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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Importance Of Patience

By Sean Rasmussen

It's only natural to want fast results when you are trying to generate extra income from your internet marketing efforts. If you are totally dedicated to bringing in enough money to leave your current job behind, it's easy to become impatient and want to build that income quickly, so you can move forward and achieve even more.

But just like the tale of the tortoise and the hare, a more thoughtful, logical and slower approach can sometimes win the day more quickly than rushing into things without thinking them through properly.

If you're into internet marketing, the chances are you are bombarded daily with new offers; new ways of doing things that will cost you more money in the process; and dynamic, never before thought of but tried and tested ways to make easy money. If you're not firm in your own convictions, it's easy to constantly be tempted off the path you are on to go and investigate what seems to be working for other people.

This is the real lesson of being patient. Everyone has their own niche online, and while some of the e-books, courses and downloads offered are indeed more than worth the money, some aren't. Quite often there is no way to know the difference between them unless you pay your money and find out.

The point is that it's very easy to become distracted online. What you need to do in order to achieve the best results possible is to choose your own niche and be patient while you build and develop your approach to it, using careful and well thought out marketing techniques that will pay dividends in the long run.

It often takes time for these online marketing efforts to bear any fruit, but once they do, they seem to take on a life of their own, gradually providing a small trickle of income that eventually turns into a stream. The key is to remain focused and patient, safe in the knowledge that if you carry on doing what you set out to do, you will eventually succeed in bringing in the kind of income that will enable you to leave your day job behind forever.

Unfortunately there are a lot of people out there who spend their lives chasing the huge income that is perfectly attainable online; but they never stay with anything long enough to really reap the rewards they seek. Time and patience are arguably the two biggest assets you could have. Most people have a certain amount of time, and if they want to succeed they will find some. Patience, however, is a different story.

So how much do you have? Do you have enough to carry you through those days when nothing seems to be working and your eye starts to stray towards other opportunities that are making other marketers a lot of money?

If you find yourself starting to look elsewhere, that is the time to refocus your attentions on your own interests, knuckle down and remember that you are in this for the long haul. You will face tests and challenges, but the best part is in overcoming them and going forward to achieve still more.

If you've truly got what it takes then developing your patience is just as beneficial and important as developing any other skill that you possess.

So take a look at yourself, do you have the patience required to turn your fledgling internet business into something that other people will be talking about in the months and years to come?

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Sean Rasmussen is a stock market, property investor and internet marketer. He enjoys helping others learn these skills and makes these resources available on his Affiliate Marketing Website and his Affiliate Marketing Blog