NEWBIES! The Many Aspects Of Internet Marketing LAID OUT In Plain English

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Hello all. I've been noticing the never ending stream of new people coming to this website and being totally overloaded with all of the information available here on this great big'ole forum.

I think there is a need to have a glossary of sorts which explains, in plain english, what the many aspects of Internet Marketing are, and better still how they relate to each other.

To over-simply for the sake of the of you, the Newbie, Internet Marketing can be grossly oversimplified into three categories like this:


A) You need some sort of web presence, this may be your own site or a free blog or whatever, but you need to be on the internet somewhere in order to market on it

B) You need to be selling something. Whether its your own product, someone else's, or even advertising, you need to be selling something in order to make money.

C) You need to get traffic to whatever your web presence is using traffic generation strategies


Now I'm going to divide this posting into two separate sections, one is your "Selling Web Presence" and the 2nd is "Traffic Generation."


YOUR SELLING WEB PRESENCE - HOW YOU MAKE $$$


Single Product Website: These websites are usually one page sales letter style websites. Sometimes they have multiple pages, but oftentimes their sole purpose is to take a prospect from cold and uninterested to pulling out their credit card. You can easily recognize this style of website by the following features:
  • Big bolded headlines
  • Long form sales copy
  • Extensive use of graphics
  • Extensive of use of testimonials
  • Buy Now Button at bottom of page

The product can be anything from anything physical or digital. Ebooks, lawnmowers, software, vacations, seminars, and nearly all other types of good or service can be sold like this by their creators/owners.

Also the owner of the product can charge a one-time fee for purchase, or may choose to charge a recurring monthly fee. If they charge by the month these types of sites are usually referred to as "membership sites".

PROS:
  • You keep most of the profits
  • You can get affiliates to sell for you
  • Can be very lucrative depending on your market
  • Membership sites pay month after month

CONS:
  • It's usually difficult for most newbies to create a product
  • Can be costly if you outsource it
  • You have to personally deal with customers or hire someone to do so
  • Can be an epic fail if you don't choose a good market

Affiliate Website: These websites can cover a wide variety of different styles and designs, however they all have one thing in common: They are trying to get you to buy someone else's product. Let's go over some styles of the affiliate website:

Affiliate Review Websites: These websites usually review several similar products and sort the products in descending order from best to worst. This website style makes money on any product that the visitor decides to purchase, and they will usually rate the highest paying product the highest.

Example: Wordpress Conduit Websites

Affiliate Store Websites: These websites usually use some type of scripting software or combines several web technologies to automatically pull existing products, usually physical products, from a larger website like eBay.com or Amazon.com. Of course the affiliate makes money from any products that the visitor buys.

Examples: Build A Niche Store, phpBay Wordpress Blogs, Amazon.com Niche Blogs

Affiliate Lead Capture Websites: These websites usually offer something for free in exchange for the users email contact information. They will then structure their free item and subsequent follow up emails to sell the interested prospects on products who they are affiliated with and many times their own products as well.

A.k.a: Lead Capture Pages, Landing Pages, Squeeze Pages

Free Affiliate Blog Websites: These websites are usually used by people with shoe string budgets and promoted through article marketing. These sites are built around free blog software platforms like Blogger or Wordpress, however unlike regular blogs they are not updated often, and much if not all of the content there is trying to sell a prospect on an affiliate product. There are also self hosted affiliate blogs.
PROS:
  • You don't have to make a product
  • You don't have to do any customer service
  • Some styles of affiliate sites cost little or nothing to setup

CONS:
  • Commission on many affiliate products is small
  • You could end up promoting a dead or slow selling product
  • Some styles of affiliate sites require technical skill

"Niche" Content Websites and Blogs: These websites are growing in popularity and have been a staple of the internet since the advent of the World Wide Web and the HTML website programming language. These sites can be built on many many different types of software, and more recently the trend has been towards Wordpress powered niche blogs and websites. These websites are usually focused on a single subject matter, and can make their money from a variety of different sources. I'll try to cover a few here:

