Is It Easier Or Harder To Make Money Online Now?

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People sometimes ask (on forums and otherwise) if it's harder to make money online now? What do you think?

Here's my take...I started online in 2005 and my first site outta the gate was a huge success for me. I'll fully admit that it combined a little luck, hard work, and some good teaching.

I personally think that 2004-2006 was kind of a perfect time to get online...granted, I wouldn't have minded doing it a little sooner. But it definitely seemed like a lot of good marketing products and information (PPC, SEO, testing, SiteBuilders), so it took away the learning curve associated with making money. Back then, an average webmaster didn't know much about SEO, PPC, Analytics, Site Design, etc. Now, it's not uncommon to have some kind of base level of knowledge. The sites I used to compete with (including mine) were so ugly. Now, new competitors come on board with much slicker looking sites.

Personally, overall I DO think it is harder now than it used to be. Back then, a little knowledge went a REALLY long way. Now the increase in competition is making it more likely that others are at least aware what's going on.

Still though, as hope to most of the newbies, most of my competitors are still pretty clueless. It's just harder because there are more of them taking up space (In the SERPs or PPC or whatever). They have analytics installed, but don't have a clue what to do with it. They read about SEO, but they do the basics. They use PPC, but probably don't isolate that traffic to see if it's profitable. And as hard as it is to believe, most of them still don't really use email all that much.

So what do you think?
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  • Profile picture of the author DavidTT
    I find it is much harder now than it used to be but none the less, its not much of an issue as long as you can make a living.
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  • Profile picture of the author yoangov
    Harder for sure, but you can make MORE for sure (more people, etc.)

    Cheers,
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    • Profile picture of the author Dash Evra
      It's a lot more competitive than it used to be. Don't know if I would say it's harder, though.

      10 years ago, people didn't have as much software that automates so many things right now. So, things like keyword research and many other task were much harder to perform.

      Also, much more people are online today, more niches, more potential customers to market which increases the earning potential.

      If we were to weigh in the pros and cons of each timeline, I am betting it would be about even.
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      • Profile picture of the author anthony2
        Originally Posted by Dash Evra View Post

        It's a lot more competitive than it used to be. Don't know if I would say it's harder, though.

        10 years ago, people didn't have as much software that automates so many things right now. So, things like keyword research and many other task were much harder to perform.

        Also, much more people are online today, more niches, more potential customers to market which increases the earning potential.

        If we were to weigh in the pros and cons of each timeline, I am betting it would be about even.
        I would agree.

        Its alot more competition but i wouldn't say its harder.
        There's ton of information on getting traffic, conversion, email marketing,
        blogging, video marketing, affiliate marketing etc.

        So basicly 10 years ago you would have to take months or years just to fix out how to get traffic to your website. Now there 100's of products out there on how to get traffic or anything you need to know.
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by yoangov View Post

      Harder for sure, but you can make MORE for sure (more people, etc.)

      Cheers,
      Yoangov
      Actually the answer to this is quite simple.

      It is as HARD as you want to make it on YOURSELF!

      and that of course is the understatement of the year.
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      • Profile picture of the author ryanmilligan
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        Originally Posted by celente View Post

        Actually the answer to this is quite simple.

        It is as HARD as you want to make it on YOURSELF!

        and that of course is the understatement of the year.
        Exactly what I was going to say.

        Things are only as hard as you make them!

        IM seems easy when you stop stressing about it and just relax
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  • Profile picture of the author dukestravels1972
    i just started...its a nightmare. i'd imagine it was a lot easier when all the .coms were available and the comp was low. wish i'd started earlier.
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  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    There is a LOT more competition now, as compared to before. What makes it even more difficult is the fact that the competition is informed. Having said that, the earning opportunities have definitely increased too, because of the massive number of people present on the internet now compared to seven years ago. Despite the rise in internet users, I think it is more difficult to earn today, but if you work hard enough, it's more than possible to earn a decent living online.
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    • Profile picture of the author FredJones
      It depends on how you make the money...

      Most above are saying it is harder, but, don't you think the opportunities are higher?

      Don't you think there are a lot more channels now? For example, Amazon Kindle? For example, Facebook? For example, mobiles?

