OK...so what is Newbie Dilemma?
NOT OWNING YOUR OWN PIECE OF INTERNET E-PROPERTY!
In other words, it's not owning your own domain. And if you don't own your own domain, you put yourself at a serious disadvantage of achieving LONG-TERM success on Internet.
Now I know what some of you are thinking...but listen up:
IF YOU DON"T OWN IT, IT CAN BE TAKEN AWAY, and if that happens, all of your valuable time, effort and energy that you put into promotion and advertising is down drain, unless all of that advertising and promotion was for your own domain.
Without your own domain, you can never leverage your time and money that you put into traffic and lead generation.
Lets' make a comparison. On left you have Joe Blow newbie (who has worked numerous affiliate programs for 3 years), and on right you have Jane Doe webmaster.
Both Joe and Jane got lucky and happened to join a hot ground floor MLM program.
Since Joe doesn't own his own domain and he doesn't have his own in-house contact list (ezine or newsletter), he is starting from scratch in generating traffic and leads for new MLM program.
Jane on other hand has been spending last 3 years generating traffic to her domain and building her ezine. Because she spent month after month getting her domain in search engines, listings in ezine directories, link swaps with other webmasters, banner exchanges...the list goes on.
Because of this, Jane now gets a steady flow of traffic of around 500-1000 visitors per day to her domain, and in three years she has built her in-house list to 5000+ subscribers.
Now Joe and Jane get on starting line. They both know that to make money in these online money making programs, you must be fast and work hard to get as much market share as possible before company gets through momentum stage and slows down in stability stage.
How is Joe going to compete with Jane, when Jane can INSTANTLY put her offer in front of 5,000 people at once and 500-1000 people EVERY DAY?
Folks, for 3 years I was that Joe Blow newbie, and because I now understand nature of online money making programs I finally got it through my thick head that I needed my own domain.
GET YOUR OWN YOUR DOMAIN FOR LIFE. Technology changes, times change, products and services change, new replaces old.
And you will NEVER be in a position to profit in a new program if you are always starting from scratch and trapped in "Newbie Dilemma".
Some newbies think that just because they are a founding member of some hot new program they are going to make it big...but they don't because there are more and more Jane Doe webmasters that blow right past Joe Blow newbies.