Your Biggest Problem in Internet Marketing?

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Worriors,

Would you like to share your biggest problem(s) that you are currently facing while trying to make money online?

Here's why:

I think that your thoughts in this thread could be used by those who enjoy creating products and services in order to solve the problems.

Or perhaps, the solutions to your problems already exists, but you don't know it yet? So, I invite everyone to share your thoughts and help each other.

Gerardas
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  • Profile picture of the author gskesavan
    The biggest problem that I face is getting my backlinks indexed. This seems to be a painful process for me, especially for highly competitive keywords. I've not been able to rank my keywords in the first page for a long time now as I'm not using EZA anymore, I'm using another article directory. Sometimes I get really high rank, but the next day it goes off from the first page itself.

    So, someone who is good at indexing backlink can lend me some help I hope.
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    • Profile picture of the author um1001
      Originally Posted by gskesavan View Post

      The biggest problem that I face is getting my backlinks indexed. This seems to be a painful process for me, especially for highly competitive keywords. I've not been able to rank my keywords in the first page for a long time now as I'm not using EZA anymore, I'm using another article directory. Sometimes I get really high rank, but the next day it goes off from the first page itself.

      So, someone who is good at indexing backlink can lend me some help I hope.
      This resonates with me for sure. It is one of the toughest problems I face. I have great backlinks from high PR sites that seem to take forever to get indexed.

      Never seems to help if I use social media unless it goes viral, which has happened 2 or 3 times.
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  • Profile picture of the author winebuddy
    THE #1 Biggest Problem IMers face:

    (drumroll please).........

    Distractions/Procrastination

    I know what I want to do, I can see myself doing it, I know it will only take 10 or 15 minutes of concentrated effort....

    BUT

    I have to check my stats, check my email, check in here at WF, etc.

    An hour later - that 15 minute task still remains undone.
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    • Profile picture of the author diamondseeker
      Originally Posted by winebuddy View Post

      THE #1 Biggest Problem IMers face:

      (drumroll please).........

      Distractions/Procrastination

      I know what I want to do, I can see myself doing it, I know it will only take 10 or 15 minutes of concentrated effort....

      BUT

      I have to check my stats, check my email, check in here at WF, etc.

      An hour later - that 15 minute task still remains undone.
      Sounds like you need a plan.

      Plan what you need to do tomorrow today.
      Give yourself a time limit for each task.
      Use a timer to make sure you get the task completed in the amount of time set for the task.

      Follow the schedule and do not stray.

      You will find that you get stuff done much faster this way.
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      • Profile picture of the author winebuddy
        Originally Posted by diamondseeker View Post

        Sounds like you need a plan.

        Plan what you need to do tomorrow today.
        Give yourself a time limit for each task.
        Use a timer to make sure you get the task completed in the amount of time set for the task.

        Follow the schedule and do not stray.

        You will find that you get stuff done much faster this way.
        I'm not saying that I DON'T get it done... I do. But it takes about 5 times longer than it should take.

        I sat down yesterday and got the coffee in me and cranked out 3 video segments in about 2 hours - so I can do it.

        It's just that the distractions usually cost me tons of man hours. Sometimes I think I just need to disable my wireless card
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    • Profile picture of the author lilgrace
      Originally Posted by winebuddy View Post

      THE #1 Biggest Problem IMers face:

      (drumroll please).........

      Distractions/Procrastination

      I know what I want to do, I can see myself doing it, I know it will only take 10 or 15 minutes of concentrated effort....

      BUT

      I have to check my stats, check my email, check in here at WF, etc.

      An hour later - that 15 minute task still remains undone.
      My problem exactly!
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    • Profile picture of the author tommen
      Originally Posted by winebuddy View Post

      THE #1 Biggest Problem IMers face:

      (drumroll please).........

      Distractions/Procrastination

      I know what I want to do, I can see myself doing it, I know it will only take 10 or 15 minutes of concentrated effort....

      BUT

      I have to check my stats, check my email, check in here at WF, etc.

      An hour later - that 15 minute task still remains undone.


      This is so familiar to me.I know exactly what I have to do, but it so easy to play online games, check stats or something else that is totally unproductive.Work first, play later...
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnPark
      I find myself in the same boat at times. It's seems like something drawing you to do it. It seems like you're trying to find booster rather than doing a task that might be boring or tedious. I write out a plan the day before and stick to it, crossing off each one as I go down the list. Make sure you also write checking email, stats and all those ohter distractions on your list, but at the bottom of the page. This will give you an incentive to complete your tasks. It's like having something to look forward too. It'll help drive you to complete your tasks. I hope this helps and Good Luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author DogScout
      Originally Posted by winebuddy View Post

      THE #1 Biggest Problem IMers face:

      (drumroll please).........

