You’re Speaking Greek to Me!
If some of these terms sound foreign to you – autoresponder, affiliate marketing, and more, don’t worry. In the coming weeks, you’re going to get a crash course in Internet marketing for beginner’s from A to Z.
It’s important when you’re just starting out to remember that Google is your friend. Before you email other marketers or post in forums, Google the terms you don’t know.
There are a lot of people who don’t take the time to educate themselves about this business, and those are the ones who fail to generate any money and continue spinning their wheels until they finally quit out of frustration
Ask In Forums
Another good place to go is the Warrior Forum at www.WarriorForum.com. Here, you can ask questions about this industry, but before you do, use the search feature and type in your question to see if anyone’s already asked it and had it answered.
For instance, if you have a question about Squidoo, type Squidoo into the search form and you’ll see a whole host of questions and answers people have given about the use of that particular site, like this:
So you can see from the above, and this is just a small fraction of the results, that many people before you have had the same questions about this topic. This same strategy can be done in any Internet marketing forum, but the Warrior Forum is well-known for its size.
Where Do You Start?
Regardless of whether you’re rich or poor, as a newbie Internet marketer, it’s important to start with the free methods of making money online before you journey into paid tactics that will provide a higher return on your investment.
Initially, your overhead will consist mostly of time. As your skills evolve, you’ll want to use paid traffic techniques that help you hone in on your target audience quicker and more precisely.
Before you begin to make a dime online, you have to know some ground rules. Most of them are based in proper etiquette, but a few are rules you need to know to prevent you from getting into hot water with the law – like Spamming!
There are a few unethical marketers online who prey on those who aren’t too savvy about this business, so you’re going to need to know how to sort out who’s who among trustworthy individuals.
Some of the first steps will require you to make choices based on your personal preferences. It’s okay to change your mind, but make sure you’ve followed through on an opportunity before you just throw up your hands and move on.
Having the Right Map to Succeed
Buyer beware – there are a lot of half empty products out there and you’re going to be very disappointed if you buy by the seat of your pants and don’t take recommendations from ethical marketers.
Some products will tell only half the story – others will blatantly lie (or maybe they just mislead because they don’t know what they’re talking about). But a few are very, very reliable and give you exactly what you need to build a blueprint for your online business success.
I’m going to show you the route many have used to gain the financial and personal freedom you now desire. You’ll be learning the basics first – like boot camp for Internet marketers.
All of your fundamental questions will be answered, and some rules will be spelled out before we move on to specific strategies like building a list of prospects, generating traffic from both free and paid opportunities, and developing partnerships with other online marketers that have you poised to take in a lot of money in a short period.
I’m going to give you a non-biased accounting of all of your options – including product ownership and affiliate marketing. You’re going to discover small tiny technical details no one ever shares with you – like how to make and cloak links, how to hyperlink an image and a step-by-step method for navigating your hosting account.
All of the nitty gritty details – the elements most eBooks skip over because they assume you know this stuff already, I’m going to share with you. Along the way, I will share my own insight about which tools or products are available and trustworthy should you decide you want to delve into the topic in more detail.
At the end of this introduction to Internet marketing, you should have all of the fundamental knowledge you need to launch a solid business where you’re at the helm, placing one building block on the next until you reach the level of success you’ve always dreamed about.
This isn’t some industry where you can waft in and out from one day to the next. If you’re serious about this, it can become a multi-million dollar empire – a bona fide business you can pass down to your heirs.
If you have the motivation and mindset to become your own boss, taking on the responsibilities that entails, along with reaping the rewards, then you might be a perfect fit to don a new career hat as an Internet marketer.
If your needs are more pressing, then it’s advisable that you go out and get a job that has a steady paycheck attached to it. Then, work on building your online business in your spare time until it reaches a level of success where you can afford to turn in your resignation and work toward increasing your earnings over time.
Internet marketing isn’t a magic bullet. It can provide you with the financial security, the lifestyle, and the prestige you want out of your career. Are you ready to further your education in an industry grown men and women of any age can master? If you’re hesitant or need more information, it only means you’re proceeding with caution, and that’s perfectly normal.