People Who Aren't Cut Out for Internet Marketing

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This little list is my personal opinion!!!

Not many marketers will tell you that to be honest. They want you to believe that anyone can do it because if they said the truth - well then you might not buy things from them.

I don't want you to see one thing on this list that you feel applies to you and exit out all despondent. Just because you meet one or more of these items doesn't mean it's hopeless - it just means you have two options - change your ways and make progress, or quit.

Here are the people who I feel are not right for Internet Marketing, and why:

People Who Are Desperate

Desperation causes people to make big mistakes. When you're desperate, your mind is cluttered with anxiety - you're not thinking straight. You buy info products on a whim because of promises of fast cash. You agree to do things that are less than ethical "just until you put food on the table."

I say if you're desperate - if the mortgage company just said you have 60 days to get out - then go out in the real world and get any job possible to make ends meet until the edge is off.

Internet marketing is NO place to start when you need to make money fast. Now it IS a place to make money fast - but not until you've built up a reputation and business and can leverage that success for some quick cash influx. But that takes time to develop.

There ARE cases where desperation lights a fire under your butt and makes you turn into a go getter - and that can be a positive thing. But for many, it's what causes chaos and panic and bad decisions.

People Who Don't Have a Conscience

Every day I see unethical people getting wiped out of the Internet marketing world. I always feel like it's such a waste. Instead of using your talent for SEO (search engine optimization) to help educate people or build a helpful website and rank it high, these people take their skills and "game the system" to earn as much money as they can until they get the ax from Google.

If you lack ethics, then not only will your systems eventually crumble (and I'm assuming you'd like to be in this long-term, correct?) but your reputation will be permanently damaged as well, causing you to come back under a pen name (until someone finds out and outs you - which they usually manage to do).
If you start this career with your morals lagging, expect to have your very own blog post there one day. How comfortable would that make you feel?

People Who Are Lazy

I'm one of the world's laziest people, I'll admit it. But that's only when it comes to tasks that I hate. I have a passion for my business, so there's not a day that goes by that I don't log in and check it or manage it somehow.

Internet marketing requires a lot of:

• Networking with others
• Socializing online
• Researching and continuing education
• Learning how to use new tools
• Technical task set-up
• Brainstorming and idea formulation
• Hands on customer service
• Practice of talent and skills

If you're unable (or unwilling) to do these things, then it won't pan out. You're going to start out solo or without a team - so you're going to have to dig in all the time and be prepared to almost become an addict to your business.

People Who Whine

Whiners just drain the life out of everybody. But when you do it in regards to launching your own online business, you're not going to have anyone countering your negativity very long.

If you do manage to get someone to try motivating you, they're not going to stick around a long time if you don't snap out of it. Ask yourself if you continually whine about other people or what all you have to do today.

Look at your Facebook, for example. Are you a Negative Nelly? All Eeyore doom and gloom? Or do you have a positive outlook about each day (almost).

Think of companies that have good teamwork. You don't see a manager going in cracking a whip and being blah with people. Instead, they have meetings and motivate and uplift their team to succeed.

YOU have to be that person for yourself. No one else can do it for you.

People Who Need a Keeper

I'll admit that when I worked in a real offline J-O-B, I slacked off as much as I could. I still got all my work done, but I sure didn't go above and beyond.

As a business owner though, I put my nose to the grindstone and get things done each and every day!

Some people need to have another person tell them to do this, do that. You might be that type of personality. Internet marketing really requires you to be a self starter.


People Who Quit

There are many people who start and quit their Internet marketing efforts. You can't be a quitter. I listened to something so inspiring today by Tony Robbins that I want to share with you.

Tony said that people who are serious are like this:

You want to take over an island? Burn the boats when you arrive. That way there's no CHOICE but to succeed - you won't be leaving the island.

