New to internet marketing

by James Temple 17 replies
Hi guys

Im currently stuck in a dead end job which i hate and really want to get out. I m keen to get into internet marketing and want to learn how to get started on it. Can anyone give me some advice on where to start and what to do? it would be a great help and really appreciated. Thanks

JT
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  • Profile picture of the author TheNewJames
    First off, welcome.

    Do you have any prior experience with any kind of marketing? Are you good and developing web pages and content? What skills do you have already...or are you starting from scratch? Are you switching to IM because you think anyone can do it? To get rich quick?

    I just want to know a little more about you so maybe I can point you in the right direction. For the time being, I would just READ and use the SEARCH function on this forum. A lot of the questions you will ask have probably been asked 4893080 times already. When you cannot find an answer, then post.
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  • Profile picture of the author CustomDevo
    The first thing to remember is, it's a business, so you have to treat it as a business.

    And I agree with what Sicknickel wrote above, let me help you with some keyword to search in the forum that you might find useful:
    1. Affiliate marketing
    2. Adsense
    3. Amazon affiliate
    4. Wordpress (A blog platform to build your website)
    This liink is a good start:
    http://www.warriorforum.com/tags/allinone.html


    Welcome and good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author jingrong
    Are you serious on Internet Marketing? You can learn from this forum. Don't just learn. You must hands on and take action. Take Massive action and build your passion on it if not you cannot go far. Cheer
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  • Profile picture of the author fiverrfreak
    Well, internet marketing is a broad topic. Its not something you learn in one day, there are lots of tutorials and videos online that you can go through. This forum also can help you learn a lot about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author marketwarrior06
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    you are in the right place. you should participate in this forum. Regularly read the threads and reply in them. Use the search button to learn the unknown things. I highly request not to invest a single penny before you learn a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author James.N
    The biggest issue is there are a lot of avenues in internet marketing along with new products and ways to earn money being promoted all the time. For this reason its easy to get pulled in many directions and not give your full attention to one thing. Many people end up starting a project or website then give up it and move to the next thing without giving their initial site a chance.

    To help you get started, one of the more common ways internet marketing is done is to setup a website, promote a product, start building an email list through this same site and this way you can stay in touch with people on the list and cross promote other products.

    Many people promote products from Clickbank, you will receive a certain percentage of any sale. For maintaining the email list Aweber is a very popular service.

    This is a very basic look at everything but it gives you a generalized outline at least.
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  • Hey James there are numerous ways you can get into Digital Marketing

    1 - Pick one area of IM and become an expert in that area, make some money then show others how to do what youve done for a premium

    2 - if you have some kind of skill, talent or hobbie then usually that can easily be transferred into an online business

    3 - software solutions for businesses - ask businesses what their major day to day problems are and think of a software solution to eradicate that problem - these people will pay you a monthly fee for access to and maintenance of the software

    hope this helps

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  • Profile picture of the author ronnieavelino
    Originally Posted by James Temple View Post

    Hi guys

    Im currently stuck in a dead end job which i hate and really want to get out. I m keen to get into internet marketing and want to learn how to get started on it. Can anyone give me some advice on where to start and what to do? it would be a great help and really appreciated. Thanks

    JT
    Good choice James. I would suggest that you do affiliate marketing and do a list building instead of SEO.

    Regards,

    Ronnie
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  • Profile picture of the author kartherma
    I think you will find that there is quite a bit of advice floating around on this forum. Of course, if it floats, there is a strong possibility its made from things that float, no?

    That being said, here is my (less than) 2cents worth...

    Think about this for a while- it might help:
    The internet is a medium that can be used to reach your potential customers. Just like television, radio and print.

    Despite the incredibly large number of advertisements that tout how buying their product can solve your problems and unlock the secrets that will allow you to retire to a beach somewhere as the cash comes rolling in on automatic pilot, there really is no secret and no true quick path (other than good old fasioned hard work, integrity, and intelligence).

    View this forum as a place to find tools to help you further your success in promoting something that you are very knowledgeable about. Not as a place to find that silver bullet or magic machine.

    If the cumulative effect of being exposed to all the get rich quickly doing internet marketing advertisements has forced you into thinking that one can come to this market place and out market the seasoned marketers in marketing to marketers and get rich...There is a long road ahead. (not to say it can't be done...)

