One of the things that drives me absolutely crazy is when people come up to me and say, “I can’t do this because of…” and give me some marketing obstacle that they’re having, whether it be a payment processor they can’t use or a form of advertising that isn’t available or a product that they want to create but the software that they need to create it doesn’t run on their computer because they have a Mac or whatever. Well, this article is my way of hopefully putting all these excuses and other excuses to bed once and for all.
Let’s start with payment processing. I understand that there are some countries that do not have access to Clickbank or PayPal. However, those payment processing giants are not the only game in town. There are payment processors out there that you probably never heard of such as Worldpay Alertpay, CCbill, IBill, 2checkout and tons of others. Just because you can’t use PayPal or Clickbank doesn’t mean that you can’t do business online. So that’s just a cop out excuse.
What about advertising? Just recently, I decided that I wanted to get into the gambling niche because I was taught by a pro gambler many years ago and think I have something to offer to the novice gambler. Problem is, Adwords doesn’t allow ads for gambling products. Okay, so what? Adwords isn’t the only game in town either. There is Yahoo which does allow gambling ads. Plus, you have many other forms of promotion like article marketing, video marketing, blogs, Squidoo lenses and tons of other things. If you can’t get the word out one way, get it out another way.
Finally, there is product creation. I know that Macs don’t run a lot of software that IMers need to run their business. However, there are PC emulators that you can use on a Mac that will. Granted, it’s not the best solution in the world, but it’s a solution. Plus, there are Mac versions of some software that are just as good.
The point is, it’s easy to make excuses for why you can’t make a living online. Anybody can make excuses. Those who succeed are the ones who look at the obstacles in their way and find a way to remove them.