Is Internet Marketing This Simple?

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Hello, Im new here and I want to do internet marketing.
Please correct me if im wrong, but this is what i see the process of internet marketing to be.


Ill give my audience great engaging content(blog post,video marketing,etc) that they will appreciate alot,it will be so informative that when i finish giving them this great content they will buy from me because i am an authorive figure in my niche/market and i know what im talking about. Meanwhile, I get traffic to my squeeze page also to capture emails from my target audience. After i have captured their email, send them helpful emails and then try to sale my product. Is that how money is being made in internet marketing? Please correct me if I am wrong.

Thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author reln
    This is one of the ways to make money through internet marketing but while it may seem simple in theory its not easy in practice.

    Its a lot of work and if you dont have the traffic or the stamina to keep going after being unsuccessful for months then its not for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author reln
      Just to add to my post.

      There are plenty of people who make money online by telling other people how simple it is and then sell them the products that allows them to do what you described in your post.

      For example I often see the following:

      "Making money online is so simple all you need to do is the following:
      1. Get web hosting here (affiliate link)
      2. Get landing page creation tool here (affiliate link)
      3. Get email list creation software here (affiliate link)
      4. Sign up for clickbank here (affiliate link)
      5. Sign up for advertising here (affiliate link or coupon code)
      6. Start advertising and make (me) money"
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    In short: there's more to it. You've highlighted some of the ingredients of one system:

    1. Niche website
    2. Informed content.
    3. Lead capture.
    4. Targeted traffic.

    I could write a volume of books to cover those 4 areas, and I'd only be writing about one small area of IM. Essentially, though, it sounds like you have a solid overall foundation.

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  • Profile picture of the author bambinoes
    Yes basically, but the question is, will you be able to offer such content?
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  • Profile picture of the author positivegirl
    Hi All... in my opinion is a simple but there are a lot of ways to earn money.. is there where people get lost...
    I agree with people here but if you want to keep things simple.. this is the simplest way I am able to conceive:
    1. Choose a niche
    2. Create a landing/squeeze page
    3. Offer an Unique Special Report on how to solve one problem (1 problem-1 solution report)
    4. Send Traffic/Build your list/Grow your List
    5. Email marketing/relationship-help people/money
    6. Repeat 4, 5, and 6

    Good Luck!

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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    Please correct me if I am wrong.
    Yes, you're wrong. You have a "buyer" mentality.
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    • Profile picture of the author gcj1408
      Originally Posted by Brent Stangel View Post

      Yes, you're wrong. You have a "buyer" mentality.
      What other mentality should I have? And How can i obtain the right mentality?
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  • YES, It's Simple.

    1) Create A Landing Page
    2) Get Tons Of Traffic To Landing Page
    3) Create A Blog To Engage Subscribers
    4) Find A Affiliate Network & Balance Content/Offer Emails
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  • Profile picture of the author justicejr
    1. Understand your customer

    2. Observe the market

    3. Create your product for answer audiance

    4. Create blog for promote your product

    5. Promote your blog by use SEO and PPC
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  • Profile picture of the author QueenMelanie
    yeah, that is basically it. You have a good basic understanding, time to do more learning if you wanna succeed though! oh, also, when you are learning, don't forget to implement, too many people just read and read and never try anything out..
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    • Profile picture of the author Fonzan
      Originally Posted by QueenMelanie View Post

      yeah, that is basically it. You have a good basic understanding, time to do more learning if you wanna succeed though! oh, also, when you are learning, don't forget to implement, too many people just read and read and never try anything out..
      So true, and if you understand to learn 20% and take action 80%.....you'll see your money stream will grow. The more you give in useful value, the more you will earn..
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  • Profile picture of the author kursat
    I would say - the proven way is to find a product that sells online at Clickbank or similar products. A product that delivers the promise made on the sales page and has low number of cancellations. Then become an affiliate to the program. Your next step is to make an impressive landing page that will lead your traffic to the vendors page (you can build a list at the same time by offering a free related report). The final step is getting traffic to the page - paid or unpaid.
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      • Ricardo,

        Originally Posted by Ricardo Furtado View Post

        If it were so simple, the whole world would be full of millionaires.
        Well, a lot of things may be simple, but never quick and easy. Microsoft, Apple, Facebook and Youtube among others were each built from a simple concept that's difficult to execute and would definitely take time to promote, grow and expand, i.e.

