How to REALLY Succeed Online

Finding Online Success

So you want to know how to really succeed online? This post is for all of you newbie, bright-eyed marketers that believe there is some magic formula, some secret software that the rest of us use, to make money online. Yep, that’s right, I’m on one of my freakin’ rants again, but this one is absolutely true too!

Succeed Online With Effective Marketing

First step in succeeding online is that you realize that these programs and bells and whistle type products that will solve world hunger are not the most important commodity. You have to recognize that it doesn’t matter how good, or even how bad a product is, that it is YOUR ability to market that product that makes the difference.

You can take the best product out there right now and someone that knows exactly how to market and promote can take a crummy product and make a ton more than you, just because they know how.

Yep, if you know how to promote and market your program, product or service then you are going to make money, you are going to add members to your team, you are going to win at this online game.

Get Rid of the Negativity

IF, however, you don’t learn how to effectively market your stuff then the reverse is true and you will lose money like crazy. You will be one of those idiots that sits around and talks about how no one really succeeds online, that all the money making programs out there are nothing but scams and whine and whimper. The problem with that crap is that if you are successful in convincing others of this b.s. then you can do some real damage to someone that could truly use an online program to earn a living.

Brand Yourself an Expert

Second, you need to start marketing yourself. You need to be “the expert,” the one that people look to when they want some information on how to start promoting their opportunity. Hint here: Don’t come across as a new and inexperienced marketer. That’s not to say that when you are asked a question that you do not know the answer to you throw out a lot of b.s. Seriously, if you don’t know, you don’t know, but you can find out. Then you call the next person up or someone that YOU respect and ask them. Find the answer and follow up with the answer – gives you a lot more credibility!

Develop a Strong Work Ethic

So how do you market yourself and effectively market your opportunity? It’s a little thing I like to call work. You create blogs and write articles for you blog and the article directories, you produce videos, you create web 2.0 properties such as squidoo lenses, you write ebooks, make power point presentations. You post on craigslist – not with that same old worn out referral or affiliate link, but a link to your latest video telling people why they need to work with YOU – the expert!

Thought this all would be easy? Think again. Simple, yes, easy, no. The question really is, “Is this worth it?” That answer, for me, is very simple – Hell yes it’s worth it! I love this, I have a passion for it. I love to create material and I love to help others see the light so to speak and get them on the right track.

Is everyone going to succeed? No, they aren’t – for many different reasons, but the main reason is because they are not “coachable” and they give up when things get tough. This business is not for wimps, this business is for those that have a dream and commit to achieving that dream.

Just in case you missed it, that is how you really succeed online.

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work online at homeDo Online At Home Systems Really Exist?

Can you still find a legitimate work from home program and actually still work online at home like marketers say you can? This is a question that I hear directly and in indirect ways from those folks seeking an online opportunity and my answer is yes, you can.

If you have read very much of what I have had to say, then you know that my main focus is not on programs or opportunities. I believe that if you really want to work online at home you have to learn how to market yourself and your programs effectively on the internet.

Work At Home With Effective Marketing

I don’t want to sit here and tell you that to work online at home all you have to worry about is marketing and promoting, programs are important and you want to make sure you join a program that is proven to work, but the programs in my estimation are often times secondary. If you don’t know how to market a great program then you will not make money with it. Simple.

Hopefully that is cleared up. So how do you get the information, the correct information you need to be able to market a good program and be able to work online at home? You find someone that has done as much and follow them, you need to find a mentor. I know, I know there seems to be a coach for everything these days and it is true and having someone around to teach you how to work online at home is just another example, but it is true.

You don’t just automatically know how to do anything, you have to be taught. You can teach yourself, but that could take much, much longer than necessary. When you have a teacher or a coach that knows what they are talking about then it can shorten the learning curve and the income generation process as well. Basically, you make money faster.

