Form the foundation for a successful internet marketing campaign.
Guys; most of you tend to skip to the income stream. Just read another post where a Warrior chatted about Amazon FBA or affiliate marketing or whatever. An income stream is worthless until you do the creating and connecting necessary to inspire folks to trust you.
Strange to me because income streams are inanimate objects. Affiliate marketing cannot make you money any more than a hammer drives nails into walls on its own. Carpenters use hammers skillfully to drive nails into walls or wood or what have you. Carpenters spent years learning how to be skilled carpenters from mentors (connecting with teachers) and practicing their craft (creating homes or at least creating as an apprentice).
This is why choosing money drivers is a bad idea. Imagine having zero experience as a carpenter, sitting down with a master carpenter, and explaining how you need to make X amount of dollars through carpentry in the next 6 months, and then you ask the quickest way to do it.
It sounds asinine offline. Nobody ever does this. But online, folks have similar expectations every day. Weird.
Money responds well to folks who create:
- helpful blog posts designed to solve their ideal customer's problems
- helpful videos designed to solve their ideal customer's problems
- helpful products and services designed to solve their ideal customer's problems
How long does it take to practice-create enough content and to be skilled enough to make a powerful impact in your niche? Months upon months, to years. Nobody gets REALLY good at IM in months because the guys and gals doing it right for years or decades have a head start of years or decades, and outshine the newbs.
Money also responds well to folks who connect with respected IMers or bloggers in their niche by:
- commenting genuinely on blogs
- promote other IMers on their blogs
- promote other IMers through social media
Guys; posting genuine, personalized comments on blogs leads to connections-friendships. Those friendships lead to all types of stunning success. Ditto for promoting other folks and expecting nothing in return.
Create connect, create connect, create connect. First you develop skills. Then you open income streams through which you receive money, based on your creating and connecting over years.
Most IMers struggle because they try to make money through a stream without creating much at all and without establishing any connections. Nobody cares. Nobody trusts them. Everything falls on deaf ears because they haven't paid their creating and connecting dues.
Create and connect guys.
Success finds generous, connected IMers.