How Are You Staying Competitive With Increasing Online Competition?

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How Are You Staying Competitive With Increasing Online Competition?

More and more people are flocking to the Internet to try and quit their day jobs one day. This is making competition even more fierce. Its getting harder to make money online if you do not know what you are doing.

Ehow is deleting articles, Blogger is deleting blogs that violate their TOS so they say. I have come to realize you can only count on yourself these days.

Here are a few things I am implementing more of, or have done long ago to stay competitive in a fiercer online marketplace.

PPC- I do not have to spend all day on the computer to make some good money.

Control your own real estate start a Wordpress blog, or your own personal website. Control your content.

Even more important than ever is starting your own Email list. If you want to go full time one day take this extremely seriously. Its the most cost effective way to make some big money. You have all heard the saying the money is in the list. Everyone says that for a reason.

These are just a few strategies I recommend to stay competitive. I will chime in with my other thoughts with your responses.

You have to work smarter these days not harder!

What are you doing to stay competitive online?
#competition #competitive #increasing #online #staying
  • Profile picture of the author innocent07
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    Be original, not to always follow the crowd - hence be original, which helps you stand out.

    For example, if everybody sells easter eggs, I would sell easter eggs and offer chewing gum as a bonus!
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    • Profile picture of the author MichaelHiles
      Originally Posted by innocent07 View Post

      Be original, not to always follow the crowd - hence be original, which helps you stand out.

      For example, if everybody sells easter eggs, I would sell easter eggs and offer chewing gum as a bonus!

      Screw that noise.

      If everyone is selling easter eggs, sell those people chickens... or dye... or...
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  • Profile picture of the author Zack Lim
    I feel that it is important to do more of the task that the majority of the marketers are not interested in doing.

    John Reese in his Traffic Secrets 2 video has mention that if the majority of the marketers are not doing certain task because it involves hard work and time, it will be a good opportunity for those marketers who are willing to do the task to cash in on the potential profits.

    One of the example is the article marketing strategy. Many people have claim that it is not as effective as before but it is not true. Basically as the online competition gets more competitive, the person will need to do even more so that they stay competitive.

    For example, having 25 articles will give you result A 5 years ago but you might need to have 100 or even more articles to give you the same result A in today's competitive market.

    I think working smarter and harder is both equally important in order to stay competitive.

    Hope my humble contribution helps

    Zack
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  • Profile picture of the author sloanjim
    Good. I hope it stops all the scammers, spammers, liars and lazy people making money in nihes they should not be trying to sell into. The market is maturing and that will only only be beneficial to the real businesses. I.M.H.O.
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  • Profile picture of the author thebitbotdotcom
    To become and stay competitive you have to offer something of legitimate value.
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  • Profile picture of the author articleseen
    Follow your own and do the good and effective things.
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    • Profile picture of the author scrofford
      Originally Posted by articleseen View Post

      Follow your own and do the good and effective things.
      Which would be what? Can you expand on your answer? Or are you just trying to build up posts?
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  • Profile picture of the author Raja Kamil
    target the untap market.
    As example, let say we are competiting on "internet marketing'.
    Go to google trends, and find out what happen.
    Google Trends: internet marketing

    Deepen your research with google insight.
    Let say, we want to know how its going the 'internet marketing' niche at Malaysia, so,
    we will go to, Google Insights for Search

    My suggestion, look the graph carefully, and target a country with rising trend on your niche. In my case, Malaysia is not a good market for 'internet marketing' , especially for newbie.

    One more thing, use google translate to tap the untap market .
    My friends, never being and speak France, but earn a lot from ebay france.

    His so called secret, Google Translate
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    • Profile picture of the author animal44
      Originally Posted by Raja Kamil View Post

      In my case, Malaysia is not a good market for 'internet marketing' , especially for newbie.
      Ha ha I'd say IM is not a good market for newbies anywhere
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      • Profile picture of the author Raja Kamil
        Originally Posted by animal44 View Post

        Ha ha I'd say IM is not a good market for newbies anywhere
        Yes, it is true, if you tried dominate the IM market with "Internet Marketing" or "make money online".

