& Affiliate Marketing: Celebrate The Small Victories
Internet & Affiliate Marketing: Celebrate The Small Victories
Most internet marketing ventures start as one-man operations. When
mistakes are made, you know who to blame. But don't just beat yourself
up, remember that when progress is made, that was all you too. Celebrate
the small victories.
When you are just starting in internet marketing, keeping a positive
mindset can be a crucial ingredient of long term survival. On or
off the web, most new businesses do not become profitable immediately.
Sales can be mediocre as your marketing campaign gets going, and
if you didn't plan ahead for this fallow period you may begrudge
the out-of-pocket expenses that arise. It is easy to get discouraged.
Worse, many marketers lack basic support and encouragement. In
a normal workplace there are other employees to share the load and
help solve problems. Not so for most start-ups, and your personal
support network may lack enthusiasm.
Your friends may think you're a sucker involved with some newfangled
scam. Your family may worry that your seemingly unprofitable internet
career is interfering with your day job.
You must remember that you are your own manager, and good managers
care about their employees' morale and motivation. Notice and enjoy
the small milestones in your business as they pass by, whether it
is finally getting your web design just right or suddenly nailing
the top search position on a good keyword.
Reward yourself with a day off or a good meal. Tell your friends
about it even if their eyes glaze over; you listen to their dull
stories about their crappy jobs, right?
Verbalizing your success is for your own benefit, and it can help
you assess your accomplishments and know when you've made real progress
along your business plan. Don't commit the common mistake of neglecting
the hardest working, most under-appreciated person in your employ
About the Author
Daniel Detlaf is a
lifelong student and one-time Day Trader with a few things to say
about internet marketing. Visit the home of his ebook "Make
An Honest Living" at http://www.makeanhonestliving.com