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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Good SEO or Spam?

good seo or spamSpam Alert? Not Quite, but Close!

I’ve got to admit it – I’m a sucker for keyword research and trying to get a ton of visitors to my site using (and abusing) on page seo tactics and the question that has been raised, or the criticism rather, is some of this good seo or spam? Not that this stuff is black hat or anything, but it just doesn’t really make sense a lot of the time. I have to admit, after looking at it and in that much detail, it doesn’t look like great seo.

I had a friend remind of that this weekend…someone I really respect and maybe some of you that actually read this blog wouldn’t mind looking up. His name is Marshall and he is a website seo professional and he wasn’t shy at all about helping me “identify” a problem article that I had…no, he’s not a shy guy.

Anyway, Marshall not only provided me with some more than adequate feedback and a good verbal lashing about keyword stuffing and spamming (Thanks again Marshall!), but his comments also made me realize that I have gotten off of the path that I laid out for this particular blog.

Forgetting the Mission

You see, Make Money Online Anywhere, was suppose to be a blog about promoting different ways that you could generate an income online. I wasn’t necessarily going to focus on one way or another, but as many different ways as I could figure out and test. I then wanted to relate my findings back to you in an effort to help people – especially newbies coming online to make a buck – find something that would work.

What has happened is that the ZNZ programs for me have just exploded and I have been able to make a pretty good income from just these programs. Oh I also earn a decent wage from Google every month for the adsense on my sites and additional monies from other companies as well, but the ZNZ One and Big Cash programs just sort of took off, so I spent a bit of time running with them so to speak.

Now it is the empower network that I am working on and true to the “90 day rule” that I push so hard, it looks like the Empower Network is actually going to start paying off! (Click on the Banner below for more info!)

good seo or spam

A Good Rule of Thumb

Anyway, once again I am back to my “old” ways and some of my old blogging rules which I started out with a while back! My main rule – the 4:1 prose to technical ratio – is going to be adhered to more than ever. I actually sort of reversed it and now I’m bringing it back.

What is that 4:1 rule? It’s quite simple really – and makes more sense by the way – you write from the heart, from your own experiences and just off of the top of your head – still relating to your niche market and readers – but you DO NOT focus on keywords/key phrases. What you need to focus on mainly – and this is especially for blogging more than anything else – is on writing quality content for your human readers.

I sort of forgot about all of this, I sort of got to the point of doing everything for traffic no matter the cost and I almost blew it!

You do still want to do your keyword research and write on topics that are around your niche, but you don’t want to forget that your readers are human and that you should write for them and not the web crawlers from Google or anyone (anything?) else.

So once again, Thank you Marshall! For bringing this to my attention, I salute you! (You’ll just have to imagine that whole AC/DC cannon explosion thing)….until I throw it on a video that is!

good seo or spamFor those of you that are interested in better rankings and other SEO related topics, check out Marshall Adler’s site http://emarketingguy.com

 

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