      Also, if you are earning from teaching IM to others then don't you see a bigger rush of people trying to learn andd you get more students as a teacher?

      Opportunities always galore, whether you spot them or not depends upon the psychology of your eyes.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Harder, more competitive, more headaches, which is why I'm so glad I'm
      retiring.

      Honestly, if I had to start now from scratch, I'd just buy my way into the big
      time. I'd take out whatever loan I had to and then create a massive authority
      site in a niche with ridiculously rabid buyers and outsource every little piece.

      The site would be # 1 on all the SERPs in 30 to 60 days just from the insane
      amounts of content (ala Wiki style) and the amount of natural backlinks
      because everybody and their grandmother would be linking to me.

      I'd make sure the niche was one where you could write 10,000 articles and
      never run out of things to write about. The number of products related to it
      would be in the hundreds.

      Total cost to put together?

      Probably about $100,000.

      Total yearly income?

      Easily 7 figures.

      I wouldn't bother with all the nickel and dime stuff that I've been doing for
      the 9 years I've been doing this.

      You want big? You have to think big.

      I'm too old for this nonsense and fortunately, I can afford to say #$# it.

      But yes, I pity people who are just starting out now because they have a
      sh*t load of work ahead of them.

      At least a lot more than in 2003. That's for sure.
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      • Profile picture of the author myob
        Originally Posted by Paul Gram View Post

        ... While there are way more people doing business online now, most of what you compete with will be low quality crap that is easy to beat.
        ^^^ Well said, LOL!

        For me it seems much easier now than ever before, especially in the most highly competitive niches. The reason appears to be that nearly all marketers tend to crowd into less than 3% of the available methods such as flashy site design, SEO, the SERPs, PPC, etc and largely ignoring proven basic fundamentals of marketing.
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        • Profile picture of the author Ryan David
          Originally Posted by myob View Post

          ^^^ Well said, LOL!

          For me it seems much easier now than ever before, especially in the most highly competitive niches. The reason appears to be that nearly all marketers tend to crowd into less than 3% of the available methods such as flashy site design, SEO, the SERPs, PPC, etc and largely ignoring proven basic fundamentals of marketing.
          Out of curiosity, can you throw an example out that you're talking about? Not related to a specific niche that you deal in, it can be made up.
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          • Profile picture of the author myob
            Originally Posted by Ryan David View Post

            Out of curiosity, can you throw an example out that you're talking about? Not related to a specific niche that you deal in, it can be made up.
            This one method has been the source of almost all of my traffic and sales for the last 15 years or so. There are hundreds of other online/offline marketing methods completely independent of Google or the search engines.
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            • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
              Originally Posted by myob View Post

              This one method has been the source of almost all of my traffic and sales for the last 15 years or so. There are hundreds of other online/offline marketing methods completely independent of Google or the search engines.
              And what one method is that Paul?

              Yeah, I know...you're not spilling the beans...not that I blame you.

              Hey...could make a great WSO. All it has to be in one page and you could
              probably sell it for $97. Don't laugh. I've seen a WSO that was one page at that
              price and worth every penny.

              But that's another story.

              Anyway...keep it under your hat. You'll have people scratching their heads
              until the Internet sprouts wings and flies off to Mars.
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              • Profile picture of the author myob
                This one method has been the source of almost all of my traffic and sales for the last 15 years or so. There are hundreds of other online/offline marketing methods completely independent of Google or the search engines.
                Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

                And what one method is that Paul?

                Yeah, I know...you're not spilling the beans...not that I blame you.

                Hey...could make a great WSO. All it has to be in one page and you could
                probably sell it for $97. Don't laugh. I've seen a WSO that was one page at that
                price and worth every penny.

                But that's another story.

                Anyway...keep it under your hat. You'll have people scratching their heads
                until the Internet sprouts wings and flies off to Mars.
                The beans have already been spilled right here in this forum, Steve - you just have to do some searching and gather them all up. I have often mentioned my method, model, techniques, and even some of my best niches. They're perhaps more beans than you can digest, but it's exactly how I've always canned the competition.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Gram
    While it's more competitive, I think it's WAY easier now than it used to be. I remember when website hosting and domains used to cost a fortune, putting up a website was reserved for programmers, and there weren't many tools you could use to help the process.

