So How Serious Are You?

Written by Rick Adams

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Are you prepared to spend many months, maybe into a year or more promoting your product or newsletter?

Change is constant, especially onrepparttar Internet. Products have to change to keep up with market demands. Keeping pace requires;

- research - analysis - retooling - re marketing - looking for new markets - staying abreast of what your competitors are doing

Sorepparttar 117554 underlying theme here is not "quick". For a select few maybe, but forrepparttar 117555 rest of us, we have to work hard.

I'm not suggesting you spend every waking minute working on your business. Everyone has lives, families, hobbies or main jobs. You have to decide what's best for you and how best to spend your time between your responsibilities. No problem there.

If you want to succeed with an online business, you have to work at it, be dedicated, commit yourself, and persist. Here is a quote that I think applies to my point.

"Nothing in this world can takerepparttar 117556 place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not;repparttar 117557 world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solverepparttar 117558 problems ofrepparttar 117559 human race."

- Calvin Coolidge(1872-1933) 30th President ofrepparttar 117560 U.S.A.

Do you haverepparttar 117561 tools to help you? Do you haverepparttar 117562 knowledge to help you or a mentor to lean on? Do you haverepparttar 117563 persistence or as Mr. Coolidge saysrepparttar 117564 ability to "press on"?

So ask yourself, how serious are you about your online business?

There are many very successful online businesses. There are also many more that fail every day. Which group do you want to be in?

Sorepparttar 117565 point is to set realistic goals for yourself and your business. Acknowledge your own limitations due to your other responsibilities and understand that you will have to spend time working onrepparttar 117566 various aspects ofrepparttar 117567 business.

Get rich quick is probably not realistic for 99% of us. But generating a steady monthly income is very doable, withrepparttar 117568 aspiration to increase that income over time.

I'm not sure who said this originally, but Kasey Kasem of radio fame uses this phrase constantly. "keep your feet onrepparttar 117569 ground, and keep reaching forrepparttar 117570 stars".

You absolutely can achieve your personal goals with an online business, but you have to treat it like a business. Develop your plan, set priorities, focus on your goals, work towards them, and get help when necessary.

Rick Adams is editor of The Road To Success Newsletter. Subscribe by sending a blank email to Visit the website at One place to start, expand, and promote your online business.

The Perfect Marketing Strategy for the Solopreneur

Written by Myrtis Smith

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This approach may sound simplistic, but sometimesrepparttar most obvious solution isrepparttar 117553 one most often overlooked. Concentrating your marketing efforts only onrepparttar 117554 things you like will give you 2 advantages:

1. You will be extremely effective. Success is inevitable when you concentrate onrepparttar 117555 things you do well and play up your strengths.

2. You will be consistent. If you are doing something you enjoy (and are good at) you will be far more likely to stick to it. If you hate writing, forcing yourself to do an article every week will quickly feel like torture and thereís a chance you will only do it sporadically. A hit-or-miss marketing strategy isnít much better than none at all.

So use your strengths to create a solid marketing strategy. Forrepparttar 117556 things that you donít do well (or donít like) considering forming partnerships with other solopreneurs to take advantage of each otherís skills.

Myrtis Smith is the founder of Premeditated Life. At Premeditated Life we have one focus - Your Career. As a career coach I offer a variety of services designed to improve your professional skills, support you in your career goals and transitions, and empower your job search. For a FREE Career Assessment contact us at

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