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Beware of Internet Marketing Guru’s

This post is for anyone interested in making money online, in specific, I’m talking about the practice called “Internet Marketing”.

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!

Niche Profit Classroom Review

juicing and sciatica on niche profit classroomAs most of you know, I’m a member of Niche Profit Classroom and have been for about 2 years. I’m qualified to do a review of Niche Profit Classroom and each month I try to let you know what the monthly niche packs are and whether the products provided are up to snuff! I must say, after being a member for 2 years the overall quality of the site, teaching and materials have progressively increased. I’ve been in many membership sites of this type and most if not all seem satisfied at simply providing a new product or two each month. This is not so a NPC (niche profit classroom) they even provide proprietary tools, keyword tools and when Google messed things up a while back, they put forth tremendous effort to make their tools work.

This month they have some products focused on “juicing” and “sciatica“. I must say a very good choice of keywords are provided and there are some deep treasures in both of these niches.

Nicheprofitclassrooms provides a lot more than just a couple of niche packs each month. It is a complete and thorough class on how to find a niche and then how to develop the niche. It’s good for newbie’s, however, you must really apply yourself. NPC isn’t a get rich quick type of product. If you have an idea and think you want to set up a website and sell a book….. you should consider checking out the principles of NicheProfitClassrooms first.

Each month you get 2 niche packs. These are intended to be platforms for you to develop a niche. The products should all be edited and you can use their own wordpress theme or use the material on any static site or wordpress blog. You can use their graphics or get custom graphics.

Typically, I approach their products like this.

First I determine whether or not I want to purchase a domain for one or both of the niche packs.

Once a domain is picked, I use my reseller hosting to host the new domain with a standard generic wordpress blog. Keep in mind, NPC provides hosting free of charge, but I use my own hosting account for more control.

This month I set up a blog on Recipes for Juicing and Symptoms of Siatica Pain ….you can check those out. At the time of this post they are very basic wordpress blogs with 5 articles.

Don’t be overwhelmed by the prospect of setting up 2 websites a month. Normally, I find one subject that is interesting to me or I think could be potentially profitable and I’ll develop that site. Latter, I might go back and use the other material on another site or some other purpose.

The next step would be to provide the mini course optin page which is provided by NPC, some people insist on editing these courses but I find the 10 day free minicourse good enough to use as is ….as long as I put a signature link at the bottom of each email.

Next, I set up the salespage and buy button. Set up the downloads so that the entire site is live. Latter I will edit the ebook, it takes a couple weeks before any sales start rolling in.

I then go back and have a handful of wordpress plugins that I add. One of them is called wpUnique which causes any post to be completely unique and another is an autoposting plugin that creates a conversation…. this keeps content flowing on my blog and the search engines seem to like it. The autoposting plugin is called DigiTrafficMultiplier , I have more plugins I use but another one you should consider is called WpSyndicator…. check out the link to see what it does.

Got any questions? Let me know and I’ll try to help!

Recipe for Dog Food …A New NicheProfitClassroom Site

Well….if you are into dogs and things like dog food recipes and Australian Shepherds then this is the month to join Niche Profit Classrooms!

I read through the Recipes For Dog Food material and have to say it’s high quality stuff. As you know, with PLR material you are free to edit to your hearts content and this applies to the Niche Packs produced by Niche Profit Classrooms.

I’m a dog lover as well as someone who is concerned about the food my family eats. I just so happens that manufactured dog food is some of the worse garbage you can feed a dog. So Recipes for Dog Food will be a website that will give away a free 10 e-course spelling out the problems with dog food and even giving up some great dog food recipes. I’ll be selling an ebook that will go into further detail about the dog food industry and why manufactured dog food is bad and whether there is any good manufactured dog food….. the other half of the book will have dog food recipes you can make at home.

If you love your pet, home made dog food recipes will keep them alive for the longest possible time.

Anyway, thought you might like to watch the progress of http://www.recipefordogfood.com/ and don’t forget to check out Niche Profit Classrooms for a the most complete PLR niche package each month, keywords, market research and more data than you’ll know what to do. In fact when you learn how to use it you be able to set up a couple of sites each month selling your product.

As of the time of this post I simply posted the articles. Keep watching to see the optin page and the salespage for the book….. along with a new wordpress theme. All from NPC NichprofitClassroom

Just Put Up 2 New Sites on House Finches and Superfoods

barley green and other superfoodsAs a member of Niche Profit Classroom I get a couple of new niche packages each month. This month I decided I would develop House Finches since I love learning about wild life and I enjoy birds. Finches are an interesting but always wild bird with a great amount of avid followers.

