Answering the Questions of an Internet Marketing Newbie

internet marketing newbiesA lot of times when I am teaching new students or promoting a new product I will have one or two that will give me a call and ask me simple questions about marketing and I’m pretty happy to help them out if I can. Of course, I don’t know everything, but I’m always willing to share what I’ve learned over the years.

I also get receive questions such as:

How long will it take to make money with this program?

Can I really generate traffic to my site with classified ads?

Do I have to start a blog?

Do I have to own my own website?

What’s the fastest way to start making money with [insert any program here]?

What I always have to remind folks is that internet marketing is a process. It’s a process of learning and it’s a matter of developing a consistent process in terms of the actions you take to market yourself and your products or services.

But, I’ve decided to answer some of these questions as I’m betting that I’m not the only person that gets them and sometimes it is just nice to get a different, although not necessarily better, perspective!

How long will it take to make money with this program?

To be completely and absolutely honest with you, there is not really any way that I can answer this question. It depends.

I know people that can sign up for a program in the morning and be receiving money in one form or another by the evening. It all comes down to how well you can market. Ironically, people that KNOW how to market online do not answer this question…they already know whether or not they can make money with the program and generally know about how long things will take.

The better you can learn to market and the more effective you become will radically change how long it will take to make money with any program.

Can I really generate traffic to my site with classified ads?

I never understand why people ask if it is really possible to promote their sites with a method that I recommend and teach. I just want to say, “No, I’ve been lying this whole time because I just want to watch you squirm.”

You absolutely can generate traffic to your site with classified advertising if you:

  1. know where to post ads
  2. know a little about ad copy
  3. post consistently

We have all heard of craigslist.com and it gets a lot of traffic, but posting in there a few times a week and doing nothing else is not going to get you anywhere. I always teach post 3 times a day everyday, post in different cities and post links that promote curiosity in what you have to offer.

Do not try and explain the entire program you are marketing. Focus on the market you are trying to attract. For example, if I want to attract stay at home moms, then I will write a headline like:

Simple Program Allows Moms to Work From Home

Just about any stay at home mom will at least look at this ad. You would just ad in something like “No experience required, free training included,” and you would then provide information to a website or capture page. You want people to start seeking your program or system. Let the system sale the opportunity. I don’t like to sell and chances are the people answer this ad don’t want to sale either and they especially don’t want to be sold! Remember, it’s called attraction marketing.

Do I have to start a blog? or Do I have to have my own website?

I would love to tell people, “Yes, you need a blog. Your competitor has a blog or a website, your consumers want to go to a blog or website. Of course you need a blog.”

The truth is, “Not necessarily.” I highly recommend a blog, not a standard or typical website platform, but a blog. Many reasons for this, but blogs are very Google and other search engine friendly. Blogs can rank well and rank fast. Today blogs are very customizable, especially WordPress blogs with all of the different plugins you can add.

You want to start branding yourself as an online marketing professional and a blog is one of the best ways to start doing this. Basically, you want to ask yourself are you going to do this with long-term goals in mind or are you just wanting to make a hundred bucks and move on down the road. The choice is yours.

internet marketing newbieOne thing that you have to get right in the head about straight away is that marketing online is a process. There is a steep learning curve that we all must get through and the education never stops! As the internet changes, as the algorithms of the search engines change we must adapt and we must learn the new rules, but if you are willing to learn and if you are willing to put forth the consistent effort to build something grand, you will find online success.

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Making Money Is About Effective Online Marketing Techniques

effective online marketing techniquesEffective Online Marketing Techniques and the Online Perspective

With so much going on in the world of online income generation it would seem that things could get a little bit easier in terms of helping others find their way to their own little internet pot of gold, but the reality is that most people I speak with are overwhelmed by how much there is to learn and many are becoming bogged down with all of the information that is out there and they don’t know the first thing about effective online marketing tips. Learning how to navigate through these deep waters is not that difficult, but you definitely have to put a plan together and learn to filter information on an as needed basis.

