Worst case scenario, you might find yourself moving back to your parents’, maybe with your wife, and borrowing their car because you had to sell yours when your bank account was drained to the last dollar.
Oh wait, that’s what happened to me and why I am so passionate about you getting this right!
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Steps to Becoming A Successful Internet Marketer
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I’ve witnessed and lived a horror story of an internet marketer who leaves their job too soon, hit rock bottom and got into a new rhythm of working the hours away every single day for years.
That means no weekends, no holidays, only break you get is dinner or when you have to go to the bathroom. No time to brush your teeth, savor that meal, or change into their PJs.
There I was, thinking I got it all together and that I was far up the internet biz ladder.
But I fell flat on my face.
See, if you’re thinking about quitting your job because you think it sucks and you want more freedom, or you’re tired of having a boss, or whatever reason you have, you have to be prepared.
There are specific parameters you should set in place, clear signs that you’re ready to get out of that job and be your own boss.
1) Be Willing To Delay Gratification and Hustle
“Wait, what? What hustle?!”
You got that right.
Just because you’re doing an online business, that doesn’t mean party every night with the boys.
Or GNO with the ladies.
Or Pjs and coffee on a deck all Saturday long.
An internet marketing entrepreneur hustles.
And hustles from hours on end.
Every. Single. Day.
See, that’s the difference between doing your 8 to 5 and being an internet marketer.
Once you get home from the office, you’re pretty much done for the day.
No work AT home after you clock out.
A chill night with the fam.
Kicking back in front of the TV and flicking the remote every commercial, Homer Simpson kind of stuff.
But if you’re dead set on making that first 6-figure income from internet marketing
Delay Gratification and Hustle Hard.
Taco Tuesday with the boys is Type Away Tuesday for you.
Saturday Spa Day with the ladies is Shut Up and Work Day.
Holidays? What holidays?
Thanksgiving day, you’re probably holding a plate of your turkey dipped in gravy in one hand, and the other hand is punching away on the keyboard.
But that’s how this thing is done.
You’re creating a lifestyle business.
Do it right, and you’re setting a path to unlimited income potential and Lifestyle Freedom in a few years.
Maybe nothing seems to be happening right now.
Or little accomplishments seem too insignificant to call them “success.”
Everybody seems to want to make serious cash in their sleep.
But not everyone has what it takes to get to it.
If you want to be an internet marketer, then you gotta have the right attitude.
No slacking off, no more lame excuses, get that ass off the couch and keep it glued in your home office chair.
Maybe 2, 4, 5 years from now, your buddies are gonna look at you and say you’ve gone a long way in the business.
That you probably just got lucky.
But let me tell you one thing.
It is not from luck that you will succeed; it is from you delaying gratification and hustling.
It’s not like some fairy princess sprinkled your bank account with pixie dust and made it quadruple and reproduce tons of 0s.
You made it happen by hustling when everybody else is saying screw it.
The hard work applied for years on end is the trick. Hence so few people really “making it”!
But those who persevere experience a level of lifestyle freedom that is quite amazing.
If you’re up for the challenge and work, do it for the long haul, then step one of quitting your J.O.B. is in order.
2) Your Finances Secure BEFORE You Become a Full-Time Internet Marketer
1. Zero Debts
If you’ve got a mortgage, you’re still paying off your car; credit card debts keep racking up, then there’s no way in hell you can have a semi-easier life when you quit your job.
Yes, you’ll still get to eat three times a day at best, or maybe have a roof over your head (by that, I mean, living out of stranger’s basement or garage or staying at your parents’ indefinitely).
But come on, is that actually what you can call “living”? Pretty far off your original plan or idea where you’re sipping a margarita while lounging on the beach and cash keeps on rolling in by the minute, right?
If you’ve got debts under your name, the last thing you should do is lose that steady income from a day job. You’ll be up a river without a paddle, and life gets even more desperate from there.
So get out of debt first, no mortgage, student loan, credit card and what-not that takes a massive chunk out of your income each month. By then, you can start thinking about leaving your job and transitioning to doing online business.
Then, there’s Anita Perez Valdez, a self-proclaimed data geek and TopSpot Internet Marketing’s VP of Operations and Co-Founder. All that data geeking and hustle paid off when she became one of the first 100 Google Adwords Pros!
Josh Steimle had quite an early start when he put up his digital marketing agency called MWI back in 1999 while juggling this then-startup and college. All his efforts paid off, and he’s now the CEO of this company that’s still killing it. He also shares his knowledge by contributing to major publications such as Mashable, Forbes, TechCrunch, and Entrepreneur.com. Plus, he’s a TEDx presenter and the author of “Chief Marketing Officers at Work.”
And on the other side of these huge CEO’s, there are guys like Andre Chaperon. Andre has access to all these "million dollar launch club" internet marketing “gurus” and knows the truth behind their numbers. He doesn’t have a budding YouTube channel or any of the typical “have-tos” in internet marketing. His crazy successful internet business is even called Tiny Little Businesses!
Now, it’s your turn.
Become An Internet Marketer Today
Choose your audience FIRST, and DON’T ever get this wrong! Working out the 5 steps to online business success will ensure you don’t fizzle or regret what you have started nine months from now.
The FASTEST way to make money online is with an affiliate marketing funnel or a minimum viable funnel, but choose your audience BEFORE you dive into one of these.
A little takeaway for you
You will make mistakes, things will not always be perfect, but you have to start.
Starting is the only difference between you and any other successful internet marketers.
Once you focus more on your online business, you’ve got to keep hustling. You can’t just quit your job one day and say “yeah, got it all together and I’ll take off and have a break for a month because my online thing is doing awesome.”
Let me tell you that’s a seriously dangerous mindset.
Just like any business, a bomb can explode any second.
You don’t want to go back to square one after enjoying a remarkable lifestyle for a while.
So you have to keep grinding the hours, days, weeks, months, years doing your internet marketing business.
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Miles is a full time internet marketer who sells information products and a niche membership program with his wife, Melanie. Together they have created a lifestyle business that allows them true location independence and this blog where you get to see behind the scenes and see how they have built their online business from scratch.