• http://www.facebook.com/makemoneyonlinewithprem Prem Khaira

    Great Post Jennifer! I was just like you! When i first started, i did have that illusion. I think we all do. Just like yourself, i taught myself internet marketing. (This was 9 months ago) Before that i knew absolutely nothing!!! Now i ‘m proud to say that i’ve gained a bunch of skills that brings in a decent income every month. I googled and googled away everything i have learned! I currently am involved in affiliate marketing and in 2 weeks from today, i will be launching my own membership site. Wish you the best and great article again!

  • http://twitter.com/potpiegirl potpiegirl

    Thank you, Prem!  Congrats to you!

  • http://twitter.com/PointWriting Anna Brown

    This is a fantastic post! I don’t have affiliate marketing on my list yet, but I am definitely sending this post to Evernote so I can use it later. I, too, fell into the ‘if a guru can do it overnight, so can you!’ trap when I first started writing online content. I have a much more level viewpoint now, but it IS a lot of learning on the go… :-) 

  • Juri Hass

    So true, Jennifer. A good article.