Internet Marketing Strategy
Internet marketing strategy or put more simply a plan for online success is probably the most essential ingredient needed for anyone starting a home based business. In the days when I first started out in the auto repair and towing business my bank manager had the following saying. "fail to plan and you plan to fail" In other words if you don't know where you are headed how the hell are you ever going to get there. After all if you where embarking on a road trip to some place hundreds of miles away where you had never been before you would have a map. That way you would be able to check that you were headed in the right direction and check your progress along the way.
The same applies to internet marketing or any business venture for that matter. If you have no clear idea about the direction you want your business to go in or how you intend to get there you are finished before you ever get started. I guess for some folks reading this it sounds like a stating of the obvious but it may surprise you to know that scores of people set off in internet marketing with little or no idea of where they are headed. So unless you want to join them and end up going around in circles you will need an internet marketing strategy that works.
One of the most important parts of your internet marketing strategy is the setting of realistic goals. You will know if you have read my articles before that I see this as one of the most crucial factors towards achieving any kind of business success. So many people get sucked into the dream of earning thousands of dollars in no time at all without doing any work. Don't go there. Stick with what you are doing already (your day job) and set out a plan of where you want to be at each step along the way. But most of all keep it realistic then you may just surprise yourself by exceeding your goals.
If you are new to internet marketing and working online you may want to set a goal to enroll just one person or make one sale in your first month. Bearing in mind that during this time you will be on a steep learning curve getting to know the program and learning how to use online tools or systems. Then the next month set out to double your first months achievement by enrolling two people or making two sales. If this seems a little lack lustre to you and you do far better then that's great news but buy setting your sights a little lower you won't be setting yourself up for a fall either. If you were to double the size of your sales or recruitments every month your business would grow to 2,048 sales or enrollments within your first twelve months!
Hours spent now on your home business will pay you dividends for years to come. I could give many examples I personally know of people who earn a monthly income from online businesses that they no longer need to put any effort into. They worked at these businesses flat out giving up all those hours in front of the T.V. or down at the local bar and now they reap the benefits. So set your stall out now to devote a set amount of time on a regular basis for the furtherment of your online business. Remember be "consistently persistent" and you will get there in the end. Be Successful!
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