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Newbie to Internet Marketing....So what Internet Marketing Program would you recommend? ...I really appreciate any kind of feedback
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  • Profile picture of the author jamescanz
    Originally Posted by Ladylavender View Post

    Newbie to Internet Marketing....So what Internet Marketing Program would you recommend? ...I really appreciate any kind of feedback
    There's quite a few ways to make money when it comes to Internet Marketing...

    Is there something specifically you had an interest in?

    Email marketing?

    Facebook?

    Youtube?

    CPA?

    etc...
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    • Profile picture of the author Ladylavender
      Thanks so much for responding...email marketing sounds pretty interesting and I would also like to try other aspects as well under internet marketing as I go on [/COLOR]
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Tandan
    James is right, there are so many ways. I'd suggest you spend a bit of time researching this forum yourself to find some areas you might want to pursue.

    Narrow that list down, then download all the free info you can on a couple of select topics. Study it like crazy and determine from there what's the best fit. And once you've done all that and decided on the area you want to pursue,

    Look for a coach. Biggest time saver ever.
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    • Ladylavender,

      What are your short term objectives? How about your long term goals? What are your available resources, i.e. Time, skills, knowledge and expertise, network contacts in certain specialized industries, start-up investment funds and so on?

      What are you willing to do with your resources to achieve your short term objectives and long term goals? Let me know these things first if you want. That's the only time I MAY be able to suggest something that COULD POSSIBLY give you DECENT ideas to think of and test out, AT LEAST...
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  • Profile picture of the author Nightengale
    E-mail marketing is a marketing METHOD or activity. You still need a product or service to sell. Once you've chosen a product or service, yes, you'll need to build a list and e-mail them to promote whatever you're selling.

    Clarity is a HUGE part of IM success. I hope this post brings some clarity. It's so simple when you know it -- and darn difficult when you don't! I owe my mentors a world of thanks for bringing this clarity.

    IM is actually pretty simple: you can sell only one of two things:

    1. Products
    2. Services

    That's it!

    And selling products or services online happens in the same basic way for everyone, no matter what they're selling:

    Traffic > Opt-in page > Autoresponder series (or e-zine) > Sales page

    That's it! It's just that simple. (We IMers tend to overcomplicate things.)

    But no matter what your niche is, or whether you're selling a product or a service, do you know what your business model is?

    A business model is the framework or skeleton of your business. Essentially there are three types of online business models:

    1. Membership-based model

    A membership-based business model allows you to build a community of people (your members) who are as passionate about your subject as you are. Your membership fees can be monthly or annual, but either way, you're building recurring, passive income.

    There are a lot of resources and information out there to help you build a membership-based business if you're interested in doing this.

    2. Product-based model

    Selling products allows you to maximize your time and effort by selling items over and over again. This can be hard goods or it can be information products. Information marketing is it's own business model under the product-based model. Information marketing allows you to take your brain to the bank by creating a product ONCE based on what you know and selling it over and over again.

    Affiliate marketing falls under both models. You can choose to market either products or services as an affiliate.

    3. Service-based model

    Selling services can be great for 1) generating quick cash (as in the case of article writing or video producing) and 2) establishing your expertise and getting testimonials.

    However, in the long run, your goal should be to offer services at a PREMIUM. The biggest advantage of IM is LEVERAGE. You're able to leverage your time, money and expertise exponentially online. We all have just 24 hours each day. Time to get ruthless about what you expect for those hours you spend in IM each day. Expect more of yourself and more from your business friends, clients, partners, etc.

    What results are you getting for those hours you spend online each day? Ultimately, your services should be at the bottom of your funnel and cost the most since they involve your time and personal attention. (We all have a limited amount of time each day.)

    The fun (and confusion) comes in with all of the endless mix-and-match possibilities of the above models. If you're just starting or still struggling to make money, keep it simple:

    Pick just ONE!

    1. Pick ONE niche. (Something you're interested in and know something about.)

    2. Pick ONE target market for your product or service. (Who will buy what you're offering? The more specific you are, the more you narrow it down, the more successful you'll be.)

    3. Pick ONE business model.

    Now that you're clear about what business you're in, FOCUS! (And stop buying any info not related to your niche and target market, period!)

    F -- Follow
    O -- One
    C -- Course
    U -- Until
    S -- Successful


    And remember: build a list, Build a List, BUILD A LIST!

    In IM, it's easy to put the cart before the horse. Take a deep breath, step back and consider what type of business you REALLY want. Don't worry about getting traffic or buying that expensive traffic product until you know 1) what your business model is, 2) what niche you're in and 3) WHO your target market is!

    Successful business people will tell you that MARKETING is more than half the effort that's needed for success anyway. So pick a niche, target market and business model. Then spend most of your time and effort marketing it.

