maybe they have different definition of success, but honestly they don't know how to make money, not online or offline.
how many smart people do you know who are rich?
Albert Einstein? how rich he was?
Bill Gates? is he smart?
now he have smart people working for him. but read about him you will find out how smart he is
smart people think too much, and even when they get an opportunity to make money, they need to analyze and think it thro, and see what are the odds, and start planning how could it be done perfectly and when they start taking action it is too late.
average people just flow with the stream and take action, they donot need to create the wheel, they just need to know how to use it and they follow a step by step instruction and walla ....
promoting a site, is that simple, you have a step by step strategy, you need to follow. there is nothing to create, nothing to invent, just take action.
when i have nothing in my mind, i just go to forums and read posts, then reply for some and i have new link, or read a blog post, i get new ideas learn and sometime comment and get a new link. some posts have new resources i did not know about, i visit and see how it will improve my marketing. I sign up for any email list, get to know what they have to offer, when i don't like it I simply unsubscribe.
Want something creative to get links and traffic, i will simply pay an expert service for that.
So are you too much smart for this business?????