If you could only use ONE marketing method, what would it be?

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When it comes to marketing online there is so much information that most new marketers get Paralysis by Analysis.

So I though it would be helpful it some of the more experienced marketers could chime in and share one of their primary marketing strategies and explain briefly how they make it work for them.

Please make sure to mention the niche you implement your strategy in and the main traffic or lead generation source that make your method profitable.

I'm hoping this thread provides new marketers with strategies they can focus on and get some traction.

Note to the newbies...Pick one of the methods mentioned here and master it before going one to the next great thing. Also reach out to the member who idea you liked best and get more clarity and instruction from them. I'm sure they will be happy to assit in any way they can.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    Email marketing.

    Because it consistently produces solid results, year after year.
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    • Profile picture of the author frankandres
      Originally Posted by Michael Meaney View Post

      Email marketing.

      Because it consistently produces solid results, year after year.
      That's great and of course it is the #1 income producers online. But what would you share with the newer marketer that is looking for advice on email marketing?

      What email autoresponder system do you use?
      What other tools if any help you capture leads?

      All that good stuff...
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    Email Marketing.

    Been doing it for over 16 years and no reason to fix what's not broke.

    As to your other questions...

    I acquire fresh / target 3rd party data, which is email data of users that have shown an interest in a specific vertical (niche) and provided per mission to receive messages from third parties. I get the opt-in record of all users and it's 100% can-spam compliant.

    The promote PPL (pay per lead...lead generation) offers relevant to the vertical they have shown an interest in. This is because there is no purchase / credit card required to complete an offer. All a user has to do is fill out a short form, so conversion rates are typically much higher compared to offers that require a sale to be made.

    So if I'm getting life insurance data, I send a life insurance PPL offer. If I'm getting education data, I send an education PPL offer. etc...

    Of course, I'm over simplifying it to keep it short, as there is much more that goes into it.
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    • This kind of targeted E Mail marketing can give good results. But the issue is getting targeted data of people who have shown an interest in a specific product or niche.
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    • Profile picture of the author barnesc13
      I've always wondered about how people do this. Do you work for an affiliate agency or do you contract this work for yourself? I've been working at a digital marketing agency for a few years and want to do some work independently. Also, which platform do you use to run your campaigns? They have us using MailChimp here.
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  • Profile picture of the author Regional Warrior
    [Please make sure to mention the niche you implement your strategy in and the main traffic or lead generation source that make your method profitable.]

    Never happen no one is going to give up there niche
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    • Profile picture of the author frankandres
      This is supposed to be sharing of basic info to help newbies out. Of course a skilled marketer can talk about their niche without any negative impact. Telling someone for example they make good money in the Dog niche and then suggesting a strategy that works has no down side.

      Online marketing is the only space where 2 competitors can JV on a project and share data and double their business.

      That is the entire foundation of affiliate marketing...lol
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      • Profile picture of the author Nathan Quick
        I had been wondering this from my own trial and error... do you link to your competitors relevant content?
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        • Profile picture of the author frankandres
          Originally Posted by Nathan Quick View Post

          I had been wondering this from my own trial and error... do you link to your competitors relevant content?
          I do when the value offered is necessary to share with my following. It has been my experience that the good will generated far out weighs the negative impact.

          If I was a Cabinet Maker I would not share my leads with other Cabinet Makers.

          But if you and I are in competing niches and we share each others stuff. Then we double our sphere on influence.

          That is why the online space is so radically different from traditional business. But most marketers are still stuck in the dog eat dog mentality.
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          • Profile picture of the author Nathan Quick
            Thank you for the response! This makes a lot of sense, and I appreciate the info.
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      • Profile picture of the author Regional Warrior
        Originally Posted by frankandres View Post

        This is supposed to be sharing of basic info to help newbies out. Of course a skilled marketer can talk about their niche without any negative impact. Telling someone for example they make good money in the Dog niche and then suggesting a strategy that works has no down side.