    If you DON'T have a solid plan or system, THAT'S when it's hard. A good system will shave YEARS (and save you big $$$) off of your learning curve

    That's why I recommend investing in at least one good, comprehensive IM course (or mentor who will give you such a system) instead of jumping from one $37 e-book to the next. A lot of people here complain about not being able to make any money. But neither are they willing to invest in their business. (Buying a random bunch of $37 e-books doesn't count.)

    The best thing I ever did was invest in a comprehensive IM course aimed at REAL business owners, not just other IM wannabes. Yes it was $1500. (It's no longer available.) But it was truly some of the best A-Z IM info I ever bought. Everything else I've learned (from the $37 e-books) since has simply been plugged into this system.

    My two best recommendations for phenomenal IM training programs are Ali Brown's Elevate program (ElevateBizTraining.com) and Jeff Walker's Product Launch Formula (ProductLaunchFormula.com)

    Get a solid plan or system and then work the plan!

    Hope this helps!

    Michelle
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    • Profile picture of the author Ladylavender
      Thanks so much for your feedback. From what your response was, it reassures me that I'm heading in the right direction. Thank you so much for your time educating me on what you know. Truly appreciate it....Ladylavender
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  • Profile picture of the author Adie
    Originally Posted by Ladylavender View Post

    Newbie to Internet Marketing....So what Internet Marketing Program would you recommend? ...I really appreciate any kind of feedback
    You can read some of these useful threads here:
    How to Make Money as Newbie
    1. What to do if you're desperate
    2. An easy way to make $1-$3 a day?
    3. Here's how to make your first $100
    4. I Have Been Doing IM For Exactly One Month Today.... Going To Do $500 Today!
    5. 15k a month - here's how...
    6. Why YOU Can't Make REAL Money Online!
    7. i have 300 dollars and i want to start newbie
    8. How do YOU make money online?
    9. How to succeed in internet marketing
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  • Profile picture of the author HajimeAnne
    I am very impressed by Michelle's answer. But if you're new to Internet Marketing I wonder how much of it you can understand of the comprehensive answer she gave you. James said "Get a coach." Good answer but which coach and in what area? As a newbie there is so much that you don't know. After almost three years I am still very ignorant. I know I like affiliate marketing but in order to be successful I need to know keyword research well (or have a software that does a good job); it also requires that I can put a website together and know what kind of website Google wants to get on page 1 (unique content and a silo structure is a beginning); then there is all that linking business--social links, high authority backlinks, etc. I am currently using Peter Garety's p1 traffic machine and it's very complete including now getting connected to his private blog network. But if I were a newbie stepping into it, there would be so much I would have to learn. It takes time, patience, a good system and a good trainer. It's not easy. I think I'm finally on the right track with a coach and a business system for one; and then a good trainer, good software and system for all my affiliate marketing. It's such a relief. Took me almost 3 years to get to this place. Good luck to you.
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  • If you create a list you don't need of a website or Google.
    Google always changes.
    I suggest you to create a simple WSO like an ebook and try to create a list.
    Your buyers automatically subscribe to your list when they buy your product.
    For getting fast money try Fiverr, it's probably the fastest way to make some money but, because of competition, it works only if you have a good and original idea.
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  • Profile picture of the author dee4d
    Awesome replies. Read Michelle's reply and Adie's links well. It is good you get a coach to make you learn IM and earn from it. It's the best way to start, and this will reduce the time taken to go round and round, and avoid things like the SOS.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bill Hugall
    Here is where you start.

    Buy stuff. Lot's of cheap stuff in the WSO section. Get free stuff as well.This may not make you very much money at first, but you need to understand that this is a whole new world and being brand new your brain is going to hurt at times.

    The quickest way for anyone to succeed is to get the lingo, understand it, and then apply it.
    If you are not like most of the newbies I meet and you understand that coaching and mentoring is not a bad thing...

    Well then get to work on finding one.

    There are a bunch of good ones out there. So have a look. I personally always look to see if they have an hourly rate. Its not normally cheap, but its far better to you as you can actually ask questions and take an active part in the information you get.

    With video programs its kind of a once size fits all deal, and not all of us learn in the same way so personal is way better for me. A good mentor will find out as much as they can before you meet so that they can hook you up with a good plan.

    Despite what some may say about coaches and mentoring I have personally found that the more I pay to interact with people who have what I want the more money I make.

    The tough part for most people is getting over that cost barrier that makes them a bit uncomfortable. If this is the case for you.

    I would find all the free info I could and just soak it all in with little expectation of success for the first little while. Once you have a direction mapped out. Give it everything you have got until you succeed. Then learn something new to make another stream.

