The Average Internet Marketer Is What?

The results from my big internet marketing survey are ready – and as promised I’m going to share them with you along with my comments, tips and suggestions… I surveyed all my internet marketing related lists, and the sample size and response rate should be big enough to consider the data statistically valid – and thus applicable to most lists.

As mentioned before I will use the data (and comments) as the base for an article series here on the blog, but more on that later.

First lets take a look at the questions, the results and what they could mean…

How long have you been involved with internet marketing?

6 Months or Less = 22.30%
6 Months to 1 Year = 22.30%
1 to 2 Years = 22.30%
2 to 5 Years = 21.19%
5 Years or More = 12.27%

No real surprise here, the numbers are pretty evenly spread out, and I have seen similar results before. If anything, it shows us that internet marketing is still in its infancy and thousands of new people are joining our ranks each day… I have heard a lot people say that marketing to the “internet marketing niche” is hard, the market is saturated etc. I completely disagree. I think this is the easiest niche to master, especially if you are relatively new to the game… What do you think?

Are you working full time online?

Yes I’m full time and I make a “full time income” = 7.43%
I’m full time online, but I don’t make a “full time income” = 34.57%
No, I have a job so I’m part time online = 57.99%

Not surprising either, when you consider the stats above – after all you don’t just waltz in an create a full time income overnight. It did however surprise me to see the high number of full time marketers, not making a full time income. I have thought about this, and my guess is that the number includes a lot of “stay at home” moms and dads. They may not desperately need to create another full time income for the household, but they would like to. Would love some comments from people in that category ;-)

What is your income goal – why are you in internet marketing?

To make a bit of extra cash to help make ends meet = 10.78%
I want to create an extra stream of income (but keep my job) = 7.43%
I want to create an income that will let me quit my job = 54.28%
I want to be filthy rich = 27.51%

This did surprise me… a lot! I thought (and have been told) that most people who get involved in internet marketing are just interesting in making a bit of extra cash, thus falling in one of the first two categories. As it turns out the vast majority wants to quit their JOB, go full time online and be filthy rich (yeah, I know we all want that).

So, that’s what people want… But what are they actually making?

What is your monthly income from internet marketing?

Zero, zilch, nada, nothing = 50.19%
Less than $500 = 38.66%
$500 – $1,000 = 6.32%
$1,001 – $2,500 = 2.60%
$2,501 – $5,000 = 0.37%
$5,001 – $10,000 = 0.37%
Over $10,000 = 1.49%

Can’t say that the numbers surprise me, but they sure do scare me… Over 50% not making a single cent. The number is too high to fend off with a “it’s all the newbies” comment, so there must be something else at play. And this is interesting… if you correlate the numbers with the “full time” question, you will see that quite a few people consider $500-$1000 a month a full time income. Guess it could be depending on where you live, it wouldn’t be in Denmark. What would you consider to be a full time income?

That was a bit about what people are earning and what they would like to earn. Now lets look at some of the probable causes.

Do you have your own website or blog?

Yes = 71.00%
No = 29.00%

This used to be the “Holy Grail” of internet marketing, in order to make money you need to have your own website and domain. While I can’t argue that it’s still important to have your own site, the numbers clearly show that it’s not enough. We need something else and I think the two next questions will give us the answer.

Are you building your own email list?

Yes = 58.36%
No = 41.64%

Now we’re on to something (not that it surprises me at all). There is a definite correlation between building a list and making an income online, and it’s crystal clear when you look at this…

How many subscribers do you have on your email list?

I’m not building a list = 29.74%
Less than 500 = 52.04%
500 – 1,000 = 4.83%
1,001 – 2,500 = 6.69%
2,501 – 5,000 = 1.86%
5,001 – 10,000 = 1.86%
More than 10,000 = 2.97%

Hmmm… first of all the number of people “not building a list” does not match the previous question. My guess is that a lot of people have tried building a list but gave up because they did not see immediate results, and thus they fall into the less than 500 subscribers category. Anyone got a comment on that, or a better guess?

Other than that the numbers are fairly conclusive. I would bet my entire business that almost all the people not making money online fall into the 0-500 subscribers bracket. The “high” earners (or maybe I should just say earners) correspond well to the lists sizes – however it does look like a few people with larger lists are failing to monetize them to their full potential.

