I’m sure you’ve seen this quote about failure and success:
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
Thomas Alva Edison
How many times have you seen this quote applied to help make people feel better when they’ve failed at something – particularly in business? The idea is that failure is useful, if we learn from it and avoid repeating that which caused the failure. The mis-application of this concept, as applied to internet marketing, happens often.
But let’s put this in perspective: Thomas Edison was trying to invent a brand new thing. There were no lightbulbs. He was creating it from an idea in his head! So naturally, in this instance, failure is part of the progress to success. I’m very thankful that Edison stuck with it, as I like my lightbulbs.
Internet Marketing vs. the Light Bulb
If you are trying to succeed in internet marketing or any business: folks, I hate to break it to you, but that is not the same as inventing the light bulb! We do not need to reinvent the wheel to succeed in internet marketing!
Of course, there are ways one could take the overall idea of internet marketing and make it their own, forge a new path to success with a brand new concept. But most things in business are not lightbulbs; they have already been done, we just need to put into action those things that work.
Inventor or Entrepreneur?
You need to decide: are you an inventor or an entrepreneur? If you are an entrepreneur looking to succeed in internet marketing, then stop trying to re-invent lightbulbs and wheels and take action on those practices and principles that have proven to work.
Internet Marketing that Works
I am guessing that unless you just heard the term internet marketing today, you have probably already spent hundreds of hours and perhaps thousands of dollars studying and learning about internet marketing. Am I right? You are not alone, this is a common thing; but have you taken action on any of it? Are you putting into practice those things which you already know?
Don’t let anyone fool you, internet marketing is work. Yes, there are some forms of internet marketing that once you get it all up and running and generating income, it could continue to produce passive income. But it takes work to get it to that point.
Roadblocks to Success
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve talked with someone who has spent days trying to figure out why their blog isn’t working after an upgrade, or struggling to customize their blog theme, or they have no clue what FTP is and how to use it, or they have a product they want to sell, but can’t figure out how to setup a sales page, get the order button to work with a shopping cart to redirect folks first to a squeeze page, then to checkout, get them on an autoresponder list and eventually land the customer on the digital download page.
Internet marketing is technical in its simplicity.
It sounds simple in theory, but in practice it requires technical knowledge and skill to effectively deliver your ideas and products to your market.
The Lone Ranger & Tonto: a Team That Worked Together
Why are you still struggling and fighting with the technical aspects of running an internet marketing business that should be simple? Because you’re probably like so many others, you are trying to do it all. You’re being a Lone Ranger entrepreneur and not seeking help for the parts of your business that are keeping you from making progress and earning money.
Even the Lone Ranger had Tonto.
So hire yourself a Tonto, or better yet, a Team of Tontos and outsource those aspects of your business that are a stumbling block to your success. Don’t let another day go by where you are struggling to reach your goals.
If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always gotten.
Stop doing the same thing and expecting different results. Stop going in circles and change direction. Failure becomes success, when you learn from it.
Hire an outsourcing services Team to help you change the direction of your business from failure to success.
To YOUR Success,
P.S. Do you use outsourcing to help you with your business? What part(s) of your business do you outsource?