A) Selling the website owner's own product via banners and related content.
B) Selling other people's products via banners, related content, and integrated software as mentioned before.
C) Selling banner advertising space on the site itself directly to other webmasters
D) Selling text links to directly other webmasters.
E) "Cost Per" Advertising Programs: These require a little more explanation. There are a few different "Cost Per" Advertising programs on the internet. I'll cover some of the more popular one's here:
  • Cost Per Click (CPC) - These programs pay the website owner every time someone clicks an ad. Example: Google Adsense
  • Cost Per Action (CPA) - These programs pay the website owner every time someone completes a certain action. It could be as simple as submiting an email address, or something as complex as completing a multi-page survey. Example: AzoogleAds
  • Cost Per Thousand (CPM) - These programs pay the website owner a certain amount of money for every thousand impressions the website gives their banner ad. An impression is simply when the ad is served to a website visitor. Visitors may see the same ad multiple times, but each time counts as an impression. The letter "M" comes from the Roman numeral for 1,000. Example: ValueClick
PROS:
  • Once a website gets popular it can make a large amount of money
  • After a website is established in the marketplace it can run on near "autopilot"

CONS:
  • Marketing a new website to good earnings requires considerable work and can take time
  • Could possibly produce less than expected earnings depending on the market

Forums: This is a little self explanatory here. But you can make a ton of money with forums too. Pretty much all of the ways you make money with a Niche Content site can apply to a forum website, except with a forum you can charge fees for access to certain areas, implement classified ads and/or charge fee's.

Example: Warrior Forum

PROS:
  • Once a forum gets established it can be a great earner for years and years
  • Relatively easy to setup using special made forum software

CONS:
  • Can take some time to get a large user base
  • Can be hard to get new members to stay active
  • Requires moderators to police the forum, usually its YOU when first starting out

Website Selling a.k.a Site Flipping: This is nothing more then the act of selling one of the aforementioned or any other kind of website on a website marketplace. Websites with existing traffic and earnings will always sell for more than brand new websites.

PROS
  • Can be very lucrative if done in large volume
  • A great way to liquidate existing virtual assets

CONS
  • Requires technical expertise and web design skill
  • If you are flipping starter websites solely, they might not always sell

Example: See Flippa.com for many many websites for sell

Dropshipping/Physical Goods eCommerce Store: These types of sites sell actual physical goods. Many of these are hosted on eBay.com, however there are tons of them on their own domain names. Many of these use the process of "dropshipping" to source their product.

Dropshipping is when a manufacturer of a product will ship the product to your customer for you while you buy the item from them at a wholesale price. You can make money because many people don't know about dropshippers, therefore you can charge retail prices while paying wholesale. Its very appealing to some because they don't have to order large quantities of product at a time.

PROS
  • Can be lucrative if you sell the right things
  • Pretty easy to setup on eBay.com

CONS
  • Can be hard to find quality dropshippers
  • Have to deal with refunds and customer service
  • Can be epic fail without proper market research

This is by no means a complete listing of the various ways to make money online, but these are the some of the more common ways you'll come across in this forum. Now lets cover the other aspect of Internet Marketing....


TRAFFIC GENERATION


As a newbie, it can be very difficult to distinguish between actual ways of making money online and driving traffic. For example, there are many products that explain how to make money with certain websites like Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, or Myspace. However these products actually explain how to use those websites to drive traffic to an actual Selling Web Presence which will make you the money.

Lets look into many of the different ways to drive traffic to your selling web presence.

Article Marketing: This traffic generation strategy involves creating articles and submitting them to various places online with the sole intent to have the article bring visitors to one's selling web presence.

A.K.A = Bum Marketing

Video Marketing: This traffic generation strategy involves creating videos and submitting them to various video sharing websites online with the sole into to have the video bring visitors to one's selling web presence.

Nearly any product having to do with Youtube will actually be explaining video marketing.

Pay Per Click Marketing (PPC): This traffic generation strategy involves using Pay Per Click advertising services like Google's Adwords to drive traffic to your website. Unlike many of the other strategies mentioned here, you have to pay money per every click your ad gets.

Social Network Marketing: This traffic generation strategy involves using social network websites with the sole intent of driving visitors to your selling web presence.

