I want to step back from the nuts and bolts side of internet marketing and talk about that that space between your ears again… Specifically, about focus.
A lack of focus is something I see all the time, and I’ll even admit to having that problem a few years ago.
I’d see a new opportunity, get really excited, spend some money thinking I’d make a ton back, a few weeks later get bored, and find some latest and greatest, best opportunity ever deal.
And the cycle would repeat itself.
And if my goals were to go bankrupt, that would have been an ideal course to follow since I was always spending money but rarely making any back.
I had become a serial entrepreneur jumping from one opportunity to the next, planting little money trees everywhere, but never sticking with one long enough for it to take root and start returning money. You see, money does grow on trees, but just like a tree, they don’t start producing right away. You gotta plant them, water them, tend to them, wait a little, then they just start throwin’ off cash. However, most people take a look at their money tree opportunity and just as it’s about ready to really start producing, they give up and go find something else.
Sometimes it pains me to think how much more I’d have made if I’d have just stuck with building up an awesome little empire of sites when I first got online, But I digress…
What you need to focus on is finding ONE system that you can follow, dedicate yourself to following it for a certain period of time, and then evaluate it. And I would recommend a bare minimum of 3 months to evaluate, 6 months is better, 12 months is best. If you’ve been following something for a year and you still haven’t seen results, then feel free to dump it and move along.
During that evaluation period, put on some blinders so you’re not tempted to go try something new. Really focus on making that one system you’re following work.
The key, of course, is not only focusing, but in finding a good system to work with or you’ll be trying to grow money trees from carrot seeds, and that just won’t work. Don’t be afraid to spend some money to find a good system. Seek the opinions of others who you’re certain are making good money (a lot of people pretend), and ask them what they’d recommend. Then get goin’, stop trying to make money from 10 other ways, and really focus. I think you’ll find that the results are very rewarding.