So when you hear about internet marketing, you immediately think that it’s an easy way to make money. After all, it’s online right? That’s definitely easier than making money the traditional way, that is working for a fixed salary or starting your own bricks-and-mortar business.
Furthermore, there seems to be a lot of self-proclaimed gurus who are all too willing to tell you how bloody easy it is to make a full-time income online, or rather, make that a comfortable living online where you are financially free and you get to live the life you dream of.
Well guess what, that isn’t true at all. Not a single bit. It may be all online, but there is simply no magic pill to making money online.
The magic pill, peeled apart
When gurus advertise how “easy” it is to make money online, keep in mind that they are trying to sell you something. They are trying to sell you their methodology in making money. It may have worked for them, but not necessarily for you. As such, they will hype everything up and make it sound as if it’s extremely easy. What more, some of them are there to lie to you!
Let me break it down for you in simple examples:
A guru may say: Make it easy for yourself, outsource your work online at cheap prices!
The truth: Outsourcing takes thorough testing for good work to be done. You may rake up a high cost in paying for workers.
A guru may say: Simply gather as much traffic as possible to your website through some cheap and effective methods.
The truth: The methods may be cheap, but they are crap traffic. You can’t monetize them at all and you don’t even know they are from bots.
A guru may say: I can throw in bonus products for you at no cost.
The truth: They aren’t bonuses. They are just variations of the same products.
There is no shortcut to success
There isn’t. Success doesn’t come easy. It goes along with the fact that nothing in life comes easy and that for whatever you want in life, you have got to work hard for it.
Life isn’t meant to be easy, not that I want to come across as very cynical, but that’s how it is. If you want to reap the fruits of your labour, you have got to bust your ass and starting working hard!
It is REAL experience and work that will give you the answers in the end. Even if you fail at what you start, that is okay. It is failure that gives you the real lessons you require for ultimate success! Hardship may feel like a real downer, but that’s how successful people make it in the end.
Forget about the magic pills. They may be easy to swallow, but they give you a bad taste after that.
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