What Do YOU Find Hard In Internet Marketing?

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Hey Warrior,

I would love for you to share a little bit about what you find hardest with internet marketing via this poll!

If you have anything else that I haven't included - feel free to leave a comment below.

Thanks
Tom Glovre
#find #hard #internet #marketing
  • Profile picture of the author alvinchua91
    Traffic generation
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    • Profile picture of the author Saintsfan40
      Traffic generation and most importantly, sales/conversions.
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  • Profile picture of the author NicheDad
    Building the microniche sites.

    I'm actually great at writing content. However, after all my marketing efforts, building backlinks social presences, etc. and having a job and a family, I just don't have the time to write the content and build the sites. So I outsource it. But I feel lazy and guilty for doing so
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  • Profile picture of the author katherineolga
    List building. I just haven't taken it seriously which is a bad habit I need to break!
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  • Profile picture of the author garmahis
    Traffic generation.
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  • Profile picture of the author drewfioravanti
    Squeezing 40 hours into the 24 a day I have available.
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  • Profile picture of the author tristatemedia
    getting the truth from the wso sellers.....they always leave something out.............the main ingredient......
    lol
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  • Profile picture of the author rlcf
    Traffic generation for sure...you could have the best, most unique, most profitable website on the internet, but without traffic, it's nothing.
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  • Profile picture of the author TegaD
    My biggest hurdle was self doubt, i have found that even when you have the tools that can get you to where you want to be, that pesky little voice in your head starts talking and little by little, it just strips away what confidence you and it is replaced with self doubt.

    I have now overcome this thankfully but as a newbie that is what held me back the most.
    To the guys suffering with traffic generation, i have found that slow and steady wins the race, dont go looking for a bright shiny new method instead focus on the methods that have been working and have a prove track record, remember see one method through to completion, asses the results you get back and then scale up your winners and dump your loosers. hope that helps
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    In Internet marketing, I find that it is hard to successfully build a large and fruitful platform. I hope that I figure out and implement a successful formula eventually.
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  • Profile picture of the author IanGreenwood
    In order of importance to my business!

    1. FOCUS! Getting the things done that matter rather than doing the things I enjoy doing (chatting on Facebook to my friends!!!!!!).

    2. TECH. Dealing with the tech issues. I have a computing and web dev degree but the tech stuff still drives me crazy! (time to make adjustments with the sledge hammer!)

    3. TIME. Like Drew says above. Fitting it all in. Whatever happened to that promise of 4 hour working week (Tim Ferris) and running your internet business from a beach in the Caribbean?

    Ho hum!
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  • Profile picture of the author espresso
    Traffic generation or traffic at a low cost that converts
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  • Profile picture of the author RockNRolla
    Traffic generation is the hardest for me in terms of time and effort. I find once the traffic is flowing, everything else falls in to place through trial and error.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrgoe
    Getting traffic that converts is one of the challenges for me. But I'm doing better and better
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Selling $1,000 products.... with my own information products and other peoples' affiliate products. Still a work in progress. I'm good with the money i'm making anyway though.
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  • Profile picture of the author bigfriendly
    Creating well written quality content for my blog. As stated above many of the technical issues can be learned. Putting words to paper that naturally flow can be a real challenge.
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  • Profile picture of the author edhuu
    Creating a high converting Squeeze page and profitable email sequences are the most important skill.
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  • Profile picture of the author Unpleasantry
    Traffic Gen.

    When I first got into this internet marketing stuff I would laugh at how easily I would be able to bring traffic to my website. 3,000 Facebook friends; tons of forums I belong on, lots of friends offline, I figure I could probably bring in 200 uniques a day at the very least!

    Once I started it how quickly did I get hit with reality! Lol. I think it is one of the hardest things to do imo, I envy those who are SEO masters. I am thinking about getting a mentor to help me with SEO, as I feel I am lacking there mostly. I have lots of good ideas, it just takes a while for them to come to fruition...! I don't expect to become rich overnight though, so I just take it day by day. A dollar here a dollar there after a year of trying, and trying again. I am determined to one day make enough money where I can pay for my mother and father and let my dad retire. He is getting too old to worry about working everyday and his retirement is not very high. He's made so many sacrifices for me and my brother and my sister to have a good life I want to one day be able to tell him "You don't gotta work anymore dad."

    It sounds kind of cheesy and corny I guess but that's my motivating factor.

    Anyways, back on topic... Traffic gen is my weak point and that's why I am here. lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    Why do you want a list of what people find hard?

    Anything you put down will have someone who struggles with it.

    Everything on your list will be hard for someone and easy for someone else.

    I imagine from a psychological perspective, people who struggle are also more likely to fill in your poll so you'll only get one side of the equation also.

