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Battered Newbies Of Internet Marketing
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Battered Newbies Of Internet Marketing

For a while, I tossed back and forth trying to figure out the title of this article. You know, try to make it stand out, get views, etc and so forth. But then it dawned upon me while I was thinking about all that, and it was clips of those movies I used to watch when I was younger. The movie clips would show beaten down villagers or townspeople by some evil corperation, gang, or even a sole wrong-doer (Sounds alot like those superhero movies right?). Eventually, There would be that one person that would come out of no-where and save the townspeople (at least that's how some of those movies and/or shows went).

Moving along, this title seemed appropriate due to the astounding amount of people who fail to make money online. I raise my hand like 1000s of others because I too have not made a dime online...yet. But why? The gurus CLEARLY state that I can make money using their strategy in whatever particular field it is, and yet only a few people succeed. So, lets go over for the 320,364th time of why that is.

Information Overload is one reason why people fail online. But seriously, how many times have we seen and heard about this? Too often right? Yes, there is an abundance of information out there for different types of markets online. The problem is, we have a hard time deciphering which pieces are actually helpful to you, and which is utter crap. 1000s of ebooks out there now saying "Hey!! Do this right quick and you too can have 3000 thousand dollars!! Oh yea you just do 2 things and that's it :)" Obviously, that's a happy-face at the end. But the reality is, the ones who are selling you the ebook is the only one with a happy-face considering you just made THEM money.

Now for you its like the following, either it's going to be "I tried this and haven't made a dime.. and I followed the instructions down to a Tee." or you begin to realize they just sold you crap, and when you try to get your money back, they magically disappear on you. Wow.. wonder why that is. So now you hope someone can show you the way to make this easier. Which rolls right into our next subject..."Gurus!!!"

Oh man, how many of these have we heard and seen right? Quite a few. Now, don't get me wrong, just like there's good information out there, there are people out there who have been in the field and yes, want to help people as much as the next guy (or girl). Reading that I realize I made a somewhat bad analogy but bare with me on this one. Anyways, As they're are good gurus and/or Mentors out there...they normally come with an asking price. A few thousand is normally how they roll, either up front or in payments. OR...they make membership programs and charge either a large one time fee, or.. charge you per month.

Now, either as these practices are not bad.. especially when your rolling with success stories and testimonials..but you need to think in the sense of the struggling newbie who doesn't have that much money to begin with. I also understand the concept of them making money and that it is indeed a business, so it's just something one has to come into terms with. Alrighty, lets say you you get in the program and learn from them. The good ones (from what I gathered) always tell you this..."You won't make any money if you don't take action!!"

They would be so right on this. You won't make anything unless you take the necessary steps and take action. I believe this is where most get stuck at. While I won't say I'm a master for telling the difference between good marketers from bad ones, I'll say I'm ok at doing it. but really.. that isn't the point. The real point is some are afraid to take action. Alot of the time the information we learned it from is either handed to us in videos, or just written out.

Majority of the Mentors (some, not all), don't actually take you by the hand like they say they do. Why? well for some it's hard to teach something that won't necessarily work out for them. I'm sure everyone is familiar with the terms "everyone is different?". Others, are just there to nab that money, bombard you with hella information and bam, that dreaded information overload.

My Opinion on the Battered Newbies:

For me, because I lost my job a month ago, I don't have money rolling in like I used to. so I have to make calculated moves as to where I spend it. So yes, as the title of the article suggest, I'm a battered newbie. I've read a few ebooks, tried to try a few things with a free approach but it hasn't been working. Then something that I caught from a game and it has stuck with me ever since, "You have to spend money to make money!". It's so true, but the thing is.. I don't have the money to make the investment to truly make an income online.

Perhaps that's the reason for my failure. For others it might be the same thing. But others may have it worst.. they have bills to pay, a family to support... etc. How I feel on the subject is similar to theirs in a sense. You can only gamble but so much, for once we need to be sure that this a sure bet (A dream, yes I know) so that I don't place myself or my family in finical jeopardy.


Street Talk

There are a lot of victims of people who have tried to earn money online and had it not work at all or had it not go as hoped. One could argue the same is true of offline but sometimes online it is even worse because anonymity can make monsters of otherwise normal people.

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  about 7 years ago

I see a lot of myself in this article. I too am beating my head against concrete trying to figure this out. I try to be very careful with what programs I buy and if it stinks, I get my money back. I also have to look at how much action I've actually taken and when I look at that, I see myself more of a cautious student versus someone who has spent a lot of money and testing. I have now resolved to start taking small steps forward in both affiliate marketing and product creation. We'll see where that goes.

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  about 7 years ago
JPSaggs  

Great article Sir. Ever heard of the warrior forum or the WSO's? I imagine you have but if you have not at the moment I would advise not to venture there. :)

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  about 1 decade ago
  

Yea I've heard of the Warrior's Forums. I know how some of them operate...pay people on the side to say how wonderful their product is when it hasn't even been tested or confirmed. People writing ebooks like they are an expert when in most cases are just like you and I.. but people buy into it thus making them rich. Yea I know how the schemes are lol. Not all of them are like that, but some will pull some underhanded crap such as that.

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  about 1 decade ago

I'm with you on all that. Wow, yes this days one can't help the pockets of others but that of our own. Thanks so much for this article.

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  about 1 decade ago

I'm right there with you. I have been on and off with Internet Marketing for years and I have still yet to see anything. But that's just the thing though, it's because I have been on and off. If I would have invested a little time everyday for these past few years who knows where I could be? Point is, keep trying and don't get too down when it all seems pointless.

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  about 1 decade ago

Right on, you have told the truth, I feel your pain.

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  about 1 decade ago

I've been at this only a month myself. But this is what I have been told, by several people I'm connected with: Take continuous action, even if it's just a little bit per day. It is true. I try not to get too overloaded on info, but it's still tough sometimes. Anyhow, great article and I wish you all the best!

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  about 1 decade ago
  

Well Bacon I will be the first to say good luck. It's not to say it is not possible.. because I do see people actually making it work, but.. I've come into term.. that the reason why there is money to be made online is because so many people spend money trying to obtain the same thing. it's the money being thrown into it.. but only few benefit from the money they put in. It ends up being a lesson for life if anything else. But again, not to knock you by any means and yes.. take continuous action. Just be sure you are aware of the actions you are taking and they make sense. The moment they don't, I would personally slow down until it does. Best of luck to you :)

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  about 1 decade ago

There are just too many factors to consider when it comes to determining whether or not a new online marketer will become a success. It's difficult, if not impossible, to say whether or not one strategy will win over another. It all depends. I hope things get better for you in the marketing world.

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  about 1 decade ago
  

I've taken a small break from the marketing world. Instead I am playing a spectator role. When things improve, I'll take another stab at it. But it's not to say I'm not open to learning new things about the business aspects of it.

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  about 1 decade ago

Find someone who has successfully done what you want to do, then do what they did.

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  about 1 decade ago
  

The odd thing about that is... finding them isn't the problem. Or at least for me they aren't. But like mentioned in the article.. they always ask a huge asking price that I can't pay out at this point and time. There's other factors but that happens to be one of them.

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  about 1 decade ago

Great article. You sound like the sort of person who really will make it online.

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  about 1 decade ago
  

Really? O_o? Why thank you :D Lol I never read a comment like that before, but that felt like a little confidence booster. Thank you Kindly ;D

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  about 1 decade ago
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