Is it still possible to start online marketing in 2018 and be successful?

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Isn't it becoming more and more difficult to make money online as the years go on?

Do new people that come in with zero experience have a chance to succeed at making a living off of passive income?

Is the passive income dream lifestyle dead?
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  • Profile picture of the author jeffreydale
    No way. Definitely not dead.

    Pick a business model and lazer focus on it. Don't get shiney object syndrome.

    Ecommerce/Shopify
    CPA
    Affiliate Marketing
    Email Marketing
    Personal Branding
    YouTube
    Amazon FBA

    I'd pick one and try to master it.. then use the capital to invest into other business adventures.
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      From time to time, there will be always new competitors, new challenges, new experiences, new chances, new methods, new trends, new blah blah blah.
      No matter whatever your experiences, you will always have a chance to succeed as long as you willing to learn and do some actions.
      Never Give Up!
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    Go ahead give it a try. You never know what can turn up and you will never know unless you have tried it.
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  • Hi Jake,

    Of course, you can start online marketing, but you will need to focus which marketing do you want, is it:

    Email marketing
    Internet marketing
    Affiliate marketing
    Amazon
    Ecommerce
    Digital marketing
    SEO/PPC
    Remote marketing
    App marketing etc

    There is a lot of marketing online, it's up to you to choose and focus just on one. Let's say that you want to open a new site for Amazon affiliate, you would need to think about the domain, hosting, GREAT content, backlinks, YouTube video promotion, Social Media promotion and the greatest of everything, you would need to choose the niche with the lowest competition and biggest compensation. You need to balance between how hard is to get to the 1st page of Google and how much you could potentially earn.

    There are a lot of factors in every aspect, but try to focus just on one and be persistent.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    Isn't it becoming more and more difficult to make money online as the years go on?
    Maybe. It certainly has changed.

    Do new people that come in with zero experience have a chance to succeed at making a living off of passive income?
    Is a myth, unless you have a rich benefactor who sends you a check every month, just because.

    Is the passive income dream lifestyle dead?
    Something that never existed cannot die (see above reference to rich benefactor).

    If you have what it takes you can earn a comfortable living working online. Be aware that 95-98 percent of people who think they have what it takes find out the hard way, they don't.

    The only way to find out is to start.

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    • Profile picture of the author HarrieB
      Originally Posted by Brent Stangel View Post

      Maybe. It certainly has changed.



      Is a myth, unless you have a rich benefactor who sends you a check every month, just because.



      Something that never existed cannot die (see above reference to rich benefactor).

      If you have what it takes you can earn a comfortable living working online. Be aware that 95-98 percent of people who think they have what it takes find out the hard way, they don't.

      The only way to find out is to start.

      Brent
      Completely disagree with you. I have android apps created 2 years back and they still give me passive income. I haven't even updated those even once..
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  • Profile picture of the author superowid
    Everything still works good. But 2018 may be the best time for video marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Pratik Sorate
    E-commerce is very fast growing industry many online sellers making their own website. Because of this digital marketing is needed for branding, marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author kursat
    Depends on how much time and work you are committed to give. Many people try something out and then give up after not seeing the results in a short time. Working from home and working online needs time, just like any other business.

    Happy New Year!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    Originally Posted by Jake Green View Post

    Isn't it becoming more and more difficult to make money online as the years go on?

    Do new people that come in with zero experience have a chance to succeed at making a living off of passive income?

    Is the passive income dream lifestyle dead?
    Personally I don't believe in "passive" income...the market always moves on and you need to change to not just keep up with but get ahead of the times.

    What you see successful people do over and over again is make some money in a fast way...then put it into real estate where it makes them money slowly. Why do they do this? The fast way is high work, high risk; the real estate is less work, lower risk. That's a lot more "passive."

    Could you set up a funnel for an evergreen niche, something that's intrinsically tied into human nature (eg. dating, basic money management, how to have a fulfilling life)..."set and forget"? I guess you could. I can visualize that funnel. Like any funnel, it has to have Traffic, which means you need to be pumping a steady flow of money into the advertising. But what happens when your ads get saturated? Their effectiveness drops off. What happens when your target market moves like a school of fish (as they often do) to a new platform? What happens when the platform, even if your ads are doing well, suddenly changes the rules (oh they would NEVER do that--YouTube :-O )?

