Is internet marketing success a scam? Is anybody really making five figures a month and more? Is there any hope you can one day quit your job? Or is it all a big scam?
If you’re new to online marketing, you probably hear people referring to internet marketing as a scam. It seems that people scam each other, and recruit new people to take advantage of. You are constantly being hustled and may not know who to believe. If you try to tell your family and friends that you think you can make money in internet marketing, they will probably scoff. They will tell you there is no way you can make money online and that you are awfully gullible to believe you can.
So how can you tell what is a scam and what is not? Or is it all one big scam?
It is definitely not true that the whole concept of making money in internet marketing is a big scam. Big sites like Amazon.com have affiliate programs. People are making money there via referrals, along with hundreds of other sites, big and small.
More and more people every day are learning the ropes of internet marketing and making real money from home. Products delivered through a digital format are very popular. Audio and video products offer new opportunities, in addition to e-books. There is real money to be made.
The Internet puts the entire world at your fingertips. Beginners and gurus both have the opportunity to get their products circulated among thousands of people. New users sign online every day. Not everybody is honest. By the same token, not everybody is out to scam you.
One way to recognize a scam is: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Steer clear of anything that promises too much for too little (or nothing) on your part. You won’t make a million dollars working an hour a day. Also be careful of “opportunities” that cost hundreds of dollars. The beauty of the internet is there is a ton of information available free and at very little cost.
The internet is full of money-making opportunities that cost an arm and a leg and often deliver nothing. Be careful of “business opportunities.” It’s the “business opportunities” that can potentially be hazardous to your wallet.
If you start your own business, you run the show. You control the products you sell and the amount of money you earn. You own the web site, write the newsletter, etc. It’s yours.
In any business, online or offline, there will be a learning curve. You will learn far more from your mistakes than you will from your successes. Failure to make money instantly doesn’t mean you won’t ever make money. It doesn’t mean it’s all a scam.
Friends and family will often refuse to believe in you, no matter what type of business you try to pursue, not just internet marketing. Trust in your instincts. If you believe you can do it, you can.
Believe in yourself and your own dream. Persistence is the key to success.