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Starting An Internet Marketing Business – How To Set Clear Goals

Internet Marketing Business GoalsOne of the most important steps you can take as an aspiring internet marketer is to learn the value of goal setting. If you’re like many, you hear the phrase “goal setting” and you roll your eyes. “Not another article on how to set goals,” you might think. And the answer is yes, this is another article on how to set goals.

But here’s the thing; there’s a huge difference between knowing how to set goals and actually setting goals you can take action on. When you set the right goals, taking action and achieving success are almost foolproof.

So the question is, how do you set clear goals? To answer the question we’re going to look at the two components that make up a clear goal, a goal you can take action on.

Part #1 Visionary Goals

There’s a difference between a goal that sounds like “I need to start an online business” and a goal that sounds like “I want to start an online business so I can travel the world and share my experiences.”

One goal sounds much more like an unwanted task – something you think you should do. Whereas the other goal sounds like a dream or a vision you have for your life. Which is more inspiring? The visionary goal, right? Consider the following questions:

  1. What do you want to achieve with your business?
  2. Why are you starting a business?
  3. How will your life change with your internet marketing business?
  4. How are you motivated? Financially, lifestyle change? Authority and reputation?

Part #2 SMART Goals

SMART goals are goals that are more quantifiable. They have deadlines, measurements, and they require action. When a SMART Goal is created from your visionary goal, you’re unstoppable!

  1. Specific – Your goal must answer the questions: who, what, where, when and why. It’s your visionary goal restated in as much detail as possible.
  2. Measurable – How will you know when your goal has been accomplished? How will you measure success?
  3. Achievable – How can your goal be accomplished? What is required to achieve success and is it possible?
  4. Relevant – Is this goal important to you? Does it matter? Is it in alignment with your desires and needs?
  5. Time Bound – What’s the deadline for your goal? By when do you want to have achieved success?

Here’s an example of a SMART Visionary Goal

I want to start an online business for singles traveling to Europe so I can travel the world and share my experiences. I will launch my business in three months, by which time I will have documented in article and blog post format my past five trips and experiences, and I will have added two additional trips. My goal is to help single people travel to Europe safely and economically. My business will make money by promoting travel sites and services and earning affiliate commissions.

Now it’s time for you to create your SMART Visionary goals.

Spend some time contemplating the nine questions listed. Your end result will be a goal that not only inspires and motivates you but is also a goal you can start taking action on immediately. Set clear goals and change your life today.

To Your Success Online,



Tony Websmith

Internet Marketing Professional, Coach, & Consultant

Websmith Marketing, Inc.

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