Newbie needs advice on picking out a decent internet marketing approach from all the noise out there

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Ok Warriors, hopefully I've come to the right forum to ask this question. Please bear with me as it is a bit on the lengthy side.

Here's the deal. I want to get into internet marketing and have started looking around at what's out there. And I don't have to tell you guys that there is a LOT of stuff. :confused:

It seems like everyone and their brother wants to sell you the secret for anywhere from $20 for an eBook to THOU$AND$ for courses, seminars, mentoring, etc. And it also seems like these guys are all promoting each other. Guy #1 has a great course and recommends the tools from Guy #2. Guy #2 recommends the service from Guy #3. Guy #3 says that his customers swear by the seminar from Guy #4. And Guy # 4 touts that the incredible Guy #1 will be presenting killer info at the seminar! So while it's easy to find positive recommendations on resources, it's validity is dubious, particularly when you look at the dearth of negative information.

And when I go to, the stack of books on internet/online/affiliate marketing/selling/business appears to be taller than the Empire State building!

What I'm trying to do is build an EFFECTIVE plan to generate internet income. And I don't want to waste time and money pursuing poor strategies. And I don't want to get in a situation where you pay $20 for this piece, then $97 for the next, then $298 for the next, then take the $1995 seminar, and let's not forget the $499/month newsletter and chatroom or the $197/hour personal consulting.

I would also like to maintain my personal values by marketing something that I believe is useful and has value to other people. It seems like there are a lot of people selling stuff that tells you how to make money by selling stuff to other people showing them how to make money by doing the same thing! Now, obviously there is a market for that, but that type of thing is not for me.

I'm thinking that I may lean toward an information product, but would not be adverse to a physical product if it could be managed right by outsourcing. I have experience and knowledge in a number of areas, so eBooks would be a definite possibility.

For those of you that have read the "4 Hour Workweek" by Timothy Ferriss, I'm trying to achieve a certain bit of that work lifestyle.

So, I have come to the Warrior Forum as the collective knowledge you guys have here seems to be formidable!

Can you guys give me suggestions on books, courses, seminars, conferences that I should either look into because you find them beneficial or avoid because you know them to be crap?

I apologize in advance for the length of this post, and if this topic has already been somewhat concisely covered somewhere else in this forum, please provide me with the link to that.

Any other guidance in helping me down this road would also be greatly appreciated!
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  • Profile picture of the author brad.banks
    did you read this thread? it's a solid approach from a respected marketer.
  • Profile picture of the author Heath Sanchez
    Hey cashonly,

    Sounds like my free Online Marketing Strategy & Marketing eBook would be a great place for you to start. I don't have any paid-products whatsoever at the moment, so I won't be trying to get you to pay $20 for this piece, then $97 for the next, then $298 for the next, then take the $1995 seminar, and let's not forget the $499/month newsletter and chatroom or the $197/hour personal consulting.

    The link to the book is in my sig, let me know what you think.

    • Profile picture of the author Dan Briffa
      Ebay is a good place to make an income on the Internet. Its also not so geeky as alot of the IM stuff out there and its great for newbs to make money with.

      Im sure you have had experience selling on Ebay right?

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