What's the Secret to Success With Internet Marketing?

Last Update: April 14, 2015

Have you ever wondered why there is such a high rate of attrition and “failure” in internet marketing online business? As high as 95% of all people who purchase courses in the business/success market or the “make money online” product courses fail to implement the knowledge in the course. In fact most don’t even complete the course.

If you’ve ever asked , “What’s the magic secret to success?”, let’ me assure you now…there is no magic secret, secret sauce or magic little green pill. But, there is a a proven process that you can implement to succeed with online marketing.

Here are 24 possible reasons why more fail at an internet marketing online business than succeed:

    1.They bought out of a compulsive emotion with the illusion of getting rich quick without having to do the work necessary to achieve success (writing, making videos, posting to social media, etc.) .

    2.They aren’t willing to take responsibility for their actions (or lack of action) and are perpetual victims of their petty “woe is me” stories and lack of discipline.

    3.Their ego keeps them from asking for help in order to create the right support system around them when they hit a rough patch. (No excuse for WA members!)

    4.They think they “know more” or that their way is better even if they have no results to show for it. (Another EGO related excuse)

    5.They have unrealistic goals and expectations that lead to frustration and disillusionment.(Stop chasing money and start loving to help people.)

    6.They don’t know what it is that they really want to do or have a strong enough reason for “why” they want to do it.

    7.They think that because something is touted as easy (online marketing isn’t rocket science) that it doesn’t involve hard work.

    8.They are not focused on their over-riding goal or objective which makes them easy prey for distractions.

    9.They do not apply what they are learning to their own unique circumstance and therefore dismiss what they are being told to do as unimportant or “it doesn’t apply to me”.

    10.They think they do not have what it takes or that the course author is a product of luck or some special circumstance or intelligence that they lack.

    11.They think that they are inferior in some way so they make excuses for their failure.

    12.They secretly resent the success of others.

    13.They do not want to change.

    14.They love complaining and being miserable.

    15.They lack life purpose, vision, motivation and/or discipline.

    16.They have a scarcity mentality and a poor self-image that robs them of success and keeps them in failure mode.

    17.Their religious belief about fate, karma, God, the devil or religion keeps them from believing in their own success.

    18.They have “starving artist” syndrome and rather than using the digital power of leverage they think they have to reinvent the wheel and keep creating.

    19.They have a low expectation of themselves and a high expectation of others to become their rescuers.

    20.They are either fearful of success or fearful of failure and get stuck in analysis paralysis.(Trying to be perfect.)

    21.They lack specific knowledge of automated passive income systems.

    22.They fail to understand the needs and wants of their niche market customer.

    23.They have no business sense; they treat their website like a hobby instead of the money-making machine that it could become.

    24.They get overwhelmed with information and distracted by shiny new objects which keeps them in online poverty.

The Secret to Success With Internet Marketing Online Business

I lost everything I had worked seventeen years to build in an ugly divorce.I mean everything except the debt my ex-husband and I had created.At 52, I had no other options; for me it was either succeed or starve.

The day I stopped moaning about my miserable life and decided to take full responsibility and decisive action was the day my life began to improve.

Here's an Online Marketing Success Formula that has been proven to work:

-1- Establish your NON-NEGOTIABLE objectives. Create a simple strategy for achieving them. You may have to make adjustments along the way but stick with it until you succeed.

-2- Choose an evergreen niche with products that you are interested in learning more about (something people will always have a need for) and stick with it. Your niche could be any thing from helping people with Apple Ipads to Zero-Scape Yards.

The main objective with choosing a website niche is to be able to stand out among all the other competing sites in the niche.

(If you need help with your niche, check out these training resources here:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/how-to-find-a-profitable-niche

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/show-me-the-moneyhow-to-quickly-identify-your-online-money-making-niche

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/choosing-your-direction-it-starts-with-a-niche)

-3- Develop a simple, clean-looking website. When I say develop, I mean fill it with a ton of high quality, engaging content that keeps visitors to your site coming back. Over time you'll be adding hundreds of posts to your website and as you do your traffic will grow.