    While there are way more people doing business online now, most of what you compete with will be low quality crap that is easy to beat.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Ryan David View Post

      Is It Easier Or Harder To Make Money Online Now?
      For me, it's easier now than it was when I started, just over 3 years ago.

      Those of us who make our livings from article marketing (as many of us have been saying, over the last few months) have been helped out quite a bit by the series of Google algorithm changes during 2011 ("Panda updates") which have dramatically devalued the article directories, making it a little easier for us to rank our own sites, and much easier for us to use article directories for their originally intended purpose, without the risk of potential customer traffic finding those copies of our articles (placed there for publishers to find), rather than coming directly to our own sites where we want them. So that's helped. Quite a lot, actually.

      Originally Posted by Paul Gram View Post

      While there are way more people doing business online now, most of what you compete with will be low quality crap that is easy to beat.
      Exactly so!
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      • Profile picture of the author steve m
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        For me, it's easier now than it was when I started, just over 3 years ago.

        Those of us who make our livings from article marketing (as many of us have been saying, over the last few months) have been helped out quite a bit by the series of Google algorithm changes during 2011 ("Panda updates") which have dramatically devalued the article directories, making it a little easier for us to rank our own sites, and much easier for us to use article directories for their originally intended purpose, without the risk of potential customer traffic finding those copies of our articles (placed there for publishers to find), rather than coming directly to our own sites where we want them. So that's helped. Quite a lot, actually.



        Exactly so!
        Ah right... so we don't want EZA out ranking our own sites? We do how ever have to upload to the directories first though... Don't we?

        Steve
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  • One factor people here haven't mentioned is that a lot of the main costs associated with getting online (websites, graphics, content, etc) are way cheaper and easier to DIY than they were years ago.
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  • Profile picture of the author Webpromotion
    I have been in the IM scene for about a year now.

    From learning to make money online, I can tell you I read a lot of info and methods.

    It seems that the old methods sometimes was about doing things and using resources that are not available anymore.
    Google in it's infancy was easy to trick. Now google knows better, but does not know it all.
    So, by seeing old guides, it sure looks like making money online was so much easier years ago.

    I think, that it still easy to make money---- It might get harder every year.
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  • Profile picture of the author gs000707
    This topic is pretty much close to a problem, I've dealt with a several times before.

    "And why is it that if what you're offering is so good and easy to do, how come that not everyone on Earth is doing it already?"

    Well, online marketing is certainly expanding, niches are slowly being eliminated, but it has both pros and cons and certainly it's not in everyone's nature to see his project through and get rich.

    I doubt, it's possible to say in one sentence, whether it's easier today or it was 10 years ago. Time's changing and each period brings some specific limitations or opportunities within. Obviously, 10 years ago, you had no Facebook, but now, you probably have more competition, but a large percentage of that competition are usually newcommers or people, who have no idea, what they're doing.

    We would get really nice look into this topic called competition, if we explored statistics of this forum thoroughly, especially the amount of active users and those, who have 1,000+ posts, make some categories, etc.

    The good thing for us - newcommers, yet dedicated people - is that a large portion of people are presented with an idea "get rich over night" using the internet and doing nothing. They quickly, if they have some, waste some money, they see no income and they give up. So yes, certainly there's a huge number of competing people in this, but only a very small fracture really makes a decent profit from it, the rest are just "passing through" or partly interested and those people I believe are for the most responsible for success of the very few, who got some awesome idea and are profiting from those people. Why? They simply keep the business alive. There would be no AdSense, if Google realized, people are not interested in it, nobody is putting it on their sites, etc. So overall I think that what makes it look like some huge competition are just masses, who're trying it, but failing at succeeding at it, but yet keeping the business alive. And we could go on and on.

    Simply said, different time, different ways, it's always the same. If you don't try hard enough, if you're not smart, if you expect other people do the hard work for you, you will never succeed at anything, no matter if it's 2000 or 2012 or remotely distant future, which I doubt, I will have a chance to evaluate.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    In reference to actual techniques and methods, it's definitely gotten a little more difficult, especially for the newcomer. I remember back in the day how easy it was to direct link using paid traffic methods (or free methods) and just sit down and make bank. Then you could make more by using a squeeze page, building a list, having obscene open and click through rates, etc.

