In my short time in this wild game of internet marketing, I’ve really learned a lot. A lot about myself, a lot about building relationships with complete strangers, and a lot about what really drives the human brain to do the things that we do.

See, the thing that you guys should realize is this, I always struggled to build relationships, I struggled putting my real true self out there for the world to see. Looking back now, I realize that the only person that was truly holding me back was, whaaaaaat? Me? Yeah me.

I was that “shy” guy at parties growing up, I was that guy that hated meeting new people. I was that guy that truly hated change, going out of my comfort zone, so I just didn’t. I just didn’t do it. But not anymore folks. I’m tired of holding myself back, and you should be too.

As Shia Lebeouf once epicly ranted….

“JUST DO IT! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?”

I’ve compiled a short list of things that I’ve really noticed that we as internet marketers should really work toward owning to really get started in this game, so, without further adieu..

1. Believe in yourself, and others will too..

In my humble opinion, ladies and gentlemen, this is without a shadow of a doubt, the absolute most crucial part of this gameIf we don’t believe in ourselves, how are others supposed to believe in us? Whatever it is that is holding you back, it’s time to get out there and cold clock that demon head on. If we can’t get over this part, well, we may as well just quit now.

When I first started building funnels, I was my own worst enemy. As I stated in previous articles that it was my brother that helped jump start me in this wild world of entrepreneurship, and I was constantly whining to him that I couldn’t do this, I couldn’t do that. Thankfully he always had my back and was the whisper in my ear that I needed. I would have told myself to man the hell up and just do it. But you know what, I ended up having that “aha” moment on my own, and I told myself I was just going to giver. I had to.

So, guys, whatever it is, that is coaxing you into thinking you can’t do it, just know that YOU can. If I can overcome my dis-beliefs, so can you.

2. Be authentic, Being real resonates far better with your audience..

Be the best version of yourself. All you have to do is be real, and authentic. Don’t hide from your struggles. Don’t hide from your past or what got you to where you are today. Show people all of the hurdles that you had to leap, in order to get where you are today. This makes you attractive to other people, and they will naturally want to follow you on your journey, and root you on when you hit your goals.

We’ve all seen those spammy ads of these dudes standing in front of their rented Lambourghinis or their daddy’s mansions, don’t be that guy. Listen, if this is you, and you’ve actually done it, you’re actually living the lifestyle, my bad, you do you, bro. But if not, just don’t do it. Nobody likes “perfection” you know why? Because it’s a complete, and utter facade. It does not exist. 

BE REAL WITH YOUR AUDIENCE PEOPLE.

I stumbled upon this quote earlier by Matthew Inman, AKA The Oatmeal, and it says “put your energy into making things that are likeable, not some douchey social media strategy.” I could not agree more. Just be real folks, don’t lie to your audience.

3. Don’t re-invent the wheel.

What doing the “One Funnel Away Challenge” taught me, and this one really gave me that “holy crap” moment, that epiphany, if you will. When you try to do things that haven’t been done before, you take a huge gamble. Hack your competitors, find out what they are doing that makes them so successful, and model it. When I say model it however, I’m NOT saying to go out and just copy everything that it is they do, don’t do that people, lets be ethical, and moral here.

What I mean is, go and try to find out where they are placing their ads, place one with it. How are they structuring their funnels? What are their upsells? Downsells? What are they using for a lead magnet? When you do all of this, model it, and then make it better. Add more value if you can, and beat your competitors that way.

Just remember to be ethical.

Keep in mind, I’m no master, in fact, like I’ve said before, I’m still learning myself. But I have no doubt in my mind that once we master these 3 things, we will be well on our way to reaching any goal that we set forth in our endeavors.

Thank you all for reading, and if you enjoyed this post and you’d like to follow along with me on my journey, please click here.

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