Being Consistent And Never Looking Down On Yourself

A few days ago I talked with a friend of mine Joey Kissimmee from IncomePress.com

We talked for at least an hour on Skype and I got a ton of tips and advice about things I was doing wrong with my own website.

I thought I was doing kind of good but as soon as we started talking I realized there were other aspects of my marketing efforts that needed attention as well.

If you are reading this, a big massive thank you Joey, you helped me a TON man!

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Being Consistent

One of the things that grabbed my attention after our call was that I’m not consistent with what I’m doing right here.

I publish new stuff whenever I feel like it, I don’t pay attention to the day or time of the day (I used to but not anymore) so my audience never really knows when I have something new for them.

While this good practice (sticking to a publishing day) isn’t written in stone, it definitely helps to follow it because you can teach your audience when to reach out to you or when to expect an e-mail from you.

It’s all about the user’s experience.

The “surprise factor” is welcome from time to time but I guess it’s not awesome to have it so random that you NEVER know when to expect something from someone, you know what I mean?

I think I’m going to start publishing something new on Tuesdays and probably something quick and fun on the weekend although I still haven’t decided which day.

Never Look Down On Yourself

This is basically the “I’m not worth it” syndrome from Wayne’s World.

You are actually worth everything and then some more!

I have met a few people that have talked to me like if I was in a different level and I’m not.

This is something I had to learn myself because every single successful marketer I knew about, it was a new idol for me to look up to.

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Joey Kissimmee showed me that he can talk to the “little people” as well.

What it was supposed to be ten minutes, turned out to be one full hour of his time, I know marketers that charge $497 for 30 minute sessions!

This only reminded me that we are all equal in the end, just at different stages.

The fact that X or Y is ahead in the game for me, doesn’t necessarily translates to “I’ll never be better than they are”.

I have proved this wrong several times through my entire life including my guitar teacher, my programming teacher, my skateboarding buddies, if it’s in my head to be the best, then nothing can stop me, period.

It should be the same for you.

And you don’t have to be the best either if that sounds uncomfortable to you.

I have taught others and they have gotten better than myself too, it’s just the cycle of life, embrace it!

On this call Joey proved to me that he genuinely cares about his audience and if you are willing to connect with him, all you have to do is read his blog!

I think this is an awesome lesson for all of us to learn on giving back.

Work On Yourself

Either mentally or healthy speaking, you should always be willing to put some work in yourself.

It could be becoming healthier, learning something new, creating a new habit for yourself (hopefully a good one) you get the idea.

In the video I actually say you can’t teach others how to make money online if you’re not making it yourself but I’m a bit wrong because it doesn’t applies to everything.

There’s a LOT of sport coaches that CAN actually coach top athletes and they don’t ultimately HAVE TO be able to do everything they are suggesting their athletes to do.

It is a good premise though, how can you teach something if you have never mastered it yourself first?

And makes a lot of sense.

Before I continue to go nowhere, let’s get back to working on yourself for a bit…

If you’re genuinely happy about what you do, there’s no reason to be scared or procrastinate about anything that is stopping you right now in order to succeed in your niche.

Think about it.

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When I was in college, I remember I had to give this talk about Chemistry and man… I was shaking so bad that the teacher told me to get water and put myself together.

It was embarrassing and you would think that I would calm down after that but it only got worse.

A few days later I had to give another presentation but this time was on IRC (internet relay chats) for a computing class and it was something I was so passionate about, I literally flew through my presentation.

The Q&A’s were sick, I was going back and forth with the students and I actually did it so good that the teacher asked me if I wanted to repeat this for a bigger audience (I declined since I was somewhat in the “dark side” of things and wanted to keep myself under the radar but I couldn’t be any happier about my “special moment” and achievement there).

When you feel good and you have to teach or talk something you are very passionate about, there’s no room for being nervous because it’s just you and what you know best.