Examples: MySpace, Facebook, Twitter

Social Bookmark Marketing: This traffic generation strategy involves using many different social bookmarking websites to drive traffic to your selling web presence. A social bookmarking website allows users to save their favored and interesting webpages online and share them with their friends. This could mean thousands of potential visitors to a website depending on how many people find it interesting and pass it along.

Examples: StumbleUpon, Digg, Propeller

Social Media/Web 2.0 Marketing: This traffic generation strategy involves creating content and spreading it across many social media content sharing websites, also referred to as Web 2.0 sites, with the sole intent of driving visitors to your selling web presence.

Examples: Hubpages & Squidoo

RSS Feed Marketing: This traffic generation strategy involves taking an RSS feed from your blog, website, or forum and submitting it to many RSS directories in the hopes that you can garnish actual human visitors to your site.

Example: Feedage.com

Blogging & Pinging: This traffic generation strategy involves using a blog website and posting to it often. Then you will "ping" other blog services using a site like http://www.pingoat.com or http://www.pingomatic.com. This "ping" alerts the blog search engines to come back to your site and index your new content that you've posted there so your listing in their directories will always have your fresh content at the front.

Example: Pingomatic.com

Search Engine Optimization (SEO): This traffic generation strategy involves optimizing the code, design, and content of your selling web presence to be more appealing to search engines. As you rank higher within the engines your traffic will climb as well, and usually your earnings follow too.

There are two main factors of SEO:

A) On Page Optimization - This involves optimizing your website's actual HTML code, design, and content to be more search engine friendly.
B) Off Page Optimization - This involves acquiring as many backlinks to your website as you can. Backlinks can be further divided up into other categories:
  • 1 Way Backlinks : These happen when a sites links to you but you don't link to them, many consider this the best backlink to have
  • 2 Way Backlinks: This is when someone links to you and you link to them, these are not considered as good as 1 way backlinks
  • 3 Way Backlinks: This is when you link to Bob, and Bob links to Sue, then Sue links back to you.
  • Linkwheels: This is the same as a 3 way, only more sites are involved. Imagine a chain of links which each site being a spoke in a wheel to get a picture of what I mean.
SEO is highly technical and the information on the subject is forever changing as the search engines themselves change.

Directory Submission Marketing: This traffic generation strategy involves submitting your website to as many internet directories as you can find. While mainly for backlinks you will get some human visitors to your site this way.

Example: Dmoz.org

Download Site Marketing: This traffic generation strategy involves creating an .EXE file and spreading it across many many download websites, not only for backlinking but for direct human visitors as well. Usually the EXE file is simply a graphic with a link to your actual selling web presence.

Torrent/File Sharing Marketing: This traffic generation strategy involves putting a piece of content on BitTorrent or any of the other file sharing networks. The content sole purpose of course is to drive visitors back to your selling web presence.

Forum Marketing: This traffic generation strategy involves actively participating on as many forums related to your selling web presence as possible with a signature link promoting your actual site.

Blog/Video Commenting: This traffic generation strategy involves seeking out blogs and/or videos related to your website and leaving comment with a link back to your website.

Wiki Marketing: This traffic generation strategy involves seeking out Wiki's, usually on Wikipedia that are related to your site and leaving your link on them with the sole purposes of driving traffic to your site.

Answers Marketing: This traffic generation strategy involves seeking out Q&A websites, looking for questions related to your site and answering them, and claiming your site as the source of the answer. People who found the answer helpful will be naturally inclined to visit your site.

Example: Yahoo Answers

Classified Marketing: This traffic generation strategy involves posting advertisements across many online classified ads websites whose sole purpose is to drive traffic to your selling web presence.

Examples: Craiglists, Yahoo Classifieds

eMail Marketing: This traffic generation strategy involves sending email to a list of people with the sole intents of driving traffic to your website. While you can buy premade lists of email address, its generally better to build your own list using a free offer and a squeeze page.

Now these are by no means the only ways of generating traffic online, however these are some of the more common ones that you will run into on this forum.


