What are the most popular misconceptions you have seen in IM

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Just wondering what the most common misconceptions about IM are and your experiences with having to overcome those misconceptions.
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  • Profile picture of the author dadamson
    A lot of what I have learnt as a n00bi was great but the common misconception was that you need to follow the herd in order to succeed.

    While this may be true for some people, I found that following the herd brought no success, it only brought failure.

    As soon as I started doing things my own way, I carved a path and set up a road for the future.
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  • Profile picture of the author E. Brian Rose
    The most common misconception that I see is the belief that there is an IM fairy named Wigayima that shows her face when you purchase a certain course. Upon showing her face, she sprinkles her magic fairy dust on you and without ever having to do any work, you are instantly transformed into a successful Internet marketer.
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    • Profile picture of the author dadamson
      Originally Posted by E. Brian Rose View Post

      The most common misconception that I see is the belief that there is an IM fairy named Wigayima that shows her face when you purchase a certain course. Upon showing her face, she sprinkles her magic fairy dust on you and without every having to do any work, you are instantly transformed into a successful Internet marketer.
      Lol! I fell for that one :p
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    • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
      Originally Posted by E. Brian Rose View Post

      there is an IM fairy named Wigayima
      I'm going to go giggle about this for twenty minutes, because I'm basically twelve.
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    • Profile picture of the author swillion
      Originally Posted by E. Brian Rose View Post

      The most common misconception that I see is the belief that there is an IM fairy named Wigayima that shows her face when you purchase a certain course. Upon showing her face, she sprinkles her magic fairy dust on you and without every having to do any work, you are instantly transformed into a successful Internet marketer.
      That's hilarious Brian Man! This is definitely THE biggest misconception. I've fallen for it enough times that I know better now.

      Building a strong foundation does take a lot of hard work and time.
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  • Profile picture of the author entrepreneurjay
    That making money online is easy. The fact is you have to know what your doing.

    1. How to drive traffic
    2. What products to promote
    3. What niches to go into
    4. How to set up a blog, or website
    5. How to start and build an email list?

    These are a few intangibles off the top of my head. I overcame them by not being lazy, and learning, learning, and then learning some more!

    It gets easier and easier as you get more and more experienced but if your a beginner be prepared for some work on your part.
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  • Profile picture of the author tonydbaker
    I think the most common misconception I've seen, is the idea that if someone buys a $37 course, they can set up some software or something in 10 minutes and start making $100k a year or a month or a day, etc...

    I hate "blind offers" that notoriously do this. Don't get me wrong. There are some great guides that are $37 or less... but like everything else... it takes hard work and some creative flair.

    - Tony
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  • Profile picture of the author CyberSorcerer
    That guru's making $20,000+ a month are selling a course to teach you how to do that for $2,000?

    That's the commission that "I myself" would pay someone for getting me a $20,000 sale not the other way around.

    Just my thoughts.
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  • Profile picture of the author MichaelAppleton
    The most popular has to be what Brian posted above.

    With so many courses offering the world, new comers think it is a done deal they will start to earn money from purchasing the course alone. Without putting in time, work and effort.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brenden Clerget
    People thinking that with no experience, no list, that they can make a million dollars in 21 days.

    Or thinking just because a course is $27, $37 etc. that it's not going to be beneficial. Opposite of what others have said, haha
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    Duplicate Content Penalty

    Websites must have different IP's to pass link popularity

    get rich quick

    work in your pajamas

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    • Profile picture of the author dave147
      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      Duplicate Content Penalty

      Websites must have different IP's to pass link popularity

      get rich quick

      work in your pajamas

      No Work Involved

      All-in-One solution
      Yeah the duplicate content mythconception
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      • Profile picture of the author Vogin
        Just telling the misconceptions as they pop up in my head:
        • autoblogging works
        • duplicate content
        • buying junk CB products to "learn"
        • thinking that filling surveys has anything to do with the IM
        • Ponzi schemes
        • asking for AdSense clicks
        • lying & cheating to make money
        • supposing your clients are idiots / computer robots with credit cards
        • coming to the WF and making your first post like "hey, buy my stuff, it's great!"

