The BIG SECRET in Internet Marketing...

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...is there is no BIG SECRET.

I was listening to the radio on my way to work this morning and the presenter popped that out, well I added the "Internet Marketing" bit (he was talking about life in general), but I think it applies to IM just as precisely.

Many of you newer warriors will probably spend a lot of time and money looking for that BIG SECRET... let me save you both resources and tell you straight...

THERE IS NO BIG INTERNET MARKETING SECRET... There's good research work or fantastically great luck stumbling on an awesome idea, there are tips, tricks, strategies, powerful connections, and there's great timing, but frankly there is NO ONE BIG IM SECRET... At least not in my experience.

So, instead of wasting many months or years buying into the next big breakthrough that is THE answer that all the others were somehow not sharing in all their 1,000+ pages of info... get the foundations perfectly right and you will be on your way to your own small or big success in good time.

Just a word of warning to those who might believe the "urban myths" and are looking for something that really doesn't exist... Get the foundations right.

If there was ever a secret, that has got to be it. But then that isn't a secret unless you just decide to ignore it and pay someone $1,000 to teach it to you.

Whatever your goal, get your foundations built perfectly and you'll make it.

Many Cheers,

Kunle Olomofe

PS: I've made this post into a PDF "report", less than a page, if you want to share it, I will be doing so, thought you might like to as well, just download and share, nothing to sign up for.
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  • Profile picture of the author Scofield
    Amen .
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  • Its funny how people think there is a big secret in IM? I honestly never thought of it like that.

    The truth is like you said Kunle

    Originally Posted by Kunle Olomofe View Post


    THERE IS NO BIG INTERNET MARKETING SECRET... There's good research work or fantastically great luck stumbling on an awesome idea, there are tips, tricks, strategies, powerful connections, and there's great timing, but frankly there is NO ONE BIG IM SECRET...

    Kunle Olomofe
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  • Profile picture of the author NashRyker
    One of the things that I've learned is that you don't have to have ALL the answers and details before you start making money. There are so many people out there making great incomes from crappy sites (well, crappy by most standards). Here's what they are doing different than most...TAKING ACTION! And lots of it.

    They have taken an idea (affiliate reviews, niche mini sites, adsense, whatever) and have put SOMETHING up and focused on driving traffic to it. There definitely is no secret there.

    I have been through this problem before in the beginning. If I even had the least bit of doubt or a question about something, it would stop me in my tracks.

    If you aren't a member of the War Room, let me give you an example of what I'm talking about...

    The owner of the forum here did an experiment. He setup a very plain and basic affiliate review site targeting Clickbank products. Each page of the site had a seperate product with a very basic "review" of the product (most of the information was just pulled from the sales page or other forums that had testimonials about the product).

    He put this site up and then just left it. Basically forgot about it for a few months. Also, the site still had Lorem Ipsum jibberish all over it from where the site template wasn't changed!

    He reported that he had over 20 sales from that site. And let me tell you something...he didn't even do ANY promotion, traffic generation, search engine submissions, ANYTHING.

    And it STILL generated sales.

    Just imagine if he HAD promoted it!

    Do you see where I'm getting at here? It takes action. Alot of work in the beginning, but it will pay off. You don't have to work hard forever if you just get started today.

    The benefit about being in the War Room is that Allen even gave us the link to the site so we could check it out for ourselves!

    Get started NOW!

    Hopefully this has helped someone.

    To your success,
    Stephen Henderson
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    • Profile picture of the author Kunle Olomofe
      Originally Posted by StephenHenderson View Post

      The owner of the forum here did an experiment. He setup a very plain and basic affiliate review site targeting Clickbank products. Each page of the site had a seperate product with a very basic "review" of the product (most of the information was just pulled from the sales page or other forums that had testimonials about the product).

      He put this site up and then just left it. Basically forgot about it for a few months. Also, the site still had Lorem Ipsum jibberish all over it from where the site template wasn't changed!

      He reported that he had over 20 sales from that site. And let me tell you something...he didn't even do ANY promotion, traffic generation, search engine submissions, ANYTHING.

      And it STILL generated sales.

      Just imagine if he HAD promoted it!

      The benefit about being in the War Room is that Allen even gave us the link to the site so we could check it out for ourselves!
      Stephen,

      I take back my earlier post. There is a BIG IM SECRET, it's Allen Says.. LOL.

      That guy really has got some nerve... he's been doing s*** like this for over 10 years now and getting away with it... the funny part of that post you made is Allen leaving the Lorem Ipsum jibberish all over the site and still making sales... ROTFLMAO... that has really made my day.

      Let's see, which crappy template am I going to load up now and make sales from? Oh here's one.... I'll be back, gotta go post this up and I will probably NOT make ANY changes since people can read gibberish understand it and send me money... LOL...