-4- Focus your content on low-hanging fruit keywords for better search engine ranking.

-5- Brand yourself and your site through social media. Be sure to link your social media posts back to your website to improve website traffic.

-6- Create an irresistible FREE OFFER for your website visitors. Add an email capture system and implement a consistent email campaign to your list with compelling sales offers along with engaging informational content to build trust and credibility. If you follow this strategy correctly, statistics prove that each name on your list will add $1.00 of consistent monthly revenue.

-7- Always keep learning and improving your skills and your website.(This is why I will always maintain my Premium Membership with Wealthy Affiliate. New training is added every day that helps me learn more and improve my online marketing skills.)

The Bottom Line:

If you allow yourself to get hung up on any of the excuses listed above, then you are your own worst enemy. Get yourself (your ego) out of the way and get to work building your dream.

Whatever it is you dream about doing and act upon with focus and discipline will ultimately become your reality.~Coach Rebecca

If you can dream it and do it, you will achieve it.

For Your Success!


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BradleyH78 Premium
Well put Rebeccas !

great inspiration and i think to be more level headed about my goals as a newbie, nothing happens overnight and improving your Networking skills is also a good factor too.

My new goal is to drive Traffic by more attractive content!

Battling with my strategy though ?
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rebeccas Premium
Thanks for chiming in with your comment. Check out Neil Patel's Quicksprout site. He may have a guide to help you.
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BradleyH78 Premium
sounds good thanks!
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PSenwelo Premium
Thanks Coach
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rebeccas Premium
You are most welcome. I wish your great success!
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tdy Premium
thanks for your insight I think I qualified for all your twenty + tips , as my English grammar and writing are terrible , website content have no substance , commented by one amazon affiliate and subsequently I was rejected by amazon affiliate programme due to the reason mention . But I actually made 52 cent conversion then , 6 weeks after joining WA . I know my websites http://youlikeyouclick.com are not ready but already verify by google , can I trash the content to replace with new content ?
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Simowatto Premium
yes or correct your content as you are going along. Google likes content to be updated :)
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tdy Premium
thanks simon , researching for new content ,
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Simowatto Premium
youre welcome :)
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rebeccas Premium
It takes a good deal of experience to learn how to add meaningful content to your website. You don't have to trash the content; you can always rewrite or edit your website content, In fact Google seems to love updated content. Be sure that your first paragraph and your first Heading (H1 Header) contain the long tail key word that you want to rank for.
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tdy Premium
THANKS REBECCA
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GFHaze Premium
Rebecca,

Thanks so much for sharing these key points of online success!

Steps 1-7 are all critical, yet can be done by most anyone that takes Step 1 to heart.

Once you allow your original objectives to be compromised trouble will start and you may end up at the end of the above 24 reasons folks fail.

Great job, thanks again for sharing, all my best,

Gary
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rebeccas Premium
Thank you for such a perceptive comment, Gary.
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GFHaze Premium
OMWord Perceptive...LOL Yikes
Thank you for the insight, my best,
Gary
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KarenDemers Premium
Thank you for writing this very informative and helpful post, Rebecca. Wanting to learn more about you, I read your profile. You state that you've built numerous web sites, which I'd love to check out, but none are listed. Where can I find them?
Best wishes,
Karen
www.easymealrecipesandmore.com
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rebeccas Premium
Thanks for reading and adding your comment, Karen.

Regarding my websites, I took three of them offline. I lost one in a data transfer but I learned a valuable lesson...ALWAYS KEEP A BACKUP OF YOUR DATA FILES. My other sites are focused on coaching. I am building a site to launch my own nine-week course and eBook. WA does not allow members to market their own products to other WA members.
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speertrek Premium
Thank you for the blogs. This is really good stuff!
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rebeccas Premium
Thank you. Your comment is encouraging.
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mikeaaron Premium
I've learn much from this. Thank you Coach.
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rebeccas Premium
I'm glad to help, Mike. Thanks for chiming in.
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Temujin1 Premium
Very useful article.
Thank you Rebeca

