One of the lure of internet marketing are the advertisements that says "internet marketing = making money effortlessly". While this is true if you have automation softwares or a targeted mailing list, many people in the beginning just buy into this hype.
The "Get Rich Quick" Hype
The truth is like everything else that are worthwhile and sustainable, there will be some amount of hardwork in the beginning. So be aware that there will be some work involved.
After all you need to learn some of the basics like terminology, how to register a domain, getting it hosted, etc, right?? For a newbie, this is hard work too.
By all means use automation software that will help you to "escape" the repetitive work but don't expect it to be the magic pill that will cure all things.
And yes, you can definitely make a living based on your IM income.
The Shiny Object Syndrome
As you get to be more experienced, the next hurdle is always looking for the next best tool or method to do the IM business. You would buy every product that is for sale in Clickbank. (sorry guys. I have to get this off my chest).
You would do something halfway and then you will move onto another method/tool. This process will be repeated many many times. And no wonder there are so many casualties by the wayside on road to IM financial freedom.
And this is known as The Shiny Object Syndrome.
So what should I do.....
Well the key thing is to maintain focus and persevere. Decide on a strategy and bulldoze all the way through. Or you will just give up later and say that internet marketing sucks. And you can't make money online.
Lastly have fun.......
This post has been edited by Yudistira: Aug 10 2013, 06:13 PM