SOME THINGS TO WATCH OUT FOR


As a newbie, it can be easy to get sucked into all of the promises of making big money really fast from home with hardly no work done at all. While I'm not trying to debase any of the methods mentioned below they do have a long history of being scams perpetrated by quick buck artists:
  • Assembly Jobs - Tells you you can make money assembling a companies product and shipping it back to them. They send you a box of stuff, you assemble it and send it back, then they send you a notice saying that your work did not meet standards and you never get paid. Plus we all know that most every company who sells a product needing assembly makes the end user assemble it anyway.
  • Medical Billing Jobs - You pay $XXX for all the supplies you need to start a Medical Billing business, however you quickly find out that the supplies are outdated and the all the physicians in your area already have someone on staff who does this for them.
  • Data Entry Jobs - Offers you money for inputting data into databases. Total scam, because you usually have to pay for the information, and most offline companies would hire locally or outsource to an established firm anyways.
  • Make $5,000 or More Posting A Link On Google a.k.a Google Cash Kit - You'll notice these blogs as MaryGetsMoney.com, ScottMakesDough.com, or similar. Offers to send you a CD about making money with Google for $1.95-$5.95 shipping. CD never comes and your credit card is usually dinged within 7-14 days for $50-$75, and worst of all its hell to try to get your money back.
  • Get-Paid-To Sites, ex. Get-Paid-2-Click - Offers to pay you $0.01-$0.10 for clicking ads or reading email. What they don't tell you is that you need to earn $100 in order to be paid which equates to months of clicking and reading.
  • High Yield Investment Programs - Any type of low-risk ultra-high-return investment in stock, mutual funds, etc. is usually a scam or ponzi scheme. The markets don't work that way.
  • Matrix or Doubler Schemes - Put $X into the matrix system and get $XX back. Total scam, doesn't work you can't create money like this and the system fails after a few "levels."
  • Chain Letters - Everyone has gotten this one. Its a usually a letter telling you to send $1 to the 5 names at the bottom, then remove the first name from the letter and add your name at the bottom of the list, then syndicate the email to everyone you know. Doesn't work though...
  • Home Typist Jobs - Promises to pay you for typing, you pay the scammer money for the "kit", then they send you a small CD with instructions telling you the "typing" is actually posting ads selling the same Home Typist kit
  • Just Call This 1-900# for more info - 900#'s cost money when dialed, any reputable company will have an 800#
  • Nearly any marketing product you see on TV - Most are used to get your contact info so that you can be aggressively telemarketed to.
  • Envelope Stuffing - Trust me, just don't do this one.



IN CONCLUSION


I made this rather long posting to help the really new people get a better grasp on all of these things at a glance. If you have any other things which you think should be added here, please post them and I'll edit this posting to add them and credit you as well.

I've tried to make this posting as unbiased as possible and simply give defintions.


NEWBIES!


I'm no where near being a know-it-all expert. As a disclaimer some of my opinions may be wrong because they are based heavily on my own experience. As with anything in life do your research and due diligence first before investing money & time into a new project.

This forum can be a great place to learn, and don't be afraid to ask questions. There are a lot of high dollar earners here who would be happy to help you.


A BIT OF ADVICE


This posting is but a small fraction of all the different elements that our art incorporates. If any of these ways of making money sound good to you, do some more research on them, then go out and purchase products relating to them. The WSO section here is a great place to get some high quality info at low prices.

STAY FOCUSED!

It can be overwhelming at first with all of the information thats out there, but if you pick one money maker and one traffic generator and stick with it, you will eventually succeed at some level. Many-a-newbie goes astray and jumps from one thing to the next never actually getting anything done.

I hope this post has been helpful, and thanks for reading it.

Sincerely,

-Claude
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  • Profile picture of the author thenextlevel
    Great Post, this cleared up alot of questions I had!
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  • Profile picture of the author John Atkins
    Incredible post claude!

    Hopefully this will reduce all those "how do I make money online" threads.

    Keep it up with the good work.

    Regards,
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    • Profile picture of the author CliveG
      Originally Posted by IM Headlines View Post

      Hopefully this will reduce all those "how do I make money online" threads.
      I wish, but most of them do not search the forum before posting.
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      • Profile picture of the author kelsa
        Originally Posted by CliveG View Post

        I wish, but most of them do not search the forum before posting.
        That may well be the case, but IMO it's rather like the saying 'you don't know what you need to know until you know what you need to know' and searching the forum is a little difficult if you don't have a search term in mind in the first place...as I didn't in the beginning. I staedily made my way through a lot of the posts (and we know there are ..a LOT!)

