There is a saying that goes like this, “There are two types of people in this world, those that watch things happen, and those that make things happen”.

Nowhere is this truer than in the world of Internet Marketing.


There is a great illusion and deception that all “Newbies” simply MUST protect themselves from.

The Internet is plagued with websites that make outrageous claims and promises of ‘Instant Wealth’ and ‘One Click Riches’.

Virtually ALL of these websites contain the following:

1)   A VERY convincing video that just seems to suck you in and get your heart racing and your hand reaching for your credit card with your heart screaming, “This is it, this is gonna make me money!”.

2)   Screenshots of How Much Money they are making. Yep, you’ve all seen them. The JVZoo affiliates accounts, the Clickbank accounts with figures ranging from a few Hundred Dollars per day to a few Thousand Dollars per day. Hey, let’s just understand something here though. I have no problem with that though. I believe the majority of those cases to be absolutely true. It’s not what they’re telling us which is the problem. It’s what they’re NOT telling us which we need to guard against.

3)   Then, the wording. Oh my gosh, the wording……. Don’t you just get tired of the same ol predictable wording? ‘Just with One Click….’ In Just Five Minutes from Now you could be Up and Running…..’ (Meanwhile the so-called Training Video, if there is one, is 30 minutes long), ‘Your Success is Guaranteed’, etc etc etc 

Folks, let me just set the record straight for all us Newbies (Yes, I’m also a Newbie). 

Unless your Millionaire Relative died and left you a fortune, or you won the Lotto, there is NO SUCH THING AS INSTANT RICHES. It’s an Illusion and it’s a Lie!

There is absolutely No such thing as ‘One Click Pushbutton Success’.

However, Success and Dreams of Financial Freedom etc can most certainly become a reality and there really are those that are earning Thousands of Dollars Per day.

That’s not a lie, it’s the truth, but in the vast majority of these cases this has been the result of hard work, sometimes investing, even losing, a lot of money before they even made a dime, and constant up-keeping and maintaining of their business.

Now, without making this article too long (and boring) the purpose for me sharing these things, and remember I’m speaking as a Newbie myself, is to encourage my fellow Newbies and my fellow Kinggers out there that Success really is possible and Living Your Dream is actually possible, but it comes at a cost.

The first thing we need to have in place is A PLAN, and isn’t this exactly what is giving us? 

The second thing, I believe, we need is COMMITMENT. We need to stay absolutely committed to that plan. 

The third thing we need is PASSION. Show me a man, or woman, with no passion then I will show you a man or woman with no drive, no commitment and no plan. 

But even passion comes at a price. In trying to complete my 30 Day Challenge program I purchased I have had to try and stick to my daily commitments.

For instance, because I hold down a full-time day job I needed to wake up at 4 A.M. today to write this article. 


Even while I’m writing this I can hear the birds starting to chirp outside as they get ready to greet this new day. So yes, passion is most certainly necessary but it does come at a price, which actually is a good thing because it serves to test not just our commitment but also the extent of our genuine desire to succeed. 

So folks, in bringing this article to a close, let me just encourage each and every one of us today, Success IS possible.

It’s become a reality for many people out there, but if we’re going to reach that level of success then we need to firstly protect ourselves from the lies and deceptions out there, become more sensitive and focused, have a plan, stay committed to that plan, develop a passion and be willing to pay that price of dedication and drive that our goals demand of us. 

In my next article I want to focus on the Emotional aspect of the ‘World of the Newbie’ and the battles that face anyone who has the desire to become successful at Internet Marketing. 

To close off I want to quote something that Tony Robbins, the world’s leading motivational speaker, once said many years ago and which I have never forgotten till this day. 

He said this, “If you want to become greater than a giant, just find one and stand on its shoulders”. 

Well, for me there have been many giants but for now the giant that I have found is with and by following the 30 Day challenge, which I STRONGLY recommend everyone to follow, I am standing on the shoulders of someone I know could lead me to success, however small or big it may be, if I just stick to my plan. 

Now, I’m going to step outside with a cup of coffee, watch the sun come up and listen to the birds singing their praises and simply just appreciate life.

Enjoy your day,  

Ron Smile



  1. Hi Ron,

    I like this post and your style of writing, speaking straight from the mind kind of writer 🙂

    I couldn’t help but laugh when you started talking about the wording that many sales pages use. As lame as some of them are, that’s what works to get newbies, it seems.

    I recall once hearing a guru say he tried writing an honest copy which mentioned that it would take a long time and hardwork to get results. As you would expect, the copy didn’t make any sales.

    Newbies especially don’t want to do a lot of work, that’s why these types of wordings you mentioned still work, unfortunately.

    It will be interesting to read what you have to write next:

    Emotional aspect of the ‘World of the Newbie’ and the battles that face anyone who has the desire to become successful at Internet Marketing

    • Hi Dave,

      Thank you for your kind words, and your compliment. Much appreciated. You’ve certainly hit the ‘nail on the head’ when you say that ‘Newbies’ don’t really want to put in any hard work to make things happen.

