What Do You Love and Hate About Internet Marketing?

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This making money online journey is a hell of an adventure as we look back on it and into the future.

I would have so say what I love most is the feeling you can get from getting rewarded from your own actions and results. Sometimes even with limited resources we can do amazing things.

We do not have to wake up to the boring mundane overly repetitive grind work that so many can be stuck doing.

We can even sit back and orchestrate projects by outsourcing and watch our empire grow without doing any of the heavy lifting.

What I hate?

That would be the exclusive network of Top Dog Guru Marketers and the fact that I am not included on that list yet!

What is your love hate relationship with Internet Marketing?
#hate #internet #love #marketing
  • Profile picture of the author PolicyMaker
    LOVE: FREEDOM
    HATE: Distractions...NOT Staying FOCUSED On One Thing...
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    I love it all.. sure some stuff is a minor annoyance, but I'd rather be doing this than anything else..
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    • Profile picture of the author Eagle07
      Originally Posted by ChrisBa View Post

      I love it all.. sure some stuff is a minor annoyance, but I'd rather be doing this than anything else..
      Me too... Love it all! You said exactly what I was thinking...
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      • Profile picture of the author Profit Traveler
        Originally Posted by Eagle07 View Post

        Me too... Love it all! You said exactly what I was thinking...
        Yes can be very addicting in a great way. I try to always keep a notepad or take notes on cell when I get one of those creative ideas. Keeps you feeling alive.
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  • Profile picture of the author nwik
    I love the fact that I don't have to deal with people who I need to try to fit in.

    I hate the the fact that I don't get the chance to meet new people.

    But in totality I love online marketing.
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    • Profile picture of the author Profit Traveler
      Originally Posted by nwik View Post

      I love the fact that I don't have to deal with people who I need to try to fit in.

      I hate the the fact that I don't get the chance to meet new people.

      But in totality I love online marketing.
      Time for Dating Niche for you nwik.

      Or FB groups or maybe Local Mastermind Groups?
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  • Profile picture of the author Profit Traveler
    I agree totally guys thanks for sharing. I also have love hate with professional sales copy.

    Don't we all.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    Like: freedom, money, creativity, culture, connections, tasks.
    Dislike: lazy marketers.

    - Tom
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  • Profile picture of the author danieldesai
    What I love: the freedom in working on a project wherever I want, whenever I want, for as much as I want. (This can also be a curse if you lack discipline.)

    What I hate: the claims that some people make about "easy riches" - yes, this happens offline as well but it's harder to regulate these kinds of things online.

    Regards,
    Daniel
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  • Profile picture of the author SCrafted
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    I love working from home.
    I hate that is so much work in order to make it work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jon Crimes
    There's loads to love about this business but there is 1 thing that drives me nuts...

    Sifting through loads of drivel to get that 1 golden nugget of information!

    Once you find it, great, but my word does it get my goat filtering the white noise!

    Cheers
    Jon
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    • Profile picture of the author danieldesai
      Originally Posted by Jon Crimes View Post

      Once you find it, great, but my word does it get my goat filtering the white noise!
      Jon, this has got to be one of the best things I've read here this week.

      "get my goat filtering the white noise" - I'll have to remember this one.

      Daniel
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  • Profile picture of the author pamogatrw
    focus is my main problem in IM huhu
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    Yeah I love this tool that we have and I also love what I had to do and become in order to slowly see results. I would never take it back for the world!

    what I hate most is when markets and networks make a change putting a total spin on my campaigns and things. Also how you want people to do things but we can not force them to do things.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dano101
    I hate having to gamble on my monthly bill money for the purpose of investing in new ways to further business.

    So I now work to pay bills and let the business support the business. But this means the net goes back to more campaigning which leads to a break even in the long run.

    I just need 20,000 folks to buy on the same day rather than 20,000 folks buying within a 3 year period while paying for ads throughout the 3 years as well.

    So my frustration is knowing the sales will be made. But not knowing how to get them all in a month. Lol.

    But I will find a way.
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  • Profile picture of the author ANDREIS
    Internet marketing?
    Love all the opportunities Internet is offering for making money and meeting people
    Hate working on boring things necessary for making money
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew Fox
    I love testing to the point it became adventurous. Plus I love delving with advertising and driving massive traffic to offers that convert.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Originally Posted by Profit Traveler View Post

    What is your love hate relationship with Internet Marketing?
    Love: Sales

    Hate: Refunds
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  • Profile picture of the author batagolekproton
    love = sales
    hate = refunds

    haha ...i second you bro
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  • Profile picture of the author Gabbarsingh
    love that you can make money sitting at home .. hate that you can earn heaps money one month and the next month your rankings are gone and so is your money ;(
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  • Profile picture of the author Profit Traveler
    Originally Posted by danieldesai View Post

    What I love: the freedom in working on a project wherever I want, whenever I want, for as much as I want. (This can also be a curse if you lack discipline.)

