Why Do So Many People STILL Think Making Money Online Is Not REAL?

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hey warriors,


There are still tons of people online that think making money online is a scam? How can we reassure or at least guide people that ITS REAL!!
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  • Profile picture of the author JustinQuintero
    I usually try to explain to people how vast the internet really is and how quickly information moves. Once I know they understand, I move into explaining how if you have an offer and you put it in front of this vast audience, why wouldn't you make money?? I try not to delve into targeted audiences lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    It really doesn't sink in until you have made money yourself (or someone close to you has done it).

    But you know what?

    It's only in the "make money" market that the skepticism really matters.

    It could be a good thing. Think how flooded and inundated IM would become if it was easy and nearly everyone had quick success!

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    • Profile picture of the author JustinQuintero
      Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

      It really doesn't sink in until you have made money yourself (or someone close to you has done it).

      But you know what?

      It's only in the "make money" market that the skepticism really matters.

      It could be a good thing. Think how flooded and inundated IM would become if it was easy and nearly everyone had quick success!

      Steve

      Nice insight. Do you think maybe in the future this will actually happen? I mean, it's almost ignorant for people to think there is no money being made online.
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      • Profile picture of the author r10gordon90
        Originally Posted by JustinQuintero View Post

        Nice insight. Do you think maybe in the future this will actually happen? I mean, it's almost ignorant for people to think there is no money being made online.
        But the many will still fail because its not a "overnite succes thing" so many will give up. MMO - It requires the persistence as going to college/university to learn skills and apply them!
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        • Profile picture of the author Boris Qs
          In the case of affiliate marketing for example, there are already practical offline examples that we all do day in, day out.

          I usually start by asking them if they have ever referred another person, be it their friend or family to a product that they have used and found effective before. Most often I get a yes because we all do this.Some time unconsciously.( I mean without putting our marketing hats on)

          Then I can ask them to explain one of such situations. Then I use their story and relate it to making money selling or referring others to a product that has been produced by another person but this time I do it not for free but for some amount of commission that varies.

          This usually breaks through since some even confess at the end that they have even had rewards, favours and so on for just bring in a number of customers to a hair salon.
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    • Profile picture of the author shaunybb
      yep I agree Steve it could be a good thing, but it still plays on my mind why people (a lot even in this forum) still think it's a scam. One tip I would give people is finding a mentor, a real mentor that is dedicated to helping them!
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      • Profile picture of the author shaunybb
        hey Ryan that's very true, people definitely get put off by the sales pages or VSL's that offer thousands of dollars a month or a video of someone who has not made money but yet wants to sell someone a course for $47 on making money online
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      • Profile picture of the author SShaikh
        Originally Posted by shaunybb View Post

        One tip I would give people is finding a mentor, a real mentor that is dedicated to helping them!
        Totally agree with this, before I found a mentor my mind would brush making money online as scamming, or something corporations and big businesses. Plus not only is it great to have someone there to prove to you there's a way to success as they've done it, it's great to have someone pushing you constantly, like a personal trainer.

        I don't think all people are thinking it's a scam, there's a lot of businesses set up the same online visually, and over use of exit- popups, banners etc, where the ratio of this to content can deter viewers.

        We also kind of live in a "fast food" environment, people want results with the no or the littles effort put in on their part. I've tried to explain people what I do and what I'm into, and how they could get into it, they're always like "Seems a lot of work / too much effort.."
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryan David
    Originally Posted by shaunybb View Post

    hey warriors,


    There are still tons of people online that think making money online is a scam? How can we reassure or at least guide people that ITS REAL!!
    Probably since most of it sounds super scammy. Anytime people are trying to "sell the lifestyle" I think it just makes people roll their eyes. I know a lady that just started selling something like Mary Kay (it was something else, but similar setup) and, like a few weeks in, she is posting pictures of her sitting at a computer in her house saying "I love working for myself...you can too!"

    That's the type of stuff that is just nonsense. She probably hadn't even made money any money at that point so she's not "working for herself", she's just playing around on a computer.

    I never get any of those comments when I tell people that I make money online.
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  • Profile picture of the author DSpyk
    The best way I found out was to give them my best sure fire way like providing simple services and then explain where to grow from there.
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    • Profile picture of the author algreg
      Totally agree with that. The only thing I would add is telling them about eBay and Amazon and the like. But then again, it depends on who you're explaining to and why. If it's family and friends, you can just tell them you'll show them better than you can tell them.
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      • Profile picture of the author Enfusia
        The best way is to demonstrate success yourself and they will not only believe but will want to do whatever you're doing.

        People will believe negative things they hear over the positive and so to correct that they need to see it. Or, they will continue to discredit it because it's easier.

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  • Profile picture of the author J50
    I've yet to come across someone who doesn't believe there's money to be made online. After Hollywood films like The Social Network, I think people are aware that huge sums of money are being made from Internet based businesses/companies.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    People mock what they don't understand. Even people trying to make money online may mock it by saying that it doesn't work and to "get a real job."

    Other people's ignorance is none of your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Originally Posted by shaunybb View Post

    hey warriors,


    There are still tons of people online that think making money online is a scam? How can we reassure or at least guide people that ITS REAL!!
    In every online and offline endeavor that invovlves making money you will always have that percentage who are skeptics.

