What FRUSTRATES You the MOST about Internet Marketing?

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What FRUSTRATES You the MOST about Internet Marketing? How do You DEAL with your FRUSTRATIONS about reaching your goal?
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  • Profile picture of the author Noel 100K
    For me, I am frustrated about not having enough time to do all the things I need to get done. I deal with it by partnering up and outsourcing the things that can be delegated asap.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gianni
      Originally Posted by Noel 100K View Post

      For me, I am frustrated about not having enough time to do all the things I need to get done. I deal with it by partnering up and outsourcing the things that can be delegated asap.

      I face the same problem, I run out of time when I am working on it with the compute.

      I guess we need to work on time management to solve that problem.

      Thanks for your post.

      Very helpful
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  • Profile picture of the author Kragsig
    What frustates me the most are all the possibilities; So many niches and so many products.. It's hard to stay focused sometimes..
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    • Profile picture of the author FalconInvestor
      I suppose it's a combination of those above me. Lack of time because I have so much I want to do, there's just not enough time in a day. This site especially is like a wormhole of useful information but that takes time to really study well. Coupled with the fact that this remains true for *so* many different internet marketing approaches and it's hard to choose and hard to accommodate for.

      Plus, trying to start off your internet marketing career with no money at all is really, really difficult lol.
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    • Profile picture of the author Noel 100K
      Originally Posted by Kragsig View Post

      What frustates me the most are all the possibilities; So many niches and so many products.. It's hard to stay focused sometimes..
      Totally! The possibilities are endless. I am learning the meaning of F.O.C.U.S. =

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  • Profile picture of the author easternodyssey
    The amount of time and work it takes....
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    • Profile picture of the author MatroidX
      Like some have already said.

      1. Time, or lack of it.
      2. Focus, i tend to want to try and do everything, and that is not practical.
      3. Energy, having the drive and motivation to try things out even if it may fail-sauce.
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  • Profile picture of the author theBUSINESS
    Months where I'm earning good money and once it dries out, it takes me months before I find a new one.
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  • Profile picture of the author Noel 100K
    I looks like it is universal: Need more time to do the things that needs to get done...
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  • Take no action at all. Just sit down and think to much about the strategies. At least, for me
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    • Profile picture of the author Gianni
      Originally Posted by Indraraja Purbosatryo View Post

      Take no action at all. Just sit down and think to much about the strategies. At least, for me

      One of the bigges problems I see in this business is, people spend too much time thinking about it rather than doing it.

      We need to take action and learn along the way. This business will never stay the same. We need to learn as we go.

      Thanks for your share in this post.
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  • Profile picture of the author JustinTurpin
    Noel hit the nail on the head.

    It's difficult to stay focused. There is an overwhelming amount of information out there. Often times I have trouble balancing the time between "doing" and learning "what to do".

    Making checklists help, but only if you stick to them. This leads back to focus.
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  • Profile picture of the author speedbird
    What frustrates me most about IM is that it can take a lot of time and hard work to see results which are not guaranteed.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gianni
      Originally Posted by speedbird View Post

      What frustrates me most about IM is that it can take a lot of time and hard work to see results which are not guaranteed.


      I think if you keep trying and you do not give up, you see the results you are looking for at the end.

      Thanks for your share.

      All the best.

