This form post might make some people mad, because it's like telling them that Santa Clause isn't real. Lately I have been thinking a lot about the commonalities of the most successful online business's (I've had a chance being a freelance copywriter to work in multiple 7 and 8 figure "online business".) And believe it or not the most successful online marketers don't really have an "online business". Most of them have hard products, use direct mail, sell from the stage (which is manual labor), do coaching. They merely use the internet as a tool. I find it funny that the guys that sell how to make money on the internet in their pajamas are actually getting on a plan and flying across the country to teach people how to do that IN PERSON. And truth be told after meeting a lot of them this IS their main source of income. Here's the thing, while I stopped drinking the Guru kool aid years ago I still see people buying into the dream of internet lifestyle. The internet marketing mindset is detrimental to your success here is some of the dangerous beliefs 1. That a website is a business. Wrong, your website is a tool and not a business. It is one form of media. Smart business people try to use ALL forms of media print, direct mail, radio, etc. 2. Free Traffic This is a another dangerous. If you want rookies to flock to you all you need to do is talk about a technique to get free traffic. However I can tell you from experience that the experienced marketers try to spend as much as possible. Also you don't have a traffic problem you have a conversion problem. If your conversions are good enough you can simply buy traffic. There goes your traffic problem. 3. The 100% Digital Business All the most successful online marketers sell physical products. Yes the idea of no inventor sounds appealing, but people don't value digital products like they do physical. In fact, I know of a info product business who converted all their products to digital copy and their business went almost bankrupt and the owner said he lost 2 million dollars because of it. I could go on and on, the real question is have you fallen for the internet marketing myth, if so I guarantee you can be making alot more moolah if you start treating your business like a REAL business. Do you agree, what's your thoughts?