    What I hate: the claims that some people make about "easy riches" - yes, this happens offline as well but it's harder to regulate these kinds of things online.

    Regards,
    Daniel

    Right on with the freedom and creativity. I can get inspired in the shower or anywhere, get an idea and make it a reality the same day! An idea for a post, product, video, old contact that would be perfect for a new venture on and on..

    You know I was just thinking about the never ending pitches we are exposed to here. Does it effect us at all? I guess we become like the mortician who can eat lunch while preparing the deceased for Funeral.


    Originally Posted by Tom Addams View Post

    Like: freedom, money, creativity, culture, connections, tasks.
    Dislike: lazy marketers.

    - Tom

    "Lazy marketers" niche sounds like an opportunity. Is there already an app for that?



    Originally Posted by nwik View Post

    I love the fact that I don't have to deal with people who I need to try to fit in.

    I hate the the fact that I don't get the chance to meet new people.

    But in totality I love online marketing.
    Yes like the word Boss and no butt kissing. I love to see those redundant articles on "Interview Questions" from a TOP CEO. Always puts me in a good mood that there is no need to play that game.


    Originally Posted by ChrisBa View Post

    I love it all.. sure some stuff is a minor annoyance, but I'd rather be doing this than anything else..
    Truth!
    I was so ready for the Internet long before it was ready for me! What was there before for us entrepreneurs who did not want to invest in a Franchise? 900 numbers? OMG.


    Originally Posted by PolicyMaker View Post

    LOVE: FREEDOM
    HATE: Distractions...NOT Staying FOCUSED On One Thing...
    Oh and the irony. And what is our job again? Distract and interrupt with our timely and important information!


    Originally Posted by SCrafted View Post

    I love working from home.
    I hate that is so much work in order to make it work.
    Keeping it real. I know of many Marketing rock stars who flamed out some in the 6 digits plus monthly thinking sleep was something they could growth hack.

    Originally Posted by Jon Crimes View Post

    There's loads to love about this business but there is 1 thing that drives me nuts...

    Sifting through loads of drivel to get that 1 golden nugget of information!

    Once you find it, great, but my word does it get my goat filtering the white noise!

    Cheers
    Jon
    Do not remind me of the time I cleared out my hard drive of all the opt in freebies. I actually read every one of them Some on what to do and others what never to do.


    Originally Posted by pamogatrw View Post

    focus is my main problem in IM huhu
    No doubt about that. What does a Guru do who invests in hypnotizing professional sales copy for his mega launch then emails you to tell you how he had record sales? Sends you his new campaign the next day that was already set up weeks or months ago!


    Originally Posted by EPoltrack77 View Post

    Yeah I love this tool that we have and I also love what I had to do and become in order to slowly see results. I would never take it back for the world!

    what I hate most is when markets and networks make a change putting a total spin on my campaigns and things. Also how you want people to do things but we can not force them to do things.

    So true..if we want the fast money we have to be alot more hands on and attentive to the process because variables change rapidly..


    Originally Posted by Dano101 View Post

    I hate having to gamble on my monthly bill money for the purpose of investing in new ways to further business.

    So I now work to pay bills and let the business support the business. But this means the net goes back to more campaigning which leads to a break even in the long run.

    I just need 20,000 folks to buy on the same day rather than 20,000 folks buying within a 3 year period while paying for ads throughout the 3 years as well.

    So my frustration is knowing the sales will be made. But not knowing how to get them all in a month. Lol.

    But I will find a way.

    Study and devour everything LAUNCH and recruiting Affiliates. That will be the key to your big selling day.


    Originally Posted by ANDREIS View Post

    Internet marketing?
    Love all the opportunities Internet is offering for making money and meeting people
    Hate working on boring things necessary for making money
    You said a mouthful. We may have a single task but it sometimes involves research, including watching videos, organizing and filtering, images, editing, bookmarking on and on.

    If I created a new blog today I would take it upon myself to look up everything I already knew to look up in 2015 and do it again for 2016 just in case. Tools, resources, social media, rules and regulations everything can change.

