There are so many aspects of trying to develop your own Internet marketing business plan that it is amazing to me that so many people think this should be easy. This idea is obviously a farce. Never forget, and if you didn’t know this, remember that you heard it here first, business is competition. That means that there has to be winners and losers. The sad truth is that vast majority of people who try, loose time money, and sometimes a lot more.
So, how do you win at this game? Pay close attention, this may not be the answer you expect, but the answer is,,, choose the right team. That’s right, business is a team sport. This is one, and I mean just one, of the reasons that so many people fail: because they don’t know that business is a team sport and they try to do too much of it by themselves. Confused? Don’t be, there are a few people that are genius enough to come up with something so original or so foresighted that they blaze a whole new path, but the rest of us we just need to copy what is working best, and partner up with the right group of people to pull together the pieces to build a successful business.
Oh yeah, sounds easy right? I know, I know, now I am a really being confusing. Here is the whole point. There is no way that you can know, do, or even think about everything you need to build a successful Internet home based business by yourself. So the key is for you to first do a thorough and honest self evaluation to get an accurate assessment of your strengths and weaknesses. Then you write down exactly what it is you are trying to accomplish with your business. And here is the most important part, then you start pick your team.
Here is a possible example, first you align yourself with a person who has already accomplished what you want to accomplish. Then you let that person help you lay out a game plan. After you start to pick more teammates who can help you do the things you don’t know how to do, or you pick teammates that can help you learn the things that you don’t know how to do. The bottom line is that the person that wins is the person who picks the best team with the right balance of everything to make the whole.
This won’t be easy, and you may have to pick a lot people before you find just the right people. You may even find yourself being chosen to be part of someone else’s team. This is a great way to learn what that right combination of things is, or might look like. Let me just close by saying that you are only a looser if you quite. What I mean is that everything you try is a learning experience that brings you closer to learning the right balance to build your winning team.
Plan your work, and work your plan. I used to think that was bunk…that is before I became successful! If you’re going to succeed at anything in life, you need a plan. If you’re going to succeed at internet marketing, you really need a plan!
Everyone wants money! Everyone wants to be rich!
One time a few years ago, my wife and I were eating breakfast in a restaurant in the Hyatt Regency in Savannah, Georgia. The restaurant overlooks the Savannah river from a height of about two or three stories. Our table was right next to the floor to ceiling plate glass outside window, which gave us a great view of the river.
There was a large yacht moored just below us. This was not just a big boat, but a true yacht. It had a crew of more than one person. The owner (I guess he was the owner) was puttering around on deck. His wife (girlfriend, maybe?) was sunning herself in a bikini on one of the back decks.
My wife was a little peeved at that part!
What interested me the most was the reaction of the other folks in the restaurant. Without exception, everyone who was near the window was staring at the yacht–drooling.
This was before I found out how to really make money online! I mean I was doing okay, I just wasn’t the super-successful internet entrepreneur I am now.
So, I guess I was doing a little drooling myself.
I wonder how many of those people in that room who were drooling at the yacht qualitatively increased their income over the next few years. By “qualitatively” I don’t mean make a few thousand extra, but put themselves in a whole new income bracket.
I did! And I did it through internet marketing.
But I didn’t just do it by drooling–in other words, I didn’t just wish for more money. As I learned about how to make money on the Internet, I made a plan. And I followed that plan, which lead to success.
So, what should your internet business plan be?
What are your dreams? What are you drooling over? What keeps you up at night? What were your dreams when you were a kid?
Your plan must start with a dream, a real dream that motivates you to the core. Let me give you an example.
What motivates me is taking care of my family. What motivates me is being able to work outside on my deck in my underwear. (I’ve actually done this!!) What motivates me is taking my family on great vacations.
What motivates you?
It’s not going to be the same as what motivates me.
You have to get right to the heart of who you are and what motivates you, only then can you make a business plan that will work!
Once you understand your dream, you have to turn it into reality. That means you have to spend time or money or both learning about internet marketing. At some point you will know enough about a particular method to be able to predict your outcome with certain inputs.