      Gianni.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ninja Ana
    The niches and the time to accomplish all the deadlines are the factors the really frustrates me in doing internet marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Carmen_Hudson
    What frustrates me about Internet Marketing is feeling like I'm getting a lot of advice that doesn't strike me as very ethical, then getting chastised when I question the ethics of what I'm being told to do. Then questioning myself: am I crazy for thinking I can do this without resorting to some of these tactics? Am I doomed to failure while people who take these approaches that I don't agree with leave me in the dust? But then I remember that there are also many ethical internet marketers and I don't have to feel frustrated just because I bought a bad product or listened to one unscrupulous person.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gianni
    INFORMATION OVERLOADING
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  • Profile picture of the author The_Idea_Gal
    I think the biggest frustration is not having enough time. There are so many great marketing ideas you can implement, but time management is what makes things happen for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author faithyunn
    What frustrates me most in the last days is the Google Panda it keep my site slow and indeed fall in to the bottom of SERP. Most of my sites loss in ranking and traffic and loss in profit but I make everything possible to make my site alive again.
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  • Profile picture of the author fannysee
    I agree with Faith, my websites got hit too. It is the unpredictability of Google that gets IM marketers like me down.....
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  • Profile picture of the author Beverley Boorer
    I am frustrated by my own inability to understand a great many things - not having been born wit ha mouse in my hand lol.

    I'm also frustrated when you buy a course that assures you of sucess and profit and you do everything exactly as it says without making more than a few dollars.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andres1986
    My only frustration is the fact that this market is so enormous and the potential so vast that I would need 5 lives to learn all there is to learn and gain all there is to gain.
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  • Profile picture of the author bartm
    All the shot products out there that promise money quick and dont work. Like useless software, crappy ebooks and gurus promoting stuff to their lists. Annoying as hell.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kyle Rude
    I think the most frustrating thing about IM, is that gurus always promise you untold riches, and make you pay for the eboook that turns out to be the most useless thing that doesn't reach it's promise.
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  • Profile picture of the author boosters
    When i my keywords was not ranked after doing couple of SEO and unable to beat my competitors...
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  • Profile picture of the author CIA AGENT
    My biggest frustration is not having enough time and too much to do in one day. I try to finish all that I can in one day.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrfinnj
    there is just so much to learn!
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  • Profile picture of the author getrichinfo
    If there is no internet, no more internet marketing..
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  • Profile picture of the author JoeyElmore
    From most people's list of frustrations, it seems focus is the issue for the overwhelming majority, not time. "Too much to learn" isn't a time issue, it's a focus issue. If I can provide some value here, it is to tell you to "focus" on one tactic or one thing at a time. You don't need to know "everything" about everything in Internet Marketing. Want to learn how to drive traffic? Find one technique and master it, and then move on to the next instead of learning PPC, CPA, SEO, etc all at once.

    Hope this helps in some way.
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  • Profile picture of the author allen12
    I've been duped when I bought my first WSO! Good thing I was able to twist his arm into giving me a refund. Too many "gurus" out there taking advantage of newbies, fleecing them at the first chance.
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  • Profile picture of the author Online Helper
    One thing frustrate me the most is when I put in a lot of effort to try to drive traffic, but still not much lead come in. But I guess this is the journey you have to go thru, especially during beginning stage.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mortis
    I'm still on start faze, for now I'm dealing on information overload and to figure out whats the best method to start with when i only got 1 to 2h a day to work on this.

    If any one could help i would be appreciated, after i get some returns from the starting method i would be able to spend more time and effort in other methods as well as any improvements on the same one... Feel free to PM me

    Thx!
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
      Frustration tends not to work for me.

      I'm naturally level headed and I do what I set out to do.

      I'm much more productive when I'm relaxed.


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      • Profile picture of the author Matida
        What frustrates me is to stick to a plan and to keep the focus to finish it. There are so many distractions and different strategies to make money. You have to be strong to let new options go by and to keep working on your current strategy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anthony Gibson
    75% of people don't even touch the product they were so excited about and purchased until at least 90 days have passed. People not realizing how close they are to achieving their goals and preventing their own inner, unlimited potential because they are scared, lazy, worried etc frustrates me. I try to incorporate success philosophies in everything I do to help that segment finally breakthrough.

    Anthony
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  • Profile picture of the author Jere Kuisma
    The freaking confusion about what I should focus on. I can't choose to stick to ONE thing, as always it seems like a better opportunity/idea presents itself when I'm about to get started. And no, I am not buying numerous WSO's, it's mostly from reading success stories & free information about different "niches" in IM.

