The internet is truly a place full of promising futures and it is also full of myths and rumors that in the world of internet marketing. Hence, if you are new to the entire internet marketing thing then it would definitely do you a lot of good to learn about these myths so that you do not get caught in believing the myths and thus get yourself strayed from the right path to success.
Over the years there had been many myths that circulate all over the internet and it is up to you to learn about them and try your best to avoid making the same mistakes as everyone does. The reason why there are so many myths lying around on the internet is because there are a lot of bogus gurus and people who are full of crap trying to teach others on how to make money online when they have not made a single penny on the internet at all.
There are of course many legitimate gurus out there who have done it all and know exactly what they are doing and by listening and following these gurus, you will be able to learn a lot from their experience and use the knowledge to propel yourself towards success. Today you will learn a few more of these myths that have been causing a lot of problems for other marketers.
Myth #1: Paid Ads Offer More Traffic. This is highly untrue because in actual fact, while you can get a lot of traffic via paid ads fast, your traffic volume does not necessarily win the traffic volumes that are absolutely free. One good example here is that for a paid search advertisement vs. an organic search result on Google, there is no guarantee that you will get a lot of more traffic via the PPC platform because the impressions on both of the paid and non-paid method are the absolute same but most people will choose to click on the organic search results unless your paid advertisement has a very good ad copy and advertisement headline.
In this case, it would be obvious that paid ads are not going to get you more traffic, but one thing that is does guarantee you is that you will get your traffic much faster than any SEO campaign. Another example of this would be for example, in a product launch where you get a lot of Joint Venture partners to mail for your product launch, the amount of traffic volume will definitely far surpass any paid advertisement that you could buy and yet the Joint Venture Traffic will almost always be free.
Myth #2: Top Position on the search engine will mean more sales. Being on the top position on the search engine does not give you more sales. This is a myth that new marketer buy into believing that they will get sales for their product as long as they can show their offer in front of targeted traffic. If you are getting a certain amount of conversion rate from your traffic than being on top of the search engines will surely ensure that you will get a lot of organic and targeted traffic which will turn into sales depending on your conversion rate. In this case then it is partly true that you will get more sales when you have more traffic.
However, if your product sales page has zero conversions or poor conversions, all the extra traffic will almost always go to waste. This is because to get more sales, not only will you need more traffic, you will also need a better conversion rate. To get a better conversion rate, a lot of factors will go into play. Among some of these factors would include a good and competitive offer, a good price, a smart marketing funnel, or a great sales letter that has a strong headline. Hence, don’t buy into some of the marketing messages that SEO consultants throw at you saying that you will get more sale when you get to the top of the search engine because that is only partly true.
Myth #3: Make Money working from a beach. This is a very ‘big’ myth that needs to be exposed. While is it true that it is entirely possible to make money anywhere as long as you have a laptop and an internet connection, most internet marketers if not all… would prefer to work from home or in an office. There are two good reasons for this. One is that it is very hard to concentrate while working on a beach or on a boat and two is that it is just more comfortable working at home with a more stable internet connection than it is at Starbucks where everyone is sharing the same WI-Fi connection.
This myth started because some clever copywriter wants to paint a very enjoyable picture in the mind of their target market. The picture is to illustrate that making money online is very easy, relaxing and it’s pretty much a better scenario than those who are working at a day job from 9-5 every single day. Remember this, working on a beach and enjoying while you work is pretty much a myth made just to entice you to buy more of their stuff. A lot of the videos that you see online about the ‘dream’ life is made up and scripted (some are true of course). So don’t believe in everything you see especially on a sales letter. Stick to what works and slowly but surely acquire your wealth in a steady manner.
The slow turtle will eventually outrun a fast rabbit that is distracted along the way. So make sure that you focus on what works, and avoid all the unnecessary distractions along the way. If you have a method that makes money, stick to it and think of ways to scale it up first before you start another venture in hope to make even more money.
Originally posted 2013-09-08 05:17:37.