That’s your niche! (hint)

I’m going back to jogging tomorrow, cold showers and healthy meals.

This is going to put a LOT of stress on myself because I’m busy with my marketing stuff, I don’t have time to go and jog around but the thing is, if I don’t feel well inside, I can’t do anything right either.

I rest assure you will see the big difference!

Don’t Get It Perfect, Get It Going

This damn saying has been haunting me for my entire two years online working as an Internet Marketer.

While I’m far from being perfect in everything I do, I strive to make things as good as I can but in my mind they are never “good enough” so either I get rid of them or I simply won’t do anything about it.

That’s one of the biggest mistakes anyone can do online.

You have to be willing to go forward with whatever you have, if you fail, you then get up and try again in a different way.

The sooner you do that, the sooner you’ll learn the right way of doing things.

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That’s the main reason why there’s a crazy ratio that separates highly successful marketers from people that never make one cent online.

If you aren’t aware I have been writing a sales page for a while, I’m willing to have it done before this weekend.

You can ask me anytime about my current stage with it, I’m no longer concerned about making it perfect.

Another key internet marketing player (Jon Olson) told me to just do a video and include a few bullets and go with that.

To be honest, that was too far away from my comfort zone but right now, it actually sounds like the perfect solution.

Instead of trying to convince anyone why they should check out my training, I can openly talk about it on video and you know what?

A lot of sales pages lack that factor because the person selling the training is normally NOT the creator, just a reseller!

I am DEFINITELY including a video now.

Conclusion

Expect an update from me every Tuesday and I still have to decide another shorter, fun update on the weekend.

If you don’t want to miss any of my updates, sign up to the blog.

When I say “never look down on yourself” I also mean get out of your comfort zone.

Don’t miss out on any single opportunity and chance that reveals to yourself, become a YES MAN (or YES WOMAN if that’s your case).

It won’t be easy but remember that doing nothing is easier than doing something.

And doing something has a LOT more rewards than doing nothing.

By working on yourself I mean read a great book, go out for a walk, have a beer if you really need it, do something that is uncomfortable, grow each and every day.

And lastly but not least important don’t be afraid to get it wrong.

Imperfection proves that you’re a real person.

If I was scared of that, I would never write in a second language, much less speak English on video.

Embrace who you are and offer that to your audience.

I am starting to believe that is the only way to online profits now… so it’s your call!

Take care and talk soon.

Sergio

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31 Responses to Being Consistent And Never Looking Down On Yourself

  1. Patrick Griffin May 1, 2013 at 4:57 am #

    Hi Sergio,
    A few things struck me when reading this post.
    One was right at the end of the post when I read the line: “If I was scared of that, I would never write in a second language…”
    My thought was: “Hell that’s right. Sergio is writing in his second language.” It didn’t even occur to me to think that until you pointed out.

    My second point is this, and I hope you don’t mind me saying so on this blog, you worry too much about stuff you shouldn’t be worrying about.

    You are far better at this stuff than you give yourself credit for. Take the sales page for example. Just do it the way you think it will work best and get it published. If it does not convert well then you can always change it.

    You are a natural at communicating technical matters in an easy to understand manner, you are an expert at WordPress and blogging, you offer value in everything you do so just have total faith in yourself and get this product out there already. :)

    I also totally agree with finding time to get out of the office and take time to do other things you enjoy as this variety in life is what keeps us sane.

    The schedule thing for blogging is also a good idea, especially for those who use a blog as their main method of communicating with people.

    When I started my personal blog that is exactly what I did. Mondays were for rants, Tuesday’s a day off, Wednesdays for posts about words (which you hated), Friday’s was a general newsletter round up of funny stories I had read, Saturday would be a random post if the mood took me and Sunday was a day off.

    I kept that up for a year or so but had to scale back when I move on to other things.

    Now I do the random post when I feel like it approach.

    As always this is a brilliant post – full of top-class information.

    P.

