I really want to end this year different. Help!!

by TimK06
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Hi guys,

I've been around internet marketing for a while but haven't had what I call success.

I've created sites and blogs. I have a semi-popular youtube page and it's still growing.

I write for my wordpress blog about bi-weekly on average and get an okay response.

Facebook and Instagram are helpful in promoting as well as pinterest.

I guess what I want to know what do I need to do to turn this thing into a real life, growing, living business that profits enough for me to live comfortably and become a full time marketer.

I haven't even made a penny yet.
#end #year
  • Profile picture of the author @tjr
    Well...what are you doing to monetize your properties?
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  • Profile picture of the author Suleymen
    What kind of methode you use to earn money?
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    • Profile picture of the author Esteban Gomez
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      • Profile picture of the author gluckspilz
        You mean jump into your list?

        Originally Posted by Esteban Gomez View Post

        Tim,

        I had the same issue at first. I knew that I could make money online but I couldn't find a way to make a good living (8k/month).

        Everything I found were either niche sites or getting jobs done on fiver for 5 bucks.

        What I wanted to create was a real passive income from which I could live life on my own terms and do whatever I wanted.

        After looking online for several months I found the key to creating a real online business and making a good profit online.

        Go to my blog and check my free bootcamp training where I teach EXACTLY step by step what I did to set up my business.

        I hope it helps you the way it did for me.

        Cheers,
        Esteban Gomez
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        • Profile picture of the author Esteban Gomez
          Originally Posted by gluckspilz View Post

          You mean jump into your list?
          It is self promotion because my training is highly valuable information, check it out for yourself
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          • Profile picture of the author @tjr
            Originally Posted by Esteban Gomez View Post

            It is self promotion because my training is highly valuable information, check it out for yourself
            You're the author of the "training". I sure hope you think it is awesome. At least in that case you're the normal kind of dope who self-promotes on a forum that definitely doesn't allow it. If you already knew your product was crap you'd be a cynical jerk of a whole different nature.

            Anyways, hope this five star training has a section about reading and following rules on the properties that you in habit. Maybe there is, and you forgot your own training in this case.
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  • Profile picture of the author @tjr
    That self-promotion though. Lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author NeedBucksNow
    Hey. I've been in internet marketing for years as well & know how hard it is to make money unless you focus on your list building & SEO. List building helps because you can keep in contact with people after they visit your site & if you focus on your SEO you should be able to get more free organic traffic every month as your ranks go up in Google. I only wish I had done this earlier instead of trying all the other ways that don't really work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adie
    I also have the same target - to end this year with a good accomplishment. I've been working on a new authority blog I created last June and it seems working well now. I am looking forward on its performance this December.
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  • Profile picture of the author TimK06
    Hey guys, I haven't tried to sale anything in quite a while.
    I setup a sales funnel with aweber email and tried to sale some affiliate products
    had a few signups but couldn't get them to open emails consistently.
    By the time they received the sales email most had stop opening them and none bought.
    After that fell on a bit of harder times and stopped being able to afford the hosting and autoresponder
    Not just making excuses, I literally have more outgo than income monthly.
    So that kind of cut my legs out from under me as far as testing and finding out what works
    so I've lost so much time but internet marketing is definitely still my passion.
    I just need to figure out which way to go now.
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    • Profile picture of the author ewritezone
      Originally Posted by TimK06 View Post

      Hey guys, I haven't tried to sale anything in quite a while.
      I setup a sales funnel with aweber email and tried to sale some affiliate products
      had a few signups but couldn't get them to open emails consistently.
      By the time they received the sales email most had stop opening them and none bought.
      After that fell on a bit of harder times and stopped being able to afford the hosting and autoresponder
      Not just making excuses, I literally have more outgo than income monthly.
      So that kind of cut my legs out from under me as far as testing and finding out what works
      so I've lost so much time but internet marketing is definitely still my passion.
      I just need to figure out which way to go now.
      Maybe you should try out methods that'd get you some quick cash, like services for instance. There are a number of freelance sites out there. Figure out your skills and what you'd like to earn per hour/project.

      Once you have some savings, you can come back to affiliate marketing. That's how I did, and it has worked out pretty well for me.
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      • Profile picture of the author AlexCN
        Really difficult to help without a lot more details and specifics.

        What is the niche you are trying to build a business in, or are you spread out all over the place?

        Not sure if it's the case, but it seems like you may be spreading yourself too thin. Use a method that is proven and WORKS and concentrate on that.

        In addition, concentrate on one niche at a time until you become profitable.

        Alex
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      • Profile picture of the author hometutor
        Originally Posted by ewritezone View Post

        Maybe you should try out methods that'd get you some quick cash, like services for instance. There are a number of freelance sites out there. Figure out your skills and what you'd like to earn per hour/project.

        Once you have some savings, you can come back to affiliate marketing. That's how I did, and it has worked out pretty well for me.
        I bought a WSO about a year ago on just that. It dealt with buy sell trade sites and gave some valuable information. Perhaps someone recalls the title or the author is reading this.

        Rick
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Grossman
    Think of a skill you have that many other people don't, and which can help them earn more money, save them time, or improve their life.

    It might be programming, writing, automating a process, doing a specific kind of research, managing some task they normally have to do themselves, etc.

    Think of one person who you think might pay you for use of that skill. A local business, a neighbor, a website owner you've talked to before. Reach out to them and offer your professional services. Explain how you can help them save time or money, and how you're going to charge less than they'll save. It should be a win-win.

    Get your first client. Get your second client. You're not doing any advertising or marketing or e-mail blasts, just reaching out to people one by one, tapping into your personal and professional network, asking for referrals. Learn exactly what they need (it's probably not exactly what you thought), what problems they're having that you can solve. You can do this by the end of the year, and make real money doing it. Money you'll feel good about because you're earning an honest dollar helping someone out, using skills you can feel proud of.

    When you have identified a problem with a large potential market, and a repeatable solution to it, now you have something to build a business around. Instead of "the guy who helps Jerry rewrite his ads to be more effective", you can launch the "Ad Optimizer" company that sells this for a percentage of clients' ad spend, knowing that your changes will boost their conversions and revenue by more than that percentage.

    Now you're in business.

    Chances are, you aren't going to stumble into something real and sustainable that will replace your day job until you do something like that. Your own product or service. Something that provides real value to customers, who are then so happy with it that they start telling other people about you.

    Far too often people read marketing guides and start at the wrong end -- list building, advertising, autoresponders, affiliate programs. These are channels for marketing a business, not a business in and of themselves. You need the business first, THEN you try to find marketing channels that are effective at bringing in new customers for that business.

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    P.S. Don't think you have a skill that's valuable to anyone else? You're probably wrong. If you can use Excel, you can probably do a lot of things for people that don't have the time or patience. You can always make it your goal to pick up a new and valuable skill this year too. In 3 months, you can teach yourself basic web programming with free books at your local library.
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  • Profile picture of the author Esteban Gomez
    Guys sorry for the self promotion and breaking the rules.

    I just wanted to help and believed my training would help Tim.

    Anyways, thanks for the advice.

    Cheers,
    Esteban Gomez
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    Provide a solution to their problems for free in exchange of their email.

    Build relationship and guide them how to make the success you are having.

    Simple really.

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  • Profile picture of the author skyro
    I would begin list building and continue sending subscriber to your blog but along with writing post I would promote products go along with your talking about in your post.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnZ
    When have you started blogging? If your WordPress blog is new, you should have patience. Keep writing content, connect with your readers online, and add a call to action to your posts. Come up with a marketing plan. What strategies do you want to use for monetizing your blog? Consider your niche as well as your target audience.
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