What is your biggest problem you have with Internet Marketing?

by revjoe
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I have a general question for all in this forum and it is what is your biggest problem you have with internet marketing? It could be SEO, PPC, article writing, blogging, traffic, web design, html, listbuilding social media, viral marketing, or whatever?
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
    At this point in my life, I'd say the biggest problem I have is deciding where
    best to concentrate my efforts.

    It sometimes becomes a real balancing act, especially now that I'm only
    working a few hours a week. The time I put in now, as opposed to when I
    was working 14 hour days, I want to make sure that I get the most out of
    that time.

    It's been a real eye opening experience considering I never had to care about
    time before working all those hours. Now, I really have to think about what
    I'm doing and if it's worth the effort.
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    • Profile picture of the author DeadGuy
      I agree with Steven. All of the problem areas you've mentioned are really technical obstacles. These can be overcome by training, learning and trial and error of course. Best use of time is the only critical factor.
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  • Profile picture of the author nick1123
    Steve hit the nail on the head here.

    There are soooooooo many options to make money but which are the best?

    It's tough.
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    • Profile picture of the author roganthoney
      I can only agree with what was already said above. You can do so much at a time and no more. My challenge is to fixate on what advertising methods really work and propel those methods.

      It's better spending 5 minutes focusing on something that works than 5 hours on something that doesn't.
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  • Profile picture of the author revenue.fm
    Too much time spent reading about the industry, staying up to date. By the time you've gotten through the forums and blogs that you read, check and respond to e-mail, the day can be half-over.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gren Bingham
    Hi Revjoe,

    Market research and focus

    Best regards,

    Gren.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daisuke
    Submitting articles to article directory submission sites, I just get so caught up with writing so many articles.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve Johns
      My problem is working on multiple projects going at the same time.

      Rather than selecting one and seeing through before moving on to the next, I send up doing a little bit on each one - which causes unnecessary delays in getting new products out.

      The best solution, for me, would be to do more outsourcing.
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    • Profile picture of the author revjoe
      Biggest problem most definately would be time and money with out a doubt. More money would give me more time to work on my business and more time would help me make more money:-)
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      • Profile picture of the author revjoe
        Just updating old thread, my biggest problem right now is time! How late do you warriors stay up working online???
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  • Profile picture of the author bravo75
    I would have to say time as well. Not enough hours in a day.
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    • Profile picture of the author Promet Analyst
      Originally Posted by bravo75 View Post

      I would have to say time as well. Not enough hours in a day.
      Definitely.. it's either you want to make the day longer when you are trying to post to a number of social networking sites.... harvesting sites...researching for contents and so on....:confused:

      But you want surely want to make the day shorter when trying to wait for those posts or articles to get published. :p
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  • Profile picture of the author craigcdz
    Well I am doing internet marketing for quite some time. Have done seo, article writing, traffic, social media. Now I am getting my mind into ppc and affiliate marketing and I having problems in this..
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  • Profile picture of the author ivanadee
    I completely agree with Gren
    doing research and focus
    seemed easy but SOOO HARD to do
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    • Profile picture of the author banggates
      I'm a Vietnamese. My big problem is language.

      If i speak english well i will success. same as Vietnamese.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dean Jackson
    I seem to have my efforts focused everywhere at the same time. I am gradually cutting down my projects and definately focusing on the 20% high value activities now.

    I'm just glad that we can actually create an online income and have full control over it atleast.

    It beats not knowing when you're going to lose your job or have to rely on getting contracts. So we can't complain

    But working out where to focus your efforts first can be a pain - Just remember to not waste too much time on things that AREN'T making you money and you should be sweet as.

    - Dean
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew NY
    Hands down, the information overload. I am currently starting into the direction of IM, and I have a long way to go, just due to having trouble finding which way I would like to focus towards.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kishor Karsan
    Mine is getting traffic....
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    • Profile picture of the author revjoe
      Originally Posted by Kishor Karsan View Post

      Mine is getting traffic....
      Yes for some reason it seemed that getting traffic was easy for me but that product creation was difficult.
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  • Profile picture of the author therichson
    My biggest problems are SEO, article writing, traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author jlxsolutions
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  • Profile picture of the author l_christopher
    Getting enough traffic seems to be an issue, but mainly my problem is just all the technical stuff I'm finding out I need to learn...
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  • Profile picture of the author manishrawat
    Sometimes I find people confused with the activities included under SEM. People believe that Only PPC is SEM and rest of the activities are not its part. Can somebody give a better answer to this question?
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  • Profile picture of the author winsoar
    I think information overload is the biggest difficulty. Also it's hard to know what really works because there is so much BS being spread around by the "gurus" with fake clickbank earning screenshots etc.

    I'd be interested to know ways of getting viral marketing to go viral.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randy Daugherty
    Traffic or website traffic that's my main problem. Can anyone help me?
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  • Profile picture of the author Tymarkinc
    Originally Posted by revjoe View Post

    I have a general question for all in this forum and it is what is your biggest problem you have with internet marketing? It could be SEO, PPC, article writing, blogging, traffic, web design, html, listbuilding social media, viral marketing, or whatever?
    Focusing... I have too many ideas and to little time. I guess I need to start outsourcing most of my work so I can spend more time developing some of my best strategies.
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    • Profile picture of the author revjoe
      Originally Posted by Tymarkinc View Post

      Focusing... I have too many ideas and to little time. I guess I need to start outsourcing most of my work so I can spend more time developing some of my best strategies.

