So am I an expert now? Have I turned into a 'Guru'?

Submitted by Rachel Gawith | Category: General Interest | Published on May 27, 2006
I have now been marketing online for around 7 years so does that make me an expert, an internet marketing guru?

I have now been marketing online for around 7 years, I have tried every money making scheme going....gifting and pyramid schemes in my youth before I learned they were illegal, investment programs (lost a lot of money), get paid to read programs (a lot of work for a few lousy dollars), multi-level marketing programs, affiliate programs, you name it, I've tried it!

And along the way I've learnt a thing or two about marketing, recruiting, building downlines, making money online and most certainly losing money online...but does that make me a Guru? Am I now an expert in online marketing and homebased business? Well I certainly don't consider myself an expert or any such Guru - whatever that means.

But I have my own websites, I am part of a successful team in a fantastic MLM company, I work a couple of affiliate programs, I run a few blogs, I know a thing or two about marketing both on and offline, I write articles on the subject of internet marketing and homebased business and so on...

I read about many so called experts with 4, 5 or 6 years experience of internet marketing...they have written ebooks and courses about the subject, some even hold conferences and training calls about it but are they really experts? I have read many ebooks written by these experts and more often or not they teach me nothing knew.

I do not consider myself an expert or an internet marketing Guru. I do have plenty of experience and am more than willing to pass on what I have learnt over the years. But I am still learning...I still search out good ebooks to read, search out new marketing techniques to master and so on...we should all be learning all the time. We should never sit back and think we are now an expert on something. Pass on your knowledge to others but keep learning


(c) 2006 Rachel Gawith runs her own home based business website at recommending a couple of good businesses people can earn excellent incomes from, suggesting tips on website promotion, reviewing ebooks, software and resources. She also runs a weekly ezine on internet marketing and working from home and you can subscribe for free at


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