    • Sergio Félix May 1, 2013 at 7:58 am #

      Hey Pat, haha yeah man, lots of people take a lot for granted.

      I’ve never lived outside of Mexico and only got out a few times (on vacations and work matters) so doing this whole thing in my second language has been actually challenging to me.

      I definitely need to work on not getting obsessed with details, it only stops me from reaching out to point B all the time that’s why I’m taking a new approach regarding that sales letter.

      I already missed out on jogging because I fell asleep right after shutting off the alarm clock but I’ll go for it in the afternoon, I can’t fail on day one now can I? That wouldn’t be good… haha

      Your posting schedule worked flawlessly because I can actually recall by memory what each day meant on your blog, that’s exactly what I’m talking about making your audience reactive to your posting times!

      Thanks for the really valuable comment and all the feedback man, I’m more than honored and happy to have readers like you. ;-)

      Talk soon and take care man!

      PS. And hey, I didn’t hate Wednesdays… (Justin did though lol) I just liked a lot more Fridays!

  2. Nick Grimshawe May 1, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    Hi Sergio,

    Great post. It’s awesome that you have such a fabulous mentor who is willing to spend that time with you.

    As far as being consistent on my blog…I guess I need to do a better job of that too. I tend to post when I write one and I do work to get at least one post per week on one blog and 3 on my other. But sometimes I miss or I get carried away and post every day. The one thing I am really consistent on is my newsletter.

    I agree that you need to work on yourself both physically and spiritually.

    I took on a 1/2 marathon walk…been in training all winter, and I loved it…it kept me going out meeting new people, and get lots of info on nutrition and health. If you are working online the temptation is just to keep going but regular breaks with a glass of water and actually doing something physical just to mix it up are really import to boost productivity.

    And LOL, for sure if I waited for it to perfect…I’d be in real trouble.

    And I made it through the video…all good stuff.

    Nick

    • Sergio Félix May 2, 2013 at 9:01 am #

      Hey Nick,

      While it’s okay to let go a few times in some things it is very important to keep ourselves highly organized and constant about it.

      I’m glad you said you are really consistent with your newsletter, I’m pretty sure your subscribers appreciate that.

      Your half marathon walk is bang on man, couldn’t agree any more on taking regular breaks to boost our productivity. Sitting all day long in front of a computer is as bad as it gets for productivity, creativity, health and who knows what else, it’s just bad!

      Your video splashes on traffic exchanges are getting incredibly better, not sure if they look perfect to you or not but I have been enjoying them a lot and I’m sure others are getting inspired by these as well.

      Keep up the awesome work Nick and thanks for stopping by and sharing your experiences, hope you have a great day my friend! ;-)

      PS. In times where ADD and ADHD are so common that apparently everybody suffers a bit from them, it’s amazing that you endured the whole video.

      15:12 minutes can be an eternity for most people so I really appreciate that you took the time to watch the whole thing man, thank you!

  3. George Nieves May 1, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

    Hi Sergio,

    Great post! I can really relate a lot to what you’re saying. I have problems being consistent with my blog, but (like you) I’m working on that too. I keep telling a friend of mine that there is so much to do online when you’re running a business — I sometimes wonder how any of us make money at it!

    • Sergio Félix May 2, 2013 at 9:08 am #

      Hey George,

      That’s why so many advanced marketers make a really big deal out of outsourcing man and not everyone is making money either.

      I know countless of bloggers that publish posts that take two days to put together (at least) and make zero money from their affiliate links.

      They keep dropping the ball on tracking their ROI numbers.

  4. Matt Morgan May 1, 2013 at 9:51 pm #

    Hello Sergio, hope all is well.

    and it is great that you get this great opportunity with a great marketer whom you learned stuff from. Then again I’m sure you learned a few tricks from me too ;).

