How do I navigate the`graveyard of advice ?

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I have been operating an internet business for several years now with plenty of success and plenty of failures. When you search the net these days for advice on what works and what does not in operating a web business the advice is wide spread and it is hard to establish what is yesterdays news. If you have an established web business than some methods may work that would not for a total newbie... So my question is...

If you are starting fresh in an internet business today what approach would you take or what tools are worth using ?

Website set up

1. Blogging ????
2. Static Websites ????
3. Joomla ????

etc....

Drive traffic

1. Squidoo
2. Forum Marketing
3. Article Marketing
4. SEO
5. You Tube
6. Facebook
7. Twitter

etc....

Models

1. Selling Ebooks
2. Selling physical products
3. Selling how to products
3. Adsense
4. Affiliate Marketing

et.....

What combination would you use?
#advice #navigate #the`graveyard
  • Profile picture of the author nyapartments
    Hi Peter: You make very interesting points. I am curious to read the responses of different members. I am not very experienced, but I definitely started recently, and I have come across the problems you mention. What really works and what is old news? It is not easy. Trial and error can work but it is time and money consuming. However, I have not been doing so bad with my experiments. I am using a Worpress blog for a website and have been reading a lot about SEO and implementing what I can. I am trying to combine SEO, article marketing, youtube and social bookmarking to bring traffic to my website.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jarvis Edwards
    Originally Posted by Peter Thompson View Post

    I have been operating an internet business for several years now with plenty of success and plenty of failures. When you search the net these days for advice on what works and what does not in operating a web business the advice is wide spread and it is hard to establish what is yesterdays news. If you have an established web business than some methods may work that would not for a total newbie... So my question is...

    If you are starting fresh in an internet business today what approach would you take or what tools are worth using ?

    Website set up

    1. Blogging ????
    2. Static Websites ????
    3. Joomla ????

    etc....

    Drive traffic

    1. Squidoo
    2. Forum Marketing
    3. Article Marketing
    4. SEO
    5. You Tube
    6. Facebook
    7. Twitter

    etc....

    Models

    1. Selling Ebooks
    2. Selling physical products
    3. Selling how to products
    3. Adsense
    4. Affiliate Marketing

    et.....

    What combination would you use?
    I use a combination of the above mentioned...

    I sell services and one ebook. I have a static website and a Wordpress blog that I update regularly and link back to my "static" site as well as my ebook site.I also have a Facebook page, just recently started "tweeting" and have been using forum marketing, article marketing and SEO to drive traffic to my sites for over a year now.

    I definitely need to get some affiliates promoting my product(s), but I want to be able to provide full "back-room" support so I am putting that on the back burner. I just recently started using Youtube so I have yet to see how effective that is but I'm sure it will be as effective as the effort I put into the campaign!

    My advice is implementing a combination of as much of the methods/tools that you mentioned and eventually putting more effort/money into what is working (as far as your target goals). It's a slow process but it works!
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Thompson
    Thanks for replies keep them coming.
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  • Profile picture of the author redbearing
    There are so many methods out there because what works for others might not work for you. I would suggest you to try them one by one and see which one suits you & stick to it.
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  • Profile picture of the author ebusinesstutor
    1) Find a community to help.
    2) Understand their needs
    3) Find/create products and services to meet their needs
    4) Deliver in the formats THEY want

    By focusing on the customer's needs first, the rest becomes simpler.
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    The greatest challenge we face on the Internet is learning what content is still useful today.

    And perhaps the best way to know the answer to that question is to figure out "who you trust to be accurate".

    Once you have identified the people in whom you can place your trust, look at the dates on the materials they have made available. And if the material seems dated, ask them directly.

    If you have chosen "who to follow" well, then the person when asked will validate whether the information they provided so many years ago is still accurate today.
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  • Profile picture of the author blillard
    You see every method you mentioned works. It's our job as IM'ers to pick source of income and one source of traffic and work it until its a proven failure. Your plan should be made first or at least your mind should made up as to where you want to start. For me I know I like flipping sites and cpa that's for me right now. So I only look for that info it's almost like your nich researching what you want to do. Its not as easy as saying make money online any more, now you its like make money with blogging, or adsense. You have narrow it down to find the right info or you'll be stuck in the graveyard for years fighting off advise zombies lol.
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    • Profile picture of the author Peter Thompson
      Originally Posted by blillard View Post

      You see every method you mentioned works. It's our job as IM'ers to pick source of income and one source of traffic and work it until its a proven failure. Your plan should be made first or at least your mind should made up as to where you want to start. For me I know I like flipping sites and cpa that's for me right now. So I only look for that info it's almost like your nich researching what you want to do. Its not as easy as saying make money online any more, now you its like make money with blogging, or adsense. You have narrow it down to find the right info or you'll be stuck in the graveyard for years fighting off advise zombies lol.
      Love that advice. Keep it coming.
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      • Profile picture of the author myob
        Test the new marketing methods of course, but also try some of the classics. Just because a marketing system may seem "outdated" does not necessarily mean it has lost its effectiveness. As mentioned, there will never be a single "one size fits all" method.

        The rule of thumb I have used very successfully for many years may seem too simple to be practical, but I have not found anything that works better. Answer this two-part question: "Who is your target market, and where do they go?" Adjust your marketing accordingly, whether it be online, offline, or a hybrid.

        The most common mistake that marketers make is force-fitting their "shiny new" methods into a niche that is not receptive to that approach. For example, in many of the most hotly competitive niches, the "old" offline marketing methods are often overwhelming more powerful than the "cutting edge" new ones.

        But, your mileage may vary.
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