    That's why I say passive income is a myth. Oh, I'm sure people will come on brandishing their examples of making a few bucks here and there but are you surviving off that? I doubt it. And "passive"? The funnel breaks. The market shifts. Toilets overflow and piping needs fixing. Whatever field you're in, you're going to have to do some work. Are there ideas you have to do less work in than other ideas? Sure. But the idea of "set and forget", zero work, I sit on a beach and collect the check?

    You wanna do that?

    Invent something millions of people want, license production, marketing and sales out, and THEN maybe you can sit on your butt collecting checks. Ah, but what will you end up doing then? That money has to be managed. You have to invest it. Probably in low risk, reasonable rate of return investments...and where will you find those? Who are you willing to trust your long term financial stability to? Really? Nahh. Not some "advisor" who probably has less in the bank than you do. Oh look: you're back at work again.

    There is no escape. One way or another, you're gonna have to work.
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    Statistically, most fail at making a living marketing online, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't try. Some will succeed and maybe it will be you.

    IMO, you want to learn to drive targeted traffic and build responsive email lists. Everything else you can optimize and improve.

    As everyone has stated there really is no such thing as passive income. You could build a business that has employees or VA's and you can just oversee it or eventually replace yourself.

    Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave d
    I actually think 2018 could provide more opportunity than ever, as each year more and more people and business go online.

    Also you could argue that newbies have an advantage. Your coming in with a blank canvas and fresh ideas rather than others who have perhaps tried and failed and are not mentally in the right place and dont have the right attitude.
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  • Profile picture of the author DWaters
    "Is it still possible to start online marketing in 2018 and be successful?"

    I am amazed and flabbergasted that someone would actually ask this question.

    The last time I checked a lot of people, more that ever, are buying things online. This is increasing dramatically and is projected to continue to increase.

    To be successful you need to do your research, set up an intelligent marketing program, plan it properly and execute it correctly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Originally Posted by Jake Green View Post

    Do new people that come in with zero experience have a chance to succeed at making a living off of passive income?

    With all due respect Jake, you've been a member here for 4 years and you shouldn't be asking questions about whether people can succeed online if you've spent time on the forum and paid attention to what is going on. You should be an example (by now) of someone that has started a business and is making money at some level.

    If these questions you're asking are for you, I can tell you that the longer you wait to get focused and going on something . . . anything . . . the harder it's going to be for you to succeed. It's not too late. You can build some income streams ("passive" is largely a misnomer) if you will apply what you have learned and move forward.

    Online business is all about you and less about your environment and timing. Immerse yourself NOW! If you continue wondering if success really is possible, it's always going to remain "the impossible dream" for you.

    Good luck in 2018!

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  • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
    Originally Posted by Jake Green View Post

    Is the passive income dream lifestyle dead?
    For something to be declared dead, it once had to have actually been alive.

    There is no such thing as passive income in the way that you more than likely envision it. Best to look for something that will give you recurring income with little effort going forward, once the initial blood, sweat, tears and hard work to get in in place are behind you. Even that is most difficult and attained by not as many people you would like to think, or that claim to have done so.

    Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author IPLease
    If you are willing to work your tail off, then it is not impossible! Do your research and have a plan and you can succeed.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardworker2013
    Don't give up hope, find a Internet Guru and get some 1 on 1 coaching! That is the best and Quickest way to start making some passive income.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Originally Posted by Jake Green View Post

    Isn't it becoming more and more difficult to make money online as the years go on?

    Do new people that come in with zero experience have a chance to succeed at making a living off of passive income?

    Is the passive income dream lifestyle dead?
    It's not becoming more difficult. Pick a small niche, make sure it's rabid, create products for it, throw in a high price ticket item, and repeat. The *magic* in the process is NOT what you sell. It's all about the starving crowd, and there's alot of starving people out there.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi Jake,

    Nope, it is not more difficult than it ever was. It is challenging though.

    But success comes to people who are online for the right reasons. Meaning if you want to earn a living - aka get money to the full time level - you need to spend years doing the requisite giving - aka studying and learning and practicing and creating and connecting - and backing that giving with a generous, largely detached energy, to become a full time online entrepreneur.

    The passive income dream is a skill, and you must develop that skill over years, to become pro.

    Do you believe it'd be difficult to become a pro basketball player or pro baseball player? Of course; it takes years to develop sufficient skills to outshine most of folks, to become a pro. Ditto with being an online entrepreneur.