    Yes health and mental improvement towards the body should be done, rather than just being glued to the computer neglecting your health. If your health is good and you are eating and drinking the right stuff then this will help your productivity. Walks are great as they clear your mind and get you viewing your marketing from a different angle.

    This blog post mixes a few elements towards the readers which gives a broad variety on internet marketing elements, and all elements are important.

    Making a product perfect can cause huge delays and push your release date forward by upto 6 months, so it is important not to spend too much time to make it perfect, but just to get it out there.

    It is important to look at your progress every now and then to make sure that you are moving forward and not just stuck on one spot, yet many people don’t even do this.

    Matt Morgan

    • Sergio Félix May 2, 2013 at 9:27 am #

      Hey Matt,

      Of course I have learned from you my man, I try to be a sponge whenever I’m talking to someone who has the same interests as me (internet marketing)

      Even though product creation can take some time, I already feel I crossed that line a lot of time ago and I’m just aiming to get it out there as soon as possible.

      I’ll improvise as I go if I have to.

      You also bring a very important point to the table, I published my goals for this year and I have achieved a few but I’m definitely behind schedule.

      It does help to take a few steps back and look at the whole chart from a different perspective to see if we’re slacking or not.

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving very good feedback Matt, I really appreciate it!

  5. Sandy Halliday May 2, 2013 at 9:07 am #

    Hey Sergio,

    You are right about being consistant, That seems to be the favorite buzzword of a lot of coaches right now. Consistency can get boring at times though if you know what I mean.

    I do have a set routine for posting to my detox blog and sending out my newsletter to my subscribers but not for my IM blog or list.

    Time sometimes prevents me from posting regularly on my IM blog and I ‘ve heard it said that it pays to not be consistant with sending broadcasts to your list.

    I am one who tries to get everything perfect. It’s hard not to if you are a perfectionist at heart. I always worry about what people think of my free reports and always try to add more value.

    I am still concerned that my latest one is a bit of a let down when people read it. I have downloaded some free reports that contained so much good information that they could easily have been sold. I would like people to think that about my reports.

    But taking action is the important thing.

    I’ll be watching out for your fun update.

    Have a great weekend.

    Sandy

  6. Sergio Félix May 2, 2013 at 9:55 am #

    Hey Sandy,

    I believe consistency itself is not boring per se, it is more like the tedious tasks’ fault.

    If something is tedious, it doesn’t matter if we only do it once or a hundred times, it will always be boring.

    To me it sounds like your detox blog is really your passion and maybe that’s why you do have a set routine in place for it but not for the IM blog.

    I know you are a perfectionist at heart and know the consequences that come with it so I think this tip may actually help you:

    Stop downloading free reports.

    We have a natural tendency to compare ourselves to others and since we are at a certain level right now, two things can happen, either we get inspired to ramp it out ourselves or we get frustrated because we are never going to reach that level of proficiency.

    The easy way out? Stop exposing yourself to that.

    Take my example on writing my own sales copy.

    I have 17 different sales pages opened right now and I’m trying to make my sales page as good as these pages.

    I may achieve this maybe in a few more weeks but I’m not willing to keep wasting my time with this.

    Yes, sales pages can either make or break your launch, yes, sales pages are going to define if big marketers promote for you or not, yes, great sales pages convert better than shitty ones but I can’t afford to keep wasting months and months on this just because I don’t feel it’s ready yet.

    If I only took two or three basic pages from marketers I like, probably one wordpress related, one not wordpress related and another for let’s say marketing coaching, I would have three different good examples to follow up and come with something unique, original and that has emotional triggers and all the good stuff that make a sales page convert well.

    What did I did instead? “Let’s open 50 sales pages and go crazy with that for a few months until I have everything perfect because I want my launch to be as amazing as possible!”

    I really feel like an idiot right now and it’s all my fault.

    But anyway, my advice is define ONE super strong call to action that you want these people to do with your reports and create your entire report around that thought.