        Think out of the box friend !
        Not every part in the world, are English spoken people.
        Here is my case study.

        I am from Malaysia. My English is better from 70% of others Malaysian.
        (you can bet, with this all non grammar plus, misspelling, I can be better than 70% of other Malaysian)

        So, when it come for English product, the conversion is really poor. Aware with that 'problem', I turned it into opportunity. I grabbed some PLR ebook, than translate it to Malay. Ka ching, money ringing.... :p

        I already know, that most of IM in the world don't speak Malay. I also know that, IM from Malaysia is not as many as you are.

        If you don't mind, I'm calling this as Arbitrage of ideas

        You can do the same. How ?
        Friends with non English spoken friends.

        Just my 2 cents
        Raja Kamil, Malaysia
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        • Profile picture of the author animal44
          Originally Posted by Raja Kamil View Post

          You can do the same. How ?
          Friends with non English spoken friends.
          Sshhh! don't tell everyone
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          • Profile picture of the author Raja Kamil
            Originally Posted by animal44 View Post

            Sshhh! don't tell everyone
            Haha.....you really mean to others. But I bet my both thumbs, that, out of 10000 who read this, there will be only 1 person will do this :p
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      • Profile picture of the author entrepreneurjay
        Originally Posted by animal44 View Post

        Ha ha I'd say IM is not a good market for newbies anywhere

        Well said IM is very lucrative but you have to know what your doing or you will fail. There are easy niches for beginners out there!
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  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    What competition?

    Each and every day there are millions of NEW searches in Google.

    This is a huge snow ball and it won't stop. Think of IM like a gold mine with infinite pockets.
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    • Profile picture of the author theverysmartguy
      Originally Posted by Fernando Veloso View Post

      What competition?

      Each and every day there are millions of NEW searches in Google.

      This is a huge snow ball and it won't stop. Think of IM like a gold mine with infinite pockets.
      I totally agree with this.

      There are so many things out there, there is no way for everyone to cover them all, there will always be something out there for someone to tap into and make a killing with.

      -- Jeff
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      • Profile picture of the author brainoberry
        Originally Posted by theverysmartguy View Post

        I totally agree with this.

        There are so many things out there, there is no way for everyone to cover them all, there will always be something out there for someone to tap into and make a killing with.

        -- Jeff
        Well said Jeff.

        If so many people are flocking in then here is a chance to beat all of them by giving away something that others don't. Always keep your aim simple and i.e. to deliver value to your customers. Think about them and serve them in the best possible manner, you will make money by yourself.
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        • Profile picture of the author Azfi
          That's why we have to RESEARCH. Find what works and not works.
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  • Profile picture of the author JosephCosgrave
    I figure that authority sites are the way forward in the far,far future. however in the meantime, there are still gazillions of niches/sub niches that you can tap with wordpress. Although perhaps soon, the SE's will wise up to them too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Barry Unruh
    Wow, You seriously mean there are many someone elses who can write with my voice, has my personal experience in international dating, has survived the same bad divorce, has started a family twice, once in his 20's and the second time in his late 40's, has my experience in Computer Networking, Article Writing, Weight Loss, splitting his life between two continents and has my same personal discoveries....

    Damn...No one is going to be interested in what I have to say.

    My point, each and every one of you has a unique voice, and unique style which is going to resonate with a certain number of people. By putting yourself out there as a real person, you leave behind the other "marketers", and you have no competition, because there is no other person to say what you have to say.

    (Think very carefully about that...What sets Allen Says, Ed Dale, Frank Kerns, John Reese, and even Lynn Terry apart from other people? It is not the products, it is their particular slant, their voice, their experiences...Apply the same filter to the Warrior Forum, what makes people follow Steve Wagenheim, Tim Gorman, Jeremy Kelsall, James-TheRichJerksNet, Alexa Smith, etc....Is it really their products, or is it the way they communicate, their voice, their experiences?)