    Hope that helps

    Good Luck,
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    • Profile picture of the author Nightengale
      Thanks for the thanks, but.... Some thoughts come to mind after reading more replies:

      Originally Posted by HajimeAnne View Post

      I am very impressed by Michelle's answer. But if you're new to Internet Marketing I wonder how much of it you can understand of the comprehensive answer she gave you.
      No offense, but this is insulting. And I don't say that because I wrote the post. I would hope that any Warrior would feel competent to understand the information, no matter who wrote it.

      This is a forum and by forum standards, it's a long post. But it's a big-picture overview in bite-sized format. My intent was to cut through all of the clutter and provide some much-needed clarity.

      As I commented earlier, too many people -- especially Warriors -- focus on $37 e-books and trending, temporary techniques instead of an overall, sound business strategy based on timeless marketing principles. They end up chasing "hot" methods for quick cash instead of building a solid, long-term business. Just look at Steve Wagenheim's post that's currently popular here.

      Focus on BUILDING A BUSINESS -- a REAL business. It takes the same amount of effort to build a business as it does to focus on quick cash, temporary methods like Teespring or CPA which are often built on shifting sands, income streams you have little to no control over.

      Originally Posted by Bill Hugall View Post

      Here is where you start.

      Buy stuff. Lot's of cheap stuff in the WSO section. Get free stuff as well.This may not make you very much money at first, but you need to understand that this is a whole new world and being brand new your brain is going to hurt at times.

      The quickest way for anyone to succeed is to get the lingo, understand it, and then apply it.
      If you are not like most of the newbies I meet and you understand that coaching and mentoring is not a bad thing...
      This is a BAD idea. Very bad.

      As I said in my post: too many people get sucked into buying one $37 e-book after another -- because it's cheap. They get sucked into information overload and STILL have no idea what to do or how to fit all of the pieces together. They have a whole collection of information which doesn't relate together AT ALL!

      One of the worst aspects of buying little $37 ebooks is they focus on just one very small piece of IM. Worse, it's often a "special method" that's obsolete in 6 months or less. At the very least, they're not the best use of your time and money.

      And then they're broke. (You'd be surprised how fast $37 ebooks add up!)

      This is the situation so many Warriors are in.

      What's better is to invest in a comprehensive IM course that gives the big picture and how to fit all of the pieces together. Yes, it's more expensive up front, but it's much less expensive in the long run -- and will save you A LOT of time.

      I'm not specifically picking on you guys, but that type of advice is exactly why I wrote that post to begin with: to counteract the thick fog of confusion in IM.

      I hope it helps.

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  • Profile picture of the author kashmir2025
    in this forum have many ways so i can not tell one because
    all are good depend on u what u like
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  • Profile picture of the author JtxTop
    It depends on what type of effort you want to put in, if you want to market by blogging or email marketing, you need to how to write and set up webpages, if you are comfortable or only want to link and sell, you have to advertise and spend some money and if you don't know what u are doing , u may lose some fast, on the other hand blogging is less risky but takes a longer time, so it depends on the type of effort you want to put in and your risk tolerance level
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  • Profile picture of the author stews
    Like some of the other comments. There are so many paths to consider. You may want to start with, do you want to sale a physical product or a digital? . Do you want a store? Do you want a good drop ship program? Also, what is your passion and is it marketable? etc,etc Whatever you choose, Good Luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenster
    My advice, stay away from methods and ways to make money and find ways to build a business. Building a business isn't as sexy, but the success rate of people trying to build a business vs make money is substantially higher.

    Most of the methods and "how I made $x in Y days" will lead you chasing your tail and getting nowhere, despite the super sexy sales pages they have.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marco Moeschter
    First at all see what skills you have. If you enjoy writing than you know you should start your own blog and brand. Email marketing should be the number one thing to go with as well (email marketing should be always involved in your marketing) if you can write. If you feel more comfortable on camera than you should consider this.

    It's hard to say what be the best Internet Marketing method is for you but I would stick to one thing and one thing only until you master it. Educate yourself a bit here on the forum and stay away from overnight quick rich schemes.
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  • Profile picture of the author biitchcakes
    LOL Your brain will hurt, A LOT of the time. It will swim inside of your skull even. Try to research ONE thing you don't understand at a time. DON'T move on until you've "got it down". It makes it SO much easier, even though it takes longer, it's really the right way to do it.

    There will always be more to learn, but if you don't have the basics down, you will lose a lot of money, time, and a good deal of your mind trying (no matter what you decide to do).

    Hope that helps! Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
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    • Profile picture of the author Ladylavender
      Talfighel-


      ????? What does the font selection have to do with anything? Just stick to the discussion and topics. Don't let minor pointless things bother you





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      It is about time that the moderators enforce this.
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  • Profile picture of the author beasty513
    You need to start with list-building..

    It's your chocie to choose which market to build a list in..


    Try not to bounce around all over the place with

    different methods as you will be getting nowhere.
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  • Profile picture of the author carcin0genic
    It seems your question was which program should you promote.

