The first time I heard about Internet Marketing about a year ago my heart started racing. I've always loved money and in fact since a little kid used to do jobs for my dad such as add all his pennies up and put them into bags so they can be sold for pounds. I would love doing this and even try and negotiate a commission per bag. Cutting the grass was great as I could have that done in 30 mins and be paid £5. Now boy o boy did i think Internet Marketing was up my street, get paid to sell products online, what could be better!?
For about a year now I have been learning with passion, absolutely confident with my desire I can make things happen. Not the case, the fact is I've put soo much effort into IM, probably around 300/400 hours and some days when im not in University get 8 web pages done. £60 Commission/300 Hours= 20 Pence an hour rate! Now looking at that rate do you think its worth it? Would you work knowing that for every hour you worked you'd earn 20 pence!?
The thing that upsets so much is the fact I quit my part time job to do this and if I only would have worked 10 hours I could have been paid that, minus the expenses.
Now I'm going to compare Internet Marketing to something I have struggled with in the past ... Girls. I used to suck with girls, get friend zoned, get rejected, even had the worst rejection in college from the girl i had the biggest crush on. I wasn't bad looking, I knew that but it's how i handled the situations that made me bad. So not that long ago i decided to learn what to do and how to get girls to like me. I learnt and learnt and guess what ... It took me 4 months before I cracked it.
Another thing is my health and my body. Not long ago i had to undergo a large operation with which i lost more than a stone in muscle and fat. Within 3 months i was back, bigger and stronger after eating and using the gym.
I have followed Internet Marketing with more passion and desire than anything in my life, even those two examples above for over a year and a half and have more or less NOTHING to show for it. I question it sometimes, If i can make £5 cutting my dads grass as a 12 year old from 30 minutes work, why does it take me a week to earn that from one of my websites I've worked many hours on?
What does it take for a determined broke kid to make money these days!?