        Online marketing is the only space where 2 competitors can JV on a project and share data and double their business.

        That is the entire foundation of affiliate marketing...lol
        Well under the rules as soon as you help anyone via this thread it would deemed a follow me thread and nuked , self promotion is a no no and if you have not read them I would advise you do!

        Also with regards to niches you would have to be an idiot to post it on a marking site for all to see because then you would have a lot more competition to deal with
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  • Profile picture of the author Leon Hamper
    Social Media, specifically Facebook. At the moment, this platform is the one we need. It seems everyday , it is becoming better and better. From its algorithm, battling for fake contents and users, improvements on advertising and stricter ads moderation. Facebook family is poised to make an impact in the field of eCommerce. The mergers and acquisitions of other websites are growing.
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    • Profile picture of the author frankandres
      Originally Posted by Leon Hamper View Post

      Social Media, specifically Facebook. At the moment, this platform is the one we need. It seems everyday , it is becoming better and better. From its algorithm, battling for fake contents and users, improvements on advertising and stricter ads moderation. Facebook family is poised to make an impact in the field of eCommerce. The mergers and acquisitions of other websites are growing.
      Not are you using paid ads or no cost Social Media strategies? We all know FB is a Super Power but what new marketer really need to hear is basic methods that produce results if applied consistently.
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  • Profile picture of the author superowid
    Video marketing using Youtube. Because it's simple without need of website, list and advertising.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nathan Quick
      Where would they be redirected then/how would you make money?

      Or are you suggesting adsense on YouTube videos?
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    • How do you do that without a website ? Direct advertising within the video ?
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      No doubt email marketing and list building is on top...
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  • Profile picture of the author saumya
    Being from my point of view, Linkedin is far better as it utilises the platform which is dedicated to the professional people, so it is the best marketing tool from my point of view.
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      Originally Posted by saumya View Post

      Being from my point of view, Linkedin is far better as it utilises the platform which is dedicated to the professional people, so it is the best marketing tool from my point of view.
      I agree that Linkedin is by far produces the highest quality leads for most products or services. But what people really want to know is how are you using it for your business?
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    Well i think the winning its of course email marketing
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    How many ways can this same question be asked?

    The ONLY marketing method that will work (for you) is the one that is a best match for you and your abilities etc duh!

    Mr Guru SuperAff may have struck it rich online (Trillionaire now) and guess how he did it?

    Solo Ads.

    Now does this mean that everyone will become rich with Solo Ads?

    Ignorantly assuming every marketing method works for everyone...is like Homer Simpson trying to become a rocket scientist (because he heard it was 'profitable'):



    Doesn't this look (and sound) crazy?
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    • Profile picture of the author frankandres
      Originally Posted by Rory Singh View Post

      How many ways can this same question be asked?

      The ONLY marketing method that will work (for you) is the one that is a best match for you and your abilities etc duh!

      Mr Guru SuperAff may have struck it rich online (Trillionaire now) and guess how he did it?

      Solo Ads.

      Now does this mean that everyone will become rich with Solo Ads?

      Ignorantly assuming every marketing method works for everyone...is like Homer Simpson trying to become a rocket scientist (because he heard it was 'profitable'):



      Doesn't this look (and sound) crazy?
      This is exactly why I posed the question. So that successful marketers here on Warrior Forum could share there success with their businesses.

      So your right a different methods for different businesses. Which one works best in your business?
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  • Profile picture of the author maxsi
    they have used facebook (no paid traffic) to pump up our brand and get many $5K customers every month

    it's easy => you need a strong FB profile as my biz partners say ( always sell high-ticket services)
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  • Profile picture of the author IamEinstein
    Facebook Ads, because it's popullar with everyone.
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    • Profile picture of the author frankandres
      Originally Posted by IamEinstein View Post

      Facebook Ads, because it's popullar with everyone.
      All experienced marketers are using FB ads as part of their paid media strategy. Paid media is certainly profitable when you have the skills required to pull it off. But the truth about buy any type of traffic is there is a huge financial learning curve. Meaning you will spend anywhere between $5,000 - $20,000 just to learn enough to get some profits back.

