Starting Out With Internet Marketing
As I delve deer and deeper into the internet marketing world, it becomes more and more obvious that there are literally hundreds of different ways to make money online. But is this actually the problem?
When I started on this journey I subscribed to the idea that I would be building a business, I was not taking the opportunist approach to 'make a million' overnight. I knew that it would be a titanic task and it would require a lot of work. Anything worth having is always going to cost you something; in this case I believe it is time. However, I was not aware of sometimes how much time. I am constantly bombarded with mails containing information on how to make $ 4000 in 24 hours, or grow my list by over 10,000 subscribers in one month. All of which sounds great, as this is of course what I am trying to do after all. I am in it for the long haul though, I will make this a success, and it will happen in the very near future.
I have only been exploring this niche market for a few months now, but I now know enough in terms of the technicalities, strategies and mechanisms to put some in place to start building my business from the ground up, I have my mentor, I have watched many videos from the guru's, I have bought products and courses and most importantly, I have put what I have been learning into practice!
As I mentioned earlier, there are literally hundreds of ways to make money online. The 2 key points I can highlight to anyone that is looking to get into this way of life, or is dabbling with it as a hobby, with a future hope of doing it full time follow;
o Pick one method! – this I can not emphasize enough because the problem is that there are so many options for you, it is very easy to be distracted by 'bright shiny objects' and before you know it you have tried about 5% of 30 different methods and not really succeeded in any of them. Research the various courses and strategies available, pick 1 that you refer to, get yourself a mentor and then just focus on that one method, whether that is article marketing, affiliate marketing, eBay, AdSense, your own product, outsourcing and the list goes on.
o Put what you learn into practice – there can be a huge tendency to get into internet marketing and spend literally years 'learning'. This can be watching videos, attending seminars, buying courses, acquiring a mentor, attaining classroom tutorials, webinars, tele-seminaries and the list goes on. But if you do all this and are not coming away from whatever learning vehicle you have just participated in and putting it into practice, you are on a one way ticket to maxing out your credit cards and seeing little or no return on your investment.
To quote a very famous and powerful marketing brand 'Just do it' (courtesy of Nike).