Believe me I have seen my share of the hype as I have been involved with various ventures on line, I have tried affiliate marketing, MLM, and a dozen different Biz Op programs/systems and not once have I ever felt like I knew everything technically that would be required. Quite the opposite, regardless of the hype and all the promises that no techy stuff would be involved I found myself time and again having to learn this one other thing. I know how to buy domains, set-up hosting, set-up auto responders on various different services, configure auto responders, install word press, configure word press, set-up opt in boxes, design landing pages, manage a plethora of safelists, and the list goes on and on and on. Don”t ever buy the hype that no tech stuff will be required and more often than not just setting up whatever opportunity you buy into will challenge your technical knowledge. You may have to set-up payment processors, integrate the system with your auto responder (hopefully you are familiar with the one they are using)LOL. Before I get to far into this let me clearly state that I am in no manner complaining and this is not going to be a rambling rant of any sort. I for one do not shy away from learning new skills to improve my business, it is what I consider the cost of doing business. My intent is to get folks; especially those who just started or may be new to online marketing to understand the time commitment required. When it comes to marketing on line you need to step back a bit and get hold of your expectations regarding any technical training that may or may not be required.
The good new is that most of the skills are not what I would consider rocket science and the average individual will be able to master them in little to know time with a bit of practice. Having said that, what we should consider more importantly is the time investment that will be required to get you up to speed with the new opportunity. Most have a series of training videos designed to help you get set up and running in a reasonable time but just don’t expect to be making any type of consistent income immediately if you are a beginner in the internet marketing arena. Trust me setting up the opportunity in most cases is the easy part, the problem comes when you learn that to be successful you will need to market you new found opportunity. This is the part where we tend to give up before we give the program a valid chance for success. We tend to throw in the towel as soon as we realize that the money is not going to start flowing in on auto pilot at least not in our foreseeable future so we give up and go after the next carrot we see dangling in front of our face. If you have done some due diligence and feel the opportunity is viable and you are ready to commit to do what it takes to be successful then just embrace the learning curve and adjust your expectations.
Remember that it is no different online than it is in the traditional brick and mortar world. I am a realtor part time and am often asked by friends if I recommend they enter into the field since it only takes a few months of training to get their license. I always tell then that it is an expensive venture unless they have a nice list of clients already lined up. You will not only have to learn the office policies, learn about all the contracts, listing agreements, multiple listing services, titles companies, and again the list goes on and on. In the meantime you are paying for your training, license fees, office fees, advertising fees, and still haven’t made a dime in 3 months and even it you get a viable client today by the time the deal actually closes it will be another month. Sound familiar, this is just one example and that is just the reality of starting your own business whether it is in the real world or the virtual world. For some reason we are blinded by the hype of the opportunities online and forget the basics. I am not trying to discourage anyone from choosing to be their own boss by seeking an online marketing opportunity, just wanted to enlighten you a bit so you go in with your eyes wide open. There are many great opportunities online where you can make a descent income but you need to be careful about expecting too much too quickly. Rest assured it will take a monetary investment, a time commitment, and a commitment to success.
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