Sunday, February 22, 2009

A Thousand Tiny Raindrops

When people first get into Internet marketing, they dream of doing something big and that's as it should be. Your dreams are everything! But a question I get asked sometimes is, "What's the one 'Big' thing I can do to earn money online?"

In my experience, the answer to that question is that there isn't one big thing, but there are lots and lots of little things. And if you do these consistently and do them well, you will be a success. That's how it's been for me.

An analogy that I think fits is that of raindrops gradually filling a bucket, a well, a lake or even a sea. It wasn't one 'giant' drop and it didn't happen all at once. It's the same way with building your online business. In promoting GDI, I use two other programs as well (TrafficWave and Affiliate Funnel). To do this correctly involves paying attention to details on a regular basis and doing a lot of little things consistently and persistently - and doing them right.

My Free '30-Day Success System' explains it all. Once you understand it, once it really 'clicks', you will see that there isn't a magic potion that you can drink and become immediately successful. It takes work, and this involves doing all the little things that most people cannot, will not and won't do. That's why most who attempt this business will fail. That's why they thirst beside an empty well.

Adding content to your blog? That's a raindrop. Pinging your blog? Another drop. Giving meaningful, personal attention to every prospect and team member? More drops. Creating back-links to your sites, leaving business cards everywhere you go, commenting in forums, discovering new & creative ways to advertise, paying it forward, showing others how to duplicate your methods, etc. - hundreds and thousands of 'rain drops'. That's the great thing about this business. There's always something more that you can DO, but you have to be in motion. You have got to move.

Are you starting to understand? You can't just do one 'big thing' and expect to get rich with online promotions. You have to do a lot of little things all the time. But that's how a mighty river begins; with a thousand little tributaries all feeding into it.

Do the right things, do them right and do them on a regular basis. Most important of all, never quit. Never, never quit!

I'll see you at the top...