Internet Marketing is a skill.
And when you first start doing it, you suck.
Like learning to ride a bike, only 10x more difficult… Your first few months — or years — are going to be wobbly.
You are going to make mistakes.
You are going to lose money.
According to Training Industry Quarterly, it takes people 1 to 2 years to become “fully productive” at a new job. Why would a new internet marketing career be any different?
In fact, adjusting to life as an internet marketer is arguably more difficult than merely adjusting to a new job, as there is no one around to tell you what to do or hold you accountable.
Internet Marketing is filled with jargon, unwritten rules, and trade secrets — the same as any industry.
And it takes time to learn all of this stuff.
So, the first thing you have to do is develop a diehard, iron-clad, forged in the fires of Mordor intention to succeed.
Second, get a business card with your name and the title of “Internet Marketer” on it. Buy that domain name you’ve been eyeing, start a Facebook fan page, send out a family newsletter.
Do whatever you have to do in order to make your new career look and feel real to you.
It may seem silly or dumb, but identifying yourself as an internet marketer is important.
If you have a job right now that provides the majority of your income, start viewing that job as a side venture — even if it is full-time. Your online business has to come first.
Third, start learning! Join the Warrior Forum, subscribe to relevant subreddits, follow other internet marketers on Facebook and Twitter.
Realize that if making millions of dollars online was simple and easy, everyone would be doing it.
Successful internet marketers are simultaneously extraordinary and average.
They are average in the sense that they are human just like you. They are extraordinary in that they persisted in learning how to earn a substantial living online.
It sounds paradoxical because it is, but it should bring you hope once you understand it.
You can do this, the same as thousands before you.
But it will take work; it will take time.
Commit to the journey and I will see you at the top!