Ask Questions to TAKE ACTION: 2 Real-Life Stories
"The single most important key for me to making money online was to ask a lot of questions from those who had already succeeded."
That's what I've sometimes said.
1 helpful message from a more successful person may have saved me +3-6 months of work.
I always encourage you and everyone to ask lots of questions from those who are ahead of you if you want to be successful whether it's Internet marketing or any other subject.
However, some people have misunderstood this.
They ask 10's of questions but don't any take action.
What's the purpose of asking questions in the first place?
The purpose of asking questions is to learn something that you can apply in practice (immediately).
Some people were just asking, asking, asking and never taking action.
Let me tell you an example.
Story 1: 10's of Questions and NO ACTION
There was a person in my email list that asked me 10's of questions. I diligently answered all of them to help her out.
However, I noticed that she is not taking any action. Just asking lots of question. Then I . said her politely something like,
"Now it's time for you to take action.
If I don't see that you're doing anything, unfortunately, I can't message you anymore.
I hope you understand. My priority is to help my WA referrals and those who take action."
Keep in mind that I had answered her 10's of questions for 100% FREE.
You don't believe but she got mad! The person got mad because I said I can't answer the endless questions anymore.
By the way, she had listed 8 long questions in her last email when I said I must stop it.
CONCLUSION: Ask questions BUT be sure to take action when you get answers.
Anyways, there's also another opposite. Let me tell you my own example.
Story 2: Not Asking Questions Cost Me A LOT OF $$$
When I was starting out here at WA, I thought something like this,
"Okay, I'll just go through the training and start making money."
I wrote +100 articles to my site and none of them got traffic any significant traffic. Probably almost nobody read them because they never got ranked on Google.
I didn't know how to use keywords properly.
At some point, I started asking questions and realized what I was doing wrong. If I would have asked those questions before, I would have saved SOOOO much time and money.
Therefore, I've created recently YouTube videos on my channel on the keyword research so you don't need to repeat the same mistakes that I did.
Just by watching those 2 videos beginners will save 3-6 months by not doing the same mistakes that I did
I've also created a short 10-step checklist here at WA to help you to get ranked.
CONCLUSION: I should have asked more questions at the beginning.
Perfect Combination = Action + Ask + Action
One of my favorite teachers Jim Rohn was teaching, "To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself:
- First, what could I DO?
- Second, what could I read?
- And third, who could I ASK?"
Watch videos and read tutorials. Take action and do something by yourself (for example, write a few articles to your website).
And then ask. (For example, "Am I targeting the right keywords with these x and y articles?")
People will be more willing to help you when they see that you're seriously trying and taking action.
I told you an example about a person who just asked, asked and asked. How willing would you be to help that person if you see that she's not taking action?
In the past, I received a message from a mentor with a sound advice. I almost immediately bounced a message back with a new question. He replied again and I bounced him back quickly a message with a question.
Then I noticed he didn't want to help anymore right away.
There was the same effect. You must take action based on the advice before asking new questions.
I had learned my lesson.
SUMMA SUMMARUM: Ask Questions to TAKE ACTION
I know this may sound too obvious but I've noticed that it isn't always so clear in practice.
Take action, do something
=> Then ask questions from experienced people and feedback from everyone.
=> And take action again.
Nowadays when I receive an advice from someone who knows more than I know, I try to apply it immediately. I'll apply it at least before I ask him/her another question regarding the same subject.
Of course, this doesn't apply to all situations but that works as a principle.
What do you think?
Are you asking enough questions?
Are you taking enough action after getting the advice?
Smash the green "Like This" Button and let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
Roope "ask questions to take action" Kiuttu
PS. My priority is to help especially my referrals and my email subscribers so I reply to all their questions. I've promised to give them my 1-on-1 support as a Bonus.
As a result, I may not be able to answer 100% of the other questions.
Of course, you can ask me for help anyways but I may not be able to reply immediately, alright? :)
PPS. There are many ways to ask questions at Wealthy Affiliate.
Read this Tutorial from Loes to learn how to ask questions here if you're a beginner.