What do you think is the biggest challenge most new Internet marketers face?
According to the results of a survey I recently conducted on my blog, by far the biggest challenge was “information overload”.
And I’m not surprised!
There are so many courses and products available claiming to show you how to quickly and easily make “squillions” of dollars with an internet marketing online business. And more are being released all the time. The result is that many “newbie” Internet marketers end up buying course after course after course. They give each one a half-hearted try, fail to get the results they were promised, and so move on to the next course … and the next, and so on.
The next biggest challenge was mastering the technicalities. And this is one of the reasons why so many courses fail to deliver. They assume a level of technical ability and experience that the average “newbie” just doesn’t have and then don’t provide adequate support.
They’ll say things like “upload this to the root of your site using your FTP program” but don’t explain how to upload, what the root of your site is nor what FTP is! These courses actually create more questions for the “newbie” Internet marketer than answers!
And that’s a shame because most so-called “techie” stuff is actually quite straight forward – when someone takes the time to show you how.
The third biggest challenge was lack of focus. If you are jumping from course to course and keep encountering technical “brick walls”, its difficult to stay focused on one business model, particularly when your inbox is bombarded with announcements about a “revolutionary new push-button automated system that will create a website for you in a nano-second and drive so much highly-qualified traffic to it that your PayPal account will meltdown while you are asleep”!
You can see the full results of the survey here.
Many people who took part in my survey went on to state how they couldn’t overcome these problems until they invested in a mentor or coach – someone they trusted who showed them, step-by-step, exactly what they had to do to get their business up and running and take it to the next level, AND (very importantly) provided all the necessarily help and support along the way.
In fact, EVERY successful person I know has a mentor. Its not rocket science is it? If you want to achieve a result, why try to “re-invent the wheel”? Why not let someone who has already achieved what you want to achieve take you by the hand and show you how they did it and help you achieve the same?
So, if you are suffering from “information overload”, lack of technical knowledge or lack of focus, get yourself a mentor!
To your success and happiness