    Originally Posted by Andrew Fox View Post

    I love testing to the point it became adventurous. Plus I love delving with advertising and driving massive traffic to offers that convert.
    A man of few words but definitely in the heavy weight category.

    Right now some do not know what they do no know. But once we begin to expand and reinvest in our business it becomes crystal how important testing is and improving even on winners for optimal profits.


    Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

    Love: Sales

    Hate: Refunds

    And even worse...Charge backs

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    Originally Posted by Gabbarsingh View Post

    love that you can make money sitting at home .. hate that you can earn heaps money one month and the next month your rankings are gone and so is your money ;(
    I hope the newbies are listening. Try to structure your business to be Google proof From day one.
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  • Profile picture of the author Leonhart
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    Love: The Freedom

    Hate: Explaining to the elderly what I do for a living
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  • Profile picture of the author brekmokmung
    i love the mentors here

    what i hate is spammers
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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    Originally Posted by Profit Traveler View Post


    We do not have to wake up to the boring mundane overly repetitive grind work that so many can be stuck doing.

    We can even sit back and orchestrate projects by outsourcing and watch our empire grow without doing any of the heavy lifting.
    Love the way most sing from the same hymn book when it comes to living the "lifestyle" and not having to work like mere mortals but in reality there are only maybe 2-3% "building empires" and living the lifestyle...
    And i will bet the farm that the OP is not among that 2-3%, why? They don't talk about it...
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    I love the freedom and fun aspect of it Art.

    Like, I do what I do from here in NYC. Or from Fiji. Or Bali. Insane. I dig ease of connecting, the lives I touch, yes, sales ...and all wrapped up, it's all good, really. I prefer blogging over focusing on IM but fits under the umbrella nicely methinks.

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  • Profile picture of the author StephyHarmonIM
    Love the sense of community on WF
    Love that IM keeps me interested all day long - for over ten years!

    Hate the occasional scammers that are associated with this industry
    But that's ok because there's built in sort of checks-and-balances to those that try to scam us to make a quick buck.
    You know who you are --- your behavior won't be tolerated.

    To the rest of us who are doing it right, Keep On Truckin'
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  • Profile picture of the author XenG
    What I love the most is that you only have to work on your computer, stay at home, and work at any time you want. What I hate the most is that success isn't too easy. Competition is extremely tough, especially if you are a small business. Big businesses can eat you up.
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  • Profile picture of the author Profit Traveler
    Originally Posted by Leonhart View Post

    Love: The Freedom

    Hate: Explaining to the elderly what I do for a living
    True and True.

    Go to a party and say you are an internet marketer and that's right up there with "lawyer" for popularity.


    Originally Posted by brekmokmung View Post

    i love the mentors here

    what i hate is spammers
    That's right you will learn a ton here one way or another...what to do or what not to do.


    Originally Posted by salegurus View Post

    Love the way most sing from the same hymn book when it comes to living the "lifestyle" and not having to work like mere mortals but in reality there are only maybe 2-3% "building empires" and living the lifestyle...
    And i will bet the farm that the OP is not among that 2-3%, why? They don't talk about it...
    I had my first WSO about the same time you joined Salegurus and it did pretty well about $30.000. "Called Cash In with CPA Offers".

    I actually have a book I just wrote on the subject of that lifestyle many of us pursue but I did not feel that would be appropriate to mention.

    Actually enjoy your comments over the years and confrontations as well.

    It all makes for a quality keeping it real forum over all.


    Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post

    I love the freedom and fun aspect of it Art.

    Like, I do what I do from here in NYC. Or from Fiji. Or Bali. Insane. I dig ease of connecting, the lives I touch, yes, sales ...and all wrapped up, it's all good, really. I prefer blogging over focusing on IM but fits under the umbrella nicely methinks.

    Ryan

    Hi Ryan,

    You know I should have reached out to you as I was creating my latest resource because I packed it full of actual case studies of Marketer/Entrepreneurs who are living it the same as they talk it. Will still touch base with you on possible JV.



    Originally Posted by StephyHarmonIM View Post

    Love the sense of community on WF
    Love that IM keeps me interested all day long - for over ten years!

    Hate the occasional scammers that are associated with this industry
    But that's ok because there's built in sort of checks-and-balances to those that try to scam us to make a quick buck.
    You know who you are --- your behavior won't be tolerated.

    To the rest of us who are doing it right, Keep On Truckin'

    Thumbs up on WF community. Have to be careful though. There is whole lot of opportunity away from the forum that we can experience and come back and share.



