Things I struggle with my online income endeavors:

Discussion in 'Casual Chat' started by greenion, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. greenion

    greenion New Member

    1. Consistency- This one is tough when one has other things going on during the day (or night).

    2. Information Overload- This one, I have mentioned before. It is too easy to get distracted when one is online. *And for me, it is not distractions like, watching a 'Cat on the toilet - Youtube video', it's being in constant state of keeping up-to-date with all information that is relevant and valuable in my world.

    3. Application and implementation of my know-how. - I might not be a newbie, but I definitely no expert either when it comes to knowledge of the world of online business. So, I struggle with efficiently executing my ideas and strategies for my business and programs that I promote.

    4. Confidence - You might not be able to tell from this post, I am an introverted guy. And in business, that is usually a bad mix. So, part of the reason why I am doing a 'brain-dump' here is to build up my confidence in knowing that I have a sense of what I am talking about.

    5. Mentorship - Because by default to mentor, one has to have already gained a certain level of success for themselves, and therefore be really busy being successful; it is hard to find a person who is willing to invest themselves in others on 'good will' alone. I am still searching though.

    6. Writer's block - As I am posting this, it is coming in on a wave of other posts that happened to be on my mind. How long that wave will last, I don't know. But, I am sure as heck riding it before I hit a
    'dry spell'.

    7,8,9,10. to be continued at a later date. My back, eyes and fingers are starting to get tired.

    11. (This one could be): Keeping one's energy up to par on the athletic level; of which I am far from, to keep on going like the energizer bunny. *Does anyone here promote any nutritional products that might help with this?

    I am currently working on each one. But, I would greatly decrease the time it takes to master each, is if someone else here would share their personal experiences with any item listed that applies to them.
     
  2. talfighel

    talfighel Silver Member

    greenion: 5. Mentorship - Because by default to mentor, one has to have already gained a certain level of success for themselves, and therefore be really busy being successful; it is hard to find a person who is willing to invest themselves in others on 'good will' alone. I am still searching though.
    This is not a problem. I would love to coach you and show you what you must do in order to succeed online. So this one is checked off for you.

    greenion: 1. Consistency- This one is tough when one has other things going on during the day (or night).
    This is something that you have got to master. A lot of people are good starters. They are fired up when they get started in a home business but many of them lack finishing strong and staying on course until they reach their goals.

    greenion: 4. Confidence - You might not be able to tell from this post, I am an introverted guy. And in business, that is usually a bad mix. So, part of the reason why I am doing a 'brain-dump' here is to build up my confidence in knowing that I have a sense of what I am talking about.
    You have got to feed your mind with positive stuff like reading a motivational book everyday just before you go to bed at night.

    Tal
     
  3. A8ch

    A8ch Gold Member

    Greenion, welcome to the club! I believe everyone who pursues online marketing struggles (or has struggled) with the things you mentioned. Perhaps that is a good thing. One can only correct a problem after one has identified it.

    I also believe it's possible to reduce the degree of struggle at the outset, by adopting the right mindset. If you make up your mind to do whatever it takes to succeed, you will. That attitude will help you through the discouraging times.

    Here are some approaches that could help you over these hurdles:

    Consistency - Figure out a system to priortize your activities and manage your time.

    Information Overload - Indentify one subject or discipline you need to learn. Decide exactly what you need to learn about it. Then go after that information. You'll know when you have what you need. Then repeat the process.

    Example: Say you want to learn how to design websites. You could begin by studying different layouts: single page, two column, three column, fixed width, flexible width and so on. Next you could look at which design styles work best for the type of site you are planning and why. And so on...

    Application/Implementation: Learning is a process of knowing what to do as well as what NOT to do. Don't be afraid to screw up, it's simply another lesson. Experiential knowledge is the best kind you can have.

    Confidence: You develop confidence by learning what to do, applying what you learn and getting a feel for the possible outcomes. Confidence comes from doing!

    Mentorship: This does not have to involve face-to-face interaction. You could read and study the biography of someone (or several people) whose accomplishments you admire. Listen to tapes, watch videos, get feedback from others who have had direct interaction with the person(s).

    Writer's block: A Web search can return lots of techniques for overcoming this obstacle. Learn 3 or 4 strategies and you'll always have ways to get inspiration when you feel stuck.

    Energy: Diet, rest and exercise are the best contributors.

    DISCLAIMER! [​IMG] None of the above matters if you lack the discipline to pull it off. Without discipline, your efforts and results will always be inconsistent and in effective.

    Hermas
     
  4. mtran2000

    mtran2000 New Member

    A8ch: Here are some approaches that could help you over these hurdles:

    Consistency - Figure out a system to priortize your activities and manage your time.

    Information Overload - Indentify one subject or discipline you need to learn. Decide exactly what you need to learn about it. Then go after that information. You'll know when you have what you need. Then repeat the process.

    Example: Say you want to learn how to design websites. You could begin by studying different layouts: single page, two column, three column, fixed width, flexible width and so on. Next you could look at which design styles work best for the type of site you are planning and why. And so on...

    Application/Implementation: Learning is a process of knowing what to do as well as what NOT to do. Don't be afraid to screw up, it's simply another lesson. Experiential knowledge is the best kind you can have.

    Confidence: You develop confidence by learning what to do, applying what you learn and getting a feel for the possible outcomes. Confidence comes from doing!

    Mentorship: This does not have to involve face-to-face interaction. You could read and study the biography of someone (or several people) whose accomplishments you admire. Listen to tapes, watch videos, get feedback from others who have had direct interaction with the person(s).

    Writer's block: A Web search can return lots of techniques for overcoming this obstacle. Learn 3 or 4 strategies and you'll always have ways to get inspiration when you feel stuck.

    Energy: Diet, rest and exercise are the best contributors.

    DISCLAIMER! None of the above matters if you lack the discipline to pull it off. Without discipline, your efforts and results will always be inconsistent and in effective.

    Hermas

    Great advice Hemas. You and others always have very motivational posts that keep me focused.

    Mark
     

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