Making Money Online Mistake

There are a lot of mistakes you can make when making money online. You can have a bad website, ineffective copy, create a poor product, or even target the wrong audience. But the “sin” I mention below can stop you from succeeding in anything…it’s one of the big lessons from my trip to NYC this week…

I arrived in New York City last night around 5. We flew right over the city and it felt like we were only 10 feet above the skyscrapers. What an amazing view.

After a light dinner I started walking. That’s what I do when I travel. I’ll walk 12-17 miles in a day. I’ve done that in Sydney, Vancouver, Auckland, and Belfast, and today I did about 8 miles in Manhattan. In my opinion, I’d rather walk by ten buildings than go into one. I’m a classic people watcher.

So I walked by the World Trade Center, amazed to see not much has changed since 2004, the last time I was at the site. On I went up through the always energetic Chinatown, the charming Little Italy, classy Soho, through the Village, and eventually made my way up to my favorite little place in Union Square, the Coffeehouse.

I sat and had a beer, a Blue Moon, and watched a few innings of the Yankees game while chatting with the models who moonlight there as waitresses.

And then things got WEIRD.

A group of 7 guys and gals at the bar started arguing with their bartender over their bill. They felt they were charged for an extra Sauvignon Blanc. She adamantly argued otherwise.

And so it went, back and forth. Five minutes passed. Another bartender joined the debate. An investigation worthy of a 2-part CSI episode took place.

Do you see the problem here?

These folks, and the bartenders were valuing their time at less than the cost of a freaking glass of wine!

The patrons, clearly on a night out, didn’t go out to argue with bartenders. Sure its expensive to go out in the city, but c’mon, this episode lasted 20 minutes overall. Pay the 5 bucks and get on with your night!

And the bartenders – shame on them – how many drinks could they have fixed in 20 minutes instead of arguing about a $5 glass of wine? They could have made multiples of what they were arguing about.

Are you guilty of this sin?

Do you get caught up in the minutiae?

Do you waste time and energy worrying about refunds?

Do you still do $10 per hour tasks when you are worth $100 per hour?

Do you squander your time on message boards arguing trivialities? Defending your honor from anonymous internet weirdos who disagree with your work or business? I should HOPE you don’t!

You are worth so much more than that.

So take a second, review your day…and see if you are being interrupted by inconsequential, trivial matters. If you are, start setting up rules and regulations with yourself so that you create huge blocks of uninterrupted time to work on positively moving positive projects ahead in your life.

Stop wasting time, money, and energy on “vibe killers”.

This one shift in your mindset could double or triple your business in just months or weeks.

Stay focused!

Tomorrow: More lessons from the road…

Until then, God bless under-booked models who have to work as waitresses,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS

Ps – If you’ve read this far…

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Your clients buy from people they like. Even trainers buy from experts they know, like, and trust. And so opening up my life and travels and experiences to you in this entertaining style is a guaranteed way of making sales.

So I just showed you how I turned a beer and an email written in a bar on my Blackberry into at least $600 (at least one OSP DVD sale will come in today because of this email).

Imagine what applying the OSP writing secrets to your readers can do for you. In fact, I spent an entire morning teaching copy at my OSP seminar last year, and you can get the DVD’s, CD’s, and manuals to show you my OSP writing secrets.

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“I just finished going through the DVDs of Craig’s ‘Online SuperProfits Seminar’ and I have to say that I am blown away. I have been studying marketing and online business for years now and neverhave I come across a system as pure and concise as yours forgetting an instantly-profitable automatic money machine up and running in the shortest possible time. If you’re new to marketingonline then stop wasting time getting nowhere and follow Craig’s proven system for creating profitable websites. I encourage you to make the decision NOW to follow a Mentor that can help you achieve your dreams of a lifestyle with more free time. Wishing you the best of success.”
Kyle Battis CSCS, NSCA-CPT

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