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Hi Folks! Happy Wednesday!

With all the good, bad and indifferent information floating around about the whole IM universe, I was hoping you might share what you think the top myths in this space are and if you care to elaborate please bust the myth too!

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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      Originally Posted by iAmNameLess View Post

      Top myth = As long as you take action everything will work out.
      I'm not 100% sure what you mean by that. However, if a person keeps taking action, then success is inevitable. (That isn't to say that they won't experience some "failure" etc. however they will eventually succeed.)
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      • Profile picture of the author Kay King
        I have not heard anyone say hang in there long enough and will eventually make money...
        Then you haven't been around here very long. The mantra of "just never ever quit" is alive and well....the "anyone can do it if they just take action" isn't far behind.

        ....and then there are those who decide IM looks easier than a job....
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        • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
          Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

          The mantra of "just never ever quit" is alive and well...the "anyone can do it if they just take action" isn't far behind.
          I'm curious, Kay.

          Why don't you think anyone can be successful at IM providing that they keep working?
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          • Profile picture of the author salegurus
            Originally Posted by Jonathan 2.0 View Post

            I'm curious, Kay.

            Why don't you think anyone can be successful at IM providing that they keep working?
            Kay has already answered but if you believe that then surely the success rate should be much higher?
            What if I said that anyone can be successful in any field if only they tried long enough?
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            • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
              Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

              Very seriously - if you watch this forum you'll see a few people who ask the same questions over and over - year after year. They don't "get" the answers, they don't understand the process and some never will.
              Respectfully, I disagree Kay. I hear what you're saying however I think that absolutely anyone can be successful at IM. As Tony Robbins said: "The past doesn't equal the future." And, just because someone hasn't been successful yet doesn't mean that they can't succeed.

              Originally Posted by salegurus View Post

              Kay has already answered but if you believe that then surely the success rate should be much higher?
              What if I said that anyone can be successful in any field if only they tried long enough?
               
              The success rate would be higher if people followed my advice and kept taking action (and learning from "failure") until they were successful.
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    • Profile picture of the author webproishere
      Originally Posted by iAmNameLess View Post

      Top myth = As long as you take action everything will work out.

      I won't even read the other replies !!!!!!!
      This one is DA number one lol
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  • Profile picture of the author AppstronautMe
    There's never such thing as easy money. You have to be dedicated and spend a lot of time. Probably more then a regular day job but it doesn't pay of in the end.
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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    Any Tom, Dick or Harry with a PC and Internet Access can make money online...

    If you hang in there for long enough you will eventually make a living online...

    If you have the right mindset you are guaranteed to make money online...

    All WSO's make money...
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    buying products is the key to getting rich
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  • Profile picture of the author Zak L.
    Get a list of tens of thousands and you'll be making at least $1 for each subscriber.

    Someone can have a list of 100,000 and not build a relationship with them, monetize that list properly and another person can have a list of 5,000 and be making a ton more money.
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    • Profile picture of the author gluckspilz
      Let's break this down further and let's take it back to reality...

      Originally Posted by iAmNameLess View Post

      Top myth = As long as you take action everything will work out.
      That is true. But there is no such myth that if you take action, everything will work out. There is however a saying that if you want to succeed then you HAVE to take massive action. I mean how else can results be produced without one taking action right?

      Originally Posted by salegurus View Post

      Any Tom, Dick or Harry with a PC and Internet Access can make money online...

      If you hang in there for long enough you will eventually make a living online...

      If you have the right mindset you are guaranteed to make money online...

      All WSO's make money...
      As long as Tom, Dick or Harry have hands, brains and common sense. I don't see how they are limited to NOT making money. Unless you can prove to me that making money online requires advance talented powers. I'm sure any average person can make money online if the really want to. Worse comes to worst just place a service on Fiverr for $5 to build a whole sales funnel. Overworked? For sure! Make money? Of course.

      Again, I have not heard anyone say hang in there long enough and will eventually make money...

      I do know that you need to hang in there if you really want to make money. In other words, don't give up. It's a fact that most successful marketers today have failed miserably at the start. if they didn't "hang on long enough" do you think they will be where they are right now?

