Is Internet Marketing The Most Popular Occupation These Days?!!

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Well, one second ago, while I was having my breakfast and looking through the Warrior Forum site, it just occurred to my mind. What percentage of US citizens are actually engaged in internet marketing?

It seems to me, around every seven out of ten people are internet marketers and they call themselves 'internet entrepreneur'. What do you think?

P.S. I was so lazy that I didn't do the research and just popped my question in here.
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  • Profile picture of the author WebRank1
    I have to say no. Although I am not from the US I don't know anyone (from my direct friends), that is an IM-er.
    Do you have many friends that have become IM-ers since you've known them?

    Interesting question you asked here, looking forward to the responses.
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    • Profile picture of the author schttrj
      Originally Posted by Amir Luis View Post

      HAhahhaa....

      I am not sure about 70%.... I am thinking more like .7%

      But there are so many other countries that set there sites on the american demographic. If they only lived here... they would know, we are almost a third world country now.

      The dollar isn't as strong as it used to be... and everyone is in debt to their eyeballs trying to keep up with the "jones's".

      I am starting to focus on the UK... Follow the money fellas.. Follow the money.
      Oh trust me! I am an investment writer on Fool.com, and I know what you are talking about!

      Originally Posted by WebRank1 View Post

      I have to say no. Although I am not from the US I don't know anyone (from my direct friends), that is an IM-er.
      Do you have many friends that have become IM-ers since you've known them?

      Interesting question you asked here, looking forward to the responses.
      Actually, this might be because of the fact that every friend that I make on the internet, whether Facebook or other place, most of them are into internet business. That makes me come to that conclusion (although a skewed one...ha ha).
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  • Profile picture of the author Amir Luis
    HAhahhaa....

    I am not sure about 70%.... I am thinking more like .7%

    But there are so many other countries that set there sites on the american demographic. If they only lived here... they would know, we are almost a third world country now.

    The dollar isn't as strong as it used to be... and everyone is in debt to their eyeballs trying to keep up with the "jones's".

    I am starting to focus on the UK... Follow the money fellas.. Follow the money.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
      Originally Posted by Amir Luis View Post

      HAhahhaa....

      I am not sure about 70%.... I am thinking more like .7%

      But there are so many other countries that set there sites on the american demographic. If they only lived here... they would know, we are almost a third world country now.

      The dollar isn't as strong as it used to be... and everyone is in debt to their eyeballs trying to keep up with the "jones's".

      I am starting to focus on the UK... Follow the money fellas.. Follow the money.
      ya... maybe .7 "are" and then maybe .7 percent of that bigger .7 are actually successful. oh well
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    • Profile picture of the author ladywriter
      Originally Posted by Amir Luis View Post

      I am starting to focus on the UK... Follow the money fellas.. Follow the money.
      That's what I'd love to do, can't figure out how to crack it/how to research/etc. If someone wrote a WSO on that I'd buy it.
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    • Profile picture of the author ManieE
      Originally Posted by Amir Luis View Post

      HAhahhaa....

      I am not sure about 70%.... I am thinking more like .7%

      But there are so many other countries that set there sites on the american demographic. If they only lived here... they would know, we are almost a third world country now.

      The dollar isn't as strong as it used to be... and everyone is in debt to their eyeballs trying to keep up with the "jones's".

      I am starting to focus on the UK... Follow the money fellas.. Follow the money.
      Maybe we should try China, going to be the biggest economy in the world one of these days
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Johnston
    Internet marketing as a profession is so rare here that when you tell people that you are an internet marketer they have no idea what you're talking about. Most people think of it as "too easy" to make any serious money online.
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    • Profile picture of the author chrissyb
      It can't be - it's way too uncertain...I'm so stressed out doing it...it's easier to go and get employed...surely?
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    • Profile picture of the author Will Chisholm
      Originally Posted by Tom Johnston View Post

      Internet marketing as a profession is so rare here that when you tell people that you are an internet marketer they have no idea what you're talking about. Most people think of it as "too easy" to make any serious money online.
      You're right i couldn't agree more. You can tell by peoples responses that they have no idea.
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      • Profile picture of the author jbsmith
        Of course it is growing, but still a very small minority.

        Where I have noticed signficant growth is in small business - chiropracters, real estate, consultants, etc...are now feeling the time is right to expand their business on the internet.

        Many were avoiding all-out internet marketing, but now see the benefit which drives some growth.

        Jeff
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        • Profile picture of the author Amir Luis
          Originally Posted by jbsmith View Post

          Of course it is growing, but still a very small minority.

          Where I have noticed signficant growth is in small business - chiropracters, real estate, consultants, etc...are now feeling the time is right to expand their business on the internet.

