You have been lied to. How many of these lies have you heard?
-Our website does all the work.
-It's easy, you just place a few ads and the money starts serving in.
-If you can open an email you can do this business.
-You can use free advertising and social media to generate all of your business.
Enough of these lies!
Here is the unpopular and untold truth. No website does all of the work for you. If it was that easy what would they need you for?
It's not as easy to make money placing all those ads as you might think. Many of those ads must be renewed every day or two and depending on the product you are offering, your ads may be rejected. If you're not an experienced copywriter, your ads probably will not accomplish much.
The skill level required to succeed in a home based or internet business is just like that in any other legitimate business, it greatly exceeds the skill level necessary to open email. If you are not focused, dedicated, organized and reasonably intelligent, you will not succeed in this business.
Social media and free advertising is free for a reason. It takes a lot of time and personal effort to generate any volume of traffic at all. Google makes billions because pay per click works.
One more little complication you were probably never told about is that if you try to use Google to direct traffic to some free, replicated or knock off website, Google will slap you down by your account. The folks at Google are very serious about protecting their customers and providing the best possible search results. Maybe that is why so many so-called Gurus are pushing social media and free traffic sources. That is the only kind of traffic they can get to a replicated site. But wait there's more!
Do not get depressed. There really is a way for you to make money online. It does require effort, intelligence and using methods that actually work. You will need a non-replicated original website with a unique domain name. You will need a Google campaign that is managed correctly, most likely by a professional. You will need a good, stand alone, high profit product to sell so that after you go to all the trouble of building a website and generating traffic, you can actually make some money.
What most Gurus want to do is sell you a course that they make money on, then sign you up for all of the affiliate programs that they make money on and then keep you enrolled in some ongoing program that they make money on. None of that pays you!
What you need to do is carefully select a product that you believe in, build a website designed around that one product and use Google to direct targeted traffic to your website. It is not easy being an internet millionaire, but it is not rocket science either.