      Again, you're just being funny with these myths now. No one ever says if you have the right mindset you are guaranteed to make money online. However, if you DON'T have the right mindset, you are most definitely going to fail.

      Originally Posted by quadagon View Post

      buying products is the key to getting rich
      Again, how is this a myth?

      Originally Posted by Zak L. View Post

      Get a list of tens of thousands and you'll be making at least $1 for each subscriber.

      Someone can have a list of 100,000 and not build a relationship with them, monetize that list properly and another person can have a list of 5,000 and be making a ton more money.
      It's true that $1 per subscriber is a load of crap. That being said, if the quality of the leads are the same, I'll take 100,000 leads anyday. I reckon even if I emailed that list 5 times a day in French and have 3-4 affiliate links inside the copy. I'll still be making more money than the person with 5,000 leads.
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      • Profile picture of the author quadagon


        Again, how is this a myth?


        I will sell you the answer for $10,000
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        • Profile picture of the author Elvis Michael
          Originally Posted by quadagon View Post

          I will sell you the answer for $10,000
          This is outrageous.
          Bring it down to $9,997 and we'll talk.
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          • Profile picture of the author quadagon
            Originally Posted by Epic Passive Income View Post

            This is outrageous.
            Bring it down to $9,997 and then we'll talk.


            What if i throw is 100,007 worth of freebies which include:

            My magic system - What Steve Jobs, Richard Branson and Donald Trump don't know about making money i will reveal as soon as my cheque from the social clears.

            A backwards Sale Letter - thats right my patent pending backwards salesletters why use technique that are proven when i can sell you a shiney trinket

            Copy and paste emails - there honestly not that good but there are shitloads of them

            Tickets to my limited edition seminar (tickets strictly limited to the amount i can sell)

            The Million Dollar Email Plan - just get 1,000,000 subscribers.

            Plus reseller rights to all of the above

            Earnings disclaimer

            Result are not typical at all. You will not make money from following my system as evidenced by the fact that i don't follow my own system. What i and many other im's do is work closely together to manipulate the market, give false social proof and questionable testimonials. If you examine the figures less than 1% of people who purchase my system make any money all. Few if any have an ROI. Please note these results are typical. You could do this if you work hard and believe in yourself.

            Money guarentee

            The money you spent on this program would have been better off spent at amazon giving yourself a reading list superior to any business school. That knowledge would habe given you a solid grounding in key principals that this program will not.

            P.S. skype call nows available - books yours now as I'm skint amd its nearly christmas
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      • Profile picture of the author The Niche Man
        Myth:
        Avoid saturated markets. You can't make money in a saturated market.

        The Truth:
        You can make money in a niche ... in a saturated market. (That's what niches do best)
        The only exception is if there are ...

        • No more unmet customer needs!
        • No more problems to solve!
        • No more customer irritations to relieve!
        • No more new needs to address!
        • No new customers to seek!
        • No more inconveniences to fill!
        • No new angles to implement!
        • No new creative ideas for products or services!
        • No more joint ventures to seek!
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        • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
          That ...

          - Spinning software is of benefit to anyone but those selling the software

          - All products sell better if the price ends with a "7"

          - Confirmed opt-in somehow makes your subscriber list more responsive

          - "This will be a pitch-free webinar"


          Oh, and sometimes, it is your fault.


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      • Profile picture of the author salegurus
        Originally Posted by gluckspilz View Post

        Let's break this down further and let's take it back to reality...
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        Dude, you are taking it far to seriously... But if it makes you feel good about yourself go ahead and nitpick...
        I was just having fun answering the OP...
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      • Profile picture of the author Daniel Monk
        That was a pretty good breakdown of a lot of negative comments. Thanks for the insite.
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  • Profile picture of the author NeedBucksNow
    I would have to say the top myth for me is "that it is easy." Making money online is a process & you have to be willing to put in alot of time in order to build it up. I know that I have put in a ton of hours online when I wasn't being paid & even lost money at it. You really have to have a strong mentality in order to fall down, get ran over a few times, pick yourself up, learn what works & "shine"
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  • Profile picture of the author Shane N
    I would have to agree with "The Niche Man" about saturated markets... There's PLENTY of money to go around for everyone...