      This is absolutely true in most cases, and in no way will I ever sanction or promote laziness, however, I think one of the reasons for newbies not expecting to put in any hard work is because of the lies that they have been fed by the colorfully subtle lies of the “Push Button” culture as I call it.

      My next post is in fact going to be dealing much with the emotions of the newbie when faced with the false promises that floods the internet these days.

      Thanks again for your comments.

      “Don’t do what you do because that’s what you do. Do what you do because that’s who you are”

      • Thanks for your reply, also for agreeing that newbies don’t really want to put in any hard work to make things happen.

        Actually we all don’t want to put any hard work to make things happen. The laziness is human nature, I guess.

        Successful people fight the laziness and get the job done!

        Great quote at the end of your comment, by the way.

  2. Hello Ron,

    I’ll have to say, you have a way with words. It made reading this really easy and fun.

    I am with you on “no such thing as instant riches”. You waking up 4am to write this is prove that it takes work.

    But despite the work, you are right, Success IS possible.

    Thanks for sharing this.

    • Hello Katrina,

      It’s nice hearing from you, and thank you for the lovely compliment. I really appreciate it.

      Yes, isn’t it really good to know that success is truly possible?

      Some time ago when I began to come to the realization that there really were individuals out there that actually were in fact making money, and I mean ‘good’ money, I asked myself the question; What is it that they have that I don’t?

      They have a computer – so do I.
      They have the Internet – so do I.

      But they make money – I don’t.

      So what separates us?

      In one word – KNOWLEDGE!

      If we had the right knowledge about which websites to access and how to use them to our favor and to our advantage we too would eventually join the ranks of the ‘IM Elite’ and experience the success we dream of.

      Right now, in my own journey, I’m still at the stage of gaining Knowledge and Learning.

      If I persist, and I will, there is no reason I shouldn’t eventually experience success.


  3. Hey Ron,

    You said nothing but the truth.

    It’s very possible to become successful on the internet, but it does comes with a price which is mixed in with trials and tribulations.

    The key is learning from them! You definitely don’t want to get stuck doing the same routine and not going anywhere.

    As John Maxwell put it, fail your way to the top. In this you have the knowledge, experience, and the success !

    Great post! Have a great weekend Ron!
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    • Hey Sherman,

      Really great hearing from you, I appreciate your post. I find your words encouraging and all encouragement is needed and appreciated.

      If there is one thing that I have REALLY been successful at so far…. is failing. I’ve learned more things by doing them wrong than what I would have learned by doing them right.

      When the day does come that I’m successful in terms of being financially independent the one thing that is going to encourage other newbies more than anything else will be my struggles and my failures. Ironic isn’t it?

      Thank you again for your response and your kind words.



  4. Good stuff, Ron.

    I think the most important fact of all for newbies to understand is that no-one ever succeeds if they don’t understand, and believe in, their business model.

    To put it simply, if you don’t have a clearly defined business model, and know exactly what you are trying to achieve, then you are not yet ready to be spending money on business related information.

    There is so much content available for free that there is simply no need to spend money. If you are unsure of exactly what you want to do, then keep reading the free material until you are sure. You can even join forums and networking sites to ask questions before you part with any money.

    Only those who have a clear direction are even in a position where they can evaluate whether or not a certain product might be of use to them. Newbies should not even be in the market for paid instruction, and, of course, the routine scams need to be avoided like the plague.

    • Great post, thanks Andrew.

      I absolutely agree with you. One simply needs a plan, or at least an outline of where one wants to be.

      The problem that I think a lot of Newbies face, in terms of all the free info out there, is what has come to be known as Information Overload. This problem must never be overestimated. It’s like a guy in a desert dying of thirst and then having a Fire Truck dowse him with jets of water. His thirst isn’t quenched and he’s been injured by the high pressure of the water.

      A newbie starting out sticking with just two or three ‘bits’ of info is better than a newbie getting totally bogged down with a thousand ebooks on his hard drive.

      Chat soon,


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  5. Hi Ron,

    Thank you for your post. I hope you enjoyed the birds singing in the morning. I always find them so relaxing and peaceful.

    I spent time chasing after shiny objects and was reeled in by the too good to be true claims. It wasted a lot of time and just left me frustrated. I think Edison said genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.

    Behind every successful person is a lot of hard work. I also think having a solid plan is important too. Best of luck to you!

    Take care,


  6. Newbies can take their life into their own hands when it comes to making money online.

    The truth and reality of making money online is that the secret remains hard work and persistence.

    If these virtues are solidly rooted then it becomes easier to become a success online.

    Internet marketing success is not for the wishers but for those who are ready to sacrifice.

  7. For the newbie, living the dream of a successful Internet marketer is possible.

    It indeed comes with a cost. It is important that we are ready to pay that price of success.

    Getting rich overnight as an Internet marketer is not feasible – at least for those who want to be sincere to themselves.

    Plan, commitment and passion are powerful and realistic virtues that can help anyone succeed online.

    Thanks Ron for reminding us of the importance of being active and realistic about making money online!