          Many were avoiding all-out internet marketing, but now see the benefit which drives some growth.

          Jeff
          This is exactly why i have chosen the Offline Marketing Niche....

          People struggling with CPA and various other niches may only make $100 -$500 per month... but taking that same knowledge to do CPA, and applying it to Dentists, Chiro's, etc...

          Priceless....

          I haven't made less than $1600 per week since I started offline marketing. Actually.... that is a really really part time work low number... but is the lowest.

          I generally do about $7,000 but whatever....
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  • Profile picture of the author Daws0n
    Can't comment about the percentage of Internet Marketers in U.S but, in other parts of the world its gaining importance as far as my understanding is concerned. the number of Internet users are rapidly increasing daily & more and more businesses are shifting online to cut down their expenses, all this leads to hike in demand of Internet marketing professionals.

    everybody likes to work from the comfort of their homes, so far my experience tells me that its much easy to make money offline then online unless you are a geek and into business from a long time.
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  • Profile picture of the author TonyStreets
    Definitely not... in face I haven't met one other affiliate marketer in real life... EVER!

    Sure I've come across one or two that have "heard" of it but nobody who's stuck with it and found success.
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  • Profile picture of the author Amir Luis
    I met one in person once... he was my Martial Arts Instructor.

    Kenpo Bu Jutsu... A new American form of Kenpo that focuses on ending it fast. Using pressure points and light blows to kill your victim within seconds. Though they don't tell you that part on the website.....

    http://americankenpobu-jutsu.info/akbu.html

    The Bald Guy that gets knocked out by Ron in this video is an affiliate marketer.

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  • Profile picture of the author THK
    I think Amir's guess is closer to the real number. I don't have any frineds that are involved in IM (not counting the people I met in these type of communities). I think when it comes to internet, most people like to be a consumer than an enterprenuer.

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  • Profile picture of the author BoDarville
    if everyone on this forum of 300,000 members were from America, that would make it about 10% ... wow.

    I DO wonder what the real number is ... worldwide ... how many actually work or spend at least 'some' time in IM.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steadyon
      Originally Posted by BoDarville View Post

      if everyone on this forum of 300,000 members were from America, that would make it about 10% ... wow.

      I DO wonder what the real number is ... worldwide ... how many actually work or spend at least 'some' time in IM.


      I think you need to check your math ;-)
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    • Profile picture of the author Edwards WOrld
      Yeah i think you really need to check your math Lol "300,000" that is not 10% we are over 300 Million In America 10% would be 30 Million 1% Would Be 3 Million an on etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author Adam Martinez
      Originally Posted by BoDarville View Post

      if everyone on this forum of 300,000 members were from America, that would make it about 10% ... wow.

      I DO wonder what the real number is ... worldwide ... how many actually work or spend at least 'some' time in IM.
      There are 300,000,000 (311,204,000) people in America. 10% would be 30,000,000 people. 300,000 is only 0.1% and if there was only about 1000 very successful IMrs on WF that would be about .0003% of Americans are successful IMers and on WF. Very rough estimations here but maybe that gives you an idea.
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  • Originally Posted by schttrj View Post

    What percentage of US citizens are actually engaged in internet marketing?

    It seems to me, around every seven out of ten people are internet marketers and they call themselves 'internet entrepreneur'.
    Maybe not 7 out of 10 US citizens...
    but 7 out of 10 SOHO's might be more accurate.
    (although it sounds high even for SOHOs)

    (SOHO is an acronym for Small Office, Home Office. The term is usually used in referring to small businesses and home-based businesses as a market segment. It is also used to describe a type of working environment. Source: smallbusinessnotes.com/small-business-resources/definition-of-soho.html)
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  • Profile picture of the author stitchlips
    I would think not. I know a lot of people that think it is unsafe and would prefer to be spoonfed their income by a boss. They feel safer for some unknown reason but hey that just leaves more room for everyone else.
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  • Profile picture of the author TomBuck
    Don't think 70% somehow. Just think like how many of your friends or family are internet marketers (not the people who have become your friends via internet marketing.) For me I checked my facebook and 3 including me out of 450 people. Therefore: 0.006 are internet marketers. x 100 = 0.6% Still to high I think.
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    All I can say is this.

    95% of the people who are "trying" to make money online make a very part time income every month. ($100-$500)

    The other 5% ( vendors and super affiliates) are all making 5-7 figures per year and some of them are even making 5-6 figures per MONTH.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steadyon
    Originally Posted by schttrj View Post

    Well, one second ago, while I was having my breakfast and looking through the Warrior Forum site, it just occurred to my mind. What percentage of US citizens are actually engaged in internet marketing?