Do you own/sell your own products or programs?

No, I’m only promoting products as an affiliate = 65.43%
No, but I plan to create a product of my own soon = 18.22%
Yes, I sell my own products and services = 16.36%

While intesting, I don’t think this question offers any conclusive data. You don’t have to create your own products/programs to make money online, there are a lot of people making a killing just with affiliate marketing – But (yes you guessed it) these people are building a list.

However, having your own products does make it a lot easier to take your internet marketing income to the next level. It also gives you leverage to utilize JVs, affiliates, integrated marketing etc. But if you look at the numbers there are a lot of people with their own products, who aren’t making any significant income – I’ll just jump on my soap box again and say, probably because they haven’t been building a list.

What are your favorite traffic generation methods?

This was very evenly spread out, no clear winner, and a lot of different ways to drive traffic to your site. If anything, we can conclude that it doesn’t matter much where the traffic is coming from – what matters is what you do with that traffic, and to be more specific how you adapt your marketing funnel to the traffic source in question. It was also very encouraging to see that most people don’t put all their eggs in one basket.

However, there was a slight tendency for traffic exchanges and safelists to rank high for most people. Doesn’t surprise me when you look at some of the other numbers. They are free to low cost traffic generation methods, readily available to the newbie.

If you have an affiliate program, don’t underestimate this… Provide affiliate tools optimized for safelists and traffic exchanges. It’s what a large % of your affiliates use, and if you don’t you are missing out on sales.

Which affiliate network do you prefer?

I tossed this last question in out of idle interest, but the numbers where pretty conclusive – most people prefer Clickbank, probably because it’s so easy to use (both as affiliate and vendor). PayDotCom came in as a strong #2. Hmmm… Do you prefer Clickbank and why? Does that also apply when you are buying products?

Now on to the conclusion…

Your average subscriber is!

If you are in the internet marketing niche, your average subscriber (and/or website visitor) is:

  1. Fairly new to the game (less than a years experience)
  2. Working a full time JOB and doing IM part time
  3. Looking to replace the JOB with a full time IM income
  4. Not building a list
  5. And thus failing to make any money from IM

So it would be a very safe bet to focus your product/newsletter on teaching newbies (from scratch), how to create that “job quitting” full time income online – And you need to do it by showing them how to build a list and how to monetize said list. There are a lot for fads and buzz words in this industry, but that is really what it all boils down to.

Also, if you have your own products and affiliate programs – helping your users to get that first sale, get the ball rolling on the list building etc. Will very likely generate some very loyal customers, and affiliates who are happy to promote you.

Keep in mind that your affiliate toolbox can give them the best emails in the world and tell people to mail them to their list. It doesn’t really matter, because most of your affiliates can’t use them – you need to provide tools and services that will help the 97% who aren’t making any sales. The cynical voice will say: “If you help them build a list, they will be better affiliates anyway”.

Side note: My good friend Mike Paetzold recently did a similar survey of his list. His results and findings match mine extremely well, you can read about Mike’s results here.

What you want me to write about

As I said I want to do an article series based on this survey, and I asked people a) what they would consider their biggest IM problem, and b) what they would like me to write about.

I was extremely happy to see the responses… The vast majority have no illusions, they know where they are failing. So they want to know how to build a list and how to monetize the process and the follow ups. Great, that just happens to be my field of expertise ;-)

Here’s what I will do

I will write a series of step-by-step articles for this blog. Based on the comments and results of the survey, they will be targeted towards the beginner, but there will be something in it for every level. It’s going to be the A-Z of building a list and using it to generate income online. Here’s a rough outline of what I’m going to write about.

  1. How to set up your squeeze page and monetize the whole sign up process
  2. How to write a killer follow up series and how to make money from it
  3. How to drive traffic to your squeeze page and make it convert
  4. Advanced traffic generation methods and even more profit
  5. How to take it to the next level and become “filthy rich”

Should be good, so stay tuned for that… If you are on my list you will receive and email as soon as I complete each step-by-step article. If you aren’t on my list you can sign up at the top right of this page (and you can also subscribe to this blog’s RSS feed). When the article series is done I will compile it into an ebook and if you are on my list you get to download a free copy. You can then use it as a giveaway to build your own list (I’ll probably make it rebrandable).