    Originally Posted by XenG View Post

    What I love the most is that you only have to work on your computer, stay at home, and work at any time you want. What I hate the most is that success isn't too easy. Competition is extremely tough, especially if you are a small business. Big businesses can eat you up.

    Great reality check XenG.

    There was a popular warrior who shared in great detail his high roller days in article marketing and his business suddenly collapsed.

    Some bounce back quickly and some never make it back. We have to adapt, constantly re- educate ourselves and spot the trends.
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  • Profile picture of the author MValmont
    I love the freedom and the fact that I can reach a lot of people easily.

    I hate that people don't understand what i'm doing .
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  • Profile picture of the author Write Now
    LOVE working from home on my own schedule
    HATE that I can waste hours watching animal videos on Youtube
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Love living the IM Lifestyle..Lambos too numerous to count, hot chicks on my mutli million dollar mansion doorsteps, 2 month trips to St.Marteens beach Condo

    It's the IM Dream

    Hate : all the many girls I have to turn away because there are so many to begin with lol
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  • Profile picture of the author azaria2410
    I'm learning more about making money online. I found everything is hard for me but i believe that someone can do i can do
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  • Profile picture of the author brekmokmung
    love the freedom of IM lifestyle

    hate being cheated by dishonest IM
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  • Profile picture of the author T S Chan
    What I love the MOST: sales coming in :-)

    What I hate the MOST: difficult customers trying to take advantage
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    love honest people in IM

    hate dishonest people in IM
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  • Profile picture of the author Profit Traveler
    Originally Posted by MValmont View Post

    I love the freedom and the fact that I can reach a lot of people easily.

    I hate that people don't understand what i'm doing and sometimes.
    One of the Best parts about being an internet marketer is we can bring a product to market much faster than a huge company.

    And yep people around us begin to respond differently when they see the results then they want to learn.


    Originally Posted by Write Now View Post

    LOVE working from home on my own schedule
    HATE that I can waste hours watching animal videos on Youtube

    Oh I wish I had that time back! I can not even go to a certain Orange Politicians articles without commenting.


    Originally Posted by discrat View Post

    Love living the IM Lifestyle..Lambos too numerous to count, hot chicks on my mutli million dollar mansion doorsteps, 2 month trips to St.Marteens beach Condo

    It's the IM Dream

    Hate : all the many girls I have to turn away because there are so many to begin with lol

    We can not all be "Rich Jerks" but once you have a big winner and reap the rewards from your hard work it's the best feeling in the world. I will be actually using the "Rich Kids of Instagram" in some upcoming promotions.


    Originally Posted by azaria2410 View Post

    I'm learning more about making money online. I found everything is hard for me but i believe that someone can do i can do
    EXACTLY. I could care less about somebody preaching how many fail. That makes it even sweeter when we succeed.


    Originally Posted by brekmokmung View Post

    love the freedom of IM lifestyle

    hate being cheated by dishonest IM
    Don't we all. I just know too many good guys/gals who really care about their customers and just focus on being like them.


    Originally Posted by T S Chan View Post

    What I love the MOST: sales coming in :-)

    What I hate the MOST: difficult customers trying to take advantage

    2 very strong emotions we have to deal with for sure!
    I try to kill them with kindness.


    Originally Posted by goyem View Post

    love honest people in IM

    hate dishonest people in IM
    Yea I remember the time Pat Flynn had his site hacked. One of the nicest guys on the planet in my opinion. Somebody with some skills just woke up and used his talents to go negative on somebody for no reason.

    What did Pat do? He turned it into a step by step learning lesson on the recovery of his website for everyone to benefit from..
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    i cannot get money as fast as i do without IM
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    • Profile picture of the author Profit Traveler
      Originally Posted by amranfans View Post

      i cannot get money as fast as i do without IM
      That is fantastic. Without giving too much details what form of marketing are you having success with?
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  • Profile picture of the author Edwin Torres
    LOVE: Freedom. Marketing. Psychology behind someone buying or not. Fun

    HATE: People who put up a front and pretend to be more successful than they really are.
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    Love: Researching and writing about a multitude of topics. Meeting new clients and making new friends.

    Hate: Tech stuff.

    Rose
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  • Profile picture of the author Profit Traveler
    Originally Posted by Edwin Torres View Post

    LOVE: Freedom. Marketing. Psychology behind someone buying or not. Fun

    HATE: People who put up a front and pretend to be more successful than they really are.

    Yes strategic planning that pays off is great feeling.

    And the guys who are successful but totally obnoxious.


    Originally Posted by Rose Anderson View Post

    Love: Researching and writing about a multitude of topics. Meeting new clients and making new friends.

