Do people "enjoy" internet marketing?

by Profit Donkey 75 replies
One of the things I notice on here is that a lot of posters (not all, but a lot) appear to find online marketing a stressful experience, with constant "why am I not making this or achieving that?" threads joining the daily desperate pleas for guidance and help (I'm not criticising people asking for help by the way - it just seems that a lot of people who do are at the end of their tether and will take any answer they can find).

Surely the joy of getting stuck into something so wide ranging and complex is that there is plenty to learn - that's certainly why I enjoy being involved in this industry. But when it becomes a frustrating and desperate experience, at what point do you draw the line between persevering and spending your time more productively?

Of course, we all want to make more money to enjoy more comfortable lives, but you can take a second job or work more hours if that's the case; my point is, if you don't enjoy online marketing - and it comes across as though many don't - why are you doing it?
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    I hate selling, but I love marketing.

    All the stuff leading up to asking a prospect to hand over their cash is awesome.

    Building a relationship with people, showing them how to get results, all that stuff is really enjoyable to me but asking for a sale isn't.

    I'd be much happier in my business if I could just focus on the marketing and education side of things; teaching people how to get traffic, build a successful website, etc, and let someone else worry about the selling side of things.

    Gotta do it though. Hopefully, I manage it in a low-pressure kinda way.
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    • Originally Posted by Michael Meaney View Post

      I hate selling, but I love marketing.
      So that means that you're not a marketer. You're an entertainer.

      Building a relationship with people, showing them how to get results is entertainment. If you want to make money, you need to learn how to sell.

      Of course if you tie entertainment with selling together, you get great results. Think of Dr. Oz Show.

      The guy is very entertaining, but he's a great salesman as well.

      So if you can't ask for the sale, you're not a marketer. You're an entertainer. It's as simple as that.

      Making sales is what will pay our bills at the end of the day. You can have a list of 10,000 highly engaged subscribers and make nothing if you can't ask for the sale.

      It's like getting a girl turned on but leaving just before the... Fun part.

      You know that she'll get another dude to get the job done, if it's not you!

      So why bother with the foreplay anyway?
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    • Profile picture of the author gianbizz
      I hate selling, but I love marketing.
      Love it, there is no sale without marketing, marketing could make sales even we not selling.
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    • Profile picture of the author negara321
      i think asking for sale is really difficult job and A successful salesperson should have a lot of special skills.but Marketing and sales are not separate.
      but as you marketing is more enjoyable for me.
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    • Profile picture of the author Shirlyn
      I agree Michael.

      Marketing is not just about selling rather is bigger than that.

      It creates an image of a business which helps them to stay in industry and earn for long time.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulmahony
    Some people don't see the chaos. Instead, they see an opportunity to learn something new.

    At least this is how it works for me. Every new idea and a new way to improve something gives me thrills of anticipation. It wasn't always like this though - at the very start, I used to get frustrated as many others do in this forum. But it's like running - you hate it at start but after you overcome yourself, you start lovin' it
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  • If we love the internet marketing then no need to think about second job for comfortable life.
    Need fashion what we doing.
    There are lot of things to learn from Internet marketing it never ends.
    If We learn more there is a chance to make more money in online.

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

    . . .if you don't enjoy online marketing - and it comes across as though many don't - why are you doing it?

    The same could be asked about any pursuit in life. Sometimes you do things that you don't enjoy because they need to be done and you may not be in a position to hire someone else to do it.

    I don't particularly like to weed my garden, clean out my basement, or take out the trash . . . there are lots of other things I'd rather do with my time . . ., but it needs to be done - so I do it.

    Lots of folks feel that they need additional income and have chosen to try the Internet "thingy" because the barrier to entry is almost non-existent. Sure, they could choose to become a furniture mover, a house painter, or even a doctor for that matter, but the work, or preparation, or lifestyle is not to their liking.

    Besides, challenges and the stress of online marketing can be conquered - they are not necessarily permanent. So you put up with the "unpleasantness" of the work for the reward at the end.

    Internet marketing is no different than other worthwhile pursuits in life. Sometimes you put up with the bad because the reward is great. Name one worthwhile endeavor that can be attained without some less than fun effort . . .