In closing

Thanks for reading this post, I now it was bit long, but I hope there was some useful information in it for you. Please leave a blurb below if you have any question or comments – Suggestions for, and comments on, my coming article series are also very welcome – thanks :-)

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Comment on this post (47)


  1. Posted by R. Tom Worthington 8th June, 2008 at 3:01 pm


    Sounds like a very interesting series of articles. Can’t wait to read them!


  2. Posted by Paul Penafiel 8th June, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    I am not really surprise of the results because I can put myself in those people shoes.

    As I have said a million times, building a list is simple but making it profitable is very hard for some people. The hard work it takes to maintain it is something most newbie don’t have a clue with.

    You should’ve asked how many of your members have any computer programming skills. That will tell you alot.

    I would be also interested in the number of people that participated in the poll, what percentage of your list actually participated. Maybe you ask other TE owners to do a similar poll to see if it consistent.

    Good article, keep em coming.

  3. Posted by Armi Niemi 8th June, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    I’m looking forward to the blog series. I knew there was a great need for a step-by-step guide on how to make money online.

    I have been online fulltime for 3 years now and I’m not earning a fulltime income. To me a “decent” fulltime income is between $2500 and $3000 a month to live with it in my country.

    I have only recently started to build my list. And I will get the your rebrandable ebook that will be perfect to give away to my list.

    Thank you, Soren! :)


  4. Posted by Sunny Suggs 8th June, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    You so rock.

  5. Posted by Soren Jordansen 8th June, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    Thanks for the comments, keep em’ coming :-)

    Paul, this what not a survey of Dragon Surf – it was a survey of all my IM lists (Dragon Surf is part of that)… But it would not make sense to compare it to “just” a TE membership.

    If you look at Mike’s survey results you will see that the results he got are very simliar.

  6. Posted by Randy Smith 8th June, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Fascinating results Soren,

    I’m glad you asked those sort of questions, I’m sure it will help your subscribers far more than the usual – “What do you want me to create” type questions… – as they never give a real indications as to how people are doing!!!

    What surprised (and motivated me) more than anything – was that these results make me look good….LOL
    As it’s easy to think everyone is doing far better than – so I must be doing something right.

    Which boosts confidence in what I’m telling my own subscribers – as it’s working for me, even if I’m not filthy rich (yet).

    Maybe too many are focusing on being filthy rich – when they should be building foundations?
    Which I’m sure your articles will help them do!

    I look forward to seeing those articles and passing the info on to my lists :)

    Warm Regards

  7. Posted by Crystal Martin 8th June, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Hi Soren,
    You asked in your article about stay-at-home mom’s. I am most definitely in that category and have focused my traffic exchange on helping other WAH parents.
    The problem for us is that most of the squeeze pages/generators and affiliate type products that are out there don’t target this type of business person so it would be GREAT to see some tips related directly to us work @ home marketers so that we can effectively help our members and find/provide the resources they need.
    I look forward to your great upcoming series!
    God Bless,

  8. Posted by Terese Tomasello 8th June, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    I advertise like crazy, I use traffic exchanges,I post ads where ever I can and still I can’t seem to get a list or referrals or anything. I think some step by step advise would be great.

  9. Posted by Connie 8th June, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    Love the results Soren,

    Was only shocked by one of the answers, the rest was as I expected.
    Really looking forward to the next series of emails.
    Hopefully more people will listen and follow your advice of how to step by step.
    From the polls I’ve seen the list building is the main area most marketers fear, since it seems so difficult and foreign.
    Hopefully the step by step will encourage them to actually try this time.
    I have to admit, last week I was lost. Until I asked for step by step directions. Nobody really broke down each step of exactly how to. It was always assumed they we all just know how. BUT GUESS WHAT MOST DON”T.
    THX It is well needed.

  10. Posted by Sheila Hawley 8th June, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    I think the post was very good, and your conclusions were good also. I look forward to your next post and your help. And thank you for not charging me for information. All that “help” that you have to buy isn’t really help at all. It just makes the info giver richer, but doesn’t really help the purchaser. Thank you for any help you can GIVE.