    Also, the myth that you need to have a reputation and a following BEFORE you can start getting results in areas such as product creation, etc. is something that holds a lot of people back from "getting out there" and launching their 1st product/ebook/whatever...

    You must remember: We ALL had to start somewhere!

    Best,
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    A favourite myth of mine:

    It takes money to make money.

    GRM
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      • Profile picture of the author discrat
        " Don't Follow the Crowd, be a Leader and Start Something Totally New "



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        • Profile picture of the author tonyharte
          Great stuff! Thanks for sharing what has been shared so far.

          Thanks Alexa. I did read that post but since the last post was almost 3 years ago I did not want assume that list was exhaustive or timeless.

          Perhaps I should have posted in the thread you referenced and asked if there were any new myths that have arisen? Not knowing all the forum etiquette I was unsure the best way to proceed and chose a new thread. Any feedback for the future would be appreciated.

          Thanks
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          • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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            Nooooo, don't worry at all, Tony: I didn't mean it in the sense of "You should have posted there": I just happened to have a link to the thread on my computer (because it's one of the ones where people explained that syndicated content isn't duplicate content, and that Google respects content-syndication!) so I meant only "You might like to read these, too".


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    • Profile picture of the author Roth
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      Originally Posted by Get Rich Methods View Post

      A favourite myth of mine:

      It takes money to make money.
      That's not a myth at all. That's a fact. One of the BIGGEST myths is that "anyone can make big money online with little to $0 investment". Crock of spit.

      All industries have barriers to entry. It TAKES MONEY TO MAKE MONEY ONLINE. Cut and dry.
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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
        That somebody sitting in their garage or living room has finally found the secret that will bring Google, Facebook, AdWords, The Internet, The Big Boys, The Gurus, to their knees and will make you a fortune.

        But you have to act now, before this loophole closes.
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        • Profile picture of the author Terrance01
          Originally Posted by Michael Shook View Post

          That somebody sitting in their garage or living room has finally found the secret that will bring Google, Facebook, AdWords, The Internet, The Big Boys, The Gurus, to their knees and will make you a fortune.

          But you have to act now, before this loophole closes.




          That is a good one.....its true you know!!!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author hometutor
    "Everything will be fine once I get my website up." If you build it they will come.

    Just left a website client that wouldn't listen to me about that just being the first step

    Oh, his other dream,

    "This product is so good it sells itself."

    That's an online and offline fantasy.

    Rick
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  • Profile picture of the author himanuzo
    Myth: More traffic = more sales.

    True: It is not absolute. If you find proper marketplace or community, you can make sales with less traffic and proper product which is in demand.
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    "Click here and make $5,000 in 24 hours. Selling for $6 only..."
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  • Profile picture of the author Angshuman Dutta
    Myth - sneaky tricks to get more traffic or money etc.

    Reality - There are no tricks. A piece of cloth NEVER becomes a bird. IM is 100% science.
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  • Profile picture of the author seoboyz01
    One of the biggest myths that plague freelancers who are working online is that you must start out with a cheap price in order to build a big portfolio and somehow this will translate into more business later. Let's clear one thing up, those cheap customers will always be cheap and no one who paid $1.00 or $5.00 will ever agree to pay you $100 or $1000 next time.

    You have to know your worth and have samples to back up your work quality.

    However, you don't need to work for free or cheap to build your portfolio.

    You will always get a higher quality of customer to work with, who is not super picky on details if they are paying more. Just so long as you can actually provide the quality services you have promised, you will earn money.
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  • Profile picture of the author allseowork
    Biggest Myth in SEO Boards: Post quality content and people will link you hahahahahah

    2nd myth is saturated markets, there is none, if youre ready to take your creativity a level up!
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    • Profile picture of the author seoboyz01
      Originally Posted by allseowork View Post

      Biggest Myth in SEO Boards: Post quality content and people will link you hahahahahah

      2nd myth is saturated markets, there is none, if youre ready to take your creativity a level up!
      The modern linkbait that you're talking about here is the infographic and those get lots of link backs and reshares. Most times, people will link to the original page where an infographic was found in exchange for the right to use that image on their own site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Silvey
    Myth - "You will fail. Quit wasting your time and get a real job"

    Often this and variants of it come from family and friends.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve B
      "This is the most important email you will ever receive."

