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Hello, Are You A "Yo-Yo" Internet Marketer? Here's 6 Simple Steps Not To Be One

Mar 28, 2008
When I just started my home business few years ago, I was always very distracted and impatient. Yes, I was desperately impatient to quickly get my internet business to work.

I must admit I was then a "Yo-Yo" Internet Marketer. I would be very excited on one particular program and would spend at least 1-2 months trying to make it work.

I realised that I would get very distracted because I would read lots of my incoming emails promising "overnight" get-rich programs. Needless to say, I would "jump" from one "fantastic" program to another "awesome" program. This will go on for at least 6 months to 1 year.

Sad to say, I would find myself with at least 10 "wonderful" programs ... but then I would not know how to promote them all at the same time because they were too many to promote ...

In the end, I would feel frustrated, disappointed and disillusioned. Actually, I've failed so many times. To other people, I was "nuts" to start a "home business" that promises overnight riches. But then again, I didn't give up... You shouldn't give up too. My advice is, be persistent in your "home business" as you know that at the end of the DARK tunnel, there is LIGHT!

So, how then can you stop being a "Yo-Yo" Internet Marketer? I have some pointers below from my personal experience which can help you not to be one.

1) Be very focussed

This is easily said than done. But you need to stick as a glue with just one of your program or product at a time. This will then help you to be able to focus all your energy and time to promote this particular program.

2) Set-Up A Daily To-Do List

This is important but is often overlooked by most internet marketers. You should spend your first few hours at the start of your day just solely on promoting your affiliate program or product. Once you finish doing your "advertising" work, then you can take your time to read your incoming emails.

3) Have A Must Do Attitude

Tell yourself you Must Do or make this online business work irregardless of your circumstances or situations, instead of saying that "if I can find the time and energy, I will try to make this home business work". Failure is not an option here.

4) Daily Action Required

You need discipline in this. On a daily basis, do something which will propel you closer to making your internet dreams come true. Otherwise, you will just remain as passive dreamers. Be brave, be creative and tell others how this program or online business has changed your life dramatically.

5) Write Down Your Goals

Review your written goals on a consistent basis. Visualize what you are going to do next when you succeed your online business one day ... I can assure you, dreams do come true. As you know, without a written goal, you will never know what you are going to do next; or what your future will be.

6) Think Of This Business As Long-Term

As the sayings goes "Rome is not built in one day". In order to be successful in a home internet business, you must think of this business as a long-term investment. Think about it, how many online business have you seen that really "Make money" overnight? I can safely say, definitely, not many. So, think of it long-term.
About the Author
Carol Oon is an internet marketer who writes articles on Affiliate Marketing strategies. For more tips and free resources, you can visit her blog at http://inet-affiliate-secrets.blogspot.com. Please feel free to distribute this article in any form as long as you include this resource box.
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