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Why Online Marketing May Not Work For You

Finding additional income these days is becoming a common marketing thread.
Everywhere you look online and offline you see "Income Opportunity".
What's your first thought when you see these ads? I know what mine is, "can someone really make money doing that?" Online marketing is an effective way to make good income, but its not for everyone.
To be honest, its often difficult to tell the real opportunities from the scams.
Wasting time "resarching" seems to discourage a lot of people.
Who do you trust? Where do I start? Do I need a lot of training on the computer? Before you start "your research" ask yourself "Is an online marketing business a good fit for me and my family?" Online marketing business may not fit for you if one of these are true: 1.
If you need to make a lot of money fast: Building a business offline takes time.
You must develop a business plan, find a suitable location, develop a marketing strategy, advertise to build your customer base, and make an investment of time and money.
Then you must be patient to work your strategy making changes when things are not working.
Testing offline can be expensive.
Building a business online is not any different.
You need to know what works before you waste your time and money.
Online you may start by leveraging on another online business owner who has already accomplished what you are looking to accomplish.
If you don't have a customer base to market use someone elses why you build your online business.
Let them develop your qualified leads.
Work with a few to test your strategies to see what works before you spend more time or money.
If its working for someone else, use their strategy and customize it to fit your own business model.
2.
If you have trouble with time management: Online business requires a routine.
If this is a second income opportunity or you have a family to take care of time might be invaluable.
You must be willing to set aside a certain slot of time each day (or each week) to work your business, return emails, check on advertising, etc.
Motivation is key.
Again, you must be accountable to someone that has already built an online business and can motivate you to stay on task.
Most importantly they need to train you to avoid the pitfalls that will cost your time and money.
3.
If have touble following through and get easily discouraged.
Most online business owners quit after only a couple of months.
Its easy to get discouraged.
You need a model where you can make a small amount of money consistently in a short time.
This will motivate you to continue working to expand.
You know if your strategy is working to make a $100 then it will work to make $1000, it will just take time, patience, and work.
4.
If you have no idea about Consultative Marketing.
Online business models work for one reason and that is "people go online to find solutions to problems".
Search engines are used daily by individuals that type in a few words "looking for something".
Can you help them? Do you know how to help them find the solutions you are offering? Helping others solve their need is the best way to build your business model online.
People will recommend you to others and will keep coming back for your help.
True business opportunities do not need to send out Spam emails or prey on those that are untrained.
A true business opportunity will offer real people with real training and make real money.
They will help you build your business the right way and you will help others do the same.
Are you ready for an online business? Is it a fit for you?

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