        I could probably go on, but I think that's enough...
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    • Profile picture of the author PLR Basket
      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      Duplicate Content Penalty
      Amen to that!
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    • Profile picture of the author SuccessBlogsUK
      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      Duplicate Content Penalty

      Websites must have different IP's to pass link popularity

      get rich quick

      work in your pajamas

      No Work Involved

      All-in-One solution
      I think that the Duplicate content myth was invented by the guys that want to sell us article spinning software.
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      • Profile picture of the author bmarketer
        That you can just jump online and start making money without actually doing the work. There are countless people now trying to do internet marketing. A lot of internet marketers are taking complete advantage of this mentality and so there are countless advertisements for systems where you have to do completely nothing and become instantly rich. If people stopped with these lies, internet marketing might be able to develop a better image to people who don't know about it and everyone won't automatically think that everything internet marketing related in a scam
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  • Profile picture of the author Billy Rey
    you see posts here everyday by people that "think" they know what they're doing and spread dumb assumptions fooling newbies...specifically anything about SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    Definitely the get rich quick "pushbutton" myth. I was sucked into it several years ago just like every newbie has, and discovered to my dismay that such a system has never existed - it was just something that was implanted into my fertile imagination by cunning and sly marketers.

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  • Profile picture of the author sloanjim
    well to be fair Tony that's exactly what many of the sales letters do tell the buyers.....We know it's not true but many newbies, are gullible. Still no need to feed them a lie.

    I think the most common misconception I've seen, is the idea that if someone buys a $37 course, they can set up some software or something in 10 minutes and start making $100k a year or a month or a day, etc...

    I hate "blind offers" that notoriously do this. Don't get me wrong. There are some great guides that are $37 or less... but like everything else... it takes hard work and some creative flair.

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  • Profile picture of the author theemperor
    That it's about making $XXX a day/week/month and not how you make it.

    E.g. making $100 a day writing articles is not as good (in my book) as making $20 a day autopilot from a high value respected site in your niche.

    I would say the value of the first business is $0 and the second probably about $5000.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    That's it's easy, requires no work or knowledge. Make money while you're sleeping. Believing all the hype.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Call me pedantic, but quite a lot of what's above constitutes "misrepresentations" rather than "misconceptions". (I do see that accepting them is arguably "misconceived").

    Originally Posted by Chris Kent View Post

    One of the biggest is "take action".
    Agreed.

    Others that strike me again and again are:-

    (i) The belief in a "duplicate content penalty"

    (ii) The belief in a "penalty for getting too many backlinks too quickly"

    (iii) The idea that building backlinks to article directories is "getting traffic from article directories" (rather than sending traffic to article directories and getting back some percentage of it)

    (iv) The idea that ".coms are better for SEO purposes than .info/.biz/.anything else" :rolleyes:

    (v) The belief that "EZA accepts only original/unique/unpublished content"!

    (vi) The theory that "high gravity" (on Clickbank) "shows that a product is selling well"!!

    (vii) The theory that "writing for clicks" (high CTR) is necessarily the best approach to article marketing

    Don't start me off ...
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    • Profile picture of the author DireStraits
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      Call me pedantic, but quite a lot of what's above constitutes "misrepresentations" rather than "misconceptions". (I do see that accepting them is arguably "misconceived").
      Hah. Could've only come from you, Alexa; no-one else but you. :p

      Seriously though ... is there really any aspect of internet marketing (or any other field of business or facet of life) in which there aren't people whose entire preconceptions are about as far off the reality mark as you can get?

      Try and show me a thread here which has more than 5-10 responses, and in which total consensus has been reached as to (a) how something works; (b) what does/doesn't work; (c) how something should be done; (d) what is permitted/prohibited (and by whom); etc.

      Social interaction with others, is, in itself (to me), a particularly frustrating concept. But at least online you can choose to ignore others', or drop a debate, or whatever (if you feel you're right and they're wrong). In person it's not so easy when they're yap-yap-yappin' in your ear incessantly (and by that I also mean it's harder to refrain from throwing a punch their way as a means of "settlement". ).
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by DireStraits View Post

        Seriously though ... is there really any aspect of internet marketing (or any other field of business or facet of life) in which there aren't people whose entire preconceptions are about as far off the reality mark as you can get?
        No, perhaps not ... but there are surely some areas of commercial life in which objectivity and certainty are more readily ascertainable, less open to interpretation, and far less susceptible to being distorted by people with financial and/or emotional incentives of their own to propagate and perpetuate delusional beliefs?