      Most new marketers are drawn to online marketing looking for additional income because of necessity and they do not have the kind of budget to run successful paid marketing campaigns
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  • Profile picture of the author CASHsystems
    I am in the MMO niche and I use two forms of marketing the most. Social media(mostly Facebook) and email marketing.

    I typically use the social media to drive traffic to my squeeze pages so it is no cost there and then they sign up to my squeeze page and on my list. I then market to them through my list.
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      Originally Posted by CASHsystems View Post

      I am in the MMO niche and I use two forms of marketing the most. Social media(mostly Facebook) and email marketing.

      I typically use the social media to drive traffic to my squeeze pages so it is no cost there and then they sign up to my squeeze page and on my list. I then market to them through my list.
      This is exactly what I wanted to see more of in this thread. A simple explanation of the Marketers target market followed by helpful suggestions of how CASHsystems business is built and monetized.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bayo
    For the industries I operate in and the audience it would be webinars.

    In the IM/MMO world the webinar is something that works but has nowhere near the power in other traditional/non IM/MMO markets.

    People don't expect, anticipate or need big build-ups, guru name dropping and fake screenshots and this makes it less stressful and easier to use as a key marketing method.

    Bayo
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  • Direct Marketing Method, with email Marketing.

    The newbies can research The Direct Marketing Method , and discover where most Internet marketing Gurus get their most powerful marketing strategies from, that has created more millionaires offline and online with the lowest startup cost.

    Almost all The big network marketing companies and Internet marketing Gurus use the direct marketing method (Which includes a sequence of hypnotic well written copy) to recruit affiliates and subscribers online and offline.

    Using the direct marketing method, you position yourself as the expert and mini celebrity in your niche of choice and you create and produce all the information products and services you promote.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nathan Quick
    Nobody has said SERP traffic from SEO formatted content.

    Is it still reasonable to think I can make a "set and forget" website that makes 4-5 figures a month this way?

    I'll admit that I seriously hate Social Media.
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      Originally Posted by Kritesh Abhishek View Post

      I agree. There are a number of marketing methods available like Email marketing, video marketing (including youtube), social media, Q&A sites, forums etc and a newbie will definitely get confused on which to focus more. However, I think that they should begin with trial and error to find which traffic souce is more effective for their niche.
      For example, I blog at Trade Brains which is an investing niche. I tried various marketing methods from start are figured out that I get most of my traffic form Quora- a Q&A website. On the other hand, my friend who has a fashion blog, gets most of her traffic from Pinterest and other social sites.
      In short, I will suggest to try out yourself first.
      In addition, one marketing method that I think is universal for all niche is Email marketing. I hope the answer is useful to the readers.
      This is more what I wanted when I started this thread. Kritesh was kind enough to share that forum marketing specifically Quora was very effective for him.

      Posting reponses for people in search of quality info and a great way to help others out and get great exposure for yourself.

      I like that he also mentioned that not all business would have the same success with all platforms. Explaining that Fashion business would be better suited to focus on Pinerest and other visual social media platforms.
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  • Profile picture of the author baronetta
    Email Marketing... FaceBook, YouTube, LinkedIn, InstaGram, SEO, etc... are all great too, but as means to build the email list which is the real lasting asset!
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  • List building !!!

    email marketing, huge number followers on instagram, huge number fans on fb or everything, all are about list building.

    Huge targeted database can solve the problem
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      Originally Posted by Nurkholis Hidayat View Post

      List building !!!

      email marketing, huge number followers on instagram, huge number fans on fb or everything, all are about list building.

