Internet Marketing - 8 Steps to Help You Get Started Now

by Mauricio Lopez 11 replies
What does it take for a beginner to get started with internet marketing?

I guess there’s a really popular myth out there that making money online is as easy as 1-2-3 meaning all you have to do is sit behind your desk, push a couple of buttons and “BAM” instant riches…

This is simply not so.

Don’t be fooled - Becoming a successful IM takes time, dedication, persistence and more importantly skill building but just like anything else in this world “All skill are learnable.”

With that being said here are 8 steps to help you get started with IM.

Please note there are several ways to produce an income online however my favorite just happens to be list building. So for those of you that are interested in creating a list of respected followers these 8 steps are for you.

1.) Create a list of the top 10 niches you enjoy and know something about.

A niche is a sub-category of a bigger market.

Here’s an example of a niche: If your market is real estate - its obvious real estate alone is a huge market so a sub-category or niche in the real estate market would be short-sales.

Short-sales can be your niche

Note: the top four evergreen markets in IM are health, wealth, relationship and lifestyle.

2.) Choose the one that best fits you.

From your list of top 10 niches - choose the one that jumps out of the page. It’s usually the one that you could talk about for hours and not be bored with.

Everyone is good at something, whether you agree with me or not - maybe you have a great abs workout program that gets you great results in 90 days, or maybe you’re a pick up artist that knows how to charm women or vise versa, or perhaps you’re in the business of flipping real estate.

3.) Create a one page website (squeeze page - landing page) or free wordpress blog.

Note: May I suggest you learn how to create both. (YES - of course you can outsource but in my opinion - it’s important you at least learn how to edit and upload your own html site or wordpress blog) I know it sound difficult and scary but it’s really not that hard once you make the effort to learn.

Also that means choosing a domain name - getting a hosting account - and an auto responder service.

4.) Create a free eReport, eBook, or Video tutorials on how to.

If you want to be successful at list building you need to ask yourself this question - What are my potential prospects having problems with and how can I solve this problem for them for FREE.

That’s right FREE… Deliver tons of valuable free content to your prospects and you’ll be rewarded with a huge list of happy followers that will respect you as an expert in your field.

5.) Drive traffic to your site.

Traffic - traffic - traffic - It doesn’t matter that you have the best flashiest website or blog.

If you don’t know how to get traffic to your site how can you expect to build your list and eventually make money?

Good rule of thumb - Don’t try to many traffic generating techniques all at once you’ll set yourself up for failure, instead find one or two traffic techniques that interest you the most and master these techniques to the fullest.

6.) Build your list.
If you can do the entire steps mentioned above, then building your list definitely won’t be a problem.

However, it does take some time so don’t get discouraged and most importantly don’t bombard your list with products and services instead focus on continual relationship building.
(Give and create helpful, useful advice and tips to your list.)

7.) Promote and sell quality products and services to your list.

Never try to promote a product or service you yourself wouldn’t purchase.

If your going to conduct a review for a product or service, make sure you actually test the product yourself first.

Trust me when I say your list will quickly identify if you’re being truthful or a scammer.

It’s not about getting one sale and move on - it’s about building relationships with your prospect and marketing valuable related niche products to your list that will have them coming back to you for more.

8.) Continual Improvements

This is a must. The internet is moving fast forward - With that in mind it’s important to always stay on top or even one step ahead. Never stop learning. Things can change at the blink of an eye.

There you have it… 8 steps to help you get started on you road to success.

Please feel free to comment or add to this post…
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  • Profile picture of the author D37
    Thanks Mauricio!
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    Thank you to everyone on WF for all the great information, help, support, and kindness you have all shared!

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  • Profile picture of the author john1818
    Well, you could also put some adsense to it or clickbank.

    Next, you can buy domains, do some optimisation and offer it to local business within your reach.

    Traffic can be generated by doing some SEO.

    Well, just an addition to what have mentioned above.
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  • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
    Originally Posted by Mauricio Lopez View Post

    What does it take for a beginner to get started with internet marketing?

    I guess there’s a really popular myth out there that making money online is as easy as 1-2-3 meaning all you have to do is sit behind your desk, push a couple of buttons and “BAM” instant riches…

    This is simply not so.

    Don’t be fooled - Becoming a successful IM takes time, dedication, persistence and more importantly skill building but just like anything else in this world “All skill are learnable.”

    With that being said here are 8 steps to help you get started with IM.

    Please note there are several ways to produce an income online however my favorite just happens to be list building. So for those of you that are interested in creating a list of respected followers these 8 steps are for you.

