Best Way To Do Internet Marketing As A Retirement Strategy

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What is the most effective way to do Internet marketing as a retirement strategy so that as time goes by there is less work for more profits?

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  • Profile picture of the author Willie Crawford
    Invest in internet properties, using tax deferred strategies, where
    the properties grow in value over time.

    Basically sink $100 into a domain name, hosting, and few other
    essentials, nurture it, and in few years you have something worth
    six or 7 figures where if you sold it, all of you gain gets preferential
    tax treatment.

    The topic is a little complex for here, but you CAN grow $100 into
    $1 million or more if you know what your'e doing... and then live
    off the "interest" on your investment.

    Along the same line, you can set up some highly targeted lead
    generation pages, geo-targeting highly competitive keywords,
    ranking on them, and then renting the lead capture sites or pages
    to local business owners.

    As an example, rank for Atlanta Plumber,and then lease that page out to a local plumber. When he no longer wants it, lease it to
    someone else.

    Rank a couple hundred pages that you are leasing out and you have
    a nice residual income. Keeping these pages highly ranked is easier than
    most people think. When you get tired of the business, sell everything!

    Willie
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    • Profile picture of the author IndianaJones
      Outsourcing is another strategy so that people in the Philippines are running your operations for you as you sip a lemonade on a tropical beach with beautiful people at your side.
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    • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
      Thanks Mr. Crawford, I am glad I scrolled back up you just gave me some awesome tips on offline sales to test out.

      Originally Posted by Willie Crawford View Post

      Invest in internet properties, using tax deferred strategies, where
      the properties grow in value over time.

      Basically sink $100 into a domain name, hosting, and few other
      essentials, nurture it, and in few years you have something worth
      six or 7 figures where if you sold it, all of you gain gets preferential
      tax treatment.

      The topic is a little complex for here, but you CAN grow $100 into
      $1 million or more if you know what your'e doing... and then live
      off the "interest" on your investment.

      Along the same line, you can set up some highly targeted lead
      generation pages, geo-targeting highly competitive keywords,
      ranking on them, and then renting the lead capture sites or pages
      to local business owners.

      As an example, rank for Atlanta Plumber,and then lease that page out to a local plumber. When he no longer wants it, lease it to
      someone else.

      Rank a couple hundred pages that you are leasing out and you have
      a nice residual income. Keeping these pages highly ranked is easier than
      most people think. When you get tired of the business, sell everything!

      Willie
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    • Profile picture of the author ddev
      Originally Posted by Willie Crawford View Post

      Invest in internet properties, using tax deferred strategies, where
      the properties grow in value over time.

      Basically sink $100 into a domain name, hosting, and few other
      essentials, nurture it, and in few years you have something worth
      six or 7 figures where if you sold it, all of you gain gets preferential
      tax treatment.

      The topic is a little complex for here, but you CAN grow $100 into
      $1 million or more if you know what your'e doing... and then live
      off the "interest" on your investment.
      ....

      Willie
      It's great to have people like Mr. Willie Crawford in the forum.
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    • Profile picture of the author DubDubDubDot
      Originally Posted by Willie Crawford View Post

      Basically sink $100 into a domain name, hosting, and few other
      essentials, nurture it, and in few years you have something worth
      six or 7 figures where if you sold it, all of you gain gets preferential
      tax treatment.

      The topic is a little complex for here, but you CAN grow $100 into
      $1 million or more if you know what your'e doing
      These kind of sales are extremely rare in relation to the number of web developers in the industry. They don't happen just because someone knew what they were doing. Pure luck plays a key role. You need to have the right site with the right market share at the exact moment in time when a company with the financial means is looking to buy to skip the initial growing pains. You may also have to move to California or New York to work for them as part of the deal ("talent acquisition" often being the motive for the purchase in the first place).
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      • Profile picture of the author IndianaJones
        Reverse engineer one profitable affiliate site after another and then farm each one out to personal virtual assistants in the Philippines. Then manage those virtual assistants during your "retirement" years. This could be the holy grail strategy of internet marketing for retirement?

        By the way, the word retirement does not exist in the Okinawan language and they have the longest living people on earth there.

        Indiana
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by Willie Crawford View Post

      Invest in internet properties, using tax deferred strategies, where
      the properties grow in value over time.

