94% of Newbies Struggle to Make Money Online!
The gold mine question is: why?
To answer that, let me start with My Least Favorite Word.
This may sound silly, but my least favorite word is “just”…
As in, “all you have to do “just” take massive action…
Or, “Just fake it till you make it”…
Come on, really? I thought we were past all that!
What I dislike about this word just is the way it makes newbies feel small or that we are somehow lacking because it seems sooo obvious to everyone else!.
If we all grew up knowing how to take “massive action” on any given idea, we would have a much different world. But we don’t. We don’t all know how to get started easily. Some people struggle because they are shy, and some others may have missed that day in school.
I know that’s how it was for me… literally!
When I was in the 7th grade, the school skipped me to 9th grade math. I was so lost, I went from making A’s to D’s. My confidence sank lower than the bottom of the pothole that plagued our parking lot.
I survived and got through it, but as an adult I actually had to go out and buy an arithmetic primer on basic fractions and converting percentages. It was part of what I missed when I skipped that grade. I felt stupid, and always felt I had to hide my struggle from others. I was determined to teach myself what I didn’t know- I was embarrassed not to know how to do this. And it didn’t help when friends said, “Oh, that’s easy, you just…” Ugh!
So you see, I have a soft spot for new entrepreneurs who join a network marketing program (maybe a $1 trial, maybe a $29.95 monthly fee), and then cannot seem to get started. I know how that feels. That’s why I dislike uplines teaching their people and others, and falling back on cliches that start with, “You just…”
Did you know that statistics say 94% of network marketers will not ever make more than $900 before they finally quit?
Do you know WHY this is?
You’ve no doubt seen the ones who get plugged in and have all the pieces in place, take off;
While the ones who can’t “just” figure the puzzle out before they burnout, they fizzle out and quit, leaving their investment behind, in someone else’s wallet. These programs assume everyone learns the same way.
Have you ever been (or are you now, today,) in this situation? Where you want to get started but can’t figure out where to start? And you frustrated listen to the Saturday morning calls where leaders tell you to “just take massive action; just do it!”
(By now you’ve figured out that I’m not a big fan of that approach!)
That’s why I put together this (free) “6 Steps to $6 Figures” e-book (that I hope you have downloaded by now). And that’s the idea behind my StrategyLinks.net website… trying to help wannabe entrepreneurs learn to make money online.
The problem of making money online consistently boils down to two basic reasons … “just” two.
#1: We either don’t have the right information, meaning we don’t know the right people and have the right product or services; OR
#2: We don’t believe we have what it takes to compete.
The good news is, each of these issues is fixable.
These are the two paths to succeed…
1. ) If you have that confident mindset, that natural way with people, you can sell anything.
… We succeed because we know that success is just around that next corner, and we don’t give up.
2. ) If you know for certain you have the right product or service, and know the people who need it.
If you believe this is a fact, even if you are not totally confident in yourself, you can still succeed when you believe that some combination greater than your understanding says it is right.
This is why we see people we cannot imagine how in the world they are this successful doing the things we wish we could do.
This is also why we see others who start with us out working us, winning when we haven’t even figured out step one. They either believe in the product/service or they believe in themselves.
What has to change for this to be you too?
- Belief in yourself is a process.
You’ve no doubt known people who have read something like Napolean Hill’s book, “Think & Grow Rich” and have gone on to tell what a great difference it has made in their life.
There are many tools to improve your mindset if you feel unsure of yourself, tools like our Inner Circle audios and others on the free audio resources page as well as products you can purchase in the StrategyLinks store. It’s like me going out and buying that basic math book!
One thing I wish I had had is a tutor or a mentor. Today we have coaching services that offer guidance and support as you step through your marketing processes. Let me know if you think that would be helpful to you.
- Gain confidence in your product or service
The other issue, feeling sure you have the right product or service, and knowing who needs it, can be overcome by making sure you know:
— what business you want to have (what kind, how it will work, will it be online or offline, etc);
— making sure you know who your target audience is (completing the persona or avatar worksheet with all the details to help you know this audience); and finally,
— doing your market research to ensure the market is large enough to support you and that you know what keys unlock the access to this audience.
I have a free mindmap to help you answer some of these questions if you are hesitatant still. Check this product out in the store- it ‘s free to download and I think it will be helpful to you.
Remember that there are resources here to help you overcome the “just” too hard issues, or the indecision that may be holding you back. (In the event that you’re flying along, leave me a comment and let me know what has been the biggest secret to your success! It’s great to share the knowledge!)
So, 2 reasons newbies struggle to make money online? Self-Confidence and Information assurance. Tackle these 2 hot issues and you’ll find that the online marketing world begins to open up for you.
How do you tackle them?
1. Download the (free) 6 Steps guide if you haven’t already. ⇒ Learn the exact steps to take in the exact order.
2. Download the mindmap I mentioned above- also free! ⇒ Understand how the pieces all fit together
3. Watch the video with my friend Jon Ochs here. ⇒ Jon talks about the action, the mindset, and motivation to keep going.
Those steps, if you’re serious about creating a business, will set you on the right path and teach you so much more than you know right now! (And none of them will cost you a cent!)
Do leave me a comment below and let me know if this is meeting your need… or, if you have a question in a different area altogether! I am here to help you shine!