The REAL Cause of Slow Starts

by VinnyBock 9 replies
I sent this email out to one of my lists and I got a lot more replies than usual saying thanks, so I figured I'd share it here... Maybe the metaphorical light bulb will go on for someone...

Making money online is not easy to do, its definitely not instant and it
usually takes a fair amount of failure before success is ever achieved.

It's rare that anyone gets into the IM world and begins making money
right from the get go and I believe the main reason for our slow starts
is misinformation.

The first time you Google "make money online" or "work from
home", you're likely to read about easy secret systems that promise
instant riches. Sadly you only get 1 first impression and once that
notion is burned into our brains most of us will spend the next X
amount of days/weeks/months or even years searching for the quick
and easy fix that was originally promised.

For example, I spent the 1st 6 months of my IM career buying
courses and trying way too many different things just like most
of us have done or will do. I've bought courses that were absolute
junk, & I've bought courses that were great and that would have
worked if I would have worked them, but every time something
seemed too difficult when the sales letter made it sound easy as
1 -2 -3, I immediately gave up and started looking for something
else, and therein lies the MAJOR issue.

That 1st impression you/we got/get of making money online the
1st days you/we started searching for info on it, that 1st impression
that promised it was easy, fast and hugely profitable, that 1st
impression that gave us that brain burn early on is the main cause
for something called "bright shiny object syndrome" or BSOS.

BSOS is your worst enemy, its what keeps us out of that elusive profit
column because every time a new course with a fancy and convincing
sales letter comes along and we bite it takes us off the task at hand
and its back to the drawing board.

So with all of that said, if you want to skip over contracting BSOS,
the months of not making any money that comes with it, and you want
to hit the ground running in the world of Internet marketing just forget
about the easy way right now IT DOESN'T EXIST! Forget about
striking it rich in your first year online, instead find a program that has
been proven to work, not just for the product creator & their buddies
that wrote a review for them but also for the people that paid their way
in, and then STICK TO IT!

Let me just say for the record, just because it works for one person, or
many people doesn't mean it will work for you, but by "stick to it" I mean
give it a real effort before you move onto the next big thing...

Because, when we continuously search for an easier and/or "faster way"
we continuously make NO progress & that's the reason most of us
must endure an extremely SLOW START & worse than that more of
us will never even last online at all.....
#main internet marketing discussion forum #make money #real #slow #starts
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  • Profile picture of the author Akogo
    We're like kids in a candy store when it comes to all those opportunities and it's hard to resist all the sweets in IM.
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  • Profile picture of the author cuie
    Well, you're right BUT....

    You can make money fast by offering services: write articles, sell your services on Fiverr / Elance / etc, do niche research for money here in WF, etc.

    You don't make a lot of money but you'll get your feet in the water.

    After you have had your first IM success, you should move away from selling your time to selling products (yours or somebody else's). Then automate, outsource and scale it up.

    After you have made for example $500 from Fiverr, write a step-by-step eBook about it and sell it. Better yet, let other people become your affiliates and let them sell it.
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  • Profile picture of the author nross128
    I remember when I first got started online I bought course after course after course. And then I realized I wasn't making any money and something had to change. I set out to find the most legit way to make money online. I didn't want it to be sugar coded I wanted to know what I had to do to make money online. Sure enough after a few failed attempts I found it.
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    • Profile picture of the author honestim
      Amazing posts and thread! Thanks for starting this. This is something we as IMers need to accept before we think of success. If you see somebody earning $$$$ a day or in a matter of hours from just one email, please be assured that it has taken them YYYY to build the skill and stature to get there. Yes some of us get lucky but then that is an exception rather than the norm.

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      • Profile picture of the author VinnyBock
        Originally Posted by honestim View Post

        Amazing posts and thread! Thanks for starting this. This is something we as IMers need to accept before we think of success. If you see somebody earning $$$$ a day or in a matter of hours from just one email, please be assured that it has taken them YYYY to build the skill and stature to get there. Yes some of us get lucky but then that is an exception rather than the norm.

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        HonetIM
        I totally agree and I actually sell a course that promises fast profits but the point I was trying to make is truly EASY/INSTANT/BIG money won't happen overnight despite the endless promises...
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      • Profile picture of the author VinnyBock
        Originally Posted by honestim View Post

        Amazing posts and thread! Thanks for starting this. This is something we as IMers need to accept before we think of success. If you see somebody earning $$$$ a day or in a matter of hours from just one email, please be assured that it has taken them YYYY to build the skill and stature to get there. Yes some of us get lucky but then that is an exception rather than the norm.

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        HonetIM
        Right on..

        The funny thing is I knew I was doing it and by "it" I mean looking for faster easier ways but yet I still kept at it... This maybe one of those unfortunate lessons that you can't learn until you experience it yourself. Sadly, I think people that are currently stuck in the BSOS trap will stay stuck even though they realize they're doing it..

        It takes time to work your way out of it...
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  • Profile picture of the author beasty513
    I agree.

    Even if you followed the 1-2-3 steps to success

    there is a lot of moving parts still...


    I see most of the "make money online" ranked on the

    first few pages tend to exaggerate and comes across

    as slick marketing.


    If you are a newb, watch out for many of the pitfalls

    that IM'ers come across.
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  • Profile picture of the author asuran
    Absolutely resonated with me!

    It took me 6 years to figure out what is my real problem.

    I was ina buying and learning mode without a goal and business plan and within that frame every products seems to be handy for something later on.

    Since I decided to focus on one thing and to build a presence and products around one specific goal and frame it became a piece of cake and I stopped buying irrelevant courses.
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