    It may take you time to build your following up...but if you persistently share yourself, your passions, and your experiences, you will.
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  • Profile picture of the author jazbo
    For me its all about quality writing and content. I read what others are doing and I still feel I can deliver written information better than most. So thats my edge and only people who are better at writing and presentation can ever get ahead of me in that respect.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Truong
    People tend to follow leaders.

    That is; people who exhibit leadership qualities. Those that help others without asking for anything in return. It is for these people that success follows with great ease.

    By being humble and charismatic, educating others and expecting nothing in return. You will find a way to make massive amounts of money...

    This is my way of staying competitive in this ever evolving game we call internet marketing.
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    • Profile picture of the author Loren Woirhaye
      Originally Posted by Michael Truong View Post

      People tend to follow leaders.

      That is; people who exhibit leadership qualities. Those that help others without asking for anything in return. It is for these people that success follows with great ease.

      By being humble and charismatic, educating others and expecting nothing in return. You will find a way to make massive amounts of money...

      This is my way of staying competitive in this ever evolving game we call internet marketing.

      Michael, you are on the same page as me.

      Of course you have to know the technical side of how to do a lot of
      things to be a well-rounded internet marketer.

      You have to keep on top of it, do the hard work. I've "taken my eye off
      the ball" a few times and my income sagged. It takes discipline to
      keep moving forward in a business like this - but it's a model of doing
      business more and more people will choose to (or be forced to) adopt
      because of the changing global economy.

      This industry is still just beginning. You eventually have to find ways
      of getting away from being a big fish in a small pond, which is easy
      in some niches.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mukul Verma
    Dont have funnel vision on your industry.

    Look at what works in other industry and test it in your industry.

    Hence, I am reading Warrior Forum since its outside my niche and learn what it working from you guys and share with you guys and grow in my industries outside IM.

    Also someone said for newbies, IM is bad. I dont think you have any right or should teach to make money online, unless you have really made some money online...it is short lived and just morally wrong.

    Cheers,
    Mukul
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Benjamin
    ANY...money or blessings I have is NOT a direct
    results of someone LOSING something.

    And that appears to be the general consensus,
    not just in this thread...but among many warriors
    (and struggling entrepreneurs).

    In all my success in life and business, I've never
    had to compete with others to get what I want
    out of life, especially in money.

    Some could argue that sports is a competitive
    game. And I would agree, but it was specifically
    DESIGNED to be that way.

    Not the case in prosperity, wealth, health and
    spirituality. One of many universal laws that can
    NOT be controlled by ANY man or business.

    Everyone can win at this game we call "business",
    but if you believe other wise (fighting for your
    life and basically complaining how everyone else
    is taking what's rightfully yours)....

    You will ALWAYS be fighting for your life, and be
    what I call, a "has-been"

    But I doubt anyone here would actually stop and
    think about this, because most people are so caught
    up in sharing their "war stories" with anyone who
    cares to give a listening ear.

    And I challenge you to ask yourself.

    Why consume yourself in your own (and others
    self pity?

    In the end, you only destroy yourself in so many
    ways I care not to explain.

    God Bless
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    • Profile picture of the author Loren Woirhaye
      Originally Posted by WhoIsBenjamin View Post

      In all my success in life and business, I've never
      had to compete with others to get what I want
      out of life, especially in money.
      With all due respect, that's a pleasant point of view for
      you to hold, but looking at your offerings it appears you
      are pricing your work very, very cheaply... so cheap in
      fact that I have no doubt to you it appears competition
      is not an issue in the writing market, because I'm sure
      you're very busy cranking out articles at less than a penny
      a word.

      When you start to charge more, competition will become
      a factor and you will be competing for writing work with
      people who charge what you used to charge... and many
      of your present customers will likely go over to your
      competition, being not loyal to you, but to the cheapest
      price.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jimian
    By going OFFline instead.
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    • Profile picture of the author butters
      People say think out side the box... I think the opposite, stick to what is known to work and make that as efficient as possible.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    Be creative and create exclusive products and services that nobody else offers. Expand on that and give full free support of such products and services..

    James
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    • Profile picture of the author innocent07
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      Dont let competition scare you, it shouldnt mean that you should change direction or start a new niche!

      just battle it out
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