Effective Online Marketing Techniques Make This Simple

Internet marketing is simple once you learn those effective online marketing techniques, there just isn’t that much difficulty to it…when you know how. When you are initially learning the basics of how to market online then everything can seem like a challenge. It is often one series of frustrations after another.

I clearly remember how difficult it seemed to get on the first page of Google for a keyword or key phrase that I chose. I remember what keyword research was like when I first started. I always felt there was just too much to do and not enough time to do it. Work a few hours per week and make thousands??? Sure, selling crack cocaine online maybe.

Over time, however I learned that there were certain things that you needed to pay attention to as well as certain things you didn’t need to worry with at all. Today I sort of chuckle when someone tells me what a super duper, great money making program they have. I get hit up all of the time by people asking me what I think about this program or what do I think about that program. Is this one a scam? What about that one? “I hear that guy is ripping people off.” Who cares.

I started off my internet career by jumping into the fire with a cash gifting program. Now most of you that have heard of gifting will automatically start shaking your head and muttering something about a pyramid or scam, but here’s the truth. If you use powerful and effective online marketing techniques you can make a fortune in the gifting industry…of course then you will possibly have to deal with legal issues. I started online with that activity and didn’t generate a sound for three months, but I was determined and I did learn to market a bit.

Sell Anything With Effective Online Marketing Techniques

Let me put it to you this way…some guy pasted eyes on a rock, put it in a box “home” and sold it to millions of customers in the United States. It was called the pet rock. You think that was a great idea? Not really, but the marketing for the product was stellar!

This brings me to my point. You are going to have dozens, if not more, marketers telling you that their program, software, service, whatever is the best ever and that’s why you should buy it, but as an experienced marketer I know this:

If I can’t sell it, it doesn’t matter how good the product is!

You can replace the word product with anything like software, compensation plan, mlm, network marketing program, affiliate product, affiliate program, etc., etc.

Effective Online Marketing Techniques: Ask Common Sense Questions

The very first thing you need to do is throw out all of this garbage information that you get from so and so company or so and so marketing system and learn some very, very basic concepts from a business point of view (wow!). Ask yourself some questions like:

  • Is there an EXISTING MARKET for this product or service? Who do I need to market this to?
  • How difficult will this product or service be to (ship,store,explain,describe,etc.)?
  • Can I be passionate about this? (i.e. can I create content easily like articles and videos)

These are the only things I care about at first glance, the rest will come later, but if the products and/or services I’m going to market don’t add up, then I don’t care about anything else. I stop looking at the shiny, new system. I know people that would fail at promoting the cure for cancer and I know others that would sell that damn pet rock idea all day long. One group understands marketing, the other…well, they struggle a bit.

Effective Online Marketing Techniques: All You Will Ever Need

In the end you don’t need the latest and greatest magic beans to promote online, but you do need to learn some skills. Over time, learning to employ effective online marketing techniques is what will get your bank account growing and your accountant smiling.

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Marketing Your Program Online

marketing your program onlineOnce people sign up to a program that I am promoting (like ZNZ One) the inevitable questions concerning marketing your program online pop up no matter what system I am promoting or where they find it. I never get tired of helping people promote their programs and I love to see someone make money for the first time from their online adventures.

Why Marketing Your Program Online Is The Most Important Skill

The truth is, as I see it, the product, program or service is secondary to your ability to market. I have received some arguments over this statement, but my position is pretty solid. Marketing your program online or offline is the only way you will ever sell it and make money with it. Yes, if the product is unique and original, if it is a program that is so good that a lot of people want it, that can make your job as a marketer a lot easier, but it still does not negate the fact that you still need to advertise, you still need to promote, people still need to see your program around.

If you have the cure for cancer it will probably go viral in a matter of days if not hours, but you still have to start the campaign. Marketing your program online is not something you may want to learn how to do, it is something you have to do no matter what you are promoting whether it is an affiliate program or the pet rock.

