When you first came on the internet to learn about internet marketing you may come across many people whining that making money through online is just a waste of time. You may have read about so many negative statements saying that you will not make any money or it is hard to make any dime, that there is no real money to be made online, that it will never work and so many other discouraging claims.
Most of this negative words come from people who don’t really understand the system of the make money online business industry. Many of them may have tried but failed and never actually made a single buck or two.
The real deal is, online business does work. But, why is it that some people made some fortune and some don’t even made any dime at all? Simple. The real online moneymakers who made thousands or even millions of cash online knew all the lies in this business and they never believed these lies.
So are you interested to know some of these big online marketing lies? Here are seven of the big online lies that a budding internet marketer like you should know:
1. Starting And Managing A Business Online Is Expensive
Starting a business requires a lost of investments but this is only true when we talk about the offline world. When we come to the online world, it’s a very different issue.
Did you know that you can start your online business with almost zero cost? The fact is you can actually earn your first bucks by joining a very high quality affiliate program. In most cases, as an affiliate marketer, your only job is concentrating on marketing or promoting the merchants products or services. All the expected tasks such as follow up, delivery of the product, answering customer inquiries and so on are done by the owner of the affiliate program.
Most of the time the statement ‘expensive’ is often circulated by people who are living in non-U.S. countries. This is especially true if the country’s local currency is smaller in value as compared to the U.S. Dollar. Now, if it is not a currency issue, it is a vision issue. Sometimes it is just a matter of how you perceive something. See and think small and you will get small. See and think big and you will get big. The outcome will have a tendency to match your thoughts.
2. You Can Make Easy Money From The Internet
One of the biggest mistakes that most beginners assume when they start to try to make money through the internet is that they can make money instantly just overnight without doing anything at all. There are a lot of people who have that notion that there is some easy and quick money making secret that can make them money at the quickest time possible.
Now, if those are what you have in mind right now, this myth is what sets the realistic apart from the unrealistic. Its what differentiates the winner and the loser.
Okay, so you may have read or heard of stories of how some lucky people are making 5 to 6 figure incomes in the shortest period of time imaginable.
Surely, some of these stories are true but did you know most of them have failed so miserably several times before they started to really make money? They are the people who have learned from their past mistakes and moved on. It may seem as if some internet marketing legends gain overnight successes with the wild numbers they have brought in during a day or a week selling information or products online.
Okay, so here are some interesting truths about the so called overnight success – it normally takes months or even a number of years to achieve that kind of success. In other terms, they spend so much time to prepare, they make a lot of joint ventures, they take time to get ready and then they usually build up anticipation for a great launch – then WHAM it explodes!
3. You Must Have Knowledge About HTML, Programming And Graphic Designing In Order To Start Your Online Business
A lot of internet marketers try to inject this mindset on you. But actually, you don’t have to learn all of these things at all. Period. The naked fact is that one of the biggest shockers was the discovery that most of the biggest internet moneymakers these days do not have the smallest clue on to how to create a web page.
These moneymakers earned more money than those who could really develop a very good website because they knew how to market and reach a lot of targeted people.
So how do they create their own money making sites. Well, they either outsource for professional help or establish joint ventures with other people who can compensate or fill up their lack of knowledge in any one of these areas.
You maybe shock to know but most successful people achieve true successes online because they only spend and focus their time and effort on what brings them real success.
For example if you want to build your web site without having to learn programming, HTML and other designing skills, just look for someone else such as freelancers that can do the job for you. It almost easy to find many professional designers online which you can pay or hire them to design and make your websites just exactly like what you really wanted or planned for.
4. On The Internet, You Don’t Have To Know How To Sell
A lot of people who in their entire life hates that idea of selling are easily attracted to online hypes that promises “no selling required”. But wait and use your critical mind to think for a moment. Is there any logic at all that you can make easy money without doing anything at all? Is there something as free launch?
However, if you have to investigate very closely these programs are usually not workable and some or most are managed by fly-by-night entrepreneurs.
In this kind of business, you don’t need to try to sell to other individuals. Instead, you just give some worthwhile information to your potential customers. For example, just tell people what their lives would be like with what you offer and definitely you will make a sale without actually selling anything at all!
5. You Don’t Have To Build A Mailing List At All
Many internet marketers are scorning the idea of building your own mailing list. On the other hand there are a lot of internet marketers who are laughing out loud and infer that when you don’t want to build your mailing list it is like saying, “You don’t want to be in business”. They even stress that your mailing list is as important to you as the “Yellow Pages” is to a conventional B2B business.
Well, every online business moneymakers have their own field of success and specialty. Some will succeed making money through bringing traffic through SEO or Search Engine Marketing while others make a lot of income through sending offers to their mailing list.
Some will scorn the other while the other party will hate the other. That’s actually a funny thing to be observe on the internet. Uhmm, what the hell.
You may have heard or read from many other internet marketers a thousand times this overused phrase which says “The money is in the list”. Well, there’s some truth in that but you should also have this word in your mind, “The money is in the relationship”. You see the idea of keeping in touch or networking with other people is very ugly or unattractive to most who hate to peddle or sell.
In the internet world, just remember that you are not selling anything. Keep in mind that what you are just showing people their needs and how it can easily be enhanced or solved by what you have to offer.
6. You Can Make Easy Money Using Blogs
You may have heard those hypes that you can just set up a blog, write tons and tons of interesting high quality posts and the money will come. The fact is you can blog yourself to death but you may not make at least $100 dollar a month if you don’t know how to market your blog.
If you want to make money by blogging you must learn at least the basics of marketing your blog and get targeted visitors or traffic. You can drive traffic to your money blog either through the natural search engines or spend some bucks to pay for traffic using paid ad networks such as Googles’ Adwords.
For folks who are just starting and have no budget to spend on paid advertising, it is safer to learn at least the basics of SEO or Search Engine Optimization which is a free and effective way to bring targeted visitors to your blog.
7. Getting Free Traffic To Your Site By Means of SEO is A Very Hard Task
It makes me laugh like a hyena whenever I see so called gurus and internet marketers claiming that SEO is a very hard task. While it is true that it takes more time as compared to paid traffic, adsense clicks or affiliate sales from organic traffic can be more profitable, recurring and long lasting.
All of the things discussed above are just some of the biggest and funniest online marketing lies. In fact you can find lot more online marketing lies that you should keep away from or at least take a grain of salt.
In the end you have to be smart and discerning enough in order to really achieve the online success that you could possibly imagine or have been dreaming of. The way to success is like enlightenment. It is a path and not a destination. It is a choice not a fate. It is the action you do not what other people think of you.