Internet Marketing's Greatest Mystery!

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I still dont get why this is the case, why this is such a friggen mystery... maybe you can help me figure it out. So, get this:

In order to make big money online, you need to get tons of traffic. You know that, I know that, we all know that. However, after years and years, thousands of people, I keep seeing the same problem over and over again.

HERE, behold, the two main ways I've received 90%+ of all the traffic I've gotten over the past 7+ years:

(1) JV Affiliate Promotions
(2) Paid Traffic

YES! 90/10 rule here. 90% came from those two above... 10% from "other". AND, (1) JV Affiliate Traffic and (2) Paid Traffic has generated me a lot of buckaroos over the years too.

YET, after 7+ years and coming across thousands and thousands of people, they AVOID (1) JV Affiliate Traffic and (2) Paid Traffic like the plague!! They run from it, hate it, avoid it, refrain from it, scared of them both.

But it does not stop there either!

Out of everyone I know who makes 6 and 7 figures, even 8 figures, 97% OF THEM... get 90% of their traffic from (1) Affiliates and (2) Paid Traffic. I mean, I cannot even think of one snapperhead I know who makes the bulk of their revenue from any other form of traffic.

NOW... still... even though I make the bulk from those 2 forms.... and MOST everyone I know makes the most from those two forms... the people who are NOT making any money avoid those two ways of getting traffic like the plague!

AND, even 90% of the people who are NOT making money and happen to READ this thread will STILL continue to avoid those two methods of traffic like the plague! I know this because I've seen it 1on1 for many years and in group settings.

SO... to me, this is the greatest mystery in Internet Marketing! Are there any other greater mysteries and why in the world do people AVOID what works!?!? I'll hang up and listen. Thanks!

Oh Well,

Eric Louviere
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  • Profile picture of the author joaquin112
    Excellent thread. I think most marketers want to make money without having to spend anything. There are several threads in the main page from people asking how to make money online without any kind of investment. While this might have been possible a few years ago, today it does take money or a lot of time. What I love about PPC is that it's scalable, yet most people don't take advantage of it (probably because they don't know how).
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  • Profile picture of the author kolled
    You're right on the money with this one Eric. I've personally shied away from approaching others for JV purposes. Most people are just afraid of rejection from prospective partners. The fear of losing money is the main impediment to making it big with paid traffic. Maybe we need to address this irrational fears. Face them head on, plunge in and see what happens. The world won't end if we get rejected or lose some money. I guess am gonna take the bull by the horns and approach potential JVs, just to try and reduce the level of fear. Kudos for such an accurate observation.
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  • Profile picture of the author tabasc07
    I haven't had huge success YET, but I believe the reason why people avoid what works is simply because of the general mindset. You know, that mindset where we are taught to go to school, graduate, get a nice job, start a family, and live the rest of your life in a mundane type of fashion.

    Speaking of mundane, there's a term called risk-averse. That is when people are uncertain of what the outcome will be and so they want to minimize the risk of losing. A risk-averse person would more likely put their money in a savings account rather than in stocks. I would say the majority of people who get into the whole IM world is risk averse. However, they also can be risk-loving because they want to hit the ground running with whatever they have and expect to be the next person that made $23,759.81 in just 30 days.

    Basically, people are scared to lose, but want to win big. They don't want to take the risk of partnering up or paying for traffic because they could lose a partnership or money.

    I would say it's worth taking the risk, but only if you know what you're doing. Internet Marketing may seem like it's the easy way out, but you still need your brain. You can't just buy someone's WSO, follow it to the T, and expect to make money. You have to go about it your own way and actually put some work in.

    Just take the risk, but be smart about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesW3
    Originally Posted by Eric Louviere View Post

    I still dont get why this is the case, why this is such a friggen mystery... maybe you can help me figure it out. So, get this:

    In order to make big money online, you need to get tons of traffic. You know that, I know that, we all know that. However, after years and years, thousands of people, I keep seeing the same problem over and over again.

    HERE, behold, the two main ways I've received 90%+ of all the traffic I've gotten over the past 7+ years:

    (1) JV Affiliate Promotions
    (2) Paid Traffic

    YES! 90/10 rule here. 90% came from those two above... 10% from "other". AND, (1) JV Affiliate Traffic and (2) Paid Traffic has generated me a lot of buckaroos over the years too.

    YET, after 7+ years and coming across thousands and thousands of people, they AVOID (1) JV Affiliate Traffic and (2) Paid Traffic like the plague!! They run from it, hate it, avoid it, refrain from it, scared of them both.

    But it does not stop there either!