~Peter
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rebeccas Premium
You are welcome, Peter. Glad to help.
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asiwawa Premium
Thank you ,very interesting and helpful post
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rebeccas Premium
So glad you liked it. Thanks for reading.
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sweetno Premium
Rebecca, what an inspiring post:) Loved this one. I felt embarrassed for some seconds because I can find myself in some of the points you mentioned. I would love to see any of your websites, can you please provide a link to them?
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rebeccas Premium
No need to be embarrassed. We all go through these challenges at some point in time. Stay focused...keep your eyes on the prize!

Regarding my websites...I am more focused on coaching and launching my own products now. WA has rules against promoting one's own products and websites.
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JeffreyS Premium
Excellent article. I also got cleaned out in a divorce 14 years ago. It's definitely a sink or swim ordeal to go through. But as long as I look forward and not backwards, each day get's me a little closer to achieving my long term goals. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.
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rebeccas Premium
I'm glad to help Jeffrey. Keep your head held high and set your sights on success. You can do this! if you need help, don't hesitate to ask.
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glycogen Premium
Well, this is getting bookmarked! And probably read and re-read over again. Awesome blog post! While I'm at at I'm going to folow you too - you sound exacty like the kind of perdon I should be listening to and studying your views. Glyn
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rebeccas Premium
Thanks for your nice comment, Glyn. I've been at this awhile so I've had an opportunity to make a lot of mistakes. I've also learned to ask for help which is one of the great things about WA...getting the help you need is easy...never be afraid to ask!
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asiwawa Premium
How do I add an email capture to my website?
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LittleClaire Premium
Using plugins generally.

You need to select an autoresponder (Aweber/Mailchimp/Get Response etc) and then you can look for plugins that support alignment to your list builder, and put an optin in your sidebar, or as a popup, or even a sticky bar at the top of your site.

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rosieM Premium
Depending on your particular theme, sometimes the optin form is available within your "jetpack" package. In general, though, it is good to have a reliable autoresponder; each one has their own optin forms generally or you can use a free plugin. I tend to minimize use of plugins as they can slow down your site or cause conflict.
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LittleClaire Premium
The only plugins that cause conflict or slow your site down are the ones that aren't written properly :)

C
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xhjregina Premium
Thanks for sharing.
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rebeccas Premium
You are most welcome!
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jjunebug713 Premium
A great deal of positive thoughts and information that remind me of the acre of diamonds looking and not finding someone a discover what should have your in the first place don't ever give up
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rebeccas Premium
Thanks for reading and adding your thoughtful comment. Keep learning and applying what you learn each day from WA!
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Jayne62 Premium
This an excellent post! Sums up how to succeed online - now I just need to get to work and DO all the things you've mentioned here :)
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rebeccas Premium
Jayne, you are in a great place to do just that. There are a lot of successful people here at Wealthy Affiliate. I learn something of value from many of them each day. Focused action will get you on your way. Persistence will pay off after a period of hard work.
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BBurrows Premium
Aw this reminds me of Brian Tracy! Such a fantastic piece of information you have created Rebecca! Thank you so much for sharing!

