Look, it’s no secret. I think Home Business owners are the biggest business amateurs. No matter how much training they can access, they will always try to find information that promises a Quick buck with the least effort possible.
Online Scams depend on their belief that such information exists.
After all, any intelligent entrepreneur can sniff them out by the magnitude of the supposed riches and minitude of effort claimed.
Business Amateurs – actually, let’s not even taint the name of entrepreneurship – amateurs are lured into one lie after another, one false hope into another false dream, while claiming to be wary of scams. When really useful training comes their way, they skip over it, dismiss it, because it doesn’t claim anything exciting.
How Big Traffic is Created
Real Web entrepreneurs will tell you that no traffic, no leads, and no sales come without very consistent, persistent effort. Look at the Alexa graphs for most popular websites, and you will notice one pattern:
Their popularity graphs are NEVER exponential.
They are linear and built over as much as five years of consistent effort.
So anyone who expects results in one month or two is sadly misguided. Even if they do get some results, they will be brief.
Early in my online career, I used to graph my website’s monthly income. Each month, it would double. But after a year, it took an unfortunate dip to ZERO. This lasted for nearly two years, before I was able to start over with a fresh outlook.
On Political Correctness
This website has taken a huge turn to filter misguided amateurs from our audience by targeting only the intelligent entrepreneur. It is the only way I could do it while remaining politically correct and without naming names.
But I’m FED up with amateurs and I hope this post will drive them away from me.
I know that you are reading my words, nodding your head, placing yourself into the better category, I also know that many of you hope I’m the one who is wrong: Perhaps your case is different, you’re so close to a breakthrough – you’ll be rich in a few months. Right?
Maybe I am wrong. Prove it. Show me someone who built a large long-term business without effort.
If you can’t prove it, then shut your wishful thinking the heck up. Take that hope inside you, and squash it. Destroy it. Throw it away.
Business requires consistency. Even online.
Daily emails, daily blog posts, new adgroups, new approaches, and frequent updating of your knowledge is critical.
Let me put it VERY bluntly, in case I haven’t been clear in my earlier posts:
Affiliate marketing, network marketing, and any kind of “get rich” Home Business model is a total SHAM unworthy of a real entrepreneur’s time, money, or effort.
The only short-cut out there, is to to destroy your hopes for getting rich from someone else’s business or system and start your own.
Stay away from any product marketer who claims that affiliate marketing is a good starting business. Stay away from anyone who teaches traffic techniques for affiliate marketing; their training is self-serving and it is in their best interest to tell you more silly ways to stake your money and time to promote their affiliate systems.
But, What if There Really is Hope for Affiliates?
Even if there was any hope of succeeding with affiliate systems, the Amateur Entrepreneur will always take only small parts of the advice that seem “fun” and need least effort. The rest is ignored and replaced with a hopeless prayer for something good to happen.
Case in point, today a marketer sent me a message on Facebook asking me how to get started with Affiliate Marketing. Some training he skimmed had him convinced that signing up to Facebook and friending lots of big name marketers was going to somehow magically bring him success to his doorstep.
Several times, he tried to chat with me over the past few months, but offered very little in entertainment or conversation.
The part of the Facebook Marketing advice he skipped over was:
be INTERESTED in the marketing leaders you befriend. We’re people too and we’re busy – what do we gain from your friendship?
If you can believe this, the guy asked me:
“How can I get started with affiliate marketing and make money quickly?”
I was furious. I blocked him from my friends list.
Had he been genuinely interested in me, he would not have asked me such a stupid question. I make daily posts to this blog and share them with my Facebook friends stating my strong viewpoint on Affiliate systems.
Clearly he had never read any of them.
I DESPISE affiliate marketing and everything it stands for. I have written extended blog posts to justify my position and have been explicit about my stand on it.
Yet this Facebookie never read my posts, never left a comment, never asked a relaetd question, or shared anything I’ve posted. Why should we remain friends?
How about you.
How many marketing leaders are on your Facebook friends list?
Do you ignore what they share and only contact them when you want free advice about your own challenges? Or do you take genuine interest in the advice they share freely on their websites and status updates and engage them in their preferred mediums?
Please don’t be an amateur.
You are free to disagree with my point of view on Affiliate marketing, but if you really want our Facebook relationship to be mutually beneficial, stand up to the challenge:
Read what I share.
Write a Blog response to what you disagree with.
Leave me comments and engage me in insightful conversation.
Talk to me about things I am interested in. Only then, can we stay friends.
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