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Why are people leaving?
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    Why are people leaving?
    by Charlie Page

    While the number of people who sign on to the Net for the
    first time still increases every day, people are *leaving*
    their Internet businesses in record numbers.

    Some have even made a career out of leaving the Internet. ;)

    People are leaving the Net because they are fed up ...
    frustrated ... disappointed.

    You may have felt the frustration too. So much hype, so few
    real answers. So many promises, so little reality.

    One of the things I like about my autoresponder service is
    that people can leave comments behind when they leave our
    little DOE Insider family.

    Mostly, people tell us what's on their minds. If I can help,
    I write them back even though they left the list.

    We had 10 people leave the list last week (we're blessed
    with a low unsubscribe rate) and the comments they left
    behind point up an interesting trend.


    Comments: I just do not have time to deal with it, but i
    think you are doing a good job for the people that do :)

    Comments: I am withdrawing from Internet Marketing so I no
    longer require this service. Thank you.

    Comments: I do not need the information anymore. I have quit
    my business. Thank you!

    Comments: Changing direction from mlm to investing.

    Comments: Fed up with the whole internet thing. Nothing to
    do with you


    That last person summed up something one hears much more
    often lately. People are fed up, disappointed, frustrated.

    Frustration is an interesting emotion. Many years ago, a
    very wise man said that frustration ultimately stems from
    unrealistic expectations.

    Does that describe the Internet or what!?!

    So, WHY do people become frustrated and what can you do to
    AVOID the frustration? Below are several ideas to help.

    ===== The Problem

    First, the causes of frustration.

    There seem to be three main causes of frustration on the Net

    1. Too much hype.
    2. Lack of real support.
    3. Rampant false expectations.

    People are frustrated with the hype out there. The problem
    here is self-evident. I heard a guy say the other day that
    if he could bag up all the manure (not the word he used) he
    has seen online, he could fertilize the entire state of
    Texas. Great line.

    People are also fed up with being sent to a Frequently Asked
    Questions page when what they need is to speak with a real
    person. People need, and want, personal support.

    Third, and to be truthful, people come online with their
    expectations set *way* too high. The Internet is NOT the pot
    of gold at the end of the rainbow. Never has been, never
    will be. No one makes their fortune in 30 days, or 35 days,
    or 45 days. They just show you a glimpse of their bank
    account that makes it look that way.

    Here's the frustrating part of this for me. I KNOW that
    almost anyone can succeed online.

    But if you let the frustration win, if you let it get you
    down and quit, you have ZERO chances of succeeding online!

    ===== Now ... A Solution

    You can beat this frustration! DON'T give in to
    disappointment. Stay the course and you WILL win!

    Here are xxkjj ways to beat back the frustration, keep your
    chin up, and put yourself in a position to profit online.

    1. Become Hype-Proof

    Learn to see the information you receive in a larger
    context. All good marketers know how to make their product
    sound appealing, and know how to create a sense of urgency.

    Only YOU know if you really NEED another autoresponder, or
    another eBook on how to write an eBook, or ... you get the

    See number five for a quick way to become hype-proof.

    2. Understand That Off-Line Business Rules Still Apply

    We must understand that it still takes money to make money
    We still must advertise to sell goods and services. The Net
    makes this wonderfuly easy and effective, but we still must
    take the steps.

    3. Separate Yourself From The Net - Don't Be Online Too Long

    Many online entrepreneurs work late into the night. About
    the worst possible time to make a purchasing decision is
    after a long session of being online. It's often wise to
    wait until the next morning, or next evening, to make a

    4. Don't Fall Prey To Information Overload

    In this is the number one problem I see with people who have
    gone online within the last three to six months. Everyone
    gives away so many e-books and the courses. How can a person
    be expected to read everything, much less not drown in the

    One solution to information overload is to make a list of
    things that you really need in your business, then research
    them one at a time.

    For example, you're going to need an autoresponder, you're
    going to need to do advertising, you will need a web hosting
    company, you're going to need to create a web site, and you
    will need for five other things before you can successfully
    do business online.

    Now take one thing at a time, and learn what you need to
    know about that one thing. Then, move on to the next.

    5. Wait 24 Hours Before Buying Anything

    When I wrote this line my bank account hollered Amen! If
    only I practiced get faithfully. I have never waited 24
    hours to buy something and regretted it.

    Please don't fall for the JavaScript trick where web sites
    tell you that you must order within the next three days,
    three minutes, or three seconds to get that "once a
    lifetime" price.

    I can guarantee that 99% of the time, this is a trick. To
    prove it for yourself, bookmark the next site you visit that
    offers a limited time guarantee. Then visit the site the day
    after the guarantee was supposed to expire. Or, if you know
    how, view the source code and see the JavaScript for

    6. Take Something Of Value And Stick With It

    Recent studies show the common pattern of behavior on the
    Internet is to join a program, promoted a little, and then
    leave it. This can not lead to success.

    In any business, success takes time. Give your online
    business the time it needs to succeed and it will reward you
    with passive income for years to come.

    7. Don't Fear You'll Miss IT ... IT Doesn't Exist

    This is the BIG ONE folks! Right now, for example, Mastery
    TV is all the rage. Only six months ago, a program called
    Cash Evolution was all the rage. As I understand it, Cash
    Evolution, even with Mark Joyner's endorsement, was a

    Will Mastery TV end up a winner or loser? While I don't
    pretend to know the answer, and many factors will determine
    that answer, I do know that no one who signs up, promotes
    for two weeks, and quits, will make ANY serious revenue.

    Doing business on the Internet has been challenging lately.
    Spammers make it harder to get messages delivered, yet
    you're reading this one. More and more web sites means more
    competition, yet your site got visitors today.

    Success online comes down to this ....

    Do the basic things very well, stick with it, and success WILL be yours!


    Charlie Page owns the Directory of Ezines.
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