    If it is to sell a specific product, to brand yourself, to teach how to do something, whatever it is, make it about one thing and focus on doing your report for that specific action.

    I’ll assure you you’ll see great results as soon as you test this out.

    If it’s just for the sake of building your list, then wow them out with a non conventional offer, we can’t be average and expect amazing results.

    Thanks for stopping by Sandy and hope this helps a bit, take care and talk soon! ;-)

    PS. Good to see you taking action on Dean Holland’s challenge.

  7. valentine belonwu May 2, 2013 at 11:08 am #

    Hi Sergio,
    This is really a very interesting post. I think this should be my first visit here too and I’m already in love with your work. Please keep it up.

    Any person that is starting any type of business and is aiming for perfection will never start anything. I think Its all about trying one thing after the other. If the first one didn’t work, you simply go after the next one in a different way.

    Just like you said above, its better to try something and fail at it while learning along the way because, doing nothing will certainly get you one thing…. Nothing.

    Thanks for sharing Sergio and good luck on your product.

    • Sergio Félix May 2, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

      Hey Valentine,

      Welcome to the site and thanks for the nice words man.

      I know some people do something but end up with nothing anyway.

      It’s crazy that you can see some people getting so excited in the beginning that they do take action for getting a domain name, a hosting account, install wordpress and just when they are about to start getting results, they just quit and label internet marketing as a scam.

      That’s why being consistent is KEY in what we do online.

      Thanks for chiming in the conversation Valentine, talk soon! ;-)

  8. Theodore Nwangene May 2, 2013 at 10:57 am #

    This is really a thought provoken post Sergio,
    I got to know Joey last year when he created a facebook group on Kindle Publishing with Matt Wolfe and since then until lately, I’ve learnt a lot from him. Its just that i no longer visits his blog as i used to then. I will have to start vising him again.

    One thing you said here that i really like is the case of not always looking for perfection in whatever you’re doing. I believe that there is nothing like perfection here. I remembered a quote i read sometime ago that says…… Don’t always chase the best, learn to settle for good else, you’ll be running for a lifetime. Now, how cool is that quote?

    I’ve also learnt a lot from you my man, just that you don’t publish on a given days although, i subscribed to your feed so, I’m always notified whenever there is a new post here. But, I’m now happy that I’ve known when i should be expecting something from you.

    How far about the project? Hope you’re progressing. Don’t forget to include me among the testers. Lol.

    Thanks for sharing man, wishing you more productive days and a happy new month.

    • Sergio Félix May 2, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

      Hey Theodore,

      I really can’t say enough good things about Joey man, he’s what I like to consider an impressive marketer, blogger, podcaster and now software developer!

      Many people “don’t have enough time” to listen to podcasts but if you can, listen at least to the latest he published, you’ll be amazed I’m sure about it.

      It’s awesome to know somebody values what we do online so thanks for letting me know you have learnt something from me man!

      I’m almost done with the sales page, right now I’m just focusing on the copy, I’ll worry about prettying up as soon as we conclude it’s ready to go and want to have it reviewed tomorrow and hopefully submitting it to the marketplace next week.

      You already have your place secured my friend, thanks for being interested and have a great day! ;-)

      PS. That quote was SPOT ON man, thanks for sharing it.

  9. Joey Kissimmee May 2, 2013 at 11:09 am #

    Hey Sergio my man, thank you so much for the mention. and thank you even more so for taking action.

    I’m so glad that our talk together opened your eyes some. It’s always good to have a “rude awakening” sometimes. We all need it. I myself need it from time to time.

    You have many good points here, but the most important points are be Consistent and not to wait for Perfection.

    Perfection is a killer for us all.

    If we’re going to try and be perfect, then we should be perfect in being consistent. Consistency is what will make us move forward and help us improve.

    Thanks again brotha, and lets hop on skype again soon ;-)

    • Sergio Félix May 2, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

      Hey Joey,

      No man, huge thanks to you for the awesome call the other day my man.

