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I love reading other make money online products. People out there have such great ideas and techniques, don’t you think? But something hit me tonight as I was finishing my latest read. Have you ever noticed how many of these ebooks you finish and then have NO CLUE where to start? Seriously! I read and enjoy the knowledge and the concepts…and then when I’m all geared up and ready to implement the processes I just learned, I realize that I don’t know where to START.
I Read It So Why Am I Still Broke?
There is one fact about any make money online system, ebook, training, video, etc etc etc that will always remain true. Not a single one of them “works” without you implementing the things you just learned. I have yet to find a single thing online that made me money just because I READ IT.
And let’s take that one step further…. how many ebooks do you actually READ? No, not scan… but READ. How many have you read twice or three times to be sure you absorbed all the information that was offered to you?
Now, on the other hand, how many make money online training resources have you scanned and them tucked away on your hard drive?
No need to answer out loud. I’m really just putting those questions out there as food for thought as opposed to taking a poll =)
I’ve done it. You’ve done it. Odds are really strong that the majority of us have done it at LEAST once.
Why Do We Scan and File?
There are many, many reasons we scan a new ebook and then file it away on our computers. Among those reasons are:
1. OMG! This takes Work! – Yes, let’s admit it. There are some great systems and tutorials we read that absolutely come across as an unbelievable amount of effort. Sooooooooooo, we just file that away for “when we have time”.
2. OMG! Cool Idea! – Yes, we also read some really, really great stuff. These ebooks might get saved directly on our computer desktop as opposed to in the ol ‘ ebook file folder because we are SO going to do this – one day.
3. Yes! This Is What I Want To Do! – Eureka! You found it. THIS is how you want to make money online. You actually READ it instead of scanning and you’re all fired up to start. Only one problem…. WHERE do you start? It’s that one obstacle causes that ebook to live a lonely life on your computer.
Reason #3 is the one that is stuck in my mind tonight. Why do so many ebooks and systems take you through all the tricks and tips…..maybe run you through some case studies…. but when you’re done reading, you have no idea where “Square One” is so YOU can START?
Square One – Start Here
SO many of you voluntarily email me and say such nice things about One Week Marketing and I appreciate it SO much! I got an email the other day, though, and that probably is why this specific topic is on my mind.
The person emailed to tell me thank you. She finally read something to help her learn how to make money online and instead of feeling lost when finished with the package, she felt motivated, totally prepared to get started, AND she knew WHERE to start.
Winner, winner, chicken dinner!
That is EXACTLY what I was hoping people would feel after reading One Week Marketing. That is WHY the Action Plan was created in the first place – so *I* had a daily plan of action and always knew what I needed to do today, and tomorrow and the next day and so on and so on.
Yes, I created that Action Plan for myself.
When I was putting OWM together, I knew that I wanted to arm each reader with knowledge and understanding of what to do and WHY we do it…and then send them on their way prepared and comfortable at Square One.
One really great thing for me is that I KNOW that if those that read One Week Marketing actually implement what I teach, that it won’t be long before they find balance and confidence in this totally unfamiliar world of internet marketing.
The “Unknown” presents itself to us as a brick wall. An obstacle. It is this very wall that keeps 95% or more of the people trying to make money online from being successful in this business.
Do you know that if YOU are one of the people who not only read One Week Marketing, but you are actually IMPLEMENTING the Action Plan, that you are WAYYYYYYYYY, WAYYYYYYY ahead of the rest of those trying to make money online?
Just the simple fact that you are willing to get your hands dirty and break through that wall speaks volumes about YOU. Everyone is NOT doing that. How many people do you think read OWM and then MIGHT make ONE lens…and then give up?
Yes, there are a LOT of people all over the internet that are quite vocal about their love of One Week Marketing and about their SUCCESS with One Week Marketing. But if I take that number and compare it to just how many people have a copy of the Action Plan, it would shock you to know what a small percent of people actually take real, COMPLETE action….. and CONTINUE to take action.
One Week Marketing is NOT about creating ONE campaign and getting rich. However, it IS about creating multiple streams of income and compounding wealth.
Those that understand that are doing very, very well. Their future in this business is bright because they are the ones that are getting dirty and making mistakes and busting butt to break that wall down one brick at a time.
Those are the ones that will make money online =)
You know who you are….and I am so SO proud of each and every one of you! I hope you are equally proud of YOURSELF.
On Another Note
I have also gotten a few emails lately asking me why I didn’t expand on the “how to use Squidoo” portion of One Week Marketing. I have two main reasons for my decision to NOT do that.
1. You don’t need no stinkin’ book to learn how to make a basic Squidoo lens. Now, there are some that want to shorten the learning curve and have all the info they need in one place, so they DO buy an ebook. (Hey, I’m ALL about saving time, so I am NOT knocking that….lol! I buy guides to save time very often).
I came across a lens today that is such a wonderful resource for those that are new to the Squidoo platform. For free, this extremely generous lensmaster walks you thru opening a new Squidoo account all the way thru publishing and beyond. If the reason you are not implementing the Action Plan in One Week Marketing is because you don’t “get” Squidoo, please visit and bookmark this lens – How To Make A Squidoo Lens
For those of you that think you’ve “got it”, set aside a little time and go read thru this lens, too. It is that good.