      "I'm shutting down all sales at midnight."

      "Hurry, there are only three copies left."

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      • Profile picture of the author Jeff Schuman
        It is easier to make money online then it is at a job.

        For many people that is not true because they do not have Internet marketing skills. I wonder what % of people actually make money online in the various business models i.e. affiliate marketing, MLM, email marketing, blogging, etc.

        It is hard and you better be prepared to work at it just as hard as you do at a job. At least at first anyway.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      Originally Posted by Chris Silvey View Post

      Myth - "You will fail. Quit wasting your time and get a real job"

      Often this and variants of it come from family and friends.
      Unfortunately it seems like there are people like that on this forum as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Trey Morgan
    1. Overnight Success - Most people who are a so-called "overnight success" actually spent months or years going through trial and error before they finally had a breakthrough.

    2. You need money to make money - That is just an excuse to wait until you have money to start an online business.

    3. Creating an income a substantial online without working on your mindset - Most people need to make some mindset shifts and develop some self-discipline before they will ever achieve their financial goals.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      Why don't you think anyone can be successful at IM providing that they keep working?
      Because there's more to success than "keep working". There are people who can't hold a regular job due to temperament or inability to focus or inability to learn what needs to be done. I think most people can earn something online - but when people talk "success" they are usually talking at least enough money to be self supporting.

      Very seriously - if you watch this forum you'll see a few people who ask the same questions over and over - year after year. They don't "get" the answers, they don't understand the process and some never will.

      It's not what people want to hear - but IM isn't for everyone and not everyone has the ability to be successful online.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikeac
    Biggest Myth Ive heard was "you cant make money in saturated niches"


    This was the biggest load of BS ive heard, and im mad at myself for believing it for a while. You can make money in any niche as long as you have the have the right traffic and build an audience.
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  • Profile picture of the author skyro
    Biggest myth I see going around is there are push button softwares or services which can make you rich online. Creating income online is just like anything else it takes work to get to where you want to be. Some methods are simple and easier than others but still it takes work.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    Another Big Myth: BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME

    Many people have a simplistic idea of syndication and it flows from this mindset. Plus, the whole concept of 'turnkey' and 'automated' online money machine solutions flow from here. Sure, 'build it and they will come' works for 'Field of Dreams' but it doesn't work in today's INTERNET landscape. Still, people fall for it again and again.

    You have to focus on ACTIVE traffic generation to make it in this game. The only people who claim otherwise often don't have verifiable evidence to back up their claims.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    That Frank Kern is the Emperor of all IM.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Langidis
    Biggest myth: if you don't get coaching program you can't make it.
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  • Profile picture of the author jeffs89
    By far the biggest myth in IM is that you can make 'easy' money. This is why 95% of affiliates give up too soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author Terrance01
    If You Build It, They Will Come.

    Takes allot more than that...
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  • Profile picture of the author razorz18
    Money is in the list? I hate when people email bout affiliate products. I respect bloggers who gave quality info instead promoting only.
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    • Profile picture of the author eac113
      That "one weird trick" ect. will change everything.....
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    It's easy and anyone can do it! Complete bogus. It takes certain attitude, commitment and dedication to succeeding long term online. Especially if your used the 9 to 5 deal... Mindset
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  • Profile picture of the author Andre Slater
    That Guru's are actually doing what they sell you in their courses... Very few are...
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    • Profile picture of the author salegurus
      Originally Posted by Jonathan 2.0 View Post

       
      The success rate would be higher if people followed my advice and kept taking action (and learning from "failure") until they were successful.
      OK, so According to you and others anyone on this Planet who follows your advice will eventually make a living online...
      Just want to get that right...
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      • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
        Originally Posted by salegurus View Post

        OK, so According to you and others anyone on this Planet who follows your advice will eventually make a living online...
        Just want to get that right...
        Pretty much. I even know of a guy that went almost completely blind in an accident at work that is making a living from IM.
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  • Profile picture of the author eaw44f
    I have discovered a underground loophole that nobody knows about. While I believe that we can learn something new, it most likely a copy writing tactic imo.