    My solution will probably be to get into a coaching program. That way I'll have to focus on the thing coached, or else my money (that I paid for the coaching) will go down the drain.
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  • Profile picture of the author TrinuX
    Its always time and your competitors. But mostly time management.
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  • Profile picture of the author luckywinner
    Originally Posted by Noel 100K View Post

    What FRUSTRATES You the MOST about Internet Marketing? How do You DEAL with your FRUSTRATIONS about reaching your goal?
    Scammers. They give a bad name to internet marketing.
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    'Till the last fight...

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  • Profile picture of the author Kalednet
    Information overload. Can't focus!
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    Not having much success after trying for 6 years frustrates me the most. Lolololol. At least I can laugh about it.
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    • Profile picture of the author webcashuk
      Originally Posted by Michael55555 View Post

      Not having much success after trying for 6 years frustrates me the most. Lolololol. At least I can laugh about it.

      Michael , not only can you laugh about it but you are still in there fighting the fight.I think for me the most frustrating thing apart from the scammers is seeing people quitting when they are so so close to achieving that little piece of success which would then give them the excitement and enthusiasm to keep going and make it work


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    • Profile picture of the author Noel 100K
      Originally Posted by Michael Ten View Post

      Not having much success after trying for 6 years frustrates me the most. Lolololol. At least I can laugh about it.
      6 years is your learning curve. I bet you have a lot of experience trying different things. I suggest to focus on one strategy you know and make it happen
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  • Profile picture of the author dmarseller
    Like many people, I have not got much time to achieve my dreams. Whenever I want to spend time with my business appears a setback. The important thing is to get up every day with the desire to fight for everything you want. I think so.

    Cheers!
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    • Profile picture of the author Noel 100K
      Originally Posted by dmarseller View Post

      Like many people, I have not got much time to achieve my dreams. Whenever I want to spend time with my business appears a setback. The important thing is to get up every day with the desire to fight for everything you want. I think so.

      Cheers!
      Yes. Keep going and never give up on your dream my friend...
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    • Profile picture of the author Noel 100K
      Originally Posted by dmarseller View Post

      Like many people, I have not got much time to achieve my dreams. Whenever I want to spend time with my business appears a setback. The important thing is to get up every day with the desire to fight for everything you want. I think so.

      Cheers!
      Time management helps. We all have 24 hours each including Bill Gates. It is the question of how we use our time productively without killing oneself in the process

      Lack of time can also be solved by learning how to delegate tasks you can delegate or outsource asap to free you to do the things you need to do to accomplish the things you need to finish.
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  • Profile picture of the author Elamros
    The amount and variety of information out there from other internet marketers. It could be difficult to choose from who you want to be your mentor or what program or model you want to follow and it could take time doing that. When you are able to know who and have been in the course or mentoring program, that's when you realize that what you chose is wrong... and although many offer money back guarantee, they cannot really give back the time lost. you will just have to charge it to experience...
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  • Profile picture of the author Noel 100K
    Something to think about: "Every artist was first an amateur." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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  • Profile picture of the author CoachJohn
    One of the biggest frustrations is the long feedback loop time. You can't tell if you're on the right track until you've invested loads of time and energy into the project. For me it helps if I know i'm doing a good job as I do it, and there's no real way of working that out until you get the results you're looking for - or not.
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    • Profile picture of the author Noel 100K
      Originally Posted by CoachJohn View Post

      One of the biggest frustrations is the long feedback loop time. You can't tell if you're on the right track until you've invested loads of time and energy into the project. For me it helps if I know i'm doing a good job as I do it, and there's no real way of working that out until you get the results you're looking for - or not.