    Then came the Google, back-handed, double-somersault, chinese-star-ninja-throwing, sardonically-placed-Google-SLAP! Boy, it was so much fun having to go through thousands of keywords that went from 2 cents a click to $5 a click. Boy, I missed being slapped like that!

    However, in general terms of actually making long-term money and starting a viable business, it's actually easier to get started today. Why? Because there are thousands of more opportunties to EARN income online than just 3 to 5 years ago. Look at how many market places there today compared to even a year ago. Mobile marketing is still in it's infancy. Mobile devices are selling like hot cakes and that's creating a whole other platform with a bunch of sub-market places.

    Whether you agree with that or not, I think one thing most of us CAN agree on: is that there's a lot more information (and misinformation) out there. So it's harder to stay focused. It's like trying to watch your professor speak and take notes while you're in the middle of the beach during a hot summer and the Hawaiian Tropic girls are running around in front of you in bikinis!!!!

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  • Profile picture of the author xxxJamesxxx
    There is more competition but you gotta remember... There's more people you can team up and work with

    However, when it comes to SEO, PPC and all the similar methods, I would defo say it's got a lot harder.

    James Scholes
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  • Profile picture of the author chansgrose
    There's a lot more competition now, but with that comes a lot more users on the internet that evens things out in my opinion. IM for me has only gotten easier do to the fact I've been doing it for longer now and my lists are bigger and personal experience has grown.
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  • Profile picture of the author GuerrillaIM
    Easier to manage things these days as lots of software and services to make it easier.

    But... far harder to make sales. Much more competition. When I started my main keywords were 5p a click. Now they are more like £2.50 a click.

    All you can do is knuckle down and aim to be better than everyone else.
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  • Profile picture of the author lukedidit
    I am not that long in, but I do wonder if its harder to find a niche now. I have been doing a few hours of keyword research tonight and in the more obscure end of the spectrum. Right when I get to the domain registration someone has already scoped up com,net,org
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    Some of it's easier, some harder. I started to get serious about it in '02. Back then Google didn't own the Web and it was easy to rank by just writing smart relevant content. Part of that was there was a lot less competition.

    I got really sick at the end of '05 and had to take about a year and a half off. I almost had to start over again as my sites had lost their positions and I wasn't up to speed on reclaiming those positions. It was like the new frontier all over again.

    On the upside, there are many more tools available now that streamline a lot of what you need to do. There's also tons of free information on how to do various stuff. I'm no whiz at Photoshop but can usually figure out what I need to do by watching a lesson or two Youtube. Youtube wasn't there when I got started. There are many tradeoffs. It's all relative.
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  • Profile picture of the author adammaxum
    Simply put, it's so much easier now than it used to be. The tools available for people to use make it extremely easy for you to test new markets/products in short time frames. While competition is stronger, and barrier of entry has been lowered, it is still easier today if you know what you're doing and can market it well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Seoallrounder
    every other person want to open a site and make money now , but its a lot harder now , the top site are getting on top and lower stay lower all because of google lol
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  • Profile picture of the author alcymart
    I would say it is Harder now, due to the unstable "economy" but not only that. Even though people don't invest like they use to, there are ways to get ahead and has a lot to do with being more clever.

    By clever, I do not mean Lying more! You must simply dig deeper into a niche and think out of the box much more often. Trial and testing goes a long way. Knowledge is Key.

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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    It depends on when your talking about. Late 90's early 2000's I could put up 2000 words with white coloring on a white background and rank number 1 on the serps in days.
    Now you can not do the easy way out. So yes the work is much harder.

    I will tell you what I have seen in years in sales. That is that no matter how hard it gets, there are only a number of people out there that will follow the steps and keep working at it.

    So no matter what, if your persistent and consistent, you will be the one to earn money. Most people come on the net try a few things, buy push button this and automate this and then find out its not as easy and then go back to there facebook games.

    So just keep working hard and you will shine.
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    Harder, because there is lots of competition.

    Easier, because I know what I am doing NOW.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      Harder, because there is lots of competition.

      Easier, because I know what I am doing NOW.
      Oh come on Bill...you haven't known what you were doing since Rod Cortez put
      salt peter in your Teriyaki.
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      • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
        Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

        Oh come on Bill...you haven't known what you were doing since Rod Cortez put salt peter in your Teriyaki.
        It was tequila Steven.

