Make Money Online – Can You Do It?
How you all doing? I’m doing okay, although I fear that I may be suffering from some muscle pain in the morning!
I decided to try to bring a reclining chair downstairs and make room for it in my living room. Let’s just say that it was a lot harder than I was expecting and, indeed, probably harder than it should have been!
I remember that I managed to get it upstairs and in the bedroom perfectly fine, but alas, this evening’s attempt was destined to be difficult!
The killer moment was when I somehow managed to wedge the thing in the door frame. However, with a bit of grunt work and determination, I managed to get it moving.
Can YOU Make Money Online?
That little anecdote leads quite nicely into the topic that I wish to cover today. Can YOU make money online?
Short answer – yes!
I’ve been watching a few webinars and videos over the last few days and also reading a few e-books, reports, etc. These have all been from a cross-section of Marketers, all of whom I’m sure have very different backgrounds and stories.
I’ve thought about this before but I’ve been reflecting a lot on it again recently, especially looking back at where I was a year ago, how I’ve progressed during the last year, where I am now and what my business plans are, both for the immediate future and further ahead. What I’ve been thinking about is: just what makes me different from the many successful Internet Marketers, coaches, product creators and so forth?
In essence, nothing.
If you learn about these successful people you’ll realise that very few of them had anything outstandingly special about themselves. However, they all had something in common: they had self-belief, they took action and they never gave up. All of those things are things that I can implement.
Indeed, you are no different. There is absolutely nothing stopping you from obtaining the success that you desire. Not really. More often than not, our obstacles are either imagined and placed there by us, or they can be got around. Either way, the power is in our own hands.
What Can Help You to Push Forward?
Something that you absolutely have to have is the proper mindset. In my previous blog post I posted a video from John Chow, in which he quoted Yoda from Stars Wars: “Do, or do not – there is no ‘try'”.
Those are the wisest words from someone that doesn’t exist that I’ve ever heard!
Joking aside, you absolutely have to have a winning mindset. It’s no good thinking, “I’m going to try giving this a go and see what happens”, or “I’ll get around to doing that some day.”
As a musician, something that Whoopi Goldberg’s character in the film, Sister Act 2 said always stuck with me. When talking with a girl who wanted to be a singer, Whoopi’s character basically told her that if she woke up in the morning and couldn’t think of anything else but singing then she was supposed to be a singer.
That is how you must view yourself if you want to be successful in anything. You have to view yourself as being what it is that you want to be. Not, “I want to be such-and-such some time in the future.” NOW!
If you want to be a successful Internet Marketer then guess what? That is what you are – you ARE an Internet Marketer! Sure, you may be a beginner, but that doesn’t matter. It’s how you view yourself that is important.
Again, from a musical point of view it takes me back to more than 20 years ago when I was learning to play the guitar. At the very beginning I used to tell people that I was learning to play the guitar. I never said that I was a guitarist. I actually remember thinking to myself, “At what point do I start calling myself a guitarist? At precisely what point does that transition occur?”
I never did pinpoint a specific transition. But I do recall something that my guitar teacher told me and it’s something that has stuck with me ever since in my musical life:
“There is no room for false modesty in show business.”
Now, this doesn’t mean that you should be big-headed or think that you’re something that you’re not. It simply means that you should recognise what you can do and not be afraid to express it. You need to recognise where your talents lie and not be afraid of giving yourself the due credit.
Doing this can go a long way to building your confidence and helping you to have the proper mindset. So, it doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner Internet Marketer who’s yet to make their first buck or someone who’s been at it for years and earning millions. If you are marketing on the Internet then you are an Internet Marketer. Once you view yourself like that then you will be much more likely to start viewing yourself as one of the ‘gang’ rather than as an outsider. Sure, you may have a lot to learn, but recognise what you have to offer and never belittle yourself.
A Helping Hand
Now, it’s all very well saying all this stuff, but if you don’t know something then you don’t know it. Not everyone is able to just decide to become a success and then go off and do it on their own. In fact, I would say that very few do. Most people need help in some shape or form, even when they get to the more advanced levels.
Not so long ago I released a free e-book that’s geared towards helping newbies know where and how to start with making money online. In it I talk about the various steps I took to making, not only my very first $1 online but my very first $1000 online!
If you haven’t got hold of it already then what are you waiting for? It’s totally free and you also get giveaway rights, which means you can even use it as a free gift to help build your mailing list.
I am also still working on a free, over-the-shoulder video course that goes a bit further into some of the steps mentioned in my e-book. I’m aiming to get this out any time now. If you sign up to get my e-book then you will be the first to know when the video course is released. 😉
Although I do know my strengths and I am completely confident that I will continue to make progress with my Internet Marketing, I also recognise that I am still learning. There are some excellent teachers out there and I have learned a lot from some of the very best.
Someone who has been instrumental in my progress is Dean Holland. He’s someone who came from the absolute pits of despair but is now hugely successful and climbing upwards all the time. If you are looking for a coach and mentor then I can’t recommend him highly enough.
Just a couple of months or so back, Dean released a brand new course that’s designed to show you a ‘from the ground up’ method to making money online that anyone can do. The feedback has been amazing and, having gone through the content myself, it’s easy to see why. I highly recommend it – just click on the banner below to find out more:
So, what’s left for you to do? Set your goals, take ACTION and don’t give up! Just like me with the chair I mentioned at the beginning, put your back into it, be determined and you’ll get things moving.
What do you think is important to keep motivated and maintain a proper mindset? I’d love to read your comments so please leave them in the thread below.
Until next time,
Glenn “Keeping Motivated” Shepherd