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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
      Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post

      But success comes to people who are online for the right reasons. Meaning if you want to earn a living - aka get money to the full time level - you need to spend years doing the requisite giving - aka studying and learning and practicing and creating and connecting - and backing that giving with a generous, largely detached energy, to become a full time online entrepreneur.
      Well, that's one way - but nobody has to spend years learning, connecting and giving before they start earning a living.

      The question asked in the OP was whether it was still possible to start online marketing in 2018 and be successful, to which the only possible answer is: of course. How could it not be? Every day more and more people come online. Every day people grow more comfortable using the internet to buy products and services. Selling online has never been easier or more straightforward.

      Remember, not everyone wants to become an internet superstar with millions of followers. Those are the outliers and, by definition, a rare breed. But it's perfectly feasible for anyone with an ounce of business acumen and dedication to start an online business from scratch and be earning a living within a matter of months.

      It's about time we stopped treating the internet like some mystical new frontier and began to accept it as an integral part of most people's daily routine. So, to start a new venture, let's forget about passive income dreams, and follow the time-honoured business principles that have served offline businesses so well for centuries. In other words, if we don't have the budget, time or creativity needed to attract customers, we go where those customers are already shopping. Places like eBay, Amazon and Etsy are crammed with eager consumers who are currently spending money every minute of the day. All a new business has to do is provide those buyers with acceptable offers. The only difference between that and an offline retail business is the vastly reduced cost of online set-up. That, and the crucial ability to quickly test and modify offers where necessary.

      Again, that's just one of the many options to make an online living in 2018. And most won't take years to set up, or require you to become the next Gary Vaynerchuk.
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  • Profile picture of the author ezjob
    It's not impossible to make money online for newbies.

    They just have to decide which revenue stream they want to learn.

    It will take some work so, they'll have to decide what type of work they are willing to do on a daily basis.

    If they want passive income they'll have to create a product that people will purchase.

    If that product (software, book, app, etc) is valuable then others (people, websites, etc.) will promote it for them which makes the passive income a reality.
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  • Profile picture of the author smartprofitmoney
    Originally Posted by Jake Green View Post

    Isn't it becoming more and more difficult to make money online as the years go on?

    Do new people that come in with zero experience have a chance to succeed at making a living off of passive income?

    Is the passive income dream lifestyle dead?
    Back in the day I sold Web design only, that was easy, now not as easy, but still very busy, why because I offer things that people need, so I only sell what people need, that is what works.

    So you need to sell what people need, not what you like, but try to sell something that you know about, helps a whole lot, also this business is not easy, only 1% of all marketers make real money, and the rest just post stuff, and never work on anything. So get to work, build something, it's fun
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  • Profile picture of the author HostPython
    Jake, I've been an affiliate marketer for 14 years and I would advise you to forget affiliate marketing and focus on starting a real business. You have more chances of becoming a successful Amazon seller than an affiliate marketer.

    If you really want to go down this path, then focus your effort on creating a website that will attract natural traffic and user generated content. When you have traffic you can always use it to make money. Just don't build a content filled website solely for promoting affiliate links. Those days are gone.

    Also, most of the people on this forum are selling products and services that they want to sell to newbies like you. So be cautious about optimistic opinions here.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    The "passive income dream" is alive, well and booming bigger than ever.

    The reality? Not so much.

    You want truly passive income?

    Follow Jason's suggestion and invest in real estate, then hire a competent property manager.

    Invest in bonds, dividend securities, or some other investment that pays based on investment level rather than effort.

    Buy an annuity that pays monthly for life.

    That's how you make long-term passive income.

    Someone mentioned Android apps. Short term, sure. But those apps are only one OS upgrade away from being useless. Same for any other software that depends on a resource you can't control. Ask all the people who built apps based on Google's Adwords feed. When the feed changed, the apps no longer functioned.

    Could you recover from such a change? Maybe, but then it would no longer be passive.

    Is online marketing more difficult in 2018?

    In some ways, yes. There's more competition, especially in the traditional "evergreen" niches. But doing business online is way, way, way easier than it was when I started out.

    So, not "more" difficult. Just "different" difficult.

    Is it still possible to start in 2018 and still be successful? Yes, I believe so, as a general rule. It's as possible for any given individual to succeed in 2018 as it was in 2008 or 1998. It's also just as possible to fail for any given individual.

