Also, long enough to have learned that a lot of the stuff you read here simply IS NOT TRUE.
It seems as though almost every day I'll run across someone trying to "add value" by posting some method or tip that they used to make hundreds of dollars within 30 minutes.
And while I know that it is certainly possible to do such a thing if you're EXPERIENCED and have a proven track record, most of the time these threads are being posted by people that have all of 20 posts and have been on the forum for less than a month.
The worst part about this is that there becomes a trend among newbies to comment and say how much the OP helped and blah blah blah..
It's downright MISLEADING to the people trying to get into this business with a legitimate desire for success.
The reality is this:
INTERNET MARKETING TAKES LOTS OF WORK
IM is very front end heavy. What I mean by this is that you have to put a LOT of work into your business before you can just "whip up a guide and make 10,000.00 in 3 days". And even after you've put in hundreds of hours of work and experience learning and testing, the chances of you whipping out a guide and blowing the roof off of your bank account are slim.
So, from now on... If I don't believe you, I'm calling you on it. I'm tired of the gross spread of misinformation contaminating this community. People are so scared of confrontation that they just want to look the other way and let LIARS MISLEAD people that have a legitimate business interest.