My name is Paul Birdsall and I’ve been coaching people online for years on how to become successful starting from scratch and mentoring those who are struggling with online marketing. (click here to access my Academy of Online Success for more information on how I might be able to help you)
When I speak to new people just joining my coaching program they say:
“My goal is to make $50,000 or $100,000 a year online within the next year!”
I’m happy to hear this as it shows they have true crystallized desires in their mind, but I always follow up with the questions: ”Have you run a business before and further have you ever run a successful online business before or have professional online marketing experience?”
Most of them say “No.”
This is an important point in their new online business career, so I don’t want them to go wrong.
Pay attention to what I’m about to say as it could very well be the missing piece in your ladder of success.
This business is built on expectations.
The reason for all the frustration and failure in the online small business community is directly attributed to this.
People regularly over estimate there abilities and set the WRONG expectations for themselves that almost assures that they are setting their business up for failure.
Well if someone says to themselves and really believes in their heart that they are going to make X amount of money per year without any prior experience and then gets one
month into marketing their business and they haven’t earned a cent they feel as they have failed themselves.
And from there the downward spiral to giving up begins.
If you would only augment your expectations to the proper level this would NOT happen.
If you’re new to online marketing your first expectation should have NOTHING to do with money.
The first question you should ask and the first expectation you should set is “Can I get an opt-in subscriber?” (a subscriber is someone looking for more information about
what you are offering and subscribes to your autoresponder)
Then after you’ve done this successfully once you can set an expectation based on the number of subscribers you think you can get based on the time effort and money it took you to get that first one – but trust me you will get better at it.
The next question and expectation you should set “Can I convert someone from the subscribers I’ve generated into a sale?”
Then once you’ve done this successfully once you can again move on to set an expectation based on the time effort and money it took you to get that first sale…
Only after you’ve graduated to this point do you really have the necessary knowledge to create a realistic monetary based expectation.
Because now you know the time energy and effort that it’s going to take you to get the first subscriber and next a sale, and because this is a business of duplication you can rest
assured that with an equivalent amount of time energy and effort you can do this again and again.
All you have to do at this point is plug in your compensation plan (how much you get paid) with your other experience based knowledge and you’ll be able to (for the first time?) set a realistic income goal.
Do not jump ahead!
Don’t go to getting your start up pack to setting unrealistic income goals for yourself. It could very well be the exact reason you end up quitting.
We as humans are funny creatures. Our emotions guide us to think in the extremes. We take on all or none mindsets instinctually, so we have to be weary of this.
If you set believable and achievable goals for yourself you absolutely will not fail.
So if you asked me if I think you could be earning an extra $50,000 or $100,00 in the next year my answer is absolutely yes!
Because I know you have the ability to generate a subscriber and from subscribers comes a sale and from a sale comes more sales and from that comes monthly and lifelong residual income.
In fact I know that for every 100 Academy of Online Success subscribers I generate 12.67 will buy the Instant Traffic Boot Camp
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