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How to be Successful Online

Success with an internet business is something that many people dream of, but never have the opportunity to see it come to life.

Why?

Because they never take the time to truly learn what the “business” requires.

Internet Marketing is a true thriving business that you have to put time and effort in like any brick and mortar business.

Many beginners think that setting up an online business is easy.

Well it is, but it requires loads of work and time.

And as Jim Rohn says, “For everything that’s easy to do its easy not to do.”

For instance…

Let’s say the average person wants to start an online business.

First thing they would do is purchase a domain name and hosting, a website. Check!

Then purchase an Autoresponder. Check!

And then find some products to promote whatever niche they were in. Check!

You’re in business, right?

Not so fast.

You need traffic.

And you need to know how to communicate with that traffic.

Traffic, well how do I get traffic?

Well traffic isn’t that easy because all traffic isn’t good traffic.

You need targeted traffic that is hungry to acquire the information you are providing and ready to purchase when your product meets their need.

Setting up the business is half the battle.

Marketing is the other half.

If you expect to be successful online you must be successful in your marketing.

To begin building a list of targeted traffic you must have the knowledge of how to get targeted traffic to your site/landing page, have great content, and have to knowledge to convert that traffic.

It is that simple, but it is an art that requires practice.

If you practice daily you will become better.

Practice makes progress!

The problem is most people expect quick results and end up quitting before the ball gets rolling.

Persistence is key.

It’s easy to get discouraged when things aren’t going how you’d like, but keep on pressing forward and learning.

Find a mentor, join blogs, forums, mastermind groups, read books that will inspire you, and never stop learning.

Eventually good things will begin to happen.

Just be smart about it and always focus on the long term.

Good things are sure to come if you follow a blueprint.

When I began in Internet Marketing I was constantly researching things, but never taking action.

If you don’t take action you will never get results.

You will never be able to learn what you are doing right or what you are doing wrong.

What you do wrong is positive information.

It lets you know what you need not to do, its trial and error.

Things really began to change for me when I found a mentor that helped me put the pieces together.

I thought everything had to be perfect, but I’m here to tell you that it does not.

You just have to begin and make the necessary changes as you go.

Each step becomes a lot clearer and the road begins to become less clustered.

Take action and don’t give up!

Chess

Chess: Is It a Game of Life?

There have been many comparisons to life and the game of chess.

I often lay in bed at night and think of different chess moves, strategies, and game plans.

During my mental chess game I sometimes get lost with life situations and end up comparing the two.

I’ve been playing Chess for a few years now and I must say I love it.

I try to play daily and usually do.

I often hear people say it’s too complicated or difficult to learn, but in my opinion the basics are easy.

It doesn’t take that long to learn, but mastering it takes a lifetime.

I think life can be compared to chess because it’s about making moves that ultimately will give you an advantage or disadvantage.

Some moves you might make can bring a negative outcome, but you have to adjust and figure out how to regroup.

Some moves you make now may not show you the negative effects of that move until many moves later.

Wins and losses are guaranteed in life, but you have to keep moving forward and constantly rearrange your game plan for the next journey.

It’s about making the best decision possible with what you’ve been given in the situation presented.

Often we have no control over what is thrown our way in life, but we do have control over how we react.

Never regret your decisions and look at every mistake as a lesson to improve. Mistakes are a part of life.

A bad move can’t be reversed just like most poor decisions in life, but that doesn’t mean it’s over. Take a step back, acknowledge your mistake and figure out another stratagem.

In the long run experience is learned and you become a better decision maker.

I can remember when I first learned how to play.

If I remember correctly I did not win a single game until after at least 100 tries.

It was frustrating, but with every loss my mind was expanded and I eventually got better.

I got to see different moves. Was a part of different situations and was able to apply past experiences to things that were going on in the present and act accordingly.

Life works like that as well. We are built to use past experiences to understand situations we go through in life.

That is the reason why going through things make you wiser and at times better.

You open up your mind to something it couldn’t grasp before.

So keep playing and as you lose you will continue to get better. Eventually you will find your game.

Continue to improve on your craft.

Master it, and keep on pressing forward constantly trying new things and teaching others what it takes to become great.

I’m so thankful for the person who taught me.

Not only did I learn a new game I am now passionate about.

It also taught me a little more about life.

If you’d like to learn more about chess you can get strategies and free play at http://www.chess.com.