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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    a lot of posters (not all, but a lot) appear to find online marketing a stressful experience
    As a rule, those aren't the people who are earning a living or a part time income online. This is a marketing forum - but not everyone is a marketer.

    There is no barrier to entry if you want to be an 'internet marketer' - no investment necessary to call yourself an 'internet marketer' - no time limits that will get you fired from the job if you don't do well.

    Internet marketing truly is a 'dream job' - but many have the dream without doing the job. Frustration is normal and expected if you haven't yet figured this 'stuff' out.

    This forum is a healthy mix of marketers, salesmen, newbies, wannabes and paid posters. If you focus on learning what YOU need to know you can avoid the 'stress' most of the time.
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  • Profile picture of the author st0nec0ld
    Well, selling is hard but sometimes I feel like I am good in marketing because I, myself is the market. And I admit it, aside from it is not easy, most of the times stressful, it is challenging.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    I enjoy many parts of my business. Writing is my gift.

    Do I enjoy every moment of every day and every aspect of my business? NO!

    You have to weigh the good with the bad and see if it's better than other things you could be doing.

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  • Profile picture of the author 111ideas
    I feel as if I am playing video games.
    In video games, I get score. But in Internet Marketing I get money.
    Isn't it a more interesting?
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    Like Steve said, there are tasks within any pursuit which, although they may be boring or unpleasant, must be done. For me, it's the admin stuff like bookkeeping, staying up to date with taxes, etc. I could probably hire it out, but my inner control-freak child would likely pitch a tantrum.

    Beyond that, when you do something you believe should work and it doesn't despite your best efforts, it's frustrating. Even more so if you don't have the background or experience to troubleshoot the problem.

    I believe that a lot of the things you describe are simply frustrated folks venting here in a relatively safe space.

    There are also a lot of people who have no business trying to be in their own business. They read the promises of the "shucksters" and think they really can push a button and head for the beach. When they find out it isn't true, they come here to vent as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by Profit Donkey View Post

    One of the things I notice on here is that a lot of posters (not all, but a lot) appear to find online marketing a stressful experience, with constant "why am I not making this or achieving that?" threads joining the daily desperate pleas for guidance and help (I'm not criticising people asking for help by the way - it just seems that a lot of people who do are at the end of their tether and will take any answer they can find).

    Surely the joy of getting stuck into something so wide ranging and complex is that there is plenty to learn - that's certainly why I enjoy being involved in this industry. But when it becomes a frustrating and desperate experience, at what point do you draw the line between persevering and spending your time more productively?

    Of course, we all want to make more money to enjoy more comfortable lives, but you can take a second job or work more hours if that's the case; my point is, if you don't enjoy online marketing - and it comes across as though many don't - why are you doing it?

    I absolutely love it!

    I think the people who find it stressful find business stressful and typically don't have realistic expectations. I know that's a general statement, but typically the people complaining that they aren't getting the results they expect is due to unrealistic expectations on what it will take to succeed and how to do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ged3
    What I love about it is the little successes that you can have.


    For example, getting another subscriber to your list, or trying a new subject line in a blog and receiving double your usual visits.


    It can be rewarding when you work on something and start to see the results.


    Of course when you start to see sales and profit coming in that is very rewarding.


    I remember the internet marketer Yanik Silver saying that watching the "notification of payment"
    emails coming in with money into his mail box was like Christmas every day!


    When things like that happen - it does not seem like a job at all


    Ged


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  • Profile picture of the author Javisito
    Originally Posted by Profit Donkey View Post

    One of the things I notice on here is that a lot of posters (not all, but a lot) appear to find online marketing a stressful experience, with constant "why am I not making this or achieving that?" threads joining the daily desperate pleas for guidance and help (I'm not criticising people asking for help by the way - it just seems that a lot of people who do are at the end of their tether and will take any answer they can find).

    Surely the joy of getting stuck into something so wide ranging and complex is that there is plenty to learn - that's certainly why I enjoy being involved in this industry. But when it becomes a frustrating and desperate experience, at what point do you draw the line between persevering and spending your time more productively?

    Of course, we all want to make more money to enjoy more comfortable lives, but you can take a second job or work more hours if that's the case; my point is, if you don't enjoy online marketing - and it comes across as though many don't - why are you doing it?
    I can just speak for myself before I actuallyt got successful, I had set my mind to it and refused giving up even though it was stressful.

