What It Takes To Be An Internet Marketer

Well, since I wrote an article on what it takes to be an article writer, I might as well do one on what it takes to be an Internet marketer. Believe me, there are great writers who can't market and great marketers who can't write. They are two very different skills. So in this article, I'm going to go over just some of the things that a good marketer is going to need to be able to do.

The first thing it takes to be a good marketer is organization skills. What most people don't understand is that most successful marketers don't become successful because of one product or service. Most of the successful marketers have a number of products or services in their inventory. When you're juggling that many balls in the air, it takes some great organizational skills to keep those balls from crashing to the floor. Those that are able to juggle those balls usually do well, while those that can't usually end up cashing in their chips before the big payday comes, simply because they didn't learn good organizational skills.

The next thing it takes to be a good marketer is a solid work ethic. Too many people who try to make a living on the Internet treat it like a hobby and don't take it seriously. Trust me, even if you only do this part time, you must treat it like a real job, which means making a budget, making a plan, following up on customer service calls and more things than I have time to get into here. The last thing you want to do when a potential customer emails you with a question is to shrug it off and say you'll get to it whenever. You won't stay in business long that way.

The next thing it takes to be a good Internet marketer is patience. Oh and how we have so little of that. Admit it. If you're like most people, you want that quick payoff. You want to start work on January 1 and have your first 6 figure month by April. If only it were that easy. The truth is, Internet marketing is a very slow process, especially when you're first starting. My first 5 months, mostly because I didn't know what I was doing, I made $28. It took me a while before I was making a substantial income as a marketer, even though as a writer I was doing quite well. As I said, the one has nothing to do with the other. My father in law has a saying. "Patience is a virtue given by God and abused by man." How true.

These three things are by no means the only three things involved with becoming a successful Internet marketer, but this is where it all starts. Without organizational skills and without a solid work ethic and certainly without patience, you are heading down a road that will lead to nothing but disaster. Once you have these three things, the rest, like knowledge, will come.

To YOUR Success,

Steve Wagenheim