    Hate: Tech stuff.

    Rose
    Oh yes that Tech subject....when time gets sucked into a Black Hole figuring stuff out.
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  • Profile picture of the author Abu Dhabi
    Love : Making lots of money without boss or anyone bothering your life!
    Hate : none! I was making money while I'm sleeping! : )

    Online Business Rock!!!!
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      Originally Posted by Abu Dhabi View Post

      Love : Making lots of money without boss or anyone bothering your life!
      Hate : none! I was making money while I'm sleeping! : )

      Online Business Rock!!!!
      Simple and brilliant!

      The advantages outweigh all disadvantages.
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    LOVE - my freedom
    HATE - keeping up to date with google
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  • Profile picture of the author nuruddinben1983
    I love the IM too much. Because here I can work freely. There is no time frame, there is no area restriction. I can work from anywhere of the world. So I love it.
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    Love: Shiny Objects

    Hate: Buying them

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  • Profile picture of the author art72
    What I hate about is......

    • I've become very introverted, disconnected from the "old habits" and "routines" that blindly occupied my time, and while I was much busier physically... I realized it was leading me away from my greater ambitions
    • I too hate the fact, people assume that just because you've invested (roughly $10,000 to date) into the studies of various "processes and systems" being used online... they think the internet is for playing video games, chatting, flirting, and all about leisurely wasting time... and these are the people screaming; 'Go get a job... just be like us"
    • I hatethe "technical challenges" as I entered this arena, a complete noob, never even used until email 7 years ago!
    • I hate the time it takes to learn, and the sacrifices I've willing made in lieu of money, for many people see this as a weakness, or believe; "That I've failed"
    • I hate having a vision, a voice, and silencing it... until such time I can know; How to reach my target audience, serve the people my messages (offerings and products) were intended to serve
    • Lastly, I hate observing, witnessing all the "nay-sayers, haters, and non-believers" who profess; "Oh you're dreaming...surely, you know it cannot be done" - simply because they, themselves do not believe they can do it!
    What I love about it...


    • Everything I just mentioned above as it is indeed a challenge I believe worth fighting to "rise above and overcome"!
    • I love writing, even when I haven't been paid to write!
    • I love the idea that if I help enough people with a powerful message, it can move mountains, and grow to enormous proportions of personal and financial abundance
    • I love the education, knowledge, and understanding I have gained, and those few "glimpses of wisdom" that are sown into the heart and minds of entrepreneurial spirited people
    • I love the idea of setting people free, helping guide them to that which they seek, and ultimately, the privilege to share insights, information, and reach beyond the typical barriers of age, race, color, creed, or country
    • I love being provoked to action, especially, when people "fire me up" be for better or worse!
    • I love the masterful minds who understand copywriting, persuasive use and command of the language used to communicate, market, and bring value to one another!
    • I love it all... and imagine, I am just an infant in this online arena, to even try to deny what is possible would only hinder that which remains of the child who still occasionally rears it's head, and says; "We're doing this...like it or not!" and who knows how bad it will hurt... who cares... cause the pain reminds us we are alive... and fear cannot rob us of that my friends...
    • Oh, and I love this forum... cause it's filled my head with so much ammunition... I don't know what to shoot for first!


    Seriously... I could go on for days, as this doesn't even scratch the surface as to what I love and hate about "learning to better communicate and market" ourselves, respectively!


    *Dammit... I'm supposed to be working... you people are a bad influence, shame on you all!


    - Art
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  • Profile picture of the author Profit Traveler
    Originally Posted by BENNETTBOY View Post

    Honestly I love internet marketing get to stay home and be my own boss if I was to hate something about it would be the long hours networking and getting traffic.
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    Yes so true Bennettboy we get freedom and sometimes that very freedom is what dooms us if we are not disciplined.



    Originally Posted by nuruddinben1983 View Post

    I love the IM too much. Because here I can work freely. There is no time frame, there is no area restriction. I can work from anywhere of the world. So I love it.
    Cheers to that!


    Originally Posted by agmccall View Post

    Love: Shiny Objects

    Hate: Buying them

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    Hilarious and pure truth.



    Originally Posted by art72 View Post

    What I hate about is......

