I think that this is a question we all have to ask from time to time. I know that there are many answers to this, it depends on how much in detail I should go with my answer. One thing is how much money I have to invest in my online business, another important thing is how much time I invest. Money and Time are two very important variables, you need to invest a great deal of money to be successful – not just a $10 a month fee. Well, some have probably become successful without any investment at all (but most of us have to invest money). I know a few people who invest about $500 a month on various information products, just to stay updated. And on top of that they invest money in their business as well.
What about time? How many hours should you spend online (or offline for that matter) to be successful? It´s really hard to answer a question like that, because there probably is no perfect answer. It all depends on who you are and how fast you learn and so on. Some people might understand everything fast, others might not. One of my problems is that I don´t have much time to spend. Instead of thinking how many hours a day you should be spending, make sure that when you consentrate on your online business you are using quality time.
One of the top marketers said that you should spend 25 minutes and then take a short break, this is because it´s a lot easier to be consentrating in 25 minutes instead of several hours at a time. I am not sure if this works or not, but it´s an interesting thought.
So why am I not very successful?
I think that there is one major reason for this (and of course the money and time variables as well). I can´t lie or bend the truth. This is something I probably should learn, at least the bend the truth part. I just can´t sell you a system and say that this is the best marketing system in the world – because it´s probably not. I can´t say that with this new program you are going to earn at least $10,000 a month – because you will probably not earn that much. This is my biggest obstacle at the moment, but I am learning and I am getting better and better (at least in my own mind).
I have just updated my newsletter with a free gift from Ewen Chia, and the title of the gift is something I have learned a lot from (and the content). “How To Make Your First $1,000 Online In Just 30-Days!” A great title and very interesting content.
When it comes to my obstacle of bending the truth (or what I should call it – doesn´t sound ethical to bend the truth), I have been watching the vidoes by Michael Rasmussen on how to write killer e-mails. This has been very helpful to me.