A lot of people have been asking me recently how I have been able to become successful at promoting my websites online. I know people think I have some secret recipe for success, and it’s true.
I want to share this recipe with you. What is in my special sauce for success? You’re about to learn. You probably would have never guessed that these three things make up the tripod of success that I have founded all of my online businesses based upon.
The truth is, they are simple, and everyone can use these ingredients to create their own success.
This is going down the typical road of success comes to those who are motivated, but this is not true. You can be motivated and lack the other two key components of this recipe.
You can also be motivated, but not motivated enough, or only motivated for a couple hours of the day. I’m about to explain to you just how motivated you need to be in order to succeed.
Grind day in and day out. If you knew that you would have to operate on only 4 hours of sleep a night in order to be successful would you still be motivated?
Most people don’t understand just how much their motivation is going to be tested when they get involved in Affiliate Marketing and becoming an online entrepreneur. Believe me, it is a grueling process but it is rewarding.
That’s why I’ve come up with a couple key tips to keep you going. I have personally used these, and they have kept me motivated to this day.
Read quotes from important or famous people. I know this seems stupid, and I know it seems like they won’t inspire you or that you are too good for reading quotes because you “don’t need them”. Let me tell you, I thought the same way. I now read quotes every single day, and in fact, I now post them on Instagram @incite.wealth to inspire others daily.
Quotes force me to stay motivated. I am able to remember why I started, and remember my end goal. These quotes from successful people who have been there and gone through the same things I have now gone through are important because they will begin to resonate with the struggles you are going through.
Look at yourself in the mirror. You should do this a lot. Not because you think you are insanely good looking, but so that you can reflect on who you are currently, and who you see yourself as in some set period of time.
I always go after the 5 year mark because I feel like there will be very significant changes every 5 years in my life, and that has held true thus far. Although things change a lot in even a year, 5 is a guaranteed change if you are a motivated individual.
Try this once, and tell yourself that you will succeed. If it doesn’t make you feel motivated, that’s fine, but I’m betting it will. Take it seriously, and do it every morning and you will realize that you have a much more positive outlook on your journey.
I’m not saying you need to be naturally gifted in mathematics, psychology, or business. I am saying that you should never stop learning and teaching yourself.
This not only helps you to create a more solid foundation for yourself, it keeps you young and relevant. One of the greatest businessmen to ever live, Henry Ford, once said,
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”
Keep your mind young and fresh and you will be surprised at the innovative and creative ways that you come up with to build and scale your online business.
I have created a unique reading list of my top 5 favorites for you. I encourage you to complete this list because of the infinite benefits you can gain from each:
- Curious by Ian Leslie
- The Power of Habit, Why We Do What We Do In Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
- The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham (one of Warren Buffet’s favorites)
- How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
- The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
I personally have read every single one of these from start to finish multiple times. They have caused me to become a better person, a better marketer, and have allowed me to understand others better. Not to mention they are all pretty cheap these days.
“The most successful salesman understand their customers better than they understand themselves”- Me, 2017
Have you ever heard of anyone building anything without tools? Yeah, me either. You must position yourself somewhere with the right tools. I am not forcing you down any path here but I do have some suggestions for you. Let me outline the key tools I suggest.
First you need internet. I’m convinced that the internet is the future of marketing and if you want to become successful I believe you are still in the early adopter stage of the internet marketing life cycle.
Times are changing, and there is still 84% of the 6.5 BILLION people on Earth not using the internet. As this number increases over the years there will be unlimited opportunity for you to reach more and more users, create more and more sales and convert more and more content.
If this doesn’t seem like a wide-open market then I don’t know what would be the best market for you.
Next, you need people. Usually I would say you need to build a support system because times get tough and you need people to help push you forward.
My views have now changed. I say you need followers. You need people to surround you that are genuinely interested in what you have to say. Whether this comes in the form of readers on the internet, followers on social media, or people that you influence every day in person.
Build yourself a solid network and carry yourself with confidence. Believe in what you are selling and those who follow you will start to believe as well.
Last, you need a platform or product. Businesses are changing. You no longer need to be out there trying to create some new fancy gadget that you can patent and sell to a million people.
These days you can leverage digital content, leverage your skills and abilities, and create a product that can sell. I would encourage you to use yourself as your product, because you are the easiest product to market.
However, there are other options if you dig into drop shipping, eCommerce, or you can still create a physical something you are passionate about. These days you can become an entrepreneur with absolutely no money.
I personally suggest the best tool I’ve run across that combines people and a product. That tool is Wealthy Affiliate.
I really hope that I have given you a comprehensive overview of my recipe for success. These are the three most important things I can come up with.
I will try to do a Part II on this later, but for now, leave a comment if you have any additional ingredients you would like to share. Also, share with your friends on social media so they too can benefit from the age of digital marketing.
Wake up early and don’t hit snooze. When you eliminate the snooze button you will struggle. I know this because I was the king of the snooze button for years. If you wake up early, and wake up the first time, you will position yourself for a better start to your day. Not to mention you reduce that groggy feeling