I know newbies flood this place every day, probably even more than the "gurus" ever will because of the fact that they are busy with their lives. But for those who are knowledgeable, more established and have the time to give a piece of their mind, do you think it's harder than ever to succeed online? I know that more consumers turn to the internet, there are more market opportunities, but given the fact that having an online business is just like marketing to people (the difference is we do it online instead of face to face), however the ladnscape has changed over the years. Google has been more strict with their penalties, there are now more established brands, entities and companies that have their loyal fanbase, and people with more money. Of course there are niches to be used, but the good ones have their players in them, too.
What does that leave the average Joe with meager to no budget? What does that leave the average newbie who's about to start now or maybe in 2 years' time?
I know that most people fail online because not everyone is meant for this type of field, and worse we've been lied to, fed to and manipulated with all those shady business practices.
So for the average newbie, would it be hard for them to succeed more than ever?
I want a good discussion because that's what I observed from "desperate" people who come here and ask the same ol' question: How do I make money online?