10. Question 6. I'm worried that I won't succeed, that people will say no or not like my work. What do I do?

Moving on now to question number six. If you're worried that you won't succeed this time, or that people won't like your work, have no fear because you're not alone, and I believe that this is healthy to an extent. As far as my experience shows me, there are three types of people out there. The first type are those who don't really care. They just want to
make some money so they throw any old thing out there as quickly as they can. This is surely unhealthy, and we can't be doing with bad quality products.

Then there are type two, who are indeed bothered about what people want out of a product, what the reactions will be and so on. For this reason they make sure everything is up to scratch and the best they can make it before it's released. As far as I can tell, the majority of good marketers are at this stage. That doesn't mean anyone who isn't doesn't have the ability, but it could well mean they're stuck in a rut, and going nowhere fast, and this is where things get damaging.

Type three, the marketers that want everything to go smoothly, just as the above states, but have a problem getting anything done because either, they've failed before and have a problem coming back from that, or they're worried what people might say to them, which some of the time will be things they really didn't want to hear. For example, a straight up no I'm not interested in your joint venture proposal and on the lighter side of things, and the odd strange customer that decides to send abusive mails. (We all have one no matter how good the product, let me assure you, in which case a cool, polite helpful reply often does the job to fix the situation).

What you mustn’t do is let your past experiences get you stuck in a rut, and get you all worked up about not being able to succeed in the future. Everyone makes mistakes, and you can't please everyone all the time even though it would be nice. So no matter what you do with online marketing, or any other business for that matter, don't let past
experiences stop you from moving forward. If someone doesn't like your stuff, that’s fine, as long as you're comfortable with it, give them a refund, or just take it on the nose, say ok then and move on.

Don't let this type of thing hold you back. I solidly believe that this is one of the big reasons so many people out there can't succeed, because although they may be working long hours and putting everything into their business, they're avoiding the things that they really need to do because of past experiences. Don't fall into this trap, keep moving and be true to what you're doing. Don't hide from it. If what you're doing isn't working, you have to make a conscious effort to look at what you need to do to move forward, then do it, because when you do, you'll find yourself with a lot more cash in your pocket, a lot more spare time on your hands, and a business that is moving forward not standing still. This is a hurdle everyone needs to get over if they're going to get anywhere in online marketing.

The thing is I can't do anything from here to change that. It's totally in your hands, so be aware of what you're doing all the time, and make sure you're moving forward. Going around in circles or standing still doesn't count, and if you do find yourself knocked a little by someone’s reaction to you work, remember, it's nothing personal, it's just business, and hey, you're the easy one to pick on, because they've never met you. You can bet someone, somewhere is going to take out their frustrations on you because they can't achieve what they want, and place the blame on the product that in all actuality does work, and you can be proud of.

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