I am primarily an offliner marketer, but I DO participate in online marketing as well... and rarely frequent the main discussion forum anymore, however, its nice to have something to offer here and there... Having said that:
Hope no one hates me for this. This will be OLD hat to some, but I like to think I can explain it in a way thats easy to understand, because Im a pretty simple K.I.S.S. Kinda guy for the most part.
Here it goes. And yes I speak from my own experience here as always...
A friend in another thread said something that I wanted to Address but it deserves a thread of its own.
"He said "Im waiting to try and earn money untill I can save up enough to do a ppc campaign".
You dont need that.
Here was my response, but I decided to share it here instead for the benefit of those who never venture into the OT section:
I was saving a fraction of my work pay here to get me some good PC before I actually do make a product (I don't have one for now). But I could work something out just to get it done.
Take me seriously here for a minute Jun. If you listen this will make you some money.
A: Get an aweber acct. ($1.00)
B: If you dont have a credit card, borrow one from somebody.
C: Get A Homestead/Intuit account. ($9.95 per month)
D: Pick a target market...ie; Dog Grooming, MMO...
E: Put up a squeeze page using one of homesteads template designs. Easy drag and drop interface. Easy to optimize.
F: Using the instructional videos at aweber, integrate the aweber opt in form into your web page.
G: Offer something COMPLETELY AMAZING for Free on Your Webpage, in exchange for signing up to your newsletter.
H: Create an auto response email in your aweber account for people who sign up that sends them the opt in confirmation link.
I: When they cl;ick the opt in confirmation link, have it take them straight to the web page where they can download their amazing free product as promised.
J: Set up an affiliate account with click bank or whoever, to promote a product thats related to your niche which pays say a $10.00 commission.
H: Create an auto response "Welcome Email" That welcomes people to your newsletter and tells them about this other awesome product they might be interested in. Im thinking 2 out of ten will buy.
Now, all of this happens within 5 minutes of a person opting into your squeeze page, so; once you set it up, you could make money within 5 minutes, and it all comes with instructional videos so you cant fail in setting it up.
Now lets REALLY LOW-BALL THIS:
Say you get 10 people per day opting into your list... within 10 days thats 20 sales you made based on our calculations here, which equals $200 profit.
Now you have done your work only ONCE... but it is going to pay you at least 20 dollars per day from here on out, even if you dont add any other emails or ever follow up again...Just leaving your link out there and collecting ten emails per day.
BUT, you arent going to do that.
You are going to keep sending out an email every week with different programs... and 10-20% of your list, different people on different weeks, based on different offers and interest... are always going to be buying a product... So within 30 days you have 300-400 emails, and now you make a consistent Minimum of $800 - $1,200 per month.
There you have it. Do that, and you will make some money.