Making Money Online: Top 5 Things the "Gurus" won't tell you!

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There have been a lot of products coming out offering ridiculous get rich quick programs and I'm kind of tired of seeing them. Here are a few things most people need to know before buying these programs and starting their internet marketing business. I would like your feedback and what you feel the gurus leave out to sell products..

1. Making money online takes time! When you start trying to make money online you need to know it will not happen overnight! STOP falling for the MAKE MONEY FAST punchlines! It will take time for you to learn the business, it will take time for you to start generating traffic and build your website.

2. It takes hard work and effort!
Starting your online business is not easy! If it were easy everyone would be doing it! DON'T fall for the "10 mintues a day millionaire by next week" guarantee. But since people come into internet marketing thinking its easy they are quickly disappointed and quit just as quickly as they started.


3. It takes dedication and consistency! You will need to be dedicated and stay consistent in growing your online business. Make sure you dedicate daily time to your business to build momentum! Your business will not grow on its own and will definitely not make money on its own! Online marketing is not something that you will plug and play and expect to grow on its own!


4. It is a BUSINESS!Making money online is a business! It's not a hobby that you do here and there and it's not a 24 hour vacation where you do nothing to make money. Plus a hobby costs you money a business makes you money! Don't fall for the sales letters that show someone making millions from the beach!


5. THERE IS NO AUTOPILOT MILLIONAIRE SILVER BULLET!!!! This is the MOST IMPORTANT ONE! There is no system, software, or course you can buy that will make you money automatically without you doing a thing! Autopilot money DOES NOT EXIST without work! You will have to participate in your business to make money. You may buy a software that builds websites but you will have to drive the traffic, you may buy a software that drives the traffic but you will have to build the site. You will have to work at your business for your business to work! STOP falling for the "autopilot millions" systems and promises they DO NOT EXIST!


In conclusion look for a mentor of value that actually teaches you to build a true business where you actually work and earn your money. Stop chasing rainbows and the easy money systems. Unfortunately most of you buy these programs because they don't tell you it actually takes work! You buy it because they tell you it's easy, they tell you can make millions with minimal work, they tell you it's a set and forget system. STOP thinking like this and look for a true mentor willing to tell you to get your ASS TO WORK!
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  • Profile picture of the author Yadira Barbosa
    6.- You don't need to buy more "guru infoproducts": you must to take action today and work on daily basis.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lance Johnson
    Yadira you're totally right. If you've got some time to waste check out this post on Ryan Healy's blog

    Jeff Walker Damage Control - It's a quick look at the greasy (to put it nicely) methods gurus are using to launch just the kinds of programs you're talking about.

    JMJ -Lance
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  • Profile picture of the author Willie Crawford
    How about... it does take money to build an online business.
    Trying to build a business using all free resources is "possible"
    but you pay with your time... and other resources.

    Often paying with your time is the more expensive way...
    especially if you are doing something that can be out of
    date before you get it finished.

    If you really can't come up with the money, I often advise
    taking a part-time job to get the money (and do it right)
    or see if you can barter with someone. I did a lot of
    barter when I first started.

    Even the free things cost something although it can be just
    opting in to a list.

    Willie
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  • Profile picture of the author JoshuaZamora
    Absolutely Willie that is a GREAT ONE! Freebie seekers are everywhere! Especially when they opt in to your list and their email address is onlinefreebies@...lol
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    • Profile picture of the author paulie888
      Originally Posted by JoshuaZamora View Post

      Absolutely Willie that is a GREAT ONE! Freebie seekers are everywhere! Especially when they opt in to your list and their email address is onlinefreebies@...lol
      I couldn't agree more. So many people want to do this the free way, but they don't realize that time IS money, and there is probably no more valuable resource than time. You don't have forever to scale things up in your IM business, and oftentimes by taking too much time you miss out on a profitable trend. You're left always trying to play catch-up with the people who are outsourcing the menial tasks and paying for things to be done quickly, and as a result you've always one or two steps behind!
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  • Profile picture of the author rising_sun
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    Thanks for that helpful thread.
    I was looking for something like that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
    So very true and so many newbies do not understand this. Too many people want some get rich quick scheme that works overnight and it is just not possible.

