I get several emails a day from this blog’s readers. The most frequent ones I get fall into one of these categories:
- I want to get started with an online business but where do I start?
- I am getting started in a new online business and I have committed the next few months to figuring this out
One is a question and one is a statement. The person that send that latter type of email with a statement of commitment is always 10 times further ahead in terms of mindset. And therefore has a MUCH greater chance of success.
So the first thing to do is commit to yourself that you are going to figure it out and stop relying on other for all your answers. You are starting your own business.
You will be a business owner. Take responsibility for it. Hold yourself accountable a commit.
If you don’t do that, you have already set yourself up to fail.
Yes there are some great training programs and helpful mentors out there, but the fact is that no one will take you all the way to success.
Only you can do that.
But beyond that, both of these emails (referenced at the beginning of the post) are very similar. The core message is that the sender is looking for direction.
Knowing the right place to start your business or bring new life to your business is probably the most critical thing to building a solid foundation for your online income.
In the world of the internet, there are offers, businesses, opportunities and systems to promote everywhere. The fact is that finding an offer is not really an issue as long as you know how to pick out a decent one that provides value.
But there is one thing everyone always wants more of, no matter what level your are on…
It all starts with traffic. If you have no traffic, you have no leads and you have no sales. So your offer or whatever you are promoting doesn’t really matter.
Its great that you have the latest technology, a high converting sales funnel, a killer email follow up, a high value offer and all the other over hyped everything…
But who care if you don’t have any eyeballs on it?
It means nothing without traffic.
It gets you nothing without traffic.
For this reason, I am going to copy part of an email I sent this morning to one of my readers. The person that sent this email made the statement that he was going to figure this online game out which is why I wrote this email in the first place.
It was very powerful for me to see this and helps renew my commitment to myself as well.
In response to that message, I sent this message.
It is meant to provide him, and now you, with the one assignment you have for success this year.
Here is your assignment:
The one most critical thing you do right now is FOCUS on learning ONE traffic method – whether it be blogging + SEO, PPC, solo ads, , , etc.
Focus on ONE and only one.
The biggest reason I see people have little or no success is because they get so scattered that they get frustrated, over whelmed, burned out, broke and then quit.
Focus on one traffic method only and make it work.
Learn the ins and outs of it.
Become an expert at that one traffic method.
When you are an expert at it and you know how to make it work, you will always have access to that traffic to grow your business.
Traffic is by far the biggest stumbling point for most people. So just commit to yourself to learn a single traffic method and you will be ahead of literally 99.9% of people trying to make a living online.
The fact is that when you have access to even one stream of traffic that you control, you can promote just about anything that will be related to your traffic.
If you can master even one source of traffic and convert relevant offers then you will have everything you need to have a successful online business – and to scale it up to as big as you feel like from there.
Please leave your thoughts and feedback in the comments below.
And Happy New Year to you and yours! Let’s build a successful one together!
Now go get some traffic