        There are so many acronyms and terms (as demonstrated and clearly set out above by Claude) that it really is very difficult to know WHERE to START. I personally trawled and trawled and also asked questions, hoping not to hack people off and that can be a very long process, depending on your area of search/interest..if you even know what that is beyond 'wanting to get into IM in some way for whatever reason' . The most DIFFICULT aspect is how it all hangs together and what is related to what..and where it will/could get you..or not as the case may be. Plus, how to MAKE it work...or at least stack the odds in your favour in this seemingly ever changing landscape

        This forum has saved me an awful lot of money in my education process, as I'm sure it has for a lot of us 'newbies'. What I'm saying here is not that I have 'gotten for free' what I could have paid for (although that is also a valuable element I definitely can acknowledge) but, I'm saying it has stopped me from making potentially rash purchase mistakes in taking up the next best offer. When you are new it is hard to sort the wheat from the chaff and this forum has taught me a lot about that...given me guidance on what is perhaps good/bad/indifferent/maybe not right for me etc, through testimonial and yes, sometimes just opinion, of the masses. THAT is worth its weight in gold. It's easy to criticise when you are not so new and have the upper hand over us newies in your understanding...you were new once! I point this out because hopefully one day when I'm not so new, I can lend a hand to someone else. Isn't that what this forum is all about anyway, apart from making money ourselves!?
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        • Profile picture of the author Gio42
          I totally agree with you Kelsa. Well said.
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          • Profile picture of the author Rockmanfl
            that's an excellent post, I also think this should be a sticky - you've said everything perfectly and made it easy to understand. It's posts like that, that have really helped me undersand online marketing, thanks again
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  • Profile picture of the author CJHALLOCK
    Great information!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Don Schenk
    Wow Claude, great job!

    Now to find a way for all newbies to locate this post. They never seem to think to use the "Search" feature to see if anyone else has ever been new. Thus we get the "I'm a newbie, how do I make money online?" question almost every day!

    Your post would help solve that problem.

    Thanks

    :-Don
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Ho
    This is a great post.. thanks for taking the effort to write it. So yes people here it is right there.. Internet Marketing 101.
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  • Profile picture of the author mukti
    Very well laid out and perfect for starters!! thanks a bunch
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  • Profile picture of the author acedalright
    Thanks Claude and you've raised all the best points.

    Every Newbie should be pointed to your post.

    Kudos.


    You covered every marketing strategy around and probably saved someone a lot of surfing
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  • Profile picture of the author eaglechick
    Maybe you can ask Allen to make it compulsary for every newbie to this forum to have a look at this first one way or another.

    Thx for the effort you've put into this.
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    • Profile picture of the author Regional Warrior
      Originally Posted by eaglechick View Post

      Maybe you can ask Allen to make it compulsary for every newbie to this forum to have a look at this first one way or another.

      Thx for the effort you've put into this.
      Great post Claude, I think what would be good is that once any newbie signs up to the Forum they must first read this post then click to say "yep read it" then they would be allowed on to the forum.

      I know if this was the way when I joined a lot of questions would have been answered.Once again Claude what a fantastic post you have and the time it would have taken you to write this, and have done this forum a service and I hope all the newbies read it

