Why It Is Important To Set Yourself Some Goals

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Goal setting is of the utmost importance!

Setting Goals

Setting Goals

I do not know how my business survived before I learned the importance of setting goals for myself!. My business was going in circles without achieving any real results. I did not know what I was doing wrong, but realized that I had to do something.

It is only after I spoke to a friend of mine, whom also happens to be an Internet Consultant, that I realized that
I had to learn how to do proper goal setting. Without learning to set goals for myself, I would pretty much live my life without direction for a long period to come. It also deemed unto me that with proper goals in place, it would be like giving my ship a compass to reach the port of my own choosing. I cannot stress enough how important it is to know what you want to achieve with each goal, as well as why you want to achieve those goals.

Whatever goals you set for yourself should come from deep inside your own feelings and emotions and not from the feelings and emotions of somebody else. By trying to reach the goals of somebody else, you will always feel emotionally detached from such goals. It will therefore be extremely difficult to give your full commitment, passion and motivation towards such  a goal.  Never can you or should you allow yourself to try and live your life through the dreams and hopes of somebody else.You can maybe support someone else, but never lead their lifes for them, or completely understand what motivates the next person to become a success in his own right. Goals are different from one person to another, so analyze each goal with clear thoughts.

The goals that you set for yourself, should be exactly what you want to be, achieve and have in the future.

When starting to implement your new found goal setting skills, you will soon find out why some people almost always succeed by actually doing it yourself! You will subsequently have the ability  to dream, have aspirations to succeed , as well as allowing yourself to make a huge success of your own efforts.
This in return will be the beginning of a life where a sense of direction and focus will be the driving force
behind all your efforts and achievements!

As you progress with your goal setting activities, you will will learn the importance of how to see end results.
What is meant by  seeing the end results?  It literally means to  see or visualize yourself being on that overseas
trip, buying the long dreamed of car or even having all your debts cancelled. It is important to allow yourself
some time each morning to meditate and vizualize about what you want to achieve as well as  imagine yourself
living the end result of each goal.

Take specific care to block out all negative thoughts and feelings  while you are doing your goal setting
activities. This in effect will definitely mean blocking out all obstacles that might hinder you achieving your goals.

Concentrate on what you are doing at present that will help you to visualize your current goals as achievable.
In a goal setting activity, positive feelings like freedom, excitement, well-being, growth and development or
enthusiasm are good signs.

Here are some guideline steps in completing goal setting :

– ask yourself what you intend to do, have or achieve

– set yourself goals that are specific, measurable, and realistic.

– realize that people have different ways of giving priority and managing time

– make a choice to lead a productive and successful life- a life that is healthy, purposeful and positive!

I truly hope that you will implement the above, as it has the potential to change your whole life.


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How To Decide What Business Model Is Right For You

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What Business is right for you Working from Home?

Business Model

Business Model

When you decide to work from home then you need to make some decisions that can have a huge impact on your future. Firstly, you must decide whether or not working at home is right for you. The reality is that everyone would like to work at home to enjoy the extra bit of freedom. Unfortunately it so happens that you will need a lot of self-dicipline and commitment to stick to your chosen business plan. You will also need to have a dedicated area in your home where it will be possible for you to do what needs to be done in terms of your home business. Lastly, you must have a proven business plan. If you have all the above in place, then your are halfway on the winning path!

Nowadays, many people look at a home business as a way to break out of their old job rut and routines. There are so many business models to follow, that initially you might find it difficult to choose one. My advise is that you give it a good thought at what direction you would like to take.

As more and more people turn to the Internet for bringing in some extra income, you’ll find that many home business opportunities has to do with with telephone or online customer services . If you’d like to try something completely different, there are lots of business opportunities to work as  an independent service provider or  specific services such as copywriting or  wrinting e-books. Another possibility would be to establish yourself as a data entry professionals or a virtual personal assistant. There is also the possibility to do social marketing on Facebook, Twitter,Linkedin and Pinterest on behalf of companies who might not have the staff or skills on how to promote their companies via social marketing. Remember, when you work as a customer service agent from your home, you will need a reliable Internet connection and a working phone.

You could also consider starting  a direct sales company and sell products from an established brand to friends, neighbors and online buyers. You’ll make commissions through your sales and also by the recruiting of other people to sell the products. There are hundreds of direct sales companies that offer everything from aromatherapy products to candles to cooking supplies. In my humble opinion, the possibility for affilate marketing is so huge that the market could never get saturated . Most newcomers start off with this particular business model, as affiliate marketing is one of the easiest ways to get you going as not much experience is required.
Another alternative is to offer your services online as a freelance web designer, writer or virtual assistant. You could also start an online store that sells products that you make yourself or have the rights to resell. Many has established their online businesses by using one of the popular auction sites, like eBay, Amazon or even Kindle. Still others find a home in internet marketing, by directing web traffic to a website and then recommending certain products and services.