Find Good Programs to Work Online from Home

Even though programs take a backseat to successful marketing methods and strategies they are still very important. You want to make sure that a program has been around for a while, that it actually works and that it is fairly simple to promote. The first program that you start to market may be the backbone of an empire, but it does start with a first step.

While there are many different programs out there that do work, there are a few that I will recommend because I know firsthand that they work. These are perfect programs to work online at home and can be started for no cost or a very minimal cost.

My Favorite Online Programs

One of the best programs that I have seen in a long time, and this one is my favorite, is the Empower Network. This program has it all and there is a huge reason why it is on my number one list right now – and you have to understand that I was NOT sold on this program when it first hit the internet!

So why is the Empower Network my fave? This is an inexpensive system to get involved with, anyone serious about being able to work online at home will be able to generate an income from it by following the simple 3 Step formula! That’s right 3 steps! These are: 1) Blog daily, 2) Promote your blog daily and 3) Make money!

This is a “must check out” opportunity for anyone that is truly interested in an opportunity to work online at home. Simply click on the banner below to get more info!

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Another very good work online at home program is the ZNZ programs marketed through the online payday system. This program and the marketing system are free. This is a referral marketing program and you earn referral income when you refer people to the system. The business model is based on advertising for companies that pay us for customers that sign up for trial offers. Some of these offers are free, most are not, but most are very inexpensive to get involved with.

Obviously this is a program you may work online at home and has provided me with a good income. For more information click on the banner below.

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Another program that works well for those that wish to work online at home is the 5 dollar money bomb. This is a simple $15 dollar a year program that provides training for online marketing. There are additional ways to make money with this program as they also participate in the znz programs, but you are not required to join.

For more information on this program, click on the following banner.

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Be a Professional

Other things to consider when you decide to work online at home is your working environment. Working from your kitchen table can make for a cool success story down the road, but I do suggest that you find a place just for you and just for your online efforts. A small corner in your bedroom, somewhere that you can have a minimal level of privacy.

Don’t Forget to Have Fun

Remember when you work online at home you are really developing a business, a company. Keep things as professional as possible, but don’t forget to have fun. One of the reasons we choose to work this way is because of the flexibility, the opportunity to be our own boss and to choose success our way. This stuff is suppose to be fun and not another boring drain on our life force! The entrepreneur spirit is alive and well and if you really want to work online at home you will embrace that spirit and lifestyle.

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earn money bloggingEarn Money Blogging By Educating Yourself

I’m one of those guys that does a ton of research and when it comes to something like being able to earn money blogging or generating a passive or residual income, I’m all ears. I wholeheartedly believe in always increasing my knowledge of the Internet whether it’s learning a different or more effective marketing technique or reviewing tools and systems to make things more simple and efficient.

While I have written quite a number of articles surrounding making money online – anywhere, of course – today I’m going to write about how I earn money blogging.

Now when I say “blogging” I may be using the term fairly loosely. I don’t really consider myself a professional blogger, I’m more of an Internet marketer and very proud of the fact. That is not to say I don’t do a bit of so-called blogging when it comes to things that I actually know something about and I do capitalize on that blogging as well from a standpoint of monetizing my blogs in different ways.

Three Methods I Use to Earn Money Blogging

There are a few different ways to earn money blogging and I’m going to go over two or three that I use to earn money with.

First, Google adsense. For me, this is a fantastic program and with this one site I probably generate a couple of hundred dollars a month. Now I know two hundred isn’t anything to write home about, but you also have to remember that this isn’t my only blog! You also have to remember that I am going to have to attract traffic to my blog for other purposes so making money with adsense is just sort of a bonus.

A lot of people use adsense exclusively to earn money blogging and the key is traffic generation and not just any traffic. Like anything else, you want to make sure that your traffic is very targeted. You should only have visitors coming to your site that are interested in what you are offering – sort of makes sense. If you sell bananas you don’t want people looking for apples coming to your site, you want people looking for bananas. Yep, sounds pretty simple when you put it that way.

