There are many misconceptions that hold people back from becoming successful internet entrepreneurs. Discover what misconceptions may be holding you back in this snippet from an interview between Dale Beaumont and Adam Davis.
At the age of 20, Adam has grown his consultancy into one of the most recognised traffic generation consulting services in the world, with over 500 clients in four countries. He has spoken in front of crowds of over 1,500 people in Singapore, Australia, the UK, Indonesia and Malaysia on how to effectively send traffic to any website and make a profit.
What do you think holds people back from becoming a successful internet entrepreneur?
I think the most common thing that holds people back is the misconception that you need to be a technical genius with a computing science degree to succeed. While some people may think that they have a phenomenal online business idea, many are put off because they think they are not computer-savvy. Well, yes, it is an advantage if you already know how to upload a webpage to a server or how to register a domain name, but you can always pay someone else to complete these tasks for you. Better still, you can learn to do it yourself, which is the fun part of creating an online business.
Another misconception about creating an online business is that if you click a few buttons, money will immediately come rolling in and you will never have to look at your computer screen again. That is not going to happen! Internet businesses require owners to invest time and effort, just like bricks and mortar businesses. Many people start up an internet business dreaming of instant profits and early retirement. When it doesn’t achieve instant success, or requires more work than initially envisaged, people become bored, impatient and unfocused and the business is abandoned. These people then write off internet entrepreneurship as impossible or a scam. But the truth is, there is no such thing as a get-rich-quick way of succeeding online.
Anyone who promotes a course or technique that says otherwise is playing on your vulnerability and wishful thinking. Succeeding online takes time and it takes effort.
For more on becoming a successful internet entrepreneur, check out Dale Beaumont’s “Secrets of Internet Entrepreneurs Exposed!“.