My wife and I recently bought a 9-week-old German Shepherd puppy.

We named him Thor.

He’s a little cutie. I’ll play with him to wear him out and he’ll sleep on my feet while I work.

I know he’s awake the moment those razor-sharp teeth of his tear into my foot.

I’ve got a couple of band aids that prove just how painful those teeth can be.

The puppy stage can be a little crazy, but I’m loving every minute of it.

It won’t last long.

What I’ve noticed about Thor is how curious he is about EVERYTHING.

He wants to know what’s on the couch, behind the couch, under the couch, and inside the couch (that’s why I have to watch him).

He investigates everything.

And he does it all with gusto. Run and dive on top of it. Then bite it and see what happens.

He found a cockroach in the backyard.

That was the most exciting experience ever…at least the most exciting experience he had in the past 5 minutes. Pounce on it. Examine it. Sniff it. Taste it. Watch me squish it.

Off to the next adventure.

His curiosity drives him forward.

Hopefully you’re making use of curiosity in your business also.

Be curious about your customers. Go to the forums and groups where they’re hanging out. Talk to them individually. Ask questions. Get to know them.

Find experts. Interview them. Read what has worked for them and what hasn’t. Experience is the best teacher, but it’s also the most expensive. Learn from others who have gone before you.

Test different things in your business. You’re never 100% sure which project will be a home run. You’ll get a lot of base hits and a few strike outs on your way to that home run.

BUT don’t allow your curiosity to get you off track. A puppy would be a horrible internet marketer because they’re constantly distracted by every new and exciting thing that flies by.

They can grow out of it. Eventually they can be trained to focus even when they’re surrounded by distractions.

Every successful internet marketer also has to break free from the distractions.

The online world is full of BSOs (Bright Shiny Objects).

It’s easy to jump from one opportunity to another without rhyme or reason.

You start running ads on Facebook, but your ads aren’t profitable out of the gate. Shouldn’t this be easier?

Maybe you’re only getting HALF of your money back from your advertising.

Maybe it would be easier to advertise on Youtube. Same thing happens.

So you pounce on another new thing. Maybe Trafficvance will work for you.

What many people never realize in this scenario is that a 50% return on investment is good for a brand-new campaign. That’s why you start small.

You’ll be able to optimize it and make it profitable. Narrow down the audience you’re targeting. Test different images and ads. Split test the landing page. Plug-in a couple of upsells. Add more email follow-up.

Be curious. Be passionate about online marketing.

But dig deep instead of wide.

Choose an audience and serve them. Get people on your list. Make offers. Optimize each individual step along the way.

It’s not easy to stay focused, but it’s worth it.

You’ll have to do it to grow up in online marketing.

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Terry Dean
Terry Dean

Terry Dean has been in full-time internet business since 1996 and has helped thousands of entrepreneurs get started online through his articles and products. He lives in Ocala, Florida with his wife and 2 dogs. Find out more about how his step-by-step courses can help you today.