      I am achieving success by doing exactly that OUTSOURCING as much as we think that we can run a business by ourselves we are dead wrong! Especially and internet business, there are alot of factors involved, and we need to use those people with talents and gifts to get the jobs done for us. I place alot of emphasis in this in my warrior special offer at the bottom.
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  • Profile picture of the author shafiqkamal
    My biggest problem with Internet Marketing is not having enough time. To do both content for my website and also marketing, it sure is wearing me down. Although some people do advice on outsourcing the job, I would just prefer to do it myself for quality purposes.

    Just to comment on what Steven has to say, I have to agree that there are many options. I guess we just have to go by trial and error and see what works.


    Regards,
    Shafiq
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  • Profile picture of the author 3dvision
    For me the biggest problem I have it the amount of stuff I have to keep up on reading tons of tips reading theories of how google indexes and whatever. You get tied up in reading all this and before you know if you forgot breakfast and its 3:30 already
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  • Profile picture of the author Sophia Berlynn
    Originally Posted by revjoe View Post

    I have a general question for all in this forum and it is what is your biggest problem you have with internet marketing? It could be SEO, PPC, article writing, blogging, traffic, web design, html, listbuilding social media, viral marketing, or whatever?
    I am a 100% newbie on Internet Marketing. I heard many of the internet marketer says grow a list, grow a list. Currently I have grow about 120 people in my list, but I am still not making any sale?!...
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  • Profile picture of the author mnoonan
    My biggest problem is figuring out where to start and how to do things in an effective way. There is SO much info out there and so many scams that I deliberately went with a system that had a lot of training in it so I'd spend less time stumbling around.
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  • Profile picture of the author Charlotte Jay
    Information overload!! Because everything is so accessible to us, it's easy to get sidetracked with other things. I feel like I have perpetual IM ADD ya know?
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  • Profile picture of the author Debra Barrow
    A big problem for many is getting a website to convert.
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  • Profile picture of the author Quasha
    Biggest problem is to writing articles...awful you know....
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    The amount of non sensicle bullsh*t and pathetic marketing claims.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    This thread is a much valuable tool unto itself.

    Great post.
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  • Profile picture of the author O0o0O
    I'd probably say the biggest problem I have is lack of appreciation from family and friends. They don't really understand what it is that we do, or how much work goes into it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Morphius
    I am new to this forum, by the time I finish reading there are so many responses, I got to start all over. No time to work. I am hooked.
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  • Profile picture of the author DeadRooster
    My biggest problem is interruptions. I need to rent an office outside the house -- either that or launch a killing spree.
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    • Profile picture of the author MrJoe
      Originally Posted by DeadRooster View Post

      My biggest problem is interruptions. I need to rent an office outside the house -- either that or launch a killing spree.
      Now I'm feeling priveliged having a secluded area away from the rest of the house....
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  • Profile picture of the author fernandoraymundo
    Every tasks that is mention above is important for the site to gain traffic the only problem is how can we do it all with our busy schedules. The only way to finish all that tasks is to have someone to help you on your website. Hire some SEO specialists or content writers.
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    • Profile picture of the author JPSimplySites
      My biggest problem right now is I do not have enough time in my day to get my Internet Marketing work done. I have a full time 9-5 job at the office. When I come home, I have the house to clean, children and husband to cook for, laundry to do and a dog to feed, run and bathe and then to find time to learn and apply what I am learning for my online business. It is a huge challenge.

      Lately I have been feeling so sleepy while I am driving to my 9-5 job and falling asleep at my desk. I am drinking a lot more coffee these days to stay awake. I am looking forward to working at home full time on my IM business. And then of course the other challenges you all have mentioned above will surface.

      Life is never boring when you are an IM marketer, that is for sure!!!!

      Jan
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  • Profile picture of the author MrJoe
    My problem as a newbie is getting my website in shape.... I'm not happy with it.... Would be worth $50 to have it revamped by someone like Selena.... Love the wine pages she created.....
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  • Profile picture of the author doorkicker13
    Targeted traffic is mine.
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  • Profile picture of the author Intermission
    Time, money and content are the issues for me. I have so many things going that I can't get all the content written myself, not enough money to outsource and too little time. Some days I'm so overwhelmed I get virtually nothing done at all!

    The days of clear focus and productivity are too few and far between.
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  • Profile picture of the author revjoe
    Problems change but some stay the same. Focus. I found that I am most productive is when I use a 20 minute timer. I work for 20 minutes then stop. Outsourcing is really key as well. Set your goal and get it done! Elance is a great site to find help with your projects:-)
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    • Profile picture of the author debbiem
      I'd say that there is so much to know. And you have to really be good at something to make it work. For one person, working as a solo entreprenuer, it's tough. I've been at this for over 4 years and sometimes get dismayed at how much more expert I still need to be.
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      • Profile picture of the author revjoe
        Originally Posted by debbiem View Post

        I'd say that there is so much to know. And you have to really be good at something to make it work. For one person, working as a solo entreprenuer, it's tough. I've been at this for over 4 years and sometimes get dismayed at how much more expert I still need to be.
        That is something that we tend to forget it takes work! The reward can be 100 fold if done right!
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