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 curve.

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 results.

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 element.

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 from you.

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.