5 Things I Wished I Knew Starting Out In Internet Marketing

5 Things I Wished I Knew Starting Out In Internet Marketing

When I first got into internet marketing, I made a ton of mistakes (I still do). Unfortunately, there wasn’t anyone to really guide me. With that said, I want to offer a little insight. 1.) It Takes Work. Let’s be honest here. Marketing takes work. Unfortunately, nearly every single marketing product, post or article tells you otherwise (the warrior forum is especially guilty of this.) Here’s the deal, guys. Making money online is easy, but there’s a little secret to it…and it’s called persistance. Listen, you could literally sell any product or offer out there if you consistently stay consistent. That may sound cliche, but that’s really all there is to it. Don’t let WSO copy suck you in. Which leads me to… 2.) If it sounds too good to be true… It probably is. Look, when I first started in the marketing business, I got sucked in by the copy of too many products to count. I had spent hundreds of dollars on products because they promised me the world. Whether it was promising little to no work, or thousands of dollars a month in two weeks or less. I bought into it and was inevitably let down. Like an Alzheimer patient, though…I was left wondering what I was doing wrong. This ties directly into number 1. Making money takes work. But the process is simple. 3.) Don’t overcomplicate things. Internet marketing isn’t complicated. You can literally sum it into 4 steps. – Find/Create a product. – Drive traffic to that product. – Have a process to follow up with your leads. – Profit. That’s all there is to it. Really. == NOTE:  Even though these...
What the Warrior Forum Will NEVER Teach You

What the Warrior Forum Will NEVER Teach You

I was having a conversation with a guy who is starting out in Internet Marketing. He was down and out, frustrated and just wanted some help. He’s a good guy, but much like many new comers to the industry, just didn’t have the right direction. He told me about how he was on the Warrior Forum and did research, looking for way to make money online. And that’s when I laughed to myself. Not because he was new or because he had joined the Warrior Forum. But because that WAS me when I first started in this business. I remember going to that forum, searching for some way to make money online. I remember purchasing hundreds of dollars worth of WSOs. So for giggles, I went back to the forum a few minutes ago, and decided to copy a few of the headlines. (Warning: They are absolutely ridiculous.) “How I Make $5,000 a month with Adsense, and How You Can Too! – VIDEO PROOF!” “From Newbie To Paid Expert In Minutes Without Doing Any Actual Work – WSO Of The YEAR!” And my favorite: “For $14.97 I Will Help You Earn Up To $10,000 A Month Online… If I Fail It’s FREE” Give me a freakin’ break. Listen, here’s what the authors of these products on the WarriorForum will NEVER Teach or Tell You… Are you ready? Here it is… Getting the right eyes to the product. === side note === Every business, every person attempting to make a living (i.e. sales online) needs Traffic. I’ve recently been getting acquainted on some strategies to get 15-25 leads a day. Feel free...
Email Marketing is Dead – And How You Can Resurrect It

Email Marketing is Dead – And How You Can Resurrect It

I’ve been thinking long and hard about making this statement… But email marketing is dying. Now I know I may get a lot of flak for saying that from several people in the marketing industry, but I don’t write to make friends, I write to express my opinions and observations. So let’s get down to the nitty gritty shall we? Email marketing IS dying. Now before I go any further, I am NOT saying that it’s no longer effective, nor am I saying it’s not working well for people. I am friends with many marketers who still find email a viable platform for marketing… But every day, it’s getting less and less viable. Don’t believe me? Let me prove it to you. How many email lists have you signed up for? Out of those email lists, how many do you STILL read? Out of those that you read, how many do you actually click a link that is in the message? And out of the clicks you do…how many times have you purchased something? “Everyone needs traffic and everyone needs clicks, but if you’re tired of getting crap and little to no results, click the link I’ve attached to discover 7 untapped traffic sources that barely anyone is taking advantage of.” Click Here to Learn What I’m Doing to Get 10-25 Leads a Day If you’re like me, in the beginning…you probably read EVERY email that came out. Spent hundreds of dollars on God awful warrior special offers. (Make BILLIONS with this ONE CLICK Software!) lol But inevitably, instead of reading, clicking and buying. I started unsubscribing. Here’s the...
Let’s Talk Getting More Traffic to Your Website

