This was a really good mail from Matthew. I find it so important that I have to put it up somewhere to remember and share this vital information:
Much discussion and hype are made around the ability to work from anywhere (usually, the beach) and make money when you sleep. However, that is all it really is … hype.
The reality is that you make money when you work, not when you sleep or when you go for a walk in the park.
Having your own business is great … but you still have to work.
The work you put in this week will help to set up the income that you will make in the future. Skip this week or only put in a half-hearted effort, and you just delay the results. Those who have the discipline to get the IMPORTANT things done, even when they feel like doing something else, are the ones who will have success.
What are the important things?
If you have an auto-responder list of fewer than 1,000 members, then the important thing is to get your list over 1,000 members.
If you have over 1,000 members in your auto-responder list, then the important thing is to email them helpful content at least once per week, preferably 3 or more times per week. You need to build their trust.
If you are reliably emailing your list of over 1,000 people, then the important thing is to test and find out what kind of products and offers your list are interested in purchasing.
If you are making regular sales to your list as an affiliate, then the important thing is to be working on your own products to sell to your list and have others sell for you as an affiliate.
Those are the 4 stages to full-time income.
1. List Builder
2. Engagement and Trust Builder
3. Affiliate Marketer / Network Marketer
4. Product Owner & Creator
You don’t start making any consistent income until you are well into Stage 3, so be patient.
If you try to skip Steps 1 and 2, as many beginners do, you will either take longer to get success or just outright fail.
Whichever stage you are at, spend 80% of your time on the things which makes you successful at the stage you are in. You want to move to the next stage as quickly as possible.
Depending on your goals, you may not need to go to Stage 4. If you just want a couple of hundred extra dollars a month, you may not need your own products. You may be able to stay at Stage 3.
Obviously, I put most of my effort into building products and websites that help to solve the problems of those in my audience.
The latest one of those is Your Viral Banners, which launched 1 week ago today. I was hoping to have 1,000 members in the first week, but we have 1,200 instead.
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