Tim Ikels - Creator, Publisher, Marketer

Online Business Success And What We Can Control

When it comes to success and online business, sooner or later we’ll ask ourselves:

What is it exactly that we can have complete control over?

What can we really control?

Here’s why it matters:

The most successful people only(!) focus on what they have full control over.

The only things we have control over is

When it comes to making money via an online business and marketing, here are a few suggestions:

  1. Create and publish/package a new product or service (and put all your energy, excitement, and extra spirit into it!)
  2. Get new people to your top-of-the-funnel content and entry-level offer(s) (new prospects, new leads, more and new contacts)
  3. Market and re-market your core offer(s) (better follow-up, objection handling, new bonuses, better and new marketing material and sales presentation)
  4. Go ‘back to the well’ (find new and better ways to serve your existing audience/database/email list, the money is in the back-end)

In general, we want to

and conect with our existing audience in a


That’s what the “attraction & retention” or “list building and email marketing” business is really about.

As Peter Drucker said so eloquently:

Because the purpose of business is to create a customer, the business enterprise has two - and only two - basic functions: marketing and innovation.
Marketing and innovation produce results; all the rest are costs. Marketing is the distinguishing, unique function of the business.

Stay awesome,

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