In my humble opinion – as all things on this site are, a lot of internet marketing is a mess of total confusion. There are thousands of products out there that all intend to help us make more money, some of them are free, some of them are very expensive. Some offer to cover the whole gamut of internet marketing from A to Z and some only offer an insight to a small corner of this vast field of knowledge.
The trouble is that we feel we have to go out and check out every last little bit, in case there’s that special something that we’re missing, something that will suddenly turn our meagre efforts into total success. This feeling that we have to look at everything, and that usually means buying much of it, only adds to our confusion and actually stops us from being very productive on a day to day basis.
Alex Jeffreys puts it very succinctly in one of his excellent creations when he describes a moment when he heard his young son crying. The child had mixed several jigsaws together and was crying in frustration that he could not assemble one single picture. After Alex separated the jigsaws into their individual boxes (they were very simple jigsaws with a low number of pieces each) and left his lad with a single jigsaw and the box to copy the picture from, the youngster was happy – which at the same time gave Alex his own sudden burst of clarity on how he could help his customers and clients. This became the inspiration for a new product for Alex – The Cash Box Blueprint which has turned into another one of his huge sellers and pushed his name again to the top of people to know and follow.
I am going to adopt this idea from Alex and pass it on to you. I’m sure he won’t mind as (if it’s still available when you read this), you might just rush out and buy Cash Box Blueprint as it doesn’t cost much and it’s well worth the small price.
The idea is this… Stop being the origin of your own confusion.
Stop looking at every little or large thing that comes past you and concentrate on one training course that you’ve already bought and follow all of the instructions. Do this for a week or two, or a month, until it works, or until you are totally, really, utterly convinced that it doesn’t work. In that time period, don’t look at, buy or do anything else that is unrelated to that one course.
In other words, stop distracting yourself.
Chances are you will be more productive in that time period than you have ever been before. You will learn something and it will stick, even if it’s something that doesn’t work. Sort out your puzzles and put them all aside except for one and just do that one jigsaw puzzle. It will stop you crying for long enough to start enjoying yourself again.