Would you rather be a smart Internet Marketer? Or a rich one?
You might say you’ve chosen one path, but your behavior might be leading you down the other.
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There’s an untruth being spread around that’s responsible for many marketers not being able to generate more income than there’re already making.
And that has to do with the fact that “You need to know everything”
Are you spending 4-6 hours readings blogs and forums every day.
Goal: Get smart.
Belief: Being “smart” will make you wealthy.
No idea how this has come about, but I suspect that one of the guys who launch a new product every month has something to do with it.
The Straight Truth About Being Smart.
You’re “smart” if you:
- Reads lot of forums, google news, blogs
- May visit multiple times a day, hitting refresh repeatedly every visit in the hopes that a new post will appear
- Collects ebooks, copy and paste forum posting
- Might have more than 100 blog comments on his or her favorite blogs
- Probably has more than 1,000 forum postings on their favorite forum
Let’s look at smart guys out there.
Scientists and college professors. probably earning $50-60k a year.
If doing well, 80-100k.
Verdict: not too bad.
The Start Truth About Being Rich, it’s likely that you:
- Take action
- May not be up to date on which country America has just sent it’s troops into
- Are more familiar with the date of the next affiliate summit, SES, ad:tech or pubcon. than the date of the next presidential election
- See that traffic is something measured by clicks, rather than cars and motorcycles
If you fall into the smart category and you’re happy being smart, rather than rich, just go ahead and continue doing what you’re doing.
You’ll become real smart, real soon.
But if you want to be rich instead, here’s a couple of points
Get Rich Checklist
- Be very clear about revenue generating vs non-revenue generating activities:
If you’re not going to care about your business, nobody is.
- Spend more time doing, than reading: Spend at least twice as much time doing (even when you’re starting out) as you study.
Experience is a better teacher than any book or DVD could be.
- Network effectively: Find mentors, people who know what they’re doing. If you’re forming a mastermind with guys who are equally clueless, you’re not only going be less smart, you’re going to be poor too.
Like they say, actions speak louder than words.
Go forth and prosper.