Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Are You Getting Bad Advice

Are You Getting Bad Advice?

© Copyright Rosalind Gardner, All Rights Reserved.

During my research this week, I came across an ezine with a subject line that read, 'Stick with One Guru Guidance'. I fully expected that the title was crafted with shock value simply to grab the reader's attention, and expected that the article would in fact promote the opposite viewpoint.

I was wrong.

In a nutshell, the author said that although there is lots of great Internet marketing advice available, if you read the advice of too many 'gurus', you will get confused, lose focus, and that 'complete paralysis' will be the ultimate result.

My immediate reaction was to think 'how absurd'. Without a careful survey of many different viewpoints, you can't formulate your own ideas and opinions.

Although I've been marketing online for since 1997, I still spend time almost everyday researching topics relevant to my Internet businesses.

My email inbox overflows with ezines and newsletter subscriptions. I surf the Web to see what's new and what has changed in the Internet marteting realm. I regularly purchase and review newly-released products and services.

Above all, I seek advice and learn from both my mentors and those I mentor.

I can't imagine choosing between Corey, Marlon, Yanik or a dozen others to be my only eBusiness mentor. All are extraordinarily knowledgeable and each offers a unique perspective. I learn volumes from each and every one.

While I agree that the plethora of prescriptions for internet business success can be somewhat confusing, I trust that you, my dear readers, have ample intelligence to wade through and determine whose counsel is of value to you.

Basic study and organizational skills will help you avoid confusion. Take notes, keep a business diary and bookmark pertinent web pages. Categorize them in ways that make sense to you.

In summary, here's a prescription for your Internet business success. Get a balanced diet of advice by selecting information from all the major gurus. Read, digest and use that fuel to boost your business.

After all, variety IS the spice of life!

Article by Rosalind Gardner, author of the best-selling "Super Affiliate Handbook: How I Made $436,797 in One Year Selling Other People's Stuff Online". To learn how you too can succeed in Internet and affiliate marketing, go to:

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Ron Passfield

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