What is your number one problem in internet marketing?

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Mine is free traffic generation and stick with a plan. what is yours?
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    Originally Posted by thisisraz65 View Post

    Mine is free traffic generation and stick with a plan. what is yours?
    I often wonder why there's such a big interest in problems. There are literally 100s of threads with a very similar theme to this one. In my experience, you focus on problems, you get problems. You focus on what works, well, you get it, right?
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    • Profile picture of the author letsamhelp
      Originally Posted by travlinguy View Post

      I often wonder why there's such a big interest in problems. There are literally 100s of threads with a very similar theme to this one. In my experience, you focus on problems, you get problems. You focus on what works, well, you get it, right?
      Thank you you hit the nail straight on the head.... Positive Thinking yields Positive results....

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    • Originally Posted by travlinguy View Post

      I often wonder why there's such a big interest in problems. There are literally 100s of threads with a very similar theme to this one.

      The reason for all these threads is product research -
      you ask what the biggest problem is
      you look at what gets mentioned the most
      you create a WSO and sell the same forum that gave you the answers


      It's being taught a lot hence all the threads
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      • Profile picture of the author AnnaPaterson
        My problem is time, but with focus that is solved
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      • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
        Originally Posted by The Great Gordino View Post

        The reason for all these threads is product research -
        you ask what the biggest problem is
        you look at what gets mentioned the most
        you create a WSO and sell the same forum that gave you the answers


        It's being taught a lot hence all the threads
        I understand that. But there's a far easier way to do really effective product research. Go to the WSO forum and look at what's selling. Right now solo ads are hot. People are also finally figuring out that the gaming style of SEO MMO folks have been using is on the way out. Another thing is just monitor this board. One of the hottest markets that virtually no one is serving is niche selection.

        That in itself isn't very difficult but newbs have been led to believe there's some magic formula in selecting a niche. First, you identify a certain type of keyword. Then you fire up the keyword analysis software. Then you sacrifice a virgin... It's nuts. Selecting a market shouldn't take more than an hour or two on the outside. But people don't believe that. So, give them what they're expecting.

        My issue with these "problem" threads is that people unload all their issues, real and perceived, and then others new to marketing come along and read that stuff and all of a sudden they're spending time thinking of something that isn't even a real problem. Until, of course, it actually becomes a problem because of all the attention and even time they've spent ensuring the "problem" didn't jump up and bite 'em in the bum. So it goes...
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        • oh yes, certainly true that overthinking can create problems by itself!
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        • Profile picture of the author Lance K
          Originally Posted by travlinguy View Post

          I understand that. But there's a far easier way to do really effective product research. Go to the WSO forum and look at what's selling. Right now solo ads are hot. People are also finally figuring out that the gaming style of SEO MMO folks have been using is on the way out. Another thing is just monitor this board. One of the hottest markets that virtually no one is serving is niche selection.

          That in itself isn't very difficult but newbs have been led to believe there's some magic formula in selecting a niche. First, you identify a certain type of keyword. Then you fire up the keyword analysis software. Then you sacrifice a virgin... It's nuts. Selecting a market shouldn't take more than an hour or two on the outside. But people don't believe that. So, give them what they're expecting.

          My issue with these "problem" threads is that people unload all their issues, real and perceived, and then others new to marketing come along and read that stuff and all of a sudden they're spending time thinking of something that isn't even a real problem. Until, of course, it actually becomes a problem because of all the attention and even time they've spent ensuring the "problem" didn't jump up and bite 'em in the bum. So it goes...
          Well said.

          Or someone could follow that old advice about soliciting responses to people's #1 problem, read this thread, and head off to produce a WSO teaching people how to focus. I wonder which method will work out better.
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  • Profile picture of the author EveGood
    When I first started, my biggest problem was overwhelm. It just seemed like there were soooo many things that I had to do. And I felt like a dog chasing my tail. Now, it's traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author jay5x
    Originally Posted by thisisraz65 View Post

    Mine is free traffic generation and stick with a plan. what is yours?
    You got it spot on with the planning bro! You know what they say, if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

    But even if you have a plan, its implementing it. And thats where I sometimes go wrong. Not sticking to the plan and not being consistent. Its hard to stick to a plan when you are only accountable to yourself though.