The other site I started to develop is actually from a MLM from the Aim company. I’ve had health problems for a long time and they provide some of the greatest foods in the form of superfoods. Things like Barley Green, Powered Carrots, Powered Beets, Fiberblend and much more. Both my wife and I notice a great improvement when taking these supplements and its about time I used my interent marketing skills to get this information to others. My wife has MS and I have so many problems it would fill an entire book. We’ve been using the AIM products for almost 10 years now and they really work! Stop by my site at Barleygreen or Superfoods and have a look around!   Please ask me any health related questions…..I’d be glad to help if I can.

Would You Buy a Niche Domain for $1800?

article marketing and niche marketingI was over at the Niche Profit Classroom forum looking around and ran into a post that was pretty interesting. One member was asking about purchasing a domain that was suited to his niche. It was an established domain with 800 visitors a month and was selling for $1800. I couldn’t believe someone was thinking about purchasing a domain costing this much for a PLR type site that was going to be similar to the other 900 members!

On the other hand, this is a prime example of the fact that there’s almost always someone out there that will purchase your product or service….regardless of the price. I’m not saying you should rip anyone off, just that “value” is in the eye of the beholder. If you have a coaching membership, if you do graphics, if you help newbies in some form …..all these things have a perceived value. If you pack that service or product with value then there will be a market willing to pay the price!

Here’s my reply to the guy who was thinking about picking up the $1800 domain. By the way, everyone else though he was foolish to make such a purchase.

I have to chuckle to myself when I see people anxious to invest and spend large sums of money on their internet businesses. I only laugh because I was like that also.

It becomes so tempting to buy the latest and greatest new X Y or Z because it will make your business explode! The so called guru’s invest 1000’s of dollars on salesletters that make us drool with the desire to purchase that secret ebook, ingredient or software that will make our business explode.

Unless you literally have cash to burn….save your money and try to buy a domain with one of your keywords in it. Simple as that.

The nice thing about NPC is the fact that their is a “recipe” to follow. I’d guess that 90% of the NPC members will not follow the outline for setting up NPC sites, they leave out one part or another…..or they just get tired of the routine.

I’m babbling away here however what I’m trying to say is important and relevant to your desire to purchase this expensive domain. All you need to do is get a domain with one of your keywords and follow the NPC recipe! Follow the traffic plan…this is key. The traffic plan will set up the structure for your backlinks to be evergreen and thus your traffic also.

I really admire your desire to invest in your business….with that type of commitment you certainly will succeed. However, don’t waste your money for an expensive domain that will be associated with one of the monthly niche packs.

I use a really simple method of finding domains. I use the google keyword tool to find searches with the related keyword in it such as “growing orchids, buying orchids, small blue orchids, growing orchids in cold weather…..you get the idea. Then I go to Godaddy and dump the keywords in godaddy’s bulk domain registration tool. It will tell you what domains are available. I use .com, .net and .org ….all seem to deliver similar results.

I could go on about how to pick a domain but I’m sure there are some good videos in the training center. I just had to pipe in and tell you to save you money….heck, I could whip up some awesome graphics for $1800 …..just kidding (although I do create custom graphics for npc sites)

Good luck

Scott

Niche Marketing with Niche Profit Classrooms

I’ve been a member of Niche Profit Classroom for a while now, they provide excellent training and teaching for anyone looking to start making money online in small niches.

Anyway, I started setting up 2 new sites this week using the wordpress default theme as a test. The sites are on along with a site on Jobs Online and Work at Home and Astral Travel for Beginners.

Keep an eye on these sites and watch as they develop. The index page will change into a optin page along with many other changes.

Niche Profit Classroom is really a great place for newbies to start learning how to research and develop niche markets for making money at home. Here’s a big plus….they have a keyword tool that actually works. Thats a big deal considering Google has shut off their old keyword tool and everybody who produces a keyword tool says there’s will be up and working soon….that was 3 weeks ago!

Installing Kompozer and Niche Profit Classroom

Building a website can be a daunting experience if you are a newbie. In fact, just downloading and installing the software can be an overpowering experience! That’s why I created this how to video on how to download and install Kompozer.

Like all things, once you’re become proficient at something you forget how it was when you first started. So…..I thought I’d do some newbie videos to help those of us who need a little clarification when starting out. One problem with youtube videos is that you can’t see them. Well….not my videos because I’ll take the time to zoom in when needed so you can see what I’m talking about. Also don’t forget to try clicking on the lower right “arrows” which expand the video to full screen! See image below

how to expand youtube video to full screen

Anyway, the video below will show you how to download and install Kompozer on your desktop. It’s really very simple, in fact if you search Google looking for instructions on how to install Komopozer you will become very confused. This exact think happened to a student of mine and this video allowed her to confidently use Kompozer.