  11. Posted by Bud McKenzie 8th June, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    Thanks Soren! As you know, I have two fulltime jobs and five children at home and would trade the two jobs for a full time internet marketing business at home in a heartbeat. I think that’s the dream of every babyboomer. Your list building series will be very interesting as you are considered “the list building king”!

  12. Posted by Anna Kindler 8th June, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    Just wanted to say thank you for Your very informative post. I am totally a Newbie and am right now in the research stage. I find your post was one of the best I have read and I am looking forward to your step by step articles for beginners. Thank you Anna

  13. Posted by Larry Ference 8th June, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    Hi Soren:

    Excellent post! I’m looking forward to your future posts and help. A lot of online people say they will help but it’s always the same stuff they give you! So it’s really no help at all!
    I’m retired and trying to supplement my small pension. I have 2 websites and a blog. I have a small but unresponsive list. It’s frustrating, why don’t they just unsubscribe if they’re not interested in what I send them. I’m finding this whole internet marketing frustrating. I went into it like probably 99.9% do – eyes wide shut with $$$ dancing in the brain – vacations, big home, new car, etc. etc… Huh!!
    Thanks again for trying to help.

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  15. Posted by Ole Rasmussen 8th June, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    Hi Søren

    Thats why I love blog-posts, Great stuff and some great results to that can be used to guide my advertising to..
    I saw it was a poll over at NMF about using blog-post for exchanges newsletters, and this is one of the reasons I think that’s a great idea, we can involve so much more than just a newsletter.
    Thanks for having your blog Søren :-)


    Ole Rasmussen

  16. Posted by Albert Grande 8th June, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    This survey is invaluable for anyone in any aspect of Internet Marketing.
    Of course the results may be somewhat skewed due to the sampling of respondents. However, I think it is a fair representation of Internet Marketers in general.

    Thanks so much for sharing this information. Very insightful.
    Stay Well,
    Albert Grande

  17. Posted by Soren Jordansen 8th June, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    Thanks for all the positive feedback guys and girls – makes me itch to get started on that article series – I can promise you it will be good ;-)

  18. Posted by Amy McFarland 8th June, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    What a great article on the results! You have targeted exactly what I knew pretty much. Everyone wants this IM so badly and the ones that just jump in with no idea of what or how’s are failing miserably. Thanks for the survey and the follow up articles to come………I cannot wait to learn more!

  19. Posted by Allan James 8th June, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    Vital information Soren, and I thank you for sharing it. Timely too, as I was just about to servey my list, to gain exactly the same information. I will watch with interest your inforamtion about how you monetize the whole sign up process.

    I provide a superb suit of professional marketing tools and access to very effective free and low cost advertising as my listbuilder, but often wonder if in the main, because it’s free, am I just building numbers, not potential partners and/or clients.

    I’ve just subscribed to your RSS.


  20. Posted by kevin feder 8th June, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    I have no idea how to build a list so I will be watching this avidly, as I’m living in a country I have no idea about the language, and have no job. It’s vital that I succeed or the baby due in November will have a bleak life. Soren thanks.

  21. Posted by Jon Olson 8th June, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Wow, what a wonderful poll Soren. Great to see some feedback from your readers. Very eye opening too, some of those answers. The 50 percent plus that aren’t making any money, that really scares me as well.

  22. Posted by Rich Carter 9th June, 2008 at 12:24 am

    My faith in people is renewed if 50% are making money.
    Seeing how 90% of business’s are expected to fail.
    All good stuff there though Soren.

  23. Posted by David Price 9th June, 2008 at 1:43 am

    Amazing figures Soren… really enjoyed the post and look forward to the series of articles. Keep up the good work!

    Thank you.

  24. Posted by John 9th June, 2008 at 8:46 am

    ah! This is a good post!

    Thanks for the share!

  25. Posted by Chuck Bartok 9th June, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    Your results Soren are definitely coincident to my survey finding also, and of course prompted the forming of Beginners Marketing Class
    Your help and direction have been appreciated for the past 4 years.

    Keep up the good work!


  26. Posted by Kathie Maclean 9th June, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Hi Soren,
    Thanks so much for the survey. Also checked Mike’s as well.

    I was very happy to see the results.
    I would like to post this on my new site for Newbies, with a link back to your blog, as a recommended info source.

    The average marketer and/or website visitor is:

    Fairly new to the game (less than a years experience)

    Working a full time JOB and doing IM part time.