    Another favorite is they are only 4 more copies left to create scarcity
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  • Profile picture of the author allegandro
    Everbody can make 1000$ a month with just 10 minutes of work....

    Pure BS

    1% does it, 99% fails
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      One of the biggest myths about making money is that you have to work hard and long. (Don't get me wrong, you definitely do have to do some work, however is it "hard?") I suppose it's relative and depends on your definition.

      (Working smart is equally important IMO.)

      The reason why people say you have to work hard is because they had to go through a lot of trial and error to find something that works for them. If they were to have known what works to begin with, they wouldn't have had to invest so much time etc.

      I like this quotation from Napoleon Hill:
       
      When riches begin to come they come so quickly, in such great abundance, that one wonders where they have been hiding all those lean years.

      This is an astounding statement, and the more so, when we take into consideration the popular belief, that riches come only to those who work hard and long. When you begin to Think And Grow Rich, you will observe that riches begin with a state of mind, with definiteness of purpose, with little or no hard work.

      ("Think And Grow Rich")
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      • Profile picture of the author quadagon
        Originally Posted by Jonathan 2.0 View Post

        One of the biggest myths about making money is that you have to work hard and long. (Don't get me wrong, you definitely do have to do some work, however is it "hard?") I suppose it's relative and depends on your definition.

        (Working smart is equally important IMO.)

        The reason why people say you have to work hard is because they had to go through a lot of trial and error to find something that works for them. If they were to have known what works to begin with, they wouldn't have had to invest so much time etc.

        I like this quotation from Napoleon Hill:
         
        Hill's probably not the best example; he made and lost money several times in his life and relied on someone elses' money in his latter years.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paleochora
    IMO the top myth is that online business (or Internet Marketing as many call it) is different to any other business.
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  • Profile picture of the author tonyharte
    This is not only informational but quite entertaining too!!!!! Thanks for all the replies!
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  • Profile picture of the author brutecky
    Here is what I think is the biggest myth.

    People think that there is some 'secrete' to making money online. There is none.

    Just a FYI, anyone really can make money online, most wont though (by choice).
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexander Swift
    Automated websites that make you $100000000000000000000 per day on autopilot.......... sounds familiar?
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  • Profile picture of the author Edwin Torres
    LOL funny thread. A myth is you can make "job-quitting" income easily online with minimal work.

    Another is the whole "every subscriber on your list is worth a dollar". This isn't always the case.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    One of the Biggest Myths...

    You can NOT Succeed because of some limiting bull shit that you may be telling yourself.

    I've seen a waitress in small town USA where a $200 paycheck was what she was used to come into IM and make over $20K in one month.

    I've seen a burn't out RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant / Federal Police officer in Canada) come into this industry, leave an 80K job and make over $300K per year.

    This guy even drove down to Montreal from Vancouver and bought his mom a brand new car - something that he was incapable of doing with his cop job.

    I've seen an 'Active Duty' US soldier make her first $15K in her first 3 months with no previous Online experience (while her based was experiencing bombing attacks in Afghanistan).

    How did they do this?

    By not falling for B.S. Excuses that they heard in their minds.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      Originally Posted by Rory Singh View Post

      I've seen a waitress in small town USA where a $200 paycheck was what she was used to come into IM and make over $20K in one month.

      I've seen a burn't out RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant / Federal Police officer in Canada) come into this industry, leave an 80K job and make over $300K per year.

      I've seen an 'Active Duty' US soldier make her first $15K in her first 3 months with no previous Online experience (while her based was experiencing bombing attacks in Afghanistan).
      Great post. Thanks Rory. : )

      My younger Brother dabbled with IM for a couple of months or so and is now making a six figure income with SEO.