        The specific relevance/interest of this, to me, in this context and in this location, is that there are some people trying to brand themselves - in their usernames and/or signature-files - as "SEO/IM experts" who are grotesquely misinforming beginners - sometimes even about the most self-evident and logically demonstrable things - in exactly the ways that prevented me from earning a living for a few months when I started off. One isn't allowed to say so too openly, nor aggressively at all, in any specific case, and obviously I accept that and understand the reasons for it.

        I admit, though, that I do have an extravagant enthusiasm for advising beginners, when encountering conflicting views on complicated subjects of which they themselves very reasonably have little understanding/exerience, to examine the motives of the various parties purporting to inform them, to look at who they are and what they're selling/promoting, and generally to ask themselves whether the participants in any discussion have a fairly obvious financial or emotional incentive not only to say what they say, but to believe what they believe, too. It seems to me that this is both an unobjectionable and a potentially helpful thing to do, so I sometimes do it, with apologies to anyone who winces at it.

        To summarise that in simple English, by a little example: when someone who's promoting "spinning software" misinforms people factually about the benefits of spinning software, it's sometimes easier to find a relatively polite way of saying "You're talking cr@p" than it is to say "You're selling spinning software", because one approach is far more overtly integrity-impugning than the other. I probably didn't pick the greatest example here, I acknowledge, but you see what I mean.
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        • Profile picture of the author Alfred Shelver
          In english please .... You really should do your own Alexa word of the day Toilet paper range.... maybe as your first WSO

          Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

          No, perhaps not ... but there are surely some areas of commercial life in which objectivity and certainty are more readily ascertainable, less open to interpretation, and far less susceptible to being distorted by people with financial and/or emotional incentives of their own to propagate and perpetuate delusional beliefs?
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          • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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            Originally Posted by Cathy Shelver View Post

            You really should do your own Alexa word of the day Toilet paper range....
            I get quite enough people telling me where to stick it without actively encouraging them ...
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          • Profile picture of the author DireStraits
            Originally Posted by Cathy Shelver View Post

            In english please .... You really should do your own Alexa word of the day Toilet paper range.... maybe as your first WSO
            LOL. I can just about comprehend what she's saying (at certain times of the day when I'm most alert) after the 3rd or 4th read-through, and the occasional trip to dictionary.com.

            Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

            To summarise that in simple English ...
            I suppose some might think "couldn't you have just done that to begin with?", but these sorts of posts are what make you unique, and are truly a pleasure to read.

            In any case, I agree with you, and I for one am glad you do feel passionate enough about that to keep on doing what you do - even though it seems like you're fighting an endless battle (and probably feels like it even more strongly, from your position, too).

            The point I was making, though, wasn't that "just because people believe/talk crap in all facets of life" it's in any way acceptable for them to do it online, or anything of that sort. I was saying it's inevitable, but I was also insinuating (in response to the OP / thread topic) that given that pretty much everything in this business is so grossly misconstrued by so many people, it's kind of hard to pick the most common.

            That is to say, I expect there are many more (perhaps even more widespread) misconceptions floating around peoples' heads that don't get discussed as much, and as such those possessing of them aren't provoked into coming "out of the woodwork", and airing them.

            Sometimes, what concerns me more (and what is more unfortunate) than the issue of the publicly-aired widespread misconceptions (as displayed in regular misinformation passed around on here), is the potential misconceptions that people hold, live (or do business) by and act on, that never do get brought to light.

            They could be the most common; they just don't give the impression of being so because they're discussed less often.

            If that makes sense ...
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      • Profile picture of the author tpw
        Originally Posted by DireStraits View Post

        Seriously though ... is there really any aspect of internet marketing (or any other field of business or facet of life) in which there aren't people whose entire preconceptions are about as far off the reality mark as you can get?

        So true.

        Most of my life, my dad thought I was gay...

        Three grand kids later, he still thought I was gay...

        LOL

        Then people kept bugging me in the WF to change my picture, because they said, "That picture makes you look gay."

        So I updated my picture...

        Then I said...

        What does it matter if I look gay to you... As long as I am not trying to get into your pants... Why do you care?