      Cheers Jase
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  • Profile picture of the author rgrimes
    I say this is great information and I especially like pointing out the cons, things newbies should stay away from! too many times have these scam artist's suckered in many people just to find out that what they are suggesting doing is not really what they wanted to do. great job!
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  • Profile picture of the author Beyers
    Claude that was a great read, it's my first day here on WF and this is the first post I've read... it couldn't have been more relevant! It's so true when you mentioned newbies jumping from one thing to the next and to stay focused. Thanks dude.
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    • Profile picture of the author cheree
      wow! thanks for all the great information!
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  • Profile picture of the author Aljiro
    I suggest that mister Allen at least take a look at the thread and maybe put it up as a sticky
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  • Profile picture of the author Koncrete
    Claude what a great post, I wish I saw this post last week when I joined as it would have saved alot of time researching and reading. I know exactly what you mean by being overwhelmed and not sure which way to turn or where to start, as i've been researching for 8-10 hrs/day on this forum for over a week, and still feel as though I haven't even scratched the surface. Thanks for posting such an in depth thread.
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  • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
    Thanks, that was very informative and I atleast have a better grasp of some of the terms I have seen and didn't know what they were or meant. I appreciate the time you put into it and will continually check back! You guessed it, a new newbie who still has a lot to learn!
    Terra
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  • Profile picture of the author Justin.Zimmerman
    I know many people who would have benefited from the scam listings on here more than anything else. Good post
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  • Profile picture of the author GMBenson
    Great stuff, many thanks from a new guy, very helpful.
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  • Profile picture of the author veejay
    Thanks Claude for this valuable post, i have saved this link onto my note pad for future reference.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    That is splendid. Thanks alot. So much to learn.
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  • Profile picture of the author izzymay
    Hi Claude,

    What a fantastic post. Has helped me greatly in clarifying how money is made online online. However, where does directory submission, rss feeds, pinging and linkwheels fit in?

    Regards

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  • Profile picture of the author katiec
    Thanks for this! It was just what I needed to read, and it cleared up a lot for me!
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  • Profile picture of the author FrankPinch
    Great post! I agree it's perfect for newbies! Like I say, when something is not working the way it should, get back to the basics! And this article does it good! Cheers mate!
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  • Profile picture of the author Amenda Jessera
    Really a good handout for newbies in IM business. Thanks for share.
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    • Profile picture of the author Killer Joe
      I've seen ebooks that didn't have this much info in them.

      Just a small correction for those looking into selling physical products...

      Dropshipping is when a manufacturer of a product will ship the product to your customer for you while you buy the item from them at a wholesale price.
      Dropshipping is when a 'Distributor' will ship the product... Very few manufacturers dropship unless they are so small that they can accomodate that service.

      I mention this because if you start looking for manufacturers who do dropshipping you will serverly limit your choices. Look to find distributors of lines of products and your success rate will skyrocket.

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  • Profile picture of the author Katinkia
    THanks for that really helpful post. Answered a lot of questions for this noob. xx
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    Thanks for your efforts with this post. Great job.
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  • Profile picture of the author KONet
    Great read Claude, thank you so much for your post! Very informative and very much appreciated
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    Nice one Claude. It took some serious effort to put this together.

    When I see the next 'I'm new to IM, what do I do now', I'll direct them to this thread.

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    Thanks for all the positive feedback guys. I'm glad you like the article.
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  • Profile picture of the author Teez
    Excellent stuff
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  • Profile picture of the author numba8
    great post man...the hardest thing about this industry is getting started. this post is a great jumping off point!
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    Wow...Awesome.

    I wish I found this ages ago!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Sam47
      Thanks for posting such helpful info Claude, it's great as a newbie to have a reference point which illustrates the most common strategies used in IM.

      Now I just need to choose which path to follow, research all the info available on this forum which relates to it, and then put into place a plan of action.

      You hit the nail on the head when you said about newcomers to the forum becoming overwhelmed... it certainly happened to me but your post has lifted the fog and helped me see the bigger picture a lot clearer. Many thanks my friend!
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    Excellent Post,newbies take note
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Sandford
    Wow claude that really is a great post, there is so much good info for everyone.

    It must have takin you a while to write that so thanks.

    I will get amazing value from it.

    Thanks my friend
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    Incredible post. Should be a sticky, but I doubt that many newbies read the stickies.
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    • Profile picture of the author dardar
      That must have taken some time ?

      Thank you.

      OK I will read the Stickies---------Why are they called Stickies ( I know I will regret asking this
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      • Profile picture of the author edhodgson
        Originally Posted by dardar View Post

        That must have taken some time ?

        Thank you.

        OK I will read the Stickies---------Why are they called Stickies ( I know I will regret asking this

        They're "stuck" to the top of the forum listings so they can be seen straight away.
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      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      Incredible post. Should be a sticky, but I doubt that many newbies read the stickies.