      Basically sink $100 into a domain name, hosting, and few other
      essentials, nurture it, and in few years you have something worth
      six or 7 figures where if you sold it, all of you gain gets preferential
      tax treatment.

      The topic is a little complex for here, but you CAN grow $100 into
      $1 million or more if you know what your'e doing... and then live
      off the "interest" on your investment.

      Along the same line, you can set up some highly targeted lead
      generation pages, geo-targeting highly competitive keywords,
      ranking on them, and then renting the lead capture sites or pages
      to local business owners.

      As an example, rank for Atlanta Plumber,and then lease that page out to a local plumber. When he no longer wants it, lease it to
      someone else.

      Rank a couple hundred pages that you are leasing out and you have
      a nice residual income. Keeping these pages highly ranked is easier than
      most people think. When you get tired of the business, sell everything!

      Willie
      killer strategy willie. Somehow I pictured you sipping on port and a delicately smoking a cigar while you typed out this post.

      NICE SHARE!
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  • Profile picture of the author ronrule
    Originally Posted by IndianaJones View Post

    What is the most effective way to do Internet marketing as a retirement strategy so that as time goes by there is less work for more profits?

    Give your ideas please.
    Internet Marketing is a bad retirement strategy, things change too quickly. Ask around how many people here are doing the same thing now that they were five years ago... you won't find very many.

    Anything that's "less work for more profits today" will become saturated, and eventually be "no work and no profits".

    Your best way to use IM as a retirement strategy is to make as much money as you can now, and invest it in other things (real estate, growth stock mutual funds, etc.) for retirement.
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    • Profile picture of the author PerformanceMan
      Originally Posted by ronrule View Post

      Internet Marketing is a bad retirement strategy, things change too quickly. Ask around how many people here are doing the same thing now that they were five years ago... you won't find very many.
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    • Profile picture of the author IndianaJones
      Originally Posted by ronrule View Post

      Internet Marketing is a bad retirement strategy, things change too quickly. Ask around how many people here are doing the same thing now that they were five years ago... you won't find very many.
      Part of that problem is that people jump into the next shiny object and realize later with regret that they should have stuck with what they started with.

      Also, paid internet advertising will always be available so if you build your business on paid advertising rather then SEO then things will not change so fast for those who build it on paid advertising versus those who got burned in SEO with all the Google Panda, Penguin, etc. etc. changes.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
        Originally Posted by IndianaJones View Post

        What is the most effective way to do Internet marketing as a retirement strategy so that as time goes by there is less work for more profits?

        Give your ideas please.
        Originally Posted by IndianaJones View Post

        Outsourcing is another strategy so that people in the Philippines are running your operations for you as you sip a lemonade on a tropical beach with beautiful people at your side.
        Seems like you have your own answers...
        Originally Posted by IndianaJones View Post

        Part of that problem is that people jump into the next shiny object and realize later with regret that they should have stuck with what they started with.

        Also, paid internet advertising will always be available so if you build your business on paid advertising rather then SEO then things will not change so fast for those who build it on paid advertising versus those who got burned in SEO with all the Google Panda, Penguin, etc. etc. changes.
        Hmm, you have more answers for yourself.

        I was going to say, don't use names like "Indiana Jones" and fake pics on a forum if you are looking for your retirement strategy to be effective. Build on your REAL name.
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        • Profile picture of the author IndianaJones
          Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post


          I was going to say, don't use names like "Indiana Jones" ...... Build on your REAL name.
          Thanks for the advice,

          Harrison Ford

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    • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
      Originally Posted by ronrule View Post

      Internet Marketing is a bad retirement strategy, things change too quickly. Ask around how many people here are doing the same thing now that they were five years ago... you won't find very many.

      Anything that's "less work for more profits today" will become saturated, and eventually be "no work and no profits".

      Your best way to use IM as a retirement strategy is to make as much money as you can now, and invest it in other things (real estate, growth stock mutual funds, etc.) for retirement.
      But...what if you concentrate your efforts on building a "brand", not just a business?
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      • Profile picture of the author ronrule
        Originally Posted by x3xsolxdierx3x View Post

        But...what if you concentrate your efforts on building a "brand", not just a business?
        That would be more along the lines of an ecommerce site or building a real business, not internet marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
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  • Profile picture of the author Coby
    Pick an evergreen niche and build a membership site.