There are several pages in the sites of Niche Profit Classroom that need to be edited by a html editor. They suggest using the wysiwyg editor in cpanel. This can be a little confusing and difficult to use. Using an editor such as Kompozer to edit your Niche Profit Classroom pages will give you more control confidence. After editing simply upload your files via Filezilla.

Niche Profit Classroom is a great membership that teaches newbies and old hats alike how to research a niche and how to create a product, then create a website for that product using a proprietary wordpress theme for the maximum amount of traffic. There really isn’t any stone left unturned at the Niche Profit Classroom Site and I highly recommend it. If you’re struggling to make money online, please do yourself a favor and check out NPC.

If you are a bit fearful about installing and using composer, please watch this video and let me know if you have any questions.

Drilling Down a Niche Market

DrillFinding lucrative markets can be tough. Discovering one that isn’t very saturated may be scary any time you are just starting out as an Online marketer. The key to be able to getting niche categories that are equally worthwhile and possess little competition is actually positioning down a top-level market to locate worthwhile sub-niches together with fewer rivals.

For instance, why don’t we say you are interested inside developing a web site that is involved in physical beauty. You are able to drill the particular attractiveness category down into several different sub-categories. You could potentially choose hairdressing, skincare, physical fitness, natural beauty, makeup, or even any number of markets related to beauty.

But these types are still too wide to become worthwhile together with little amounts of site visitors. You have to punch lower further. Let’s say you may handle the particular skin care group. Sub-categories regarding skin care could contain meals, acne, blackheads, lines and wrinkles, age spots, skin psoriasis, and dry pores and skin.

Now there is a listing of more compact niches you could begin to limit. Acne may still be too wide. You are able to exercise straight down even more through concentrating on adolescent zits, baby zits, as well as adult pimple.

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While you want to locate markets which might be filter sufficient so that you can master, you really don’t wish to choose niches that have too little visitors obtainable. Don’t be frightened to check out your own competition.

Visit your chosen search results, just like Google, and also search for items like “how to get rid of zits.” This is certainly a distinct segment anxiously searching for a solution. If you exercise straight down excessive, just like focusing on “blackheads,” you might locate it’s a good irritation, however maybe not necessarily a thing individuals are desperate enough to invest funds resolving.

You should confirm your idea will get a considerable amount of searches by using a keyword tool just like WordTracker or Yahoo and the External Google Keyword Tool. Any time to look for the area of interest on the internet, check if there are plenty of Pay per click advertisements about the proper sidebar with the display screen.

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If so, what this means is people are earning money in this niche. When you could develop a genuine slant by using an concept that’s already creating income on-line, you will be ready for instant success.

If you really would like to get in to the craigs list area of interest, don’t go after any broad, craigslist for beginners area of interest. Target something distinctive such as “Craigslist Businesses for Baby Boomers.” Look for a particular market and then appeal to their own wants rather than trying to generalize by appealing to some type of broad market and market interest.

Are You Tired of Internet Marketing Guru’s?

Classroom 1.1Are you as tired of internet marketing guru’s as I am?

I’ve been getting so many promotions these days……I’ve literally stopped opening everything. I know….”you should unsubscribe”, good advice but I like to keep current with the latest trends in internet marketing and some of those so called guru’s will actually have something good to say every now and again. But lately, it’s just been “buy this” “click here” “limited” and on and on.

Maybe it’s related to today’s economic situation. People are hurting everywhere. Maybe the guru’s are hurting too. I just get so sick and tired of their childish subject lines:

-server went out…offer extended
-wrong link…here it is again
-paypal down…offer extended again
-you’re a dummy
-last chance before I close this
-limited copies available .(come on, their digital)
-price increases every sale
-I’m quitting
-this guy made 10 million

I could go on, but I’m sure you know what I mean.

These guys must be preying on the newbies. People on their last dollar….looking to turn things around, maybe trying to get involved in the great internet revolution and start making millions…..of course, I’m being facisious.

If you are a newbie, take heart.

First, you really don’t need all the crap everyone is trying to sell you. The little known real secret is that these guys are getting rich by selling common products and procedures to new folks like you. They don’t actually use the stuff, and they still claim they’re making millions online. Truth is, you are the ones making them rich.

Of course not every so called marketer is a crook….there are some real ones.

It will take you a while to figure out what is BS and what isn’t, there’s really no way around it other than actually getting started and getting involved with internet marketing. Sign up for different newsletters and read their stuff, but resist the urge to buy…..it’s pretty tough to resist because they use every copywriting pychological trick there is! But you can learn a lot from what and how they sell things. Read their emails and salespages.

I’d tell you to google “product reviews” but these are typicall nothing more than attempts to get you to purchase on product or the other and both are using affiliate links. Most times their reviews are dishonest at best and plain lies at worse, these reviewers typically never purchased the product but write as if they did….so be careful when checking out reviews.