      If they want to succeed they will! It should be sticky indeed. I know it gave me some simplified insight that I needed on a few things.
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    Every newbie that signs up here should be made reading this wonderful guide!
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  • Profile picture of the author abednego
    Amazing post. You do a good job of describing the definitions and basics - but I would also add your own flare to certain things...

    ie, in traffic generation - why not give your opinion on what methods work for different types of traffic. For example, you could talk about social media... and how its optimum to use it to promote freebies and branding; since Facebook users don't go on Facebook to "purchase" anything.
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    plain English !! well done.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Henderson
    Never mind a "sticky", the OP should be a "wiki"!

    Claude, the OP is a fantastic piece of work offering a much-needed "menu of options" to IM newcomers. Not only have you used plain English, but you have structured the information superbly. The way that you have broken IM down into a logical hierarchy could be the basis of a website/wiki dedicated to giving newbies an overview of the entire field of online marketing. And that would receive some traffic!
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  • Profile picture of the author IM Ash
    Wow what an informative post. I wish I had seen this earlier. I fell for the Google Cash scam. I'm still waiting for my CD and it was hell trying to stop the recurring payments from 3 different sources on my credit card.

    Your post is incredibly valuable to me. Thanks!
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    Great! Thanks!!
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  • Profile picture of the author chriscubos
    Wow, long post! information overload hehe... but great post. very informative and thorough
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  • Profile picture of the author [E.To..The..Y]
    Hi Claude. Could you refund my $147 for the e-book in full? I've tried contacting you via pm a few times but to no avail..so I'm just assuming your pm system doesn't work. Anyhow..Yeah, could you please refund $147? Thanks and I think I'm not the only one who could not get a hold of you,based on your profile page. It'll be good karma =)
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  • Profile picture of the author Megan Elizabeth
    This is fantastic information! Only thing left to do is somehow get people who "are new, how do I make money" to land right on your page! That would help clear up some of the constant posts of newbies!

    Keep up the good work!

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  • good post. i am looking for a post similar to this that outlines all the terms of Internet marketing. saw it here a couple of days ago and now cant find it because i forgot the name of post
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    • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
      Originally Posted by newtoebookswriting View Post

      good post. i am looking for a post similar to this that outlines all the terms of Internet marketing. saw it here a couple of days ago and now cant find it because i forgot the name of post
      Was it this one?

      http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...-glossary.html
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  • no but this one is just as good! thanks pal
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian Schneider


      This is exactly what I have been looking for. I cant believe I found this!!!

      Well Done - WELL DONE!!!

      I found this from another post regarding traffic ultimatum (specifically from Teez) and I now refuse to buy anything as I believe there is real value in the warrior forum. Finally, found what I am looking for!

      (If anyone knows about posts that are go here and do this style) in newbie language regarding traffic, conversion, niches, please IM me or shoot one over my bow...? Please? THANKS A BUNCH!!!

      Best Brian
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  • Profile picture of the author Ashley123
    Originally Posted by TrafficGuy Claude View Post



    Single Product Website: These websites are usually one page sales letter style websites. Sometimes they have multiple pages, but oftentimes their sole purpose is to take a prospect from cold and uninterested to pulling out their credit card. You can easily recognize this style of website by the following features:
    • Big bolded headlines
    • Long form sales copy
    • Extensive use of graphics
    • Extensive of use of testimonials
    • Buy Now Button at bottom of page

    The product can be anything from anything physical or digital. Ebooks, lawnmowers, software, vacations, seminars, and nearly all other types of good or service can be sold like this by their creators/owners.

    Also the owner of the product can charge a one-time fee for purchase, or may choose to charge a recurring monthly fee. If they charge by the month these types of sites are usually referred to as "membership sites".

    PROS:
    • You keep most of the profits
    • You can get affiliates to sell for you
    • Can be very lucrative depending on your market
    • Membership sites pay month after month

    CONS:
    • It's usually difficult for most newbies to create a product
    • Can be costly if you outsource it
    • You have to personally deal with customers or hire someone to do so
    • Can be an epic fail if you don't choose a good market
    I have a few questions regarding my companies sales letter landing page. We are getting loads of clicks and have had zero sales. Would love it if you are an expert in Adwords/Analytics and basically just sales letter landing page optimization. Please PM me or email me at scouzo@gmail.com if you think you could help.

    Great post!
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