      Huge targeted database can solve the problem
      Which one of the above gives you the best results for your list building efforts.
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  • Profile picture of the author myob
    I have a private network leveraging now over 40 million active buyers in dozens of hotly competitive niches. I use this method almost exclusively. It actually predates the internet and was often mentioned in the forum. Yet, this marketing method (and the corresponding niches) are still barely even tapped.

    Here's a general list (no particular order) of a few of my favorite marketing arenas and hottest niches using this method, which has not really changed much at all over the years:

    economics, health, medical, pharmaceuticals, diet and fitness, recipes, financial, real estate, technology, biotechnology, genetics, energy, art, fashion, jewelry, literature, architecture, engineering, history, ancient civilization, hobbies, biography, sociology, education, religion, philosophy, politics, criminology, security, sports, travel, aircraft, space exploration, agriculture, chemistry, physics, astronomy, cosmology, psychology, zoology, ecology, biology, archaeology, geology, oceanography, climatology, meteorology, mythology, occult, astrology, conspiracies, UFOs, end of the world catastrophes.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    Email marketing in a variety of niches, with emphasis on the Boomer market. That's about as specific as I'll get. I don't mind sharing, but with as many members as there are here, too often the "sharing" goes well beyond information.

    As for advice, keep it simple, at least to start with. If you have a technical leaning, you can use self-hosted email scripts, especially with the relatively small lists most beginners have. Otherwise, pick one of the popular ESPs and get started. You don't need an email funnel that looks like a mulberry bush, with multiple channels and branches and rabbit holes.

    Start with one product and learn how to sell it. Learn how to attract traffic (you can't actually "drive" anybody anywhere). Learn how to push their buttons so they subscribe.

    Don't be afraid of finding ways that don't work for you. If your situation is so desperate that you can't afford to fail, step back and find some other form of honest work, then come back to it. They say that dogs can smell fear. Well, so can prospects online.

    If you have a tight budget, good. Dole it out like it hurts, and when something does work, reinvest the spoils. It's called "bootstrapping".

    Always remember that, at its core, business is an exchange of value. If one side gets all the value, it's not business, it's robbery. If the customer doesn't get value that you promise in your offer, you've stolen from your customer. If you give everything away, so that the customer gets all the value, you've stolen from yourself.
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  • Profile picture of the author Disruption
    Still trying to figure out what works best for me.
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    Whatever is a relevant source for the niche. Not RTB and all that garbage.
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  • Profile picture of the author T S Chan
    List building, it generates consistent income if you know what are doing
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  • Profile picture of the author Ema78
    There are different concept you can go through like search engine marketing, PPC , E-mail Marketing you need to choose what suits your business concepts. If you want to learn it more you can see here at goo.gl/TPxSz5
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    Social media. And if you want it more narrow, Twitter.
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    • Profile picture of the author Pedro Campos
      I would use the "NFL" of advertising: Youtube and Google. Paid advertising allows you to scale faster, but requires knowledge.
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    • Profile picture of the author barnesc13
      Sorry but I have a hard time seeing Twitter being more valuable than Instagram. Could you elaborate?
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    I enjoy providing solid Content and then taking that Content one step further into Subscriber based email campaigns. Making it a little more personable and in depth
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    Referal Marketing

    AKA Word-Of-Mouth

    AKA Viral

    It requires high-quality offerings and excellent customer service.
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    • Profile picture of the author frankandres
      Originally Posted by Brent Stangel View Post

      Referal Marketing

      AKA Word-Of-Mouth

      AKA Viral

      It requires high-quality offerings and excellent customer service.
      Absolutely Viral Marketing or word of mouth is still the best form on Marketing. But can sometimes take a bit of time.

      The key is to have topics that key on emotion and huge value.

