Don’t Overstate Your Expertise
For me, it is just as important to know and understand what I am not as what I am. For instance, I’m not the CEO of an internet marketing firm. I am the only employee (I hesitate using that term, it implies payroll) of my internet marketing firm, does not follow that I am CEO. Not even in my dreams can I call myself a CEO.
I am an internet marketer, and I actually make a little money at it. Does that make me a professional internet marketer? No. Professional invokes certain educational and practical standards that I simply do not possess. Will I one day be a professional marketer? Continued hard work and perseverance will answer that question.
Tip #1: Don’t try to say you are something that you are not. It’ll show through as certainly as it would if you put your underwear on backwards. People might not notice right away, but they will see it eventually.
Don’t Sell What You Don’t Buy
If you don’t own a product, if you can’t personally guarantee that a product works as advertised, don’t try to sell it. I watch CTP chat pretty regularly, and I see about a half dozen TE owners pimping their product with regularity. That’s sorta OK, to me it is just discourteous, not a violation of the rules. What bothers me is they are trying to get members into their program and to upgrade without being upgraded at CTP or the program they are chatting from. That is just real close to as classless as you can be. It just stinks.
Tip #2: Don’t try to sell what you do not buy. Would you buy a car from a guy that doesn’t own one?? Why would I buy an upgrade from a person that doesn’t buy them??
Get in Line, Stay in Line
There is no shortcut. Sorry. To succeed in this or any business there is only one pathway. Get involved, learn your craft, practice your craft, perfect your craft. Then, and only then, you will find success. Right here, right now is the time and place. If you can’t commit to the long haul that it takes to be successful, why start? If you are looking for the magic bullet, it doesn’t exist.
Tip #3: It’s a long road to success. If you aren’t in for the whole trip, find something else.
And in the End
It just never ceases to amaze me how many people come and go in this business. I’m guessing if you have read this all the way to here, you aren’t going to go away anytime soon. I’ll see you on the road to success!
I’m just sayin’