    • I've become very introverted, disconnected from the "old habits" and "routines" that blindly occupied my time, and while I was much busier physically... I realized it was leading me away from my greater ambitions
    • I too hate the fact, people assume that just because you've invested (roughly $10,000 to date) into the studies of various "processes and systems" being used online... they think the internet is for playing video games, chatting, flirting, and all about leisurely wasting time... and these are the people screaming; 'Go get a job... just be like us"
    • I hatethe "technical challenges" as I entered this arena, a complete noob, never even used until email 7 years ago!
    • I hate the time it takes to learn, and the sacrifices I've willing made in lieu of money, for many people see this as a weakness, or believe; "That I've failed"
    • I hate having a vision, a voice, and silencing it... until such time I can know; How to reach my target audience, serve the people my messages (offerings and products) were intended to serve
    • Lastly, I hate observing, witnessing all the "nay-sayers, haters, and non-believers" who profess; "Oh you're dreaming...surely, you know it cannot be done" - simply because they, themselves do not believe they can do it!
    What I love about it...


    • Everything I just mentioned above as it is indeed a challenge I believe worth fighting to "rise above and overcome"!
    • I love writing, even when I haven't been paid to write!
    • I love the idea that if I help enough people with a powerful message, it can move mountains, and grow to enormous proportions of personal and financial abundance
    • I love the education, knowledge, and understanding I have gained, and those few "glimpses of wisdom" that are sown into the heart and minds of entrepreneurial spirited people
    • I love the idea of setting people free, helping guide them to that which they seek, and ultimately, the privilege to share insights, information, and reach beyond the typical barriers of age, race, color, creed, or country
    • I love being provoked to action, especially, when people "fire me up" be for better or worse!
    • I love the masterful minds who understand copywriting, persuasive use and command of the language used to communicate, market, and bring value to one another!
    • I love it all... and imagine, I am just an infant in this online arena, to even try to deny what is possible would only hinder that which remains of the child who still occasionally rears it's head, and says; "We're doing this...like it or not!" and who knows how bad it will hurt... who cares... cause the pain reminds us we are alive... and fear cannot rob us of that my friends...
    • Oh, and I love this forum... cause it's filled my head with so much ammunition... I don't know what to shoot for first!


    Seriously... I could go on for days, as this doesn't even scratch the surface as to what I love and hate about "learning to better communicate and market" ourselves, respectively!


    *Dammit... I'm supposed to be working... you people are a bad influence, shame on you all!


    - Art


    Wow! You need your own Podcast I can subscribe to. Talk about keeping it real or "100" as they say these days.

    I am really proud to be among colleagues here who share the same goals, triumphs, and agonies.

    -Art
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    • Profile picture of the author Profit Traveler
      Originally Posted by BacklinkzTopper View Post

      Honestly I love everything about Internet marketing.
      I love that enthusiasm!
      Originally Posted by paidmason View Post

      i love it so much
      Are we still talking about marketing?

      Originally Posted by dyevan View Post

      It's definitely is a journey into the abyss to say the least. The only way I can handle the ups and downs is to pretend I'm in college taking a class and preparing for the midterm and final exam. The stress of absorbing all the information required to pass the exams, then you pass and move to the next level.
      The likes:
      Actually the challenges, knowing once you complete the task you are rewarded.
      I reapplied 10 times with Google Adsense before they accepted me. "IT CAN'T BE DONE" is not in my vocabulary.
      The dislikes:
      1.Not knowing what direction to take
      2.Keeping Google Adsense happy
      3.What paid traffic is worth trying
      4.What payed backlinks to outsource
      And the list goes on !!!!!!!!
      BUT I do see Progress lol


      That is fantastic comment dyevan. Never give up. We all need to remember that from time to time.

      If I spend money with terrible return on investment it motivates me.

      If people online leave you hanging I do not let it eat me up inside..mostly I use it for fuel to succeed no matter what.

      You are so right about the challenges. Everything has its own techy side we have to overcome. Even if hiring someone else to do tasks for us we have to educate ourselves on that entire process as well!
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      We are living at a time where virtually anyone with the desire, knowledge and dedication can start and grow their own successful business online.

      What's not to love?





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      Originally Posted by Tim Dini View Post

      We are living at a time where virtually anyone with the desire, knowledge and dedication can start and grow their own successful business online.

      What's not to love?



      ~

      So true Tim, but just like so many Professionally written sales pages get us to whip out a credit card, once we dive in that water can be cold!



      Originally Posted by mechaet View Post

      I love finding out about all of those success stories.
      I hate not knowing how much people make online.
      Yes that is true but do not let it bother you. Even if you did know you would not know how much they spend, how much sleep did they get, and do they shop at discount warehouses or pay full pop Just joking on that last one.



