Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Key Ingredients To A Recipe Of Internet Marketing Failure

Dont Fail!Far too often and just recently I get the uncomfortable task of watching people go down in a “blaze of glory” so to speak. There is not enough forum posts or coaching in the world to save someone from drowning in the large ocean of Internet Marketing. It is in my experience that if a person is going to fail, there are early signs that indicate that inevitably, a dramatic change is about to occur. Here are some of the things I have seen before someone has completely vanished from the Internet Marketing world.¬† Use these to your advantage and turn them around if your experiencing a “hard time”. I assure you I have been here before myself, so I am speaking from personal experience. Another thing is that when I say “Internet Marketing” I mean making an income from the computer in general.

Ingredient 1. This is the easiest of them all. You are lazy and do not take action. I assure you that working online is not all bells and whistles. It can be, but the path leading there is a very rough one for most. This is one of the things I stress most when trying to help someone. I push them harder than most, because I want to know if they “have it what it takes”. It is very obvious that if a person cannot take a little verbal pushing, then they are going to have an “extremely” tough time coping with the path that leads to “righteousness”.

Ingredient 2.It all seems like it is too much to learn. Well nobody said it was going to be easy did they? Oh wait, I am sorry, yes they did. Stop reading all the bullshit you see online about people making gobs of money from affiliate marketing and CPA. Most of the time they are just showing you proof that they suckered in a bunch of “newbies” in the last launch of their ebook sale. If you want to learn from the “real” people that are making money day in and day out, then get over to some forums like Warrior Forum, Rj Forum and Digital Point. Also, there are tons of blogs out there teaching people how to make money as well. Your on one of the most generous blogs of them all. All that I have learned and used goes into this blog, so make the best of it.

Ingredient 3. It all seems so easy. This is one that I have suffered from and still do from time to time. Luckily, I have been able to discipline myself and with the recent events of two of my content writers going back to college, I have had to take on more of the workload I so generously hired out to have done.

  • Nobody likes writing articles, ok maybe some but not most. It is boring and dull, but it is one of the most vital components to successful online business. Learn to write quickly and to the point.
  • Nobody likes building sites, ok maybe some, but not most. Personally, I hate building them, I simply do not have the time. Luckily with the incorporation of the WordPress blogging platform, I can have a site up and completely running (plugins and all) within an hour. Learn to build them as quickly and painlessly as possible.
  • Traffic Generation is by far the hardest. With the recent incorporation’s of Web 2.0 our job has gotten a lot simpler. Learn to use Social Media as a means to interact with people, and people will spread the word for you.

These are just little things, but they are vital to one’s success online. Try to set yourself a schedule of what you are planning on to execute every week. I personally try to do it monthly, but if I were to plan it out weekly, I would get so overwhelmed it’s not even funny. If you think you know everything, I assure you that you do not. I spend at least 10-12 hours a week just reading what others’ have written online. Always be learning is a key to success.

Ingredient 4.Your doing something that you do not like. I cannot stress this enough on how important it is that you need to enjoy your work. If you don’t then how do you ever expect to make a success of this? You just might, but it is obvious that your going to hate every minute of it. Find something that suits you or you have knowledge in and start to expand on the possibilities of becoming an authoritative figure in your niche. Carve your own path, and try not to go down one that has been set before if you do not feel comfortable with it. Trusting your instincts is by far a positive to flow with.

 These are just some ingredients to a recipe of Internet Marketing failure. While there are many more factors to consider, these are huge points and are the easiest ones that can come upon you. If you feel yourself sinking into one of these, try to shift your focus on how you can make it easier on yourself. If there is no way around it, then concentrate on something else. I assure you that while changing might make some undue hardships on you, your going to enjoy what you are doing a whole lot more, and you will probably get a lot more done.


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5 Responses

August 29, 2007

Oh how true this is!
It has taken me a long time to figure some things out and I finally feel that I have arrived.
Sadly I had to get flat broke before I found where I want to be.
I have feared article writng since I started online. I guess it was a left over fear from English classes in school.:-(
Well out of necessity I started to write articles for pay and, low and behold, I am really enjoying myself.
The pay sucks right now, but I expect it to increase thanks to you and your tactics and finally finding some of my voice.
And besides it pays!
All I can think about now is my next article and how to improve it. I have a ways to go and I by no means have arrived to where I need or want to be. But I finally found where I want to be.
I really enjoy the posts here and the inspiration.
It is obvious it comes from the heart.

August 29, 2007


At first I feared writing as well. Now it seems like an arduous task to do myself, so I mainly hire it out. But, without the sites mentioned, I don’t know if I would be here today.

When I was writing for them, I think it really developed my senses. I was able to see which niche topics they would have me write over and then I would trace the pages my articles were on.

A whole lot to learn, but once you start to get good at it and start to enjoy it, it just becomes secondhand.

August 30, 2007

Ok, I’m victim of “It all seems too easy”… I was making a profit, decided to put in more time and revamp my site and haven’t made a sale since! Ugh! This is a touchy business, I thought updating the site would be a no brainer, but I should have been more careful about testing content and presentation, etc.

August 31, 2007

Article writing….Hated it. Couldn’t write if I had 2 sharpies on both hands. This of course was back when I first started. I can now write almost freely and at will. What turned it around? Writing about what I know and consistently trying to do better.

March 10, 2008

For someone who claims to hate writing articles, you sure write one hell of a good article, haha.

Gotta love irony.

Yet another good read!