Brianna
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rebeccas Premium
LOL! I am a fan of Brian Tracy...if only I had achieved his level of success. Thank you for such a nice compliment, Brianna.
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BBurrows Premium
I think you are surely on your way Rebecca! :)
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Venoo Premium
awesome stuff Rebecca, I truly agree.
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rebeccas Premium
Thanks for chiming in Venoo!
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LizLMT Premium
Thanks, it is a very useful and a great information Rebbeca.
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rebeccas Premium
I'm always glad to help WA Community members. Thanks for your nice comment.
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QYTan Premium
A great information, Rebecca. Your 7 proven success formula surely will overcome 24 possible reasons why more fail at an internet marketing online. Stay focus!
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rebeccas Premium
Thank you, Calvin. The right strategy, focus and persistence pays big dividends when it comes to success with internet marketing.
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Geoff-n-Jane Premium
Thank you Rebecca for a great blog. In many cases, the reasons for quitting are unfortunate but true. When people realise that they've been scammed, this also erodes their confidence to try again.
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rebeccas Premium
There will always be scammers. People are looking for honest, genuine folks to help them solve problems. When you come from a place of integrity, your work will set you apart. You can do this! Keep learning and be willing to try different approaches and different strategies until you find success.
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Geoff-n-Jane Premium
Like at WA !!!
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CCunningham Premium
Good information, I am digesting it.
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rebeccas Premium
Many people give up on their dream too soon. Stay the course. Keep learning and progressing...
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CMcCulloch Premium
Thanks for this. I seem to loose momentum sometimes, this helped me to know I'm on the right path. It is essential for me to succeed with this, and I will do whatever it takes!
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rebeccas Premium
So happy to hear about your strong resolve for success!
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SStarrs Premium
Hi Rebecca
I am new to WA liked your post
Great infomation to help me.
Many Thanks
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rebeccas Premium
Thanks SStarrs! I am in your corner. I hope you achieve the success you deserve. Feel free to PM me if you need help.
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DonaldS Premium
I love your article! I not afraid to admit, but some of those do apply to me. Thank you so much Coach Rebecca!
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rebeccas Premium
We all fall prey to some of these from time to time. It helps to be aware. Thanks for your comment.
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Emma76 Premium
Thank you for sharing this Rebecca :)
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rebeccas Premium
You are most welcome, Emma.I wish you great success.
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skyline2178 Premium
Hi Rebecca, that is pretty awesome. I learned something significant here. Thanks for sharing. Cheers!
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rebeccas Premium
We are all learning here at WA. I am honored to be part of your learning. Thanks for chiming in with your comment.
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skyline2178 Premium
You're welcome Rebecca.
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Dan-L Premium
Thx Rebbeca. This is a great article i will leverage this article on my pages jobsover50.ca its very relevant for my niche and everyone's.
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rebeccas Premium
Glad you like it, Dan. Thanks for your comment.
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NancyLian Premium
Hi Coach Rebeccas! This is a very good blog post. I just love reading on topics about motivation. It doesn't matter if I have read it before, I'll read it again because that helps me stay on track and focus on my dreams and goals. Thank you. :-)
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rebeccas Premium
I feel the same way, Nancy. Zig Ziglar says,"People often say motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing that's why we recommend it daily."
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wardchambre Premium
This is wonderful thank you
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rebeccas Premium
I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for your comment.
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monalina Premium
Thanks for the motivating and realistic information Rebecca. Sad to say I haven't been active at wealthy affiliate for I got caught up with so many things..reading your post is very inspirational. it helps me get back on track and to stay focus..
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rebeccas Premium
I'm so glad to hear that. Stay focused on your successful outcome.
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6string Premium
Thank you for giving me this uplifting information. I too am at a hard place in my life right now, and I have no idea what to do besides become successful with Affiliate Marketing. I never thought much about writing before I came to WA, and I have found that I rather enjoy writing, and I have to pull myself away from learning all of this information. I have been a premium member for almost two weeks now, and I remember when I first started, I was overwhelmed at all of the information. I believe you are absolutely right about what us new people have to do to achieve our goals of being successful Affiliate Marketers. You cant succeed without failure, nobody ever learned to ride a bike the first time they got on one. and they had many falls before they could pedal with no worries of falling over again, and people like you who have been successful, are there for us new people to help us reduce our failure so we can see what the right things are to move forward, and what will hold us back. on my first site liftmetabolism.com I realized that I didn't pay enough attention to my keywords, and I hurt my google ranking, but for some reason I rank number two with google when I put in the keywords "lift metabolism" I have made up my mind that its ok to make some mistakes, because it will help me learn, and anyone who thinks that they cant eventually succeed really need to take a look at any successful times that they have had in their past, and there is nobody who is living who can say that they haven't ever succeeded at anything because we have all succeeded at something. Anybody who thinks that they cant eventually be a successful Affiliate Marketer really need to remember and think about the times throughout their life that they have had success, and ask themselves "Did I ever fail at anything that I never gave up on, and kept trying
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rebeccas Premium
Thanks for chiming in. Many who succeed have had their share of upsets but determination, the right strategy and disciplined action will see you through.
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Kempers Premium
Great post! Thanks for the wonderful information :)
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rebeccas Premium
So glad you liked it, Joshua. Thanks for chiming in.
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Damo1966 Premium
Thanks for the information, it makes good sense and gives some good direction and guidelines to follow.
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rebeccas Premium
I'm happy to help. Stay focused and take positive action everyday
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rschreiner Premium
Thank you so much for writing this. I have fallen prey to several items on this list before but I'm determined to get out of my own way and succeed.
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rebeccas Premium
Excellent! I am happy to hear that!

