This Article is About
birth pains
online business owner
first few days
easy path
placing ads
cake walk
google
successful online business
text ads
building a website
right off the bat
Marketing Birth Pains Or Path To Riches
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Embarking on what I though would be an easy path to riches as an online business owner I began to experience marketing birth pains almost immediately. Who said it was easy to create a successful online business anyway, must have been someone that has never tried it. Or maybe I missed the part about it being easy if you know anything about the process, not so easy for a beginner like me.

All that technical stuff...

Right off the bat I discovered building a website for my new venture was no cake walk. I managed to build one but never could get it to look like a professional site that anyone would want to visit for more than a couple of seconds. I scrapped it and started over and finally managed to put together a serviceable site to build on. More birth pains and down right frustration was brought on by simple tasks like installing Google analytic's and webmaster tools. Didn't know what they were for but someone told me I needed them so I spent hours trying to get them installed and functioning. This was back in the early days before I discovered that you can Google almost anything for directions that you might be able to understand. Thinking back though it probably wouldn't have been much help for the technically challenged newbie I was. After all I had just previously discovered that a mouse didn't have four legs and a tail. Giving up in total disgust I decided I could manage without the extra's and moved on to other things.

Here it is world...

Total dismay was my reaction when the hit counter on my new site remained at zero after the first few days, didn't they know I was open for business. I was all set with glossy get rich quick opportunity banners and digital product text ads and no visitors. Amazing as it may seem I did finally realize that I would have to do something to attract visitors, put out a grand opening sign somehow. Placing ads on free safe lists and anywhere I could find that would allow free advertising I did manage to generate some traffic but my first attempt to get rich on the internet was a dismal failure at best.

Maybe another way...

I knew people were making money on the internet, I saw ads all the time from people laying on a beach somewhere counting their money and decided maybe there was another way to get my share. To make a long story short I was scammed, bamboozled, and ripped off in a variety of ways that consisted of an education in the school of hard knocks. Does all of this sound familiar for some of you, I bet it does.

Turning point...

Browsing the net one day I encountered an ad for an online training center and began a whole new phase in my marketing career I like to call the success begins here stage. With their help I soon had a successful business with multiple websites and all the tools and even professional guidance to help me stay on the right path. I love the ability to pop into their live chat anytime I have a problem, there is always someone there with the solution to any problem I run into. I only wish I had found them years ago, the learning process would have been so much easier.

Thanks...

Hey I want to thank you for reading my article, hope you enjoyed it, if not thanks anyway. Hopefully your experience with the online marketing world was better than mine, I look back on those early with wonder, wonder how I could have been so totally inept.


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
Looking Up!
Why should we be looking up? We should be looking up because the return of Jesus Christ is very near. Jesus told us very clearly, He expects us to be eagerly watching, waiting and expecting His return. Although we do not know the day or hour we are to watch…
By: Connie Milam in  Self Improvement  >  Spirituality   Jul 13, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Online And On Time
Many of us have considered, or perhaps even own, an online business that we make our living from. Some even are able to work from home or from an office they rent or share. But remember, to do this, you need to be on time whenever you are working online.…
By: Rick Jantz in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Site Promotion   Apr 09, 2013  
0
  Likes: 2

Websites Like Weebly Can Take Away Everything You've Worked Hard for
I never knew what some people were saying until I experienced it. This morning, I checked my Street Articles account to see if three of my articles were accepted, and once again, they were rejected because the links were broken. Keep reading for the full story. I created a relationship…
By: saytue sayewhat in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Web Hosting   Mar 10, 2012  
6
  Likes: 2

What is an online business owner?
So what is an online business owner? Have you ever asked the burning question of what is an online business owner or dreamed of being financially independent by making money online as a successful business owner? If so, you are not alone. There are countless numbers of folks who share…
By: Shaun White in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Internet Marketing   Mar 14, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Jaaxy Review - the Best Keyword Tool Online?
Within this article I am going to explain the benfeits of keyword tools and in specific, outline the latest keyword tool within my full Jaaxy Review. As the Internet changes, a keyword tool can play a bigger and bigger role in optimizing your search engine marketing efforts for maximal performance.…
By: Kyle in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Search Engine Marketing   Nov 01, 2011  
6
  Likes: 11

Working From Home Online: Is It for You?
Are you a stay at home mom, college student or just got laid off your job in this bad economy and need to earn a stable income and fast? Well, have you tried working from home online? Yes, there is a lot of scepticism in this regard because many find…
By: Tony B in  Home Based Business   Oct 31, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

How The Wealthy Affiliate University Can Change Your Future
For many people the concept of making money online is just a fantasy, but if you really want to discover how the wealthy affiliate university will help turn making money online in to a reality and change your life for the better, you have come to the right place. Right…
By: Neilc in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Internet Marketing   Jun 28, 2013  
2
  Likes: 2

Keyword Niche Finder
Many people are making great money today using the Internet. When it comes to creating an Internet marketing business it is important to put some thought and research into your niche before putting in the time and effort. Learning more about getting started means you finding the niche you know…
By: Daniel31 in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Internet Marketing   Jul 17, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

Should You Hire An SEO Marketing Consultant?
An SEO marketing consultant can be regarded as an advertising agent on the internet. Their main work involves tweaking and sprucing up websites to make them search engine optimised. This means seeing how they can improve your website to make it rank higher on search engines such as Google, Yahoo…
By: Nadia in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  SEO   Apr 02, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

How to Get Traffic to Convert
Getting traffic to your site is hard enough. Unfortunately, that is not the end of your struggles as an online business owner. You have to know how to get traffic to convert before you start making any money. In this article, I will go over the key factors in getting…
By: Chip Paulson in  Internet and Businesses Online   Aug 10, 2013  
24
  Likes: 15

Get Traffic To Your Website In An Ethical Way
Whether you're a blog owner with a point of view that you want to share, or want to connect with other like minded people on the net, or if you are an online business owner that needs to get his website viewed by your customers, you will know that you…
2
  Likes: 1

How to Make Him Miss You And Get You Back
There is no doubt that the difficult part of the breakup, is accepting the fact that the relationship is ended. You will hang on to the past and wish if you only could bring the past memories to life again. Thinking a lot of your past relationship will only grow…
By: carthage in  Relationships  >  Conflict   Feb 07, 2012  
8
  Likes: 23

How Do I Know I Found The One - Part 2
Continuing on from Part 1... I didn’t know what to reply, even though I thought what he had written was so sweet and gentleman like, so I didn't for the first few days. Then I thought about it and thanked him for sharing what he felt. I never said whether…
By: Lauren McEachran in  Relationships  >  Dating   Aug 28, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

How Can I Get My Dog to Come Back to Me?
There's nothing worse and patience draining than calling your dog and then watching it run off barking into the distance. In public the dog seems to just sit there sometimes and stares at you leaving you look a complete fool. Do you end up chasing the dog around the local…
By: Chris Evans in  Pets  >  Dogs   Jul 03, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Can You Really Make Money Online Using a 3 Step Program?
Two years ago I looked out the window, with that same question. Outside a man was herding a couple of cows, I remember thinking; no way, that's gonna be me. Thankfully Internet marketing has never been so easy to come by. We struggle to find any sites without some sort…
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 1086    Report this Article