We live in the age of instant coffee and the equally instant World Wide Web. As a result most people expect things to happen instantly including success in online business. While in some instances this lack of patience can prove to be a major stumbling block, in other instances the very nature of the web provides for immediate results.
Take web directory submissions as an example. The reason why they have always been so popular is because they work rather well in giving any webmaster immediate results for their promotional efforts.