We often see beginners not getting started with internet marketing because they feel their work is not good enough. They think it has to be perfect to put it out there, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.
We talk about this often, and we’ll keep talking about it. It doesn’t matter what it is… blogging, social media posting and engagement, video marketing, website building, or even just reaching out to people for one on one conversations … it’s good enough.
Here’s what I mean … whatever it is, it’s good enough to get you started. You’ll get better, but only by doing!
The trouble we see is this … trying to make it perfect takes too long. People lose interest and end up not doing anything ever. What a shame! Am I right?
It’s better to get started, imperfectly. This can inspire people. They might think if that person can do it imperfectly than so can they. Everyone is a little timid at first. Questioning the quality of your work as a beginner is normal, but seeing someone else doing it can change that.
It’s not as hard getting started with internet marketing if you begin with an activity that you are at least a little familiar with or comfortable with, so get started with whatever that is. Maybe you like posting on facebook, or maybe you like writing articles… you could start blogging. Maybe you are good at putting together little ads, you could get started with Facebook Ads. Whatever it is, start there, and get good at it. Then add the next thing and do that until you are good at that one…and so on.
You can even let people know that you are aware it’s not perfect, but that it’s okay. “I’m just getting going here but I discovered something cool I wanted to share with you. I like it so I’ll keep doing it until I get better…. you can join me if you like”. This can put people at ease. “Well, then I can do that too”.
Consequently, once you do get started, it’s important to stay consistent. It’s easy to get distracted and lose focus… that happens to all of us from time to time. When it does happen it can be very difficult getting back in the groove. The best solution is to stay somewhat active even through the slow periods. You don’t want to forget what you’ve learned and you don’t want to lose that inspiring feeling that you are finally accomplishing some things, and learning.
If you are struggling to stay on track, try to find an accountability partner. A friend who is also trying to accomplish the same things, and partner up with that person. This way you can both work to motivate each other to keep going. It gets easier if you stay with it, and it really is the repetition that propels you to bigger and better things.
I hope these words can help a beginner getting started with internet marketing. Watch the short video here for an overview and a little more insight on the subject.
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