Here are some basic (but very important) tips and / or lessons for success in internet marketing. Try to keep them in mind as you go through your day. I'll freely admit that I do not always remember to go through all of these myself, but I am making the effort to improve.
1. The main goal of internet marketing should be to help people improve their lives and to help make the world a better place in some way. I know that lots of people get into this field because they want to get rich. And do not get me wrong, I would definitely love to achieve financial independence doing this stuff, but if money is the only motivation, you probably will not make it.
2. This relates to # 1 above. You must have a big enough reason for getting into internet marketing. Why are you doing it? Saying something like "I think it would be really cool to do this and I want to make lots of money," is not gonna cut it. You have to be really specific. What would you do with the money you make? How would it improve your life and the lives of your loved ones? Are you doing it because you want to be able to take your whole family on vacation? Do you hate your current job? Are you looking to get a fresh start? This comes back to motivation. If you do not yet have a really strong, specific reason (or reasons), you need to work on finding one (I mentioned some things I would do if I had lots of money, in a previous post).
3. You must take DAILY action. You will greatly improve your chances for meeting your goals, if you do something everyday. Daily action creates momentum and so the more you do, the more momentum you create. In turn, this momentum will help you get to where you want to be in less time.
4. Focus on your strengths (positives), not on your weaknesses (negatives). This is one that I have a pretty hard time with. I have to remember to remind myself that I do have strengths and that I am able to accomplish my goals if I work at them. If you're always telling yourself that you're no good at something or that you do not know how to do something, you're pretty much guaranteeing that you're not gonna move forward. One thing that I'm good at is paying attention to details. My grammar and spelling are not too shabby either. They may not seem like much, but sometimes you have to find the positives in the little things. Hopefully, if you can get into that habit, you'll always begin to see things in a more positive light which may lead you to discover strengths that you did not even know you had.
So to sum up: try to help people; come up with an important reason why; take action daily, and focus on your strengths. I hope you find these tips to be valuable and I hope that you achieve the success you desire.