So, You Want To Be An Internet Marketer...

by Lucasp
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All these posts on feeling overwhelmed and where should I spend my $10, $50, $500 to make money online. What's the best strategy? Where should I invest...

So, here's my blunt and to the point solution for all you newbies looking for answers.

Internet marketing may involve many different strategies and technologies and it seems (seems) important to get a hold of one of those strategies and learn the ropes.

Should I create a blog? Should I learn seo? Should I build a Facebook page? Should I do a YouTube Channel? Which Plugins do I need?..

Stop right there.

You'll get lost. You'll get overwhelmed. You'll waste time and money while you learn one thing and hear about something else in the meantime and move onto that - and before you know it 5 years have gone by and you know all you need to know about a hundred different technologies, strategies and platforms but you still haven't made dollar number 1. And you're jaded and cynical and have stopped even believing.

Stop before you slide.

There's a great tv series on UK television with a blunt arrogant millionaire named Sir (yes, sir) Alan Sugar - the series is called the Apprentice. They do it in the US too with some other guy.

Alan Sugar began his massive empire with just a market stall. Then he bought a van with his profits and sold stuff out of the back of that. Later he began selling computers, then had them built and sold those. Now he's into all kinds of things, but he's richer than numbers now.

What Sir Alan loves to do is give his disciples £100 and tell them to go to the flower market, buy £100 worth of flowers and sell them for a profit. Or the fish market. Or the rag and bone yard. The winning team wins.

It tests simple buying skills - negotiation. Judgement - which flowers/fish/rags will sell. And simple sales skills - where to sell and to whom. It's great entertainment and often educational.

The competitors use their wit and raw courage to buy, sell and win or lose. It's both testing and humiliating in turns.

The advantage they all have over you is that Sir Alan tells them WHAT to buy and WHERE to buy it but the rest is up to them. And with a day to do the deed they go to the nearest location and sell to whosoever is there, most of the time.

They don't have time or money to build a store in Oxford Street. They don't have time or money to build or promote a brand. They just buy the product and they sell it.

The problem with internet marketing, by comparison, is all the darn choices. And no one to tell you.

So here it is.

Forget about all the other stuff. Do a Sugar. Find a product, any product, a good one if you can, and sell it.

That's all there is to it, really. Just sell the darn thing.

Stop bothering with the idea of internet marketing and all those clever strategies... and start thinking about selling - selling stuff on the internet. Or anywhere else for that matter.

Take the simplest route from a to b.

If you think it'll sell on Facebook, then sell it on Facebook. If you think it will sell on Youtube, sell it on YouTube. Don't, whatever you do, try and build a darn shop (a website) or build a brand (all the other stuff) just get your product - you can find them free on any affiliate program - and sell it.

Marketing comes second. Right now, it's just about selling.

Make money. Become a millionaire.

Then you can maybe play with shop building and brands - but be a street trader first, just like Sir Alan, and do the basics. Like, now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hersh
    Originally Posted by Lucasp View Post


    Should I create a blog? Should I learn seo? Should I build a Facebook page? Should I do a YouTube Channel? Which Plugins do I need?..

    Stop right there.

    You'll get lost. You'll get overwhelmed. You'll waste time and money while you learn one thing and hear about something else in the meantime and move onto that - and before you know it 5 years have gone by and you know all you need to know about a hundred different technologies, strategies and platforms but you still haven't made dollar number 1. And you're jaded and cynical and have stopped even believing.
    That's so true! Instead of mastering one thing to the bone, most newbies try multiple things at the same time and thus, get lost.

    It's very important to choose ONE strategy, and nothing else. Go through trial & error even if you don't like it, that's the only way to succeed, and master the art of that specific strategy.

    Very informative post for newbies wanting to be successful!
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  • Profile picture of the author RealCasher
    Nice post Lucas,

    Actually It is pretty normal and okay for newbies to get overwhelmed and confused before they find their way..

    Just don't stay in that state for so long.
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  • Profile picture of the author ahmedezzezz
    Originally Posted by Lucasp View Post

    All these posts on feeling overwhelmed and where should I spend my $10, $50, $500 to make money online. What's the best strategy? Where should I invest...

    So, here's my blunt and to the point solution for all you newbies looking for answers.

    Internet marketing may involve many different strategies and technologies and it seems (seems) important to get a hold of one of those strategies and learn the ropes.
    different technologies, strategies and platforms but you still haven't made dollar number 1. And you're jaded and cynical and have stopped even believing.


    Then you can maybe play with shop building and brands - but be a street trader first, just like Sir Alan, and do the basics. Like, now.
    Awesome Topic , it's the golden key to make money online (( Focus On Only One Method ))
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  • Profile picture of the author Omarkenawy
    Internet marketing business is unlike any other offline business. it starts and ends with your audience and how you approach them. So, before you can do anything or sell anything, you need to do some research and learn about your costumers and their needs.
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  • Profile picture of the author skmyna
    Every successful Internet marketer fails initially. I think failure is very important to correct the errors you've made. Internet marketing is all about " Know the way (struggling period), Go the way (affiliate marketing) and Show the way (product owner)."
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  • Profile picture of the author jasondinner
    It's funny how you mentioned the whole "just sell something online" as a simplified way of looking at it.

    When people ask me what I do, and they're not getting the fancy stuff I say, I just end up saying:

    "Companies pay me to sell their sh*t online."
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      When it comes down to it , it is about selling stuff. But you also need to be selling stuff that is really of quality value and building relationships and alignments as well.


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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgeClicxy
    Originally Posted by Lucasp View Post


    The problem with internet marketing, by comparison, is all the darn choices. And no one to tell you.

    So here it is.

    Forget about all the other stuff. Do a Sugar. Find a product, any product, a good one if you can, and sell it.

    That's all there is to it, really. Just sell the darn thing.

    Stop bothering with the idea of internet marketing and all those clever strategies... and start thinking about selling - selling stuff on the internet. Or anywhere else for that matter.

    Take the simplest route from a to b.
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    Well-put Lucas! Most people getting into IM just over-complicate the whole idea to uncomprehending levels.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    Good Post!

    Just find something that gets you excited, that you think you can do and go from there. Forget about being perfect, acquiring all knowledge before getting started and just take some action!

    Know that you will make some mistakes and struggle a little especially in the beginning. In a nutshell, don't be afraid of failing.

    Failing to the masses is what we call a learning curve.

    Success in this industry requires:

    1- Skill

    2- Targeted Traffic

    3- Leads

    4- Follow Up

    5- Conversions.

    The only way to learn is by making a 'decision' to get started with something and put one foot in front of the other until you take all the necessary steps to find success.

    But nothing will happen before taking that first step.
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