|August 06, 2008||Volume 7 Number 27 Issue 204|
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I haven't had time to do much on my website, but I do have a great newsletter article for you this week. I contacted a few graphic artists to design the images for my new site, but response has been remarkably slow. Either my email is not getting out, or these folks have so much work that they can't be bothered giving a quote for new jobs.
We've been using CalliFlower for our Mastermind calls, but it's been a real nuisance. Most folks can't get connected, and those that do need great patience and the willingness to keep trying and trying and trying. We have decided to try a new service this week. I'll let you know how it turns out.
There are a number of giveaways going on right now. Check them out - it costs nothing to find out if there are freebies that would be useful to you. Here are two I have signed up for:
Beyond The Newbie
Are You Ready To Go On?
Why are you doing this?
As a newbie, you are really just scratching at the surface of the Internet marketing money making world. And, in all honesty, there is no definitive or clearly marked point or time after which you stop being a newbie and become an intermediate and then, later, an advanced marketer.
At the same time, most newbies have little or no idea about what they are doing in terms of their on-line money making efforts and, more importantly, why they are doing it. Oh, sure, there may be a couple of reason that they think or believe that they are doing this for, but..
In order to begin the process of moving forward to the next stage of your Internet marketing career (which is exactly what the things that you are doing right now can become if you do things right from here on in) you need to start asking yourself many relatively deep questions.
The first and most important to answer is, why are you doing this?
Now, if your answer is something along the lines of, because you need more money, then I have news for you. That puts you in a very non-exclusive club that contains just about every individual human being on plant earth!
Everyone wants more money. Itinerants living in the park need more money to buy their next meal, Mom at home needs more money to buy little Johnny his next new bike, and even the richest man in the world needs more money so that he can massage his ego by showing off what a success he is. Wanting extra money should never be the answer to this question, and if that truly is your motivation, then you have chosen the wrong vocation.
It would be much easier to get yourself a weekend job flipping burgers or work in a bar at nights. Both of these are far more reliable sources of extra income, and you'll certainly see the results far more quickly (in the form of a pay-packet at the end of the very first week).
Having said that, I don't doubt that some newbie marketers will come into Internet marketing because they have fallen hook, line and sinker for the ridiculous notion that there are huge amounts of easy money to be made don't. Unfortunately, there is not, and whether you realize that early on or only after wasting money on half a dozen ‘get rich quick from this fantastic system’ manuals, the fact remains that making money on-line is not easy, and it does require hard work, organization and planning.
So, you need to move past that ‘make more money’ superficial reasoning to discover what it is that really motivates you to want to become a successful Internet marketer. Money should never be an end in itself. For sane people, money is never more than a means to achieve the end result that they most want to achieve, and you would classify yourself as sane, wouldn't you?
You must therefore know what your desired end result is, because, if you do not, any success that you enjoy will almost certainly be entirely accidental and, moreover, very probably extremely temporary as well.
Here are a few of the most common reasons that people come up with as their personal motivation, so you can get more idea of the kind of self-examination that is needed. Do this before anything else, because otherwise, you have no chance of moving on from being a raw newbie:
It is vitally important that you have a clear picture and understanding of why you are trying to become a successful Internet marketer in the first place for one very important reason.
Whether you realize it or not, you will almost certainly fail (perhaps several times) before you finally succeed.
In order to be able to keep going when everything seems to be going against you, you have got to have a clear vision of what it is that drives you, because it only by retaining and believing in this vision that you will be able to keep on fighting.
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Recommendations for this Week
Have you checked out this new site that will give your website a link without requiring a reciprocal link? The search engines love this. It's in the Beta stage right now, so it is free to join. Check it out at: Qassia