Your most valuable creation in a business is your visionWhen it comes to starting an Internet business from scratch, some people find the going tough. Please don’t be discouraged, the learning curve was tough for us all.Five smart productivity techniques for newbies is designed to speed up the process a bit.None of us were born understanding marketing!
Even Sarah Staar struggled in the beginning
I know a lot of you will think that people who have “made it” have an advantage. By the expression made it, I mean those people who have become not only a full-time Internet marketer but also a millionaire product creator and guru.
When Sarah started ten years ago, many people told her that Internet marketing was dead. The.com boom was over, and nobody was ever gonna make real money on the Internet again.
That was a bit like saying in 1928 that the telephone would never progress from the old heavy black handsets.
Entropy nurse will always push boundaries and make things better. We are still in the Wild West days of the Internet, and there’s still plenty of opportunities to make a lot of money.
Back in the day, Sarah used to laugh when people told her she’d never make any money! She just tried her best. When things didn’t go right, she’d scratch your head and struggle to isolate why things were wrong.
She knew other people were making money and she also knew she didn’t have to reinvent the wheel. If she persisted asking the right questions, then she would eventually get the answers.
Looking back, I think it was this persistence that got the answers. I think Sarah simply wore down the resistance of other Internet marketers. In the end, they all capitulated to that steely gaze and gave in.
Five Smart Productivity Techniques For Newbies
There is no need to reinvent the wheel.
1. Copy Exactly What Other People are Doing
Don’t try too hard to work it all out for yourself. The logic behind this is really simple if someone has already been through what you’re struggling to master they’ve got it right.
Just follow them, it’s not rocket science. Sarah herself has made five free videos called “How to Sell Affiliate Products.”All you have to do is click on the link. Once you filled in your email address, you will get a reply. This email will tell you the login details of your membership site.
This is, all free of charge; you just have to watch the videos. Once you watch them, put the training into action. If you get stuck, Sarah Staar has one of the most proactive helpdesks in Internet marketing.
2. Don’t be distracted
Stay Focused. Decide what your objective is. Making $100 a day is a good one to start. Stay focused on that until you achieve it.
That figure may seem an impossible figure when you’re just starting out. Trust me it’s not!
However, it will be impossible if you jump around doing too many things. Just concentrate on the things you need to do to make a profit now.
3. What’s going to make you money now?
Some other people -would make this comment under time management techniques.
However, I don’t think it is a time management technique. I just think it’s not knowing what to do to make a profit in the shortest amount of time.
Don’t be distracted by things that don’t help. For instance, if you are building a website there are some really horrible crappy -looking websites out there that make a fortune.
What I’m saying is don’t get focused on the aesthetics, the fonts, the pictures, and the background et cetera. Just get the job done in the shortest amount of time.If it’s not going to make you money, I mean now, today, then don’t do it!
4.Don’t Give Up Too Soon.
Don’t think, that just because you started to be an entrepreneur everything will go your way. One of the keys to being a success is to re-evaluate how you think about failure.
Failure is a crucial part of the learning curve.If you been in a corporate environment, you might find this an alien idea. It’s one I suggest you get used to pretty quickly. You may have been seduced by ideas that there is a press button solution to Internet marketing.
Sadly, there isn’t it’s a slick sales idea used by people with no ethics.
No one has streamlined Internet marketing to make it more simple than Sarah. But, that just mean she’s taken out the fluff, not the work!
Fortunately, everything is trackable and traceable in the Internet marketing world. Everything you do leaves a footprint, and you can trace it back and find out where you went wrong. This means it’s correctable.
You wouldn’t kick a baby in the teeth for tottering.
When a baby starts to walk, it pulls itself up and often falls back down again. Now you’d never dream of chastising that child for that. You accept it as part of the learning curve!
Be kind to yourself. It’s part of your learning curve to fall. What you have to do is the same as a baby, crawl for a bit and find something upright and pull yourself up.
The something upright in Internet marketing is often a mentor. Find one you trust and follow them.
Learn when to outsource.
There are a lot of tasks in affiliate marketing that only have to be done once.
It’s a waste of time, that is your time to try and learn everything. That will hold you back years.
You need to make a profit as soon as you can. So when you hit a challenge, outsource it and move on.
What’s really important is your goal and your vision. This is the bit you have to bring to fruition. It may seem hard that you have to do this. But that’s the thing about being self-employed, you do. As Harry H Truman once said “the buck stops here!”
That doesn’t mean you have to do everything. If you can’t afford to outsource then share with a friend on a forum and swap tasks that you can’t do. Always play to your strengths, and not your weaknesses.
As many of you know I have been around the block a few times regarding Internet marketing. It’s only in recent years that I have started to make megabucks. Don’t get me wrong I always made a good living since the day I started which was about 1996 and 1997.