      Thanks for your post
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  • Profile picture of the author Ahmed Umair
    rank in google.. i generate 3 to 5 leads daily. but hey never try email marketing.. after reading lot of comments in favor of email marketing.. i will try this too.
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  • Profile picture of the author jdjenkins
    One way of building an income that doesn't cost much is selling digital services, like writing, graphics, video creation, etc. If you can't offer any services personally, you can sell other peoples' services (sometimes called "arbitrage", but you're basically acting like an agency). I've done this with SourceMarket (now branded as Konker.io) - for instance selling logos for $45 which I get created on Fiverr for about $15.
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    • Profile picture of the author superowid
      Originally Posted by Nathan Quick View Post

      Where would they be redirected then/how would you make money?

      Or are you suggesting adsense on YouTube videos?
      Originally Posted by Mindsnoop Marketing View Post

      How do you do that without a website ? Direct advertising within the video ?
      Just redirect to the offer/sales page. And yes... I did direct advertising in the video as well (at least explain people where they should go). Video marketing is the best approach now and beyond. See...

      Originally Posted by parklands View Post

      Video marketing for me, I have tried everything over 25 years and video marketing works every time i make the videos, rank them and my customers very happy with a visual advert that brings them leads/clients and they can show their friends.
      Agree!
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      Cold telephone calling, hands down. It's the fastest practical way to learn sales and marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author rickylee
    I think we can use white hat SEO for marketing strategies, as in SEO there are different kinds of modules which enhances the traffic of the website. As the organic traffic and clicks increases of that particular website. The website may get popular.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mattsaas
    Without a doubt - organic traffic.

    I'd spend all my marketing budget on writing high quality content, that provides value to the reader, and is better than all top 10 results that are already in Google.

    I'd ensure all my content was optimized with meta titles and meta descriptions, and supplemented with unique images with alt tags.
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  • Profile picture of the author Veronica Hudson
    I would choose social marketing. Because people are always in the virtual world. In the social media, everything gets viral very fast, communication is good and people are always looking for new things there.
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  • Profile picture of the author kprah8
    Mobile Marketing:

    I am a great fun of email marketing and I do not think it's going anywhere soon. However, these are some of the reasons why we should take mobile marketing serious.

    I am leaning towards mobile marketing as my primary choice and here is why? Check these statistics out ;

    - Mobile is providing most new data. We are at that point now.
    - Mobile devices are the newsletter source for 33% of email subscribers.
    - Between 60% and 65% of users will not return to a mobile site after a bad experience but 40% will return to a competitors site.
    (Ref: MicKinsey & Company,TechCrunch, Informz)
    - Last but not the least, 84% of mobile ads managers believe they are offering enviable experience.

    Let's continue to share our thoughts on the importance of which marketing tool to employ. However, Don't ignore mobile ads component for our marketing needs.
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  • Profile picture of the author Debbie Kim
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    Social media, namely Instagram. At this time, this platform is the one we need. It seems every day, it is becoming better and better. From its algorithm, fighting for fake content and users, ad innovation and more stringent controls. Instagam is poised to make an impact in the field of eCommerce. The mergers and acquisitions of other websites are on the rise.
    * If you are marketing digital with email marketing then instagram is the best choice for you
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  • Profile picture of the author parklands
    Video marketing for me, I have tried everything over 25 years and video marketing works every time i make the videos, rank them and my customers very happy with a visual advert that brings them leads/clients and they can show their friends.
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  • For now I have to say Fb ads. I'm getting penny on clicks so yeah works good so far for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author R0b328
    For me, without question it'd be email marketing, and this is why:

    Yes, Facebook ads produce amazing results, yes Google adwords is still amazing if you can afford to profit more than you spend, and yes, Instagram ads are also amazing,

    But that all is traffic you don't own. You're always subject to an algorithm change, or just at the mercy of the platform you're using.

    So because of that, without a doubt it'd be email marketing for me, because that IS traffic I own and control and can do whatever I want with so long as I nurture those leads and maintain the relationship.

    Sure there's the possibility of something going wrong with the autoresponder company but you can always just download your entire list in CSV and keep it on hand if you need to go to another autoresponder.

