First, let me tell you a little about myself.
I stumbled online due to illness. I learned how to build websites, write ebooks, sell ebooks, build blogs, develop traffic, do keyword research, niche research and all the other basics involved in internet marketing… or simply selling things online.
I don’t remember when I first started but it was someplace in the late 1990’s. I actually started by getting involved in a couple of internet based multi level marketing type companies. None of which worked and were nothing more than an expensive education. However, I became fascinated in the process of using the internet to develop a full time income. After having a brick and mortar company with a $50,000 a month overhead…. it was exciting to see that it might be possible to make a living with no employees and no overhead costs.
I soon found that it doesn’t matter what you want to sell or what service you want to provide. You can build a website, blog and forum around your favorite topic….but….and this is a BIG BUT, if there isn’t a hungry ravenous crowd with disposable income interested in what you have to sell….. well, let’s just say you will go broke.
First rule then is to learn how to find a niche market where there is an exciting interest and buyers with a disposable income. Then all you do is create a product such as an ebook that solves their problem and sell it to them. NicheProfitClassrooms is a membership site that shows you exactly how to do this… I highly recommend this membership….. stick with it and study it hard for about a year and you’ll learn more basics about internet marketing than any other way.
It is possible to make a good living online. Once you learn the mechanics of building websites, creating graphics, working with autoresponders amongst other procedures, you can take these new talents and offer your services to the offline world. That is, those business owners with local stores, businesses and offices. Teach these people how to get more control over their clients by building a list with your autoresponder. Help people searching for their store and services by optimizing their websites for the proper keywords.
Offline marketing can be a business in and of itself!
So….my point is, you really can make money online. There are things you need to learn first! Some will learn on their own by reading and joining other marketers list ….and some will get coaching for a more personal approach.
Once you start to get involved in internet marketing, you will be tempted to join many lists. These people will bribe you by giving free stuff. Stuff that sounds important will be offered if you join their list. Before you know it you have joined 35, 35 or maybe 50 lists from different “experienced” marketers.
Now…all these guys are going to portray themselves as experts or “gurus”. They are the ones you should listen to and you should buy all the products, books, services and anything else they recommend if you want to become successful online.
Its been my experience that most of these marketers are not really here to show you how to make money online, but to show you how they can take your money right from your wallet or credit card!
There’s nothing wrong with a genuine email that suggests you buy product A because it will help you learn how to drive traffic to your website. However, if that same email owner sends 3 or 5 emails a week telling you that you need to buy this product or the next product….understand, they are doing this simply for the affiliate income generated by your sale.
So, if you want to learn internet marketing you will have to develop a sense of discernment regarding the material you are reading and who it is that the material comes from. Spend some time on some of the internet marketing forums such as the Warrior Forum or Earn1KaDay and ask questions, see who the leaders are and ask someone in the forum if they know the guy you are interested in.
With today’s economy there are many people interested in making money online.Keep in mind, it is possible and it is fun, but it will take some studying, work and a little bit or luck.
One more thing.
As you sign onto other marketers email lists, you will begin to get emails telling you about the newest, latest and greatest XYZ and you need this to make better websites because Guru Joe Blow is now making 6 figures with this system. Hurry though because Joe Blow is only going to let 1000 of these out…..so buy now!
I get so sick of this BS.
Always remember this.
If Super Guru Internet Marketer has a new Widget that can make 1000’s of dollars online overnight. And…its easy to use And he is only going to let a few out …..If this thing is so successful do you really think he is going to sell it to the public?
I know I wouldn’t and I bet you wouldn’t give away the golden goose either.
What ever he is selling may have worked one day and the guru might have made a ton of money with it….problem is the technique is no longer new and no longer works like when it was new…. in other words, he is done with it and wants to sell it to you.
The above couple of paragraphs is just one model designed to extract you from your money. So…buyer beware!
Remember, I’m not saying don’t buy anything.
All I’m trying to convey to you is to be aware of all the hype and the expensive products that are flying around…..chances are they are over hyped and over priced.
Look for good solid information. Be comfortable enough in a good forum so you can ask about “Dr. Guru’s” latest and greatest traffic generation product.,.. or whatever
Don’t be afraid to spend money on the good stuff. Most courses have 39, 60, or 80 day warranties….so you should be pretty safe.
Most importantly is to do something with the knowledge you began to gain. That means start wrting that ebook and building that website!
Don’t forget to check out Niche Profit Classroom for a good and safe learning experience!