      (It's a lot easier IMO to make good money being an Entrepreneur compared to anything else.)

      Originally Posted by Rory Singh View Post

      How did they do this?

      By not falling for B.S. Excuses that they heard in their minds.
      And, not listening to the reasons other people give as to why they can't be successful.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vince Rivera


    Most of the time, what people fail to understand is that success is not just about the systems and the strategies and IM structures. Yes you may understand all of that and have a concrete system to follow but if you don't believe in yourself which will happen sooner or later when things get rough and apply what you've learned, you will just continue the quest of Tai Lung looking for the Dragon Scroll and more power without realizing the power that you already possess.

    Wooooot!

    I just want to be like Po, and work my butt off trying to be a Dragon Warrior...


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    Vince Rivera
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  • Profile picture of the author chaksmiths
    anyone can be millionaire online
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  • Profile picture of the author Janice Sperry
    You can use any content you find on the web as long as you provide a link back to the author.

    You can use any image you find with Google Images as long as you have searched with "Labeled for reuse".

    This WP plugin, software, etc will be supported with updates and bug fixes. (Not always a myth but quite often.)

    Almost every absolute is a myth, or at least incorrect when you consider the infinite amount of variables. Be skeptical anytime someone says always, never, etc... Be skeptical almost every time someone cites a broad statistic of any kind.

    Always use confirmed opt-in.
    Always use single opt-in.
    Adsense is not worth it anymore.
    The commission is too low on Amazon to make good money.
    Everything on Clickbank is a scam.
    ____________ is the best traffic source.
    ____________ is the worst traffic source.
    SEO is the best way to get free traffic.
    SEO does not work anymore.
    Paid traffic is the only way to succeed anymore.
    Don't ever use paid traffic, you will just burn through your money.
    Everything Matt Cutts says is a lie.
    ____________ is dead.
    The TOS says __________ so you can just ____________ to get around it.
    Never offer a refund.
    Always offer a refund.
    All MLM and network marketing is a scam.
    Only ___% of people make money with ________________.
    ___% of the people fail at ______________.
    Only use _____________ for keyword research.
    You can't trust anything the gurus say.
    ______________ says.
    You should email your list __________ times a day/week.
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by Janice Sperry View Post

      You can use any content you find on the web as long as you provide a link back to the author.
      .
      You still need to get direct permission if you are planning to use Content from someone else.

      You just cannot decide you like someone's material then use it and try to justify using it by simply putting a backlink to that material.

      That would be Stealing if you did not attain permission first.



      - Robert Andrew
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  • Profile picture of the author Amer123
    I dont think everything in Clickbank is a scam. Some of the stuff there is outdated though if you ask me and some can be found online easily. what makes me wonder though is why would a product creator give away 80% or more in some instances to affiliates? much of a loss if you ask me but then again they may be building an email list on the side for future "blasts" so that makes sense.
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  • Profile picture of the author lerxtjr
    Here are a few more myths:

    1. you have to "touch" your prospect 7 times before they'll buy from you.
    2. seo is dead
    3. email marketing is dead
    4. you must have a wordpress website to be successful online
    5. you have to be a designer or programmer to succeed online
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    • Profile picture of the author Hesaidblissfully
      That the internet is a magic ATM machine that spits out money. In reality an online business is still a business, and should be treated the same as if it were an offline business. If you treat it like a hobby, or you're constantly chasing after magic pills, you're not likely to get good results.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Loftis
    When starting out, I was told the best way to get your projects done fast and professionally is to outsource. I believe this is mostly a myth. I've spent a lot of money outsourcing only to find it's best to do things yourself with few exceptions. The standards you have for your own project is always going to be higher, unless you want to pay big $$$!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Javisito
    I would say one of the biggest myths is "It's hard to make money online"

    No it's not, and you don't need a coach to succeed even if it can help things a lot.

    What is hard is to figure out how to do things the right way and then being consistent about it. It's like anything in life. It's easy if you know how to :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author BonganiS
    "Just own a website and some few affiliate products, then watch money flowing in."

    In IM, there is a lot of work to be done. You don't just watch money coming in.
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