    1.) Create a list of the top 10 niches you enjoy and know something about.

    A niche is a sub-category of a bigger market.

    Here’s an example of a niche: If your market is real estate - its obvious real estate alone is a huge market so a sub-category or niche in the real estate market would be short-sales.

    Short-sales can be your niche

    Note: the top four evergreen markets in IM are health, wealth, relationship and lifestyle.

    2.) Choose the one that best fits you.

    From your list of top 10 niches - choose the one that jumps out of the page. It’s usually the one that you could talk about for hours and not be bored with.

    Everyone is good at something, whether you agree with me or not - maybe you have a great abs workout program that gets you great results in 90 days, or maybe you’re a pick up artist that knows how to charm women or vise versa, or perhaps you’re in the business of flipping real estate.

    3.) Create a one page website (squeeze page - landing page) or free wordpress blog.

    Note: May I suggest you learn how to create both. (YES - of course you can outsource but in my opinion - it’s important you at least learn how to edit and upload your own html site or wordpress blog) I know it sound difficult and scary but it’s really not that hard once you make the effort to learn.

    Also that means choosing a domain name - getting a hosting account - and an auto responder service.

    4.) Create a free eReport, eBook, or Video tutorials on how to.

    If you want to be successful at list building you need to ask yourself this question - What are my potential prospects having problems with and how can I solve this problem for them for FREE.

    That’s right FREE… Deliver tons of valuable free content to your prospects and you’ll be rewarded with a huge list of happy followers that will respect you as an expert in your field.

    5.) Drive traffic to your site.

    Traffic - traffic - traffic - It doesn’t matter that you have the best flashiest website or blog.

    If you don’t know how to get traffic to your site how can you expect to build your list and eventually make money?

    Good rule of thumb - Don’t try to many traffic generating techniques all at once you’ll set yourself up for failure, instead find one or two traffic techniques that interest you the most and master these techniques to the fullest.

    6.) Build your list.
    If you can do the entire steps mentioned above, then building your list definitely won’t be a problem.

    However, it does take some time so don’t get discouraged and most importantly don’t bombard your list with products and services instead focus on continual relationship building.
    (Give and create helpful, useful advice and tips to your list.)

    7.) Promote and sell quality products and services to your list.

    Never try to promote a product or service you yourself wouldn’t purchase.

    If your going to conduct a review for a product or service, make sure you actually test the product yourself first.

    Trust me when I say your list will quickly identify if you’re being truthful or a scammer.

    It’s not about getting one sale and move on - it’s about building relationships with your prospect and marketing valuable related niche products to your list that will have them coming back to you for more.

    8.) Continual Improvements

    This is a must. The internet is moving fast forward - With that in mind it’s important to always stay on top or even one step ahead. Never stop learning. Things can change at the blink of an eye.

    There you have it… 8 steps to help you get started on you road to success.

    Please feel free to comment or add to this post…
    This is a great plan to follow, but I do want to add one thing since it is the most important thing for a new person.

    TAKE ACTION!!!!!!!!!!

    If you followed this plan to a "T" and the entire thing was a failure as far as making money, guess what? I will have acquired new skills to use for the next niche and sooner or later you will find one that will make money. Plus these new skills will get better and better the more you use them and once they are of high quality you can start charging others for what you can do.

    It all starts with Taking Action and this is the biggest stumbling block for any new internet marketer.

    Benjamin Ehinger
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  • Profile picture of the author David Maschke
    So what is it you want to discuss?

    This isn't the article marketing forum.

    It's a few links down from this one.
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    • Profile picture of the author merlincat
      Thanks for this post...it's great to refresh your basic knowledge.

      Sometimes it can be tempting to over complicate things and it really helps to have somebody's fresh perspective.

      Thanks for sharing on this Forum
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  • Profile picture of the author rtailor
    I would also like to add one more thing

    Be Patient and continue struggling because its a slow process and will not show you results with in a day.
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  • Profile picture of the author salaka
    Hey
    greta ideas thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author savvybizbuilder
    Thanks for sharing this one! Your the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author Arthur Barn
    Very inspiring and informative post Mauricio. This is very helpful for a newbiee like me. Thank you very much!
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    • Profile picture of the author RashmiP
      Nice information on internet marketing. It helps a website/blog to get targeted traffic and also increases page rank in search engines.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zack Lim
    Great big picture view of a business model that will work if the person is willing to commit his time and energy into growing his business.

    I agree with some Warriors that taking consistent action is the best way to get started once you have decided to focus on following one system.

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