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  • Profile picture of the author MN Warrior
    Spam and over saturation has caused it to be harder and more competitive. People are more aware now of affiliate marketing and are more likely to avoid affiliate links / reviews by affiliates since people can write positive reviews on products just to earn commission.
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  • Profile picture of the author paul_1
    I agree with the rest of the guys here, more competitors now but as long as you know what you're doing and stick with your goals plus put some hard work on it - you'll still definitely succeed! More success to everyone here!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mantasmo
    I find it easier because of all the newcomers buying stuff non-stop these days. The fact that getting established in some areas/niches is harder (due to increased competition) just makes people spend more on services/tools (that help them get there).

    I mean holy **** sales are through the roof this year. wtf.
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  • Profile picture of the author Torreylee
    As far as the SEO aspect, I simply think that it takes more skill now because of Panda, so it takes a deeper knowledge, but the knowledge is so readily available that I don't see that as a big issue.

    So, yes it may be more difficult with SEO, but I'm glad because that means people entering my niches will give up quicker, lol. As far as the other methods of making money online, I can't speak for them. But SEO is 100% of my income and life is GOOD!
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  • Profile picture of the author isimrikasharma
    As far as earning opportunities are concerned than there has been a tremendous growth in their availability. But at the same time competition has also increased, which can for sure be dealt with.

    So in my opinion, it is a lot easier to earn today.
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  • Profile picture of the author StevenJones
    IM or making money online has certainly been much easier a few years back. That can be accounted to the fact that IM was new as a whole. How it is now cannot be compared to how it was. Now a days you will need to be more innovative. And I personally think that people need to go all the way and be persistent when doing IM. What I am trying to say, is that a long-term projects will pay out better now as short-term doesn't do the trick like a couple of years back.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Keith
    more competition...really? I have been at this going on 16 years, and there are definitely more people doing IM, but they are hardly what I would call competition.

    There are not very many people actually trying to build a real online business. There are however a millions more trying to make a few extra dollars online, but those are not real competition for real businesses.

    All this "competition" has dried up the easy ppc money and such, but it is not much if any harder to build a business on the internet these days.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shane Hon
    I suppose it's more difficult now due to the fact that there's more competition. However, there are a lot of software that not only makes things a lot easier and gets the job done quicker. It's also designed for newbies who can easily learn how to use.

    So, it's faster for them to start off and easier to get coaching as there are more options today due to the competition.

    So, in a way its harder because of competition but also easier because of competitive coaching courses, user friendly software and the fast growing number of people using the internet.
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  • Profile picture of the author sloanjim
    Harder without adoubt. PPC has gone up abpout 10 fold. SEO gets tougher and tougher.....every man and his dog is now an "expert." It deosn't matter how "good you are" if the competetion is rife it's always going to make it much harder for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anton095
    Unfortunately not!=) If you are really understand that web 2.0 methods should be really interractive.
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  • Profile picture of the author cjp231
    Easier, the market just continues to grow everyday. Hard work is the only rare commodity.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris30K
    I'm a big sports nut so I like to compare it to the NFL;

    Back in the 60's the National Football was easy to achieve, because there was not much competition, but you were not seen as a celebrity and many of the NFL athletes barely got paid enough to pay their bills.

    In Today's World making the NFL is EXTREMELY HARD AND COMPETITIVE, however, if you work hard to make it and excel at it (with a little talent), you may see millions of dollars, commercial endorsements, and just overall better experience potential.

    That's why I don't see Harder as necessarily a bad thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Diice
    I think nowadays there are hundreds more ways of making money online. but obviously the market is heavily saturated now, which kind of balances it out. So i think its both easier and harder in some ways.
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  • Profile picture of the author deefondee
    It's easier from a tech viewpoint. It's easier from "crowd size" viewpoint. It's harder from the creative side. It's harder from the traffic side.
    On balance....all this is offset by the ability to make much more money,
    Just one blokes opinion
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    A few years ago I still had friends telling me they would "NEVER" use their credit card to purchase something online. "Way too dangerous". But now, they all whip out their cards on a regular basis.