      Distractions/Procrastination

      I know what I want to do, I can see myself doing it, I know it will only take 10 or 15 minutes of concentrated effort....

      BUT

      I have to check my stats, check my email, check in here at WF, etc.

      An hour later - that 15 minute task still remains undone.
      Stop reading my mind please
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    • Profile picture of the author achivement84
      Originally Posted by winebuddy View Post

      THE #1 Biggest Problem IMers face:

      (drumroll please).........

      Distractions/Procrastination

      I know what I want to do, I can see myself doing it, I know it will only take 10 or 15 minutes of concentrated effort....

      BUT

      I have to check my stats, check my email, check in here at WF, etc.

      An hour later - that 15 minute task still remains undone.
      I agree with you, at many times i lose my time that way :p, especilly when i find an interesting e-mail or something need to be followed.
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      • Profile picture of the author Mitro
        Right now my biggest problem is probably being impatient waiting for the results. Taking action used to be a problem, but not anymore.
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        • Profile picture of the author John Cabral
          Originally Posted by Mugil View Post

          Right now my biggest problem is probably being impatient waiting for the results. Taking action used to be a problem, but not anymore.
          I agree and find that sometimes that will lead me to abandon one project and start another.
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  • Profile picture of the author butters
    I am in the same boat as winebuddy. I am new to IM and still haven't made any money really but I don't see that being my biggest problem, its staying focused which is and will be my biggest problem and then secondly it would be making money.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gerardas Norkus
      Originally Posted by butters View Post

      I am in the same boat as winebuddy. I am new to IM and still haven't made any money really but I don't see that being my biggest problem, its staying focused which is and will be my biggest problem and then secondly it would be making money.
      Yes, focusing is oftentimes tough, but whenever I come up with a plan that I think should be a win/win situation for both myself and my customers, I usually "just do it".

      And it's really upsetting when I find out that all my work is wasted because my idea just don't work. And this happens often, although I sometimes do some tweaks to improve conversions.

      So, in this case for me the real problem is no lack of focus but finding and implementing a strategy that really works.
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  • Profile picture of the author NetInvestor
    my biggest problem is to get backlinks indexed... The problem on this is...it should be quality backlinks..

    cheers,

    patrick
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  • Profile picture of the author Sandycmy
    I mean SERIOUS Money ! I got the set upand infrastructure, I got my employees and I got some of the best courses, PLR's, WSO's ... etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author SeanSupplee
    Time and money to outsource = headach trying to balance the two is a pain lol I like to do things on my own and end up spending about 16 hours a day in front of this thing just cranking out data, promotion, content and so forth. I do try to outsource now but finding a good price and someone to get the job done right tends to almost take as long as if i just do it myself. Not sure if anyone else has this issue lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Trev_23
    Taking action.
    Although i'm gradually on my way.
    Just bought in to the 'war room' so that will help me out a lot!
    Being so overwhelmed by all the hundreds of different strategies to make money its hard to set my mind on a particular thing...still undecided
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  • Profile picture of the author bryanps
    Right now I really want to be visible on the search engines. Looking up on SEO and trying to read articles and apply what I've read.

    I guess for me its perseverance and trying to achieve goals everyday. Its hard at first to even get sign ups. But I'll get there.


    Cheers!
    Bryan
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  • Profile picture of the author Ruth P
    Like the poster above, the overwhelming feeling you get from all the different methods available is something that's really held me back. Finally, though, I am settling down and focusing on just a few things at a time. In fact, I'm still cutting it down. Focusing on one thing at a time for at least a period of a few weeks has really helped me.

    Another problem for me is focus. I find it hard to stay focused throughout the day. Before I know it, I've wasted time checking stats etc like winebuddy said above. To help this, I think about why I'm doing this. What do I want my life to be like in the future? Why working now will pay off in the future. Still struggling, but it helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Wealthy Moron
    My biggest problem is impatience. Intellectually, I know Rome wasn't built in a day and the profits will come in time but my gut says "Hurry up"! I am not in a financial crunch and I can afford to wait but there is still that little devil inside of me that wants to see instant results
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    • Profile picture of the author kfilliez
      Originally Posted by Wealthy Moron View Post

      My biggest problem is impatience. Intellectually, I know Rome wasn't built in a day and the profits will come in time but my gut says "Hurry up"! I am not in a financial crunch and I can afford to wait but there is still that little devil inside of me that wants to see instant results

      I'm way impatient too...especially when my computer decides to go through updates or a website is super slow loading...it really T'S me off....why can't the thing update at 3am and why aren't all websites backed by super fast servers????

