Hi everyone! Before we get started, you might want to put on your big girl panties (you too, guys) because the Honey badger is back – feeling healthy – and she’s about to kick some butt!
Now first things first. I’m talking to YOU – but I’m not. You might read or this blog and feel instant embarrassment and shame – turn red even – because perhaps you sent me an email about this exact same thing and here I am discussing it in public (not using your name of course, but YOU’LL know).
Well sorry to say, I never make a blog over a problem just ONE person has. I am making this blog today because it’s a pandemic horrible infectious problem with people right now – maybe it’s the New year or something – and I’m ready to grab everybody by the shoulders, smack you a few times, yell in your face like a drill sergeant and kick your butt as you walk off to make some changes.
Why? Because you’re not doing it for yourself and somebody (who truly does care about you) needs to wake you up. I’m able to do it to myself – so don’t worry, I feel the pain too when I do this stuff.
You whine about not being successful or knowing what to do. But when I find out what you’ve been doing, you’re either:
- Not doing enough.
- Not following through on business models.
- Not putting yourself out there.
- Buying the same things many times (because you didn’t implement it the first time).
- Wasting everybody’s time blaming products that don’t work (they do – you’re lying).
- Doubting your abilities.
- Wallowing in a pity party about your life.
Whoooweeee! That’s HARSH, isn’t it? Sure is – and it needs to be. Let’s talk about these in depth.
Not Doing Enough
You’re treating Internet Marketing like a buffet table, which can be GOOD if you gorge yourself on it – but not worth the investment if you put a teeny bite here and a teeny bite there in front of you.
Here’s what I’m talking about. It’s GREAT to have multiple business models. I recommend it. But you’re coming to me saying you wrote a few articles or did a blog (the blog has 4 posts on it) or you tried to start a PLR store (3 packs of 5 articles and you quit) or whatever – and nothing worked.
Of course it didn’t work. This career is about building something MAMMOTH. A blog with months or years of content – not all done in a day because you scraped someone else’s site or slapped up dozens of PLR packs on it unchanged – but months of hard work and slant development for your blog’s voice!
A PLR store doesn’t become profitable with a “few packs” and no promotion. It takes the beefing up of a store – TONS of different types of content and marketing the ever living shit out of it so that everywhere someone asks about PLR stores, there your name appears.
I don’t even DO article marketing, but whatever – if it’s your passion, a FEW articles isn’t DIDDLY SQUAT.
So now you feel overwhelmed. I sense a chin quiver. A tear forming in the corner of your eye. You’re asking yourself, “When will I EVER be successful if the long road ahead entails that much work?”
Really, people? If this is your mindset, you’d better exit my site and go get on Monster.com to find a real J-O-B because this is a career where part of the whole fun and enjoyment is watching this thing GROW from something small into something major.
You can’t reach a global audience with 3 PLR packs, 4 blog posts and a few articles! What are you thinking? That doesn’t help you develop a brand people can recognize!
I want to see volume. Don’t even begin telling me you dabbled. Gorge, fatten your sites up, and do so much that I can’t even believe you DID so much before you tell me you don’t know why you’re not succeeding with the “not doing enough” problem.
You’re mistakenly thinking of “work at home” as some lush vacation period for yourself. Hint: That comes AFTER you’re successful – not while you’re getting there!
Not following through on business models
I mentioned the PLR thing – the promotion of the site. That’s an example. But pick ANY business model. Many of you are halfassing it.
Your middle name is halfass.
You buy a product – you’re full of hope and energy – THIS is going to be THE one! You can just feel it. You spend a little time working on it, you diligently read the eBook or watched the videos.
But you didn’t implement it from start to finish. You didn’t do EVERYthing you were advised to do. Now if you had success anyway? I’d say MORE power to you! You did it with half the work.
But those of you coming to me saying your PLR store failed and I ask how you promoted it and you DIDN’T? Well I shake my head and think, “Well of COURSE it’s not going to work if you set it up and hoped people would flock.”
You’re not that dumb – come on, you KNOW this! You just want an excuse not to do the work. Maybe it’s uncomfortable. It’s grunt work – grueling, you don’t have time – wah wah wah. Excuses. Want a business model to work?
Finish the job, do everything (and then some) that you can think of to make it work and then if it doesn’t, ask for help to find out how to make it work.
Not putting yourself out there
We talked about this recently but it bears repeating. If you want to slowly grow some behind the scenes niche – go for it. Don’t complain to me about not seeing success fast enough if you’re still relying on the crutch of shyness or discomfort in Internet Marketing.
There’s no storefront – people have to trust a stranger online – so if you want to be taking their money, you’d better learn how to put yourself out there. And I’m not talking about personal details in this instance.
I’m talking about video blogging, social interaction with people – that kind of stuff. Comment on blogs, make a name for yourself. I don’t care if it’s a pen name or your real one, but it’d better be VOCAL.
Buying the same things many times
…(because you didn’t implement it the first time).
This past 30 days has been a flood of people who ask me for recommendations on how to get started with something, and then when I recommend something, they say, “Oh I forgot I already bought that and never did anything with it.”
Or they bought things from me twice. We laugh about it like, “Oh I’m so good I sold you twice” kind of stuff. But you guys have GOT to stop blindly purchasing and shelving stuff!
