Internet Marketing 101: What’s Inside Your Mind?

If you are not making money in your offline or online business, take a lesson in internet marketing 101 and look no further than what is inside your mind. Many people are going through the process of building their business, but they do not really believe they can be successful in it. They walk around with mental roadblocks. But it does not have to be this way. You can adopt thought patterns that will lead to greater success. Allow me to explain.

mindset (article 84)Internet Marketing 101 – Be Thankful!

The first principle is to be thankful and develop an ability to be grateful. When you think about the details of your life and business, find things you can be thankful for.

Also, you can be someone who gives just for the sake of giving and not always to get something in return. You can be generous with your skills and abilities. You may wonder what this has to do with business, but it really is true that what is in your head affects the way you work each and everyday.

So are you generous? Are you helping those around you? In my homeschool niche, I like to help people choose the right curriculum and help them make it work for them. Hopefully, you are generous with the information you have, too.

Internet Marketing 101 – Be Thoughtful!

The second principle is to be thoughtful. The words you repeat in your mind can become the realities in your life. What I mean is the stories you hear in your mind can creep in and influence the way you live. Let me illustrate. After each of our webinars, I like to talk to some of the people who attended. When I do this, if I hear any negative comments, it is usually people saying, “I am just not sure I can make any money doing this.” what I find is that this kind of thinking becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

If you do not think you will make money, then you will not really put your whole heart into what you are doing. If you have some doubts about what you are doing and then try to promote your products, you will not come across as believable.

Similarly, you will want to think about what you are doing: are you building a business or having fun with a hobby? Are you serious about building it up or enjoying playing at it? Too often people who want to really build their business are merely playing at it. This mindset can change if you will being to be thoughtful about what you are doing.

Something else to be thoughtful about is you “why.” Why do you do what you do? Then write it down. For me, I put a picture of my family next to mine because they are one of the big reasons why I help with our business. I like to use that extra income to be able to spend time with them. We also use it to reach out to missionaries and to go on mission trips.

So what is your why? Take some time this week and brainstorm some reasons why you are working on your business. Be specific. Instead of saying, “It is because of my family,” say, “I want to go on trips with my kids and grandkids.” You could also say, “I wan to be able to give money to those who are in need,” or “I want to take mission trips at least once a year.” Then, after you write down your list, go public with it.

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Copyright Stephen Beck, 2010

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