Decide first what type of job you’d like to do and then work from there.If you are the type of person who lives online and is comfortable with the Internet, try finding a job or starting your own business on the web. If you like the comfort of having a weekly paycheck, look into telecommuting positions.

Once you’ve decided what category of job you’d like, do some research on what it takes to be successful at that type of business. If you feel like you are drawn to one particular business or company, then sit on your decision for a week and see how it feels. Imagine what your life will be like as you take on the duties of that job. Most importantly, be realistic with yourself about how much time you can devote to your business.

Whatever you decide to do, make sure you are passionate about what do!

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Why should YOU Find Yourself An IM Mentor?

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IM Mentor

IM Mentor

I am not one for mincing around with words, and only tell you things you want to hear or to get your favour and gain your trust. I strongly believe trust and respect must be earned. So, without any further delay or attempt to take your hard earned money from you, here is something to chew on: To make a success of your Internet Marketing business in a hugely competitive market, will take guts and determination!

It is not impossible for a newbie to get involved in Internet Marketing and make a success of it immediately, but even the rawest newbie had to put in something or get some things in place to obtain such success. No effort, no success!

So Marquerite, what does it take to make a success of my Internet Marketing career (or any career for that matter)?

Follow in the footsteps of somebody that has walked the walk. You do not want any other (one of several others) Internet Marketing Courses. What you really want is an Internet Marketing Coach. Someone who can take you by the hand and lead you to the way of success.

Such a Mentor would normally have years of experience in Internet Marketing, and would also typically be someone who is engaged in a never ending learning process him/herself. Someone who is constantly learning from other Internet Marketing Experts and keeping up to date with the most recent Internet Marketing trends, changes and techniques.

A Mentor is not hard to find, as there are hundreds of people on the Internet giving themselves out as Marketing Guru’s.  As mentioned in a previous post, your biggest challenge would be to find the correct Mentor for your specific needs and challenges.

In my next post, I will give you some tips and guidance on how to find a Mentor!

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Finding The Right Mentor For Yourself

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Getting a Mentor

Getting a Mentor

Now listen up please, no sweet talking here!. If you want to make a success with Internet Marketing, then find a reputable Mentor!

Many is the day and time that I have been misled with so called “guru’s”, only to be left with a hand full of feathers. I suppose the biggest challenge lies between the ability to distinguish between who is true and who is a con. The problem with this unfortunately is that with the Internet, it is extremely difficult to determine the identity and motives of the who and the what on the other side. It is thus of the utmost importance to realize that most of the salespages and webdesigns were done by professional copywriters. In actual fact , we are talking about highly skilled individuals with the ability to make use of all kinds of emotional tricks to persuade you over to their side. The saying goes that there is no such thing as a “free” lunch. This is even more true as far as the Internet goes.

So, where do you start? Well, I cannot really tell you. There are simply to many options available. It really is a matter of deciding what you want to do online, and then find somebody that is an expert in that particular field.  I would however suggest that you firstly find somebody that can initially teach you some of the very basics of Internet Marketing, and once you have gained some knowledge, start building your IM business on a rock solid foundation. Once you get the hang of things it is much easier to establish what  needs to be done and what not, to make your website more profitable. If you do not have the very basic knowledge of how a website works, then you will be chasing stuff all the time and also get “information overloaded”. This is the main reason why people invariable procrastinates.

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So It is with Internet Marketing as well!

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Internet Marketing

Internet Marketing

As it goes in life, there always seems to be a first time for everything. Some things seems to be easier to do than others, but there always is a first time! It is also true that some of the things are pleasant, and others simply drags you down. Now it sometimes so happens that the not so nice things can be avoided for a while, but guess what, eventually you will reach the point where you will need to do the inevitable! Take for instance going to school. Initially it seems to be one huge expedition whereby everything can be explored and investigated. Imagine meeting al those new friends and things to do! When the reality of the law of repetition and doing things over and over sinks in, life suddenly seems to be not so exciting afterall. This offcause does not have to be boring,but only a matter of changing your state of mind.

So it is with Internet Marketing as well. Only those that persevere will become successfull. You must realize that once the shine and bling is over, you need to put in some elbow grease to make your Internet Marketing dream come true. What it basically comes down to , is to learn, learn, learn and IMPLEMENT! The most important thing to remember is to not over complicate things for yourself. Get a basic guideline, and follow meticulously. I personally found the best thing to do is to find a mentor (not several), and get something going. If the need arises you can always follow the advice of others later as well, but initially stick to ONE mentor. Can you remember when you went to school in grade 1 you only had one teacher. Only in the later grades, did you go to many other teachers as well. Try not to let yourself be overwhelmed with so many ideas and teachings, that eventually you reach the state where you are totally  incapacitated with fear and confusion.

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