2. Why Try and Re-Invent The Wheel? There are SO many ebooks and resources out there for those that want to learn how to use Squidoo that it would be silly for me to repeat it all in One Week Marketing (which would also probably make a price increase necessary). A simple search on the Squidoo site will return a WEALTH of information on the topic – all for free.
If you really want a guide that is good for beginners all the way to more advanced Squidoo tips and strategies, I still recommend Squidoo Cash Machine.
I hope all of you on the One Week Marketing list got the BIG list of resources and Frequently Asked Questions I sent out the other day. Again, I apologize for sending such a long email, but I think it will end up being a very valuable resource as you are getting your hands dirty breaking thru that wall.
And before I forget, I am 99% positive that I have something really cool to share with y’all on Friday. Nope, I’m not selling anything….lol Just something that I am very excited to share =)
Have a great day!
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I have to give it to you Jen. You really know how to take things down to a level where everyone can follow. That is truly a gift that you should be proud of.
As for your topic I’ll gladly raise my hand and say that I’ve downloaded, bought and scanned a huge number of ebooks and videos without ever acting on them.
Luckily I have also picked up a few along the way that I actually used and because of that I’m not complaining about my current situation 😉
The part about getting off first base is very important to an ebook and I have to give you that there are a lot of books out there that don’t give you that first action to take.
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You’re absolutely spot on. I came across a lens in a new campaign last night that I’m gearing up and noticed that the lensmaster had reserved a number of lenses but have only completed one of them.
Honestly, I was just a tad happy because it was obvious they probably bought your guide by the way their page was laid out but haven’t finished their campaign as yet.
Although I’m glad to be one of a few folks to finally taking action, I do enjoy a little head start when it comes to building out campaigns.
As you know, I love One Week Marketing. I appreciate having a plan to follow every day. I am into my second campaign and learning as I go. It is my hope that as I continue — and I am committed to your plan for the year of 2009 – I will move faster and be more comfortable. Your blog today is helpful and encouraging. I am in there, I am learning. I am “doing” more than I have ever done after reading/studying any e-book I have ever bought! Thank you!
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That’s it exactly! You can be filled with the best of intentions – to start something, but without that crucial first step, you are standing still. No, you are falling behind those who take that first step. So take that first step. Maybe you’ll stumble. Maybe you won’t.
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This is another insightful blog post! It is so true! Especially at first you find yourself scanning and maybe you come back later to read it through and that is when it clicks!
Also, I did not receive this email from you in re: to the OWM list of resources and FAQ’s…. strange.
I plan on purchasing a copy of OWM. You’ve sold me on the potential. Plus, when it comes to working and implementing, I’ve got no issues with that at all. I currently work with Squidoo Lenses now so using it is not a problem. Where I’m unsure is how to use it effectively in or to convert. I have several lenses but I don’t think they are set up or designed well in order to get the customer to buy. So my question is…Will OWM or Squidoo Cash Machine teach me how to create a converting site. One that help my product sell? Thank you so much for all of your help and advice.
Hi jen,nice post,your really know how to hit the targeted solutions.i appreciate that in you.
I wish to share something out of this post of yours today,there is something i wish to understand,and i don’t know if its my connection or your site is having a little problem.
The thing is i am trying to promote your one week marketing ebook and when i tried browsing my affiliate link,at first it is says the ‘page cannot be displayed’ like its a dead link and then when i try to refresh the page,it takes me to the working page.so please check it out as i think it might end up losing some customers on the way.
thanks for your tips,
I just bought your OWM two days ago and so far it has been quite an eye-opener. Already had been playing around with squidoo a little bit but having a plan of “attack” feels so much better.
I have already started on day 1 so I am all set up, thanks for that!
“I hope all of you on the One Week Marketing list got the BIG list of resources and Frequently Asked Questions I sent out the other day. Again, I apologize for sending such a long email, but I think it will end up being a very valuable resource as you are getting your hands dirty breaking thru that wall.”
I didn´t see that email, just my luck for signing up late ….
Have a great one!
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Yeah that’s true. Very bit puzzled on where and how to start with. I’m glad I’m not alone in this mind-boggling “where do you begin” thing.LOL
Squidoo is cool and all, but personally I prefer Hubpages. I also seem to get more traffic from there.
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Nice blog for how to make money. really it is very helpful for me.
This is really great, and to think I stumbled accross this site in a random search for something completely different. If you want I will give you the keywords I was searching it might help.
Hello jennifer this is adson I have spoke to you before and I just came back from training I was out of town for training for equipment operator local 302 so i did not have a laptop with me to stay in touch.
I have to work to get back on track and to really purchase the OWM and I do want to be sponsored with one on one help.
I very much want to be able to have freedom to do what I always wanted to do ; for example fly bush planes in Alaska, do Photography play golf, travel write, also write books, songs and just help people to become better individuals in their life.
I will diffently follow you on twitter and so as I have the income to purchase the owm I will be in contact with you or your requested help on a daily basis. I really want this business to make a difference in my life so I can help my family and others in the fulture .
I thank god for people like you!
Of course, what a great site and informative posts, I will add backlink – bookmark this site? Regards, Reader.