  8. Many great important points have been shared in this post. I completely agree with them!

    The fact remains that newbies are often drawn to make money online by the success stories of others.

    However, the reality remains that most of those success stories don’t come just manifest.

    We must move out from the realm of looking at the success of success and start focusing on the EXACT PRICE for the success!

  9. Hi Ron,

    This is a great advice! Every newbie should take a time of reflection after reading this.

    There are things that speaks more for the Internet marketer than just listening to the ‘stories’ of self made gurus.

    Plan, commitment and passion are strong terms that should form the daily habits and actions of the newbies.

  10. Hi Ron,

    Newbies must always remember that making money online is practical and hard work. There is no short cut about it.

    The tips shared in this post should help newbies become more productive. There is no secret but plan and commitment to the set goals.

    Thanks for sharing this piece!

  11. Hi Ron,

    The lessons here are well noted. Indeed, newbies should have plans, stay committed to what they do, and have passion when it comes to running an online business.

    There are many things and information that would easily distract them but if they strategically deploy their knowledge then it becomes easy to succeed online.

    Thanks for sharing this reflective and motivational piece!

  12. Hi Ron,

    I like this

    Well, for me there have been many giants but for now the giant that I have found is with and by following the 30 Day challenge, which I STRONGLY recommend everyone to follow, I am standing on the shoulders of someone I know could lead me to success, however small or big it may be, if I just stick to my plan.

    There is no doubt about it that walking in the footsteps of those who are successful will surely help any newbie start making money online!

  13. Hey Ron,

    This is absolutely a very important contribution and advice for newbies. The path to success on the Internet is not all that smooth as some will want us to believe. However, the path is ‘simple’ if we just follow the laid out plans to success.

    Indeed, passion comes with a price and we just must be ready to pay that price to obtain the ‘prize’ of online marketing!

  14. Hi Ron,

    When it comes to making money online, many things are exciting and distracting.

    It is important that we, indeed, protect ourselves from the deceptions and lies out there.

    Having a plan, sticking with it and staying committed to the actions that would bring success is vital.

    And of course, it is very important to be passionate about whatever we are doing to make money online.

    Newbies should heed to the advise and wisdom of this post. The’s 30 Day Challenge program is a great place to start!

  15. Hi Ron,

    This is indeed a great alert to all especially the newbies!

    There are a flood of email we receive in our in boxes offering such eye capturing offers. The videos are really attractive and the newbies will surly fall prey to it. I know a friend of mine happens to be a victim of one such offers and I posted an article as an alert to the online users.

    One such offer’s title is so attractive, it says: “Facebook Pays India Residents ₹15792day-work-home” and this man lost almost 7K INR by entering in this offer. I also posted recently a post under the title: “Google Sent You A Check! Did You Check Your Spam Mail Today?” in which i have mentioned few more such dupers online.

    We need to be very careful when we receive such offers via email or by watching some sites etc, Even some prominent websites keep such ads on their websites. This is indeed a very disgusting thing, I really wonder how such reputed sites accepts such bogus ads.

    Thanks Ron for this amazing alert!

    Keep sharing


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  16. Hi Ron, thanks for the post to guide us to the right path on making money online.

    I got to say, reading the sales page during desperate times really got me into believing that the course could really help me making a living online. But a lot times, the sales page didn’t tell us how much we need to spend to make things work or make that kind of money. Or the ground work required to success. Something like, the sales page says you can make XXX money with just one email, but it didn’t tell us we need to have a quality list of to have that to work. And I now know, it require a lot of effort to build a quality list.

    Thanks again Ron, and wish you all success with Kingged!

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  17. Excellent post, especially the part about “screenshots” i think it can get a bit ridiculous with all the screenshots of earnings sometimes, because like you said some might very well be true but how do you really know???

    How do you know they’re not photoshopped images?…

    So sometimes i think its better to leave out screenshots of earnings i do anyway as i prefer to let my customers see for themselves how profitable my products can be, Because as they say “the proof is in the pudding”.

    Thanks for the read 🙂
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  18. Hi Ron
    I think you have raised a point that is very important to understand for people fresh on the Internet Marketing scene: be wary of outlandish claims. One idea I read some time ago was to copy the sales page of an offer that is attractive, put it in a word document and remove all the formatting so that it is all just plain text. Suddenly all those emotional triggers don’t work in the same way!

    I do agree with the three aspects of having a plan, commitment and passion, though I might also add that it may pay to start with a detached, objective observation of the idea/project to truelly evaluate its potential before moving forward with it.

    Many thanks for your post.

  19. Ron,

    Thanks for the refreshing article. What I kept thinking when reading your article was a lot of the world has lost there work ethic.

    I like this quote by Tyler Perry, “Developing a good work ethic is key. Apply yourself at whatever you do, whether you’re a janitor or taking your first summer job, because that work ethic will be reflected in everything you do in life.”

    If it wasn’t for my beginning jobs when I was young I wouldn’t have a good work ethic, and your work ethic shapes you as a person to either watch things happen or make things happen like your article says at the beginning.

    Nothing good comes in life without work.