    Looking to replace the JOB with a full time IM income.

    Not building a list, thus failing to make any money from IM.

    My focus thru product/newsletters & membership site is on teaching newbies (from scratch), how to create that “job quitting” full time income online

    And I’m doing it by showing them how to build a list and how to monetize the heck out of that list.

    Helping Newbies is my niche and starting out with a survey on the subject would be the way to go.
    Thanks again,

    Kathie Maclean

  27. Posted by Alex Wilson 11th June, 2008 at 8:38 am

    Distinctive study Soren, and erudite conclusions.

    I join with those who eagerly look forward to receiving your step-bystep articles.


    Alex Wilson.

  28. Posted by MKWeb 11th June, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    Hi Soren,
    Some great info! I did fill out your survey and am one of the ones that has a list over 500, but not monetizing it near as well as I should be. I will be looking forward to seeing the series along with all the others here.
    I have a strong programming background and an excellent affiliate management script in place I think for me it’s just the ‘People Perspective’ that I am lacking in a bit.
    I have built a good sized list from Giveaway events and Squeeze Page campaigns, but filtering the list by demographics \ focus after obtaining the names and emails is where I think I am falling a bit short.

  29. Posted by Ray White 12th June, 2008 at 5:20 am

    Soren, this is top notch stuff sir. Way to go! So looking forward to your article series and the book afterwards.

    Building a list was one of the major things I could never get my mind around until it finally sunk in. Takes a while for some I guess.

    Please continue with your project, it will have so much value for all.

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  31. Posted by Soren Jordansen 12th June, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Thanks for all the comments – I’m writing the first article right now and plan to post here at the blog tomorrow (Friday) – I’ll also sent out an email pointing here.

  32. Posted by Michael Coursey 12th June, 2008 at 9:22 pm


    What I like about you is that you are very analytical and data-driven and don’t let what you think or feel get in the way of what works.

    I think another great part of the series should be on actually tracking results and determining what actual conversion rate really is. Too many people just see that they are getting 25,000 hits and think, “That should be good enough”.

    When you figure conversion rates and results into the equation then you can make a much more informed decision about where to buy traffic and where to generate it. Traffic means nothing without conversions.

    Very interested to see what you put out here.

    Mike Coursey

  33. Posted by Rezbi 12th June, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    I must admit I am a little surprised as I expected the figures for $5,000 to $10,000 to be a little larger and the $10,000+ per month to be slightly lower… maybe in the 1% bracket.

  34. Posted by gourmet coffee snob 12th June, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    I’m certainly up for this…just look above…I’ve got a gourmet coffee shop with no customers…a discount travel website…and no clue about anything.

    I need a plan, and a direction. I’ll be looking in here often to see what I can put into motion and get the ball rollin…

    gourmet coffee snob
    Always Drink Better Coffee

  35. Posted by Sally 12th June, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    Hey Soren,

    I was not surprised by your results.

    In fact when I seen the title… “The Average Internet Marketer Is What?”

    I would have replied…”SKINT”

    It’s funny that so many people seem to have so little people on their list.

    I have never struggled to build a list, perhaps I just had better information than others.

    I think it’s quite sad that so many people are have so little success online!

    Sally :)

  36. Posted by Daniel Duverge 13th June, 2008 at 3:15 am

    Great poll Soren, and even better followup! I enjoyed reading this and gained a good amount of perspective which is important if you want to be an successful internet marketer.

    It was interesting to see 1.46% make over 10,000 a month, which is more then people making 2500 – 10,000 added up together.

  37. Posted by Darell 13th June, 2008 at 6:14 am

    I would like to have seen the number of respondants somewhere to help me justify the validity of the information. It sounds like it may be accurate but being from an engineering background; I need to look at population to validate information.

    I appreciate the fact you compiled the data and presented it and am looking forward to your thoughts for helping others. I have even created a link back to you on one of my lenses on Squidoo. Keep up the good work and Good luck!

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  39. Posted by Sandy 13th June, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    As a newbie to this internet marketing world I am going to follow your instructions to the tee (if I can) and see just what my results are.

    Thanks for writing so I being new can understand.

