Professional`s Mind Set To Making It Online
by Karl Augustine
Does the seasoned professional have a "leg up" on the
rest of us?
People who have had distinguished professional careers in other
businesses may have a distinct advantage
over the masses if they are common sense smart, but they certainly
don`t get an automatic ticket
to riches online.
There are lots
of people who have made solid incomes online who never graduated
college or had
a true `white collar` position in the corporate world.
is absolutely true when "they" say that the online mind
set needed for success is unique.
differs from any other type of marketing and demands a simplistic
in order to produce results.
For the seasoned
professional (Pro), this can be a challenging quandary.
who are educated or have already had profitable careers in other
are often blinded
by their success. Professionals who have had successful careers
tend to have a certain stubbornness to them making it
difficult to actually "unlearn"
some of the
things they know and learn what they really need to learn in
order to make it online.
will certainly slow down a professionals success track and
While the seasoned professional is smart and
experienced, if that professional
and experienced in the online world, it won`t
matter...they will still have to learn how
on the Internet.
if a person hasn`t had a successful online business, they
are a newbie, regardless of
their past history.
Sure, people that are ex-professionals might have
the smarts to leap
ahead of the
rest of the pack if they have similar or transferable
experience, but if they don`t
on basics, they can fail just as easily as someone
uneducated or inexperienced in any type
In order for
seasoned Pros to be successful online, they have to reflect
on their past building blocks
that made them
successful in their chosen profession and remember that
any success is built around
that the online world is different than any other, and
recognizing that certain basic
steps need to
be taken, are 2 vital concepts that must be engrained into
a professionals mind set
and succeeding in an online business.
Once these 2
steps are taken, the seasoned professional can accomplish
just about anything
online. It is
as simple as mixing creativity and common sense with
desire and perseverance. A major
part of `common
sense` is listening to the experts and remaining neutral
when assessing any concept
For an educated
person, reading seemingly basic online concepts can be
rudimentary at best. For the
or Pro, it`s easy to think "This is too easy, what makes
this person different than me,
this is simple!".
Be smart, consider the source. If the concept, idea,
or product is from a true
who has really made hundreds of thousands of dollars
online) the difference between
and the professional is that the expert has actually done
it, not planned to do it, or
it! It`s easy to be critical of others and not focus on
your own plan...a Pro, like
the rest of
us, should never underestimate anyone who has made a great
deal of money online, it`s quite an
For the professional,
the mind set needed to be successful online has to
be one of respect. The Pro
has to be smart
enough to know that the online business can be very
basic, but a well laid out
plan is really
all it takes. That plan, of course, includes following
the experts, keeping it simple,
and taking action.
should welcome being presented with information and
products distributed by the
should take each powerful concept to heart no matter how
basic they may seem. The Pro
getting blinded by all the hype in any marketing campaign
and realize that the
tone is there for a reason, to appeal to the masses.
online has some level of `pushy` content...for the
professional, this can be a
off. The experienced person should read between the lines
and look at the concept or
the value it brings, and focus on benefits, not features or
who start an online business have an immediate crossroads
if they have an arrogance
about them or
believe they can transfer all their past experience to
their online business.
Yes, lots of
skills the Pro accumulated during their past career will be
useful, but the most
need to be learned if the Pro hasn`t successfully
owned an online business.
someone knows Calculus, has an MBA or has climbed the
corporate ladder, doesn`t mean they
can be successful online. Traditional education doesn`t
automatically mean success unless that
"Online Marketing Education"...and, for most of us, the
only way to get that education
is to learn
from people who have done it before.
Be humble, work
smart, keep it simple.
(c) Karl Augustine
"The Regular Guy"