    Heck, back in the real Wild, Wild West, some people crossed the continent on foot pulling a cart behind them. (There's a rest stop along I-80 in Nebraska where you can still see traces of the wagon ruts.) Now you can cross the continent in a few days by car or a few hours by plane. Just don't try checking in your pull cart as luggage...
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Is it still possible to start online marketing in 2018 and be successful?
    No
    The internet is full
    Sorry



    (ask better questions)

    ...couldn't resist...
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      No
      The internet is full
      Sorry



      (ask better questions)

      ...couldn't resist...
      Love me some sweet Kate to start the New Year's off on the right start with sarcastic but spot on honesty
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      Don't be sorry; I grabbed the last 2 successful spots left Dec 30th, 2017.

      I am going to use one to have a nice retirement, the other one I'll put in a trust for the kids. Yeah, I'm a softie!


      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      No

      The internet is full
      Sorry



      (ask better questions)

      ...couldn't resist...
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  • Profile picture of the author Adrianne_
    I will never understand why anyone would think
    it's too late to make money online. I mean,
    have we reached the end of the internet or
    something?

    People start and quit their online business
    like it's nothing. With such high attrition, there's
    always going to be room for someone else.
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    Lets tell you something everithing its in the mind and nothing its imposible in this world ,i think IM its not more dificult but its more competitive because many people go in this field .And lets tell you something this its not an easy field ,if it was all people would make IM in this domain succed those who are willing to die for theyr succes . This its a huge mountanin who has the gold very deep inside him and only the people who never give up they arrive to gold . There re also people who just dig a little and they give up and say : **** this dont work and they have right its not an easy task
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
    Re: Is it still possible to start online marketing in 2018 and be successful?
    Providing we have The Internet ... And People on the Planet ... They will always need products and services. And (considering the same value of exchange) ... There will always be opportunities to make money. In 2018 and beyond.
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  • Profile picture of the author nivlare29
    You need to invest and pick what business are planning. Because there alot of businesses out there. If you need help I am here willing to help you.

    My skype is nivlare

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  • Profile picture of the author Clickaine
    It's possible to be successful in 2018. I just think there are a lot of people who thinks it's 'easy money' which is bit truth. Like in any other business, you have to work hard to be successful
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    I don't believe in 'passive' income online. Make money online is a process that involves learning skill sets, honing the craft, following through and having a long term plan.

    Money will always be made online (but by only those who have learned how to do it).
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  • Profile picture of the author kayme
    It's very possible. The only difference being that internet technologies keep changing every year just like any other industry. You just need to adapt your skillset to these changes. Not to mention the fact that you also have to pick a marketing strategy that works for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author extrememan
    There is millions upon millions of people online. There's more than enough room for anybody wanting to create a business online. There is no better time than to start now. Go take action!
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Brindamour
    Jake,

    yes it is still possible, it keeps getting a little easier all the time and more and more sales are being done online. Find a need an fill it!

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  • Profile picture of the author grandetourer
    It may seem like it is becoming more difficult but I believe it is due to changes in the way we have to market today. Just adapt to the changes.

    Yes, anyone with no experience has a chance to succeed making a living off of passive income.

    No the passive income dream lifestyle is not dead!
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by grandetourer View Post

      No the passive income dream lifestyle is not dead!
      It's not dead because it was never alive. Stop feeding people soul-crushing BS. You are not helping them. You are selling them a false promise that you cannot substantiate. Just because you heard it and believe it, does not make it true. It's not, for 99.9% if IM'ers.

      This is where you tell the OP to follow their passion and they will be part of the .1%.
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      Originally Posted by Kingsley Chris View Post

      yes ofcourse.
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  • Profile picture of the author The Niche Man
    It's only late if you're not willing to work hard, focus and be committed to providing extra mile service. All the easy money is pretty much gone, especially if you're new. Otherwise As Kay said, it's full. Lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author aabagail
    Of course it is possible to start Online marketing in 2018 & be successful. There is no doubt about it. If you know how to work here, you will be gain. On the flip side if you do not know how to work here, you will fail. So success or, Fail depends on your skill. I think I make you understand.
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  • Profile picture of the author anayb
    Originally Posted by Jake Green View Post

    Isn't it becoming more and more difficult to make money online as the years go on?

    Do new people that come in with zero experience have a chance to succeed at making a living off of passive income?

