Internet Marketing seems confusing because first hand, like I said, it seems HUGE. The gurus make it seem like never ending content. The truth is Internet Marketing is very small when broken down. Let me show you.
To succeed, what you need is:
- A converting offer
- A pre-sell page
Gurus are always selling the affiliate marketing dream. They put together a fancy sales letter and try to sell you a piece of software. It's usually a software to help you with your list building efforts, traffic generating efforts, link building etc. But what new guys don't realize is, all these products these gurus launch is based on the basics.
- Find an affiliate product, or create your own product
- Set up a pre-sell or squeeze page
- Drive traffic to those pages
What I am trying to say is gurus is a part of us. We will someday graduate to one. So don't think there all bad. Some throw old and outdated information at you while others practice what they preach(I honestly think it's kind of hard to come up with any new ways to market right now) Why do I say that?
Well they have all been talked about. I'm sure down in the future, there will be more social sites launching, which will bring us more ways to drive traffic. But these type of sites get strict when Internet Marketers abuse there platform.
Let me tell you the ways we have to market
- Social Sites, Twitter, Facebook etc.
- Video Sites, Youtube, Dailymotion etc.
- Search Engines, Google, Bing etc.
- Article Marketing, Ezinearticles, Goarticles etc.
- Document Sites
So what am I saying here? Internet Marketing is easy once you stop following other peoples plans. What you need to do is, learn the basics. Then put together your own plan, then put that plan into action. If it fails, Put together a new one and this time around you will most likely succeed.
Hope this thread was useful to some of you.
Thank you for reading.