    Now when I know how to work smarter and not harder I actually enjoy a very comfortable lifestyle.

    Unfortunately I think many people are just stuck and stay in the stressful situation because they really want to make it.
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    Most people fail to make a living marketing online.

    If you talk to any successful marketer, I can pretty much guarantee you that they have a very specific system (process) that works for them and they just keep duplicating it. So the stress like you are speaking of doesn't really exist. Not that everything always runs smoothly and there are never any problems. Things change and you have to adapt.

    For those that haven't gotten to that point and need it to work because they need the money, then it's likely to be very stressful. There is just too much hype about how easy it is to make money and sets the wrong expectations. I also think that most are under capitalized, which just adds to the increased potential for failure.

    I was lucky and got started back when the internet was fairly new. It was like shooting fish in a barrel. Today, if I didn't know what I know, I have little doubt I would likely struggle along with everyone else.
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  • Profile picture of the author sohel24bd
    I personally enjoy internet marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    I love internet marketing and have a lot of passion for it.

    The people who struggle and complain are usually only in it for money.

    Yes money is a prime motivator but money is just not enough.

    Great post!
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    I have no idea for myself, as I spend my time doing what feels fun, and let go what does not feel fun.

    But for most IMers, they are building a business predominantly from an energy of fear, lack and limitation. Which creates an unpleasant experience.
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  • Profile picture of the author affilorama-portal
    Affiliate marketing, like any other kind of business, requires time and effort to fully understand the industry. Aside from these factors, it also requires patience and focus. I am not generalizing here but the people who complain about being unsuccessful in the IM niche are people who give up easily because things are not going the way they want them to be. Remember that failures are part of the journey. Those who are successful now are those who did not quit no matter what the challenges are.
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  • Profile picture of the author Profit Donkey
    Some very interesting replies here.

    I appreciate there are aspects of life that nobody really enjoys, but what I'm referring to I guess is if you are in this game purely for money - and not even just to afford that new TV or car but to actually make a living - then there are far easier and more concrete ways of making money. You might hate your boss at the office, or waiting tables might drive you crazy, but at least you know you've got that guaranteed pay cheque at the end of the month.

    Of course, anything is more enjoyable if you are good at it and successful at it, but as Rory says - money is a motivator, but is money enough? If you don't enjoy what you do, aren't you just swapping the tedium of the 9-5 lifestyle for the displeasure of another?

    I notice that a lot of the answers in this thread are from more the "established" and successful IMers - but for those starting out or who have been trying their hand at this for a while with little reward, are you devoting all your time and energy to this because you enjoy it, or because you're desperately chasing a golden ticket?
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  • Profile picture of the author Rajeev Gaur
    Yes they do enjoy.
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  • Profile picture of the author QuaziSazzad
    "Of course, we all want to make more money to enjoy more comfortable lives, but you can take a second job or work more hours if that's the case; my point is, if you don't enjoy online marketing - and it comes across as though many don't - why are you doing it?"
    You have got the main point. But maximum people dont understand it
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  • Profile picture of the author chrisniel
    I love to do internet marketing because,
    I don't need to get to anybody's office and I am my own boss (I worked for 1 year for the digital marketing company and I was literally frustrated by their stupid noob ideas for SEO). Mind don't get choked or we don't feel dull as continuous research is going to make more and more online.

    Originally Posted by Profit Donkey View Post

    One of the things I notice on here is that a lot of posters (not all, but a lot) appear to find online marketing a stressful experience, with constant "why am I not making this or achieving that?" threads joining the daily desperate pleas for guidance and help (I'm not criticising people asking for help by the way - it just seems that a lot of people who do are at the end of their tether and will take any answer they can find).

    Surely the joy of getting stuck into something so wide ranging and complex is that there is plenty to learn - that's certainly why I enjoy being involved in this industry. But when it becomes a frustrating and desperate experience, at what point do you draw the line between persevering and spending your time more productively?

    Of course, we all want to make more money to enjoy more comfortable lives, but you can take a second job or work more hours if that's the case; my point is, if you don't enjoy online marketing - and it comes across as though many don't - why are you doing it?
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  • Profile picture of the author brettb
    I found it stressful for many years as I pushed myself to make enough money to quit my job.

