This forum is probably a really good thing for us because it causes us to raise our standards, or at least make a public commitment to doing so.
For the first 21 years we were in business, it was like I’d never heard of marketing. (Seriously.)
There are so many internet marketing plans, theories, promises, etc. available. My experience (and as Sean says often) is that it is not as easy as most marketers would have you believe. On the other hand, it also is not as hard as we think.
My former biz coach has a whole bunch of sites that make him money in different niches. One of the niches is – believe it or not – LAWN MOWER RACING! He always says that it will never make him rich but dang if it doesn’t produce several hundred dollars every month above and beyond the costs.