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5 Challenges Of Internet Marketing - Advice For Newbies
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5 Challenges Of Internet Marketing  -  Advice for Newbies

If you’re thinking of setting up an online business, it’s important that you’re aware of the challenges of internet marketing and how you will deal with them when you come across them. Although becoming a success at internet marketing is quite possible a lot of people fail, because they don’t do sufficient research, don’t put in sufficient effort and often invest money in the wrong places. Obviously these are things you want to avoid. Here are 6 challenges of internet marketing

1. Not falling for the hype

Oh yes, there is lots of hype out there. If some of the so called internet gurus are to be believed for the small investment of $37.00 dollars you can start making $10,000 dollars a month. There are no amount of people offering these deals. Don’t fall for them. If they really worked, they wouldn’t have to keep selling them, because tens of millions of people would already be successful. Anyone who says you can get rich really quickly is trying to deceive you.

2. Avoiding ‘shiny thing syndrome’

This piece of advice is not just about ignoring the gurus who are ready to relieve you of some of your hard earned cash or savings. There are lots of ways when you start setting up your online business that you may think you need and these are often described as ‘shiny things’. These are often products where you’ll be told that you can do a processes more quickly. And this may well be true but where do you stop? The important thing is to focus on your main priorities and a avoid thinking that you have to invest in the next best thing. Give yourself time to find out what you do or don’t need.

3. Accepting failure

Just like in any other area of your life, things with internet marketing will sometimes go wrong. It’s really important that you have realistic expectations and a mindset where you can cope with failure. Learn from the failures and then move on.

4. Staying motivated

Most people who decide to try internet marketing are excited and thrilled at the prospect of starting their online business. However, it’s very easy at the beginning to get overwhelmed by the amount that you have to learn. That in turn can make it difficult to stay motivated if you find things are not going to plan and you’re not immediately making the money you want. Make sure you have strategies for dealing with dips in motivation.

5. Finding the right training

If you want to set up an online business you want to find the right training. But where do you start? That can be a real challenge. Firstly identify the sort of training and support that you want. Not everybody wants the same things. Look for the opportunity to sample training before you invest. Be aware of any upselling tactics where they add in extra costs when you first sign up.

6. Making money

Not surprisingly it is a challenge to make money. That doesn’t mean you can’t - you can. But it won’t come easily and it will require your commitment, your persistence, a willingness to learn through the right training and the ability to pick yourself up when things don’t go to plan. There are no quick routes to success in internet marketing.


These are just 6 of the challenges you will face when you start out in internet marketing. Obviously there are others. The key to your success will be having realistic expectations, thinking in the long term, avoiding getting distracted by gurus and shiny thing syndrome and finding yourself the right training which will help to guide you on the road to success.

Street Talk

Number two is so important!

  about 1 decade ago

Tell me about it. It's just so easy to get caught up in these things.

  about 1 decade ago

Thanks for sharing, good information to know for everyone who is thinking about an internet business.

  about 1 decade ago

Thanks for taking the time to comment Mary. Glad you enjoyed it.

  about 1 decade ago
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