It is easy to find yourself a little overwhelmed when you begin your internet marketing career. There is so much to learn, and so many things to do. Above all else, there are some basic mistakes you need to watch out for. If you can learn to avoid these mistakes, you will succeed online. Here are the top 4 reasons internet marketers fail.

Internet Marketing Mistake #4: AFRAID YOU DON’T KNOW ENOUGH YET

The number 4 mistake of new internet marketers is BEING AFRAID YOU DON’T KNOW ENOUGH YET. Many new online marketers don’t ever get started because they think they need to know everything before they start. They buy every course and every eBook they can get their hands on. They study and read and study and read, but that is all they ever do. You will never know everything there is to know about internet marketing. Learning is an ongoing process. You will learn more by doing than you ever will learn from a course or a book. Just start and the knowledge will come.

Internet Marketing Mistake #3: TRYING TO BE PERFECT

The number 3 mistake of new internet marketers is TRYING TO BE PERFECT. It is common for new marketers to try to be perfect. Just a few more tweaks of the site and then it will be perfect. Just a few more, just this little adjustment, you can go on and on. Nothing you do will ever be absolutely perfect. If you wait until you think your product is perfect or you wait until your website is perfect you will always be waiting.

Nothing is perfect, but it doesn’t have to be perfect. Does it do the job it is supposed to do? Does it look like it will sell a product? Then that’s good enough to start with. Trying to be perfect is really another way of procrastinating. Get it going. You can improve the product or the website or anything else as you go along. Nothing happens until you finally decide to move ahead.

Internet Marketing Mistake #2: BEING AFRAID OF FAILURE

The number 2 mistake of new internet marketers is BEING AFRAID OF FAILURE. This may be the mistake that holds more new online marketers back more than any other mistake. They are afraid if they market their product it will be a failure, so they never market it. How can you know something will be a failure before you try? If you don’t try it’s guaranteed you will fail.

New internet marketers, heck even great internet marketers fail a lot. But there is no such thing as failure. All failure means is the next time you need to make some changes. It was failure that ultimately taught every marketer how to really market. Failure allowed them to find out what didn’t work so the next time they could do different things that would work.

Internet Marketing Mistake #1: FAILURE TO TAKE ACTION

And the number one reason that new internet marketers don’t succeed is FAILURE TO TAKE ACTION. Most internet marketers just never get started. To succeed in marketing you need to take action. It almost doesn’t matter what action as long as you actually start something and follow through on it.

If you don’t put your product on a website, you won’t sell it no matter how much you have learned. If you don’t find some product to sell, you won’t succeed no matter how much you know about product creation or affiliate marketing. The point is if you do nothing, you will gain nothing. Take action!