Are you tough enough to succeed with Internet Marketing?

16 replies
The reason why some people fail and some people fail with Internet Marketing is it comes down to human nature nothing else.

Most people want an easy fix.

If you are still struggling to generate any success online or make any significant progress than choose one of the following two options below.

Option A

Option B

You just need to work out which one you would be willing to do and which one you are not willing to do


You buy lots of different products trying to find an easy method to make $300 per day and one that you don't have to talk to anyone, be sociable, or take any risks or make any investment. (Surely this exists)

You look for something that will start making you money in the next 3 hours and if you try something and it doesn't put cold hard cash into your bank account in the next 3 hours you consider it useless and move on to the next system.


You are not trying to make money in the next few hours instead you have a long term plan.

You want to build an actual business with income streams that you control. In order to know how to set everything up and get everything to work together you need skills. So you invest in a few (select) good courses which teach you particular skills that you can arm yourself with to help build your business and make progress.

As you are learning new skills you take action not caring if you make mistakes because you know that you learn a lot of your best stuff while making mistakes.

You then spend every waking hour on your internet business learning everything you can absorbing every single piece of information like a sponge.

You eat, sleep and crap internet marketing until it comes out of your ears because you really want to crack this stuff.

When friends are at a party meeting hot new chicks you are at home slugging away on your internet business.

When friends are going out spending money on lots of cool stuff you are keeping the little money you do have in the bank because this is money for your internet business.

You spend every single moment for months and months and months learning the skills, testing, tweaking, tracking, making mistakes, uploading, writing content only to realize that you were doing it wrong. You then brush yourself off and start all over again. You do this as many times as you need to to see results.

You also find it tough to concentrate on anything other than your internet business.

When you end up having a bit of spare time to enjoy yourself all you do is think about how you can increase your squeeze page conversions, increase your traffic, create your first product and work out how all this ftp stuff works thinking you may have to go to youtube to watch some more videos on ftp'ing.

You get up extra early in the mornings to work on your internet business because you want results.You spend so many hours on your computer each day trying to build your business that your eyes hurt and your head feels like it's going to explode because of the amount of information you're trying to consume on a daily basis.

You can't possibly process all of this information in your head so you begin writing stuff down. You end up filling up note pad after note pad and a4 paper after a4 paper with information which could be useful to your business as you progress.

Even after 2 years of you slugging away on your internet business you still have hardly nothing to show and you haven't even made enough money to take your partner out for dinner.

You dust yourself down take a deep breath and start work again.

You continue putting in insane hours because you know that in the end you will come out on top.

Which one sounds easier to you?

Please Note: I'm not saying that every single person needs to go through this to succeed in internet marketing but you have to be willing to go through option B otherwise you will never make it.

You need to be willing to gut it out and keep going when times are tough.

Which one sounds better to you, but more importantly which one would you be willing to do?

Post your answers below.
#internet #marketing #succeed #tough
  • Profile picture of the author rmolina88
    Everyone, including myself went through option A far before we ended up at option B.

    In fact, most people don't even get to option B.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7747908].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
    Yep..... simply dont give up.... focus and dedication
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7747910].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    Been at this since October 2011 when I told my wife, "You're gonna lose me for 3 months of evenings, and we're not going to make any money."

    I was going to post on this forum in the Offline section, and build a reputation for great content.

    She told me I was an idiot.

    By January there was pent-up demand for a product--any product--from me. People wanted to read anything I wrote (in the Offline section; I don't spend much time up here, but have bought one of the OP's WSOs). Since then, with a full time senior management role from April until now limiting me to about 4 hours a week to work on my business, I've been building, learning new skills and selling. The other evening & weekend hours have gone to order fulfillment.

    It has been a long journey and I've done well making a full time income from a part time presence. I finally have all the pieces of the puzzle--this year will be about putting them together the right way.

    I watch about an hour of tv around 11PM; the rest of the time is learning, implementing, testing (and failing, or half-succeeding). I don't think most people realize how much intention and effort needs to be put into IM to succeed. Hey, maybe I'm just stupid and a slow learner.

    Prioritizing what to do next is the hardest thing to do: there are always 50 things that seem very interesting and promising. I don't mean shiny new objects--I mean, should I make a new leadgen set of videos for business owners, or work on my autoresponder series, or bush up my OTOs? But making money online is the best feeling I've ever had; it's fun every time that payment notification arrives, and I'm here to stay.

