It has been close to 3 years now and I have a ton to look at in retrospect when it comes to internet marketing. Over the years, I have bought a ton of courses online. I wanted to learn as much as I can about Internet Marketing. I mean EVERYTHING.
This is what I have learned over these years.
- Email Marketing (List Building and Autoresponders)
- SEM,PPC,PPV (Pay Per Click) (Pay Per view)
- Blogging (Wordpress)
- Social Media (Facebook,Twitter,Myspace)
- CPA Cost Per Action/Acquisition)
- Dropshipping/Ebay Selling Products
- Article Marketing (Bum Marketing)
- Video Marketing
- SEO/Traffic Building (Search Engine Optimization)
- Copywriting and Basic & Advance concepts.
I have made several thousands of dollars just by listening and reading some of the auto responders. I think everyone should set up a opt in email account somewhere and opt in to some of your favorite marketers or people you like the most and compare all the different styles of writing.
Anyway, this is not about the who's who in internet marketing in my honest opinion. This is about where I really made the most money online.
I took the approach with the idea of using the least amount of money possible. (Except for Paid traffic.)
Luckily, I work as a Network Engineer for a big Telecommunications company monitoring the voice and data network for stability and vulnerabilities. This is where I funded my internet marketing courses to learn.
I wanted to experience every aspect for making money online.I did it from the aspect if I had no money no income just a laptop and a internet connection.
Some areas I did suck at and didn't make money in that area. Due to the fact of not having the time nor desire to keep with the certain money making tactic.
Article writing is a awesome way to build money online and at first I was making quite a bit of money just through articles. But my will to keep it up started to fade fast. I made several hundred dollars off of my articles.
Article Marketing Tip*
One cool thing I started to do that I noticed a ton of article marketers don't do is on the articles that are paying out on a certain "keyword" build back links to them! It keeps the article ranked in the search engines. If you notice your articles fading in SERP (Search Engine Results Page) build back links. It does'nt even need to be a lot.
I have yet tackled the beast to be totally profitable. But I truly think that the use of paid traffic can bring money to you in ways you will never know. I messed up and want to save you from my mistakes.
(As I finish typing this I am working to start a new venture in PPC. I lost over 1000 in a couple of days for not knowing what the hell I was doing. A landing page with great quality score is the way to go.)
Some tips I suggest learn how to apply demographics to your campaigns. A 40 year old lady may not be your target market for "Lil Wayne" Ring tones offers.
If using Google learn to use the Adwords Editor and learn about how to use Excel and CSV sheets. CSV (Comma Separated Value)
Learn about cognitive keyword searching. Know what people type when they are just investigating or price matching compared to pulling their wallets out and buying. If you can master that you can make massive money with PPC and any other internet marketing endeavors.
Use tracking software (Prosper 202) and how to loop all your keywords back to the software to track what is profitable and what is costing you money. Don't be gun shy to lose money sometimes in this area.
My favorite area,I love blogs especially Wordpress! Wordpress can be used to dominate the search engines. They can be used as Squeeze page, Landing pages, Membership sites and much more.
The power of a blog I can't express in this post.
It can be configured to dominate any keyword competitor out there and get you massive exposure online. Some of the biggest companies like Best Buy use Wordpress for their Site.
When targeting your blog posts get a list of keywords you want to target and place ads or links to affiliates that relate to the post category you are writing about.
The use a keyword sheet separated by commas and lost several of them in the tag section of Wordpress.
Always configure your Wordpress blog with permalinks custom structure
/%postname%/ Each post is a money maker. Remember this!!
Build your landing pages like was selling a product. This should be your most important copywriting skills ever.
You want to build a list and treat them with care.
I see a ton of marketers using the same old boring templates 3 affiliate links and template all the time. Each email they are selling you.
This may work great for some people and niches. But I think for the internet marketing niche you need a loyal cult following.
A marketer whom I respect and learn from every day is Jason Moffatt this dude has a small list but converts mad sales due to his honestly and loyalty to his subscribers.
He is just himself and sends out emails with cool videos and tips that can make money.
He really wants to see people on his list succeed.
He recommended a product that made him money one time and I took his advice and made a couple of thousand dollars immediately.
Note: If you make me money I will buy from you if it means clearing out my cookies to do it. But Jason's products for Video sales now The Truth Serum are second to none but his video marketing skills and Social media skill are crazy.
Even Jmo's people on his list are awesome I have made a ton of contacts from his list.
One guy The people's Marketer Kevin Madison whom I met from JMo I am working on a 5k in 2 days deal which will be awesome and probably a WSO in the works.
I don't want to keep going but some other great marketers who have awesome lists. Kim Roach, PotPieGirl,Travis Sago,Andy Jenkins and Howie Schwartz. I opted out of everyone else.
So where to make money. I made most of my money via blog posts and video marketing. But the quickest and largest amount of money I made was from local businesses and helping them get an online presence.
Simple Study below
A.I.D.A and Boron Letters then John Carlton. That is the best as it can get!
After 3 years, to make the money it boils down to this.
Find a hungry niche that needs something bad to solve a problem or target buy words like product model numbers or product names that people would search if they had a credit card in hand.
If you ever had a unsolicited chance to watch a sale being made in person online it is awesome and you see someone what they typed and what made them pull out the credit card. It will bring so much light to you and you will understand a ton.
But it is simple. Learn to get tons of targeted traffic and drive it to a awesome landing page or a proven affiliate.
Better yet when buying products for your business. Spend it on research products and outsource as much as you can.
My biggest problem has been trying to do it all myself. It is easy to jump around from project to project and get nothing done. It is like herding cats.
Also, if you are not making money look for reason why. Start with yourself. Sometimes you maybe surprised you are the reason.
These are just a few thoughts I hope it helps people. You truly can make money online! Traffic+Desire = Money
Mark Joyner The Irresistible Offer awesome book!
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Hope this encourages people who are struggling and remember Rome wasn't built over night!