I’ve created a cool info graphic that explains what’s happening in our community. I’ve spotted 5 Phases that we all go through. I’ve called it Internet Marketer’s Pyramid, because there are loads of newcomers, but only few make it to the top!
Internet Marketer’s Pyramid Explained
It’s a Scam Phase!
As you can see the pyramid is the widest at the bottom, which corresponds to lots of newcomers who are eager to make money online. They are easy prey for seasoned marketers and first get acquainted with the lowest ranked offers available: paid to click programs, money doublers, come and go MLM programs, Free Reports, Get Rich Quick Schemes and you name it. At first they don’t make any money and call everything online a Scam! That’s why I called this phase: It’s a Scam Phase! The common mentality of this group is they don’t believe it’s actually possible to make money online.
The sad thing is that majority of people will either drop out of the internet marketing game at this phase or stay in it and continue to chase the Get Rich Overnight dream!
Maybe it Works Phase
However, there are some that ignore their disbelief and come into Maybe it Works Phase. Most of us got into this community by buying someone’s product. My “gateway drug” was an ebook I bought in 2005. I was staring at my screen, holding my credit card in one hand and mouse in the other and thinking if I will get scammed again. Then I said to myself : What the heck and did it! One ebook that started it all for me.
In this phase we start building our first website, some discover Adsense and world of SEO, others start with Affiliate Marketing. Soon first visitors start to come..
If nothing substantial happens for a longer time, people abandon internet marketing in this phase. They become sad and frustrated because the lack of results. Well…those who are patient climb up.
It works Phase!
It started with a sale!!!! And it’s the most exciting phase of them all. I will never forget one morning back in 2006 when I was checking my stats. I logged into my account and couldn’t believe my eyes! There was money in my account! Wohoo! A total stranger bought something from me! My first $100 made online. It was an affiliate commission for a hosting sale. This is where all pieces of the puzzle come together and you get rewarded for your hard work.
People in this phase start to believe and invest into high ticket products and sooner or later attend a Live Marketing Event and connect with like-minded individuals!
Now let’s be honest, not everyone will come so far. It takes hard work, persistence, lots of learning, testing and focused action to keep the sales coming in every day. But those who WANT IT REAL BAD, DO WHATEVER it takes to SUCCEED! And that makes all the difference. In Ouyeah Phase you will start to build solid income and eventually you will start teaching others and create your own product.
Internet Marketing Superstar
Do You Know any Internet Marketing Superstar? In this phase your business runs on autopilot and you receive passive income if you work or not. Internet Marketing Superstars own a complete product line and deliver tremendous value to the market. They have thousands of loyal fans and repeat buyers. They focus on branding and expanding their reach. This is the phase where you work with JV partners which become your friends and you are a major player in the market. You become world famous and women start to scream whenever you appear in public. Hahah! Ok, now I got your attention.
Well that explains my view of internet marketing community. In which phase are you right now? Does the pyramid represent our community or not? I would love to hear from you.
the Freedom Fighter
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