It’s guest post time again…..
Today’s guest is Power Up Your Potential author…AKA – Mandy Allen from Learn-To-Blog.org
I asked Mandy what she would do if she had to start her internet marketing journey all over again.
Here’s what Mandy had to say…..
I had to think long and hard to answer this question because in reality there are a great number of things I may well do differently if I were to start over again.
I would try to be far more focused in the first instance on a niche, but maybe that comes with experience and practice rather than a conscious effort to tie yourself down to one finely tuned topic from the start.
We can often only build successfully on the foundations of the mistakes we make.
The alternative is the mistakes come much later, maybe at a catastrophic point in our career.
If I were to start all over right now what I would do differently most of all is not be swayed by all those ‘great’ offers with hyped up sales pages.
The ones that convince you that all you have to do is press a few buttons and you’ll be sailing the Med or driving a luxury car up the driveway to your mansion that you paid cash for last week.
So why would I not invest in these great opportunities?
Well, not only because a lot of them are hyped up nonsense, but also because a great many of them only work if you know what you are doing already…
And learning the skills to put them into a money making practice takes time.
It’s mostly the high priced items that I found the hardest to use in the beginning.
A lot of them are not really aimed at new Internet Marketers, they’re aimed at people who already know much more than the basics.
The products I have that I use and are of the most value to me are actually lower priced products, and they do exactly what they said they’d do.
They are much more simple to understand and easy to use.
So I, like many others both before and no doubt after me, have ended up with a great number of products I have never used, probably don’t even know why I’ve got them now or what they actually do.
I’ve certainly missed the boat in terms of making any impact with them because they’re either old hat already or everyone else now has them too…
Or someone has already designed something that works much better.
It can be very easy to get sucked into believing that everything you buy WILL help your business efforts.
The reality is a lot of it won’t.
It’s true that there are a lot of scammers out there who lie about their earnings, but there is also the fact that of the products that do work someone else beat you to it.
They made the killing, all you are often doing is trying to recreate their success with something everyone has already seen.
I don’t think there is any Internet Marketer who has not bought something thinking it will change their lives but never used it or put it into practice, for whatever reason.
We do all have to learn from our mistakes, and often it is those mistakes that are far more valuable to our learning than the numerous successes.
But if I had to start over I really wouldn’t get sucked into buying so many ‘good ideas’!
Enjoy the journey
Thanks for that Mandy!
Are you guilty of buying products that you don’t use?
Have you fell for the push button solutions that promise to make you a millionaire overnight?
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Take care and I’ll catch up with you all soon.