    As Steve B pointed out, until you make money yourself there will almost always be that question mark in the back of your mind

    Strangely enough, for me over 8 years ago it was when I filled out silly surveys and getting small checks in the mail that the question mark went away



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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    People mock what they don't understand.
    Right.

    Also, we will call them "wage-slaves," are often very envious of people who are free.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      Someone with a job can be called a "wage slave" - or "self supporting". Depends on how you want it to "sound".

      Interesting that so many want support or advice on every basic task - want someone to "show them" how do things, etc. The same people diss those with a "J.O.B." - but what they are asking for is similar to a "co-worker" or "boss" - but without the guaranteed paycheck.

      If people don't "believe" - not my problem. There is a hype level In MMO that attracts dreamers. Some people catch on and get real - others never do.
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    • Profile picture of the author SShaikh
      Originally Posted by Brent Stangel View Post

      Right.

      Also, we will call them "wage-slaves," are often very envious of people who are free.
      Maybe not just envious, but scared aswell? Some people are afraid of taking the first plunge, being afraid to fail at something?
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  • Profile picture of the author @tjr
    Something to consider: your reality is not my reality (which is not someone else's reality).

    For an overwhelming majority of people, making money online might as well not be real. They're never gonna do it. Their efforts would better be spent on a different need.

    No one needs to be reassured or guided. The people this will work for are real entrepreneurs: they'll figure it out.
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  • Profile picture of the author quadagon
    The biggest issue is credibility.

    Look on this forum you have posts like how do I male $50 a day with sigs that proclaim 'turn $1 into $1387 overnight'.

    It's an industry that's filled with people telling other people how to do stuff they can't do themselves.

    How many people would buy a diet book/programming from someone morbidly obese? Or a sex guide from a 60 year old virgin.

    At the top of the market you have guru's selling common sense for thousands and even one guru selling for thousands the methods another gives away for free.

    Another guru teaches the secret of launch but fails to point out its affiliate marketing through other people's big lists that drives sales.

    I think there are a lot of reasons why people are and should have reservations about the industry. I haven't even touched on pyramid schemes or binary trading or the sheer amount of crap that's taught in the kindle market.
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  • I definately feel it is still quite a untapped area, that alot of people have no clue about. Im pleased its not saturated yet, or do you think its just a matter of time??
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    Don't bother. Pick your battles.

    Imagine a direct mail executive trying to explain that process to family and friends in the 1960s or even 1980s.

    "We send a package to targeted consumers about a product, and some of them mail us back a check or money order, or give us their credit card information, and we process the orders."

    "Really? They give you that stuff through the mail?? Sounds scammy to me."

    And by that point direct mail had been around a LONG time.

    Worked pretty well for Sears & Roebuck and by 1900 the mail order catalog idea was going nuts (first known one printed before 1500...how's that for "early adopter"??

    Just don't bother trying to change the minds of people.

    Most people don't know how the things around them work. They don't know how their car works, their microwave works, their TV works...and they sure as heck don't know how the Internet works

    Just leave them be in their ignorance. If they want to come around, they'll look it up themselves.

    There's no need for you to take the brunt of being a one-person crusader.
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    Many people don t understand the mechanism of IM. Simple!
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  • Profile picture of the author AhmedFouad96
    Why do you care about the others? you know that this thing works, so, don't give a sh*t about the others.
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  • Profile picture of the author tonycorletto
    Making money online is definitely real. The problem is people tend to believe that it's easy money and there's limited risk. This is a misconception. There are many ways to make money online, what people need to understand is it takes hardwork and that proper preparation is necessary.Credibility is also important. You must make sure that who you are working for or what you are working on is REAL. Don't be easily persuaded by signs and advertisements. Dig in deeper and make sure that it's legitimate.
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    Originally Posted by shaunybb View Post

    hey warriors,


    There are still tons of people online that think making money online is a scam? How can we reassure or at least guide people that ITS REAL!!
    We don't. If your niche is MMO then the ones that believe will be there, if they don't, so be it.

    It is like you own a pizza shop. There are people that do not like pizza and there are some, very few, that have never had pizza and do not want to try it. So why would you bother trying to convince those people to like pizza. You already have a huge group of people that like it so just concentrate on getting them into your shop. I hope my analogy makes sense.

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  • Profile picture of the author Mahmoodadds
    Maybe because they refuse to believe that someone is making money from his home with his PC while sitting on the bed.
    They like to see themselves doing the extraordinary by going for work outside home from 9to5 every day.
    Just show them a proof and they will believe
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  • It's very easy to be scared away when there are so many "MAKE $100000 PER DAY NOW CLICK HERE!!!". I've bought in to one or two, trying to learn the ropes, and found that none of them were actually selling a proven formula. There are certainly a ton of scammers pushing MMO products.

    That said, if you learn to recognize the bullshit and dig deep enough, you'll figure out how to learn. No one is going to sell you their secret ingredients to making a bagillion dollars every ten seconds. But, if you find out who is making a bagillion dollars and go to their website, you can learn what they do firsthand.
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  • Profile picture of the author Raydal
    I recently moved and have to continually answer the question
    about where I was going to be working. See the confused
    look on many faces when I say that I have an online business.

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  • Profile picture of the author dsilvestre
    I normally ask them about the last thing they bought online and how did they got there.

    If that doesn't work then I ask them about email newsletters they are subscribed to and if they get any promos from that.

    Then I conclude telling them that was probably done by someone who has an internet marketing job.

    Cheers
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