The second method I use to earn money blogging is with affiliate and referral programs. There are simply tons and tons of programs out there, that you can join to sell many different products. You can partner up with Amazon and sell all kinds of products or you can go with an affiliate opportunity like clickbank and sell digital products. You have many choices to pick from and you shouldn’t have a difficult time finding something that you are interested in promoting.

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The Best Way to Earn Money Blogging and From a Blog

I save the best (in my humble opinion) for last, network marketing or MLM. Now I know that for many folks out there network marketing is the last thing you want to hear about. Many people have begun a network marketing career with high hopes only to find themselves in utter frustration and failure within a fairly short period of time…somewhere around 4 months statistically speaking.

However, you need to look at this business model from a business perspective. Network marketing, when done properly (most struggle with this) is fairly simple to build and utilizing the Internet is a fantastic way to build your business because you can automate so many systems and automate so much of the work.

The biggest problem with network marketing is that people are not properly trained to market their programs online. The second biggest problem is that there is typically an auto-ship program of some type or another that distributors are involved with that can slowly drain your cash reserves. There’s nothing like realizing that you have made $23 bucks in the last 3 months, but you have paid out over a grand and things just don’t really seem to be getting any better. Good news, things can get better if you get the proper training!

The key, once again, is learning how to become an effective promoter and marketer of your program. Think about it, if you were able to effortlessly recruit someone every week to your program and then be a part of teaching that person to recruit a person into their business once a week then what would your business look like after 3 months? Probably would be making a buck or two also, wouldn’t you? Like I said, I saved the best for last.

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Learning to earn money blogging is not that difficult a process. Yes, there is a bit of a learning curve, but if you are serious you can literally be started within the next 24 hours and begin to generate an income within a couple of months. Although I cannot teach you how to do this stuff overnight so you can make money the next night, you can eventually become a very proficient blogger and you too can earn money blogging online.

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creating wealth onlineIs Creating Wealth Online Possible?

Generating an income today, whether you are working for in the corporate world or you are working at creating wealth online, is becoming more and more difficult. As the economy still struggles back to its feet, people are realizing that they are going to have to adapt and open up to new opportunity potentials including the internet and online marketing.

Creating wealth online is not difficult, but it is not easy. Since learning to market online successfully is a process, it will take time as there are many different aspects of marketing, even a single post, effectively.

For instance, developing a blog post is not very challenging for some, but promoting it may be a different story. There is the on-page SEO that you must get right and getting it wrong can keep you from arriving at the beloved first page results of the search engine.

Creating Wealth Online: Effective Marketing

Once you get everything on your page just so, then the next is promoting. Many that are working at creating wealth online through their blogging efforts utilize many different forms of marketing to promote their blogs and blog posts. One of the most effective way to do this is through the utilization of article marketing. Once an article is posted on a blog, the next step is to rewrite the article and start posting this second article with a directory or website with a high page rank value such as hubpages.com or ezinearticles.com. This may give your site just a little bit more authority than your competitors.

You can also find .edu and .gov commenting to be extremely rewarding as Google and some of the other search engines find these particular sites very credible and, in general, authority types of sites. Receiving a backlink from these sites will give your blog much more “link juice” than a typical site.

As you can see there can be a few things to learn when one is creating wealth online, but it is worth it in the end. One of the best things about learning to properly market your programs online is that this is a skill that can be taken with you from program to program and product to product.

Creating Wealth Online With a Blog and AdSense

Another method of creating wealth online is directly related to your ability to create a blog, generate traffic to that blog and place advertising on the blog in the form of AdSense. While many would contend that there is not enough money to be made with AdSense, I would say you just aren’t generating enough traffic or you don’t have your AdSense posted in the right place.

Generating income through the use of AdSense is one of my more favorite ways of generating income and one of my more favorite methods to apply towards my creating wealth online goal. I don’t have to deal with any customer issues and I don’t have to train anyone. It’s just a matter of creating a site with information that people are looking for and strategically placing Google ads on the page. Done!