P.S. When the world screams, "Quit", resolve whispers, "Try again." ~Coach Rebecca
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msh2501 Premium
Thank you for this post. It is true, and to the point. I have a lot to learn. Speaking about ego, for me is embarrassment. Everybody understands but me. I have to continue asking questions. Regards,
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rebeccas Premium
The reason we are here is because we all have a lot to learn. I learn something new every day. Never let fear of asking stop you! Thanks for your comment.
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msh2501 Premium
Thank you, Rebecca.
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MikeyBurrows Premium
Amazing post thank you.
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rebeccas Premium
Glad you liked it. Thanks for chiming in.
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ToneFleming Premium
Awesome post Rebecca. Extremely helpful. I will be looking to you for advice in the future for sure :)
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rebeccas Premium
I'm here when you are ready! ~Coach Rebecca
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KyleKim Premium
Love it! Thank you for sharing :)
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rebeccas Premium
You are most welcome Kyle! We all need reminders now and then. Just remember, YOU ARE ALREADY A CHAMPION. Live it out. ~Coach Rebecca
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oggy1968 Premium
this a brilliant article now there is two questions i would love to ask firstly how's the book going and second i am looking for a good coach because to forward in life you need coach's and mentors it helps in your transition and make's you a better person thank you coach Rebecca and have a wonderful day
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rebeccas Premium
Thanks for your comment and the nice compliment, Nelio. I appreciate your comment about coaching. I love coaching people who want to become an internet marketing sensation. I think I have the best career in the world because my job is simply to help people do more of what makes them spectacular.

Send me a PM if you are interested in learning more. ~Coach Rebecca
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oggy1968 Premium
Sorry Rebecca if this sounds silly but what's a PM, have an awesome day
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rebeccas Premium
PM=Private Message.
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katzee Premium
This is such a good article I want to print it out. It is all practical, common sense truth, much of which we need reminding of from time to time.
Katharina
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rebeccas Premium
Thank you, Katharina. I'm so glad you like it. Everyone gets stuck from time to time. We all need a few good reminders to help us stay focused on our key objectives. Thanks for your comment.
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TWisniewski Premium
I love your article! Now I hope I can be that productive...lol I watched the videos but I have been stuck on alot of things. I guess I will figure it out down the road.....
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rebeccas Premium
Thanks for your comment. Be sure to reach out to the WA community with any questions you have.
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TWisniewski Premium
I have alot of questions.....
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rebeccas Premium
That's good! Use the big search box at the top of your dash board and submit your question for the whole WA community to learn from. If you ask your questions on this post, only a limited number will see and respond. So ask and you shall receive!

