Information Overload and How to Deal With It

Avoiding Information Overload

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I get feedback from visitors to this site as well as from those on my mailing list, and occasionally, I hear from frustrated individuals who are simply overwhelmed and are suffering from information overload.  If you’ve been in the industry for a while, you become familiar with the terminology and the process used in making money, building Websites or building and maintaining a mailing list.

information overloadOn the other hand, if you’re new to affiliate marketing, every single term and every single step can seem like a huge obstacle.  Now clearly, this industry is not for everyone, and it’s quite possible that some of you simply aren’t suited to making money online.  That’s not a criticism, but rather an observation.  I, after all, am not suited to a career as a concert pianist.  I simply don’t have the skill set, and at this point in my life, I’m incapable of acquiring the skills necessary for a career playing a piano in front of a concert audience.  Still, some people who are suited to making money online are still occasionally burdened with information overload.  In this post, I’ll discuss this issue as well as some ways to over come the information overload problem.

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Information Overload? You’re Not Alone

Dealing With Information Overload

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When you first get started in trying to make money online, it can be very easy to get overwhelmed with information overload.  There’s a lot to learn in Internet marketing, and there’s also a lot of conflicting information.  The area of Internet marketing is also sufficiently broad that there’s no set way of doing things.  Plus, if you join a couple of marketing forums in order to learn about marketing in general, you’re going to find a lot of disagreement about just about any topic.  It can be pretty frustrating, and not just for newbies.  It can be tough for experienced marketers, too.

information overloadWhen you’re first starting out, you’ll have to learn the basics about how affiliate marketing works.  What’s an affiliate link?  Whats an advertiser?  What’s a publisher?  Then you’ll have to learn about marketing niches. Then you’ll have to learn about how to monetize your site.  Do you run ads?  Post text links?  Do you collect email addresses to build a mailing list?  If so, how do you do that?  And how do you build a Website, anyway?  What is WordPress?  The questions and answers can be overwhelming, and that’s where information overload sets in.

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