4 Online Marketing Shortcuts to Fast Track Your Results

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You want results today, not tomorrow.

You’ve been at this game for weeks, months, maybe years and yet, the results are just not happening quick enough.

I get it.

I’m here to tell you… It’s OK!

There is NO quick and easy path to riches online.

HOWEVER… over the years of working in this industry I have discovered that there are certain things you absolutely CAN do to speed up the process AND some mistakes that you absolutely MUST steer clear of if you want to avoid becoming another casualty, losing time, money and potentially your sanity.

If you want to create massive breakthroughs in your online marketing business in the next 90 to 180 days make sure you follow each one of these directives and then let me know how much your business has grown. I always love hearing the success stories from my students!

STEP 1. Understand the Fundamentals

Screenshot 2015-06-01 15.10.54If there is one thing I have seen far too often with aspiring and struggling marketers online it’s that most marketers completely neglect the fundamentals of online business.

If you are currently not achieving the kind of results you desire in your business, start by ensuring you have the fundamentals of a successful online business in place before you spend any more time or money spinning your wheels without anything to show for it.

I recommend you take my simple 5 question quiz to see how your business measures up and find out exactly what areas of your business need your immediate attention.

In my 8 years of teaching, training and marketing I have discovered that there are really only 5 critical elements that ALL of the highest paid online marketers have in their businesses. These are the 5 fundamental elements you must have in your business too. And if you don’t, that’s most likely why you are not achieving the kind of results they are.

Take the quiz and discover exactly which of the 5 elements you are missing in your business.

Trying to build an online marketing business without having the fundamentals in place is like trying to build a house without a foundation. Sure you might be able to get it up quicker and it looks like a house, but it isn’t going to be standing for very long if you even get it up in the first place.

Don’t make this mistake. You will waste far too much time and money. Do the Quiz and build your foundation first.

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STEP 2. Create a Plan

Do you have a business and marketing plan?

If you are like most online marketers, I am going to guess that you don’t.

If you don’t have a plan to follow, you will end up following someone else’s plan and more likely than not their plan leads to them getting richer not you. :)

It is extremely easy to get distracted by shiny objects, overwhelmed with information and lead down the wrong path by enticing sales copy and spell binding gurus while trying to build your own business online.

If you don’t have a clear, detailed and specific business and marketing plan to follow you will end up bouncing around from one idea to the next, from one strategy to the other, always starting new things but never completing anything.

If you want to fast track your results in your online marketing business you must create a plan and execute it quickly.

If you aren’t sure how to create a plan, I have a powerful 22 minute tutorial video I recorded that walks you through a process to create your own simple One Page Business & Marketing Plan. You’ll get information on how to access that training when you take my Business Check Up Quiz right here.

STEP 3. Get Clear, Get Focused

Now that you have your foundation (The 5 Elements) and you have a Plan, it’s time to get clear and get focused.

We want to fast track your results so we must execute efficiently and effectively.

The key to doing this is knowing what to focus on.

Success is not a result of just staying busy doing things.

The key to creating RESULTS quickly is to be both efficient and effective at the same time. 

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And the only way to do that is to always be focused on "doing the right things right".

Now that you are clear on the 5 most important elements AND you have a specific plan you should now have clear focus on your daily and weekly activities that will produce the greatest results in the shortest amount of time.

STEP 4. Use Leverage

There is no such thing as a “Self Made Millionaire”. No one has ever achieved anything of significance solely by themselves.

If you want to fast track your results find as many ways to use leverage in your business as possible.

The less you actually do yourself, and the more you leverage, the faster you will create results.

There are 4 main areas we can leverage; time, money, people and systems.

If you want to fast track your results you will want to avoid using your own time. Like I said, you should be using as little of your own time as possible and focus instead on how you can leverage the other 3 areas.

Money is a tool we can use to leverage people and systems. Money represents time and resources and so we use it to pay for other’s people’s time and skill and the systems and software they have created.

  • What are you doing in your business that someone else could do?
  • What are you struggling with in your business that someone else is much better and more efficient at than you?

Always look for tasks in your business that could or should be done by somebody other than you. Don’t struggle for a week to get a simple wordpress blog up and running when you could pay someone else to have it done in 2 days.

Systems are existing processes, software, tools, resources etc. that have already been created for you.

For example, you could learn how to build your own websites using HTML, CSS, or WordPress or you could leverage a software like Clickfunnels or LeadPages so you can quickly build sites in less time without ever knowing any code at all.

You could try to figure out how to effectively use Facebook or Instagram to promote your business all by yourself through trial and error, or you could invest in a training course that shows you what works, what doesn’t and the process to follow.

One of the most time consuming, challenging and complicated processes of building an online marketing business is creating your own products and services to sell.

That’s why we leverage affiliate programs so we can promote other people’s products, software and services without having to create them, fulfill them or deal with customer service. If you are brand new, don’t even think about creating your own products until you are able to sell other people’s products successfully as an affiliate.

Creating your own lead generation and sales funnels is another time consuming, challenging and complicated process. Creating the websites, writing the sales copy, recording the videos, creating the graphics and linking it all together with your CRM and payment processing software to manage the leads, sales, up sells, cross sells and back end promotions is a massive undertaking. It could take you months before you ever make a dime!

If you want to fast track your online marketing results leverage systems that already have much or all of this built out for you first. Creating your own products and your own sales funnels is very powerful but it’s not one of the first things you should be focusing on.

I co-created 2 different systems that give you various lead generation and sales funnels you can use right away in your marketing, to start building your email list, growing your brand and authority and earning affiliate commissions sooner rather than later.

You can learn more about my systems that you can leverage to fast track your results here.

FINAL ADVICE

Keep It Simple

Whenever I start out on a new project I always ask myself the question: “What is the simplest, quickest and most efficient way to achieve my goal?”

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Complexity and perfectionism kills success every time.

You don’t want it to be perfect.

Focus only on completing the FIRST version of your project. You want to test your idea, project, product, funnel as quickly as possible. Get out of your brain, out of the lab and into the real world fast. Screw it up. Make mistakes. Fail. But never, ever procrastinate!

Yes its scary to get your stuff out there into the market where others can see it, criticize it, hate it and put you down. But that’s exactly what you must do to get results.

Be Tenacious

Never give up. Fight your way to the top every step.

You WILL face challenges and obstacles. You WILL make mistakes and you will fall flat on your face.

Accept it. Deal with it. But never stop moving forward.

Tenacity is what successful entrepreneurs all posses.

Create Your Mastermind

Be deliberate in creating your support team. Don’t you dare do this alone. Why would you?

Why would you choose to make this journey more difficult than it has to be?

The saying “it’s all who you know” is much more true and much more valuable than you could ever imagine.

So network, connect and deliberately create a mastermind of friends, colleagues and mentors you can work with.

I invite you to get support from our team and ongoing mentorship and training from myself personally right here.

Also… one of the best ways to build your network and develop valuable relationships is through live events. I attend live events on a regular basis and have been every year since I started in this industry. You should make it a priority in your business to attend multiple events each year. The more the better especially when you are starting out.

I’m going to be hosting the 6th annual Live the Dream event this summer in Austin Texas so I strongly encourage you to check it out. Check out the speaker lineup and incredible bonuses right here.

I’d love to hear from you… join the conversation below and share with us your biggest challenges and breakthroughs on your journey to success online.

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