    Unless you're looking to create a WSO and this is just research into what people need I'm not sure why this information is useful. Even then you already have a heavy sway towards people struggling with traffic and there are thousands of traffic generation products and tools around to address that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Laura Raisanen
    For me, it would definitely be traffic generation - especially targeted traffic generation, which is the only one you want.
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  • Profile picture of the author Amanda786
    Traffic generation involves few tricks. The reason is we all learn things with time and in my point traffic generation is one of them with experience we learn how to genearte traffic. If some one gives me a whole list of tips to generate traffic I know I won't be able to get 90% results.
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  • Profile picture of the author davidbatchelor
    Like most here - Traffic Generation.

    Google keeps changing the rules, which is a constant to try and keep up with.
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    • Profile picture of the author PazG
      Treating IM like a real business. It's not in the poll however I feel that it is very important. Many of us (including me) come into IM with the 'get rich quick' and 'easy money' mentality, which really stalls our development. It's only when I made the mental switch within myself (which took a year and half),did I actually start earning steady money online. I'm sure many of you folks can relate to what I am saying!
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  • Profile picture of the author Osman_M
    Treating IM as real tangible business can be hard at times.
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  • Profile picture of the author Big Al
    No option on your poll for scaling and growing.

    Best lesson I learned was that you don't need to know everything. Just the stuff you're doing right now.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie123
    The biggest thing I had a problem with at first, and I notice many others currently have this problem, is lack of patience. You are not going to throw up some mini-site with affiliate offers and start making commissions overnight. Become a contributor with great content first and than you will position yourself for recommendations to others that will turn into commissions. That type of branding takes about 3-6 months. So be patient and be helpful to others and it will come!
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    • Profile picture of the author Doug Wakefield
      Seeing things through. I have lots of projects on the go, but few of them really get "finished." Probably the problem of making enough money to make me happy, though I know I could plow through on a couple of the projects and move up further.
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    • Profile picture of the author rmolina88
      Originally Posted by paulie123 View Post

      The biggest thing I had a problem with at first, and I notice many others currently have this problem, is lack of patience. You are not going to throw up some mini-site with affiliate offers and start making commissions overnight. Become a contributor with great content first and than you will position yourself for recommendations to others that will turn into commissions. That type of branding takes about 3-6 months. So be patient and be helpful to others and it will come!
      I have a patience problem too.

      I go nuts when I don't get money within seconds of broadcasting to my list :p
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  • Profile picture of the author jessmonsilva
    You know the interesting thing is I'm a really good writer, or at least i think I am anyway. I've been writing some articles for different clients to try and get some money so that I may invest it in my business, but I'm like most everyone else on here. I think Traffic is one of the hardest things to deal with. as many have said, you could have an amazing website, or a blog that sells the best products and gives the best reviews. You could have a squeeze page that is the doorway to great amounts of information and products but if you can't figure out how to get people to it, and to sign up for it then it's no use. So I'll also put conversion as a hard thing for me as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    It has to be traffic gen. Like I would be so rich other wise. Getting people to buy is hard, but getting them to agree to a FREE sign up is super easy. Creating a list is a breeze, but the hard part is getting viewers. There are many ways. However, it gets harder every year.
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  • Profile picture of the author World Marketing
    How competitive everything is....especially when just starting out!
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    I voted building a high quality list.
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  • No All Of The Above option? For complete newbies I think all of them are hard.

    I voted Where To Start (MLM, Blogging etc.).

    Btw, if writing is not a newbie's best strength (or their greatest weakness), then where do you think they should ideally begin to invest their time and money on?

    Would it better for a newbie that is not good or comfortable with writing a lot to focus on learning how to make videos, graphic design, or web design?

    That's where I feel I'm not good at. But I guess sooner or later I'll have to learn and try to write at least a page or 2 of either reviews or provide information of any products or services I would be promoting.

    The moment I read blogging, I start thinking- oh boy this kind of feels like back in the days of school and college classrooms, having to deal with research papers, essays, or open ended questions that want you to write/type something like 10 pages or more. One of the main reasons I've held back and have not been able to decide to go back to school.

    Although I heard about the possibility of outsourcing writers to get quality articles and content written for your website if writing quality content is something you are terrible at or haven't been able to get any results with your writing.

    Any other advice anyone here can give me is much appreciated, thanks.
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    Creating a stable and residual income without having to dedicate full time. Its hard to find a "formula" but once you do, the sky is the limit....
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  • Profile picture of the author Frosy
    I think wading through the knee deep BS is the hardest part.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Son
    Keeping the pace even after series of failures.
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  • Profile picture of the author ElaineBrown
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    I find the tech stuff the most bothersome. I hope it can be learned...
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  • Profile picture of the author igorGriffiths
    Sticking with anything long enough to allow it to gain traction and produce results. Currently back where I was about a year ago, ready to start another loop but hopefully never to return to the start again.
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