Quitters always seem to have that safety net or that mindset that "if this doesn't work...then..." Failure can't be an option or you won't succeed!
You have to understand that you're going to have a LOT of fear at first. Well most people do - not everyone. Some people see this as an exciting adventure. But fear is natural in this industry.

What are you going to be afraid of?

• Calling yourself an expert or leader. Who are YOU to label yourself
like that?
• Approaching other people for partnerships. Why would they want
YOU?
• Claiming your products are good. What if others don't think so?
• Pursuing success when everyone's always assumed you'd fail. Your
past will haunt you!
• People will make fun of you. Your appearance, your voice, your talent
- all up for scrutiny by others.
• Picking the wrong niche or business model. You wish someone would
just choose for you.
• Working with technical things. It can all be so confusing that you fear
you'll never "get it."

Don't get me wrong it isn't all over but sometimes you have to be a bit honest to yourself. You can reach everything you want but you have to work on yourself. Do you agree with me or do you think I'm completely wrong?
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Chicas
    You forgot this one: People that are anti-social and down right nasty. Sorry to say but Internet Marketing does attract a few lose canons, perhaps because they can't seem to get along with others offline?

    Just because they are behind a computer doesn't mean that you still don' t have to have people skills, or to the very least... be polite.

    Fortunately I haven't had to deal with nasty ones too much, but I do see through forums, social media sites and other places, that these people do exist.

    I'm for doing business with cool people and not desperate enough to do business with nasty bugs. =D
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    • Profile picture of the author M Thompson
      What about people who have an overblown sense of entitlement!
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  • Profile picture of the author monicawomble
    Also, people without a thick skin. You will be rejected and people will unsubscribe from you, or not subscribe at all. You need to take it all in stride.
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    • Profile picture of the author agmccall
      Don't forget people that worry about others failure or success

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    • Profile picture of the author Marco Moeschter
      Originally Posted by Listhoven View Post

      You forgot this one: People that are anti-social and down right nasty. Sorry to say but Internet Marketing does attract a few lose canons, perhaps because they can't seem to get along with others offline?

      Just because they are behind a computer doesn't mean that you still don' t have to have people skills, or to the very least... be polite.

      Fortunately I haven't had to deal with nasty ones too much, but I do see through forums, social media sites and other places, that these people do exist.

      I'm for doing business with cool people and not desperate enough to do business with nasty bugs. =D
      Yeah there are always nasty people but those haters won't succeed in life or in Internet Marketing. I try to avoid those people as much as I can!


      Originally Posted by monicawomble View Post

      Also, people without a thick skin. You will be rejected and people will unsubscribe from you, or not subscribe at all. You need to take it all in stride.

      Those people aren't the perfect fit for Internet Marketing as well but I believe and know that people can develop their mind and learn how to deal with failure!
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  • Profile picture of the author gcbmark20
    It's up to us marketers to HELP them and guide them.

    Not having a plan, a road map to follow leads to people becoming
    desperate, lazy (no such thing really), dis-honest etc etc.

    It's easy to point the finger at others here but there are many people out
    there who just want others to help them.

    They all have NEEDS.

    It's up to us to help fill those needs and help them overcome their biggest
    challenges and fulfill their desires.
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    • Profile picture of the author Marco Moeschter
      Originally Posted by gcbmark20 View Post

      It's up to us marketers to HELP them and guide them.

      Not having a plan, a road map to follow leads to people becoming
      desperate, lazy (no such thing really), dis-honest etc etc.

      It's easy to point the finger at others here but there are many people out
      there who just want others to help them.

      They all have NEEDS.

      It's up to us to help fill those needs and help them overcome their biggest
      challenges and fulfill their desires.

      I agree 100% with you. But people who wanna help and people who know they need help are not the people I talked about. I talked about the enviers, the negative ones, the whiners and quitters.

      I believe that if we help enough people those people will help us automatically to be more successful with what we do.
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      • Profile picture of the author Randy McLean
        Great post. Got me thinking...