        ROFLMAO

        Alexa: Let me be clear.... You are pedantic!!!

        If you keep using that word, I might ought to go look it up.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Puddy
    the misconception that all you need is more traffic to make money

    sending traffic to a site that doesnt convert is like putting heat under an empty pan

    you will only get burnt
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  • Profile picture of the author sitefurnace
    Thinking that IM is different to any other business. You can't hide behind an internet connection. You still have to have all the qualities and attributes of an off-line business.
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    • Profile picture of the author MISsupport
      IM is like easy money where it falls from the Internet "Cloud".

      But people are still buying into those fake bold numbers. And when you tell them they can make $50-100 doing something fun like watching movies :p, then they don't want to do that. They must crawl first before even walking to the bank.

      Oh well, until they start to look harder at IM products, they will get suck dry from they hard earned money.
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  • Profile picture of the author gekko2.0
    That its not a real "job" or "business" to people who have no idea what IM actually is. I cant count how many times over the years I've been asked when I was going to find a real job.....that is until I started having some success then it turned into "hey can you teach me how to make some money online?"
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim Franklin
    I believe one of the biggest misconceptions is the idea that anyone even with little or no experience can buy into a "Guru" product and reproduce the exact same result.

    This is counter intuitive, because often the Guru product launches have large budgets, advertising, product development, teams that produce copy, graphics, server administration, the list goes on and on.

    Yet this is never revealed in a Guru Product launch they only sell the dream of reproducing the same result the Guru (allegedly) achieved, the reality is that most of the time, because of market saturation, and not enough resources, the average Joe or Jane, or John, cannot achieve the same level of success as someone who has more resources, more money to start with.

    This to me this is the single largest barrier to success, it is the idea that, you have to work within your own budget, your own resources, and your own framework.

    You can spend every dime you have on Guru product launches and never make one dollar of profit, stop buying the dream and create your own dream.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gary Smith
      Originally Posted by Tim Franklin View Post

      I believe one of the biggest misconceptions is the idea that anyone even with little or no experience can buy into a "Guru" product and reproduce the exact same result.
      I agree that this is one of the most common misconceptions, but it was brought about by carefully crafted sales copy - it's a fairly standard lie rather than a misconception.

      It's not like there are thousands of people out there advertising courses that will show you how to make money if you are dedicated to the task and willing to put in long days for months on end. Words like 'work' and 'effort' don't sell products so they are changed to words like 'effortless' and 'easy'.

      I'm all for creating sales copy that compels a person to buy a product - as long as the product actually delivers everything that the sales copy suggests.
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      • Profile picture of the author Devid Farah
        The most common misconception is almost definitely the amount of time and work you have to put in.
        Creating good keywords, writing quality articles, learning about SEO and affiliate marketing strategies, creating an enticing blog/website.. all of these things take time and effort, and if you're not ready for that, then it will be hard to succeed.
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        • Profile picture of the author eleary
          Originally Posted by Devid farah View Post

          The most common misconception is almost definitely the amount of time and work you have to put in.
          Creating good keywords, writing quality articles, learning about SEO and affiliate marketing strategies, creating an enticing blog/website.. all of these things take time and effort, and if you're not ready for that, then it will be hard to succeed.
          I completely agree. It's the misconception of the 30 minutes a day to be rich in 30 days! But isn't it how we all started out? Chasing the dream? Chasing the product? Learning little by little as we go? We are all still here chasing for more - it's fun! Admit it!
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  • Profile picture of the author Janice Sperry
    There seems to be misconception/controversy over every single one of the 100's of factors involved in Google's algorithm.

    Both sides will post a different quote from Matt Cutts or present a completely different interpretation of the same comment.

    As Alexa pointed out so well there are too many people that have a vested interested in keeping the Goomyths alive. To sell their software, bots, or services they continue to perpetuate an imaginary problem that urgently needs to be overcome.

    If I could add just one more misconception is that what works for one person should work for everybody. There are so many niche-specific methods it is nearly impossible to claim that something ALWAYS works or NEVER works.
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  • Profile picture of the author profitsforall
    Who is this Miss Conception? And why is everyone talking about her?