    Benjamin Ehinger
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrea Wilson
    Making money online takes time! --So true. A lot were giving the digits that were so unreal. Make $XXXX in 24 hours etc..

    Andrea
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  • Profile picture of the author entrepreneurjay
    5 things the guru's want you to know!

    1. Do not build a list they do not work. We want a big list not you!

    2. Do not create your own info product we want all the dumb affiliates selling our stuff while we do nothing but drink Coronas on the beach in 88 degree summer weather watching super models pass by with thongs on and laugh at you idiots. Keep it coming Daddy likes the money!

    3. Use traffic exchanges they work awesome so many buyers you can get Rich. You might get sore fingers from clicking on all these great sites but think of all the money you will make! Greatest invention ever I even told my Mom about how well they work!

    4. Build a money site on Blogger and put 8 hours a day into it. Google is great! They would never think of deleting all your hard work with the push of a button and making you cry in the morning when all of your hard work is flushed down the virtual toilet! Never not Google their angels!

    5. I want you to fail I do not need any competition. How I am I supposed to buy my house in the Caiman islands and my 4th Lamborghini if I have more competition. I hate competition so I am just gonna lie to all of you guys!

    Sound too familiar?

    You know I am being sarcastic right
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  • Profile picture of the author chiwawa
    You are absolutely right. there is no shortcut its just hardwork..
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  • Profile picture of the author HelpfulHannah
    What a great realistic thread to bring us back to earth.

    Let me add one.

    You can't do it all yourself. You need help... from a mentor, joint venture partners, affiliates, and outsourcees.

    A master mind group or somebody you can really trust to bounce every idea off is great as well... These things have been invaluable for me.

    Hope that helps,
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    • Profile picture of the author JoshuaZamora
      Originally Posted by HelpfulHannah View Post

      What a great realistic thread to bring us back to earth.

      Let me add one.

      You can't do it all yourself. You need help... from a mentor, joint venture partners, affiliates, and outsourcees.

      A master mind group or somebody you can really trust to bounce every idea off is great as well... These things have been invaluable for me.

      Hope that helps,

      Absolutely! Shortcut yourself to success!
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  • Profile picture of the author lilphilupt
    thank you for this very inspiring and helpful thread to show a lot of newbies what the truth is.

    Get yourself a business plan and if needed a coach too to help you on your path and TAKE ACTION!
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  • Profile picture of the author EmmaPowell
    We are just new to IM....... 17 weeks new actually, its been a steep learning curve and very little $ made, but we are learning everything we can and have found this forum priceless!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave Rodman
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    TOP 5 THINGS THE GURUS WON'T TELL YOU, BUT I WILL BECAUSE I HOPE TO BE A GURU SOME DAY!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Sim and Emilis
    You are very right. Many newbie's buy products with huge claims and without putting them into effort, demand that huge results.

    It takes time, and dedication!
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  • Profile picture of the author Marvin Johnston
    The major thing most Gurus, and probably all launches, won't tell you are the prerequisites for effectively using their product.

    Two ways to interpret this ... one, they are only after sales and really only want the more money. The one I like better is the people buying these products have the responsibility to know or find out if this will help them.

    A not so minor consideration is that 95% or so of everyone that buys won't do anything with it, but rather are after the next silver bullet.

    The major decision to be made is to either place blame on the marketers selling products, or take some responsibility for finding out if the product is a fit for them, and then taking action.

    I think it is an axiom that people need to take action making something work rather than looking for someone/something to blame for their non-existant or poor results.

    Marvin
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  • Profile picture of the author JoshuaZamora
    thanks for all the awesome feedback! 8)
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    • Profile picture of the author TravisVOX
      I often wonder how many people would be more successful (myself included) or on their way if they didn't come across one of those "systems" or "magic bullets" as their introduction into the business of marketing products online.
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  • Profile picture of the author GrowTallerNiche
    Just which Guru's are we talking about here: The Social Guru's, The backlink Guru's, the blackhat guru's?
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    6. There are more opportunities than you think.