    However, there are plenty of markets (other than IM) where the wolves of IM have not penetrated so deeply that a 'new guy' can come here and learn a few tricks of the trade and go to that market place and be successful.

    Like I said, free advice is worth what you paid for it, so... take all the words here with a grain of salt.

    Be Good!
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  • Profile picture of the author RogerzWorld
    The biggest key is knowing what it is that you want to do. Because that gives you a direction to start. Also I think your beginning your search in a good place The Warrior Forum. There are many, many here that are incredible teachers, developers, thinkers and so on, that have many different ways of doing things.
    Do not rush into any decisions especially where spending money is concerned. Read and find what appeals participate continue to ask questions. You will find your way. Don't let anyone tell You what the Best Way is either.

    Hope this was helpful.
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  • Profile picture of the author SandraLarkin
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    Hi,

    You need to stick with a step by step program at first, and actually focus on it. Do not try to do one million different things at once, that is always a risk when first starting.
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  • Profile picture of the author Big Al
    I'm currently stuck in a dead end job which i hate and really want to get out. I m keen to get into internet marketing and want to learn how to get started on it. Can anyone give me some advice on where to start and what to do? it would be a great help and really appreciated. Thanks
    Remember internet marketing isn't a business. Not at all.

    It's simply marketing on the internet.

    Businesses in the real world use the internet to market. And internet based businesses use the internet to market. They can both use real world (offline) marketing too.

    Ultimately it usually boils down to selling products. Either your own or someone else's (as an affiliate).

    Or working as a traffic or list broker of sorts.

    I personally would stick with selling products to start with. Build some experience and remember to treat it like a real business. IMHO it's also good to focus on learning skills as you go so you develop some kind of expertize (which also because a service you can sell at a later date if you need to).

    It's not a get rich quick scheme and there is a learning curve so don't be scared to fail.
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    • Profile picture of the author kartherma
      Originally Posted by Big Al View Post

      Remember internet marketing isn't a business. Not at all.

      Disagree COMPLETELY...
      That has to be the most irresponsible post I have seen in quite a long time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Abul-Hussain
    Welcome James Temple!

    I really like your name for some reason!

    James there are a couple of online business models, from experience I'd suggest that you start with focusing on one.

    Here's a couple of popular models:

    1. Create and sell niche information products - ebooks, cds, dvds, seminars etc.
    2. Become an affiliate and promote somebody else's products.
    3. Join Cost Per Action [CPA] networks and promote their offers.

    Most newbies start off with option 2, as it helps them learn the basics of Internet Marketing.

    After almost a decade in the business, I can tell you that making an income online comes down to 2 fundamental skills:

    1. Being able to generate quality targeted traffic
    2. Crafting an irresistible offer that converts traffic into $$$

    As an affiliate you can control point 1. but not point 2.

    As a product creator you can control both point 1. and 2.

    Have a read around the forum and decide what business model appeals to you, one is of a PRODUCER and the other is of a PROMOTER.

    Good luck and feel free to message me if you need further advice

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  • Profile picture of the author jutipum
    Welcome James,
    I suggest to use squeeze page for list building
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  • Profile picture of the author anpharmd09
    Originally Posted by James Temple View Post

    Hi guys

    Im currently stuck in a dead end job which i hate and really want to get out. I m keen to get into internet marketing and want to learn how to get started on it. Can anyone give me some advice on where to start and what to do? it would be a great help and really appreciated. Thanks

    JT
    Hi James,

    Research several different business models here on the forum.

    Pick one that interests you the most.

    Focus on ONLY that one method/business model until you succeed.

    Also, create a separate email account to use for any other marketers' lists that you sign up for. Only check this account 1 or 2x a week at most.

    This way your main email account won't be flooded every day with the latest and greatest product...this should help cut down distractions and the all to familiar "shiny object syndrome"

    Best of luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author SP ESP
      Hi James,

      My advice is to firstly take a long look at yourself and decide what your strengths and weaknesses are and what you enjoy and don't enjoy doing.
      There's no point in following a path which you hate doing.

      As others have said, read this forum and get a feel for what business options you have. Learn, take action, fail (you probably won't succeed until you've failed a few times), succeed, repeat your successes.

      Important - do not buy anything (training or tools) unless it is something you need at that time in order to advance at what you are working on.

      Good luck and enjoy yourself!
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