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Cynical About Internet Marketing? Don't Be
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Cynical About Internet Marketing? Don\'t Be

Are you one of those people who is cynical about internet marketing and wary of whether anyone really makes any money from it? Well why wouldn’t you be when there are lots of examples of so called gurus telling you about the huge amounts of money you can make. They promise you that for a very tiny investment – usually $37 or $47 dollar and a couple of hours a day, you will soon be on your way to making hundreds of thousands of dollars and buying all the material objects you desire. Uhm – well I hope you are cynical if you find a story like that because the chances of that becoming true are virtually zero. However, there are lots of opportunities so let’s try and debunk some of the myths for you.

1. You need lots of prior money to make money online.

No you don’t. You can start from zero knowledge and learn. It will take time, but if you apply yourself, are flexible and are prepared to stay motivated even when things don’t work there’s no reason why you can’t be successful.

2. Only people who do internet marketing full time are successful

There are lots of people who do internet marketing just as a hobby or do it part-time to add extra money. It’s quite possible to be successful on a part time basis.

3. You have to be a computer expert to be successful at internet marketing

You absolutely do not need to be a computer expert to build a website and set up and online basis. You just need some basic skills and you can continue to learn as you go along.

4. It’s expensive to learn about internet marketing

Yes it can be expensive to learn about internet marketing if you decide to hand out huge amounts of money to some of the very unscrupulous people on the internet. However, there are plenty of opportunities to access free training or training at very little cost and this you should explore.

5. Everyone is out to scam you

There are many scammers on the internet, but equally there are some very good organizations who are not out there to cheat you. Do your research and find someone who offers help that you’re looking for.

6. Only a small number of people are successful at internet marketing

It’s rumored that only 5% of people who try to start an online business make a success of it. However, that shouldn’t put you off. There’s no reason why you can’t be one of the 5%. After all millions of people are giving it a go.

7. You need lots of money to start an online business

That is absolutely not true. You can start an online business with very little money at all. You can pay for a domain name an hosting and set up your website.

8. It take years to be a success at internet marketing

You will have your own idea of what success means, but it doesn’t take years. However, if you’re going to be involved in internet marketing it’s best to think of it as a long term venture.


Cynical you may be about internet marketing, but if you’re interested in exploring further what you could do in setting up an online business, keep an open mind. Not everyone is out to scam you. There are some great opportunities to learn about internet marketing and be a success at it. Go for it. If you make the right choices you really have nothing to lose.

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More great advice,. thanks Beverley

  about 9 years ago

Internet marketing is no different to any other market or business. Your advice is sound Beverly there are good people with excellent skills available to help. Find the right people and take a long term view. Gayle

  about 9 years ago

Hi Gayle - Yes you're absolutely right - and unfortunately there will always be people who are intent on scamming.

  about 9 years ago
David 2  

this is the plain truth, simple enough for those who care to listen.

  about 9 years ago

Thank David for taking the time to read and comment.

  about 9 years ago
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