      It Drives Me Nuts!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ruth P
    Oooh yeah I bet we all have an element of that impatience
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  • Profile picture of the author peterjames
    My main concern is driving traffic.

    Previously I was using Google Adwords and able to drive 100+ visitors per day to my MLM website. But now it just generate me around 5-10 visitors with the same keyword I was using previously.

    I think the online marketing change way too fast. The blog comment marketing as well, most of the blog owners are now don't like the blog comment name with keyword. They will just remove it if you put your name with keyword. :-(

    Those ebook that teach driving traffic will be outdated fast and most of them never update the latest information.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Powers
    Maybe the biggest problem for me is the competitor.They are too strong.Also we don't have that power to compete with them.And we also need innovation and more advantages so that we can be distinctive.It needs time and devotion,I know.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      My biggest problem?

      Trying to figure out what my biggest problem is.

      After close to 7 years of being at this, and finally at a point where it seems
      so damn easy, I wonder if there are things I could do that won't take too
      much time and effort (I really HATE working now) that will maybe squeeze
      out a few extra bucks each month.

      But I look at what I know and what I do, and I can't for the life of me
      figure out (short of just outsourcing everything [which leads to bigger
      headaches]) what I can do.

      So that's my biggest problem...trying to figure it out.
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  • Profile picture of the author Online Bliss
    My biggest problem is getting Google Adsense back.
    I have never commited click fraud but I was kicked off sometime ago.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Cabral
    For me it has always been information overload. Seems like every other day someone is coming up with a new marketing twist and I am left trying to decide which one to use or works that I end up not doing anything.

    Another one would be in generating traffic to my website.

    Darn this IM stuff... :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author Gerardas Norkus
      Originally Posted by actionplanbiz View Post

      converting after they opt in seems to be my challenge
      Oh yes, this one's the toughest!

      I wonder if this problem could be solved by improving the copywriting of sales materials, the whole sales process or by driving lazer targeted traffic?

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  • Profile picture of the author drwhogoesthere
    My biggest problem is my cat. Seriously. When he comes in at 6 in the morning, he wants food, and attention and to back out side then to come back inside only to want to go out again.

    Motivation isn't a problem. I can see where I want to be in 5 years and I will not allolw anything to stop.

    However getting time to do it can be hard. Just when I get fired up I have to go to work. Then I have to try and fit everything in at lunch. But thats why I get up a 6, so that I can make extra time.
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    • Profile picture of the author chackett
      Originally Posted by drwhogoesthere View Post

      My biggest problem is my cat. Seriously. When he comes in at 6 in the morning, he wants food, and attention and to back out side then to come back inside only to want to go out again.
      .
      You'll be on the floor after you watch geesh .. I can't post urls .. go to youtube and search for "Simon's Cat" and watch "TV dinner.


      My biggest problem is a catch 22 of sorts. My real passion is for teaching and instruction. I've been an amateur student of IM and made money and lost money. My talent though is taking technical matter and presenting it in a way regular folks "get it."

      As you can see from my signature, I'm trying to get some traction going with a workshop in Atlanta. Right now I'm finding it difficult to reach my target market cost effectively.

      Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author shaddai
    My biggest problem is staying focused. I have a hard time fighting off the impulses to hit facebook, warriorforum, craigslist, twitter...etc etc. A quick peek to see what's happening always turns into an hour long adventure before it clicks in my head that I'm supposed to be doing something else.
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    • Profile picture of the author drwhogoesthere
      Originally Posted by shaddai View Post

      My biggest problem is staying focused. I have a hard time fighting off the impulses to hit facebook, warriorforum, craigslist, twitter...etc etc. A quick peek to see what's happening always turns into an hour long adventure before it clicks in my head that I'm supposed to be doing something else.
      I have to agree. I want to shoot of a do other things. However I just keep reminding myself of where I will be in 5 years if I follow through now and don't slack off. I keeps me going
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      • Profile picture of the author jan roos
        My biggest problem is getting a website or page that converts. Traffic generation is not that hard but if your site don't convert then you are dead in the water.

        I am sick of wasting days of work on a site and niche only to find out it doesn't convert. If I can get a 1% convertion on my traffic right now then I will be stoked. For instance I have a brand new site and have some traffic with about 160 visitors clicking through on my affilliate link but not 1 sale. The previous site I did was the same thing.

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        • Profile picture of the author Gerardas Norkus
          Originally Posted by jan roos View Post

          My biggest problem is getting a website or page that converts. Traffic generation is not that hard but if your site don't convert then you are dead in the water.
          Do you use a split tester to increase your conversions?