      As you can see I’ve been working on the notes I took from that day and still pushing forward really hard!

      I really needed that kick in the ass (a gentle push or a fake pat in the back helps nobody anyway lol) and the call certainly did open my eyes.

      “Being perfect on being consistent” now that I didn’t see it coming, I LOVE IT.

      Thanks again for stopping by here Joey and offering all this support, I’m pretty sure it will pay off really good very soon so I’m highly grateful for it.

      Looking forward to speak soon again bro! ;-)

  10. Andrew Stark May 2, 2013 at 2:51 pm #

    Hi Sergio,

    I have no schedule, and just write when it suits me, but when if goes past a week with nothing new I know it’s time to do something.

    I also have no perfection gene, I start so many things and never really finish any of them to the full potential. For example I started decking the garden last spring, and only just finished it this spring.

    Like everything you need to build up a team and become greater than the sum of the parts.

    Oh, and like Patrick said, you forget that english is not your main language, so congratulations on writing in a more fluid and correct way than I manage.

    Andrew

    • Sergio Félix May 2, 2013 at 3:23 pm #

      Hey Andrew,

      You sound just like me man, I’m always starting a lot of new things but never really finish anything, at least you did get to finish your deck!

      I like the idea of building up a team man, now that I’m so deep into Internet Marketing I can see there’s a whole lot more than just building wordpress websites here and there.

      Regarding English I try my best to not butcher your language and try to communicate my thoughts in the most clear way possible.

      There’s always room for improvement though lol

      Thanks for stopping by Andrew and wow man, you’re really killing it with safelists, good job! ;-)

  11. Cararta May 2, 2013 at 4:45 pm #

    Hi Sergio,

    Getting an “I don’t belong here complex”
    with all these heavy hitters and their learned comments!

    But, I’m not going backwards…I used to come all the time and read…cause you give so much if one will take the time to read.

    Agree with your expert Joey Kissimmiee on the Stop going for perfection and just get it done!

    Think you and I had a conversation on this same subject about a year ago and your final words were……….

    “I’m going to start right now working and creating and forget about perfection”

    So look back at the beginning, all that you’ve accomplished even with your
    obsessive “its got to be perfect” still sneaking in the back door……

    Hurry up and finish, I can’t wait…you promised me full access when you got it done so
    I could “Pretty Up” Skipper Works!

    Just a question????

    Do you sit down and plan out a blog post, or do what I do…have something in your head and just start typing and thinking?

    After I’ve finished….do a read through….sometimes may copy, cut and paste or even delete altogether or reword or add some more?

    A lot of the time I almost think why bother! It has all been said and so much better….then I remember Sergio….Stop learning and start doing.

    I know how Adrienne Smith writes her blog posts….and even Daniel Sumner who did a whole article on his methods of constructing an article (blog post).

    Think there are probably more people that you might suspect who outsource very successfully…

    My advise to you today about your sales page is the same as what I said to you on Facebook….just pretend you are talking to me (there are a lot of people like me out there needing info) and maybe throw in a video and keep it all on the short side!!!

    Or for that matter, just write it up (shorter than today!) like you were going to post it here!

    Getting ready to do an update on my Google Died Everything was gone! post…
    You won’t believe the chart in webmaster tools ….think I got lucky and survived a Hack Attack!

    • Sergio Félix May 2, 2013 at 5:06 pm #

      Hey Cararta, of course you belong here and this is actually one of the best (if not THE actual best) comment you have ever written for me on this blog, thank you!

      I am well aware that my obsession with details is always sneaking in somehow but don’t forget I’m an Engineer and it’s not only because it’s my profession but also because I’m a highly analytical person (that’s why I became an Engineer in the first place).

      I never write posts the mechanical way, nor do I plan them out. I don’t do any keyword research and I also do not craft my headlines.

      If you actually check them out, they are plain, boring and not even well SEOed.

