What are the actual steps to being an IM?

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I've been trying to figure this out on my own for awhile.

What are the steps or what is the action plan to being an internet marketer? I mean I know we need to find a niche, build a website, sell a product and draw traffic to the site... but is that all there is? Because I'm getting stuck somewhere and can't figure it out.

If anyone can shed some insight it would be most appreciated.

Thank you!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    Where is the "somewhere"?

    Add to your to-do list: if it works - duplicate, repeat, scale it big
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    • Profile picture of the author sjean
      You really need to add 'build a list'. That is one of the most important aspects of IM. Are you going to be an informational marketer or an affiliate marketer? You have to determine that also. Those are the two main branches of IM. I can tell you that if you can't drive targeted traffic (buyer traffic) to your products than you will fail miserably. Do some research on targeted traffic and buyer keywords. PPC even though it costs money is considered to be a targeted traffic method. PPV is not so targeted but it is in your face marketing. CPA works well with PPV. You can have the best offer in the world but if you are not putting in front of the right person it's useless.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
    Originally Posted by CoffeeIceCream View Post

    I've been trying to figure this out on my own for awhile.

    What are the steps or what is the action plan to being an internet marketer? I mean I know we need to find a niche, build a website, sell a product and draw traffic to the site... but is that all there is? Because I'm getting stuck somewhere and can't figure it out.

    If anyone can shed some insight it would be most appreciated.

    Thank you!!!
    Your thoughts are way too general. And you may not need to build a site.

    Your question is along the lines of

    "What are the steps to starting my own business off the web"

    Internet marketer is just marketing something on the internet. This can be a product or a service. This can be promoting a specific niche or could be playing the middle man in the creation of joint ventures, to a million other things.

    There are no specific steps - only steps specific to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Wright
    First make some money to prove to your sub conscience it is possible to make money online. Once you believe you can then you can make more.

    You just outlined in your OP how to do it but you must not believe it based on your questions.

    So first make some money online.

    My first online money came from eBay. That proved to me that I could make money on the Internet. Around the same time I made some money with something called CookieCutter BootCamp.

    All it takes is to make a little money to get your creative juices flowing.

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  • Profile picture of the author CoffeeIceCream
    OK, thanks everyone. I think that must be the problem. I'm not clear or specific enough and maybe I haven't got the right mindset in place. I seem to be having trouble with the getting traffic part... Alrighty then, back to work I go... thanks again.
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  • Profile picture of the author aliduncan
    As mentioned before, there are many different ways to make money with IM and not just the method you described in your original post.

    My advice would be to start with something that you feel comforatble with and stick with it. When first starting out, it can be really easy to fall into the trap of jumping between loads of different methods to make money and not getting anywhere because of this.

    Anyway good luck,
    Ali
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  • Profile picture of the author Rough Outline
    Internet marketing has it's unique facets, but it's still just sell, sell, sell.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stephen Lessey
    Internet marketing starts when you decide on mastering a plan. Where exactly are you getting stuck, it seems like we all get stuck on the minor things instead of the core concepts
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  • Profile picture of the author dadamson
    1. Forget about all social assumptions about how people should work their entire lives in a cubical to make money, that of which they have no time to spend.
    2. Create an idea and action plan, apply yourself, and do business online. Outsource and scale it big.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarketPacer
    I started out by finding some suppliers for some marketing services that I wanted to sell (twitter, FB, Youtube).
    Then I found some local people to work with in helping them build up those accounts. I used free advertising like, CL, Backpage ect to gain clients. Once I had a few clients and some money coming in I started using paid (adwords) advertising to gain clients outside my local city. I ended up finding my niche in Video Marketing and have developed a client list (all buyers) of over 2500 in the last couple years. You just need to find what you are good at and get out there and find some clients, build trust (develop relationships) and get repeat business. I have been working at home for two years now through this process.
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  • Profile picture of the author Harold Lindsey
    Hey CoffeeIceCream, you might think of affiliate marketing. Not on say a heavy scale to start. Just look on the Warrior Forum here, and keep reading the threads and you will find a marketer that you like, or you will get some advise on who is a good marketer to follow.

    The reason I say look for a Marketer to follow is that some of them will have affiliate tools and resources that will give you a proven blueprint on how to sell their stuff as an affiliate. This way you will have a PLAN OF ACTION that you can follow and you won't be stuck.

    Good Luck and congratulation for taking action...
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