Internet Marketing & then some

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Hi all,

Having been on this forum for a few weeks now, I have realised Internet Marketing is certainly not the easiest thing I've done in my Life.

If you were a newbie what would be the best place to start and do have you any tips that I should be aware of? What should I be concentrating on to help me in my quest?

Some people talk of affiliate marketing whilst others talk of product creation, but what really is the best thing to do?

I'm really enjoying this forum and love the way we are able to all help each other...

Look forward to hearing from you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
    Originally Posted by Fraserb View Post

    If you were a newbie what would be the best place to start and do have you any tips that I should be aware of? What should I be concentrating on to help me in my quest?

    Some people talk of affiliate marketing whilst others talk of product creation, but what really is the best thing to do?
    Depends on where your strengths are. In either case, you're going to have to be able to attract quality visitors to your site. As an affiliate, you need to get buyers to your site. As a product creator, you need to get buyers and/or quality affiliates to your site.

    So, traffic generation is going to be an important thing to learn.

    As for being an affiliate or product creator, that largely depends upon your own strengths and/or ability to outsource.

    What many will do is start as an affiliate for different products--being careful not to spread yourself too thin!--and build up their lists. Once they have a handle on the things that sell, they might migrate over to being a product creator and start marketing their own products to their lists. Of course, the opposite can be done as well; you can create your own product and sell it, and then turn around and promote to your list relevant offers as an affiliate.

    It's important to not overthink these things. Read about the options, pick a plan and then pursue it.
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    • Profile picture of the author imon32red
      Originally Posted by Dan C. Rinnert View Post

      Depends on where your strengths are. In either case, you're going to have to be able to attract quality visitors to your site. As an affiliate, you need to get buyers to your site. As a product creator, you need to get buyers and/or quality affiliates to your site.

      So, traffic generation is going to be an important thing to learn.

      As for being an affiliate or product creator, that largely depends upon your own strengths and/or ability to outsource.

      What many will do is start as an affiliate for different products--being careful not to spread yourself too thin!--and build up their lists. Once they have a handle on the things that sell, they might migrate over to being a product creator and start marketing their own products to their lists. Of course, the opposite can be done as well; you can create your own product and sell it, and then turn around and promote to your list relevant offers as an affiliate.

      It's important to not overthink these things. Read about the options, pick a plan and then pursue it.

      I agree.

      Do a little more research and then pick ONE and take action. The only way to succeed in IM is by trial and error. Honestly the questions that you are asking are the least of your problems. Once you get started you will have tons of new problems to overcome.

      I was just reflecting the other day on some of the things that I was doing a year ago. One project in particular took me an entire week to do. Today that same project would take me one to two hours.

      Who knows, you might dive into this for a week or two and decide this is not for you. Or you might stumble upon something that actually makes money and receive an incredible satisfaction from it.

      What I love about IM is that it continues to work for me even after I quit. I love to take a lunch break and then check my sales when I am done. I have been in sales for about 15 years and so I understand the work involved to make a sale. To me the novelty still hasn't worn off when I say, "I made xxx dollars in sales doing IM while I was at lunch today".
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      I'm not selling anything.
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