    (The image of Lebowski overlaying this song is a little confusing, but the vid doesn't have an ad in front of it.)
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7747932].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author mstrmindmktg
    Option B all the way! What's so hard about that?! Smart work and dedication.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7747938].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author GailTrahd
    Option B isn't an option for most people until their backs are against the wall and they have no other choice but to buckle down and do the work.

    Shiny Objects
    Promise of great wealth with just a click of the mouse

    It all conspires to reduce most people to what can be accomplished in the next hour, or the newest WSO that promises boatloads of traffic, converting traffic or push button websites with scraped content.

    At some point success comes when you realize that there are criteria which must be met to find success - massive right action - and it ain't always easy!
    Content, Video, Infographics in the lucrative relationship market

    Accurate, Researched and REFERENCED
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7747957].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Saintsfan40
      Originally Posted by GailTrahd View Post

      Shiny Objects
      Promise of great wealth with just a click of the mouse
      Great 5 key points there.

      1."Fear." I'm learning to overcome that. Getting better.

      2."Work." Not afraid to work. Just need to learn to work "smarter" without spinning my wheels.

      3."Time." Time doesn't bother me one bit. It takes time to be successful.

      4."Shiny Objects." Been there before. I've learned to avoid those like the plague now. 1 push button software magic buttons don't exist.

      5. "Promise of great wealth with just a click of a mouse." It doesn't exist. If that were the case, everyone would be doing it. It takes "work", "patience" and a lot of "persistence" to be successful. You can make money fast IF you work at it and angle it the right way.

      What's the point of having a sig if no one buys from you?

      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7748003].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author Dwayne K
        It's all about being able to focus on the
        right thing for you and your business
        right now, which will also produce the
        best results in the future.

        Entrepreneur Lifestyle Tips Blog==>>

        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7748258].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Dwayne K
    Option B all the way.

    Put the work in now so you don't have to
    worry in the future about why you have
    not setup an online business yet.

    There's nothing wrong with making
    money fast, as long as you add value and
    your mindset around money doesn't
    make you blow the lot.

    This is why option B is important, so
    when the next best thing comes around,
    you know your house is in order. No
    matter what the next best thing
    promises you know where and what to
    focus on for your success.

    Entrepreneur Lifestyle Tips Blog==>>

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7747961].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author MsHeart
    I think there are more options. Option C for me please .

    I started out freelancing and then after a year, building up my business. Without buying any WSO's or e-books (actually, bought one on fiverr but didn't finish reading it). I like to think on my own and do things differently. Sure, I lack the knowledge on many things, but I also didn't waste time learning how other people made millions, but ended up teaching others instead of continuing their "million dollar business". Doing good now, quit my day job 3 years ago and would never go back.

    How about some FREE unique handwritten articles for your website, blog, SEO, guest posts, etc?

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7747963].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Malcolm Thomas
    I would definitely choose option b for sure. It is all about having persistence and staying dedicated
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7748328].message }}
  • {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7830438].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Dorian Anthony
      Thanks for posting Paul. I relate to the "head about to explode" part.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7832528].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author New Comer
    Slowly been transitioning to option b over the past few months....been slugging away for 14 months now! Little income to show, but I have made $ so I keep going.

    Can't tell everyone how many times I've wanted to quit and thought maybe I should just give up on life all together!

    But I always come back....


    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7832549].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author YouWillKnow
      Originally Posted by New Comer View Post

      ...But I always come back....
      Right there with ya, New Comer. Never gonna give up! Why? I just know I would end up unhappy not turning my dream into reality...
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7832577].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author New Comer
        Originally Posted by YouWillKnow View Post

        Right there with ya, New Comer. Never gonna give up! Why? I just know I would end up unhappy not turning my dream into reality...
        All this 'misery' will be funny as hell when we have monthly income, LLC, and employees eh!!!!

        Imagine how accomplished we'll feel....just envision us kicked back with the laptop checking the accounts......oh wait don't need to do that I know those are full!

        Traveling the world....not having to work but still it's gonna be ******* awesome!!!!!!!!!



        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7832633].message }}
  • {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7832557].message }}

Trending Topics