      But this is because I like to write for people and not search engine spider bots.

      I always try to inject my personal experiences into the posts so anyone reading knows it’s ME talking and they don’t feel like they are reading a boring article from a book that anyone could have written.

      There is absolutely NO WAY I would ever outsource an article here or include a guest post either. The site is called “Marketing With Sergio” for a reason.

      Your advice is actually very good thank you but my problem is not getting even more advice or ideas, is getting it done.

      I am currently working on it as I type this and yes, you are definitely going to have a full access ticket just as Theodore Cararta so thank you as well for being interested!

      Take care and good luck with your update! ;-)

  12. Les May 4, 2013 at 6:11 am #

    Hey Sergio…

    I enjoyed your video-post and I can relate to most all of the things that you were saying. I am very inconsistent with most all of my tasks most of the time! I have no idea as to who if anyone checks my blog on a regular basis…I would like to know. And funny as it seems, I have been promoting products related to health and fitness for over three years and the commissions I am supposed to be making never show up. It’s as if my endless efforts go totally un-noticed. I’m not giving up even though it may sound like it but I just wanted you to know that it was a comfort to hear that I’m not alone in this crazy world.

    Although not pertaining to your recent video, I just wanted to reiterate because I think I may have mentioned this to you before…although we are a generation apart…I used to be a guitarist many, many years ago and that’s what attracted me initially to your writings for whatever that’s worth.

    In any case – I just wanted you to know that the message that you were sending in this recent video has hit home and has opened my eyes to several things. A good start to the day!!

    Thanks,
    Les

    • Sergio Félix May 4, 2013 at 7:57 am #

      Hey Les,

      Your current scenario is the exact reason I decided to create my wordpress training and man I can’t tell you how excited I am to get it out there already and start seeing what you guys can do with your sites.

      You are definitely not alone about struggling to make commissions and while my training focuses on dominating WordPress I also cover fundamental mistakes to avoid as an Internet Marketer and marketing websites no-no’s.

      I never thought about offering students’ case studies but you just gave me the idea and I think your site would fit PERFECTLY in this.

      Plans for the upcoming training will include a Done For You (DFY) website offer that will be ready to start publishing in minutes and I will also offer personalized WordPress Coaching (at a higher price point of course).

      The idea of this coaching is that I will personally work with you and offer direct guidance to your specific case to make your site everything it can be.

      If this sounds interesting and you’re down for this, you could be my first personal coaching student, get a special review inside the training (case study) as well as get more exposure in the sales page and I think you and your site would benefit greatly from something like this.

      Let me know if you’re interested.

      As for the guitar playing goes, yeah I do remember you once told me that. Thanks for the reminder (to update mine) because that’s one of the things that we should NEVER take for granted.

      Create a great About Me page, a little bit of your background, what you do, why you do it and what your offering and you’ll connect with people with the same interests.

      I’ve been dying to start my guitar training site in Spanish but I just don’t have the time to keep getting myself into more new projects when I’m not finishing the ones I’m already working on.

      I’m really glad this post helped you in some way Les and I’m pretty sure I can help you out a lot with your site and to get everything back on track like it was supposed to be in the beginning.

      Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great weekend my brother in arms! ;-)

  13. Heru Prasetyono May 4, 2013 at 6:48 pm #

    Unfortunately there are still many people who look down themselves even when they see others’ success. They do not see the others’ success as motivation but on the contrary they feel they are not able to reach the same achievements or even beyond them.
    Human beings are created uniquely. They are provided with the different characteristic and talents. Every human has abilities and weaknesses but we must believe everybody has potential. The problem is not all of the individu know themselves and optimize what they have got for lives.
    Hard effort and smart work is inevitable if we want to be presence online or offline.
    We must thanks God for whatever we have got.
    We can make our weaknesses as our power if we are willing.
    Patience is sometimes not owned by all people but it is quite useful in our lives.