One of the first programs I ever bought was wealthy affiliate’s; that was nearly ten years ago, and I’m still a member today. I also profit from Sarah Staar’s immense knowledge!
As many of you know, I am Sarah Staar’s business manager. That’s team Sarah below, in London at a recent lunch. You would think that I would have started to make big money at the time I met Sarah. Sadly that was not the case; I watched Sarah blossom from a wide-eyed newbie to a switched on totally clued up businessperson up.
All I can say in my defense is that I must have been an idiot! Sarah told me almost everything she knew about driving traffic, she gave her knowledge freely and indiscriminately. I didn’t put into action at the time.
About two years ago, I decided I wanted to earn a lot more money. I set my sights then on $8000 a month. To do that I realized I had to copy exactly what Sarah Staar did. There are some advantages to knowing her personally I knew exactly what she did. First of all I joined the licensed partner team. In my first month, I earned $6125.00. I was happy with this because I didn’t get started until about the third of the month.
The Difference Between Sarah Staar and Wealthy Affiliate.
The Sarah Staar Way
The emphasis of the Sarah Staar way, is getting to the heart of simplicity. Sarah has got no patience with complicated! She keeps things focused and to the point. She believes in paying for her traffic.
That’s not because organic traffic doesn’t work is because it’s so slow to get results. You do get results but it’s a long-term strategy.
So how much money are we talking about for a campaign?
To be honest not as much as you may think. I start my campaign at $15 a day. I expect to get sales from my thank you page, this happens in one in 12 times. That means one in every 12 people to opt into my list becomes a purchaser immediately.
As you can imagine there are two types of people on a list. There are the freebie seekers, and then there are the buyers. Of?’ course, the buyers are much more profitable.
So I had immediately achieved two things. I have added people to my mailing list. I have also got people who are buyers who are worth much more to my list and to Sarah’s.
Do I need to Build A List to Promote Sarah Staar’s Products?
I choose to build a mailing list but to make Sarah’s licensed partner team plan work you only need to drive traffic to her free offers. Although there is training offered about building your own list very few people do so.
Once I have got them to be on Sarah’s list I forget about them altogether as regards her products.
Today I make over $10,000 a month just by driving traffic to her free offers. I am leveraging both her name and her authority.Why do I need to have a dog and bark myself? Once they are in her sales funnel I leave the selling to her. So it’s a great way to make an income. A passive income which takes a very small amount of time.
If you don’t know what is sales funnel is it is a linear representation of what happens once they have opted into Sarah’s list. As she is selling to them I don’t have to. So this is a perfect way of breaking into Internet marketing if you hate selling or hate the idea of learning how to sell.
You simply don’t have to you let her do it for you. Click here to get started with a series of five free videos explaining internet marketing.
The Wealthy Affiliate Way
Wealthy affiliates is a membership site. It offers free account creation to anyone. You are entitled to be a free member for as long as you like but you only have limited access to the first 10 videos of training.
Many people use it just as a freebie user they never go premium and never pay.
What do you at wealthy affiliate’s?
It’s all about building a blog. You blog about what ever you are passionate about and recommend programs for an affiliate profit.
The downside of this system is that although it works and it undoubtedly does work, people rarely get results before their first four months. Some people take seven or eight months to make a profit.
I will say that everybody takes action does get there in the end.
Sarah Staar versus Wealthy Affiliate’s
Contrast this to Sarah’s approach which is drive traffic to Sarah’s list using a solo ad (full training given) and get results immediately with the sale in your first week.
To be successful, wealthy affiliate’s you need to learn how to build a blog. To be fair everything I learned about WordPress I learned at Wealthy Affiliates. If that is the route you want to go down, it is the finest training on the Internet without a doubt.
The traffic is based on organic traffic which is advertised as free traffic. It is very true you do not pay for organic traffic in terms of money. However, it is a fallacy to say that any traffic method is free. You either pay dearly in time or money!
Don’t get me wrong I use plenty of free traffic techniques. My favorite traffic technique of all times is free. I love forum marketing, but it does take a chunk out of my week. However, the conversion rates are excellent.
These days I prefer faster results. I also prefer higher returns. Sarah’s highest price offer the $10,000 product. I can earn 50% with this and usually sell one a month.
On the other hand, wealthy affiliate’s highest offer is an annual premium membership which works out at around $300.
There is no contest as to which I would rather earn.
I am still a member at Wealthy Affiliate’s and always will be because the community is fantastic. During the years I have watched some of the greatest Alumnae in Internet marketing of all time walk through its doors. I have made some great friends some of whom will be lifelong friends.
If you want to build your own blog and make your living from niche sites can’t get finer training.
When your gaol is to earn big bucks by driving traffic to free offer’s then the Sarah up Staar’s Licensed Partner team is the way to go.