You Are Overqualified! Stop Riding The Human Hamster Wheel! You Really Don't have to!

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Listen Carefully: If you know how to read, write, click, copy, paste, browse the Internet, follow directions, download, install, and run a software you are overqualified for "Internet Marketing" nowadays, if you disagree with me on this please answer this question to yourself? Which "Internet Marketing" related courses, ebooks, softwares, or websites are so complex to understand, that a 7 years old kid won't be able to learn to use it or learn from it? You are thinking really hard, aren't you? Let me help a little bit, the only materials I have found being offered by Internet marketers which are a little complex is material related to investing in the stock markets, but wait!, Didn't John Paul Pigeon (now only 14 years old) became an investor at the tender age of 7 after reading the book Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki? Yes he did, so if a 7 year old boy can become a successful investor after reading a book, I don't think anybody have much base to argue against the fact that whoever you are you most likely are overqualified for Internet marketing.

John Paul Pigeon's website here


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  • Profile picture of the author MJ Sterling
    My 8 year old son is getting involved with website building, blogging and video stuff.

    Yep it's so simple even a child can do it.. and do it well.

    What a child can't do is formulate theories on human behaviour, which is a core of marketing.. Internet or otherwise. But the tech stuff, no problem, anyone can do that and learn the rest as they go.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheGraduate
      Originally Posted by MJ Sterling View Post

      My 8 year old son is getting involved with website building, blogging and video stuff.

      Yep it's so simple even a child can do it.. and do it well.

      What a child can't do is formulate theories on human behaviour, which is a core of marketing.. Internet or otherwise. But the tech stuff, no problem, anyone can do that and learn the rest as they go.

      Well, John seems to be doing not too bad figuring out human behavior, he is in charge of his family's finances, check
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    • Profile picture of the author Alex Mensah
      Originally Posted by MJ Sterling View Post

      My 8 year old son is getting involved with website building, blogging and video stuff.

      Yep it's so simple even a child can do it.. and do it well.

      What a child can't do is formulate theories on human behaviour, which is a core of marketing.. Internet or otherwise. But the tech stuff, no problem, anyone can do that and learn the rest as they go.
      I think the key is repetition...what you do once you will forget but do it about 7 times and you are bound to remember it like clockwork. Im is not so much about brains as it is about repetition. The key to mastering any traffic building, production creation, etc is consistent repetition to hound and fine tune your skills. So yes, you can definately teach this to kids and they would get it...even more so teach them the why of things. e.g. why do we build a list etc....
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  • Profile picture of the author Susanna Dodd
    I had thought about getting my kids involved in it too once I get established. Almost like having your kids take over the business, but not cause they'll be doing their own.
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    • Profile picture of the author HomeComputerGames
      Originally Posted by Susanna Dodd View Post

      I had thought about getting my kids involved in it too once I get established. Almost like having your kids take over the business, but not cause they'll be doing their own.
      Your children can be a very valuable asset. Often us "adults" have a way of over complicating things. Sometimes by having your children chip in their 2 cents on whatever it is you are working on they will come up with some very simple, yet fantastic ideas that our over worked minds seem to miss.

      When I was developing software and dynamic sites in the past I would often have my children test the features of the software. They WILL find the bugs in the program as most of us adults try and stay in the scope of what we know. Kids will try anything though. ( I had no idea the program would crash if you rapidly clicked 3 times on the submit button while punching your brother in the arm)

      Yes, our children can be a great asset as they most often think outside the box and are not bound by what us adults "know" to be correct and the only way to do something.
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      • Profile picture of the author TheGraduate
        Originally Posted by HomeComputerGames View Post

        Your children can be a very valuable asset. Often us "adults" have a way of over complicating things. Sometimes by having your children chip in their 2 cents on whatever it is you are working on they will come up with some very simple, yet fantastic ideas that our over worked minds seem to miss.