      Trial and Error on the way to discovery is a key to all sorts of invention around us. It is part of the process my friend.
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  • Profile picture of the author Don Grace
    People that buy a product and say it's no good when the fact of the matter is they never put in any time or effort to make something happen just assuming it's crap based on opinion and not experience. The whole mindset of "How do I get free money for doing nothing". And finally people that subscribe to lists of marketers, then piss and moan about being marketed to... DUH! What do you expect!
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    • Profile picture of the author Noel 100K
      Originally Posted by Don Grace View Post

      People that buy a product and say it's no good when the fact of the matter is they never put in any time or effort to make something happen just assuming it's crap based on opinion and not experience. The whole mindset of "How do I get free money for doing nothing". And finally people that subscribe to lists of marketers, then piss and moan about being marketed to... DUH! What do you expect!
      yes! You are totally right! Thank you for sharing Don!
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  • Profile picture of the author Edwin Torres
    I get frustrated when I have no motivation or inspiration to do the things I know will make me money.
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  • Profile picture of the author successproducts
    What frustrates me the most is that family does not understand the scope of this business. It seems like pie in the sky for them. You really can't explain to your family that hey in one launch you really can make 40 to 50k and sometimes you can continue to make 100k in a month. We've seen people actually is making this obscene amount of money in this very forum. It seems surreal. I know how I feel when I first started out. I 've chased down the wrong road. A mentor I've met last month pointed to me a new direction. To success in this business you must find a mentor and follow his/her direction. If not you will continue to chase almighty dollars to only get to no where. But I truly feel that in order to be a success story in IM you really have to pay your dues -- it seems nobody get rich over night ... if there is it's only an exception and not the rule. So on the look out for a mentor ...
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    • Profile picture of the author Noel 100K
      Originally Posted by successproducts View Post

      What frustrates me the most is that family does not understand the scope of this business. It seems like pie in the sky for them. You really can't explain to your family that hey in one launch you really can make 40 to 50k and sometimes you can continue to make 100k in a month. We've seen people actually is making this obscene amount of money in this very forum. It seems surreal. I know how I feel when I first started out. I 've chased down the wrong road. A mentor I've met last month pointed to me a new direction. To success in this business you must find a mentor and follow his/her direction. If not you will continue to chase almighty dollars to only get to no where. But I truly feel that in order to be a success story in IM you really have to pay your dues -- it seems nobody get rich over night ... if there is it's only an exception and not the rule. So on the look out for a mentor ...
      Thank you for sharing your insights. I agree that it is a huge learning curve for most people. It is like planting a seed and waiting for the tree to grow up and then it can bear much fruit. It depends on what seed you plant.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikeseocool
    Information Paralysis!

    You have so many things to learn in one forum alone and there are countless more resources on the Internet! Whenever I get away from all that new stuff a lot come flooding in at my emails.

    The excess of info and endless possibilities gets me nowhere and unable to focus on the task at hand.

    What I do is to give Sundays each week for relaxation and as time for reading some handpicked resources as well as clearing up my emails.

    That way, I can learn and be able to allot weekdays for focusing on the work at hand.
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    • Profile picture of the author Noel 100K
      Originally Posted by mikeseocool View Post

      Information Paralysis!

      You have so many things to learn in one forum alone and there are countless more resources on the Internet! Whenever I get away from all that new stuff a lot come flooding in at my emails.

      The excess of info and endless possibilities gets me nowhere and unable to focus on the task at hand.

      What I do is to give Sundays each week for relaxation and as time for reading some handpicked resources as well as clearing up my emails.

      That way, I can learn and be able to allot weekdays for focusing on the work at hand.
      Information Paralysis Indeed! One Step at a Time.
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanLow
    Thanks everyone for sharing their insights!
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    Some people dream of success, while others wake up and work hard for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    Nothing is as frustrating as the fierce competition I have to face; like everyone else, of course.

    This competition is unbeatable.

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  • Profile picture of the author RyanLow
    Information overload especially when in newbie stage and definitely scammers.
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  • Profile picture of the author sethczerepak
    Mega thanks to the original poster of this thread. Some solid gold insight here, for those who know how to read into it and apply it.
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