The REAL Secret to Building A
High-Profit Internet Business
By Jimmy D. Brown
My wife laughs every time she sees me doing it.
At least once or twice every week, I'll be at my desk (or at the dining room table) with my Franklin Covey planner
open and a stack of laminated checklists in hand.
"What are you doing, honey?" she calls, already knowing the answer.
"I'm planning," I reply with a smile.
She laughs and I get back to work.
She laughs because she swears I spend half of my time "planning". But, if you ask me how I'm able to get as
much work done as I do in only 3 hours a day, I'll point to a black Franklin Covey planner with
about a dozen laminated checklists inside.
Building an Internet business is easy. Seriously. I'm not saying that it's not complicated, because it is. I'm
just saying that it's easy to accomplish if you just have a system in place.
There's very little in this world that can't be accomplished with the right set of action steps in front
Today, I'm going to give you such a system for building your Internet business. There are only 4 steps...
1. Decide What You Want To Do. Do you want to run an eBay(R) business? Be an affiliate marketer? Buy and sell
reprint rights? Get involved in niche marketing? While all of those things will likely find their way into your
plan in time, you gotta begin with one thing at a time.
My recommendation: Choose a "broad" topic you are interested in and begin building a list of folks interested
in that topic.
2. Determine A Weekly Action Plan. After you decide what you want to do, it's time to determine how to get it done.
What I do is this: I create a weekly set of action steps. That is, I have a set of things I do on Monday, on Tuesday
and so forth.
Decide how many hours (as little as ONE) you want to work each day and schedule yourself a reasonable
amount of things to get done in that time frame. Repeat this process week after week.
My recommendation: Begin writing ezine articles to promote your list ... and affiliate programs. It's the
easiest way to get free traffic and build your list at the same time.
3. Devote Yourself To Staying On Schedule. The important thing here is to stick to it. The easiest way that I know
of to make certain you develop discipline in your schedule is to NOT set unrealistic expectations. Give yourself ample
time to do each day's action step - don't overschedule.
Look for progress along the way to celebrate. Reward yourself when you've reached a milestone. And,
remember, you're GROWING a business. Just like physical growth, it takes time ... it WILL happen if you remain committed.
My recommendation: Weave in simple activities related to the following categories - List building (ezine articles),
product creation (conduct interviews or hire ghostwriters), site development (making your site convert more visitors into
buyers) and education (continuing to learn new ways to grow your business)
4. Develop Additional Shortcuts. As you get better and better at working with your lists, creating products and
tweaking your site, you'll want to continue to improve your business with new
ideas, strategies, tools and resources. The key is simple: never stop learning!
Visit forums. Read articles. Download reports. Identify sites and resources that CONTRIBUTE to your success in
educating you. You want faster results, bigger increases, automated processes,
and other ways to get more accomplished and more profit, with less work involved.
Everything depends on you developing a plan and sticking to it.
And that is the REAL secret to building a high-profit Internet business!
Jimmy D. Brown is the owner of the "List And Traffic" membership
site, teaching thousands of internet business owners specific things they can do every week to multiply profits.
For video training, weekly updated content and printable checklist "systems" for growing your business,
drop by http://ListAndTraffic.com