    Well I never quite achieved that, but I have made enough to make my life easier.

    Now I just enjoy building my main site. It doesn't make much money, but it is a good showcase of my programming skills.
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  • I love internet marketing, I'm glad I got into it. Despite the fact that it's an adventure with constant highs and low, especially at the beginning (when you think that your results don't depend 100% on you).

    The more you learn the more you realise that you can control a lot of what you do, measure your ROI and have a clear vision on your overall strategy.

    You will get unstuck with time, you are learning a new skill and it takes time. But it's definitely worth doing!

    Btw, you will never forget your first sale
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesjennifer
    Yes, Why not. This is the very informative & interesting tips.
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  • Profile picture of the author Xovient
    Some times selling product is difficult but once you get idea how to sell it then that would be quite easy for you. Talking about internet marketing and related to that i love internet marketing because it's updating day by day and I'm getting god knowledge from it so really enjoying internet marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamel Hassell
    many people have the perception of "getting rich quick" and when faced with the slightest bit of adversity they give up. No marketing isn't for anyone who doesn't have the mindset and discipline .
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  • Profile picture of the author atrbiz
    Absolutely. I've been a semi-successful business thus far, working from home. I've built a steady stream of revenue and enjoy the web dev/marketing aspects
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Bradley
    Work hard on the aspects of IM that you enjoy and outsource
    the rest.
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  • Profile picture of the author Regional Warrior
    Remembering their are two types of marketer on this forum are the MMO and the IM Crowd

    MMO 90% will not make a dollar due to the amount of work involved , IM is everything else from your bricks and mortar to the bloggers

    Then there is the biggest Myth " If you build it they will buy" now there is the stress factor for the MMO bunch , then they come on here opening threads you write about that they are not making money but the Guru said this would work

    Could also been the last thought of the last Lemming who went over the cliff , the easiest way to reduce the stress is to do the research first so you know what to expect and make a plan plus treat it like a business
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  • Profile picture of the author John Alves
    I think internet marketing is enjoyable if you are promoting products that you truly believe in. I don't consider internet marketing stressful, but I only promote products and services that can help people. If I was promoting products that didn't work, it wouldn't be enjoyable at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author Curtis2011
    There are unenjoyable parts of it, but overall I love it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    Sorry to break it to you but it's a vocation (Notice I didn't say a J.O.B.) just like any other.

    I know a guy who makes insane money working for a brokerage firm. He despises the work, he hates his boss, but he loves the large salary and frequent four and five figure bonuses. He's seven years younger than I but his net worth is probably 10 times my own.

    Ask him if he likes his job and he will reply, "I freakin LOVE it!"

    Ask me if I enjoy Internet marketing and my reply will be the same.

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  • Profile picture of the author Ozzyoutdoors
    I love internet marketing, but there are periods of time that sap your energy, and you need a break - just when sales are slumping, along comes tax time, or the influenza outbreak or something else to distract you - I find the best thing is to take a break, look in the mirror, give yourself some encouragement and leave your website alone for a day or two - go to bed at night and give yourself maximum encouragement, make it an early night and re-charge your batteries - a day or two and you are back in the game - not always necessary to fight through it.
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  • Profile picture of the author kursat
    I think Internet Marketing was always looked at as a "quick get rich scheme" so people expected returns really fast.

    In reality it is a job and that they need to really put the hours in to make it work. And this gets in the way of the lazy way of work that people were sold to believe.

    Bottom line, it is a job and it can be fun or stressful. Just depends on how you look at working in general.
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    • Originally Posted by kursat View Post

      I think Internet Marketing was always looked at as a "quick get rich scheme" so people expected returns really fast.

      In reality it is a job and that they need to really put the hours in to make it work. And this gets in the way of the lazy way of work that people were sold to believe.

      Bottom line, it is a job and it can be fun or stressful. Just depends on how you look at working in general.
      It depends on what you do.

      If you're a freelancer or you're doing services, then yes, it is a job but it's online.

      However, recurring income doesn't require you to work all day long. You get clients once and you get paid monthly.

      Also with an evergreen product launch all you have to do is get more fresh leads, which is not that difficult and only takes a few hours MAX per day to set it up. Then all you have to do is track the stats and scale it up.

      I don't get it why people think internet marketing is hard. It really isn't. It's very simple.

