This blog post WILL offend many people, so if you are of a sensitive nature please stop reading….
… don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Toady I will shed light on why 95% of Internet marketers fail online. Time and time again.
At the end I’ll also tell you exactly what I would do, if I were starting from scratch online.
OK, here we go. I’ll be blunt.
More blunt than my usual style. Because people need to know and understand this.
Out of the many thousands of people on my mailing lists, quite a few get in touch with me, especially since I don’t hide behind a ‘no reply’ email address.
This is how I’ve come to learn this revealing information first-hand, over the past 25 years of doing business online.
It’s all in the emails I’ve gotten over the last two decades…
Some of the people emailing me just want some simple advice, some want more. And while I’m always happy to lend a helping hand, some expect me to offer hours of my time for free.
Some folks have even sent me abusive email because I dared to land in their inbox recommending solutions, despite them opting in.
Others are so desperate to make money FAST they come right out and tell me… ‘I’m desperate and will do anything, show me how!’
The thing is, while 100% of my subscribers, and EVERY Internet marketer wants to be successful, LESS THAN 5% are truly prepared to do everything it takes. The other 5% are the people who actually carve out a regular income online.
If you agree with any of these statements then I guarantee you will struggle online…
#1. “I want to supplement my income online, but I don’t really want to invest any money to become a better entrepreneur.”
#2. “I want to supplement my income online, but I don’t have the time or patience to learn new things regularly.”
#3. “I want to supplement my income online, but I don’t have anything of value to teach people and don’t want to learn something of value to teach.”
#4. “I want to supplement my income online, but everything out there is a scam so why bother.”
The thing is, if there’s One Constant in the Internet Marketing World, it’s this…
If you REALLY want to make 5, 6 or 7 figures as a successful online marketer, then you have to really be willing to work at it and give all you can give.
Sure you can coast a little once you have done the work and have some regular income streams in place. But in order to get to coast mode you need to…
– Be prepared to take advice from people who’ve already succeeded
– Be willing to help others as much as possible
– Be willing to invest in the right tools and training and learn how to use them
– Treat it like a business, not a hobby, and dedicate time and effort consistently
Look, I get it. It is easy to complain or worry about how you have no money, no time and no value to give, but PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE get out of this mindset because it’s not serving you.
The fact is, not enough people are willing to look in the mirror and realize that the ONE big thing stopping them is THEM. These folks need to get out of their own way.
If this blog post offends you, or you want to send me an angry response, or want to click the unsubscribe button because I said something that hurt, then you are not an entrepreneur.
You can change everything, but you need to want it so badly that you’ll be prepared to step up and take serious action.
A Path Forward…
If I’ve motivated you with this post then good, as that was my intention.
I know it will offend some and this post will cost me some unsubscribes, but that’s okay as I probably can’t help people who can’t help themselves.
However, if you are prepared to help yourself, and if you want to learn better ways to help more people, and get actual results you can measure in your bank account, there are plenty of paths forward for you online.
But you have to be prepared to invest some time and a little money to learn.
If it hasn’t happened for you online yet, that does not mean it still can’t happen.
Carving out an income from the web is challenging.
But let’s face it. You’re either dead serious and you’ll do whatever it takes, or you’re just messing around.
So which is it?
A recommendation: If I were starting from scratch online today, I’d do this…
If you truly mean business, then here is one way I know of to practically guarantee you’ll make it.
It’s what I would do, if I were starting from scratch online. (Or if I’d been at it a while with little to no results.)
Watch this free presentation, and claim the $100 a Day Checklist.
If you are willing to do the work, this is a way forward.
But only you can decide for yourself how serious you are.
Hey Jim, spot on mate. You hit it right on the nail. Napoleon Hill used to say that a burning desire is a prerequisite to succeeding in anything. Without a very strong desire, it’s probably just wishful thinking.
BRAVO ZULU for telling like it is, Jim! It is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
Thanks Glen. I never like stepping on toes but sometimes people need to hear the difficult things in order to move forward and get unstuck. 🙂