    7. Once you "break through" it seems so ridiculously easy that you wonder why on earth it seemed to take forever and was "so hard"
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  • Profile picture of the author Georgech
    I strongly agree with Joshua that making money online is a business but not hobby...I made this mistake back in the days when I got started with IM...soon after I realized that I should take this seriously, I started to set goals and visions... While achieving my small goals one after another....I built strong passion and it made me have faith in myself much more to continue my journey...
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Howard
    I completely agree with those points.

    But I do want to say one thing: The moment you say those 5 things you've successfully lost a huge chunk of possible buyers.

    People don't want work, they want easy.

    They don't want patience, they want it now.

    They don't want dedication, they want results.

    They don't want a "business", they "just want some money." (I've heard this over and over and over again so many times it isn't funny)

    They don't want effort, they want a magic bullet.


    The gurus, nongurus, average joe to millionaire will continue to try to give them in their products, because that is what the market demands.


    But, look at it this way...

    Compare setting up a "traditional" brick/mortar business. No paperwork. Instant cash (with paypal), easy to set up, don't have to make anything (affiliate), extremely low risk, done correctly the ROI is nuts.

    So, I would say that "IM" is exactly those 5 things, easy, can be nearly autopilot, etc.

    Rob
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryu
    I've only been doing this since October and I'm already sitting on page #1 of Google for my keyword. But it took a lot of hard work, since I didn't have any money to get started. I put in atleast 8 hours a day for 33 days straight before I got my first sale.

    I used two training programs. Stephen Pierce Making Real Money On The Internet and Internet Marketing Advantage that has Commission Blueprint 1 and 2 and some other courses. Can't forget Brad Callen's Free 7 Day SEO Training Course

    But to get that training I took advantage of the $1 Free Trials that a lot them offer. I never bought a training course. Although I plan on checking out Wealthy Affiliate. I've heard a lot about that site.

    Have I made thousands of dollars like those sites claim, Hell nahh...lol..but I am making sales because of the training I've got.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Colle
    Well if the gurus told you that it will take you so long a time to make money then I guess nobody will be buying their products and that will means they will be out of business. So they know very well what they doing buy not telling what it actually takes to make money online.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jkhurramov
    My mentor says "If you're newbie don't buy what they'are selling, don't do what they're saying, but watch what they're doing and learn" ...

    Happy New Year!
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  • Profile picture of the author NeilPM
    Thank you! Definitely agree, me myself isn't successful on IM (just yet ) but hopefully I will be, I am really keen in getting to it.
    "The key to IM is persistence and patience."
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  • Profile picture of the author dowscalper
    Great thread, I am launching my first program tonight.. so let's see how it goes.
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    • Profile picture of the author JoshuaZamora
      Originally Posted by theforexdestroyer View Post

      Great thread, I am launching my first program tonight.. so let's see how it goes.

      Congrats! Post an update on the forum with results!
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  • Profile picture of the author salidoskarlos
    I must admit that I have been fallen for the "make-money quick" schemes out there. I am learning from it though and try to focus on one thing that I put all my effort into. It is just hard to find out what that "one thing" should be. That is why many newbies look for "gurus" that tell them what direction to go to.
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  • Profile picture of the author H.Miller
    All very great points. Every newbie should read this before they get started.
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  • Profile picture of the author sam770
    6.- You don't need to buy more "guru infoproducts": you must to take action today and work on daily basis
    Agree. HARD work on daily basis
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Provis
    Some really great points here, thanks for sharing.

    Many products are marketed as complete business models, but are in fact only a part of the solution i.e. get more traffic/ build your list, etc.

    Originally Posted by JoshuaZamora View Post

    In conclusion look for a mentor of value that actually teaches you to build a true business where you actually work and earn your money. Stop chasing rainbows and the easy money systems.
    This is a vital point for anyone new to IM and will save you from wasting a ton of time and money.
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