        • The simple concept behind Microsoft is to provide a cost-effective computing solution for enterprise, corporate, group and residential markets through the development and constant improvement of an OS that's independent from computer hardware manufacturers, which they hoped would drive computer hardware equipment and component costs down (which it actually did);

        • The simple concept behind Apple is to provide an integrated computing solution to the markets above, with more focus on the residential market, through the development and constant improvement of hardware and software components that are integrated into packaged propprietary solutions promoted to work better than what Microsoft and PC hardware manufacturers are offering (many say it actually does);

        • The simple concept behind Facebook is to provide a quick and easy way for people to mingle and share content with their peers and other like-minded people, find long lost peers, network with other professionals and like-minded people, talk to these people, draw the attention of their peers and other like-minded people unto themselves, etc., and for advertisers to find groups of people with specific interests and desires so as to pitch their relevant offers to these groups (and for investors to be lured into buying stock shares); and

        • The simple concept behind Youtube is to create a platform where users can upload and stream their own videos, home movies, etc., for users to find and watch videos that match their interests via a huge searchable database of videos, and for advertisers to pitch their offers to viewers with relevant interests and to build a viewer base that could potentially become their buyers, repeat customers, viral / social marketers, etc (and to generate significant work volumes for IPR / copyright law firms and independent lawyers).

        These are simple solutions for essential needs and problems of many groups of people around the world. It's simple, yes, but in almost all instances -- It's neither quick nor easy...
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  • Profile picture of the author Ricardo Furtado
    If it were so simple, the whole world would be full of millionaires.
    Best wishes and regards.
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by Ricardo Furtado View Post

      If it were so simple, the whole world would be full of millionaires.
      Best wishes and regards.
      Most of the stuff is pretty simple and straightforward.

      But as I said in another Thread Simple does NOT necessarily mean Easy.

      The reason why we do not have a lot of millionaires because it can be difficult and a lot of work involved.


      - Robert Andrew
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      • Profile picture of the author Kay King
        If you wan tot know how much work is involved...I would suggest you read the thread linked below . Excellent - and realistic - plan of action.

        Who do you think is MAKING money? The guy who knows how and is explaining it or those saying "too hard?"

        http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...step-step.html
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    The basic 'concept' of Internet Marketing is simple but the learning and sharpening your skills takes time. You have a basic idea above in the start of your thread but now you will need to actually start putting in some 'action' to sharpen your skills.

    It isn't hard to learn but what is hard is having the 'patience' (with yourself) while you are learning.

    Another thought on this...

    Stay focused in (1) area long enough to learn it and eventually 'master' it.

    Try to not lose your focus & end up chasing too many different ideas.
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    • Profile picture of the author Fonzan
      Originally Posted by Rory Singh View Post

      The basic 'concept' of Internet Marketing is simple but the learning and sharpening your skills takes time. You have a basic idea above in the start of your thread but now you will need to actually start putting in some 'action' to sharpen your skills.

      It isn't hard to learn but what is hard is having the 'patience' (with yourself) while you are learning.

      Another thought on this...

      Stay focused in (1) area long enough to learn it and eventually 'master' it.

      Try to not lose your focus & end up chasing too many different ideas.
      Yep, I learned this too...the hard way! Once I made the switch in my head from a "opportunity seeker" to "business owner" everything changed and money started to come in.
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  • Profile picture of the author pluto1
    I had the same mentality when I started, but when you take ACTION, you learn a lot more. I have since learned that Internet Marketing is not that simple! But first things first, take action NOW, as opposed to keep reading and reading. You will get somewhere shortly! Good Luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author jamescanz
    Originally Posted by gcj1408 View Post

    giving them this great content they will buy from me because i am an authorive figure in my niche/market and i know what im talking about.
    This super long sentence is a perfect example of having an artist mentality...

    And how a massive majority of people in the fitness niche think.

    "I've got huge muscles and shredded abs, no doubt about it people will fork money over to me"

    (I used to think that way, too)

    It just doesn't that work that way (especially in the beginning).

    Tons of people give out awesome & free information...

    Yet are flat out broke because they don't know how to ask for a damn sale...

    Or even worse, have negative connotations when it comes to selling and money.
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  • Profile picture of the author ElGuapo
    It always comes down to this: Product + Traffic + Conversion = $$$$$.

    Always keep that formula as a centering weight in your mind, because internet marketing can be an infinite black hole of information.

    Figure out what product you are going to promote (your own or somebody else's). Then figure out a traffic method that plays to your strengths, and go about mastering it. And then test, test, test your website so its conversion and ROI keeps increasing.