    It seems to me, around every seven out of ten people are internet marketers and they call themselves 'internet entrepreneur'. What do you think?

    P.S. I was so lazy that I didn't do the research and just popped my question in here.

    I'm too lazy to give you the answer....
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
    Because we're surrounded by “Internet Marketing” it seems like everyone is doing it.

    However (I think) most people simply aren’t interested in making money from home. They'd rather be Doctors, Lawyers, Teachers, Scientists, etc.

    Then there’s all the work a person must put in to be successful. As far as I know, most people give up before they're anywhere near “success.”
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    • Profile picture of the author JeffHylands
      lol I would say 1 out of every 500 or 1 out of a 1000. And 90 percent of that number fail... I know a lot of people and they don't know half the sh*@ that it takes like seo efforts and such.
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    • Profile picture of the author BenBrandes
      Originally Posted by Jonathan 2.0 View Post

      Because we're surrounded by "Internet Marketing" it seems like everyone is doing it.
      I agree, when you get out of the IM circles it's amazing how many people know nothing about internet marketing.

      Even the most basic things (for those that know what they're doing) such as.

      organic listings, autoresponder, squeeze page, one time offer etc.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
        Originally Posted by BenBrandes View Post

        Even the most basic things (for those that know what they're doing) such as. organic listings, autoresponder, squeeze page, one time offer etc.
        True.

        Although I think anyone can be successful, there's something of a learning curve before they even begin. (Understanding all the terms, methods, etc.)
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  • Profile picture of the author uleesgold
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    More often than not, its easier to be employed with a normal job than to be self employed with internet marketing.
    But, being self employed in general is hard the way I see it. I'm not projecting, its just how I see it.
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  • Profile picture of the author lowkey786
    I think that the majority of the people on the warrior forum are mainly from the US.
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  • Profile picture of the author cellington
    An easy way to look at this would be through similar comparisons from other times...

    In the 1780's...
    How many people are printers vs. how many people just read the news?

    In the 1880's...
    How many people are ranch owners vs. how many people are just cowboys for hire?

    In the 1980's...
    How many people manufacture computers vs. how many people just use computers?

    And then... of those printers and ranchers and manufacturers, how many can grow a business to the point of thriving vs. how many barely eke out a living or give up in failure?

    True success takes work.

    Often the best printer produces beautiful work - but can't sell enough advertising...

    The best rancher takes excellent care of his herd - but can't get the best price at auction...

    The best computer manufacturer makes great hardware - but can't get enough market penetration...

    You know what they say... "If it were easy, anyone could do it." Doing it properly has value for the same reason Platinum has value: It's not commonly available to just anyone.
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  • Profile picture of the author sarahvillaflor
    I think it's just a coincidence that most of your friends are internet marketers lol Anyway, I think a lot of people are really discovering now the amazing opportunities in the internet arena but here in the Philippines, if you will talk to a regular guy about internet marketing, you'll spend hours trying to explain what it is.
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  • Originally Posted by schttrj View Post

    It seems to me, around every seven out of ten people are internet marketers and they call themselves 'internet entrepreneur'.
    Wow, I wouldn't think it is that many? Surely?
    Secondly, 'occupation' would usually imply they are earning money from it. I'd be interested to see what percentage of IM's actually earn any money at all, let alone enough to live off.

    Interesting post though.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tsnyder
    Originally Posted by schttrj View Post

    Well, one second ago, while I was having my breakfast and looking through the Warrior Forum site, it just occurred to my mind. What percentage of US citizens are actually engaged in internet marketing?

    It seems to me, around every seven out of ten people are internet marketers and they call themselves 'internet entrepreneur'. What do you think?

    P.S. I was so lazy that I didn't do the research and just popped my question in here.
    Heck... I doubt that 70% of the people on Warrior Forum are ENGAGED
    in internet marketing... lol. ENGAGED being the keyword...

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    • Profile picture of the author paulie888
      Originally Posted by Tsnyder View Post

      Heck... I doubt that 70% of the people on Warrior Forum are ENGAGED
      in internet marketing... lol. ENGAGED being the keyword...

      Tsnyder
      It's very easy to have a warped and distorted perception of internet marketing if all you're basing it on is this forum. In reality, only a very small percentage of Americans even want to be involved in internet marketing - talk to the average Joe on the street, and their initial impression will be that this is a scammy and scummy business.

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  • Profile picture of the author Doran Peck
    It depends on what you include in "internet marketing" ...I sell print and direct mail...via direct mail. I now have an online presence....so I use "the internet" as an additional way to market.

    Many companies and individual professionals have an online presence and market online.

