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Why A Website Is Not Enough To Succeed Online?

May 9, 2008
The choice is yours, time or money. If you are serious about building a successful web presence you will either have to invest your time or your money. We are often faced with people that want to have more success on the web.

They tell us, all this technology stuff doesn't make any sense to me. They may ask you a question about a certain topic. If they don't understand ten seconds into your explanation, they give up.

Unless you are ready to dedicate your time to learn at least some of the most basic aspects of making money online, you can't expect to succeed on the web.

It is true that in the early days of doing business online it was enough to have any website. Back then, there were very few people online, and there weren't many opportunities to make money. Today, billions of dollars are spent and earned online. Guess what you are not the only one wanting to get a slice of that huge pie. You are going to have to succeed online the old fashioned way. You are going to have to work for it.

Don't believe anyone when they tell you that all you need is a website to start making money online. It is simply not true. A website in itself is a waste of money. It is only the beginning.

To compare, online business success to building a house, having a website is like having a foundation. A foundation, not a complete house with doors, windows, walls, rooms, roof, etc. Your website doesn't guarantee you any business.

With over 100 million domain names registered today, you need to do a lot better than just having a website.

You may ask, why is it not enough to have a website to succeed online? The answer is simple. There are over 100 million domain names registered today. Your website in just one of millions of websites. Your site in itself is a start, but without visitors, it is an exercise in futility.

To succeed online you need visitors. Visitors, for the most part, come from search engines. Your websites is only as valuable as the search engines think it is. Once your website is online your mission is to make your website stand out. I am sorry, but it is true. You have to work very hard, or you have to hire a professional Internet marketing firm, to help your website stand out. All those people telling you that succeeding online is quick and simple, well, they were not being honest with you.

You have to work very hard to get the search engines notice your website. Without a proactive approach to optimizing your web presence, you websites only visitors will be you and some of your family members.

Don't think of your website as the end, think of it as the beginning of your online business success story. There is a lot of money to be made online, and you most definitely have a chance of making it online. Be prepared to learn a lot in the process, and work even more on your way to online riches.
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