8 Mistakes Internet Marketers Make
Do you feel you are not getting any of your business tasks completed for your business?
Are you unstructured, frustrated and all over the place with your marketing?
Well we have learned from our own mistakes and wanted to share with you which ones to avoid.
Today we are going to share with you the mistakes internet marketers make and what you can do to avoid them. Read more…!
There are many perks to owning your own online business. Perks like having no boss or manager to tell you what to do and how to do it. The ability to create and modify your own schedule when your work at home full-time or part-time.
Unfortunately there are going to be times during the operation of your business that you will indeed make mistakes. Not that it is entirely all your fault because no traditional education is going to teach anyone how to effectively run a business from home.
That is why we have put together only 8 of the most common mistakes many internet marketers make and what you can do to avoid them.
Mistake #1 Planing Out Your Business In Advance
Unlike a traditional corporate structure where you have someone telling you which tasks to do and having a deadline on a day to day basis in the online business industry you are your own boss.
The reason not having a plan in advance written out into some sort of “Blueprint” is considered a mistake because all you are doing is trying to do anything and everything yourself thinkingÂ those things are going to help your business.
That’s not what happens though, instead you spend too much time trying to figure everything out and before you know it your business is failing before you even get started.
Mistake #2 Your Not Organized
Why do you think the most successful leaders and entrepreneurs are always on top of their tasks and getting things done?
It’s because they have a day planner and have organized and structured theirÂ business tasks, plans, and appointments. Â Don’t make the mistake of having constant work pile up on your desk and you ignore it because your too lazy to sort the work.
The best way to prevent this mistake just make sure to write on a sheet of paper the top priority tasks that requires immediate attention all the way down to the lowest priority.
Write at the top of your sheet of paper “Things To Do Today!” and number 1,2,3… and so on.
If you need more advice on how to get your time organized you can read this helpful article 21 Time Management Tips To Prioritize Your Daily Method of Operation.
Mistake #3 Not Learning The Skills of Lead Generation
Whenever we check our emails we always get asked the question of when the business owner is going to start seeing moreÂ customers? we would reply back and follow up with another question like well, how do you plan to get most customers for your business?
Listen the best advice we can give you is try not to focus so much onÂ getting the customers but focus on how to get the right quality of customers to your business by learning the skills and techniques of lead generation.
Mistake #4 Not Having A Designated Space To Work
When I was a single mother living in New Jersey in my parents home I can’t tell you how hard it was to work from home with all those distractions.
Everyone knocking on my bedroom door asking me to do errands for them, run to pick up the phone, go take the dog for a walk and do my homework from business school while working two jobs. It was mayhem!
Shoot I couldn’t possible earn a six figure income working in that kind of environment, could you? I don’t think so.
Thank goodness after being coached by Rich Guzman he taught me that I must be responsible for my business and have a private space just for my business if I am going to be successful.
Having your own private home office will help you get in the flow of things as a entrepreneur. Â You can get focused and organized as well as benefit from incredible home business tax advantages.
Mistake #5 Relying On Your Warm Market (Friends, Family & Co-Workers)
One of my biggest mistakes when I was involved in Network Marketing was how much I relied on my closest friends and family to be my customers.
I would beg even my best friend to buy at least one product from me from every home party I hosted but then she wouldn’t continue because her money ran out and cancelled her auto ship.
I’m sure you can relate.
This kind of marketing to your warm market doesn’t last and if you really want to get the right type of customers that buy from you then it will require you to join a community of like minded people who are already searching for what you have to offer.
Mistake #6 Not Eliminating Distractions
Let’s face it as a former government executive administrative assistant how managed 5 vice presidents I was trained to get distracted and multitask.
Little did I know after I started working from home for myself getting all these distractions was not the same and it didn’t help me get anything I needed to get completed.
How in the world can someone build a business with the phone constantly ringing causing you to leave in the middle of dinner or that special occasion with your family and friends?
It’s not a good thing to do because it deters your mental focus and I heard that multitasking lowers your I.Q.
Whatever type of internet marketing business you are running start treating it like a six figure business and block out all distractions during your business hours of operation.
If you can afford to get a virtual assistant and outsource the management of your schedule for appointments then do that but if your not there at the level yet then set up your hours of operation in your calendar.
Mistake #7 Don’t Over Work Into Exhaustion
Burning the midnight oil is something Rich and I do when we must because our business is worth it. Â But one of the most important things is to remember not to work yourself into exhaustion in your online business.
Working too hard causes you to burn out and then you find yourself too tired to want to do anything for your business. Â To avoid burn out make sure you schedule everything don’t try to do it all in one day, it will take time and patience.
Mistake #8 Don’t Get Married To Your Laptop Indoors
Most internet marketers make the mistake of hearing about the laptop lifestyle and think it means to stay at home all the time. Â That is not the laptop lifestyle my friend, that is a laptop marriage.
One of the best benefits as a online marketer is how convenient it can be to just take your laptop and work anywhere that Â has a WiFi connection.
This means you can work in the lobby of the hotel you are staying in, the area at a Starbucks, or on the beach in the morning under your cabana. Â Go out with your laptop during your lunch hour and start meeting people if they grab your attention where you are working your online business from.
Rich and I take our laptops with us every trip we go to and we even now use our mobile phones to operation our digital business.
That’s the beauty of being a digitalÂ marketer, you can’t do that at a job.
I trust this post was helpful to you and gives you an understanding of how to treat your online business.
Have you made any or all of these mistakes in your business? if so then leave us a comment below and share your experience we love hearing from you.
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