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Creating Wealth Online Is a Process

There are many methods for you to be able to generate some income from your online marketing abilities, but remember that this is a process and may take some time before you are fully able to make a good living with any method of income generation. Most people come onto the Internet with the perspective that making money online is not that hard and it isn’t, but it’s not easy either.

As you can see creating wealth online is not necessarily difficult, but does require dedicated and consistent effort to see the results you are seeking. Usually, online or otherwise, wealth goes to those that are willing to put forth persistent effort and those that truly are creating wealth online are those that are willing to work for it.

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Joining Programs That Actually Work

joining programs that actually workGot an email the other day from someone that was asking me about one of the programs I was marketing. They wanted to know if I was really making money with it and how things were going. In this age of hyped up sales pitches and photo shopped “PayPal” or “Clickbank” screen shots, this is a question I get a lot and I must admit, that I don’t blame them for the skepticism.

First Hand News

First of all, I don’t promote any products or programs that I have not purchased myself or am a member of. I may not actively promote certain programs or products, but I am a big stickler for having first hand knowledge of the programs and systems that I promote.

With that out of the way, does everything I get involved with make money? Yes, everything that I have ever become involved with has provided me with a profit or has become an important resource within my marketing toolbox.

You may be wondering how this can be, how can someone make a profit with anything that they get involved with? It’s quite simple really, it’s all about effective marketing AND I didn’t always make money with my programs either…that came later.

My Simple Strategy

You see, I came online with a simple strategy. I knew that I was not going to be the sharpest guy out there when it came to know how to market and promote a product or program online, but I would be willing to outwork just about anyone. I would spend the hours working on articles or watching videos to learn the next SEO tip. While I couldn’t control my lack of knowledge, that increases everyday too, I could control my persistence and levels of consistency.

Today, after many ups and downs I have come to a place where I can pretty much generate a pretty good income with these simple programs I promote. Much of the time I will promote a “base” program, but I will do it with a different marketing system. Why do this? It all has to do with Google and hitting that first page sweet spot.

You see, if you know anything about keyword research you realize that there are “money” key phrases out there that we can rank well for. I found one the other day and wrote a quick article about how to attract blog traffic. I was able to write a quick post about this by simply writing down the steps I use to get onto the first page of the Google search results. It hit the first page the first day I wrote it. It’s not there now, as of this writing it’s the first site on page two. Not bad for not yet promoting it or building any backlinks.

My point is this, when trying to drive traffic to this or any other blog, finding these “money” key phrases is imperative for most bloggers or marketers, especially if you haven’t been online that long. Why? Because we don’t yet have “seasoned” sites with hundreds of posts and thousands of indexed pages and high page ranks- which have a tremendous positive effect in terms of ranking well on Google.

So what do “money” keywords have to do with my money making programs? Not much other than providing the inspiration for joining these companies. You see, a lot of times before I join a money making program I will check the name of the program the same way I would do typical keyword research. If I feel like I can rank very well with the program name then I also feel like I can probably make a dollar or two with this program.

I’ll check for whatever the program name is plus the words “review” and “scam.” If one of these phrases is also something I think I can rank for, then I’m in. The next step is making sure that the program is on the legal “up and up” and then it’s just a matter of signing up and getting to work.

Once I sign with a program, I will usually find the benefits of membership with this program, whether it be the good training, the compensation plan or possibly a well converting capture page. As with all of the money making opportunities I join one of my primary criterion for joining must also have a list building element to it. I want to continue to build my list whilst I get paid to do so.

This certainly may not be the same method that most people use to decide whether or not they want to join a program, but it’s a strategy that has served me well. Of course in the end, actually making money with any of these programs has to do with how well you can market the program and convert the targeted traffic that stops by into members, but that’s for another article.

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