          Usually, only changing your headline may significantly boost your conversions, but you must test...
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  • My biggest problem is that I don't sell. I get traffic, but I can't stomach the thought of writing one of those spammy sales pages. The traffic gets me some AdSense revenue, and I do sell a few of my own products by virtue of virtue, but I don't push like some of the more successful IMers do. Just not comfortable with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author markstiff
    I think the biggest problems most face is learning the ropes. Things like SEO or PPC seems really intimidating to most people. That is why there's a lot of products out there that chrage high amounts to make it easy for most people.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jericho
    Advertising... Bang for Buck. It's tough. You have no money, so you decide to make money, but you need money... to make money.

    Hard to find effective advertising these days without having spare to blow on 'testing;/
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    • Profile picture of the author Alminc
      Being ripped off, at least partly.

      More than a half of services/projects I pay for end up miserably done
      or not done at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vadym
    My biggest problem is having my hundreds of daily backlinks indexed, hands down.

    How the hell does anyone complain about "procrastination" and "being lazy"? Unless you're in IM so that you can save the matinees, and you're not hungry for money, I don't see why motivation should be a problem.

    I mean, if someone has to motivate you to go earn a better life, you should probably be going back to your cubicle, and waiting for that ripe, old age of 65.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dennis-White
      Originally Posted by Vadym View Post

      My biggest problem is having my hundreds of daily backlinks indexed, hands down.

      How the hell does anyone complain about "procrastination" and "being lazy"? Unless you're in IM so that you can save the matinees, and you're not hungry for money, I don't see why motivation should be a problem.

      I mean, if someone has to motivate you to go earn a better life, you should probably be going back to your cubicle, and waiting for that ripe, old age of 65.

      well said!
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  • Profile picture of the author matrix1989
    my biggest problem is site building. I KNOW what i want my site to look like ad the features i want, but i have no clue how to do it.......
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    • Profile picture of the author kfilliez
      Getting Everything Perfect....

      I've Set up My Website, Blogs, Affiliates, etc....
      Then I read a book about how someone that has been successful sets all his stuff up and I need to alter a lot of my work to avoid some 'big mistakes.'

      While avoiding the 'big mistakes' is awesome (I would be hampering my future success if I didn't take the advice I read) and essential, it takes away from my advertising and marketing time.

      So, I guess TIME is my biggest problem. While I still work a dreaded day job and juggle kids, I have about 2-3 hours a night to really implement some of my ideas and strategies. It's a fast 2-3 hours.

      It is fun though...the challenge of getting people to care about what you think and do online....I guess that's why we're all here....oh yeah, and the money!!!

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  • Profile picture of the author Mohammad Afaq
    With all the info out there I can't decide where to go.
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  • Profile picture of the author opportunites
    The biggest problem is to drive constantly a lot of traffic daily!
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    • Profile picture of the author Gerardas Norkus
      Originally Posted by opportunites View Post

      The biggest problem is to drive constantly a lot of traffic daily!
      But if your traffic converts well to sales, you can buy lots of it.
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  • Profile picture of the author zcx
    Backlinks in general, and getting them indexed in specific. Also, I seem to be running into a lot of conflicting ideas about backlinks - whether it's worth it to get no-follows, how many at a time it's safe to accumulate, whether Google will sandbox a new site because it gets too many backlinks to quickly, etc. I've seen good arguments for both sides of all those things, and I think I'm a little confused.
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  • Profile picture of the author ddistco
    I would have to say staying focused on one task before going to the next urgent product launch or JV opportunity. I thought that there was something going on with me in that I just would move to another thing that looked good and that I wanted to learn about. Next thing I know, I'm still working on the same project and a month as gone by.
    UGH, I wouldn't give up the IM for anything though :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author JonMills
    Right now its finding a autoresponder service that lets the user select the days of the week for email. I think constant contact does it so my problem might be solved
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    • Profile picture of the author Gerardas Norkus
      Originally Posted by JonMills View Post

      Right now its finding a autoresponder service that lets the user select the days of the week for email. I think constant contact does it so my problem might be solved
      With Aweber you can select any day, hour and minute for your emails to go.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ron Razor
    My biggest problem is getting JV partners to follow through with their part of the deal. I cannot tell you how many times I have sent promos for jv partners and when its their turn to promote me they just do not.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matias1021
    Can someone explain why my thread got deleted?..it was to get a discussion going, i didnt say anything rude, i didnt call anyone out. I was calmly making a suggestion ...i guess suggestions arent welcome here?
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