Unleashing the Magic of Goal Setting for Internet Marketers!
There is a magic power in goal setting that, when unleasehed, can dramatically accelerate your results as an on-line marketer. Those who understand and utilise the basic laws of goal setting
achieve extrodinary results. Those who don’t can only wonder and hope! This article explains how Internet Marketers can fire up their on-line results by having the magic of goal setting work for them.
First and foremost, goal setting establishes a sense of purpose and order in our lives. When we develop a goals consciousness we begin to live on purpose and by design, rather than be blown by the winds of change. Goals give clarity to the objectives and expectations that we have of our
In Brian Tracy’s new book ‘Goals’ he states that ‘Success is Goals, everything else is commentary’.
In other words, at the core of every great success lies an intensly goal focused person. This is equally true with those striving for success on-line. Success is a hard place to arrive at by accident.
Lets face facts! There are many people on-line today promising that if you will just buy their program, marketing system, traffic generation, MLM opportunity and more you will be
successful and make it big. There are thousands of eZines and Newsletters out there that all claim to have the secret inside information on how to be an Internet Marketing success just
like them. Every other web site offers free eBooks on how to turn the Internet into a cash machine, or to generate a traffic virus. There is just a ton of great quality information out there.
If there is so much information readily available then how come you are still struggling to earn money from your on-line marketing ventures?
No matter how good the information is thats available to you, and no matter how good your online venture, success will avoid you if you lack clarity around your objectives. With clarity
comes certainty and conviction. A lack of clarity leads to your efforts being diluted and your attention easily diverted.
So how do you go about setting goals that are relevant to your on-line business?
A good starting point is to establish goals using the S.M.A.R.T formula. In other words goals have to be:
S – Specific
M – Measurable
A – Achievable
R – Realistic
T – Have a time line
By using the S.M.A.R.T formula you give your brain clear specific objectives to aim at. Your brain works best with clarity. Focusing on, and dwelling constantly on clearly defined objectives sparks your brain with the fire to achieve it. With such clarity your Reticular Activating System will hone in the exact resources, knowledge, skills and opportunitys you need to make
What type of goals are required for success in your on-line business?
There are certain fundamentals that you need to be proficient in to be successful in any endeavour. Jim Rohn says that their is usally about a half dozen things that you need to master
that will give you approximately 80% of your results. Success in on-line marketing is no different. In order to establish a successful on-line business you might consider setting specific goals for the following key areas.
1. No of visitors to your web site. Per Day ? Per Week ? Per Month ? Growth rate?
2. No of subscribers to your eZine. ie Of those visiting your site, how many subscribe to your eZine? Whats your conversion rate?
3. No of orders. How good is your sales copy? What is your current conversion rate of visitors to sales achieved? What do you plan to improve this to?
4. How many affiliates do you have? Do you have an affiliate program? If not, when do you plan to have one up and running? How many affiliates do you aim to have? No of sales made by your affiliates?
5. Search Engine locations. How high do you want to aim ? Based on how many key words?
6. Back end products. How many back end products do you wish to develop? How many sales do you plan to make of your back end products? What % of customers do you expect to sell your back end products to.
These are just some example key performance indicators. Your business may be different and require a different set of key performance indicators.
So what should you do from here?
If you wish to unleash the magic power of goal setting in your life then take action right now and complete the following three steps. By doing so you will propell yourself forward into the
category of those who do vs those who dont. Your success will be within your grasp and you will begin to activate the Law of Attraction.
Step 1: Identify the Key Performance Indicators that you need to ensure your success.
Step 2 : Clearly identify where you are at today in each area.
Step 3 : Write clear specific goals for the next 3 months, 6 months and 1 year.
Bonus Step 4 : Write down a vision statement of where you see your on-line business in 5 years time. What will your business look like? What turnover will it produce? What will be your
income from the business? What will your lifestyle be like?
Remember this when goal setting : Most people greatly overestimate ehat they can achieve in 1 year and greatly underestimate what they can achieve in 5 years. Use that as a guiding principle in your goal setting. Watch the magic of goal setting come to life and expand your on-line business and gaurantee your success!
Self Management Systems
Rod Moore is a leading authority, author and speaker on the topic of goal setting and personal empowerment. More than 10,000 people use his ‘Goals Magic System’ worldwide. To get your FREE copy of the ‘Goals Magic System’ visit http://www.goalsmagic.com
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