    By far, email give you the most control out of any traffic method IMO
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  • Profile picture of the author voei
    I will go with social media. In most countries, social media allows advertisers to reach more than 50% of internet users and social media is also relatively cheaper compared to other marketing methods.
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  • Profile picture of the author matt231
    Why would one use only ONE marketing method when a bundle of them could help bringing more businesses back to a company?
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    • Profile picture of the author Pedro Campos
      I also believe that combining free with paid marketing is a good idea.
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  • Profile picture of the author Isandy
    To me, it's Email marketing.

    Regarding the niche, you are in, if someone subscribes to your list you always will get great results from emails.

    My autoresponder its Aweber and the way I build my list is with solo ads on the MMO niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    CURIOSITY!

    boom!! This is the trick to marketing and having a good hook.

    After that, list building and email marketing. 85% of all my sales come from doing that. SO its sooper dooper powerful, when done the right way and you have highly targeted leads coming in.
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  • Profile picture of the author Pablo Gavilanez
    It would be Email Marketing. Definitely.

    Here are some of my personal reasons:
    1) The main reason: You KEEP the database of your customers (followers or subscribers) FOREVER, so you won't depend on any intermediary who could ban you.
    2) It allows you to keep the communication along the way, and to improve your relationship with your followers
    3) It allows you to test different type of messages (sales physical or information products, test promotions, content, surveys, personal information, etc)
    4) It works like magic when you combine it with other communication tools like social networks.
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  • Profile picture of the author kursat
    Every business is unique so I don't think every marketing model fits for all.

    If there was one we had to choose over all the rest than it would probably be social media as it is growing really fast each day.
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    Social media...this marketing method i will suggest..
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  • Profile picture of the author entrepreneurjay
    I agree with a few comments above me definitely email marketing.

    build that list, and learn how to create lucrative high converting funnels and you are golden.
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by entrepreneurjay View Post

      I agree with a few comments above me definitely email marketing.

      build that list, and learn how to create lucrative high converting funnels and you are golden.
      great answer, probably teh best thing a newbie would read in here today.

      My business quadrupled when I started utlizing email marketing.

      FUNNELS ....yes its all about the funnels right now that is all the rave..... well....ok.... it was never a rave, it was always about teh funnel, but funnel and the term have sort of gone mainstream.

      Waking up to sales in your email inbox never gets old. SInce the start of my career, I would suggest this feeling is basically even more addictive, knowing that I actually did the right things and took teh right measures to make it happen.

      The job these days is just to test optins, and rates, and traffic sources. But once as a marketer you start to realise how powerful email marketing is, and lead generation each day, the heavens open up for you. :-)

      Hope this helps.
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      • Profile picture of the author kprah8
        Again. this is a repeat.

        For the newbie, start with ' Email Marketing'.

        You can never go wrong. However, open your eyes and research the up and coming new mobile digital methods as well.

        You can only get better when you do that.

        Check my previous advise for more.........

        All the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author KinneyJ2014
    So I thought it would be helpful it some of the more experienced marketers could chime in and share one of their primary marketing strategies and explain briefly how they make it work for them.

    Please make sure to mention the niche you implement your strategy in and the main traffic or lead generation source that make your method profitable.

    I'm hoping this thread provides new marketers with strategies they can focus on and get some traction.
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  • Profile picture of the author madxweb
    pay per click , like reddit ads or googleads
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Brindamour
    frankandres,

    There are so many avenues for marketing! The important thing for newbies is pick one free method and pick one paid method and master them before adding to your marketing toolbox.

    I would start with something that you have some experience in and have an existing audience (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc) and build from there.

    One easy paid method to start with is solo ads, this is a great way for someone who is brand new to "rent" and existing marketers list that not only helps you build your email list, but also with hopefully get you some sales quickly.
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  • Profile picture of the author sterlingsolns
    It Depends
    If you are in B2C business then I prepare Digital Marketing
    If you are in B2B business then Email Marketing is the best way to generate leads.
    Purchase Email List from Reputed company to reach decision makers and increase ROI.

