Internet Marketing beginners are failing faster than ever before. In this post I'd like to share 3 reasons why they fail to make any real money online, and at the end of the post I also provide 3 tips any beginner can use to help them in their Internet Marketing journey so that they can start earning their first money online.
There are a lot of people out there who are interested in making money on the Internet, there’s no doubt about that.
The problem is these people typically don’t have a clue where to start making their first money. More often than not, they are also wary about making real money online, fearing that it is just some kind of scam.
These Internet Marketing beginners usually fail miserably as well, meaning they fail to earn any money. Even if they do, it’s just a few cents or dollars here and there.
In my opinion, there are 3 reasons why they often fail to make any money online:
1. They don’t want to work hard and they want instant results
If you want to achieve any real results, be it in the Internet Marketing field or any other field, you need to put in hard work and dedication first.
Not only that, you also need to be patient. There is no such thing as instant results!
It is also worth keeping in mind that most of the time you will face setbacks and failures, even though you’ve put in all the hard work and time.
It is through these setbacks and failures that you learn more about Internet Marketing and how it really works.
2. They give up easily
When beginners fail temporarily, they feel down immediately and when this happens, they usually give up.
I use the words “fail temporarily” because that is what I meant, fail temporarily. To achieve real results, you need to experience failures first.
There is no beginner who suddenly achieves success overnight without experiencing any setbacks or failures first.
Let me say this one more time just to make my point: you can’t expect to be making lots of money overnight when you are just starting out in your Internet Marketing career, and you simply can’t achieve success without experiencing some kind of failures first. It’s not about if, it’s about when.
You should treat temporary failures as new lessons you learn that will move you closer to your end goal.
3. They don’t know where to start
Everybody must have experienced some kind of information overload at times. Even if you are not a beginner, I believe that sometimes you are also overwhelmed by the humongous amount of information out there about Internet Marketing.
This is called “information overload”.
Information overload simply means that the amount of information you receive is so much that you have a hard time digesting them, and in the end you are left confused as to where to begin.
In Internet Marketing, we are often thought that you should learn about the tips and tricks of Google Adwords so that you don’t burn holes in your pockets, or that you should learn about effective article marketing to get as much traffic as you can to your websites.
Or maybe you read somewhere that you ought to learn about the latest social bookmarking or SEO secrets to drive large amount of visitors, or perhaps learn how to JV (joint venture) with other marketers so that you can take advantage of their huge lists, etc.
The truth is there is a lot of work that needs to be done.
Since these beginners don’t have an idea where to start, most of the times they will say to themselves: “Man there is so much to be done and I’m really confused. Never mind, I’ll take a break for now and I’ll study them sometime later”.
Sounds familiar, eh?
And you know what? That “sometime later” never comes, and that means there will be no ACTION.
When you are confused as to where to start working on your Internet business, stop everything you are doing and spend some time to think and realize where you are now.
What I mean by that is you need to know your current position first if you want to move forward.
For example, let’s say that you are a beginner in the Internet Marketing niche. If you are a beginner, you don’t have to learn how to JV (joint venture) with other high profile Internet marketers because 99.99% of the time your JV proposal is going to be rejected.
Try to put yourself in these high profile Internet marketers’ shoes. Say you are a very reputable Internet Marketer and one day a beginner approaches you and request a JV with you, would you accept his offer?
Unless his offer is so irresistible and sensational, 99.99% of time you are going to reject him straight in the face right?
The point I’m trying to make is that you simply need to focus on doing the things that are important and beneficial to you NOW.
Going back to the above example, if you are a beginner it would be a lot better if you focus your time and effort in learning how to do effective article marketing or forum marketing to drive traffic rather than learning how to JV.
Do you know that not all types of work have the same priorities? Some work are more important than others, depending on where your current position is.
Have you heard of the Pareto Principle?
Taken from Wikipedia:
“The Pareto principle (also known as the 80-20 rule, the law of the vital few and the principle of factor sparsity) states that, for many events, 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes.”
This means that 20% of the work you do account for 80% of the results.
Conversely, 80% of the work you do account for 20% of the results.
Your job is to find out which 20% of the work will lead to 80% of your results, and then focus on this 20%.
These 20% are usually work that matter the most to you RIGHT NOW. Thus, if JV will have very little to no results for you right now, then you don’t have to learn the skills of JV right now. You can always learn them later when you have established yourself as a proven Internet Marketer.
So today’s tips for you are:
1. Get ready to work hard and smart if you want to achieve any real results. Also realize that achieving success is a long and hard-fought process, not just some get-rich-quick scheme.
2. Strengthen your mind and realize that in order to achieve success, you WILL experience setbacks and temporary failures. You need to deal with these failures and learn from them, and just keep moving forward.
3. Focus only on 20% of the work that account for 80% of the results. These 20% are usually work that matter the most to you RIGHT NOW.