Are You An Unsuccessful Marketing Newbie?

Why haven’t you been successful at your online marketing business?

It’s all about your “WHY”. Why would you want to do this? My personal “WHY” goes a little something like this. I am 27 years old, I’m marrying the love of my life next week, and I want to give her the absolute very best life she could ever dream of living! Beginning with a wonderful home of our own and starting a family.

I have spent the last 6 years in the oilfield and not on the high paying side either. 14 hour days on hard rock locations dressed in long sleeve flame retardant clothing in the middle of a Houston, Texas, summer with temperatures reaching 100+ degrees and humidity surpassing the 60% mark. No dream life here and my dream of providing my wife with hers seemed pretty farfetched.

A friend of mine introduced me to Ambit Energy. Ambit Energy provides electricity and natural gas services in deregulated markets across the United States, primarily marketed through a direct sales channel of more than 250,000 Independent Consultants. In 2010, Ambit was named #1 Fastest-Growing Private Company in America by Inc. magazine. I did my research and the company seemed pretty legit and as of 2013 they had 1.1 million customers and 1.2 billion in revenue. Being an electrician, I know how important electricity is to people and I could not think of 1 person who did not use it at some point. So I was ready to start my very own business!

Excited and hyped up about an opportunity to reach that free living state of mind, I quickly burned through my friends, family, and everyone I knew on Facebook. Not one single conversion, customer or consultant. POOF! My dream escaped me once again. Bound and determined, I didn’t let that stop me. I started searching about internet marketing. So I got a website and a domain and I slapped some stuff together that was going to make me a ton of conversions (because every oilfield worker is a whizz and natural at web design, copywriting, and auto responders. And everyone wants to buy a service or be partnered with a no name business marketer… Wrong again sir!).

Just like my first attempt, I realized this really is not that easy and I was going to have to have an actual business mindset to accomplish anything. I researched and tried to learn and like most newbies, I got had by the so called “gurus” and sweet deals promising success and that it would turn my marketing around. Then I just quit… I got so overwhelmed with failure and how far away success appeared to be, that I just couldn’t take it anymore. I stayed away for a few months but Ambit, my determination, and my dream wouldn’t let it rest.

I began researching more to build my knowledge around network marketing and that’s when I found an online marketer’s forum. I remember it like it was yesterday, I made that single post looking for someone to give me some direction. I got a lot of bits and pieces, but none the less enough to keep me going. When I got that first conversion… Man it was like a breath of fresh air! Confidence, success, and momentum to keep moving forward exploded from my mind.

However a though kept filling my mind… Does every newbie go through this struggle? Wouldn’t it be easier if all of this information was provided upfront? Is there other hardworking people out there wanting to make a life changing decision like I did?

Getting a very strong and firm “WHY” keeps you going through the rough times and helps you to stay motivated. Finding someone to teach you and give you the information you need to be successful is the most powerful part of becoming a success once you have your “WHY” established and close to heart. A mentor will get you going in the right direction and learning what you need to learn and then you can develop your own system that can be duplicated by your downline. I learned the hard way, but if you read this article I hope it saves you time and money and gives you a little insight towards the kind of mentor and upline you should be looking for.

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