    Cheers,
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  • Profile picture of the author seonutshell
    Build a site around something you love, and write an article a day for it for ten years. Done.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Stick with the fundamentals...

    1) Paid advertising

    2) Lead to squeeze page

    3) Let autoresponder do the work

    4) Profit

    5) Ship or have product instantly delivered

    ...should take no more than 20 minutes to set this up online... if things on the internet "do" change (such as free marketing strategies).
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Chicas
    Some of the best ways that I can see this working is to meet real people in real life and network with them - whatever your strongest skills are - become known for this. I meet people in my regular routine life just in my city and come across those that want to put a product out or interested in advertising their business - it's easy to get gigs when you are the "to go to" guy in your area. Or at least be known for having some IM skills.

    And like it was mentioned - build your real name with your real picture - not necessary but it's harder for people to know who you are and what you are about. My opinion.
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    • Profile picture of the author MarketMaster13
      You probably may need some coaching or mentorship on the best strategies of IM as a retirement strategy.
      With an experienced mentor/coach you will be able to gain allot through their skills and experiences.
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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    Do lifetime commissions on your affilate deals.
    Called residual this is the site I use to find them.
    Affiliate programs with lifetime commissions or residual commissions for life

    Invest your profits in real estate or a money market, whatever you desire, I do real estate.

    Doing internet marketing and being self employed from a real job is no different and should not be thought of as different. You should still pay your social security taxes and your self employment tax as well as have a retirement plan in force, I am lucky cause I am a veteran so I use the V.A. as my medical care, I am at the top tier of co pay but 50 bucks for surgery is not much to pay out.
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  • Profile picture of the author prem khaira
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    Create products/services that charge Monthly, get affiliates, use MONEY to MAKE MORE MONEY.... that's a retirement strategy.
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  • Profile picture of the author jasondinner
    Originally Posted by IndianaJones View Post

    What is the most effective way to do Internet marketing as a retirement strategy so that as time goes by there is less work for more profits?

    Give your ideas please.
    Make a boat load of money online and take a healthy portion of your profits and invest them in traditional, but high yielding investment vehicles that make you passive income.

    For example:

    - become a silent partner in proven passive money makers like apartment housing, parking lots, and other daily and monthly income streams

    - invest in certain stocks that always pay high dividends

    - get into hedge funds. More risky but the riskier the investment, the greater the return

    Just throwing some stuff out there off the top of my head
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  • Create a REAL business online, and then sell it after you've achieved some success - about five years in. Invest the money for cash flow.
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    • Profile picture of the author IndianaJones
      Anyone else have any helpful ideas?

      I think those who create their own products have more control over their retirement income. What about you?
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      • Profile picture of the author IndianaJones
        Originally Posted by IndianaJones View Post

        Anyone else have any helpful ideas?

        I think those who create their own products have more control over their retirement income. What about you?
        For example, you write Kindle books one after another after another after another etc. etc. etc. and your passive retirement income keeps building.
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        • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
          Originally Posted by IndianaJones View Post

          For example, you write Kindle books one after another after another after another etc. etc. etc. and your passive retirement income keeps building.
          Building a backlist of books is another example of creating an asset as outlined by Willie C. above.

          If you're approaching IM from a financial planning angle, the keys are income and saleability down the road. You want the income AND the capital gains.

          Later, if you decide to sell, concentrate on both ROIs.

          First, worry about Return OF Investment. There are an awful lot of former professional athletes who made millions during their active career, yet end up broke because they sank their money into dubious investments.

          Once you find a potential investment that fits your risk tolerance, the you can think about Return ON Investment.
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          • Profile picture of the author marciayudkin
            For example, you write Kindle books one after another after another after another etc. etc. etc. and your passive retirement income keeps building.
            This works only if you plan the Kindle books in such a way that they will neither actually go out of date or be perceived to have gone out of date, and if you promote the heck out of them and get great reviews so that the Kindle books have a lot of momentum going for them before you retire.

            Otherwise your retirement income will dwindle.

            Note that it will rarely just keep going and going. I had a book that in 1988 was offered by the Book of the Month club. It had tremendous momentum and earned me royalties for about 20 years. It's now out of print, however, and I'm not sure I could even give away the remaining copies I have in my basement because it's perceived to be out of date, even though it really isn't. I'm not complaining because I sure did well with that little book!