P.S. Many of your question will be answered as you complete your training.
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BryanCoker Premium
Talk about hitting the nail on the head! I just wish I didn't hit so many points on the slacker list :( Much work to do. Thanks so much for the wake up call.
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rebeccas Premium
Too funny...we all need a wake up call from time to time. It's easy to be busy and think we're being productive. Thanks for your comment,Bryan.
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Mmmh.. Ooops, didn't mean to star so! But all I kept saying to my self while reading through this resource was mmmh, mmmh and mmmh! Am totally in agreement with ur observations. A very good article indeed, thanks Rebeccas
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rebeccas Premium
Thanks for for your comment, Dennis! I'm glad you liked this post. I hope you took away the value you needed.
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RetiredDude Premium
Hi, Rebecca. Great post and outstanding advice. The things you have to say make a lot of sense to me. I am new at this and following all the advice I can get. I have selected a niche in education (teaching) because that is what I know the most about and feel comfortable writing about. I took this approach because that was the advice I was getting from most people here on WA. All I heard was, "Write what you are passionate about." So, my website is all about how to became a great teacher. (Well, at least my take on it). HOWEVER, I have this nagging reoccurring thought that my site does not offer anything marketable (yet). I mean that there is no product, widget or gadget there for people to buy or even endorse. I am planning to add affiliates and link to social media. I can market educational resources for teachers thru the site - maybe. OR I can create another website and deal with a new niche (?).

I would really appreciate your advice. If you have the time, please check out my website at http://howtobecomeagreatteacher.com
Be sure to click "Home" for the drop down menu. It is a work in progress.
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rebeccas Premium
Thanks for your comment Howard. I am a former teacher. I look forward to seeing your site.

Teaching is a big topic. Finding a great niche to build a money making website on is all about locating what I call your "sweet spot" where passion, knowledge and ability to make money from it come together.

Good niches are big enough to have a ton of potential buyers but narrow enough to stand out in the market.

No matter how much passion you have, if you can't make money from your effort you'll fight starving artist syndrome. I do believe you could monetize a website in the education market. Look into promotion of online colleges, courses for teachers, books, iPads, notebooks, planners, leather cases,etc.
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RetiredDude Premium
Thanks for the comments, Rebeccas. My website has a page about teacher resources and that could be developed into a more marketable situation. I am also into finding jobs for teachers who want to teach overseas. So, I will stick with my niche and try and narrow it down as I go along in the process. Many thanks. I would appreciate your opinions about my site. It is: http://howtobecomeagreatteacher.com
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mlight56 Premium
Great post Rebecca, I have had an internet presents since 2003 when I built my first website for my dads shop we have had some success with it but not as much as I would have hope , never the less I have not been discouraged by that fact I have always been interested in finding better ways to do things. So as you say in the 24 points is absolutely true you are your worst enemy. Thank you very much for the post very interesting to see it from someone else's point of view ... Michel ... :-)
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rebeccas Premium
Thanks for chiming in with your comment, Michel. I would encourage you to learn from Jay's training webinars on local marketing. You could get more citations and other listings for your dads local shop to draw in more local traffic. Just a thought...>:-)
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TerrBarr Premium
Love it. Thanks
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rebeccas Premium
Thanks for your comment!
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CarlKoch Premium
Excellent! Thank you for this gem :)
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rebeccas Premium
You are most welcome. I am glad to help.
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Rick Jantz Premium
Hi, Rebecca. I think the "non-negotiable" point is most important. Know what you stand for, know which line in the sand you will not cross, know what you're proud to share with your family and friends. Stay true to you and you will look past the bright and shiny stuff and only attach yourself to those things that meet your objectives. (I may have taken this broader than you meant but I hope it makes sense.). Always enjoy your posts.
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rebeccas Premium
Thanks for chiming in, Rick. I really like the way you expressed the thought about non-negotiables. In my case, I had to take a leap of faith and jump out of my comfort zone. Taking that step was hard but being flat broke was harder!
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JewelCarol Premium
I like yr blog post, Rebecca!! :)
It is easy to read and very practical and great tips you have!!
I totally agree with yr 24 reasons why people fail online!!
Thanks very much!!
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rebeccas Premium
Thanks for your nice comment, Jewel. I'm glad you enjoyed this post.
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JewelCarol Premium
Yes, I did enjoy, you always blog great stuff. I like this blog, and I am going to bookmark it and refer to it as I don't want to make these mistakes, lol. :)
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veronica.l Premium
Great suggestions Rebecca!!
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rebeccas Premium
Thanks for chiming in Veronica. I know I'm preaching to the choir but I hate to see people jump ship before they reach their destination.
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Simowatto Premium
agreed but in all honesty i have never come across a more detailed user friendly platform that this one!
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rebeccas Premium
So true Simon!
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KatieMac Premium
,A great post and gives great advice and serves as a reminder to put your all into getting it off the ground and maintaining, your timming is apt for me we share some things in common thank you for sharing
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rebeccas Premium
Thanks Katie. You are so right about timing and consistency. I think a key is to maintain a good schedule for posting. With a new site it seems you have post almost daily to get any real traction. Afterward a few posts per week...it's all a labor of love.
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KatieMac Premium
something I am not doing just now, had a few health issues and I seem at a stand still with somethings but on my way back once more
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rebeccas Premium
Sorry to hear that. What a bummer. I hope you are on the mend. Let me know if I can help you in any way!
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KatieMac Premium
Thank you Rebecca I feel like I am missing something but not sure what it is , the winter is always a struggle for me especially when it gets very cold and damp, I will get there
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Lesmyb Premium
A very good and timely reminder. I think one of the main reasons people fail is that they don't keep going long enough to see success. It is hard to push on when you are not earning money, but it helps knowing that time and consistent effort are are large part of online success.

