The fastest way to succeeding in anything, be it online or other areas of your life, is to MODEL those that are already achieving success in what they do.
It's that simple.
If you study and practice NLP you would probably have come across this term.
If you want set up a successful franchise, study McDonalds and Burger King or any other franchise operation that's successful, and model them.
Like wise, if you want to be a successful online marketer, study those who already made it and model them - their lead generation process, their follow up system, their marketing system etc etc
Besides that, you might also want to model these individuals in terms of their thought process, attitudes, behaviours, and so on.
You need to possess both - the right mental thought process as well as the knowledge and ability to see the whole picture - to integrate the parts and make it whole
Once you've gained Clarity on what you want, why you want and what you love to do, look for people or businesses which you can model.
Once you get the results you want, you can then start thinking of ways to improve the process/system that brought the results you want.
brandon @ brandon-hong.com