        I would also consider people who are too
        comfortable. I am not saying "desperate" but
        rather those who don't feel the need to really
        push themselves in order to increase their income.
        Hobbyist would be a more appropriate word. Those
        who treat it as a hobby rather than a business
        will only work when it's convenient for them.

        Then there are those who are easily distracted.
        Always jumping from one thing to another and
        always starting over
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        • Profile picture of the author Janet Sawyer
          Well let's play "devils advocate" here.

          Let's imagine I am a really well trained heart surgeon and I have saved thousands of people.

          Now you want to know how I do it.
          [Why on earth should I provide you for free what it has cost me a fortune to learn.]

          I trained for years, invested thousands upon thousands of [ £, $, whatever your currency is] and you deem me to be successful. Good, that was my aim.

          Now your dream is to be a Heart Surgeon, but you can't afford the training - the long time studying and the years of being without before you get the high salary paid to heart surgeons.
          [Why on earth should I provide that to you for free what it has cost me a fortune to learn.]

          Internet marketing is the same as any other "Trade" you have to invest in yourself, learn new things and be prepared to pay for them.

          No one on this planet owes you anything. You either pay for it or be prepared to work long and hard for it at minimum wage until you can make it pay for you.

          Rant over - I think
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          • Profile picture of the author Marco Moeschter
            Originally Posted by Janet Sawyer View Post

            Well let's play "devils advocate" here.

            Let's imagine I am a really well trained heart surgeon and I have saved thousands of people.

            Now you want to know how I do it.
            [Why on earth should I provide you for free what it has cost me a fortune to learn.]

            I trained for years, invested thousands upon thousands of [ £, $, whatever your currency is] and you deem me to be successful. Good, that was my aim.

            Now your dream is to be a Heart Surgeon, but you can't afford the training - the long time studying and the years of being without before you get the high salary paid to heart surgeons.
            [Why on earth should I provide that to you for free what it has cost me a fortune to learn.]

            Internet marketing is the same as any other "Trade" you have to invest in yourself, learn new things and be prepared to pay for them.

            No one on this planet owes you anything. You either pay for it or be prepared to work long and hard for it at minimum wage until you can make it pay for you.

            Rant over - I think
            You hitted the nail on the head I guess!
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  • Profile picture of the author dean20653
    GREAT I'm lazy and desperate .. Thanks Marco .. I QUiT an it's cuz of you...

    Kidding better get a good look at that profile picture under my screen name cuz I'm gonna be here for the long haul ... Lazy or not .. Desperate or not ... I have something that won't let me quit .. Determination and persistence :-) all is good

    Good post btw
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    • Profile picture of the author Julius Minor
      Originally Posted by dean20653 View Post

      GREAT I'm lazy and desperate .. Thanks Marco .. I QUiT an it's cuz of you...

      Kidding better get a good look at that profile picture under my screen name cuz I'm gonna be here for the long haul ... Lazy or not .. Desperate or not ... I have something that won't let me quit .. Determination and persistence :-) all is good

      Good post btw
      I'm lazy as hell...lol.. But yet I succeed... It's called "Outsourcing".. Work smarter not harder..
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      • Profile picture of the author Marco Moeschter
        Originally Posted by dean20653 View Post

        GREAT I'm lazy and desperate .. Thanks Marco .. I QUiT an it's cuz of you...

        Kidding better get a good look at that profile picture under my screen name cuz I'm gonna be here for the long haul ... Lazy or not .. Desperate or not ... I have something that won't let me quit .. Determination and persistence :-) all is good

        Good post btw
        Originally Posted by Julius Minor View Post

        I'm lazy as hell...lol.. But yet I succeed... It's called "Outsourcing".. Work smarter not harder..

        Hey Lazies!!! That's just one point in the list and yeah I'm lazy as well but I know when it comes to my business I bust my ass to get the things done which need to be done.

        Outsourcing is also a good way to go but I guess you can't outsource without working hard before to develop systems and ways which work.
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