  40. Posted by Mike 13th June, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    Thanks for sharing your fascinating results. Great stuff and ace presentation

    A demographic breakdown would have been interesting. I suspect there would be a surpringly high number of silver surfers (retired and trying to avoid poverty) in the full-time online category.

    In my case after 6 months, no list, no website, no blog, no products, overwhelmed by free stuff and paid-for systems, bogged down by 60+ emails a day, Videos everywhere and too long and woffly, sales letters rediculously long …. no action(!!). Knowledge in abundance, mental stuff getting sorted, delete button getting hammered, planning underway, goal to be in the $5-10k/month by the new year.

  41. Posted by Fernando 13th June, 2008 at 8:01 pm


    I have bought and read most of the trash that’s out there and while some of it may be a poor attempt at keeping us in the dark, you’re generosity and wealth of knowledge and experience keep goals and aspirations alive.

    Much respect and appreciation,
    The Twilight Warrior

  42. Posted by Teresa 13th June, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    I want to start off by saying THANK YOU. I don’t know how I missed the survey but wish I had taken part.

    I would have been with the ones that: after more than 8 months, well maybe a year, oh, that’s not quite true, over a year and no website to speak of, no blog that is worth anything, a computer filled to the hilt with every free or almost free program, software, ebook, etc. And as Mike 13th June, 2008 at 6:09 said about the “60+ emails a day”, try 150 and some days more. Still quoting Mike, “Videos everywhere and too long….” “sales letters long …. no action(!!).
    Without repeating anymore of Mike’s post, it becomes information overload, and you start to feel like a perpetual student, only you are in grade school and they are teaching college level and/or leave very important parts out.

    They tell you need to do this or that, only not how-to do THIS or THAT.

    I have read both the post and the articles and look forward to all that is to come next.

    I do have one comment on the article: Don’t Laugh – After you do all that “sq pg., email ltrs, etc.”, who do you send it to if you have no people to start off with? You hinted at it in your post, but not in the article. You said the next article will be on “Killer follow up series….”

    So I do look forward to finding out where this fantastic squeeze page I will sit down to create will go, following your step-by-step instructions. I’m also going to check out your archives, I’m sure I will find some great stuff there.


    P.S. Sorry this was so long but I got excited in finally finding someone who cares about someone who wants to learn. My husband got hit with 2 types of cancers last year and it hit our finances like a ton of bricks. (BTW: he is doing better)
    P.P.S. I like the way your blog is set up. Is this in place of a website?

  43. Posted by Domingo Arenal 13th June, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    I’ve been doing some mailorder chores quite successfully here in the Philippines for years so entering online business is very smooth. They both “thrive” on numbers, targeted mailing list, good copy, conversion and very similar in many aspects.

    However, what separates the two are the “techie” things you run through in Online Marketing (website creation, uploading, javascript, etc).

    It IS probably one of the major causes why less than 5% can show good result in their report card.

    An eyeopener, thanks for sharing.

    - Ding

    Pitogo, 4308 Quezon Prov., Philippines

  44. Posted by Marilyn 21st June, 2008 at 3:51 am


    Excellent questions, and you give an entire course-worth of top advice in your one blog! But that may be the trouble: People are overwhelmed by the wealth of information, most don’t have study skills and have no idea how to capture your full course-in-a-blog for future use! Terese, one of your commentators above, said she wants it in simple steps, while the comments of those that easily processed what you’ve given are from those who are already fairly adept at what you teach. This might have some bearing on why you got less response this time: Your great “course” of info is exactly what we all need, but those who need it most have the most trouble understanding (so they bow out) while those doing well are already familiar with what you offer, so they understand it better, but need it less!

    Take this same info, break it down by levels, and offer links for the people who need it step-by-step, those who can grasp intermediate concepts but need direction, and those who just need the overall insight in order to do it themselves. What seems so simple to you appears vastly and maddeningly complicated to many folks with less experience. You’re pouring a whole torrent of gold nuggets into the eager but frustrated hands of those who can only grasp a few pieces at a time.

  45. Posted by Mikhael Jørgensen 2nd August, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Hej Søren.

    Nu er jeg gået i gang med at læse din serie, og synes det er et Genialt! projekt du har lavet, super smart, og at man kan bruge det som et Retail Product, synes jeg er super smart, så det bliver nemmere for os nybegyndere :) .

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