    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex July
    YouTube.
    I like, no... I love making youtube videos. It's quite simple. Just a talking head.
    Works not that bad.
    I believe more and more people will "switch" from reading to watching. So, even though, YouTube was created over 10 years ago, it still is a hot trend for online marketing purposes.
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  • Profile picture of the author tobyrose
    Choosing one marketing method can be difficult as there are several marketing strategies that are effective and it depends on the objective of the marketing. For instance, I learnt through R and D that one method that actually worked for me was building a strong social presence. It helped me to meet the objective to reach potential clients and build a loyal customers base.
    Today, even start-ups have brilliant websites and effective social media presence. This method familiarises your potential customer about your services. For instance, if you are thinking and searching about IT solutions in The UK, ACS 365 (https://www.acs365.co.uk/it-solutions) is the one firm that will come to your mind as well on Google list because you have read about their services on several social media platforms. In fact, an outsourcing company can trace their activities to promote business. So, if you have the similar Objective, this marketing strategy is highly recommended.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Solving my reader's problems.

    Guest posting, list building, and all that jazz only works if you provide value that solves your reader or potential customer problems. The value is in the solution, not so much the stream. Because even though email marketing rocks, you will find many top bloggers who build thriving businesses without a list, or, with a smallish list.

    I do A-OK and place little emphasis on list building. But I do solve reader problems through many channels online, including guest posting, posting to my blog, and through live broadcasts on multiple sites too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adelsten
    Online marketing is the only space where 2 competitors can JV on a project and share data and double their business
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  • Profile picture of the author shmol
    For me it is blogging.

    I say this because as your blog grows and brings in more and more traffic it gives you many options.

    You can build a list from the traffic you are getting, you can sell affiliate products or your own product and you can even sell advertising space.

    Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    I would say the most effective Marketing you can buy is Pay Per Click with the right keywords it is a gold mine.
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  • Profile picture of the author FourstarzzMedia
    Using social media influencers is an increasingly popular way to market your business. There is so much power in someone else recommending your brand to their followers or friends. It's like word-of-mouth on steroids.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shaun Marrs
    It would depend on my goal and my niche but it would probably be either PPC or SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author kprah8
    Using PPC or SEO are both efficient and depends on the individual entrepreneur, their experience and how long they have been in the industry.

    Again, for a newbie specific, you will be better of starting with the effective old fashion way 'email marketing' to build you a basic list to start with.

    Then, gradually progress into PPC, SEO and or mobile advertising which is growing by the day.
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  • Profile picture of the author Katie Watters
    In B2B SaaS industry, there are many effective lead generation channels that can be implemented.
    Some channels to consider are social media, live chat, website visitor tracking tool, cold outbound emails, and paid advertising.
    In order to know what works best for you, you should test each channel to determine what's performing well.
    Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author kprah8
    Again, as illustrated in my previous narration to a similar question, traditional old fashion email marketing is still King for the newbie or experienced marketer. Today's data continues to show that email marketing and SEO have excellent Return On Investment (ROI) than any other medium.

    To choose one avenue, I recommend that you start and grow your business with email marketing. Then look into SEO and PPC and others later..
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  • Profile picture of the author salsym
    Originally Posted by frankandres View Post

    When it comes to marketing online there is so much information that most new marketers get Paralysis by Analysis.

    So I though it would be helpful it some of the more experienced marketers could chime in and share one of their primary marketing strategies and explain briefly how they make it work for them.

    Please make sure to mention the niche you implement your strategy in and the main traffic or lead generation source that make your method profitable.

    I'm hoping this thread provides new marketers with strategies they can focus on and get some traction.

    Note to the newbies...Pick one of the methods mentioned here and master it before going one to the next great thing. Also reach out to the member who idea you liked best and get more clarity and instruction from them. I'm sure they will be happy to assit in any way they can.
    I use a combination of My YouTube Channel and email marketing. It works for me.
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