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Hi ,
Can you profit from an Internet Marketing Blog ? How long will it take and what are the best ways to sell a product even if it is just an affiliate product ? I am asking these questions because I have a blog on internet marketing (www.internetmarketinginformer.com) which is getting a moderate amount of traffic and has a PR2 rating. i know this is a hard "niche " to break into and competition is strong . What I would like to know is Is it worth me carrying on with this blog or should i research for a new " Niche " which will not have so much competition. I would be glad of any advice please.

thanks

Des
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  • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
    IMHO you'll make easier headway by operating in other niches.


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  • Profile picture of the author vagabondette
    You can profit at almost anything. The question is, will you profit more with something else for the same amount of work and, IMO, the answer is probably yes. You are in a market that is pretty saturated by big names that you'll have to outdo to compete. Plus, you're in a market of people who are on lists of people who are all trying to promote the same stuff so unless you have something really unique that no one else is offering or unless you have a name that's related to success I think the odds are against you.

    But, I could be wrong.
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  • Profile picture of the author mpruben
    To be blunt, if you are asking questions about selling IM products you probably shouldn't be writing an IM blog. As you and others have said, IM is a very competitive niche and it's hard to make money as an affiliate unless you really know what you are doing.

    My advice is to look for another niche. Try and find one that interests you personally. There's nothing worse than writing a bunch of posts on a boring topic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Suthan M
    Operate in other niches..
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    • Profile picture of the author Tony Dean
      Most marketers on here diversify and create many niche websites to sell all manor of stuff - from dogs to acne to weight-loss etc.

      So diversify!
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  • Profile picture of the author Daio2000
    thanks guys will be looking for a new Niche this week.
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    Des Thomas

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  • Profile picture of the author chateauRedunet
    Two "types" of diversification:
    1. Close to core - means diversify away from the core values offered in the original; but NOT too far.
    2. No relationship - means your new niche(s) would have very little relevance to the original, if any at all.

    With offline marketing, the most efficient way to diversify is close-to-core. General Electric has become a case study of this method. The "art" in this diversification is moving far enough away from the original market as not to cannibalize that market, but close enough that YOUR expertise is still effective. Much easier said than done.

    All the best,
    chateauR
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