Let’s Talk Getting More Traffic to Your Website

Let’s talk a little about getting more traffic to your site. You see, if you’re in the internet marketing business, whether it’s promoting a biz-opp or  just selling a tangible product like a golf bag…you need traffic. And here’s the thing, you just don’t need traffic and you DEFINITELY don’t just need clicks. You need leads. Leads make the world go ‘round. Leads turn into people contacting you and most importantly… …Leads turn into sales… Let’s face it, if you’re trying to make money online…that’s what you’re trying to do. Make money. Am I right? But at the end of the day, you’re not going to get squat if no one knows you’re out there. When it comes to traffic, there are so many options and ways to promote your product. Some work well but are quite expensive, others are cheap and get you ZERO results. “Traffic truly is the lifeblood that flows through internet marketing’s veins: It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting out or if you’re making millions a year, leads are what you need. Lately, I’ve been using some methods aim to net me 10-25 leads per day (not clicks. LEADS.) Contact me on Skype @ ctrl-alt-rage. I’ll gladly show you what works for me.” For example, when I first started the marketing game, I started using Solo Ads. It was how I was taught. And sure, I’ve had some decent results with solo ads, but at the end of the day they were hit and miss. I’d spend $50-200 here and there. Sure, I’d get a sale or three, make a couple hundred to a...
How to Make Money Without Spending a Dime

How to Make Money Without Spending a Dime

 Alright, so let me be clear right off the bat. Let’s get a few facts straight. YES, you CAN make money online without spending a dime. NO, you CANNOT make millions online without spending a dime. YES, it DOES take a lot longer than you would with paid traffic. Now that we have that out of the way, let’s begin. In order for you to make money online without spending a dime, you’re going to need a few things. 1.) You’re going to need access to a free affiliate program. 2.) You’re going to need a method of free traffic. 3.) You’re going to need a method of free marketing. I’m going to explain how to obtain all three of those…and I’m not gonna ask you for a dime! 😛 Free Affiliate Programs The great news for you is there are LOADS of affiliate programs out there. In fact, all you need to really do is set up a Clickbank account and you’ll soon realize there are quite literally 100’s of thousands of products you can sell without spending any money to sign up. The only downside to all of this is finding a credible one that actually does a good job selling. I’d be pretty silly if I didn’t give you a link to an affiliate program I’ve been using (and making money with). http://ctrl-alt-success.com/marketing/free-affiliate-signup You can sign up as a free affiliate and start making money with it right away. Free Traffic There are multiple ways to get free traffic. For starters, having your own blog will help greatly. Having a blog allows you to reach out...
Let’s Run Head On Into Traffic

Let’s Run Head On Into Traffic

I’m just touching on traffic. There will be more opportunity to learn more about traffic a little later. If you have no one on your list, you have no one looking at your emails…which means you aren’t selling squat. There are quite literally 100’s of 1,000’s of ways to generate traffic to your squeeze pages. You could start up a blog and build organic traffic over time. (which could be incredibly effective if you already have an established blog). You can create youtube videos of relevant topics in your industry and link your squeeze page in the description. There are so many more methods that I could create a book. (and some people even have) A question I get asked a lot is: “Where do you get most of your traffic?” I use solo ads. Essentially a solo ad is a way of advertising that puts you in complete control over how many people “see” your offer.You find someone selling a solo ad and you pay them based off of how many “clicks” you want. A “click” is when someone actually clicks your squeeze page link. So if you’re paying for 200 clicks, you’ll be getting 200+ unique people looking at your page. So if you convert 40% of those clicks into subscribers, that means you’re getting 80 fresh leads sent to your list. If you are converting sales at only 5%, you’re making 4 sales. Pretty cool, right? With that said, the best place to find solo vendors is safe-swaps.com. http://ctrl-alt-success.com/marketing/safe-swaps Think of it as “facebook for solo ads”. You can find solos to fit your budget, each vendor has a page of reviews from people who have purchased from them so you can...
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