    At the end of the day, your success lies in your own hands!
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    • Profile picture of the author Wealthyclark
      Originally Posted by jay5x View Post

      Its hard to stick to a plan when you are only accountable to yourself though.
      This is very true, it takes discipline. It's funny how people can go to a 9-5 everyday, giving their bosses 110% and expect to be successful when giving their own businesses 10%

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  • Profile picture of the author Marco Moeschter
    Focusing on one thing it's always hard for me but not just in my business it's more like everywhere! But there are ways out of it like meditation.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicholasb
    My big problem before was "leverage" my income would fluctuate because I wasn't leveraged properly, and I'd work to hard and get burned out.

    This problem has since been fixed.
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  • Profile picture of the author absolutelee
    Lack of focus. Even pros like me suffer from it. This year, I decided to focus on a very narrow aspect of one of my businesses. It's paying off big time!
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  • Profile picture of the author DigitalWavez
    I'd have to say focus .. get sidetracked easy, the grass is always greener on the other side and I'm knee deep in weeds ..
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  • Profile picture of the author AaronHarris
    BED!! It's pretty hard to focus when you are near your bed. It's like its calling your name, inviting you to a date with it.

    Seriously, FOCUS is most IMers' problem i think. If you have all the time on your hands, you will do whatever you want, so there are lots of distractions. Your children wants to play with you, fetch them from school, your wife wants to go shopping with you, etc. It takes a lot and big big DISCIPLINE to succeed in IM.

    But certainly DISCIPLINE pays off really really well.
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  • Profile picture of the author RowenaFanning
    One of the things I have not enjoyed is the fact that you have to keep an eye out for constant changes. If you are a slow learner and it takes you a while to get the hang of something, you might be surprised by the fact that what you took the time to study no longer applies.
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  • Profile picture of the author himanuzo
    Originally Posted by thisisraz65 View Post

    Mine is free traffic generation and stick with a plan. what is yours?
    If you don't want to spend any money for generating traffic. You need to spend more time and be persistent for generating traffic. If you consistently one traffic method, you will see result in 3 - 6 months and also make a good living.
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  • Profile picture of the author windowwatcher
    One of the biggest problems for me is the redefinition of the ads influence during like the last year.It doesn't work as effective as before and the whole marketing strategy has also to be rethough and redone towards each client personally.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Not really a problem, but the opportunity to stay on topic
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    • Profile picture of the author shmeeko69
      It's better to look for solutions rather than problems. When I first started my IM journey just over five years ago I remember the amount of information and people selling courses and ebooks and it can all be a bit overwhelming. It's hard to figure out who to trust and who's just after a quick buck, but I suppose that comes with experience.
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  • Profile picture of the author cyberzolo
    Laziness and not following my plan consistently.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dee Syed
    The absolute number one problem is traffic! Paid traffic sucks and organic traffic these days is hard to find.
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    • Profile picture of the author Abramm
      most of the time it happens in the internet marketing that we face many problems in many areas so we should face them. We should not say that the internet marketing is always show the problem it can be improved some times.
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  • Profile picture of the author radhika
    Too many news things to try for getting traffic. But recently I stopped everything and staying with only 3 - 4 things.

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  • Profile picture of the author BeverlyDweller
    It's always hard for me but not just in my business it's more like everywhere! But there are ways out of it like meditation.
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  • I would say that mine is time management and lack of focus. It's true that work from home and in your bedroom is very challenging- you can easily get side tracked and then the focus is gone.

    It is really very important that we set our minds to our tasks and perhaps good time management plan. But of course, these are all easier said than done.
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  • Profile picture of the author rakhwas
    I actually don't got a problem right now, but as the time passes im sure i well get some, but that's nothing a little research can't handle.
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    • Profile picture of the author marketingdynasty
      I would say trying to start too many projects at the same time before finishing one.

      I would also have to say time management.

      But I am now doing things to improve in these areas.
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        My number one problem? People constantly asking me about what my number one problem is. :p

        The problem with informal surveys like this is that many people don't want to give the "wrong answer", so they go along with the most popular answer. This phenomenon has repeatedly been observed in multiple studies.

        If you really want to know what people want to buy, look at what they're buying. An opinion backed by cash is the only one that matters.

        Like travlinguy said, if you want to sell a WSO, go to the WSO section and look at what is selling. Look at the underlying problem, and offer your own solution.
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  • Profile picture of the author extrememan
    I mix between free and Paid Advertising. Focusing on the marketing strategies that deliver the best results for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author imrizk
    recently i had problems with converting traffic, but once you get the hang of it..
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  • Profile picture of the author Alice12345
    Is all about mindset!

    Focus on solution rather than problem. =)

    My biggest problem is I always focus on problem. Are u?
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