5011438663_4b18a760ac_qThe world of Internet Marketing requires newcomers to learn and adopt a very special mindset that is somewhat contrary to the mindset that most outsiders have. This special mindset has to do with two main things: Accepting the fact that wealth creation invariably requires investment, and accepting the fact that loss is a very real part of the equation.

Wealth creation requires an investment in time, effort, and money. Thousands of well-meaning people come into this industry every day looking for a free, effortless, and instantaneous way to make money and create wealth, and that just does not exist. It doesn’t exist in the Internet Marketing arena, and it certainly doesn’t exist in the brick-and-mortar business world either.

Part of the reason for this is that people know that the Internet opens the door to a world of possibility, but the medium is so advanced and so revolutionary that it leads folks to believe that this possibility tends to presents itself automatically and as if by magic. It is an illusion that ends up disappointing a vast amount of people every day, and then those people become convinced that Internet Marketing is a scam, only because it didn’t work for them without any effort or investment.

The truth is that, as the old saying goes, it takes money and effort to make money. And that effort is always accompanied by the very real possibility of loss. That was true 100 hundred years ago when business giants like Ford, Carnegie, and Rockefeller risked losing enormous amounts of money to create the industries that propelled America into massive wealth and power, and it remains true today, in the Age of Information. The means of wealth creation may have changed, but the fundamentals are still there, and aspiring entrepreneurs ignore them at their peril.

There is no such thing as a free lunch, and nobody rides for free. There are a lot of very, VERY successful and prosperous Internet marketers who have really become millionaires by doing business online. All of them started from the ground up and risked losing money at every turn, until they acquired enough knowledge and experience to avoid the pitfalls and hit the sweet spots consistently. The learning curve is indeed steep and somewhat long in Internet Marketing, but it is not insurmountable by any means.

In order to achieve any kind of success online, you will have to adopt the mindset of prosperity as well. The sooner you accept the fact that negotiating the learning curve will cost you effort, time, and money, the more likely you will be to overcome the inertia and paralysis that usually come with inexperience and lack of knowledge.

You have to spend money to make money, and sometimes you will lose money acquiring the knowledge needed to achieve success. That comes with the territory and is part of the process.

Don’t allow unrealistic beliefs to ruin your chances, because the truth is that the people that have achieved untold success online are no better than you or me. They just adopted the prosperity mindset and liberated themselves from the mundane and defeatist attitudes that keep most people down!

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