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  • Profile picture of the author djones
    The duplicate content myth is a biggie. And the thing is that I've seen so many well-known and respected IMers try to explain what duplicate content, and how it isn't what people think it is, etc. I've read entire short reports on the subject. And yet the myth still hangs around.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by djones View Post

      The duplicate content myth is a biggie. And the thing is that I've seen so many well-known and respected IMers try to explain what duplicate content, and how it isn't what people think it is, etc. I've read entire short reports on the subject. And yet the myth still hangs around.
      Sure ... call me a skepchick, but look at all the people who have a huge financial incentive in the perpetuation of that myth (and some others). Selling solutions to internet marketers' perceived problems is a huge industry, and for some an easier source of income than anything else in IM. Who cares whether they're all problems that really exist? :p
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      • Profile picture of the author djones
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        Sure ... call me a skepchick, but look at all the people who have a huge financial incentive in the perpetuation of that myth (and some others). Selling solutions to internet marketers' perceived problems is a huge industry, and for some an easier source of income than anything else in IM. Who cares whether they're all problems that really exist? :p
        Sad but true.

        But at least there are people out there that are trying to get the word out. And I'm glad I got the skinny on duplicate content early in the game.
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  • Profile picture of the author arttse
    biggest misconception...

    SEO doesnt cost any money.
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    There are many misconceptions... only misconceptions, as a matter of fact. This is why all newbies are very big victims of those who know how everything works online.

    Most marketers present internet marketing as if it was "so simple", while it is complicated, difficult, time consuming, and very dangerous because you can very easily lose a lot of money. There is no safety online; there are too many hackers, scammers, etc.

    However, I think that the worst misconception is to believe that because your products are "excellent", you are easily going to sell them.

    There is a Huge competition in all fields, and the products that are sold are not necessarily the best ones. Everything depends on a wise marketing plan, JV partners, promotional methods, investments, etc. In other words, if you are not an expert, you are not going to sell anything.

    Or, you'll sell a few products for a while, maybe even many products, but only for a short period of time. In order to maintain a prosperous business, having repeat sales (without ups and downs), you have to work, work, and work again, building all the necessary conditions.
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  • Profile picture of the author scrofford
    One of the biggest misconceptions I have heard is about duplicate content and how you shouldn't put an article on your site and then submit it somewhere else.
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
      Alexa,
      One isn't allowed to say so too openly, nor aggressively at all, in any specific case, and obviously I accept that and understand the reasons for it.
      This is one of the most persistent misconceptions in our little group. It's fueled largely by the reactions of people who've been questioned on something and don't have a solid enough logical defense for their position. They will often take the debate as being personal, or try to make it such in order to draw sympathy from the crowd.

      If someone is saying something that's clearly inaccurate, it's better to call them on it than to let unknown numbers of people waste large amounts of time and energy on it.


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  • Profile picture of the author JohnnyBGoode
    "SEO is Internet Marketing"

    I'm sorry but I think if you're not marketing, you're not in marketing. Working 15 hours a day tweaking a Wordpress, studying plugins, monitoring search engines, getting IPs, these are not marketing. These are tech jobs that should be outsourced to India.

    Internet Marketing is when you create a marketing campaign then track advertising costs and conversion rates.
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    • Profile picture of the author danicat
      Originally Posted by JohnnyBGoode View Post

      "SEO is Internet Marketing"

      I'm sorry but I think if you're not marketing, you're not in marketing. Working 15 hours a day tweaking a Wordpress, studying plugins, monitoring search engines, getting IPs, these are not marketing. These are tech jobs that should be outsourced to India.

      Internet Marketing is when you create a marketing campaign then track advertising costs and conversion rates.
      Why are these things that should be outsourced to india? Sure, they could be at some point. But if you're a newbie who doesn't know anything why shouldn't you do it yourself? I feel if your a newbie who don't know much you should do these things. You need to know what to do, what works and why. How can you manager an outsourcer when you haven't a clue?
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by danicat View Post

        Why are these things that should be outsourced to india? Sure, they could be at some point. But if you're a newbie who doesn't know anything why shouldn't you do it yourself? I feel if your a newbie who don't know much you should do these things. You need to know what to do, what works and why. How can you manager an outsourcer when you haven't a clue?
        This is very good advice.