#1 you make the product creator look bad. Refunds increase our charges on ClickBank, for instance. So your lack of implementation is costing ME money.
And that’s what it is – lack of implementation – because if you’d implemented the hell out of that product – immersed yourself in it? – well, you wouldn’t forget that you’d bought it, trust me.
Here’s a thought – go through your hard drive right now and implement what you’ve bought. No buying anything new until you do or delete it. No refunding on products you buy twice – consider it a punishment for being a slacker.
Wasting everybody’s time blaming products that don’t work
…(they do – you’re lying). Like I said, I don’t remember a SINGLE product I ever bought and fully implemented that did NOT earn me money. Not ONE.
Even the ones I didn’t enjoy or hated – they still made me money. So quit buying stuff all over the place, halfassing the implementation of it, and then pointing fingers.
If it’s not working, you go balls to the wall and find out WHY. You contact the product owner, you blog about it, you ask in forums, you act like an insane madman (or woman), obsessed with making it work – until it does.
Doubting your abilities
I’m exhausted today hearing about people doubt themselves. I doubt myself too – but I push past it and do it anyway.
“I’m not a very good ______” (writer, keyword researcher – whatever). First of all, you’re probably wrong. You’re probably much better than you think you are – and self deprecating stuff doesn’t win you any points online. It’s not CUTE. There’s no one to coddle you and say, “Oh come on now, you’re great!”
Secondly, if you truly suck, get better! Get courses to help you with it. Find help. But don’t just USE it as an excuse not to succeed.
“I’m ___ years old.” Do you REALLY think your age matters online? It doesn’t. Sure, you might have eyes that get tired faster looking at the computer, or maybe you turn in earlier. But none of that matters.
You spend less time and it might take a bit longer – but that doesn’t mean NO to your success. It’s just a timeline. I also hate hearing, “I’m old – so I don’t understand this.”
PLEASE. What a crappy excuse. I’m middle aged and I don’t understand half the shit I hear about online. So I sit down and try to find answers. Sometimes someone sucks at explaining something – so I go to someone ELSE and see if they can make me understand. Sometimes I never get it so I try to outsource it.
Unless you’re absolutely senile, I don’t want to hear anymore of this “I’m old” crap. Do it or don’t – none of us care how long it takes you.
“I only have _____ number of hours to work on this.” Great! So what’s the problem? I don’t care if you have 2 hours or 18 like I poured into my business yesterday. Two hours of hard work is progress.
Time limitations are not an excuse not to succeed – it’s just a determination of how long it might take you. And if you really want this? You’ll work every waking second on your business and push yourself hard until you’re at a point when you DO want to step back and relax.
Wallowing in a pity party about your life
I am a big wallower – you’ve all seen me. Hell my 2013 started off with a big pity party – sick with the flu, my son totaled his car. But I took ONE day off because I was sick and I have kicked my own butt into gear every second since.
Life happens to all of us. We have relationship issues, money problems, and health woes.
WE ALL DO.
The successful people? They get broken up with. Their dogs die. They have big payments due and not enough money to pay them because they live beyond their means.
But the difference between them and you is that you’re letting it paralyze you. With me? If life’s in my way, I tackle what I can and then get ass in gear with work.
Why? Because I want it bad enough. I know I’m going to have to work – when I’d rather lay in bed sick. I just do it – no complaining. No excuses. I just wake up, sit down and do it.
If I have to be out and about? Well I carry a spiral notebook with me and do the work on the go. I never just use LIFE as an excuse. You’ll get nowhere that way.
Change your actions today.
I don’t say any of this to imply you shouldn’t email me. In fact, trust me – I DO feel sympathy for you when I hear your stories. I do! I’ve been there. I just don’t let myself do that anymore and my GOAL is to not let you do that to yourself anymore, either.
You’re sabotaging yourself.
And only YOU can stop it. The self doubt you repeat like a mantra? It’s crippling. Look at this saying – I love it:
You want to wallow in doubt? GREAT! Doubt your limits.
If you sit there thinking, “Gosh I have so much to do but it’s 7 PM and I’m getting tired…”
Keep working. You’re GETTING tired. You’re not done yet. Your face hasn’t accidentally hit your desk because your eyelids clamped shut.
Want this bad enough? It’ll happen to you. Your head will nod and you’ll jerk yourself awake because you were working PAST tired.
All of you saying you just don’t get it – how you’re doing all this stuff and nothing’s working? I guarantee you that you fit somewhere inside this blog post.
If you’re not willing to be honest about it, then there’s nothing we can do for you except watch you screw yourself out of opportunities and eventually quit.
I’d hate to see that happen to you.
I think for 2013, you ought to be really exhausting yourself (with productivity) and pushing yourself WAY past what you BELIEVE you can do (because you don’t have much faith in yourself – so you need to ignore your own advice).
Okay I think that about sums up my thoughts on this weak minded matter.
I need to see power coming from you, people. Get it together and get stuff done. Right now.
Tiff – XOX
P.S. Still love me? LOL! Bet I have truckloads of unsubscribes, and an email inbox flooded with anger and tears. But that’s okay – I stand by it. I’m trying to help you wake up.