Has Lapsed Into a Comatose State -
With Varying Chances of Recovery
More so today than in recent years, the future of Internet Marketing is in decline...
There are a number of contributing factors, but one thing is clear... The sheer volume of factors coming together at one point on the calendar makes you wonder if December 21st, 2012 has come early...
You Can Almost Taste The Fear In The Air
People are scared, and that fear is going to drive more people out of this marketplace.
In recent months, we have been reading about The Death of:
- Article Marketing
- Bum Marketing
- Email Marketing
- YouTube Marketing
- Viral FaceBook Advertising
- Yahoo Services
- Mini-Adsense Sites
- Affiliate Marketing
- CPA Marketing
- Recurring Payments
- Forums in General
- the Warrior Forum specifically (on other sites )
For those who are looking for negative signals as to the health of the Internet Marketing economy, each of these stories only adds to the uncertainty people already feel and confirms their fears for them.
The global offline economy is still feeling the weight of lower consumer spending, and that gloom is carried over into the online economy, as people want to fear the worst.
And here is the reality...
All successful Internet Marketers have learned how to be successful, through trial and error.
They have tried certain marketing methods that everyone swears by, and they have found failure and success. Through the school of hard knocks, they have learned why some stuff has failed and why other things have been successful.
They have taken from this the ability to replicate what has worked in the past, to drive their success into the future.
And often times, those folks have come here to share their wisdom, which they had earned through the process of trial and error.
Yet, folks who read what the successful folks share try to replicate that success using the methods described, but they either fail to understand a nuance of the thing or they try to find shortcuts to speed success.
Those who have failed will swear that they followed the advice given to the letter, but only they will know the truth if they looked at what they had done with honest eyes.
Most folks who are quick to declare "The Death Of" anything are people who barely put in an effort to try the specific thing that they are now declaring dead. And all that they have taken from the experience is that something did not work for them, with little concern or regard for why it did not work for them.
Those who are unwilling to learn from the past are bound to repeat it.
Rather than to assume that the experts are lying to you or trying to scam your hard earned cash, why not instead assume that you have missed a very important part of what they told you?
Because it is easier to shoot the messenger, rather than to admit errors or to fix the errors?
The reality is that the Future of Internet Marketing IS on the decline...
It is on the decline, because at the present rate of attrition, fewer people will finish the race, let alone win...
People are quitting on their dreams of success, without actually investing the time, effort or desire to overcome all obstacles, and they are certainly not investing in the willingness to learn from their mistakes or failures.
So long as people continue to look for someone to blame for their failure, they will never be in a position to learn from their mistakes or failures.
And that is a real shame...
Worse than that however is the poor people who stumble into "The Death Of" threads and give up before they even try something, because some loon said it was dead.
That is worse than shameful...
There is plenty of room at the top for people who are willing to go the extra miles necessary to actually complete their journey.
And as I indicated previously, it is not the distance that is hardest thing to conquer, but the unwillingness to overcome any and all challenges presented to a person...
The truly successful people who come to this forum to help others are sincerely interested in helping people achieve their goals and to reach their dreams...
However when they do so, many of them are taken to task for being "mean" and "uncaring"... LOL
As a parent, I have to occasionally be "mean" to my kids to get them to think beyond the moment... "Stop!!! Get away from the fire!!! Don't put your hand in the flame!!!"
Sure, my kids cry when I yell at them... I upset them when I do that... But am I a better parent when I correct my children, or would I be a better parent if I let them put their hand in the flame?
While you are not my child, and I don't desire to treat you as a child, is it better for me to let you get burned or to be a little "mean" when I direct you away from error?
The Warrior Forum veterans are not "mean people", although many of us have been accused of such on a regular basis... (Well, there is this one guy who is mean, and we simply tolerate him Just kidding... Or am I? )
As long as people continue to quit the race, before the race is finished, Internet Marketing will always be on the decline... Because Internet Marketing will continue to fail to live up to its real potential...
When I started in Internet Marketing over a decade ago, people were much more positive about its future... I swear, I had never read a "Death Of" story or thread until about 2004, and even then, I did not hear those stories at the same volume I am hearing them now...
But the real question people should be asking themselves right now is whether they are going to follow the leadership of the naysayers who want to push others down to their level, or whether the person reading all of this negative press is going to take the opportunity to find out why something is not working, so that they can learn how to make it work for them...
In the end, everyone who comes here to this forum has the potential within themselves to become successful...
The only question is, will they do what it takes to become successful?