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10 Most Common Mistakes Newbies Make In Internet Marketing

We have all been there, living on the high of the most recent seminar that we attended or the newest top-selling self improvement book that we read.   We throw caution to the wind and just jump.  Of course that jump might not have been a gigantic leap but none the less it was at the very least a hobble towards making it as an internet marketer.   The problem is most of us, like any newbie, made some rather big mistakes when we were just getting started.


Let’s take a peak at just the top ten:

  1. Information Overload  When first starting out, if you aren’t careful, the vast amount of information can be come overwhelming and a bit daunting.   Take each piece of information in one piece at a time.  Set a goal for yourself to read or listen to something new x times a week, and keep the goal.  If the cloud of information seemingly becomes to much to handle, then take a break, step back, and reset your brain. 
  2. Unrealistic Results  Can you make money at internet marketing? Heck yes!  But will this income just drop in your lap overnight  like that big fake check from Ed McMahon? Heck NO! Just like the majority of life, it’s going to take time, diligence, and yes.. that nasty word: Work.  Not to fret though, you too can have that shiny new sports car just like your favorite Guru.
  3. Procrastination  This comes back to setting clear and concise goals for yourself.   Mark down on your schedule short and long term goals along with how  you intend to keep them.
  4. Did Not Get Own Domain No, they aren’t free, but they are incredibly cheap!  You can secure your own domain for as little as $7.99 per year and obtain minimal hosting for the same price per month.   Sure, you could sign up for a free Blogger or WordPress site, but you will be giving up ranking, control, and possible long-term income if you do.
  5. Did Not Become Product Creator  While Affililiate Marketing is ideally the best place for a newbie to start, learn the ropes, and make their first few bucks.  It’s not necessarily a long term solution to a steady income.  Once you get in there and figure out what you are doing, the product creation is simply the next phase to follow.
  6. Did Not Focus On List Building   These words can often be heard coming out of my mouth when explaining my business to someone outside of the industry: “A internet marketers list is pretty much gold!”   Thank of it has having several people sitting in your living room everyday just waiting to be marketed to.   If you build your list carefully, your subscribers will not only trust you, but value your opinion.  This of course equates to money in the bank for you.
  7. Send Untarget Traffic   Would you try and sell garlic to a vampire?  No, of course not.  Then why should you try and harness untargeted traffic to purchase something they are simply not interested in? Qualify your buyers and watch those sales numbers fly off the charts.
  8. Treating It As A Hobby Instead of A Business  Commit yourself to your cause.  This too comes back to setting clear and concise goals for yourself.   If you truly wish to make it in the in
  9. ternet marketing realm, you need to start looking at it as a doable choice not just an option.
  10. Try To Work Alone  Shyness simply doesn’t work in this business.   Reach out to others on forums, blogs, and even at those fancy seminars you attend.   Network!
  11. No Mentor  For goodness sake, ask for help!  This is much like driving around a city that you have never been to, becoming lost, and refusing to ask for directions.  That’s just silly.  A qualified mentor will help you avoid these and many more newbie pitfalls before they even happen.




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  3. Paul Carter says:

    You said: “Information Overload When first starting out, if you aren’t careful, the vast amount of information can be come overwhelming and a bit daunting.”

    I absolutely agree. In my view, it’s critical to boil down all the possible things you could do into 4 basic tasks: 1) attract strangers to visit your website, 2) convert visitors to leads, i.e. sign onto your list, 3) close leads as clients, 4) delight clients to become your best promoters.

  4. Hey, and thank you for this article. I recognize all of the subject in it. I have got masses of information which took time to puzzle together and fully understand but I’ve learned a lot and eventually insight in and coherence how things are connected together but on my way I have made several mistakes. Now, I have to choose my path and work towards a determined goal and leave that I cannot manage. I don’t think I have unrealistic expectations about results,fast earning and so on and I know that ” the many is in the list”. But i have so difficult to set up my landing page practically,the URL and others, fill in the techy data. And yes, i’ve several times made a break to think and consider how to go further,have I chance to do affiliate marketing internationelly? In the US? In my home country?who and how connect with people to work together with? ( foreign language,in social context,customs ” know yor customers”). I also feel that I have not much time to carry out concret and fully. Best regards

  5. Rubel says:


    Thanks for sharing these vital marketing Mistakes.

    Well, after working in this field for about 1 year, The biggest mistakes for me personally, which I am already working on

    to improve, are :

    #1 – Analysis Paralysis : I must admit that I fall victim to this sometimes too! :-(

    #2 – Not tracking analytics properly – it’s true that it is SO VITAL to do this, but most people don’t do this.

    #3 – Selling Without solving – this is also vital, cause when you focus yourself on solving other people’s problems,

    you’ll sell automatically later in the process in a lot of cases.

    These mistakes are very costly, and can have huge impact. I regret I did these marketing mistakes, But Now, I am on my way

    up and I hope sharing this will help many more.


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