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9 Traits of Successful Internet Marketers

Posted by: In: Get Rich Click 27 Jan 2011 Comments: 0

In December, we had the pleasure of attending the Internet Marketing Party – a gathering of like-minded Internet marketing entrepreneurs and marketing professionals held the second Tuesday of every month in Austin, TX and run by Dave Gonzalez. We were able to watch the speeches of ClickBank Senior Staff members- Neil Hartley and Dush Ramachandran.  During this event we had the opportunity to gather fundamental tips for online marketing success that they have learned over the years.

The Internet is growing at an alarming pace, and with that growth comes enormous opportunity—opportunity that is available to everyone, regardless of background, education, and experience.

While that statement is absolutely true, in reality only a small number of people will pursue that opportunity. Far fewer will achieve success as online marketers.

And of course, everyone wants to know why—what is it that successful Internet marketers do? What mistakes prevent so many others from becoming successful online?

In our years working with thousands of vendors and affiliates within the ClickBank network, it’s become clear that the most successful Internet marketers share something far more fundamental, and much more powerful, than effective marketing strategies.

They share a mindset that allows them—propels them, even—toward success.

Here are the 9 fundamental traits of the success-oriented mindset shared by today’s most effective online marketers:

  • They work hard. To be successful online, you don’t need a university degree, or even a resume.  But if you’re just starting out, you do need to be prepared to work really, really hard. It can be very rewarding, but it is hard work. The fact is, fifteen new vendors launch on ClickBank everyday, and most of them don’t make it because they treat online marketing like a field of dreams, believing in the idea that if you build it, buyers will come. That’s not how online marketing works. Yes, there are a select few who can vacation while making huge online profits, but those people can afford that lifestyle now because they put in a huge amount of work upfront to achieve that success.
  • They follow their passion(s). Enjoying your work is something most people aspire to, but pursuing your passion can also translate into good business. The most successful online vendors are passionate about what they do. That passion is critical to success, because if you’re going to work this hard, you need that passion to keep you motivated.
  • They persevere through hardship. Most successful affiliates and vendors have failed several times. Instead of allowing failure to discourage them, they use it as a learning experience. The knowledge they gain is valuable, and their ability to persevere through hardship allows them to continue working toward the success they eventually achieve.
  • They seek out information, and enjoy learning. Whether it’s reading articles, networking, or attending industry events, successful marketers understand the power of information. The Internet is constantly changing, so even very experienced online marketers constantly seek out new knowledge. Rather than seeing learning as a chore or a threat, they appreciate and enjoy the opportunity to get advice from peers, improve their strategies, and find new ways to grow their business.

Find out the other 5 traits of successful marketers in the next volume of Get Rich Click with ClickBank. Or for more articles involving out partnership with ClickBank go to

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