      Cheers for that post, really awesome stuff... now where's the secret path to the WAR room?
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    • Profile picture of the author NMP
      The BIG secret is to think Marketing. Not Money. It's also
      converted to attitude. And that apply to any sort of Business.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurelwachtel
    Agree with Kunle, I think you have to experiment with and learn all types of internet marketing first to get a feel for how it works. There is no one fix all solution to learning or profiting from it, you have to do the hard work and learn all of the facets yourself to profit from it. Nice thread.
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    • Profile picture of the author Takuya Hikichi
      With all the networking, socialization, collaboration and master minding taking place on the web, it's very hard for someone to be the only person who knows some type of "secret" today.

      I've come to realize that people who are more successful in certain aspects of IM all have greater disciplines than others or at least than myself personally.

      It's like the difference between a white belt martial arts beginner and black belt expert. It's not necessarily that the black belt expert knows more secret moves than others, but the repetition of the same moves over the years gained more experience and the discipline to achieve certain goals.

      • How has Steven Wagenheim written 11,000 more posts others? One at a time.
      • How did Ron Douglas build 225,000 subscribers to his list? One at a time.
      • How did Kevin Riley create so many products? One at a time.

      They're all disciplined individuals -- true Warriors, really.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jared Alberghini
    Haven't you ever seen the Matrix? There is no spoon.
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  • Profile picture of the author arclight
    Thanks Kunle. Probably the most important piece of advice I've read for a while.

    Geoff
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  • Profile picture of the author ss61288
    Hard work, dedication and focus.. If only our education system taught this secret...
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  • Profile picture of the author Kunle Olomofe
    Originally Posted by Chris Farrell View Post

    Kunle,

    The best thing I ever did was unsubscribe from all the lists -- and start some good old fashioned hard work.
    Focus. Follow through. Ability and desire to work hard when necessary. Lose the opportunistic mindset, it stinks, pure and simple. Thanks Chris, great tips.

    Here are a few more...

    Originally Posted by dps View Post

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    sorry, just couldn't resist!
    Like dps, having a good sense of humor is also necessary for you to succeed. If you can't laugh at some of your goof offs, you will probably end up having a stroke.

    Originally Posted by NMP View Post

    The BIG secret is to think Marketing. Not Money. It's also
    converted to attitude. And that apply to any sort of Business.
    Great post NMP, relates to what Chris posted too. Focus on giving quality, the money will come. Focus on money and the quality will vanish. So will success.

    Originally Posted by laurelwachtel View Post

    I think you have to experiment with and learn all types of internet marketing first to get a feel for how it works. There is no one fix all solution to learning or profiting from it, you have to do the hard work and learn all of the facets yourself to profit from it. Nice thread.
    Hi Laurel, thanks, and great response too. In fact, I agree with all 3 points you made...

    1. You might often have to dig your own way through the tunnel since piggybacking on someone else's success no matter how detailed their case studies are, just might be a pipe dream, tread carefully here.

    2. There is no one size fits all answer. If there was, there would not be 10,000,000,000 posts on "how to succeed in (insert topic here)"

    3. Again working hard comes up. Frankly, you may not always have to work hard but you might have to at the initial stages, think of how much work a rocket has to do to break into outer space, but once there, it's easy riding till the next big hurdle, like coming back down to earth...

    Great post Laurel, thanks.

    This next post really got my blood flowing...

    Originally Posted by Takuya Hikichi View Post

    It's not necessarily that the black belt expert knows more secret moves than others, but the repetition of the same moves over the years gained more experience and the discipline to achieve certain goals.
    • How has Steven Wagenheim written 11,000 more posts others? One at a time.
    • How did Ron Douglas build 225,000 subscribers to his list? One at a time.
    • How did Kevin Riley create so many products? One at a time.
    Consistency and Discipline.

    Lord knows those are 2 of the toughest feats for 99.99% of the world's population. That's why when you use those "little secrets", you stand out.

    Speaking of which, Takuya, are you really following the no. of threads posted by StevenW? That in itself takes serious discipline!

    Originally Posted by Jared Alberghini View Post

    Haven't you ever seen the Matrix? There is no spoon.
    LOL... there is no spoon, I gotta admit that really spooked me! Still does.

    Cheers,

    Kunle
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    It is all about learning and learning and never giving up. This business can be frustrating many times but when you take action and never quit, good things happen.

    There is no secret. You just have to find someone who is already succeeding and COPY what they are doing.

    Tal
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    • Profile picture of the author smithb
      Hey..
      Really Great Article.
      & very useful..
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  • Profile picture of the author sjessica
    great point

    the big secret, in my own opinion as well, is to take action

    no point paying thousands dollars for eduction, knowing a lot of secrets and not doing anything
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis-White
    The secret is learning the information that's being thought and getting started now...

    Wait...


    and taking action now!

    So many people feel they need to know more and more when in fact they already know enough to get started. You can always learn more as you go along...

    Take what you do know and get started on it and start making money now! See this stuff works and then add in more modules to your business My opinion...
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    • Profile picture of the author Kunle Olomofe
      There are some great additions to this post, when I'm chanced I'll compile the content as one PDF report and make it available to every poster or whoever else wants to share it, I've already PDF'd my initial post, see up top for the download attached to the post, I'll follow up later, I'm going off home for now.
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