When it comes to making money on the Internet, there are two important things that you have to keep in mind:

1. Focus – it is the powerful force that helps you to achieve success. If you are not able to stay focused, you’ll have a hard time trying to succeed.

2. Taking action – after you have the information you need, you have to put it into practice or nothing happens. In other words, there are essential things that you have to do to achieve your goal.

Most people spend the whole day doing unimportant things, like checking their email several times during the day or on sites like Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, or in forums and blogs.

I know that you visit all these sites to connect with people and to learn. That’s okay, but the point is that you become addicted to it all and you spend lots of hours at these sites so, at the end of the day, you have accomplished nothing.

There are too many distractions. Think about all the time you spend watching a Youtube video, or reading a thread in a forum, just because you are curious. By tomorrow morning, you’ll have lot of new messages in your inbox telling you to do this or that, but those things are not going to help you to move forward.

For example, count how many windows you have open in your browser right now. If you have more than one, you are not completely focused.

Many times you are reading an article and there is a link in it which opens a new window, so you interrupt your reading to do another thing. This can happen again and again. It is a cycle, you are not productive and it is killing your business.

Think about all the non-essential things you do every day. Let me go a little further and invite you to track what you are going to do from this moment to the end of the day. You can use this tool – Rescue Time. This way, you can understand better what I mean.

All these distractions increase the gap between what you should be doing to grow your business and what you actually do. There are crucial things that you have to accomplish to make your business take off and if you don’t do them, nobody is going to do it for you.

The point is that when you are starting out you don’t know exactly what you have to do to move forward. So you spend your day doing things that you shouldn’t be doing and as a result of that you are paralyzed and don’t get closer to your goal.

Think about where you were 30 days ago and where you are now. Did you move forward? I know how you feel because I was there, too.

Now stick with me, because I am going to share with you a simple method that will turn all this around, but to make it work, you have to put it into practice. Are you ready?

Here’s what you have to do to start moving forward:

1. Identify your actual situation, ask yourself:

– Do I have a budget? If so, how much?

– Have I defined my niche?

– Do I have a domain name?

– Do I have a web-hosting server account?

– Do I have a website?

– Do I have an autoresponder?

– Keep adding questions, answering them, until you are 200% sure it’s all covered.

2. Once you identify your actual situation, based on that, list in logical order the things you must do to start moving forward.

For example, if you already defined your niche and you have a domain name and hosting, then your next logical step is to put up your website and set up your autoresponder, and so on. Remember that the logical order is crucial.

For example, if you don’t have a website it doesn’t make sense to start working on traffic generation.

Decide what to do with the things that are difficult for you. It could be HTML, writing, graphic design, anything can be hard. For these problems, you have two options…

– You learn them

– You outsource them, within your budget

You need to create a kind of step-by-step action plan, you have to map out everything and get it all taken care of satisfactorily.

3. Now you stick that list to your computer’s monitor and from that moment on, the first thing you are going to do when you turn on your computer is the first thing in that list.

It is your main goal and you have to start working on it without excuses. Consider this business plan the most important thing in your life. Imagine that you or someone you love will be killed if you don’t accomplish this goal.

This will put pressure on you. Think about how much you could get done if someone puts a gun to your head and tells you, “Do it or I kill you.” What would you do? I am sure you would get it done.

4. At the end of the day ask yourself:

– Did I accomplish my main goal for today?

– How did I spend my time?

Then draw your own conclusions and figure out how you can be more efficient and productive.

It is not about how busy you are, it is about your efficiency and productivity. You can do lot of things during the day, but if they are not crucial to start and expand your business you are just wasting your time.

Remember, every single day you have a goal to achieve and only after you have achieved it you can do other secondary things, like checking your email.

Here’s my mantra, and it should be yours, too: First things first, second things not at all.

If you apply these 4 steps, I assure you that you are going to start seeing good results immediately and your business will take off. Just remember that it all depends on you.

You are where you are today due to what you did or didn’t do yesterday and what you do or don’t do today will determine where you’ll be tomorrow. The point is to do the things that MUST be done.

Build your list today and start working on it!

Please let me know what you think about this.

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^PV Reymond

StartUp Internet Business Acceleration