best blogging platform available right now.
    (from what I’ve read) Is that what you are using on your blog?

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