As you begin your online journey in internet marketing and you aspire to make money online, you will notice that everyone seems to want to tell you how you can succeed. This is GREAT!….. right?…. or is it?
The internet is just as straight forward as the real world. There are people out there who wish to genuinely help you out and there are people who wish to screw you over. It can be more difficult to determine who is who since you don’t actually look people face to face or even hear their voice, and when you do, it seems like they are trying to sell you something….
It is EASY to FAIL in internet marketing!
Don’t be discouraged…. I say it because it is true!
Here’s why so many people will fail to make money online:
Information overload -
Whether you are new to internet marketing or you have been around for awhile, you should have noticed how easy it is to be bombarded with information from all angles. Everyone has the answer you are looking for… each person offers to help you for free…. Before you know it your mailbox is overloaded and you are wasting hours reading and researching, but never applying what you learn……
Because you are learning too many different things at once…. Usually only parts of different ways to make money online…. I spend 6 months learning without taking any action, then another 3 or 4 taking action, but never completing an entire process…. no money is ever made this way!!
Most people try too hard -
One thing I have learned over the years is that the less you try to sell or to make money, the easier it is to do so. WHAT?! That makes no sense….. I guess you could just sit around and play games or cruise Facebook and never put any effort into making money online…. you would obviously not make any.
But, when you try so hard to set up your first perfect sales funnel and a sales letter and then write a sales copy in articles and tell everyone what wonderful product you are selling….. you can expect to see people avoiding you online more and more…. People don’t want to be sold to…. people want to be treated like people…
Instead of selling to people, try offering some free advice, free information, or just some goo conversation. When people get to know you, they will be more willing to buy a product that you suggest because they know it is valuable and not some junk you are just selling.
Lack of training -
Some people get lucky… they start out on their own and find a way to start making money online with no training and maybe copy the right persons ideas… Most of us aren’t that lucky. You can waste years and a lot of money trying to learn internet marketing all on your own.
Even then, you could still fail…. Determination alone is not going to make you succeed!
I’m sure you are bombarded with systems and programs and training offers…. There are a lot of good ones… and…. there are some that suck and are a waste of money all together….
My suggestion: Never pay more than $1 for a training program until you know it works!!! I know what you’re thinking…. How do I know it will work unless I pay for it?
The best training programs I have ever seen have a 30 day free trial offer or $1 trial offer. They are so good that you should be making money by the end of the first 30 days and will want to pay the regular price to continue with the training. If not, walk away and you lost nothing… Sounds like a pretty good deal, right?
I have made more progress with free and $1 trial programs than anything else….. It may be that we are just used to getting what we pay for…. after all, you are not going to expect to get much from something you get from the dollar store, right??
Look at this from the trainers eyes…. If he or she helps you to succeed online in the trial period, you are going to pay full price to continue the training…. if the trainer fails to give you what you need to succeed, then you are gone…. They are going to do everything they can to help you succeed if they want to keep you onboard…. Your dollar means nothing to them….
Bottom line, if you want to fail, then DO NOT seek training from someone who has been successful online.
Lack of Organization and Dedication -
A great way to fail is to not set aside time every day to work on your business. It can even better help you to fail if you randomly complete tasks and keep no record of what you are doing or what you should do next. I know this as fact because I have failed miserably using these very techniques…. They are easy to implement and require no change on your part…. the best part is…… you make absolutely no money in the process.
Sounds pretty great, right?
Ok…… I know it is hard to get organized and to dedicate yourself to anything… your life is probably very busy like mine…. and it may seem impossible to stay focused and dedicated to your online business…. Even if you have to go to a coffee shop for a few hours a day to get some peace and quiet….. do what you have to if this is important to you!!!
I am writing this post right now from inside a coffee shop where I have to go to be able to concentrate on my blog. So, I know your frustrations… I have been there, I have fought with my wife, I have felt like giving up, I almost got a divorce at one point…. Don’t let that happen…. Schedule a few hours to get away if you cannot find a quiet place at home to work.
Keep a daily log of your accomplishments and what need to be completed the next day to keep yourself on track…. This will save you a ton of time!
Understand Internet Marketing
Internet marketing is not one thing that can be easily defined. It is many things, just as “marketing” is in the real world…. The best plan of action is to learn one system or strategy, make some money with it, then move on to learn new things. Otherwise you will get stuck in a vicious learning cycle where you may only see failure.
Here are my favorite free and $1 for 30 day training programs:
Recommended Action: dedicate yourself to the training program for 30 days and continue if it is profitable.
Dot Com Secrets X – $1 for 30 day training from an internet multi-millionaire – Free Video
Millionaire Society – Free 30 day trail to a complete internet marketing training course – Free Video
Wealthy Affiliate - Free Internet Wealth Crash Course
* I have taken part in each of these 3 programs and highly recommend what they have to offer.
Next, it’s really up to you…. My promise to you is to constantly provide you with all the support, tips, and advice I can to help you succeed and to overcome some of the hurdles I personally faced, but without having to do it on your own.
Don’t you wish sometimes that you had someone who you could go to when you have a question or when you get stuck? I can be that person….. I don’t have all the answers….. But, I know enough knowledgeable people that I can answer most of your questions fairly quickly…..
So, now that you know how to fail….. Go and succeed online!
My goal is to create a community of like minded internet marketers new and experienced that we may help each other succeed. Join the conversation by commenting below and join us! I'm Jeremy Ruggles and I am here to succeed online and take as many people with me as possible along the way.