A good friend and companion on the self-employment journey once told me: if she’s on the path a few steps ahead, she wants to point out to those following behind the big boulders to avoid. In the spirit of paying it forward, I want to help you avoid some boulders.
Since you’ll have to order different online marketing services to put into your business. You as a beginner to internet marketing, may not be in position to know which are the good ones. But with a good online marketing coach, you’ll be guided to make the right choices. So you’ll erase the risk of ordering a scrappy service and in the process you save money. That money could be used on other activities that will help accelerate the pace of your business growth.
Well, if I tell you that the vast majority of people who try Internet Marketing fail in the first year, well over 90 percent, would you still think it is that easy? It is not easy of course. There is a lot to learn and even then, when you know what you are doing it still take unrelenting persistence and it is a slow process to success. So how do you start and where do you get the information that you need?
Make time for marketing. Now that you’re clear on what you need to accomplish you need to MAKE time in your schedule to complete the necessary tasks. Don’t leave this to chance! Starting TODAY allocate specific blocks of time in your schedule to work on your marketing and business development. It’s best to schedule this time early in the day early in technology coach the week and early in the month. Eliminate your time wasters and re-train yourself to work on marketing BEFORE you do anything else in your business, especially checking your email!
You don’t have $10,000 – $50,000 to hire a consultant. Yes, it would be nice to hire someone to do it all for you, but you don’t have that kind of money lying around. You can hire a coach for considerably less and still get a lot of the benefits you get with a consultant. Besides, you’re the DIY type anyway.
This depends on the problem you want to solve and where you are in your business. A good Business coach doesn’t need to know every detail of your business, but they will give you the support you need to tackle obstacles and push past the boundaries that are holding you back. Accountability is a powerful motivator, and so is having a team player.
Fortunately, there are those who have learned how to make money online, and they have gone through a lot of trial and error, but they are willing to share that information. The info can come in the form of ebooks, videos, and so forth. Some of these are very good, but you cannot get clarification for a concept you don’t understand without contacting the author (if you can get to him or her at all).
A Business coach can guide you to develop a marketing plan that resonates with your vision and values. Best of all, your coach will hold you accountable for implementing your plan and reaching your business objectives.
When I’d visit some of the local coaching organizations I’d hear other coaches talking about not making more than a few hundred dollars a year, not charging more than a hundred dollars a month for hours of work, and some even laughing at the speaker who was telling them how to make hundreds of dollars per hour, and thousands per month easily. They just didn’t believe that a coach, at least anyone in that group, could possibly make the kind of money that the speaker was telling them was possible. Sometimes their belief systems was keeping them from even trying those things, after all, they hadn’t seen any of those results.
The other solution is to have a coach who will help you and guide you through the process of marketing on-line. A successful coach will have up to date knowledge of what search engines like, will have already proven himself in the field, and most importantly of all, have a proven formula that works and will be passed onto you.
Finding a great MLM network marketing mentor is absolutely crucial in the success of your business. You need to learn from somebody who has walked the path before you and can show you what does and doesn’t work. An education in what not to do is almost as valuable as what you should do.
Get organized. Not having your marketing ideas, materials and plan in one easy to access location is a sure fire way to undermine your efforts. So if you’ve been writing your “plan” on sticky notes, random pieces of paper or just have your ideas floating around in your head, it’s time to get organized. Use your re-boot day to gather all of your marketing information in one place so you can access what needs to be tackled first.
Too many coaches are confused about the concept of the niche. They either don’t define a niche, or define it so broadly that it’s not a niche at all. They fear that by defining a niche, they will miss the opportunity to coach. The truth is simple. Niche is all about marketing, not coaching. You define a niche so that you can clearly understand who it is you are marketing to, and what that niche needs.