Do You Have a Marketer's Mindset?
by Tiffany Dow
Before you get started in this industry, you have to analyze your own mindset to see if you have what it takes to be an online entrepreneur from conception to fully-functional success operation. Itís not enough to say you want to make money or be your own boss.
Everyone wants those things, but not everyone can achieve those goals. It takes a special person. You donít have to be a workaholic or be willing to engage in questionable marketing tactics. You just need to have a few characteristics that are common to most successful Internet marketers.
This industry requires deep commitment. If youíre the type to change jobs with your moods, then stick to a 9-5 gig. Youíre building a business and it takes time, effort, and tweaking to make it work.
Perseverance and a positive attitude can make or break an entrepreneur. Youíre going to have down times. Every marketer does. Something will go wrong Ė whether itís a freelancer who didnít deliver on time and threw off your launch date or a JV partnership that fell through. If you panic and shut down, youíll tarnish your reputation as a true professional.
The great Internet marketers donít fly by the seat of their pants. They believe in being meticulous planners. They make schedules and plans for their day, week, month, year, and even further down the road.
They plan every step of a launch before the product development even begins. They plan every single detail they can think of. The more meticulous you are with your plans, the fewer things there are that might go wrong.
To become an authority in your niche, you need to exude confidence. Even if youíre worried, anxious, or unsure of yourself, what you project must be that you have it all together Ė you canít be paralyzed by fear.
Are you willing to be a student for life? No successful marketer gets to the top and stops learning this industry. That only means youíll eventually become the prey of another hungry marketer whoís stayed on the ball with up-to-the-minute solutions and practices in your niche so that they can become king of the mountain when you let your guard down.
You have to know how to get from point A to point B on your journey to achieving financial independence. Do you know what youíll say when your in-laws or spouse questions your ďcareer?Ē If youíre a fearless marketer, the inquisition wonít bother you a bit.
If you arenít sure how to develop a blueprint for your success, donít know how to set and achieve goals, or have a mindset thatís not in sync with that of victory, then work on those things before you quit your day job and set off on this voyage. You want to be mentally prepared for the ups and downs along the way.