        I speak as someone who outsourced quite a bit of stuff to India at far too early a stage (albeit very successfully, as it turned out: I got lucky there), and in a way I'm paying the price for it now, and have realised that in the long run I might have been much better off learning to do most of it for myself ... which I'm gradually trying to correct, but the longer you leave it, in some ways, the harder it is to correct it.

        Exactly as you say, you need to know what to do, what works and why. You don't learn so much of this if you outsource at too early a stage. And if you're less lucky than I was, it usually doesn't even work anyway, because you don't know how to outsource.
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        • Profile picture of the author paulie888
          Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

          This is very good advice.

          I speak as someone who outsourced quite a bit of stuff to India at far too early a stage (albeit very successfully, as it turned out: I got lucky there), and in a way I'm paying the price for it now, and have realised that in the long run I might have been much better off learning to do most of it for myself ... which I'm gradually trying to correct, but the longer you leave it, in some ways, the harder it is to correct it.

          Exactly as you say, you need to know what to do, what works and why. You don't learn so much of this if you outsource at too early a stage. And if you're less lucky than I was, it usually doesn't even work anyway, because you don't know how to outsource.
          I couldn't agree more, Alexa. With all the buzz about outsourcing I have had at least several students coming to me and asking if they could pretty much outsource their entire internet business right from the beginning.

          That's akin to the almost completely blind leading the (less) blind in many cases, and if you're implementing this in the very beginning you're basically outsourcing something that you possess practically zero knowledge of to someone else that actually has more expertise in it than you do!

          Think for a minute about how absurd that scenario sounds. How can you manage something when the people you're delegating the task to know more about it than you do? How would you know if the job was being done properly, and could you even discern if corners were being cut on the job?

          I tell all my students to always gain some working knowledge of what they plan to outsource before even contemplating this. As it turns out, you were lucky in this regard, but perhaps you were outsourcing some tasks that were simpler and more clear cut?

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            Originally Posted by paulie888 View Post

            With all the buzz about outsourcing I have had at least several students coming to me and asking if they could pretty much outsource their entire internet business right from the beginning.

            That's akin to the almost completely blind leading the (less) blind in many cases, and if you're implementing this in the very beginning you're basically outsourcing something that you possess practically zero knowledge of to someone else that actually has more expertise in it than you do!

            Think for a minute about how absurd that scenario sounds. How can you manage something when the people you're delegating the task to know more about it than you do? How would you know if the job is being done properly, and could you even discern if corners were being cut on the job?

            I tell all my students to always gain some working knowledge of what they plan to outsource before even contemplating this. As it turns out, you were lucky in this regard, but perhaps you were outsourcing some tasks that were simpler and more clear cut?

            Paul

            That is funny.

            It is the perfect get rich quick, no skills necessary opportunity.
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            • Profile picture of the author paulie888
              Originally Posted by tpw View Post

              That is funny.

              It is the perfect get rich quick, no skills necessary opportunity.
              Exactly, there are many people who think that such a turnkey opportunity exists, where they just dump cash into something and it instantly starts spewing out more cash with no further work on their part!
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                Originally Posted by paulie888 View Post

                Exactly, there are many people who think that such a turnkey opportunity exists, where they just dump cash into something and it instantly starts spewing out more cash with no further work on their part!
                There are lot of MLM stuff around still these days. i do not know how some of them survive.

                I guess it is just a small part of what you are talking about...but there are more people online than ever today, so that means more scammers, and you have to be on the lookout for them.
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                  Originally Posted by celente View Post

                  There are lot of MLM stuff around still these days. i do not know how some of them survive.
                  Well, believe it or not, some of them survive by making genuine retail sales to genuine retail customers of highly in-demand, good-value products not readily available elsewhere, and some have actually been doing so very successfully and internationally for many, many decades now. The perception that MLM is a scam is in itself a misconception perpetuated by people who don't understand the difference between an MLM, a Ponzi scheme and a pyramid scheme.
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  • That a $27 e-book is going to reveal how to "Make $10000000000.00 per month on autopilot." hell even a $5k program won't tell you that.

    A bunch of finding your own path and tweaking / testing the crap out of whatever model works for you combined with learning how to take that success and scale it / add to it is what tends to bring revenue in consistently.
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  • Profile picture of the author simplenfun
    Buy those "How I made XXX,XXX in just a week" ebook, create a website and waiting millions of dollars to be flown into paypal account by the next morning.
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