Pretty much all my posts are telling people this and that, or musing on ideas about how to make money through niche marketing and online business. But today I wanted to change things up a bit.
I want to ask you, the reader a question: What's the hardest part of niche marketing & online business for YOU?
The hard part then VS the hard part now
I've been an online marketer for over three years now. Though I did take some pretty good notes back in the day, and still have some of my old blog posts, the details of my humble beginnings are getting fuzzy.
Nowadays I worry about expanding my business, and stabilizing my income and growing it. I have to consider things like taxes, and the major pain in the ass it's been to get a loan because NOBODY at the loan office knows what internet marketing is. In fact, I spent about three days last week emailing and faxing endless documents to prove that my website is my business!
I also have to do things like split testing to increase profits, and look for new traffic sources and expand into new niches to diversify my affiliate marketing income.
Back in My Day
But at the end of the day, I think back on 3 years go when I was just ecstatic to earn my first $4.50 after three months of working on my first website! And back then we had to do a lot more. These days it's easy to just write, write, write, and get your content found in Google. The recent updates to their algorithm make it hard to ‘game the system'. When I started we had to get backlinks from tons of sources just to compete in our niche. We had to do article marketing, and use web 2.0 properties to make link wheels. We had to worry about keyword density, anchor text, and article spinning.
Well, now I feel like my Grandpa telling the grand kids about how it was hard times back in his day and the kids of this day in age have it easy. LOL. It's true though – I used to be satisfied JUST to make money, or JUST to get traffic. Now I feel like I need to LOTS of money and LOTS of traffic, and I have to know details like from WHERE and WHY.
What I hope to accomplish
So, in an effort to get back to my roots, reach out to the community, and try to better understand what newbies are looking for. It's really important to be able to reach to the readers of my blog in a way that's easily understandable, useful, and most of all actionable. This is why I'm opening up this post to you.
What's the hardest part of niche marketing & online business so far for you?
Please leave your comments below!
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