    Is the passive income dream lifestyle dead?
    Being successful in 2018 won't be rocket science, but it won't as easy as falling off a log, either; otherwise, we'd all be swimming in dough.

    Did you notice there's so much information all over the map? It may help you get started more easily, but you have no competitive differentiation SINCE everyone has access to it. So, starting a business on readily available information may be easy, but success will be hard, really hard, especially in 2018. Look for other routes i.e. schooling, mentoring and real-world experience; they may be hard, but they make success that much easier.
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  • Profile picture of the author jay walters
    Hayle no!

    Passive income is well and alive. And I completely agree with what mostly everyone has said here.

    Might I add that it's also a good idea to really dig deep into one very profitable "SKILL."

    If you notice, a lot of the industry giants / gurus / leaders / #whateveryouwannacall them has a level of mastery in this skill.

    It's useful no matter what field in the online business community you wanna engage in, and dominate!

    And it also pays the bills... and them some, when you're starting out.

    Get into the top 10% of this sorta-exclusive-club and you could retire early.
    Be in the top 2%, and you can command six to seven figure fees!

    Anyway... no matter what happens, having "Copywriting" as a core foundation as you build passive income, is a good idea.

    Another upside is, you can use this SKILL as you build your passive income online asset - thingamajig.

    Go for it. You have lots of options, that's why it can be confusing sometimes.

    But dig in and do the work. It's always worth the effort!

    Rock on!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author everycloud
    My experience is that it is difficult to get started making money online initially.

    There is a lot of training out there that doesn't teach up to date methods. I think a lot of people get overwhelmed with information overload and lack a direction to go in or a plan to follow.

    You also have to factor in that many people do not have the tenacity to stick at something until they find out how to do it well.

    Those who are prepared to seek out the best training, to absorb it and then to take massive action on what they have learnt can definitely make it happen. That is the case even with zero experience.

    What you have to do is learn from those who do have the experience. Get the best training you can and network.

    If you work hard over time you can build passive income, but some upfront work is needed.

    My opinion is that passive income supports new affiliate marketing activities - you will need to continue to spend a few hours per day maintaining your business, keeping up to date with new methods and finding new ways to advance your business. You cannot just set it up at the outset and then sit back and do nothing.

    The best way through to success for 2018 is probably video marketing. I think that it may well be the best way to make passive income online at the moment. Paid traffic to YouTube videos which promote affiliate products seems to be the current hot way to earn.

    Not sure how long it will last but for now, it seems to work well.
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by everycloud View Post

      My opinion is that passive income supports new affiliate marketing activities - you will need to continue to spend a few hours per day maintaining your business, keeping up to date with new methods and finding new ways to advance your business. You cannot just set it up at the outset and then sit back and do nothing.
      That doesn't sound very 'passive' to me. Where I come from, we refer to that as an 'ongoing commitment' or, work.

      Thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author helisell
    Sorry to disappoint everybody but success online
    officially finished on Dec 31st 2017.

    They've run out of everything, ideas, products,
    people wanting to learn online....the whole kit
    and kaboodle. If you didn't make it through the
    door before new years day....you've had it.

    Stop trying. Go git a job. Us who got here before
    you have got started, have got it all sewn up....
    standing room only, sorry you've missed the boat.
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    Making Calls To Sell Something? What are you actually saying?
    Is there any room for improvement? Want to find out?

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  • Profile picture of the author Ronkar
    There are some fantastic people out there that offer great affiliate programs and there's those that are out to scam you to line their own pockets.

    The passive income dream is definitely not dead.

    What are your goals other than passive income?

    Do some digging around and learn as much as you can about whatever it is you want to market and get obsessed with it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jake Green
      Thx for your reply

      My goals other than to make passive income are:

      - Want to be able to travel and use only my laptop to work.
      - I want to make 200k per year net (I dont care if it takes me 20 years to get there... thats my "number")
      - I want to create online courses that truly help the people in my niche.
      - And id like to do some coaching (only thing i dont like about coaching is trading time for money :s)
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  • Profile picture of the author Maxxx333
    Nah Jake you can't say this, it's not dead, everything is still possible, you just have to learn on the right things that will be helpful for you to handle this out, but moreover chose the right niche to work with, set your campaign very well, not forget to learn about the tools that could be helpful to you to handle the campaign properly, and for sure with some hard work you could make it dude. Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Wingsofsuccess1
    It will never die.
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      I know a guy who said exactly that about disco music way back.. Are you saying making money online is going the way disco music did?