So I keep pushing on...
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rebeccas Premium
Hi Les! Thanks for chiming in. I think you're right. Assuming you have found a great niche it could be just a matter of time. Writing skills and customer knowledge should improve over time.

Sometimes it feels like drilling for oil...just a couple more feet of bedrock and then you hit the well. Everything comes together in a online marketing with patience and persistence. Push on...
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norman t Premium
Rebecca, what do you mean by "engaging content"?
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Simowatto Premium
Interesting content that leaves the viewer wanting to read more! That leaves you with a better chance of selling something which =$$$$$$$$$$ or £££££££££ lololol
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rebeccas Premium
Hi Norman. Thanks for your question. I think Simon provided a good answer. Thinking of blogging like a conversation with a good friend. People who are good conversationalists are engaging...in other words others want to listen to them and interact.

Online internet marketing is highly interactive.

After you get more experience writing content, making videos, etc. you'll find it easier to write what your website audience (Target market) wants to read.

Add questions from time to time in your content. Invite your web audience to comment and post on social media. Use stories, illustrations, videos, infographics and images to keep people reading your content and coming back for more.
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norman t Premium
Thanks rebecca, I understand.
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ibrahimSaras Premium
Thank you coach Rebecca for a great post. Could you please elaborate this sentence as it sounds Greek to me: "Create an irresistible FREE OFFER for your website visitors"! What do you mean by offer and what are some of the examples?
Other WA readers, I would really appreciate your feedback on this as well?
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Simowatto Premium
A very good " I want it "Something free, "For nothing" Which will make them think more of your site and they may tell people about it, Share it or even BUY something themselves.
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JohnV Premium
What information do the people in your niche crave? Put together (or buy) a report, ebook or other information product and offer it to your readers for free. As a simple example, if your niche involves cooking, offer 20 different ways to cook and serve eggs.
Regards and good luck
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rebeccas Premium
Great question Ibrahim! John and Simon have good responses to your question. A free offer can take the form of anything that would be valuable to your website niche audience. For example, John touched on providing a free report or an ebook that has some really good information in it. The key is that it has to be high quality and needs a really catchy title.

Free offers could be an informational video, a series of email trainings, an interview from a high profile blogger in your niche, a newsletter, a free training/coaching session. Kyle and Carson use an irresistible free offer in the form of "Create and Host 2 Websites with a Free Account".

The idea is to build your reputation and credibility so that you can gain trust with your readers. It's all about building trust and relationships online. By giving them something valuable for free, they are likely to relate to you more and they will be more likely to trust your recommendations.

