The Real Secret To Building
A High-Profit Internet Business
By Jimmy D. Brown
*Note: although this article talks about internet
marketing, it is very relevant to writing as well.
My wife laughs
every time she sees me doing it.
At least once
or twice every week, I'll be at my desk (or at the dining room table) with my Franklin Covey planner open and a
stack of laminated checklists in hand.
"What are you
doing, honey?" she calls, already knowing the answer.
I reply with a smile.
She laughs and
I get back to work.
because she swears I spend half of my time "planning". But, if you ask me how I'm able to get as much work done
as I do in only 3 hours a day, I'll point to a black Franklin Covey planner with about a dozen laminated
Internet business is easy. Seriously. I'm not saying that it's not complicated, because it is. I'm just saying
that it's easy to accomplish if you just have a system in place.
little in this world that can't be accomplished with the right set of action steps in front of
going to give you such a system for building your Internet business. There are only 4
1. Decide What
You Want To Do. Do you want to run an eBay(R) business? Be an affiliate marketer? Buy and sell reprint rights?
Get involved in niche marketing? While all of those things will likely find their way into your plan in time,
you gotta begin with one thing at a time.
recommendation: Choose a "broad" topic you are interested in and begin building a list of folks interested in
2. Determine A
Weekly Action Plan. After you decide what you want to do, it's time to determine how to get it done. What I do
is this: I create a weekly set of action steps. That is, I have a set of things I do on Monday, on Tuesday, and
so forth. Decide how many hours (as little as ONE) you want to work each day and schedule yourself a reasonable
amount of things to get done in that time frame. Repeat this process week after week.
recommendation: Begin writing ezine articles to promote your list ... and affiliate programs. It's the easiest
way to get free traffic and build your list at the same time.
Yourself To Staying On Schedule. The important thing here is to stick to it. The easiest way that I know of to
make certain you develop discipline in your schedule is to NOT set unrealistic expectations. Give yourself ample
time to do each day's action step - don't overschedule. Look for progress along the way to celebrate. Reward
yourself when you've reached a milestone. And, remember, you're GROWING a business. Just like physical growth,
it takes time ... it WILL happen if you remain committed.
recommendation: Weave in simple activities related to the following categories - List building (ezine articles),
product creation(conduct interviews or hire ghostwriters), site development (making your site convert more
visitors into buyers),and education (continuing to learn new ways to grow your
Additional Shortcuts. As you get better and better at working with your lists, creating products and tweaking
your site, you'll want to continue to improve your business with new ideas, strategies, tools, and resources.
The key is simple: never stop learning!
recommendation: Visit forums. Read articles. Download reports. Identify sites and resources that CONTRIBUTE to
your success in educating you. You want faster results, bigger increases, automated processes, and other ways to
get more accomplished and more profit, with less work involved.
depends on your developing a plan and sticking to it.
And that is the
REAL secret to building a high-profit Internet business!
Believe it or
not, there is a tremendous "operations manual" that you can download to help you create a plan that works for
YOU. Check out "Homepreneur Habits: How To Run A Successful Home Business " by clicking here. You'll learn all the tools you need, how to setup your work space and
how to create a day-by-day schedule of recommended activities to start and grow your
Jimmy D. Brown is the author of the 65-page "operations manual", Homepreneur Habits: How To Run A Successful
Home Business. Learn The Internet Marketer's Weekly R.O.U.T.I.N.E.(TM)