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  • Profile picture of the author ronrule
    The best strategy for retiring wealthy is "Don't knock anybody up"
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    passive (nearly) affiliate marketing. No need to bother with customers.
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    eg of this?

    Basically sink $100 into a domain name, hosting, and few other
    essentials, nurture it, and in few years you have something worth
    six or 7 figures where if you sold it, all of you gain gets preferential
    tax treatment.
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  • Profile picture of the author DubDubDubDot
    Originally Posted by IndianaJones View Post

    What is the most effective way to do Internet marketing as a retirement strategy so that as time goes by there is less work for more profits?
    There is no such thing in this business as building something up and then sitting back as the profits roll in indefinitely with minimal work. It sounds like that is the holy grail you are in search of. It does not exist.

    The most realistic plan is to make as much money as you can while your window of opportunity is open. Whatever it is you find that works, push hard to maximize the earnings. Don't let up just because you've got $X in the bank or you'll regret it later. From there you've typically got 3 to 5 years before the market changes and you've got to either change with it (no telling what happens) or exit with whatever you made.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fazal Mayar
    Start a longterm business that you could sell 10 years from now that is brandable. It could be a blog or website with a short brandable domain. Selling businesses online is a good idea.
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    Writing Kindle ebooks seems to be a good alternative because Amazon helps you with the promotion, but you cannot depend only on that. You have to promote your ebooks yourself, and you have to write a series of ebooks.

    Affiliate marketing depends on promotions and there is a fierce competition in all niches. Getting traffic became more problematic than ever.







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  • Profile picture of the author jasondinner
    A lot of people seem to not be thinking past the whole internet marketing aspect of using it as a retirement strategy.

    If all you continue to do is dump all of your money back into your IM business and no where else, how will you ever expect to retire?
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  • Profile picture of the author rondo
    Work out how much you need to retire. You probably need more than you think.

    I did this and now I'm far more focused on making that amount and my goals are bigger than ever.

    Have you got a number??


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  • Profile picture of the author canniffch
    Yes this is true. The internet is one of these sources. It represents an ocean of opportunities ranging from entertainment, to collecting information, to producing extra money by working after retirement. If you have a computer, an internet connections and are interested in collecting extra money after retirement there have no doubts that the online marketing is the best way for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author yugaeko
    everyone asking about it, and some people always have the answer..

    but, the real question is "Will you do the answer that you get?"

    BOLD: "less work and more profits" will only be obtained by people who like to do hard work at the beginning of their careers..

    (sorry if there are less pleased)

    GoLd Luck for you..
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  • Profile picture of the author barbling
    Everyone will have their own favorite ways to recommend.

    Simply because.... what works for one might not work for another.

    You need to test out different methods:

    Product Creation

    eMail marketing

    Affiliate marketing

    PPC

    etc.etc.etc.

    And see which one appeals to your character the *most*. Then focus solely on rinsing/repeating that.

    For example, I'm great a product creation/affiliate marketing. Offline/face to face sales doesn't work whatsoever to me, because its simply NOT my nature.

    But it might be yours. And the only way you can find out is *try*.

    Another thing to remember - as you get older, you might find yourself getting more non-optimal. So do the most and the best you can today so you can coast in your later years when required.

    Hope that helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author Tania Edwards
    The way internet marketing changes everyday
    I don't think any "less work more profit" strategies will work
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    • Profile picture of the author kellymonaghan
      It depends on what you'd like to have as income in retirement.

      I have a number of sites that I haven't really touched in years that still bring in income. I'd hate to have to live on it, though. Of course, if you had THOUSANDS of sites like that...

      Most retired people like to do *something*. At least for a few hours a week. If you enjoy affiliate marketing and/or email marketing, and you've laid a solid groundwork, I can see making decent money for just a few hours a week. But the key is putting in the years of hard work to get to that point.

      And the point made earlier in this thread about how quickly things can change is very true. You could see your nice retirement income go "poof".
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      • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
        i regret never start early...

        because need years to see the real results....
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  • Profile picture of the author Tyio Lee
    I am a Seasonal Marketer....ebooks....sell many other products on Amazon...October...November...
    December....January...February and I do very very well.
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