What's your Internet Marketing routine?

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Thanks Fellow Warriors,

There aren't enough words to express my appreciation for this site. You all have inspired me in some kind of way to realize my true potential, and accept my calling.

Lately, people have been asking me what are the steps to set up a business online.

At first glance, I was struggling to come up with an answer. But after thinking about it, I realized that what these people were really asking me was what was my routine for setting up my web projects.

Here's my response:

Step #0. Planning -- this is THEE most important step. Without a plan, you're like a leaf in the wind, and you'll go where ever the wind blows. So decided what it is you want (the result), then put a plan together to achieve that result, then take action! It's important to be flexible though since things don't always work out as planned.

Step #1. Create The System -- What's the system? A simple one: landing page (a.k.a. squeeze page), autoresponder, and shopping cart. The landing page is where you will filter out the pretenders from the contenders. The autoresponder will do the heavy lifting of delivering your content. Lastly, your shopping cart will collect the funds, and the names of your buyers (the people who will ultimately pay your bills).

Step #2. Push Traffic To The System -- You just don't want to put any kind of traffic to your system. You want highly targeted traffic sent to your system. The last thing you want to do is either invest your time and money into a campaign that nets you no positive ROI. This is why it's important to do your planning, the forgotten step #0, so you'll know who your target market is and the ideal prospects and customers that are in it.

Step #3. Track Your Results -- In order to get to where you want to go, you first must know where you've been. This is why you need to track your websites performance. If you know your stats, you'll know where the majority of your traffic is coming from so you can further optimize your plan to focused on maximizing that source. But if you never track, and you never plan, then you won't be able to do this.

Step #4. Rinse & Repeat -- Once you've fine tuned your routine within ONE niche, on ONE project, and you've turned it into a well oiled machine, then you can start to expand into other niches.

Remember: You aren't shooting for perfection here, you're shooting for production, and those results you'll need to help you get from where you are to where you want to be.

***Sidenote***

Most of you, my fellow Warriors, already know this, but for some fascinating reason, you get caught up in trying to prove why something won't work, instead of taking action to see what type of results you'll get.

I am chief Procrastinator, so trust me, I'm well verse in not taking action and trying to prove why something won't work.

But then something happen...

I came to the realization that it was my responsibility to move my business forward, and no one else's, which was something I already knew, but just didn't have the confidence to do.

I've spent the last 5 years trying to recreate the IM wheel, instead of using the one that was given to me, and the rest of you. Basically, I was focusing on perfection instead of production. So don't be the me of the last 5 years...trust me, it isn't worth it. You'll spend way to much money on your addiction to info products, and go through months of withdrawal once you stop getting the same IM high you use to get.

Don't be like me and spend 5 years putting the cart before the horse, and then wonder why the green stuff isn't coming in, or get upset over a product that YOU bought that isn't working the way you anticipated it to.

There's nothing new in these IM streets (well maybe forums in our case) but the faces.

So get confident in yourself, believe in your skills and abilities, and take action!

***Back to our regularly scheduled program***

Each step obviously has sub-steps, but this is a general routine I use.

What routine do you use?

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  • Profile picture of the author John Wilkes
    You missed out the most important part, the upsell.
    Your plan has got to extend to what you are going to do with all those people on your list. The back end is where the real profits lie.
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    • Profile picture of the author dhanediesil
      Originally Posted by John Wilkes View Post

      You missed out the most important part, the upsell.
      Your plan has got to extend to what you are going to do with all those people on your list. The back end is where the real profits lie.
      I left that out on purpose... That's part 2..

      Can't throw to much at IMer's all at once.

      The last thing I want to be is another proponent of paralysis by analysis.

      We must crawl before we can walk, walk before we can run, and run before we can sprint.

      And up-selling is definitely a run/spirit activity IMHO..
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    "So decided what it is you want (the result), then put a plan together to achieve that result, then take action!"

    I agree but I believe the plan should be from hungry market to the final upsell, with a way of measuring every stage in between.
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    for me its more about testing.

    Testing is a strange beast, as what you think will work normally doesnt.

    And something that you think is a bad idea, ends up being your most successful!!!

    GO FIGURE HUH!!
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    • Profile picture of the author dhanediesil
      Originally Posted by celente View Post

      for me its more about testing.

      Testing is a strange beast, as what you think will work normally doesnt.

      And something that you think is a bad idea, ends up being your most successful!!!

      GO FIGURE HUH!!
      @John What a great quote! As for your routine, for me, and other advanced people in the business that works like gangbusters.. On the other hands, my experience has taught me that for a beginner to intermediate person just getting into the game, that level of business is WAY to overwhelming (unless they have a billionaire mind, which it appears you have!).

      @O0o0O Scale is essential.. Especially if you're building big. What resource do you use for outsourcing?

      @celente I'm fascinated by the same thing. Out of all the projects I've ever worked on, its the ones I really didn't care about or the ones I thought were a bad idea that worked like gangbusters, while the projects I worked on that I put my blood, sweat, and tears into tanked. I learned a valuable lesson from that thought.... SELL STUFF PEOPLE SPEND MONEY ON, NOT THE THINGS YOU LIKE.. That's like business rule numero uno... I didn't know that back in the day, but I do now.
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