      Originally Posted by vour1995 View Post

      LOVE: -Testing new ideas
      - Getting positive feedback
      HATE: Stress
      Originally Posted by ChrisBa View Post

      lol.. good call..

      if you don't mind answering - what do you find stressful? when campaigns aren't succesfull? or?
      Of course I can not speak for the poster but I would guess investing with bad return on investment would be right up there.



      Originally Posted by celente View Post

      most of all is RECURRING INCOME

      which means having membership sites with money coming in each day, on auto pilot, no matter if I am in the office or the beach for a few days, money keeps coming in.

      Nothing more powerful and more awesome than that.

      You know there is a strong motivation in seeing people have success already then just reading and someone pointing you in that general direction.

      I am so glad you remind us all that it will always be smarter to get paid more than once for the same amount of effort.



      Originally Posted by YourIMSpecialist View Post

      What I Love: Your actions determine your success
      What I Hate: Too many shiny objects to distract you from your main focus

      Yes there is not doubt about it that we marketers sometimes are the cause of marketers caught in the endless cycle of learning and learning and learning and not implementing.


      Originally Posted by MrFume View Post

      Having worked in the IT field for many years I have a great interest and curiosity for technology. And as a 'boomer' I can fully discern just how radically information tech has changed our society, it is not just 'computers' but an entire shift of perspective. In a mere two decades the whole of human knowledge and 'know how' is now available to anyone who has the intent, discipline and acumen to seek it out.
      I think many people are still not fully aware of just what a fabulous resource the internet is, and it is the basic research skills that are lacking. This 'secret hidden in plain sight' is that you can learn to do just about anything if you have the will to learn.
      Take a platform like YouTube, for instance, to many people this is a playground, a superficial and trivial distraction filled with entertainment - if you bother to look a little deeper however there are terabytes of training videos on just about every subject, often of very high quality, you can learn how to build websites, how to use applications, how to do everything you need to start building your own online empire(!)
      Sites such as Udemy.com, Cousera.com, as a small example have tons of free courses.
      There is absolutely no excuse at all for not knowing how to do things online - if you are capable of learning you can do it all.
      In my own case I became increasingly focused on internet marketing from about 2009, after being online since 1996 and working as an IT network administrator in my 'day job'.

      It was all new to me but I was drawn to it all, it was completely compelling. If a vintage model like me can do it, you can too.
      There is just so much opportunity available to all in these times, there really is, people get discouraged on here a lot because it is not easy; nothing of value comes easy! If you fail at first, just learn from it and try again, this is important.
      I am trying to provide as much value to others as I can, I think this is the crucial part of being an internet marketer, you must have a generosity of spirit. If you seek to profit from others by 'tricking' them, or fooling them you are doomed to come to a sticky end, the world is full of trickery and con-artists so you have to be discerning and use your common sense.
      The part of internet marketing I dislike is the seedy, egotism and deceptive people who pretend to be caring and all for helping people, when all they are focused on is exploiting the inexperienced and digitally naive folks - there is still too much of that going on!
      Mostly I love it, it is the most fun you can have wearing whatever you choose! Opportunity is all around us, the means to make life better for all, we are connected and exchanging culture, ideas and knowledge, we truly are blessed to live in these times. With an internet connection you have the world at your finger tips and with just your skills, will and imagination you can actually build a whole new life for yourself.
      Mr Fume you have totally exposed the paradox in Internet Marketing.

      I am overseas now and sometimes if my signal is weak I pop into a nice AirCon Cafe and work a little.

      All I see is social media and video games!

      I remember when all we had were Encyclopedias for information!

      Now I can go to youtube and figure out a techy problem on my blog or if I am doing an exercise correctly.

      I have created helpful resources from nothing but freely accessible online sources but people still appreciate the fact I saved them time and also provided content they may have never found.

      Marketing involves scientifically proven research on how the brain works and how it can be exploited. Talk about 50 shades of gray!

      How Stores Get You to Buy More...Without You Realizing It | Fox News Magazine

      10 Tricks Companies Use to Get You to Buy More

      When I first started marketing I was too shy to even create a mailing list!

      So somewhere in the middle we have to find our own happy medium on how far we will take it and who's interesst is priority ours or our customers.

      Thanks for that great comment.


