A little advice to newbies

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I know this isn't much and I'm not a guru but I didn't start making good money until I started leaving a "trail" all over the internet. What I mean by that is wherever you go online...make your presence known without spamming of course. Find the opportunity to promote yourself, your website, blog or product wherever you are...

Again, I'm not telling anyone to spam...use all your signatures wisely, use facebook and twitter to the fullest, digg and ping everything....write write write content...that's what's working for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author tamalanwar
    Very good info man; I do the same, promote when I can. Sometimes I want to go anonymous, but again want to leave that link so the person can follow through
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  • Profile picture of the author Wally Conger
    Bill, you're so right that consistency is key. I may not have thousands of visitors each day to my website yet, but I'm committed to posting new stuff there at least three times a week. And my products may not be blockbusters yet, but I create new ones regularly and promote them to my list.

    A lot of people are overwhelmed and even discouraged by the number of people involved in internet marketing. But the drop-out rate, I find, is phenomenal...and folks drop out a lot faster than you'd imagine.

    He or she who sticks to it will win!
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  • Profile picture of the author Griffon
    Good Stuff,

    I'll add my two cents and say your post content has to be high quality, whether written or ghost written. Bad content (read, most PLR) rings hollow and equals bad results.

    Best to you and Happy New Year,

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  • Profile picture of the author JBroyer44
    Bill, this is something I have always been a little too careful over the years especially in my music career. I am so concerned with spamming people that I don't connect with them enough, thus hurting my potential.

    This is a really great point for the shy marketers among us.
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  • Profile picture of the author wfhblueprints
    Great Advice Bill,

    Some people in IM forget the simple ways of promoting yourselves......emails signatures, forum signatures, website links in profiles......amongst the simple ones to implement quickly.
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  • Profile picture of the author James Foster
    On top of "leaving a trail" it actually builds you a micro-celebrity status.

    If people see you everywhere they look, they'll start to think you're well known and worth listening too.

    A good friend of mine, Colin Theroit, said it best. "Celebrity is just having your picture taken a lot."
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    • Profile picture of the author JBroyer44
      Originally Posted by James Foster View Post


      A good friend of mine, Colin Theroit, said it best. "Celebrity is just having your picture taken a lot."
      Ha! I like that one
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    • Profile picture of the author JMoxon569
      thanks guys for all the great info. its got me thinking in ways I never thought before.
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    • Profile picture of the author Angela Wills
      Originally Posted by James Foster View Post

      A good friend of mine, Colin Theroit, said it best. "Celebrity is just having your picture taken a lot."
      I like that too! Paris Hilton comes to mind, lol.

      I also agree with promoting your business without spamming wherever you go. Be proud about what you do and share it with others. I think when you really enjoy what you do that comes naturally too.
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  • Profile picture of the author 82ana
    True, but is it for everyone?
    Does that apply to IMers who are not promoting themselves as any kind of guru?
    I mean does it help in building authority when all I have are blog/s for women 40+ about issues like menopause or divorce where I'm not establishing myself as an expert? Instead i'm trying to talk to them as one of them?
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    great advice.!
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    • Profile picture of the author Ryu
      Nice Post! Man...I'm spitting out 5-6 articles per day. That's about 1800 per year. I also ping everything from articles to comments, profiles, EVERYTHING. Something your backlinks don't get counted because the spiders can't find them. So ping it all..
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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
        There are places to hang out online for many markets and niches. it is a nice idea to find them and post in them. Or make yourself a little publicity network of microblogs and use them.

        @OP Does not sound in any way at all like you are advocating spamming, just getting your name out. Nice thread.
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      • Profile picture of the author alwaysready
        Absolutely !!! i do agree with that , and while reading i always find these kind of advices like people want to make sure spams are not a good way , plus , being wise is very required with signatures and making presence, it's about being known by the time nice thoughts
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  • Profile picture of the author bgmacaw
    Then again, there are a lot of people who make money online quietly and anonymously.
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  • Profile picture of the author mandark
    Good post - I try to leave a trail on blogs and forums - but it is really helpful to look specifically for dofollow blogs/forums so your links will backlink properly
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  • Profile picture of the author Keithsco
    Originally Posted by Bill_Lawrence View Post

    I know this isn't much and I'm not a guru but I didn't start making good money until I started leaving a "trail" all over the internet. What I mean by that is wherever you go online...make your presence known without spamming of course. Find the opportunity to promote yourself, your website, blog or product wherever you are...

