For most people starting out in internet marketing, the sheer overwhelm when trying to build your business is almost enough to knock many out of the game.
It is like being cooped up inside all your life and suddenly you are set free and the opportunities and information is as daunting as it is exhilarating.
The best thing a newbie should do when launching an online business is wear blinders. Not literally, of course. But learn how to focus on one task at hand and not get distracted by shiny new objects.
These come in many forms, and it is usually worse for those with a lot of fear about the journey, or those who are in a rush to make money. When you are desperate for money, it can cause you to make poor decisions, so always supplement that with offline earnings until you can think clearly.
The different forms that shiny new objects take can be whose advice to follow, which niche you want to be in, what all gadgets and tools you might want to use, and more. There are thousands of wanna-be marketers out there who have downloaded dozens or hundreds of courses and not followed through on a single one.
Take some time to think about the different business models and niches ahead of time. Do it before you actually get started in one. Then, once you decide, make a plan to stick with it through to completion.
For example, if you choose the survival niche and plan on doing an affiliate marketing business, go through all of the steps to educate yourself and implement everything you can for that niche and business model before you ever think of abandoning it for a new niche and strategy.
Follow through is where most marketers shoot themselves in the foot. They give up before they succeed, without finding out why or what else they could have done to turn the tide in their favor.
Try to get to the root of why it is that you feel like abandoning a project. Is it boredom? Did you get nervous? Did you not understand something? Focus on the fix rather than running away.
Some people might try to make excuses out of their addiction to shiny new objects, like they are being smart about it. But don’t fool yourself. No successful marketer ever earned money by quitting on their efforts. Only those who learn how to sustain momentum as you build your business make it through to the finish line for the profits.