The Cost of Marketing Your Program Online

Marketing your program online does not have to be expensive. There are quite a few different methods and techniques that I use to drive a lot of targeted traffic to my site. I do not pay for any type of pay per click marketing or cost per action type of campaigns. My primary methods of marketing my systems comes from blogging and writing articles. I also use video marketing because videos are pretty easy to rank well with. Many times I will put a video on my website in lieu of a written article. I do this to give my readers a little bit of a break from reading and providing an additional way to connect – video let’s people know you are human.

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Marketing Your Program Online The Easy Way

Marketing your program online does not have to be difficult. Article marketing may be my favorite, number one method for promoting my programs. I will admit that I don’t have a difficult time writing, but I would suggest that if you are not comfortable with marketing this way that maybe you should get comfortable doing it. Why? Because article marketing is the one method that has existed since the internet made its first appearance. It worked then and it is still the best and most effective method for promoting your product, service or system online today. Marketing your program online with articles will guarantee you targeted visitors and traffic. It’s the one method that will significantly increase your numbers to incredible heights over time.

I know the argument. Marketing your program online with articles is difficult because you are not a good writer, you don’t even know how to write or you don’t feel comfortable with what it is that you have written. There is a solution, buy articles. You can find an article for about five dollars. You can find PLR articles and post them. Whatever it is that you have to do, do it. Start putting articles out there today.

Marketing Your Program Online With Videos

I like videos, mainly because people like to watch videos, it’s easier than reading. It is a lot easier to “connect” with your audience when doing so using a video platform. You don’t have to be Steven Spielberg to make a good video, as a matter of fact you don’t need very much at all. You can make a video from a webcam and post it online. You can make a video with an inexpensive camera and load it up to a directory like YouTube.

There are some out there that will say you need a back drop or you need to make sure you are wearing nice, professional looking clothing, but I disagree. No, you don’t want to look like a homeless person, but then again, right now a former “homeless” guy is probably the number one marketer online. Of course I’m speaking of David Wood. Now, without going into too much detail, this guy is awesome. He creates a lot of content including videos and people just connect with the guy. He speaks plainly and in lay terms. Like I said, he connects – sometimes with a nice shirt, sometimes with no shirt at all. The lesson? Make videos, they work.

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I can go into a ton of different methods when it comes to marketing your program online, but for now the main thing that you need to think about is taking action. You must put forth the effort to see any results what so ever. The best plan does nothing for you if you are not taking action to see it all come together. Later on you may want to outsource some things, but right now, today you need to get your butt in gear and start writing or creating those videos. Marketing your program online is up to you, your future is in your hands and the lifestyle you are looking for could be just a few articles away.

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zipnadazilchI’ve been online for some time now marketing different programs, but putting in the effort to market zipnadazilch programs like ZNZ One and Big Cash are my favorites for a few reasons. These programs are exceptionally simple to market online and I have had very little problems with the way the system works and have always received my money through PayPal without any problems.

ZipNadaZilch Marketing Favorites

Some of my favorite methods for promoting other systems are my favorite methods to apply in order to market zip nada zilch programs the same way. Since I do a lot of blogging, putting my blogs to work in order to promote zipnadazilch systems like ZNZ One and ZNZ Big Cash by posting articles on these blogs.

Article Marketing and ZipNadaZilch

Aside from blogging there are a few other methods that have seemed to work for zipnadazilch offers as well. One of my most responsive methods for marketing any program is through article marketing. This is not only good for those of us with a blog or a website to promote, but also for folks that are promoting the capture page that is available through the online payday system.

A well written article in the right article directory can provide a lot of visitors to your site or capture page, but also is an excellent method of building back links for a website or blog. An article also has lasting power in the sense that an article on the right directory can draw readers for months and even years.

Forum and Blog Posting For ZipNadaZilch Offerszipnadazilch

Another method I use to market zipnadazilch programs is through posting comments on active and well read blogs and forums. This method is also good for generating many back links and targeted traffic to your site. Without owning a site yourself, this can be one of the most effective methods to market zip nada zilch and really any program online.

Another Source for Promoting ZipNadaZilch

Since these programs with ZNZ have a very low start up cost associated with them, posting links with free classified sites can work well also. The key here is to be consistent and persistent with your efforts. I recommend that you post on Craigslist three times per day with links back to your znz one program or capture page.