    If you mean internet marketing as in getting a commission for selling someone elses product, or selling information created by you or otherwise, etc. ...just pushing buttons and not having to work with or negotiate with live people...

    I'd say that percentige is microscopic like Amir suggested. - It still equates to thousands of people, but microscopic compared to the total number of people doing business.
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    • Profile picture of the author cyberdenizen
      A lot of people get into the business, but how many of them actually persevere until they become successful? I think Internet marketing is a very attractive occupation, but only a handful of those who get into it actually have the "stick-to-itiveness" to succeed.
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      • Profile picture of the author Chris Sorrell
        There's probably more gymnasts or belly dancers or rat catchers than internet marketers. Reminds me of a stat about LA - there are 90,000 waitresses/barmen there who all claim to be actors. Claiming you are something and actually being something are very different things.
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        • Profile picture of the author James Sides
          I gotta say I don't think IM is all that popular at all. I live in an area of over 100k people and can honestly say I've never ran into another IM'er outside of a conference. In fact, the only conference I ever attended locally I didn't meet a single person earning money online. I just met a lot of people wanting to make money online.

          I'd say that in reality 95% of people who say they are IM'ers don't many ANY money at all. Most IM'ers are actually customers and nothing more of the real IM'ers. They buy product after product looking for that "secret" method to making it all happen.

          Hopefully one day people wake up and realize making money online is totally legit but just like anything worth while in life there is some work involved.

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  • Profile picture of the author Believers Time
    I am not in the US myself but I think the internet is only a platform that connects you to the world easily. It offers so many people any where in the world an opp make a living though it is too hard.

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  • Profile picture of the author JamesGw
    A very, very small percent partake in IM. I'd say it's under .1%. I'm pretty sure the most popular occupation in the US is retail.
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  • Profile picture of the author Terry Hatfield
    What percent of Indian workers are internet marketers?
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Miranda
    I don't think so but everyone seems to be trying to make it big online for obvious reasons.
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    • Profile picture of the author cyberdenizen
      Originally Posted by Steven Miranda View Post

      I don't think so but everyone seems to be trying to make it big online for obvious reasons.
      Yes. Everyone wants to work in his or her pajamas and make it big!
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  • Profile picture of the author NateC
    I am sure that the percentage of the population here in the Us that are internet marketers is still very low. I know tons of people who still don't use the internet for much more than email and youtube... I tell them I do IM and most people are oblivious to what it actually is. Nice question though.
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  • Profile picture of the author J Bold
    I would say no, not by a long shot.

    Most popular occupations in terms of numbers are either going to be something like being a cashier in a grocery store or retail store or possibly something in the medical field, for sheer numbers.

    For salaried positions, maybe something like HR, as any company needs HR people.

    As for most popular work where you're working for yourself, which is what we are all doing here, I would say it's still not IM maybe even something like MLM! I see Scentsy people everywhere! Or maybe being an accountant/CPA or something like that could be the most popular, as again it's something every business needs, or should need. Perhaps real estate, as well, but of course that industry has been hard hit ever since the crash.

    Whatever the case, I am sure you will find IM very far, far down the list!
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  • Profile picture of the author Sam31
    I don't think it is as big of a percentage as it seems. I know I talk to people daily who have no idea what I do. I even worked for a company selling internet education leads to schools and my fellow employees had no idea about internet marketing, driving traffic, landing pages, etc. I had to help teach them what they were selling and how our company was getting those leads.
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    • Profile picture of the author Hesaidblissfully
      Entrepreneurs make up a relatively small percentage of the workforce, and "internet marketers" make up a small percentage of entrepreneurs, so I'd say it's a pretty low number. Running into a lot of people who sell stuff online probably just reflects the circles you run in. It's like if you hang out in a mining town, you might get the impression that mining is a really popular occupation, but it really just reflects the people that you come into contact with a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    alot of people fail and what is that saying

    99% of most people that do not have the monopoly fail

    and 1% of the top are insanely successful - i.e. the big wigs of IM. Bigger lists and more contacts.

    Leverage is what will make your business very succusseful. Just sucks i found this out later than I should have.
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  • Profile picture of the author bitriot
    I think the percentage is waaaay lower. I Look at it this way since I live in Illinois:

    A healthy percentage of IMers at least have amazon affiliate accounts right?

    Illinois population: 12,830,632
    IL Amazon Affiliates dropped: 9000-10000

    I think that about says it all.
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  • Profile picture of the author Amir Luis
    Some friends of mine opened an office in China selling used computer equipment.

    The reason why? No middle class.

    In Hong Kong. You are either a have... or a have not. So they started selling used computers to the have not's.

    They are killing it.
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