Where to start!?

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by Johnnyqt25, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. Johnnyqt25

    Johnnyqt25 New Member

    Hello all. I'm new and would like to get into Internet marketing. But I have no clue on where to start. I just found out about clickbank and trying that. Where else should I start to learn this business?
  2. happywife

    happywife Gold Member

    Hi Johnnyqt25,

    That's a broad question. [​IMG] Since you are looking at clickbank, I assume you are interested in affiliate marketing for one thing. I'll send you a link for a free Affiliate Master's Course that was hugely helpful to me when I was getting started. Check your private messages for it.

    It's pretty good, especially for free. It goes through the whole concept of choosing a niche, doing keyword research, building solid content, getting free targeted traffic, etc. This is just a basic "how-to," so you'll still need the tools to do it.

    Some people like to start with free tools, which is fine if you know what you are doing, but I chose to go with SBI after going through the free course and I haven't looked back. It's a matter of personal preference, I suppose.

    I just figured if I was going to spend countless hours marketing, I wanted to make sure I was doing it right the first time. [​IMG]

    If you are interested in other types of marketing, there are different threads that discuss them, or you can start a new one by asking specific questions you're troubled with.

    Bye for now. Don't forget to check your messages. [​IMG]
  3. makemoneyonline

    makemoneyonline New Member

    What exactly are you trying with clickbank? How are you starting to promote the products? [​IMG]
  4. Johnnyqt25

    Johnnyqt25 New Member

    Thanks happywife for the email. I'll read up on it. I also just joined up with WealthyAffilliates. Heard alot of positive things about them and hope I can learn something. I don't know exactly how I'm going to promote the products just yet. Maybe get a site going and some free advertising?
  5. happywife

    happywife Gold Member

    Unless you have money to spend on advertising and know how to do it right, it is much better in the long run, in my opinion, to build your own site.

    All the best. Let me know if I can help in future. [​IMG]
  6. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    Hi Johnnyqt25,

    Welcome to the forum.

    Wealthy Affiliate is a good choice. I'm sure you will find what you are looking for there.

    Good luck,


    ~Newbie Shield~
  7. MedTranHome

    MedTranHome New Member

    Welcome to the forum! Good luck to you. [​IMG]
  8. Johnnyqt25

    Johnnyqt25 New Member

    Thanks all. Do people actually make alot of money with affiliation sites such as clickbank?
  9. dmitch31

    dmitch31 New Member

    Quoting: happywifeI'll send you a link for a free Affiliate Master's Course that was hugely helpful to me when I was getting started. Check your private messages for it.

    HappyWife, is there some reason you can't share this info with all of us? Why the private message?
  10. happywife

    happywife Gold Member

    HiQuoting: dmitch31HappyWife, is there some reason you can't share this info with all of us? Why the private message?
    Well, I used to have it in my signature link, but then swapped it out for the free MLM book that I thought some of the members here would really benefit by reading.

    I can't add them both because there is a limit to the number of characters we are allowed to add to our sig.

    To be honest, the link is a redirect to an affiliate link, so I can't just post it in the text because it is against forum rules. Don't want Vishal scolding me. [​IMG]

    I'm happy to send it to anyone who wants it, though. It is really good material, especially for free. [​IMG]

    Just pm for a request and I'll get it off to you ASAP.

    dmitch31, I'll post it to you now.

  11. gazdank

    gazdank New Member

    Could you send it to me as well???
    thank you much!!!
  12. Marktech

    Marktech Member

    Hi Johnny, I think you got some very good advice from the posters above. I would add that it takes time to build an online business but if you are willing to learn (ALOT) and don't give up you will make money.

    Bum Marketing, (article writing) is how I got my start. Just google Bum Marketing. I would also suggest you read forums like this one and the Warrior and Digital Point forums as well. They are all Internet Marketing forums and you can get some great advice. Don't buy into all the get rich quick stuff - ebooks software etc. Stick with a few techniques until you get results. Don't hop from one technique to another - that will wear you out and you won't get good at any of them.

    There are a few good informational ebooks and some good software out there but most of what you need to get started you can get for free. I would suggest you eventually invest in a good keyword tool after you make some sales. Then later, buy a domain and hosting so you can build webpages and or you own hosted blogs.

    It's a steep learning curve, It took me about two months to get some results - it varies - hang in there.
  13. happywife

    happywife Gold Member

    Quoting: gazdankCould you send it to me as well???
    Consider it sent. [​IMG]
  14. aplina

    aplina New Member

    do youactually make alot of money with affiliation sites such as clickbank

    that will depend on how much work you are ready to put in. it will take some time since you are new to this but keep going all will fall into place some day
  15. gazdank

    gazdank New Member

    Thank You very much Happy Wife for the info...
  16. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    Quoting: Johnnyqt25Thanks all. Do people actually make alot of money with affiliation sites such as clickbank?

    Hi Johnny,

    If you have an established site - 10 pages or more - apply for commission junction. Otherwise try linkshare. They are both quite a bit better than clickbank.


    ~Newbie Shield~
  17. Johnnyqt25

    Johnnyqt25 New Member

    Wow thanks for all the tips guys. I'm working on a website right now and have a couple affilliates up on my site. Been learning alot from wealthy affiliate. There is so much to learn but im enjoying every moment of it. Of course my goal is to eventually gain some profit from all this, but I'm manily here to learn. I think I finally found something that I actually enjoy, which is great for my limited attention span these days!
  18. happywife

    happywife Gold Member

    I know exactly how you feel. It's a lot of work, but very enjoyable. [​IMG]
  19. Gabrielle M

    Gabrielle M New Member

    Hi Johnny,

    I think it's best to read some blogs on internet marketing and business and find someone you can trust. Then follow their advice.

    My favorite blog at the moment is Terry Dean's. He is very straightforward and will not steer you wrong.

    Some of the blogs are so full of hype that it's hard to trust them, in my opinion.
  20. twnuck

    twnuck New Member

    Google Tellman Knudson and Mike Dillard. Both have great ways of teaching online promotion.


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