      But I guess when you want to over-complicate something, you always tend to find a way to do so.
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  • Profile picture of the author akintundeal
    Here is the thing, If you start seeing Internet marketing is too much work, chances are you will not have any fun doing it. So many lazy people resort to online marking because they see it as a way of escaping hard work.

    After seeing videos of so called internet entrepreneurs living exotic lifestyles, driving luxury cars and taking vacations, many people want to do the same but without any real efforts towards getting results.

    Internet marketing just like any other venture requires an incredible amount of dedication strategy and hard-work to get any form of desired results.

    As an online marketer, you should be able to create valuable content and products/services, share content and also keep doing that consistently
    WITH JOY over a long period of time even if you do not get immediate results.

    This can only happen if you enjoy the process.

    I still work my 9-5 job but I am building myself an online empire because internet marketing is just what I love to do and will never get tired of doing.
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  • Profile picture of the author nckey
    " Connect, creative and system "
    That a reason why me love marketing.
    Sometimes I feel stress about that. More and more people starting their business online. So the competition is growing.
    And that made me invent and change constantly
    Interest... I think.
    I very hate it when I start. But's now it's my life haha
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    I think it is important (as the above poster said) to point out that you should enjoy the process. Many Marketers are NOT necessarily head over heels passionate about their chose niche/s but they love the whole process of running an online biz

    That's vital, imo
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  • Profile picture of the author TheTrafficOutlet
    It depends if you have a good schedule and if your plans are in place and you are focusing and testing so you can dilute all the crap out and continue to work on best.
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  • Profile picture of the author TonyRoberts
    I think oneself can only enjoy some thing if they have a passion for it. That's me anyway.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamestt89
    Originally Posted by Profit Donkey View Post

    One of the things I notice on here is that a lot of posters (not all, but a lot) appear to find online marketing a stressful experience, with constant "why am I not making this or achieving that?" threads joining the daily desperate pleas for guidance and help (I'm not criticising people asking for help by the way - it just seems that a lot of people who do are at the end of their tether and will take any answer they can find).

    Surely the joy of getting stuck into something so wide ranging and complex is that there is plenty to learn - that's certainly why I enjoy being involved in this industry. But when it becomes a frustrating and desperate experience, at what point do you draw the line between persevering and spending your time more productively?

    Of course, we all want to make more money to enjoy more comfortable lives, but you can take a second job or work more hours if that's the case; my point is, if you don't enjoy online marketing - and it comes across as though many don't - why are you doing it?
    Does one lift weights, diet and discipline themselves because they enjoy it?
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      Originally Posted by Jamestt89 View Post

      Does one lift weights, diet and discipline themselves because they enjoy it?
      This ^

      If you always "enjoy" it, then most likely you are not pushing hard enough for optimum results. The real secret is to always dream big. Real success and personal growth demands working continually outside of your comfort zone to reach your dreams and stretching for goals beyond the easy grasp. Learn to "enjoy" being uncomfortable.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan S
    Internet Marketing is not for everyone. If you have real passion with internet marketing, you'll have an indestructible motivation and determination to succeed. Success online is not easy, you've got to strive.. fail then getup, fail then getup until you hit the big one.. that's all you need anyway, just one big hit and it's done.
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  • Profile picture of the author maxsi
    Great response! => So if you can't ask for the sale, you're not a marketer. You're an entertainer. It's as simple as that

    however you can make $$$$$$$ thousands with little efforts ( internet marketing = 1% ), another thing a strong BRAND can do everything for you
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    • Profile picture of the author Javisito
      Originally Posted by maxsi View Post

      Great response! => So if you can't ask for the sale, you're not a marketer. You're an entertainer. It's as simple as that

      however you can make $$$$$$$ thousands with little efforts ( internet marketing = 1% ), another thing a strong BRAND can do everything for you
      Ask for the sale is the first basic thing anyone working with sales or marketing need to learn.

      It's actually so basic I didn't even think of mentioning it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
    There are some aspects to my current venture (HealthyKnowledge)
    that I don't enjoy as much as working on my Primary Website. However
    like Steve mentioned — it's something that has to be done.

