Attention Internet marketing beginners – many of you have fallen for myths!
Yep, that’s what I said, myths! Many Internet marketing beginners have fallen for untruths, stretching the truth, exaggerations, telling stories; no matter what you call it, a myth by any other name is still a myth. Let’s take a closer look at some these myths and see if we can sift through to the truth.
Myth: It’s easy. You can make lots of money fast with little effort.
Nope. Sorry, there is no easy button. Nothing to push for instant success, no business in a box. Set it up and voila! Instant riches! You are not going to get rich quick. It just doesn’t happen that way. “If you build it they will come” only happens in the movies for Kevin Costner. That movie was called Field Of Dreams not Field Of Internet Marketing Beginners Dreams! Bummer, huh?
Fact: There is no easy button. Building a successful online business takes work and dedication and persistence. It’s not easy. It takes time to get traffic to your blog or website, to build a list of prospects, to build a relationship with them and turn them into buyers and it takes time to build a reputation in your niche. Now you have a better understanding of why they call it “building” a business.
Myth: You either have it or you don’t – not just anyone can do this.
While it does take a person with an entrepreneurial spirit, who sees the big picture and never quits; if you have that, everything else can be learned. No one is born with an innate sense of Internet marketing skills. We all started out as Internet marketing beginners. We acquire the skills we need to become successful along the way. The World Wide Web (www.) has only been around since 1989, so the internet is relatively new. We are making the rules as we go. Cool, huh?
Fact: Anyone can learn how to build an online business. With the right attitude and some fortitude you can too. There is a wealth of information online to help you learn how to get started and how to start creating income.
Myth: You must be on the cutting edge of technology to be successful online.
So you think you have to be a computer geek to even think about starting a business on the internet? Only technology savvy brainiacks have any chance of getting a website up and running. And if you have to hire someone to do it for you it will costs thousands up front and lots more money to keep it updated and maintained. Internet marketing beginners must need the operating capitol of Bill Gates to get started online these days!
Fact: You can be a technophobe and you can get started online for under $50.00! No really. It doesn’t take boat loads of cash or an unlimited line of credit to get started. You just have to get started. With WordPress.org and a little guidance you can learn to build your own blog pretty easily. If you are one of those total technophobes you can have someone else do it for you on the cheap! You can have a very basic blog set up for about $50.00 or you can have it done up fancy with a custom header and design with all the bells and whistles for under $200.00.
Myth: Internet marketing beginners must have a brand new concept or product that no one has ever thought of before in order to get started.
I am going to make this short and sweet. NO YOU DON’T – YOU JUST HAVE TO GET STARTED! OK, mayber that wasn’t so sweet. Sorry I yelled, but I see so many smart talented Internet marketing beginners over think this one to death and never get started at all and that makes me crazy! Most of the time the fresh concept or new product comes after you get your feet wet and understand the process of it all. Internet marketing is like nothing you have ever done before. That’s what makes it so exciting! Once you learn the ropes and figure out this all works, there will be plenty of time for your creativity to go wild. You just have to dive in and get your feet wet first.
Fact: You don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Just make the commitment to get started and find a good mentor that you resonate with and learn as you go. I teach Internet marketing beginners like you how to get started online, get it all set up and running and how to make that first $100 and beyond. How can I help you? Come on, dive in and get your feet wet. Let’s get started!
Thanks for reading. I’d love to hear your take on this so please leave a comment, question or let me have it! The floor is yours.