      Originally Posted by Wingsofsuccess1 View Post

      It will never die.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fadiyah Sameh
    Well customers these days are difficult to engage and that is the reason eCommerce owners are struggling to address issues like cart abandonment. And on top of it, if it is a new eCommerce store, which often operates on a low budget, eCommerce marketing becomes a greater challenge. Driving traffic to eCommerce store is a costly affair and one often gets confused as to which among digital marketing, SEO and other marketing channels will give them the desired outcome.

    New comers and also small business owners should find creative ways to do marketing. I strongly recommend them to check this article. It listed some brilliant tips.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Ballano
      Outstanding article! Much more info available on the site as well, thank you!
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  • Profile picture of the author KindaichiShota
    Its better to give it a try at least...
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    • Profile picture of the author Jake Green
      that's why i started this post... I have been working my ass off for more than a year on my blog and have got VERY few results (like only 23 people on my email list kinda results).

      And was wondering if it was my fault for not doing sum correctly or if IM is just over-saturated or something...

      People seem to be saying its doable though
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      • Profile picture of the author KindaichiShota
        You are right.
        It is hard to reach your targets but many people are getting success. Few of my friends are in this sectors and they are achieving good success rates. Currently they crossed almost 4 years and now they are getting results.
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  • Profile picture of the author Wingsofsuccess1
    Just pick ONE thing and focus only on that for 6 full months to a year. Then ask this question...or better yet you wouldn't ask this question if at any point over the past 4 years you focused on one thing for over 6 months.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jake Green
      well thats why i had posted the question in the first place... its cause i have been working on my blog (creating articles, promoting them, engaging in facebook groups, making lots of yt videos) , and nothing seems to be working... i still have only about 100 visite to my website per month and im feeling extremly discouraged
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  • Profile picture of the author VidasVegas
    Stupid question everyone successful marketer started with zero experience including me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tsnyder
    Originally Posted by Jake Green View Post

    Isn't it becoming more and more difficult to make money online as the years go on?

    Do new people that come in with zero experience have a chance to succeed at making a living off of passive income?

    Is the passive income dream lifestyle dead?
    I've been on this forum since 2003... online years before that. I started marketing
    online in the old usenet newsgroups... I doubt you know what that is... LOL

    Anyway... every January for all those years this very same question is asked
    by someone thinking about dipping their toe in the water.

    The answer is simple... no, it is not becoming more and more difficult
    to make money online as the years pass. Quite the opposite. There are
    exponentially more opportunities now than ever before.

    As for people with zero experience... nothing has changed about that. People
    with zero experience have zero chance of making serious money until they get
    some experience. You have to fail a few times in order to ultimately succeed.
    Those who understand that have a small chance of succeeding. Those who don't
    understand that have no chance of succeeding.

    The passive income lifestyle is not dead but it is largely a myth.
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    If you knew what I know you'd be doing what I do...
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  • Profile picture of the author uncia
    I think in a sense for a newbie starting out it is easier to make money online, than for an experience person.
    As a newbie you are like a clean sheet, you don't have any biases towards what works and what doesn't, you just go for it. This makes it easier to experiment, try new methods, new techniques.
    As opposed to an experience marketer (no all of us course), who might be too fixated on the methods he learned long time ago.
    It is more difficult to change when you have all that baggage.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by Jake Green View Post

    Isn't it becoming more and more difficult to make money online as the years go on?

    Do new people that come in with zero experience have a chance to succeed at making a living off of passive income?

    Is the passive income dream lifestyle dead?
    No. This is a myth.
    Since I've started, I've been hearing this and it's been wrong since then and is still wrong.

    Things are always changing but there are still tons of ways to make money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Judey
    Yeah it's possible .

    Find a system that works and stick to it till you get postive results.

    Model the successful Entrepreneurs you look up to and follow their guide.

    Because, if you do what other successful people do, over and over again, nothing can stop you from eventually enjoying the same rewards that they do. But if you don't do what successful people do, nothing can help you.

    So stick to what works and model the successful entrepreneurs you look up to.
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by Judey View Post

      Yeah it's possible .
      Tried to receive the book offered in your signature. Three attempts using 3 different emails. Nothing. Not in spam!
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      "He not busy being born, is busy dying." - Bob Dylan • "I vibe with the light-dark point. Heavy." - Words that Bob Dylan wishes he had written.

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