A lot of people think that you need to spend hour after hour in front of your computer to be a successful Internet marketer. Nothing could be further from the truth — provided that you have a viable game plan. Having a game plan involves developing a goal, and also developing a daily schedule that is optimized to produce results and to move you closer to your goal every single day. Do a lot of people have a game plan? No way — I have yet to see any evidence that the overwhelming majority of people who are trying to be successful Internet marketers have a goal or a daily schedule that they follow.
Creating your goal is relatively simple. All it takes is sitting down with a piece of paper and a pencil and writing down exactly what it is that you hope to accomplish as an Internet marketer. Spend as much time as you need to figure this out. Trust me, you really want to have a clear sense of what you’re trying to accomplish. If not, you run the risk of becoming frustrated and losing track of what it is you should really be working on.
For a lot of people, the more challenging aspect of coming up with a viable game plan is developing a daily schedule that is both realistic and that moves them closer to their goal every single day. I recommend that you really think about how much time you have available on a daily basis to work on your Internet marketing business. If you have a full-time job, it’s not practical to assume that you can spend all night working on your business and then show up at your job the next morning. Here’s the bottom line: it’s not the amount of time they spend working on your business that matters, what matters most is that the kind you to spend be clearly focused on achieving the goal.