    Try to resist getting bogged down in IM products telling you how to do this. Almost anybody could set up a site, drive traffic to it, and make conversions pretty quickly, but if you actually do it, then I daresay you'd be in the top 5%. Refine from there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Originally Posted by gcj1408 View Post

    Please correct me if im wrong, but this is what i see the process of internet marketing to be.

    You have a very rudimentary view of one approach to Internet Marketing that, without implementation details, will earn you exactly the same online income as you're making right now.

    It's all about the details of your plan. Without proper action - doing the right things at the right time - your blueprint as is will make you nothing.

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    • Profile picture of the author webmaster2015
      It all depends on your topic and whether your audience is the "buying" type. If you took 5 different topics and did the same steps of marketing for each of them, you will still have 5 completely different outcomes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Waywardaussie
    Internet marketing is simple when you work it out and start making money, then just keep repeating the same process and scale it
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  • Profile picture of the author jessicawang
    I have tried and failed before! Actually it is not so simple. Unless you are the renowned figure in the field, chance that you can make any money is slim.

    You should have the time and resources to go through the trial and error. There are newbies paid $10,000 just for the guru coaching.
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  • Profile picture of the author st0nec0ld
    Originally Posted by gcj1408 View Post

    Hello, Im new here and I want to do internet marketing.
    Please correct me if im wrong, but this is what i see the process of internet marketing to be.


    Ill give my audience great engaging content(blog post,video marketing,etc) that they will appreciate alot,it will be so informative that when i finish giving them this great content they will buy from me because i am an authorive figure in my niche/market and i know what im talking about. Meanwhile, I get traffic to my squeeze page also to capture emails from my target audience. After i have captured their email, send them helpful emails and then try to sale my product. Is that how money is being made in internet marketing? Please correct me if I am wrong.

    Thank you
    Well, it is easier said than done but in reality you will be needing a lot of time, effort and patience to make money with internet marketing. Anyway, you will never know if you don't give it a try.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andre Slater
    You forgot a few things at the end...

    Take Action and get started doing...

    After you get something started keep going even though you may not see immediate results (Hard Part)

    Test & Tweak and keep working it until you get conversions.

    Master 1 Traffic Method

    Outsource so you can have a life...

    Your going in the right direction keep going
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  • Profile picture of the author badut jenaka
    Look simple, yes it is. But still need a lot of work. Treat online business as a real business.
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  • Profile picture of the author renela
    Internet marketing or online marketing refers advertising and marketing where put a lot of efforts to use the web and email to drive to direct sales. Internet marketing is divided into three parts for instance web marketing, email marketing, social media marketing.you have to work on these three parts to run internet marketing
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  • Originally Posted by gcj1408 View Post

    Hello, Im new here and I want to do internet marketing.
    Please correct me if im wrong, but this is what i see the process of internet marketing to be.


    Ill give my audience great engaging content(blog post,video marketing,etc) that they will appreciate alot,it will be so informative that when i finish giving them this great content they will buy from me because i am an authorive figure in my niche/market and i know what im talking about. Meanwhile, I get traffic to my squeeze page also to capture emails from my target audience. After i have captured their email, send them helpful emails and then try to sale my product. Is that how money is being made in internet marketing? Please correct me if I am wrong.

    Thank you
    Well, it sounds great you are thinking about to do internet marketing. Yes, you can make a huge money with the help of internet marketing. Nowadays, most of the seller approaching for online marketing and earn a lots of money in lesser time.
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  • Profile picture of the author xxxjay
    If I may add my two cents in here, this whole "Internet marketing" is all a house of cards. Everyone is trying to pitch some kind of IM product to other IMs. It's like trying to sell fire in hell
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by xxxjay View Post

      this whole "Internet marketing" is all a house of cards. Everyone is trying to pitch some kind of IM product to other IMs.
      "Everyone"?

      Apart from all the rest of us, who have never been involved in any IM-related or MMO-related niches at all, and have no intention of being involved in them, you mean?

      .
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  • Profile picture of the author Bob Reynolds
    It is much harder than it sounds. Make sure you have a sold automated system that has tracking. Learn tracking, and how to build convertible funnels, then dial in on the traffic, you can follow up on email campaigns as you start building your list.
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  • Profile picture of the author onpointinfo
    Hi

    Your question is internet marketing simple - YES and NO !

    You have the basics of one system or process of making money online, one that is simple in what you mentioned the concept, but actually carry it through to completion is a different story, this is where it becomes hard work, if you are not ready to work hard, and accept repeated failures till you succeed and going the slow path of free traffic vs paid traffic faster way to test what works and does not
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