Now that you know what internet marketers do, I thought I would take the time to break (or re-affirm) some common myths about internet marketing.  Quite frankly, when you tell the average person what you do, they tend to look at you like you are crazy.  Most don’t have the slightest idea what goes on.  Let’s get started.

1) It’s possible to make money online without doing any work.

In short, this is the biggest lie ever told about making money online.  You do have to work.  No matter what methods you choose to make money online or the industry you are in, you not only take time to learn the strategies and techniques, but you have to put them into action!  Learning will only take you so far.  Action = results!  On the upside, it’s fun “work,” unlike a day job.

2) If you make money online, you must be selling porn!

Although it is true that you can make money online by selling porn, it is by no means the only way.  Porn is one industry among many.   Nowadays, you can promote just about anything imaginable.  There is a saying in the IM world: “Where there’s a magazine, there’s a niche.”  Examples include gardening, music, sports, fashion (clothing), dating, health and fitness, wealth building “make money,” computer/technology…

3) If you make money online, you must be a spammer!

As a legitimate internet marketer, your goal is to promote products to those who are looking for what you are selling.  These people, after all, are the ones most likely to buy what you are selling.  These people are known as “targeted.”  Sending stuff to people who aren’t specifically interested in what you are selling, is not going to make you any money and is a waste of time.

…To be continued (Stay tuned for Part 2).

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