Each marketer has their fair share of stories to tell. What is it like to be a successful marketer? If there is any advice marketers could give to the aspiring marketers, what do you think the top advice would be?
Marketing is no longer about the stuff that you make, but about the stories you tell. - Seth Godin
How are marketers able to cope with the challenges that successful marketers meet every day, and most especially, doing all that while dealing with clients? All these may be the most common questions one can ask, but this is also one reason as to why they became successful on their field of work.
Whether you are working in an SEO Company who wants to succeed in their career or just an aspiring marketer, there are a lot of lessons we could get from those who made their way up.
Of course, you should expect some ups and downs during the process. But mind you, it is all worth it. Below, we list down the top 3 on point lessons you can get from the successful marketers.
1. Get started
"If you are just going to wait for the perfect timing, then you will not succeed in the marketing industry."
One of the most common problems for most people is that they usually face analysis paralysis or commonly known as "waiting for the perfect time" dilemma. Whether you like or not, that "perfect time" will never happen.
If you are just going to wait for the perfect timing, then you will not succeed in the marketing industry. Keep in mind that learning takes a lot of effort and time. That means you have to get started for you to learn more about the things you need to know and take a step higher to achieve every goal that you have.
Yes, getting started can be challenging especially when you do not know what and what not to do when it comes to marketing. However, you need to act and move forward for you to grasp the idea of being a successful marketer. Keep in mind that marketers should not only be good at planning but also with the execution of the task. It is in this way where you will be able to see the bigger picture as you go on with the journey.
2. Success is about the journey – not how rich you get
"...pause and think about the mistakes you might be doing without even being aware of it."
Getting rich may be one of the goals we want to achieve. However, if you are too focus on that matter, you might get blinded by the things you need and need not do. This will eventually will lead you to failure.
One thing is for sure; you do not want to commit costly mistakes in the long run. As mentioned earlier, if you want to succeed in the marketing industry, you have to expect a lot of ups and downs. If you give up on your first try, then you will not be able to succeed and reach your goals.
Whenever you feel that you are getting nowhere, then you just need to pause and think about the mistakes you might be doing without even being aware of it. With that, you can get your game back and continue to do whatever task or project you are working on. When we want to succeed, keep in mind that it is a process – one at a time. There should be a combination of effort and time for you to achieve the desired outcome.
3. Don't avoid failure – embrace it
"...keep in mind that success is not a one day process."
Admittedly, many of us here are afraid to start because they think that they might fail in the process. Truth hurts, but successful marketers fail a lot of times.They sometimes failed to keep track on the things they are doing, failed to meet the deadlines, failed to meet their client's expectations, failed to come up with a brilliant idea, etc. However,
They sometimes failed to keep track on the things they are doing, failed to meet the deadlines, failed to meet their client's expectations, failed to come up with a brilliant idea, etc. However, just because they failed so many times, that does not stop them from getting up and continue to learn what they have missed.
Also, you have to keep in mind that success is not a one day process. There should be a lot of adjustments to make before you can tell that you are going to succeed. Especially when we talk about being a marketer, there would be a lot of good days and bad days. For you to get back on track, then you should learn how to embrace failure and avoid committing it again on your next journey. It is in this way where you will reach your goals.
Everybody commits mistakes. How as a marketer who faces different challenges every single day, you are sure to make your share. But if you have a long-term goal to achieve, then you need to learn how to be emotionally, mentally and physically prepared, because your journey to be a successful marketer has just begun. These tips above may be simple, yet this is one big help to achieve success.