E-Wealth - Is This a Pipe Dream or a Possibility?
By Charles Hopkins
Published 10/23/2007 | Jobs and Careers
Breaking into the field of online marketing is not as easy as some
marketers would have you believe. It is most likely not the first time
you hear this. Many are trying hard but few really succeed.
For some people, the dream starts when the daily routine, job
dissatisfaction, lack of time or lack of financial resources push the
individuals into a search for a change in their lives . What does this
mean? Today, life, for a lot of individuals is a constant struggle.
Many families rely on two or three sources of income to get by, let
alone saving some money. Family life becomes a burden and less time is
available for fun activities and just plain living. There is always a
lingering thought in the back of one's mind about the household
financial situation and more time tends to be allocated to producing
income. It becomes a vicious circle.
This is where the internet comes into play. Everybody knows that
billions of people use the internet on a daily basis and a lot of money
changes hands every minute of every day. Let's face it, society is
getting very comfortable with the idea of buying everything conceivable
online. It is so convenient and easy. You can search for whatever you
fancy, shop for the best prices, pull out the credit card and buy.
Therefore, it is well known that some marketers are making millions of
dollars selling these commodities to consumers.
In the light of this, a lot of men, women and young adults turn to
the web in the hope of getting a slice of this pie. Everywhere you
look, all your searches and results will show you millions of sites,
programs and systems promising riches.
It all seems so easy but maybe too good to be true. There are a lot
of scams out there. Some programs are really good but many more are
not. You will find an overload of information on the net. How do you
sort through all that?
First and foremost, you will have to be extremely determined to
succeed. Your mindset is most important. It will provide you the
strength and motivation to pluck away day in and day out, sorting
through tons of e-mails, opportunities, learning the ropes and
developing strategies and a business plan. Internet marketing is hard
work. You really have to prepare yourself for it. There is a learning
The super secret to making it online is perseverance. There is no
such thing as a free lunch. 90% of individuals that try to make a
living on the web will not succeed, they will quit before seeing any
There is a great number of courses, e-books, audio and video
recordings that can be obtained free or at a very low cost. There are
also some very expensive mentoring programs or one on one coaching by
experts that can teach you a lot of the skills you will need. Miracle
systems; no matter what anybody says, do not really exist. Many newbie
marketers have bought into countless programs and have acquired
tremendous collections of e-books, etc... in the pursuit of knowledge
and secrets of the trade. Will you be doing the same? It will take you
a lot of time and effort to learn it all. Yes, you will need to acquire
software, hosting, systems, e-books and a lot of other information if
you are seriously considering this market.
The main trick is getting your sites published, thus generating a
lot of targeted traffic and hopefully converting some of that traffic
into buying customers.
There are hundreds of different ways to generate traffic. Writing
articles and publishing them is a good start. Advertising is a key
Many books have been written on the subject by many authors.
Do a little bit of research and you will find the information you are looking for.
Another little known secret is to focus on one aspect at a time and
elaborate as much as possible before moving on to something else.
Diversification is good and will become essential but beware of
spreading your efforts too thin. It is best to learn all you can about
a subject, thus becoming some sort of an expert in that field. You will
then be in a position to provide excellent content and will become a
resource sought by individuals interested in learning about this niche
May you be inspired from reading this text to pursue your dream
knowing that the battle ahead is only beginning. Don't forget, success
is possible only if you do not quit.
To your amazing success in all your endeavors.