    That said I don't mind working on it (essentially formatting all the
    eBooks) and it's nice/satisfying to know that I'm doing a good job
    that I will (eventually) be compensated for ... While helping People
    with their health and well-being.
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  • Profile picture of the author Profit Donkey
    It's great to see that this thread has prompted such a wide and interesting array of responses (even if I could have done without the crappy spam it has attracted to my inbox).

    I never actually weighed in with my own 2 cents; as a company we have been successful with affiliate marketing for a good few years now. I've worked in a wide variety of jobs for a wide variety of companies but doing this offers a whole different level of freedom, and we are free to pick and choose our strategies as we please. I like that.

    I like the buzz I get when I get an idea for a website or a business, and the way that original idea will spin off and create several more, with my mind going into overdrive as I try to scribble it all down on a page. I like devising campaigns, creating social media content, writing blog posts...I like the idea that - for the most part - you get out what you put in. That isn't always the case in every line of work and in that regard I like that (on the whole) online marketing is fair.

    And finally I like the challenge. I like that there is always something new to learn. As I say we are relatively successful in this game, yet there are guys here that have made far bigger amounts than us. It is good to aspire to that, to see how we can keep progressing to those levels; there is always more to learn - even for the rockstars.

    And that's what I like. That's what I enjoy.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by myob View Post

      This ^

      If you always "enjoy" it, then most likely you are not pushing hard enough for optimum results. The real secret is to always dream big. Real success and personal growth demands working continually outside of your comfort zone to reach your dreams and stretching for goals beyond the easy grasp. Learn to "enjoy" being uncomfortable.
      The funny thing about pushing the boundaries of your comfort zone is that, done faithfully and intelligently, you find your comfort zone getting bigger when you aren't looking.
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

      The funny thing about pushing the boundaries of your comfort zone is that, done faithfully and intelligently, you find your comfort zone getting bigger when you aren't looking.
      My long-time mentor (now one of the top earners in a major MLM company) once told me years ago that you will never know your true potential unless you continually cross over and expand your comfort zone.

      There is a huge chasm between an unchallenging "enjoyment" of what you do compared to the exhilaration of victorious achievement through chasing the fading borders of the impossible. Success is essentially this mindset.
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    • Profile picture of the author rbates
      Originally Posted by Profit Donkey View Post


      I never actually weighed in with my own 2 cents; as a company we have been successful with affiliate marketing for a good few years now. I've worked in a wide variety of jobs for a wide variety of companies but doing this offers a whole different level of freedom, and we are free to pick and choose our strategies as we please. I like that.

      I like the buzz I get when I get an idea for a website or a business, and the way that original idea will spin off and create several more, with my mind going into overdrive as I try to scribble it all down on a page. I like devising campaigns, creating social media content, writing blog posts...I like the idea that - for the most part - you get out what you put in. That isn't always the case in every line of work and in that regard I like that (on the whole) online marketing is fair.

      And finally I like the challenge. I like that there is always something new to learn. As I say we are relatively successful in this game, yet there are guys here that have made far bigger amounts than us. It is good to aspire to that, to see how we can keep progressing to those levels; there is always more to learn - even for the rockstars.

      And that's what I like. That's what I enjoy.

      Wow! it looks like you have finally answered your own question.
      Great answer by the way!

      Roadblocks are roadblocks, and whether you are a seasoned marketer
      or fledgling marketer, nobody likes obstacles. The enjoyment of anything,
      including IM, comes from overcoming the obstacles, and obtaining the
      additional freedom and rewards (and money) that comes with
      getting good at marketing.


      As Kay pointed out. . .

      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      Internet marketing truly is a 'dream job' - but many have the dream without doing the job.
      Many well-meaning future IMer's only think that they are doing the job.
      The novice must first learn how to do the job (IM or otherwise).
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      In the 'real' world, what % of people do you think love or even like their 'job.' Why would IM be any different?
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    The Secret sauce to Internet Marketing is to find a niche you are passionate about that way "work" is actually fun and interesting.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    1) if you do not enjoy it, its not for you.

    2) Waking up to sales in my GMAIL inbox, never gets old, better than DRUGS, SEX and ROCK AND ROLL. lol

    IF you are doing thing right, and building a list, i.e. getting leads and saving a list of your buyers, its hard not to love.

    This is more my passions, and they say in and good book you read.

    "if you can find how to make money from you passion, you will never work a day in your life."