    I invite you to forget about which program is going to make you money. They all will (there are exceptions to everything mind you).

    Master a traffic source and build a list. That's where your focus should be.

    Once you master a source of traffic you can write your own ticket.

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  • Profile picture of the author ecoverartist
    I would suggest that you take...what does it cost now, $20? To become a member of the War Room forum. It will pay for itself time and time again. Great products and services as well as advice in there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Justin Humphries
    You are getting a lot of varied answers here. Here's my 2 cents

    When I started I bought everything I could and was all over the place. It didn't help me - well, in a way I learned a lot, but I was so busy LEARNING that I didn't take the time to IMPLEMENT.

    Here's what I would do now if I were starting over from scratch:

    There is enough FREE information out there to learn the basics on any topic you want.

    So, first, figure out what kind of business you want to build. How do you want to get started? As an affiliate? In what niche? Internet Marketing? or something you're passionate about or interested in?

    Once you decide on the type of business you want...then you'll need to pick ONE or TWO (I'd just start with one to be honest) marketing strategy.

    That could be Social media (facebook), video (youtube), paid traffic (there are all different types), SEO (blogging for example).

    Pick one you want to focus on and learn everything you can about it. Get all the free info you can on the Warrior Forum, Google, YouTube. You'll get enough info there to get started.

    Then start DOING. Plan to implement what you learn as soon as you learn it. Don't get stuck in LEARNING MODE like I did.

    You'll learn more by DOING.

    So, figure out what kind of business you want, pick a way to market it, and then GO FOR IT!

    Give yourself some time to learn and apply.

    In the process you'll find people you can trusts and products you can trust so you don't end up spending tons of money with nothing to show for it. (I'd spend more money on advertising than I would on products)

    Sorry that was longer than I expected but hope it helps
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Nightengale gave you some good advice. I'll just add this. When you decide on something, whatever it is, stick with it. Give it a fair time to start paying off. If you jump from one thing to another because you didn't make money in two weeks you're going to be perennially broke.

      In short, stay away from the average mindset of most people who try to make a living online. If you can't do that, you're pretty much doomed and I would lay 1,000 to 1 odds that I'm right.

      This stuff is hard. It requires amazing discipline. I am speaking as someone who worked 14 hour days, made good money and is now broke again because of just a few mistakes. You can't make mistakes in this business. At least not big ones and not long term. You won't survive. I'm currently in the process of rebuilding my business after 11 years of marketing online.

      If that's a sobering thought, good. Because somebody needs to let new people know the real truth about just how hard it is to succeed in business, any business.
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      • Profile picture of the author Ladylavender
        Hello Steven Wagenheim, yes I have one Niche, plenty Ideas though. Thanks for sharing your story. Great advise and yes Nightengale's information was plenty helpful. Thank you guys so much




        Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

        Nightengale gave you some good advice. I'll just add this. When you decide on something, whatever it is, stick with it. Give it a fair time to start paying off. If you jump from one thing to another because you didn't make money in two weeks you're going to be perennially broke.

        In short, stay away from the average mindset of most people who try to make a living online. If you can't do that, you're pretty much doomed and I would lay 1,000 to 1 odds that I'm right.

        This stuff is hard. It requires amazing discipline. I am speaking as someone who worked 14 hour days, made good money and is now broke again because of just a few mistakes. You can't make mistakes in this business. At least not big ones and not long term. You won't survive. I'm currently in the process of rebuilding my business after 11 years of marketing online.

        If that's a sobering thought, good. Because somebody needs to let new people know the real truth about just how hard it is to succeed in business, any business.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ladylavender
      Thanks much Mr. Humphries,

      Very helpful
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  • Profile picture of the author derekwong28
    Adie has a good list of threads but I would take those that involve SEO with caution. Google has changed its algorithm a lot since then.

    If you want to learn some basic techniques with some coaching, you can take a look at Wealthy Affiliate. Bring the Fresh is also reported to be quite good although it may be more black hat. For PPC, it will be worth visiting Perry Marshall's site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ladylavender
    Good Morning Moderator...I'm new to Warrior Forum....It was an option so I used it. Didn't know that I couldn't. Would not happen again...my apologies..Have a good day...Ladylavender


    Originally Posted by Ladylavender View Post

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    Newbie to Internet Marketing....So what Internet Marketing Program would you recommend? ...I really appreciate any kind of feedback
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  • Profile picture of the author Global Content Services
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    You have to have something to offer if you want to make money online. Do you have a product? Are you going to offer service? I think you should start analyzing first, before thinking of methods on how to "market" anything.

    Here are some newbie friendly options:

    1. Email Submits
    2. CPA
    3. PTC

    Good luck!
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  • Just do something and stop looking for 1, 2, 3 , 4 step by step just go sell something
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    soon people... Relax...
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