Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Bad Reputation Of Online Marketing

Has anyone else had this experience? You have a friend out of work, or looking to make some extra money. So, you tell them about Squidoo, Google Adsense, Affilate marketing, etc. Your friend asks alot of questions, seems very interested, wants to know how much money you make, how it all works, etc. You answer their questions, show them what you are doing. Then about 3 months later you ask how it is going and they have done nothing about it. They are still out of work, still looking to make some extra money, still have yet to sign up for Squidoo or even read about it.

What is it with online marketing? I have told probably about 10 friends /aquaintences about what I am doing. Yet as far as I know, no one I have tried to help out has actually taken the plunge. When I ask why, they answer "I have been too busy", "I am not really sure". I dont hear a concrete answer.

Is it me or is it the bad reputation of online marketing?

1 comment:

  1. I don't think it's about the reputation of online marketing. It's about not everyone being at home online, willing to take the chance, or even being able to imagine having a bit of fun making lenses/hubs/whatever. Not everybody likes writing for instance. In fact, most people don't, I should think.

    And let's face it: most people only make a tiny bit online. Of course for the unemployed, even a bit of extra cash should be welcome. Still, you would not want your friends to join the many skill-less spammers ;)

    I'm not saying they could not do it. After all, I don't know your friends. I do know though that I took to the internet like a fish to water and I don't know anyone who's as active in online forums and things of that nature as I have been for over 10 years now.

    It's just not for everybody.