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Work for Yourself

Work for yourself first is a mindset that feels totally wrong.

Usually the advice is to concentrate on giving your customers the best product or service and success will surely follow.

However, in my consulting business I learnt a valuable lesson that may help you.

I found my consulting income fluctuating wildly simply because I was so focused on giving my current customers exceptional service that I did not give sufficient time or resources to marketing to find the next job.

It’s the same in internet marketing.  If you are building a list, then the #1 task in growing your business is to grow your list and communicate with it by offering fresh value and offers that will grow your income.

Sometimes we get swept up in all the distractions of working online such as Facebook, our email inbox, surfing the internet etc

However, the smartest thing we can do is to set aside time at the start of the day to consistently market our business.

This means working on growing our business is the first and most important job before helping others to grow their business.

For internet marketers with a list, writing and sending a daily email to existing customers and prospects should be the first task of the day before we move on to other tasks.

Ideally, these ‘other tasks’ should be directly targeted at work to grow the list either through creating and selling new products or marketing the products or services that we have already created.

We all have 24 hours in any day, the difference between success and failure is in the art of allocating how that time is used.

Make sure that you set time aside at the start of the day to work on tasks that specifically grow your business before you move onto other work.

‘Work for yourself first’ may be a game-changer for you if you can consistently adopt this habit – register on The Sky Inside to get many more important tips on improving the mindset  for success.


Mark Salmon is an internet marketing consultant. Mark creates digital information products about starting and building an online business. Prior to starting his online business, Mark was a corporate banker based in the UK, then ran a business consultancy for around 8 years before deciding that his future was internet marketing. You can connect with Mark at: Mark's Google Plus Page Mark's Facebook Fan Page Mark's YouTube Channel Mark's Blog

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