      Originally Posted by serbanmantap View Post

      i love everything about IM
      Everytime I see a comment like that one I want to hand the person a winning lottery ticket and see if they log in the next day, week, month, or year.
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  • Profile picture of the author dyevan
    It's definitely is a journey into the abyss to say the least. The only way I can handle the ups and downs is to pretend I'm in college taking a class and preparing for the midterm and final exam. The stress of absorbing all the information required to pass the exams, then you pass and move to the next level.
    The likes:
    Actually the challenges, knowing once you complete the task you are rewarded.
    I reapplied 10 times with Google Adsense before they accepted me. "IT CAN'T BE DONE" is not in my vocabulary.
    The dislikes:
    1.Not knowing what direction to take
    2.Keeping Google Adsense happy
    3.What paid traffic is worth trying
    4.What payed backlinks to outsource
    And the list goes on !!!!!!!!
    BUT I do see Progress lol
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      One of my biggest HATES is affiliate managers sending advertising violations to you when their policies are not very clear int he first place.

      It should be more like a #alert Send to advertisiers ( when such is th csae) the first time and then they should explicitly modify thier terms to make it easy to comply too.
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    I love finding out about all of those success stories.
    I hate not knowing how much people make online.
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    LOVE: -Testing new ideas
    - Getting positive feedback
    HATE: Stress
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    most of all is RECURRING INCOME

    which means having membership sites with money coming in each day, on auto pilot, no matter if I am in the office or the beach for a few days, money keeps coming in.

    Nothing more powerful and more awesome than that.
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  • Profile picture of the author YourIMSpecialist
    What I Love: Your actions determine your success
    What I Hate: Too many shiny objects to distract you from your main focus
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  • Profile picture of the author MrFume
    Having worked in the IT field for many years I have a great interest and curiosity for technology. And as a 'boomer' I can fully discern just how radically information tech has changed our society, it is not just 'computers' but an entire shift of perspective. In a mere two decades the whole of human knowledge and 'know how' is now available to anyone who has the intent, discipline and acumen to seek it out.
    I think many people are still not fully aware of just what a fabulous resource the internet is, and it is the basic research skills that are lacking. This 'secret hidden in plain sight' is that you can learn to do just about anything if you have the will to learn.
    Take a platform like YouTube, for instance, to many people this is a playground, a superficial and trivial distraction filled with entertainment - if you bother to look a little deeper however there are terabytes of training videos on just about every subject, often of very high quality, you can learn how to build websites, how to use applications, how to do everything you need to start building your own online empire(!)
    Sites such as Udemy.com, Cousera.com, as a small example have tons of free courses.
    There is absolutely no excuse at all for not knowing how to do things online - if you are capable of learning you can do it all.
    In my own case I became increasingly focused on internet marketing from about 2009, after being online since 1996 and working as an IT network administrator in my 'day job'.

    It was all new to me but I was drawn to it all, it was completely compelling. If a vintage model like me can do it, you can too.
    There is just so much opportunity available to all in these times, there really is, people get discouraged on here a lot because it is not easy; nothing of value comes easy! If you fail at first, just learn from it and try again, this is important.
    I am trying to provide as much value to others as I can, I think this is the crucial part of being an internet marketer, you must have a generosity of spirit. If you seek to profit from others by 'tricking' them, or fooling them you are doomed to come to a sticky end, the world is full of trickery and con-artists so you have to be discerning and use your common sense.
    The part of internet marketing I dislike is the seedy, egotism and deceptive people who pretend to be caring and all for helping people, when all they are focused on is exploiting the inexperienced and digitally naive folks - there is still too much of that going on!
    Mostly I love it, it is the most fun you can have wearing whatever you choose! Opportunity is all around us, the means to make life better for all, we are connected and exchanging culture, ideas and knowledge, we truly are blessed to live in these times. With an internet connection you have the world at your finger tips and with just your skills, will and imagination you can actually build a whole new life for yourself.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gabbarsingh
    i really hate that 1 month income ca be $500 and the next month $3500..
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  • Profile picture of the author ShawnLim
    I love the freedom and doing what the things that I'm passionate in.
    I hate it because I'm not making much to cover my expenses yet.
    I'm still working hard on it, trying to focus in doing the most important stuff that will move my result each day.
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    Hate? => you need traffic every day to your business

    LOVE? => I get traffic in autopilot from my systems
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    I LOVE the freedom it can bring.

    I HATE that people think you can do it without investing.
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    • Profile picture of the author Profit Traveler
      Originally Posted by jazbo View Post

      I LOVE the freedom it can bring.

      I HATE that people think you can do it without investing.


      Yes and with that freedom comes a whole lot of self discipline or freedom lost. .

      True on the investing as well. Sometimes it takes a while to figure that out.

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    Like- Excellent way to earn money and meet new people!

    Hate- spammers
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