When posting with Craigslist you want to make sure that you are not posting any more than three times a day. If you post more than three or four times on Craigslist, and other classified ad services as well, you may be banned from future posting and at the very least your ads will be removed. Sometimes they will do this anyway, but most of the time your ads will be just fine.

Be Creative With ZipNadaZilch Marketing Strategies

There are additional methods to market zipnadazilch programs including Web 2.0 (youtube, hubpages, squidoo), press releases, video marketing and many other methods, all free to use. There are also marketers online today that will teach you how to effectively promote and advertise these programs and teach all around marketing techniques and strategies that you may apply to many different programs.

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Like all online programs, whether they are centered around making money or other services that you may want to use, all success is determined by your ability to effectively market online. Using all of the proposed methods to market zipnadazilch programs like znz one and znz big cash work, but you must be consistent with your efforts and give all of these methods an opportunity in time to work.

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Finally Reading The 4 Hour Work Week

4 hour work weekReading The 4 Hour Work Week…Finally!

OK, I’ll admit it, for a guy that wants to do nothing more than earn my own time and money freedom I sure have taken my sweet time to start reading the book The 4 Hour Work Week, by Timothy Ferriss. I have heard about this book from many online marketers (imagine that!) and realize that what this Ferriss guy is talking about in the preface and first chapter is EXACTLY how I have wanted to live my life since I was about seventeen. Am I finally on the “right” track with this stuff? Only time will tell if a 4 hour work week is in my future.

The 4 Hour Work Week Is a Revelation

From the first moment I download the book to my kindle (a great gift from my step-daughter, by the way), I realize this is something different. I’m such a pansy when it comes to thought provoking quotes, especially irreverent ones like 4 hour work week, that I’m enjoying some quick glimpses into Nirvana when I see two quotes from some notably irreverent fellows in the first few “pages.”

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. – Mark Twain

and

Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. – Oscar Wilde

These are more than lines that give the reader an obligatory “pause and reflect” moment. For me, the two quotes above are a call to my inner child and cumulative core beliefs. Yep, I’m still that “know it all” at heart and I just have to put into action the “irrational and adolescent” beliefs that I have carried with me all of these years. In other words, I’m ready to play and that is a good thing because I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up!

The 4 Hour Work Week Proposes Living Life To The Fullest

For me, money and (dare I say it?) a career are nothing more than a means to go out into this world and have fun. I still believe that my purpose in this life may be nothing more than to experience it to the very fullest and why not? Does the fact that I want to travel and see things with my own eyes in an age when circumnavigating the world is done on a daily basis by those with means make me less of a person? Does that mean that my “contribution” to others is limited by my own selfish ambitions of doing something outside the norm? What if I can actually show others how to live a 4 hour work week?

I can’t help it. I read sentences like, “Common sense rules of the “real world” are a fragile collection of socially reinforced illusions,” and I know I have found a kindred spirit. This guy “gets it” and I want to follow in his foot steps.

The 4 Hour Work Week and Conventional Wisdom

The 4 Hour Work Week may fly in the face of convention, which makes the book a bit more attractive to me in the first place, but I also find a sense of relief as I read. I realize that I’m not the only “dreamer” out there, that knowing there is something better out there is not just a fantasy that I have carried with me most of my adult life. I realize that I too belong to a tribe of believers. We KNOW that life has more to offer and that working ourselves to death is NOT the answer.

My parents instilled in me a strong work ethic and I have proven to them and to myself that I can carry out this idea of working 80 and 100 hour weeks. Yes, it is possible to immerse yourself totally into the idea that economic slavery is something to aspire for, but in the end I just want to work the least amount of time possible, but earn enough to live the lifestyle I am looking for. The days of my children growing up without me are gone. It’s not how things HAVE to be.

As I continue to read this book, I will post different articles when I feel the need to. I will write a review of The 4 Hour Work Week in the days to come and I’m sure it will deliver on my expectations. As always, I will share my knowledge with you guys, hopefully you can get as much out of my reflection of these lessons as I am getting out of The 4 Hour Work Week.

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