        When I was developing software and dynamic sites in the past I would often have my children test the features of the software. They WILL find the bugs in the program as most of us adults try and stay in the scope of what we know. Kids will try anything though. ( I had no idea the program would crash if you rapidly clicked 3 times on the submit button while punching your brother in the arm)

        Yes, our children can be a great asset as they most often think outside the box and are not bound by what us adults "know" to be correct and the only way to do something.
        This is true!, not to long ago I came across a product created by kids. The product was called how to fix your xbox 360, it seems that a technician adult had taught them on how to fix xboxes 360, and they went ahead a created a video product on the subject, the product was selling like crazy, they even had an affiliate program set up for other kids to make money promoting the thing. I remember that I felt tempted to promote the product myself, but I decided not to since I was going to be attracting customers who would have otherwise found the kids's affiliate links to the product.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheGraduate
      Originally Posted by Susanna Dodd View Post

      I had thought about getting my kids involved in it too once I get established. Almost like having your kids take over the business, but not cause they'll be doing their own.

      Believe it or not there are many business models (online) which can be completely ran by kids, you will be surprised at how fast they can attract fans to their businesses. Many kids are real masters at online social networking. It was only a couple of years ago that one of the most powerful affiliate networks company had Harrison Gevirtz (only a 15 years old) as his most powerful super affiliate, the guy was the CEO of his own company at such a young age. I remember this because I happen to keep one of his media interviews as a Favorited video in my youtube channel
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  • Profile picture of the author freelikehell
    Yea, the techy stuff (clicking, copying, pasting etc) can be done by a 7 year old. Its the 'thinking of ideas', 'developing business strategies', 'investing', 'creating business relationships' part that the 7 year old falls asleep while doing.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheGraduate
      Originally Posted by freelikehell View Post

      Yea, the techy stuff (clicking, copying, pasting etc) can be done by a 7 year old. Its the 'thinking of ideas', 'developing business strategies', 'investing', 'creating business relationships' part that the 7 year old falls asleep while doing.

      Well, The thread is called "You Are Overqualified..", it is supposed to be a thread to inspired those who feel intimidated by many of us out there portraying "Internet Marketing" as an activity for NASA engineers. No, I do not believe that there are many 7 years old kids around here or reading this thread
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      • Profile picture of the author Flipfilter
        Originally Posted by TheGraduate View Post

        Well, The thread is called "You Are Overqualified..", it is supposed to be a thread to inspired those who feel intimidated by many of us out there portraying "Internet Marketing" as an activity for NASA engineers. No, I do not believe that there are many 7 years old kids around here or reading this thread
        ..very true, but the hard part for most new marketing people isn't the knowledge required - it's the consistent and focused application.

        They would probably be a ton more success stories if people just stuck with a good idea and applied the basics over and over without getting distracted and following a new venture or buying into a new programme.

        Good food for thought all the same though.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarketingSPY
    Internet Marketers are not born - they are made.

    What matters is this; The quality of marketing knowledge you have obtained, desire level and the effort you're willing to put out.

    Bottom line: Nobody was born an Internet Marketer.
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  • Profile picture of the author DogScout
    Taking my 12 yr old grandson to GKIC seminar in Dallas!
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    • Profile picture of the author TheGraduate
      Originally Posted by DogScout View Post

      Taking my 12 yr old grandson to GKIC seminar in Dallas!
      What about that seminar, I have not heard of it?
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  • Profile picture of the author Shaun Lee
    I'd suggest teaching kids about marketing later in life - probably during early teen years.

    Don't take away the happy experiences a child can get during their childhood years. I'll never forgot the experiences when I was a kid.

    -Shaun
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  • Profile picture of the author jazbo
    Let kids be kids, but make sure they are equipped with a positive attitude and "can do" mindset.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      It isn't how difficult the material is.

      It's how lazy and undisciplined people are.
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      • Profile picture of the author TheGraduate
        Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

        It isn't how difficult the material is.

        It's how lazy and undisciplined people are.

        This is true in most cases, but there are also those out there who are just intimidated and really believe that there is some kind of science to being a successful Internet Marketer, if that wasn't the case they would not be paying for $4000+ a seat seminars/courses, Let's be honest, how many of us experienced marketers pay for "expensive" seminars? What new thing are they going to teach me? how to open a Chinese restaurant inside my mouth? I already know how to do that :-)
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      • Profile picture of the author Emily Meeks
        Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

        It isn't how difficult the material is.

        It's how lazy and undisciplined people are.
        Indeed. Anyone can learn it, but doing so as an adult requires that extra effort because it goes against the "mold" they were brought up in - extra effort that many aren't willing to put forth.

        It's easiest to learn anything when you're a kid - an instrument, a second language, and yes, entrepreneurship.
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