Often times new internet marketers get lost in a sea of information when starting online. They buy hundreds of eBooks on how to make money, go to seminars, get private coaching, etc. And often, after all this effort, they still don’t make money.
Obviously it’s great to learn from others. However, everyone has their own unique methods and strategies for accomplishing things.
“There are many ways to skin a cat.”
Remember, no two e-books you read are going to be the same. Why? This is because every internet marketer has developed their own strategies and methods along the way.
No two marketers do their keyword research the exact same way, or use identical strategies for writing headlines. And yet there are thousands and thousands of people making full-time incomes online, even though they all do it a little differently. This means that you don’t have to follow a certain formula to make money, because there are many paths to success online.
And as you take action, you will also develop your own individual style. So the important thing is that you just take action and learn from your mistakes. If you try to follow someone else’s guidelines to the letter, you could get held back.
Remember that you are responsible for your success. There are a lot of people waiting for someone to come along and rescue them from their financial struggles and help them start making money. Then they blame that mentor when they still don’t succeed.
Don’t be that person. Instead, take control of your own entrepreneurial actions. Do not expect someone else to do it for you.
Does that mean you shouldn’t listen to anyone? No, because everyone needs guidelines when first starting anything. Otherwise they will have to go through a large amount of trial and error until they finally succeed.
However, it does mean that the person you are looking up to is human as well, and they don’t have all the answers. Many of them learned what they know entirely by trial and error, and they didn’t have access to any secret information you are being kept hidden from.
In other words, try out what others say, keep what works, and discard the rest. For instance, if you take a course on copywriting, and it has ten tips on how to write great sales letters, you might test all ten and find that only five of them work. That’s okay. Just use the five that do and discard the rest. Don’t get caught up in thinking the gurus have all the answers, and that if you don’t follow their strategies to the letter, you will not make money.
A lot of your success will be trial and error, despite what everyone tells you. While you can speed that process up a bit by learning from others, you are still going to make plenty of mistakes. Many of your marketing campaigns are still going to fail.
So the key to making money online is to test out what others are telling you, keep what works and get rid of the rest. Hopefully this info will help you become another online success story.