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Which Is the More Likely Path to Success?

December 21st, 2009 : · 9 Comments ·

One of the biggest impediments to success in business is lack of focus.

So what do I mean specifically?

Consider this..

Which of these scenarios is likely to give you the best chance of success?

You have 10,000 projects and you repeat each 1 time

or

You have 10 projects and repeat each of those projects 1000 times.

I think the answer should be obvious..

Let’s see what you have to say?

- Dave -

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9 Comments so far ↓

  • Metodi

    I agree totally with the above.

    However…

    The question here is WHICH are the 10 things that one should repeat 1000 times…

    I think the problem is finding these first 10 things that work, especially for a newbie. The information overload isn’t easy on beginners…

  • admin

    Hi Metodi, there is a lot of good info presented to potential marketers.. I’ve found the info is rarely the problem. It’s what the end user does with it.. So you could really pick almost any quality info that you have acquired.. apply it, stick with it, and you will be successful, but in 9 times out of 10 that is the opposite of what actually occurs.

    - Dave -

  • Metodi

    I really agree.

    It took me a while to realize this myself, but it eventually came.

    It’s just that a beginner coming online right now may find it difficult to know which of the info to trust…

    I think the strength of systems like the Profit Loophole or Chris’ stuff is that you can see the whole picture. It’s a complete business model.

    You don’t see that often out there.

    But you know your statistics… maybe even for your course the ratio is only 1 out of 10 taking the information and following through… I don’t now…

    That’s how people are I guess and that’s why just 5% of the people achieve certain standard in life and not the rest. This ratio seems to always be the same.

    Have a good Holiday!

  • Shawn

    I am beginning my second year in IM. I have been thru literally hundreds of domain names.
    Now I still have quite a few, but I can count on both hands how many actual projects that I am working on.
    It took me a long time of being so watered down in what I was doing to recognize ALOT of nothing has been happening. Now just working on a few projects at a time has proven to be one of my major ‘tipping points’.
    Now that I am getting steady traffic, just refining what I have will push me to full time income within a year.
    -Shawn

  • Jackie

    Yes, the internet provides easy ways to get bogged down in information overload.

    One needs to stay focused on a few sites until they are ranked and bringing in income before they move on to over ventures.

    Jackie

  • Faye

    I just made me a checklist. One that I could follow. I do an article a day, ten posts, ten comments and then I do my day job. I am thinking about trying some video also.

  • J-man

    You have 10 projects and repeat each of those projects 1000 times.

    My thinking is that if you do 10 projects 1000 times you will eventually refine how you do them, how you can use the information to refine them, and by the 10,000′th time you will have mastered all 10. You’d practically do them in your sleep and free your minds processing power to see more opportunities to improve those ten things.

    -J

  • Emily

    I really agree.

    It took me a while to realize this myself, but it eventually came.

    It’s just that a beginner coming online right now may find it difficult to know which of the info to trust…

    I think the strength of systems like the Profit Loophole or Chris’ stuff is that you can see the whole picture. It’s a complete business model.

    You don’t see that often out there.

    But you know your statistics… maybe even for your course the ratio is only 1 out of 10 taking the information and following through… I don’t now…

    That’s how people are I guess and that’s why just 5% of the people achieve certain standard in life and not the rest. This ratio seems to always be the same.

    Have a good Holiday!

  • Brad

    “The question here is WHICH are the 10 things that one should repeat 1000 times…”

    That is so very true.

    Once a person gets out of the trap of checking out each new shiny object that comes along (generally a few every week) it still leaves the question of what to actually focus on.

    I don’t really agree that a person can just take any course /product out there and succeed by simple sticking with it. I mean sure if that means constantly trying and failing for a year. But I mean couldn’t most people just do it that way on your their own completely?

    It seems to me there must be very little value in these IM products if one still needs to make countless attempts and succeed and fail a hundred times to start to see any progress? I think any person buys them in the hopes they will save them a considerable amount of time by reducing the learning (trying + failing) curve.

    I used to spend a lot of time on keyword research but, to be honest, it got to the point where I really didn’t see where it was even worth the time and effort involved. I could locate what seemed to be an excellent niche with thousands of exact match searches per month and less than 7,000 results coming back in quotes and the top 10 pages all having less than 20 backlinks and PR less than 3… and still it was hit-or-miss /random for my pages to rank above the fourth page (and yes that was also with my getting a few high quality backlinks to my page(s) each day).

    So, I just threw all of that crap out and now I just write content on what I want to write it about and do a minimal amount of backlinking to it (maybe 5 to 15 backlinks depending on my mood) and then repeat this again and again. I see no difference in the amount of material that ranks well doing it in this manner than I witnessed by spending time to do niche keyword research and competition analysis and it is a whole lot more enjoyable too. =)

    So, maybe the 10 things could be broken down to 3 things. Write about whatever in heck you want to write about, build maybe 10 quality backlinks (diverse as in ideally links all coming from different sites and different types of sites = not all social bookmarks or article directories) find a way to monetize the page and then move on to the next page.

    Has anyone else noticed this kind of approach seems to work as well as spending time doing all of the supply & demand research every course seems to pitch?

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