That's key because in the free offer, you can also add your affiliate links. But more importantly, you will be building an email list which in time will become the most valuable asset to your online business.
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SKretsch Premium
"you will be building an email list which in time will become the most valuable asset to your online business." So true. Jeff Walker talks about this in his book, "Launch". If you haven't read it, go read it now. A must read for anyone that wants to grow a business.
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ibrahimSaras Premium
Thank you for your answer.
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ibrahimSaras Premium
Thank you John
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ibrahimSaras Premium
Thank you Rebecca so much for translating Greek to plain English plus some examples. I really appreciate it.
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Simowatto Premium
great article matey :)
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rebeccas Premium
Thanks, Simon.Keep your eye on the prize. You are already more successful than most.~ Rebecca
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Simowatto Premium
yes but my goal is to be ranked under a great kw not a low hanging fruit lol.
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rebeccas Premium
Make sure you are not keyword stuffing. Use the keyword in your title and in the first paragraph. Links your site out to a few major sites that are non- competing, link back to your site from social sites, and be sure to link internally for good structure. After that it's just a time and volume thing.
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Sui_generis Premium
Nice Rebecca. Good to see you again. Love the quote at the end! ~Debbi
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rebeccas Premium
Many thanks, Debbi. I. appreciate your comment.~ Rebecca
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acoolmil Premium
A very comprehensive list Rebecca, only about fifteen reasons on the list apply to me LOL.
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rebeccas Premium
Ha, Ha...they ALL applied to me when I first started. I've been at this awhile so I have eliminated some of the bigger ones. We're all learning. That's one of the reasons I love WA and my buddies like you! Thanks for your comment, dear Con. ~Rebecca
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Rebecca, this is great stuff. I'm far more simplistic, I used to welcome folks to WA with, "All you need to do is, do your lessons, ask for help when you need it, apply what you learn, take any subject you enjoy and build a business you love... that's it. All the best. Phil"

I've taken my own advice, to the best of my ability. I'm happy with my progress, although it hasn't been earth shattering. I'm building a nice following, but I need tons more content.

I think what I have to do next is your -6- Create an irresistible FREE OFFER for your website visitors.
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trekrider Premium
Hi Phil...you have an excellent niche website. I see much future success for you. Best of luck.

Jeff
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rebeccas Premium
Howdy Phil! KISS...Keep It Simple Sweetheart is always a good business principle to live by. But in the business of online marketing there are a few gears that make the machine run better, one of which is an email capture system and a smart "free offer". Thanks for your comment! ~Rebecca
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Yes, first I want to write an Ebook, and then email capture system.
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Thanks Jeff, I appreciate your well wishes and your support. You know that my niche is a labor of love, that I live it daily and just want to share it with whoever wants to listen.
Phil
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trekrider Premium
Hello Rebecca,

Another post that I was throughly engrossed in. The only problem with your post is that they "end". I look forward to the next. Take care and best of luck.

Jeff

PS - another "favorites list" save for future reference
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rebeccas Premium
Jeff...you are too kind. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. Feel free to let me know about anything I missed. ~Rebecca
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Strap Premium
As always a great post
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rebeccas Premium
Thanks, Terry. I'm always looking for ways I can help folks succeed with online internet marketing. Thanks for your comment.~Rebeca
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veteran Premium
Thanks for this Rebecca. It's a big help.
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rebeccas Premium
Glad to help. Eliminate the negatives and go headlong for the positives. Keep on plugging away!~Rebecca
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DCrane Premium
Very good info.
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rebeccas Premium
Thanks for your comment, chef Dave. Whatever you can dream and apply yourself to you can achieve. ~Coach Rebecca
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jcem Premium
Wow that is great content and so true. I have bookmarked this page and will refer to it often. Thanks Rebeccas. Just the shot in the arm i need
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rebeccas Premium
Thanks John. I am constantly searching for how I can help people succeed in online business marketing. Can you think of anything I missed?
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jcem Premium
This is very comprehensive. I am sure there may be a few more. But these have to the gist of it.
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TheCatherine Premium
Great post Rebecca and happy New Year to you
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rebeccas Premium
Thanks Katherine and right back at ya'. Can you add anything to my list of why there are so many internet marketing failures?
(I'm always learning! >:D)
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