The first step to achieving success online or, any success for that matter is having the proper mindset. This is one major part of internet marketing which I cannot stress enough. If you feel at any time bored with the process of learning how to market online then internet marketing may not be the right choice for you. I feel that having true success is when you do what you are passionate about. Success will soon follow in the footsteps of your passion which will ultimately drive you to earning more money in the future and true happiness. Having this mindset ensures that you have what it takes to succeed in whatever you decide to do. Another very important thing to understand is that with hard work come?s a great reward. The more time & effort you put in then the more money you can ultimately make. Internet Marketing is tough and not for everyone. The same can be said for being a ?doctor?. Everyone knows that a doctor makes a very good salary, but does that mean you want to sit in school for years to be a doctor? Most likely your answer would be, No. You will eventually get bored, not pay attention in class, and ultimately not have the passion to carry forward with that career choice. With this in mind you can make certain that you are doing it for the passion and not the money. When you are first getting started in Internet Marketing it can be overwhelming but the key here is to research and take time to find out what your strong points are. What do you like to do on the Internet? Once you have discovered at least 10 different Internet Marketing techniques write them down and then pick 2-3 that you feel the most comfortable putting into action. Now that you have a dedicated list of 2-3 strategy?s you can make a dedicated schedule to purse each one every day for at least 2-3 weeks. Why 2-3 weeks? Because you need data to split test against. This is crucial to determine what is working and what is not working for you. Here is an example; you enjoy Social Networking using Facebook and Twitter so you decided to write that down as the 1[SUP]st[/SUP] Strategy you would like to start testing. Now, develop a plan of action for what your daily tasks will be for that 1[SUP]st[/SUP] strategy. Be sure to implement the same strategy for the 2-3 weeks while constantly tracking all data that will be relevant for you to push forward within that specific strategy. Then, when you have implemented that strategy for 2-3 weeks you can change/tweak your strategy. This will give you the; a, b, c, etc. split test information that is crucial to achieving success in any Internet Marketing strategy. Once you feel comfortable you can start implementing more strategies while consistently split testing. Be sure not to spread yourself to thin here and take on too much. Remember, that is why you are only choosing 3 strategies instead of the 10 you originally had in mind. Also, remember that failure is not an option here because you don't fail as long as you continue to take action! Those who stop taking action and stop split testing are failing because they are not using that crucial data they have gathered to revise their strategies for the better. I hope this gives some of you guys/girls a boost to start taking action in the right direction!