Just some General Info. for Beginners

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by netbiz, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. netbiz

    netbiz New Member

    Internet Marketing can be very complex, but it's also a great and unique way to make money on the internet. There is definitely a learning curve. I could go on and on about the many diverse ways of creating multiple streams of income with internet marketing. One of the most popular is to be an affiliate for companies that sell products or that offer services.

    For example, let's say that you have a passion for movies, and that you find it very easy to write "great content" (emphases added) on movies that you watch. Well you could create your own blog or website for reviewing movies, and/or reviewing the actors in them. Now what you can do is become an affiliate for let's say Netflix dot com, and refer people to them through your website or blog. You can even write a review for Netflix and post it to your website/blog. Now you need to get traffic, and more specifically targeted traffic.

    Now getting targeted traffic is definitely an art that you have to master. Here are some of the most popular ways, free and paid classifieds, blog directories, forum posting, article submission, joint ventures, your email list, SEO, social bookmarking, PPC, and much more. The trick is to do some research and then brainstorm, and if something didn't work go back to the drawing board and try, try again.

    Well I hope this has helped you out in some way or another. Just remember that if you are motivated and most importantly dedicated to success then you can accomplish anything.

    P.S. The key is to generate many multiple streams of income from your one website/blog.
     
  2. getagrip

    getagrip Gold Member

    If you want to learn how to do what he just wrote about, I'd suggest checking out Wealthy Affiliate - there is definately a lot to learn internet marketing, and there are a lot of people who will try to rip you off and sell you garbage or information that is way out of date - Wealthy Affiliate is not one of those places. [​IMG]
     
  3. netbiz

    netbiz New Member

    Another very important aspect of Internet Marketing is to have the determination and will-power to keep on going. If first you don't succeed, try, try again! Remember if you have the right mind-set/determination you can accomplish anything in life!

    You owe it to yourself to be the very best you can be!
     
  4. cherie27

    cherie27 New Member

    Quoting: netbizAnother very important aspect of Internet Marketing is to have the determination and will-power to keep on going. If first you don't succeed, try, try again! Remember if you have the right mind-set/determination you can accomplish anything in life!

    Well said. I have still struggling with Internet Marketing.
    But i will not given up easily.
     
  5. happywife

    happywife Gold Member

    Quoting: cherie27I have still struggling with Internet Marketing.
    But i will not given up easily.

    Good for you! Hang in there and keep at it. If you are struggling with a particular aspect, ask questions. There is no point in continuing on in the dark. [​IMG] People are willing to share what they have learned.

    To your success.
     
  6. netbiz

    netbiz New Member

    Good job cherie27, the sweet usually comes after the bitter! Hang in there!
     
  7. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    Quoting: netbizAnother very important aspect of Internet Marketing is to have the determination and will-power to keep on going. If first you don't succeed, try, try again! Remember if you have the right mind-set/determination you can accomplish anything in life!

    Amen and Amen![​IMG]
     
  8. dmitch31

    dmitch31 New Member

    Yes, staying determined and avoiding discouragement is key. I find personally that I go in waves. I cycle up and down in motivation, and my cycle typically is no more than two days. I'll be kind of on the backburner one day then motivated the next. It's hard to stay encouraged when no sales are coming in. I'd appreciate any insights that anyone has to share on this.

    Thanks.
     
  9. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    dmitch31,
    Do you have certain activities in your business that you do each and every day?

    The important part is to have 'income producing' activities that you do each day...

    For instance, checking emails and straightening up your work space are not income producing activities (or IPA as I like to call it )![​IMG]

    For me, what I consider to be IPA is placing ads on craigslist, writing a few articles, calling leads, adding pages to my website that I am slowly building up, etc...

    For you , it may vary from that , but do something every day! (That's where persistency comes in!)
     
  10. dmitch31

    dmitch31 New Member

    Good advice Mountain Mom. Thanks for that post!
     
  11. aplina

    aplina New Member

    taking time off and getting the enery back is also good.
     
  12. netbiz

    netbiz New Member

    Yes, thank you aplina that is also a very important principle in Internet Marketing.

    Sometimes you just need to relax once and a while. Clear your head, and then go at it some more.
     
  13. Marktech

    Marktech Member

    So many people are trying to make a living online. A lot of times success occurs when offline and online ventures are combined. Do some retro adverising along with IM.
     
  14. A8ch

    A8ch Gold Member

    Most beginners, unfortunately, are lured to Internet Marketing through over-hyped promotions that promise quick riches without the need to do much work.

    That kind of propaganda tends to encourage a casual attitude, rather than the serious, business-like mentality that is required to succeed. So it's no surprise that the failure rate among newbies is so high.

    You've heard the sayings: "Haste makes waste," and "Rome wasn't built in a day!"

    There is no escaping the learning curve, and understanding the fundamentals of marketing, copywriting, targeting and the many components that contribute to online success. That process simply can't be rushed.

    However, once the foundation has been poured, you can then build your business(es) to whatever size or number you desire, because then you'll know how.

    My advice to beginners: Prepare for a marathon, not a sprint.

    Hermas
     
  15. netbiz

    netbiz New Member

    Very Good Advice Hermas... Well said!

    No matter who you are, principles govern!

    Let's think about that for a second...

    All around us, every single day, we are surrounded and influenced by governing principles. Whether in the physical, mental, spiritual, business, or "internet marketing" realm (just stop and think for a second and I'll bet you can name a few) they and their laws fully encompass us every day.

    And the MOST successful people on the earth today KNOW and USE these governing principles to produce true and everlasting abundance/prosperity.

    So... as we learn, grow, and experience life, we begin to recognize and apply these governing principles.

    Some of us apply the right ones and some of us apply the wrong ones...

    (Have you heard of the "Law of Attraction." Well... that's an example of one of these governing principles.)

    So... here is a principle of internet/affiliate marketing that IS a governing principle within the internet marketing realm.

    This is how you should set-up your campaign -->

    Niche Market (this is your group of hungry people) --> Perfect Customer (this is "your" perfect customer within your niche market) --> Relevant Keywords (the keywords you use to promote your offers to your perfect customer) Relevant Ads & Ad Groups or Articles & Bio Boxes/Call to Action (these are the marketing techniques you use to drive your perfect customer to your landing page) --> Relevant Landing Page (this is your free blog or website where your perfect customer "lands") --> Relevant Product and/or Service Offering (this is the "relevant" product and/ or service you are promoting to your perfect customer) --> Commission (you make your money)

    Oh, and one more side note: Find out WHO your perfect customer is and WHY they are buying before you promote anything... Do Your Research and APPLY The Governing Principles!

    Netbiz
     
  16. moneyGirl

    moneyGirl New Member

    Wealthy Affiliate IS good. I joined, but I got busy and let my subscription slide. I should join up again.
     
  17. ebale

    ebale New Member

    Thanks for the advice everyone! I think the one thing any new person needs is a positive attitude. It can be pretty frustrating at times and you need to be able to pick yourself up and keep going.
     
  18. jpolito830

    jpolito830 New Member

    I agree that a positive attitude goes a long way in the business world nowadays. Many people give up too soon and think the worst. Also, thanks for the information in this thread!
     
  19. ncurley

    ncurley New Member

    Thanks for the great advice here. I am new to the Internet Marketing business and appreciate learning from those who have experience.
     
  20. Couchie

    Couchie New Member

    Some excellant advice here.

    It is very disturbing reading the get rich quick ads.

    It takes a lot of studing, reading and a positive attitude goes along
    way.

    All the best.[​IMG]
     

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