I've been trying to get rich off the internet since I first knew it existed. So far, no luck. I've only lost money but I'm not one to give up easily.
I did the information overload and no action thing for a long time.
Than I started taking action but I had a terrible web hosting company (1and1) and no matter how hard I tried I just couldn't build a website.
Than I hired a web designer who was shocked by how difficult it was to use 1and1 and told me I should go to HostGator so I did and WOW what a difference. I fired my web designer at that point because I could do everything he could do myself.
**I fully believe that if I had had a HostGator account 5 or 10 years ago I would be a millionaire today, bc I would have BUILT SITES THAT WORKED, AND BUILT THEM FAST, and GOTTEN THEM TO RANK ON GOOGLE.***
Now of course its a million times tougher to rank a website.
A almost couldn't even BUILD a site with 1and1 but if I had HostGator years ago I would've had no problem in that area... I would have been using WordPress instead of Front Page and wouldn't have been hand-coding and FTP-ing my sites page by page because more than one page uploaded at a time would "crash" the 1and1 website and it wouldn't upload right.
I would have made EMD sites TEN YEARS AGO, and made tons of money zipping people to affiliate links BUT...now it's so much tougher to rank a site.
Article marketing seems dead. EMD seems dead. And being a ClickBank Vendor and getting affiliates -- tried that once (in my dark ages when I managed to get a site to upload with 1and1 but it was 100 times more work to make it happen than it should've been bc 1and1 sucks and I eventually got burnt out).
That vendor site is no longer around and would've been a much more impressive site if I was using WordPress and CPanel, but you can view my old site at The Guide to a Safer Identity
I just launched a website development tutorial (basically it's for people that don't know anything about coding) it is websitemadebyyou.com this is the site I'm mostly interested in getting advice on but I just mentioned the other site to show that I'm a step ahead the 99 percent of people who don't ever take action of any kind. But I still have a problem. The almost-no-money-problem. I've taken PLENTY of action; yet I get NEGATIVE RESULTS. I loose money.
Despite what I know (and I know a lot but I have SO MUCH INFORMATION OVERLOAD IN MY MIND)...its way tougher to make money now that I actually can build a site because of how many people can build sites easily.
I'm not a "get rich quick online" mindset-ed person. 2013-1995=18 yrs. Obviously I've been at this for quite some time, yet to no avail. What's the point this long and no results?
Am I on track building my web development tutorial? I figure if I get a t-shirt that says "learn how to make your own website at www.WebsiteMadeByYou.com" and wear it all the time that the site will eventually take off, and since it PROVIDES VALUE, maybe people will follow the steps in the tutorial and generate me some HostGator commissions (and BringTheFresh commissions)?
I know if I hadn't missed the "EMD band-wagon" it'd be so much easier to get volumes of traffic and make money now that I'm using HostGator and finding it so easy to build websites, making websites is the easy part but getting traffic to them I've ALWAYS FAILED AT THAT.
2013-1995=18 years of my life wasted trying to get rich off the internet only to go broke instead :-(
I have $1000 life savings. Pretty depressing.
I feel like I should have quit trying to make money years ago and just worked a job even though I know having a job is a terrible way of making money.
Internet marketing is harder to succeed with but if you do make it you wind up a lot better off. What does it take to make it these days online?
Apparently -whatever that is: I don't seem to have what it takes to make it online.
Of course...most ppl when they quit...they quit when they were on the verge of success.
Am I complete failure? Should I just give up trying to make money online?
Sick of having no life and no money and "trying" to get rich from the internet.
This is a very serious post.
I'm aware of the information overload problem...that's my biggest problem, but how to be successful despite that? Anyone who's "been there and done that" if you can offer me some well-thought-out advice I would really appreciate it.
I feel like giving up, but I still don't want to, but I don't want to waste my life like Ebeneezer Scrooge, I don't want to be obsessed with getting rich and never actually get there or get there when I'm so old that life has passed me by and I'm senile and all that ####.
Matt Roberts - the ultimate internet marketing failure :-(
-At least I have the guts to admit it.