    Again, I'm not telling anyone to spam...use all your signatures wisely, use facebook and twitter to the fullest, digg and ping everything....write write write content...that's what's working for me.
    I have to agree. Content is king but mass link propagation is what the kingdom thrives on. This is why seNuke and xrumer etc are so important. To be able to get your site / product seen in the now almost beyond the imagining numbers of sites out there seo is tough, adwords is tough, and most of the other more common methods of IM are being ruled by big players - but why are they ruling the niches ??

    Because they don't just make one ad, or one site - they make HUNDREDS

    Everything we do has to be bulk in volume and enmasse just to be noticed. If you don't do that then its a case of big dog eats little dog
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  • Profile picture of the author b0n4r
    Remember to make the most of your signature on forums. It can give you more traffic and sales than you think.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brukhar
    One of the problems with becoming 'popular' or a celebrity is that people start to steal your techniques and move in on your niches.
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  • Profile picture of the author KevinTorrence
    You know, that's actually are pretty cool way to put it. "Leave a trail"

    There's several places where I'd rather remain unknown (usually around places where friends/family would see me) so I can have some privacy, but other than that... yeah! Let yourself be known & make it easy for people to find what you have to say & promote.
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  • Profile picture of the author pethanks
    Thanks for the tips. It can help a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    This is excellent advice, and it has the effect of building authority status and casting a "halo effect" on the products and services you offer IF you provide credible, solid content.

    Also, I'd say to be open to other opportunities to raise your target market's awareness of you, such as JVs, attending/speaking at offline IM events, and doing interviews. Every little bit helps, so just be open to such opportunities if and when they arise.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lazy
    Speak up noobies. The more you ask, the more you learn, and soon you'll be the one that people are looking to for advice. Never stop reading, and never stop learning, because while there are some established truths in this business, the market is not going to wait for you to learn them all before it starts changing.
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  • Profile picture of the author AlexNeill
    Great tip thanks for sharing it, I am currently trying to leave a paper or pdf trail with free reports, I know that viral marketing can explode overnight, but it's taking slightly longer than that for me, but promising results so far so I am sticking at it.

    Alex
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  • Profile picture of the author coollife84
    Qaulity is the most important factor for anything and our honesty,hardwork. According to me we can win anything with these factors. I never support wrong ways in any work that leads to negative results only
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    • Profile picture of the author paulie888
      Originally Posted by Kaete View Post

      I know that is what worked for me. I tried everything for way too long and then one day and wrote out my plan. It consists of writing articles each and every day, updating my site, answering all the questions and comments I receive and promoting my products.

      Before I had a written plan, the entire day could go by without me ever accomplishing anything.

      So here it is:

      Plan + Consistency = Success

      (plain and simple )
      Great advice, this is exactly what newbies should do to the letter. If you can even spend 1-2 hours daily dedicating yourself to a simple plan, you'll make headway.

      It won't be instant, but you'll see results as surely as the sun rises every day. You have probably seen something like this a thousand times, but if you actually start applying it consistently, this is precisely when you'll start seeing results in your IM!
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  • Profile picture of the author Giani
    Focus on your niche. Keep working on it and have patience. Write down your plan and follow it.
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      • Profile picture of the author bradlean
        Yeah I agree w/ you!

        Invest comes later.

        Thanks for the blast!


        Originally Posted by moonfish View Post

        Hi brad,

        I think one problem many newbies face is that they do not have the money to invest in paid traffic methods and so blog commenting, forum posting and all other backlinking activities need to be done this way in the beginning. Investment comes later when the initial work has paid off.

        Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrea Wilson
    Yeah and do it daily! Keep on doing it until you see results. Its better than doing nothing at all to build links or just earn.


    Andrea
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  • Profile picture of the author coluden
    I certainly agree. You should be branding you, and gaining expertise in a few specific areas. I'm finding that linking my blogs to twitter, FB, and others is helping in other ways too, such as adsense.
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    • Profile picture of the author NateRivers
      Yeah, with all the blogs I read daily, leaving one comment per day per post I read has increased the traffic I get to my blogs, with really no extra time spent.
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  • Profile picture of the author cyberdenizen
    Yes, leaving a trail is important, but you need to build a good reputation, too. Spamming can work against you, so don't even think about it. Give something of value when you leave your trail and people are likely to remember you. Build your brand in such a way that when people think of excellence, trustworthiness and credibility, they will have your name or your brand in mind.
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  • Profile picture of the author Waalve
    Yeah, reputation is gold! Give a look into writing an ebook about the subject you excell at and publish it.
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