What typically happens is that time is wasted trying different approaches without really building any of them out to fruition. The newcomer dabbles in a little of this and a little of that, and nothing really goes anywhere. They build a niche site and try to rank well for what they believe to be a lucrative keyword. Then they build a landing page to try and sell an affiliate product. They might test out some different ways of acquiring traffic in order to generate sales. They hear of different business models and they see other people having success with them so they immediately jump on each new bandwagon and give it a whirl.
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