    That has worked out quite well for me. I have gone from broke to owning a 6 figure a year business. its not about the money its about having an asset and acheiving so much. In a short space of time.
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  • Profile picture of the author AshenM06
    Internet Marketing is A Part of My Life

    Ashen Madushanka
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  • Profile picture of the author Bkelly301
    If you pick a niche that you're really passionate about (it can be something completely different then the "how to make money" niche), then you will probably find it easier to stick with it. If you can find something that drives to to keep moving forward other than money, then you should probably keep doing that.
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  • Profile picture of the author somenathsen1
    I don't know about other people, but for me YES I love my IM JOB
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  • Profile picture of the author Chelsea adams
    Banned
    In one word="YES"
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  • Profile picture of the author munir ahmed
    Depends,
    Many people come into the online marketing
    thinking of being rich overnight,
    Then after trying gets frustrated of why nothing
    works for them.

    Many think its simple as spamming people and
    they will buy but they get wacked silly which upsets
    them.

    I really enjoy marketing and creating new projects and
    challenging my self.

    What keeps me going in bad times is the awesome
    community you can get into. People who are in the
    same level as you supporting you sharing ideas and
    showing what works and what doesn't.

    Its not about making money all the time, infact its
    more about how you can help others. Thats what
    keep me going.
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  • Profile picture of the author wduarte24
    Usually I don't do digital marketing for other people, only and most for my business which is very presurable. But maybe working for an outside busines sit maybe be stressful.
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  • Profile picture of the author DeciBoy13
    I do both!

    In sale's its more of beating a nail with a hammer over and over again.

    In Marketing, it's more like cooking - you can always try something new and have endless recipes while having fun.

    Personally, I like marketing better but sales is fun sometimes too because I get to speak with the people face to face instead of having a conversation looking through a camera lens.
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  • Profile picture of the author MValmont
    I absolutely love it. I love the process, I love the freedom.

    The best decision I've ever made was to quit my job in Finance to pursue online marketing full time ( I was making more money with online marketing anyways )
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  • Profile picture of the author lamisha
    yapppp...people love it.
    but Web showcasing will be not for anyone. If you need true enthusiasm for web marketing, you'll need an indestructible inspiration Furthermore determination should succeed. Victory internet is not easy, you've got on strive.

    That's all you require anyway, Exactly particular case huge hit What's more its done.
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  • Could be a noo Hollywood blockbuster, I guess.

    Hero is an INTERNET MARKETER, duellin' with CONFORMITY an' INNER DEMONS SAY YOU JUS' DELOODIN' UR SELF.

    All drama thrives on conflict, passion an' connection — so IMAGINE how AUDIENCES WORLDWIDE gonna FEEL when

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    got bought up by ballet dancers

    and now...

    the only available Budweisers in the Jayphenom cooler number jus' ONE MORE than the dollars in the Jayphenom ENTREPRENOOR BANK ACCOUNT!!!

    FFS, why ain't Spielberg on this winna?
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    Lightin' fuses is for blowin' stuff together.

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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Marcell
    Most internet marketers who're actually successful will say they enjoy it. When you help other people to succeed - there's no better feeling.

    I think a lot of that stress comes from information overload. People don't have a profitable system in place yet that will make them money.

    So, they usually end up spending more money than they earn.

    Starting an online business is hard work. And for the people who don't enjoy the process of winning, then I guess they would feel the same about any business pursuit.
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    • Profile picture of the author Javisito
      Originally Posted by Chris Marcell View Post

      Most internet marketers who're actually successful will say they enjoy it. When you help other people to succeed - there's no better feeling.

      I think a lot of that stress comes from information overload. People don't have a profitable system in place yet that will make them money.

      So, they usually end up spending more money than they earn.

      Starting an online business is hard work. And for the people who don't enjoy the process of winning, then I guess they would feel the same about any business pursuit.
      To put it simple, it's enjoyable if you are successful and if you're not it's a pain.

      Isn't that true with most things or is it just me?

      Loosing weight - nice to succeed depressing not too.

      Dating women - lovely when you get them but sucks if all you get is rejection.

      And so on...
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    • Profile picture of the author quadagon
      Most internet marketers who're say they are successful will say they enjoy it, especially while promoting an offer in their sig.
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      I've got 99 problems but a niche ain't one
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