You can get some pretty good advice from the Warrior Forum or Earn1KaDay Forum, and lately I’ve been looking around a forum called BlackHatWorld.com and they deal with blackhat stuff….but you’ll find the most honest reviews on the net….worse case you can post a question about a product.

If you are newbie I would suggest these are some of the basic things you need to know:

-how to build a webpage
-understand search engine optimization
-understand keywords and keyword research
-find out how to locate a profitable niche

Your temptation will be to start selling “internet marketing stuff”….resist this because it will delay any chance of you earning money. There are so many people selling “how to get rich online” stuff that it is next to impossible to enter this market and start making money.

Here’s the key to success for making money online. Find a niche that buys and a consumes a product. Understand what the numbers have to be for this niche to be successful. Develop a product for that niche and focus your efforts on selling that product. Next….start all over again. That’s right, create your own personal collect of niche products and market and sell them.

One easy way to do this is to join a membership called Niche Profit Classroom. You’ll learn everything you need to start your own niche marketing business. You’ll also get a prepackaged niche product every month….in fact, you’ll get 2 niche packs. Nicheprofitclassroom is newbie friendly and also provides everything needed for the advanced marketer.

So…..resist buying everything that comes to your inbox. Invest in your training and start developing small niche incomes!

How To Make Money With An Online Business Ventures

The advent of today’s economy has caused many people to research the reality of making money at home.  And many of you are ending your search with online jobs that generally pay a relatively low wage or salary in exchange for the benefits you receive by working out of the comfort of your own home. When it comes to considering a better income with an actual home business, it should be a natural defense to be a little timid and cautious about the many opportunities available today.  Always ask yourself, “How much money do I need to invest?” How much technical and/or marketing knowledge do you need? How can you distinguish the scams from the legitimate methods to make money from online business opportunities?

It’s only natural to have these thoughts and reservations and you really need to get the answers.  But the freedom and financial rewards that you can have with an online business, as opposed to working an online job, definitely make it worth your while to at least consider these options.

1. The easiest way to start is by developing a business that features your passions and expertise.  Ask yourself some questions such as:

  • Are you a good writer or designer?
  • Do you have a flair for cooking?
  • Do you love gardening?
  • Do you know a lot about a specific subject?
  • Do your friends and family come to you for advice about certain things?
  • Could you turn your knowledge into a consulting business?

Do some deep thinking about what you are good at and passionate about. Once you’ve figured that out, do some research on who would want and need your product/service. You’ll then want to set up your own website or blog based on what you’re selling and target it towards who you’re selling it to. Don’t be intimidated by this step! Creating your own site is extremely easy these days and it doesn’t have to be expensive. The next step is to get traffic to your site. And this is a topic for a whole other article because there are so many ways to do this, and many of them are free.

2. If you don’t feel comfortable coming up with your own products or services to market, you can make money from online business products or services that belong to other people. One way to do this is through affiliate marketing.

There are many places you can start to look for things to market, but the most popular sites are ClickBank and Commission Junction. Anytime you make a sale on the products you promote, you are paid commissions. Network Marketing is another route to go if you don’t have your own merchandise.

There are hundreds of Network Marketing companies to choose from and they offer all kinds of products and services. With network marketing, you pay a relatively low fee (this varies from company to company) to get started and then you earn commissions on products/services that you sell as well as on the people you recruit into the company as part of your sales team. The right type of “coaching” mentality is required if you do want to get into network marketing since much of your success will depend on how well you can lead your team. One word of caution, beware of Network Marketing businesses…..my experience tells me most are scams, sure people make money but it’s only the people on the top. Study the company you’re interested in, call actual members to ask questions….be blunt, ask if they’re making any money, if they are, ask them how much! If they won’t answer, then move on to the next one.

There really and truly are ways to make money online. Most people working online businesses are good hard working people. As in any profession there are scammers….so follow your gut. If you’re not feeling  right about one method, simply move on to the next. Believe me, there are plenty of business models to follow and try out if you are really interested in makeing money online. Here are some resources that will help you, I use these and recommend them highly:

Earn1KaDay…..get exposed to many different business models for making money online. Teacher is top notch. Forum is one of the most friendly and helpful I’ve ever been part of.

Niche Profit Classroom ……you are supplied with 2 niche products a month. You’re given most of the materials along with a schedule of what to do next each month. You’ll learn niche marketing in Earn1KaDay as a business model, but with NicheProfitClassroom you’ll dive deeply in depth into one type of online niche marketing. The guys on products from Niche Profit Classroom are top notch and I would highly recommend either of these two memberships if you want to start making money online.

Affiliate Marketing ……learn the basics of affiliate marketing and then learn the advanced techniques. One of the most powerful and easiest methods to start making money online. Affiliorama is a top notch membership with good strong teaching.