Why Do So Many Internet Startups Fail?

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Every day out there in the real brick and mortar world,

millions and millions of people drag themselves from  warm beds,

take a shower, grab a cup of coffee, and head off to their jobs

as they are thinking that there has got to be an easier way to make a living.

Every one of those millions and millions of people knows somebody who has quit the ‘get-up-and-go-to-work’ grind

and is making a very good living by working on their personal computers

from the comfort of their own homes.

Working from home sounds like an ideal solution to them.

Many of these dissatisfied souls will quit their jobs

and plunge head-first into internet marketing

with no preparation, no knowledge of what they are doing,

no education, and no hope of success.

Failure is their only option and they don’t even suspect.

The fact is that according to many sources,

more than 90% (Ninety percent) of all Internet business start-ups

end in failure within the first 120 (one hundred twenty) days.

Yes, you read that right. NINETY PERCENT!

This failure rate should be a warning to those who are considering trying their hand at making a
go of working on the Internet rather than at a job in the brick and mortar world.

Of course, success is possible.

There IS that other 10% (ten percent) that do succeed.

The thing is success doesn’t happen by accident.

And success isn’t just a crap shoot.

Success happens because of some very important factors.

Success happens because people have the right ideas

about internet marketing and how it works.

They do not expect to get rich quick

or be able to make a killing over night

and retire to a tropical isle.

It is strange but somehow the same people who wouldn’t dream of starting a real world

think they can make a go of an internet business even though they have no business

People will go into an internet business with the idea that they no longer have to get up and go
to work.

They think they can simply work when they feel like it and still make a good living.

They simply do not expect to have to work hard or work long hours.

Wrong Perceptions about the Internet

The 90% failure rate of new Internet businesses really isn’t all that surprising

when you stop to think about the people who are starting internet businesses.

For some unknown reason most people think that running a successful internet business

is as easy as getting a website built and hanging out an ‘open for business’ sign.

They couldn’t be more wrong.

Running a successful internet business of any kind requires self-discipline.

People will start an internet business and think that they can party all night,

sleep until noon and then make a living in 3 or 4 hours sitting in front of a computer.

They somehow think that the world is just going to line up on their website and hand over money.

It isn’t going to happen.

Internet businesses do not run on auto-pilot.

It is true that well established internet marketing gurus

do not have to put in long, tedious hours on their businesses

but it is a privilege that has been earned by putting in a lot of long and tedious hours.

It didn’t happen overnight for them and it won’t happen overnight for anybody.

Most people are totally unprepared for the time investment that must be made in order for an internet business to become successful.

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