    So while some thing are harder, the stigma of buying online is gone.
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  • Profile picture of the author asaolo
    would not say it is harder... just more work because of more competition...
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    • Profile picture of the author The Niche Man
      It's definitely harder if you don't know how to "differentiate" yourself from the crowd of competition and prospect distractions.

      In fact, that's probably the number one challenge for today's marketer. Staying out of the "Look Just-a-Like Zone".

      Most prospects don't or won't take the time to dig out the differences. You either have to grab them by the throat on how you're different, better or unique from the rest or ... they're gone!
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  • Profile picture of the author TheStreets
    Irrelevant. If you want to do it, you just do it and see what's up.
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  • Profile picture of the author TrafficBot
    Internet marketing is constantly evolving so you need to constantly change your game to deal with new techniques and strategies. Using those old strategies like article marketing simply dont work anymore IMO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Johnleesom
    I think it can be summed up pretty easy here Easy to start now but difficult to master with all the newbie friendly software coming from everywhere but to be good you need the dedication.Really frustrating years for SEO for my business the last two years.
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  • Profile picture of the author rooze
    It's far more difficult. The tools were so limited when I started out that if you could learn a couple new things like Frontpage and how to setup an autoresponder you could do great in no time at all.
    Nowadays you have Wordpress and plugins for every darn thing imaginable, so it's easy for a bunch of Yahoos to come along and muck-up my little party
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  • Profile picture of the author PerfectSolution
    Originally Posted by Ryan David View Post

    People sometimes ask (on forums and otherwise) if it's harder to make money online now? What do you think?

    Here's my take...I started online in 2005 and my first site outta the gate was a huge success for me. I'll fully admit that it combined a little luck, hard work, and some good teaching.

    I personally think that 2004-2006 was kind of a perfect time to get online...granted, I wouldn't have minded doing it a little sooner. But it definitely seemed like a lot of good marketing products and information (PPC, SEO, testing, SiteBuilders), so it took away the learning curve associated with making money. Back then, an average webmaster didn't know much about SEO, PPC, Analytics, Site Design, etc. Now, it's not uncommon to have some kind of base level of knowledge. The sites I used to compete with (including mine) were so ugly. Now, new competitors come on board with much slicker looking sites.

    Personally, overall I DO think it is harder now than it used to be. Back then, a little knowledge went a REALLY long way. Now the increase in competition is making it more likely that others are at least aware what's going on.

    Still though, as hope to most of the newbies, most of my competitors are still pretty clueless. It's just harder because there are more of them taking up space (In the SERPs or PPC or whatever). They have analytics installed, but don't have a clue what to do with it. They read about SEO, but they do the basics. They use PPC, but probably don't isolate that traffic to see if it's profitable. And as hard as it is to believe, most of them still don't really use email all that much.

    So what do you think?
    Hi Ryan,

    Is definitely much much harder now although it is not impossible. Glad to know that I'm not the only one noticing this. You need to be an extra miler to make it work these days
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    It's more competitive, but healthy competition shouldn't be a problem - especially if you're in the right niche. There's a product that i created that still gets sales til this day, and i don't even market it anymore online.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    now as opposed to when exactly?
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    Of course it’s harder for the newbies to make money now that so many people are using the internet and it became so known. When I started having my adventures online you only needed to submit a few articles to EZA in order to become a star online.

    Now, I don’t know how the newbies are managing to do whatever they are trying to do with all this competition… I’m glad I'm not in their shoes.

    In case you are a newbie, my advice is to focus on good content because those who are real writers are having many advantages thanks to Google’s algorithm changes. I’m really glad for this fact.

    I’m also having many advantages for creating Squidoo lenses. Their creation is free, you are paid for creating lenses, and you can promote your business and get traffic from the Squidoo community and send it to your websites and blogs, and Google loves this movement, what means that your lenses get traffic from Google too.
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  • Profile picture of the author jgant
    Getting easier and easier. But then I have a foundation built that generates revenue.

    I didn't get started until 2009, so I can't compare anything to 2004 to 2006.

    Reasons it's easier:

    • More people buy online
    • Many cheap and free tools available
    • More people are online
    • More products to promote and tools to create products
    • More outsourcing opportunities

    Reason it's harder

    • More people doing what we do
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