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01

Success in Business: Mastery of the Tools

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Have you ever heard the old riddle, “How do you eat an elephant?”

The answer is, “One bite at a time!”

Success in Business: Mastery of the Tools

I mention this because one of the keys to success is having a mastery of specific skill sets or tools.  Entering a new industry almost always dictates you learn to use and master new tools. The Internet Marketing Training Center is based on Tom Antion’s mentorship program and will involve a mastery of a lot of those same tools used in his program, as well as learning new ones as the Internet expands and changes.

Time and again in the mentorship program we have stressed that you need to learn specific tasks.  A lot of the people who fail, do so because they do not invest time in developing those skills. We have made guides and reference material available for almost all the tasks you will need to learn, but many people want to skip ahead, get it done, get it finished and they end up confused or lost and not at all understanding how things tie together.

If you plan to sell anything on the Internet, you better learn how to use that shopping cart (Kickstart Cart Training)! Go through the trainings step-by-step.  Do a few PRETEND products. Practice!  Not all of the pages on your website need to be available to the entire world!  Keep some pages hidden and you can test out all sorts of things in the shopping cart and on the website.  You’ll MAKE mistakes yes.  But that’s how you learn!  Mistakes and repetition. And you don’t want to be making mistakes when it’s down to the wire.

Please, don’t be in such a rush that you don’t learn the necessary skills to be able to run your own business. Go through the training materials. Ask for help if you need it.  Remember, the first lessons aren’t the advanced stuff.  It’s the base stuff that you NEED to know before you get started.

Final tip: Take some time to make sure you have your business setup (tested and running smoothly) before you get started with the marketing of your products.  It does you no good if you have hundreds of people want to buy your book if you’ve setup the shopping cart wrong and are going to need help to fix it.  Foundations first, painting and decorating later.

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