    Out of everyone I know who makes 6 and 7 figures, even 8 figures, 97% OF THEM... get 90% of their traffic from (1) Affiliates and (2) Paid Traffic. I mean, I cannot even think of one snapperhead I know who makes the bulk of their revenue from any other form of traffic.

    NOW... still... even though I make the bulk from those 2 forms.... and MOST everyone I know makes the most from those two forms... the people who are NOT making any money avoid those two ways of getting traffic like the plague!

    AND, even 90% of the people who are NOT making money and happen to READ this thread will STILL continue to avoid those two methods of traffic like the plague! I know this because I've seen it 1on1 for many years and in group settings.

    SO... to me, this is the greatest mystery in Internet Marketing! Are there any other greater mysteries and why in the world do people AVOID what works!?!? I'll hang up and listen. Thanks!

    Oh Well,

    Eric Louviere

    I agree. Enough said.
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  • Profile picture of the author firehawk
    It's unfortunate many folks fail to grab the importance of investing in effort plus time and money.Profits from campaigns is nothing other than return on ad spend (ROAS ).Success in IM starts with a clear understanding of the most critical dynamics of the game.Great relationships and paid traffic are truly key.You don't make the necessary investments you simply don't get anything in return.Simple but not simplicity( Albert Einstein ).
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  • Profile picture of the author XponentSYS
    It's not really a "mystery" per se. I think it boils down to the fact that.....

    (A) JVs and the affiliate recruitment that's required to get affiliate traffic requires THE WORK AND FOCUS 90% of people are UNWILLING to commit to and....

    (B) Paid traffic required the short term outlay of capital that 90% of people are UNWILLING TO INVEST in themselves and their businesses.
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  • Profile picture of the author Malih
    Eric Louviere, thank you for this post, I have been down lately. You made my day!
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    HERE, behold, the two main ways I've received 90%+ of all the traffic I've gotten over the past 7+ years:

    (1) JV Affiliate Promotions
    (2) Paid Traffic
    You are right, but it’s very hard to find good JV partners, especially if you are working in niches that are not as elastic as internet marketing and everyone defends their own brand.

    Internet marketers don't mind making money with their competitor’s products thanks to the commissions they receive, but the same doesn’t happen in other fields.




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  • Profile picture of the author Marc Rodill
    Thanks Eric,

    This is a timely post. Traffic can be a real pain until you start to do those two things. It always makes sense to do what the big guys are doing, but there's a lot of conflicting advice. So it can feel like what takes forever to wrap your head around it.

    As for continuing not to do it, once you know... yeah, definitely fear. But Eric is right, those two ways do work. Even for the little guy. And while that may be so, I think many people wrongly consider spending $100.00 to make their $100.00 back to be a waste at first. When it couldn't be further form the truth.

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    • Profile picture of the author kindsvater
      Most of this snapperhead's traffic is simple SEO.

      But I also do not primary sell anything related to IM, nor anything related to the "typical" niches and products most newbies flock to: ClickBank, acne, weight loss, debt, and more IM products.

      There are a gazillion potential niches but most everyone flocks to just a couple and end up getting clobbered.

      IMHO here's why so many avoid paid traffic:

      1. They're flat broke.

      2. They promoted "typical" niche products and IM products from places like ClickBank and quickly had their AdWords account banned.

      As for JV traffic, a lot of that is IM related and many products you see created are junk that responsible traffic list owners will not touch.

      I also believe many are not really interested in doing what it takes to make money. They're more interested in some quick scheme while doing as little work as possible.

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      • Profile picture of the author operationbob
        I'm a hopeless optimist. I want to think that people don't avoid things just because they require work or investment. I may be wrong (it happened once before :-)

        Since you can start a small PPC campaign without any cash by using the free vouchers for new accounts that are out there, it may not be that they don't want to spend money... I think maybe folks burn through their voucher like lightning, see no profit, and declare it doesn't work. Obviously it does work, but it isn't easy to jump into blindly.
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  • Profile picture of the author RogueOne
    I also believe many are not really interested in doing what it takes to make money. They're more interested in some quick scheme while doing as little work as possible.
    This.

    Paid traffic is great...if you want control of your business.

    As someone who used to do the "Google dance," I sure don't miss it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hartmann
    The free route (money not time) is very appealing, especially when you are new and don't know any better. It implies less risk and is often promoted as a passive model - do the work and then sit back. This is appealing as most people want something without getting too far out of their comfort zone, especially at the start anyway.
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  • Profile picture of the author MKCookins
    I believe people avoid these methods because probably they have not made a single penny from the free visitors they are bringing to their site to being with -- So why waste money on something that is not profitable.

    Once though we set up an online business that will convert for us -- then the fastest and best way to really kick start your income and increase it is through paid traffic
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