    • Sergio Félix May 6, 2013 at 1:28 pm #

      Great comment Heru,

      Every big blogger out there was a newbie at some point (they had to start somewhere after all!) and this is normally over looked by people new to blogging.

      It takes time to understand this but it definitely sinks in, the key here is patience and understanding they didn’t start as pro bloggers from the beginning.

      There’s a path that we all have to walk.

      Thanks for stopping by Heru, hope you have a great start of week! ;-)

  14. Tim Bonner May 5, 2013 at 2:21 am #

    Hey Sergio

    I installed the Editorial Calendar a while ago and it’s helped me be more consistent.

    I can draft stuff and then move it around if I want before scheduling on the calendar view.

    Currently I’m publishing just on a Monday, mainly because there’s so many other things going on!

    I also draft title ideas in the calendar when I think about them and that way, I’ve got somewhere to keep them all without having to keep looking at spreadsheets or Evernote.

    • Sergio Félix May 6, 2013 at 1:39 pm #

      Hey Tim, that’s a great way to keep your articles and publishing times organized man.

      I played around a little bit with Editorial Calendar at some point but then I decided I was going to do it old school since I have a physical monthly planner and that would mean one less plugin on my blog.

      Many pro bloggers use this plugin though and I agree is a great way to keep everything organized visually, particularly when you want to adhere to a certain publishing day like I mentioned on the article.

      Thanks for bringing that up Tim, talk soon! ;-)

      PS. For anyone interested in checking Editorial Calendar it’s free to use, click here to check it out on the WordPress repository.

  15. Aaron Webster May 5, 2013 at 4:36 pm #

    Hello Sergio,

    Great post… very good advice about being Consistent in your activities.

    In one of my niches where I run a several thousand people newsletter… I run promotions and send out content on a schedule.

    One day I send out the free monthly newsletter and the next day I send out the latest Deal of the Month, etc…

    I have noticed that various marketers choose to blog on different schedules…. some blog literally several times a day while others post once a week and yet others only post to signify a big event.

    I think the best tip is to pick a schedule that works for you and go with it.

    Good Luck with all your efforts Sergio!

    • Sergio Félix May 6, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

      Hey Aaron, welcome to the site man!

      To be honest I can’t follow any (and I literally mean anyone!) marketer that does a daily update such as Michael Hyatt or even the untouchable Seth Godin.

      The type of sites that post several times a day like TechCrunch, Mashable, etc., have several writers so that makes it easy to maintain.

      For an internet marketer like us though, even one post a day is challenging and time consuming as hell so honestly… ain’t nobody got time for that! lol (I mean this from a reader’s point of view).

      “…pick a schedule that works for you and go with it.” this is spot on man.

      Thanks for stopping by Aaron and hope you can take your business forward with your new mentor, talk soon! ;-)

  16. Dan Black May 6, 2013 at 8:07 am #

    Great post my friend,

    You bring up some important points when it comes to influencing others online (or off line). The first person we have to lead and manage is our self’s. If we can’t lead our self well we won’t be able to lead or influence others. When we know and can control our self great things begin to happen in all areas of our life.

    YES, consistency is so important when it comes to blogging. People want to know what to expect from you when it comes to new content being published. You start to gain traffic and greater community when people know what to expect from you when it comes to how many times a week you will post. I saw huge growth in my blog when I started to be consistent in my posting. I also share in my About Me page for people to expect 3-5 blog post a week from me. Which these days it’s right at 3 post a week(One being a guest post) :) Thank you for setting up a specific day you will post on.

    Talk to you soon.

    • Sergio Félix May 6, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

      Hey Dan, thanks for a rocking comment man.

      Letting your audience know what to expect on your About Me page is a GREAT tip man and I’m glad you already have a posting schedule in place and that is working out good for you.

      Hope you have a great day today Dan, thanks for stopping by as always! ;-)

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