Internet Marketing – Einstein was right
Einstein famously defined insanity as
‘Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results’. In that case I’m definitely bonkers, or at least I was, as for the last few years while trying to get involved successfully with Internet Marketing, I have been doing the same things continually without achieving success. At last, I think I have seen the light and have begun to change my ways.
I suspect many people starting out internet marketing have fallen into the same traps I did – namely thinking there was a magic bullet in the form of software, or training, or ‘secrets the gurus don’t want you to discover’, which would catapult you to the top of the tree. BUT – real life isn’t like that. It’s a terrible old cliche but ‘if it sounds too good to be true it probably isn’t true’ is actually right on. So – the answer is to get our backsides into gear and do some work.
Succeeding in Internet Marketing is easy if you can do two things.
- Provide a product for a hungry market
- Drive targeted traffic to that product
OK there’s other things you need to do in order to succeed, like having an effective sales funnel, payment and delivery system, customer support, autoresponder and so on, but they are peripheral to the fundamentals and it is possible to use other people’s systems to provide these functions. In fact, with a product called The Affiliate Club, provided by Dean Holland’s Internet Profits Limited, the ONLY thing you are left to do is drive traffic, everything else, including the product, is done for you. [ois skin=”2″]
Despite there being no magic bullet there is a lot of very valuable advice out there, and we would be foolish to ignore it. The hard bit is sorting out the diamonds from the dust. This is where experience comes into play and if you haven’t got much experience yet, then use other people’s experience. One really good way of getting lots of up to date advice is to join facebook groups that cover the subjects you need more info about. Some suggestions are:-
Blogging – Blogging Mastermind Group
Twitter – Twitter Marketing Group
General internet marketing – Internet Marketing Super Friends
Social media marketing – Knight Marketing Mastermind Group
SEO and marketing – USA UK SEO & Online Marketing Group
There are loads more – do a google search or search for groups within facebook and you’ll find hundreds. The great thing about groups is that these are real people who started out just as we did and who are facing real world problems – you’ll find some wonderful advice on a huge range of subjects. If you can’t find the answer you need then post a question to the group. If you choose groups that are active, with lots of recent posts, you’ll get all sorts of people responding in a really generous and open way. Some of them may become real friends who you establish a close working relationship with.
So – when you’re beginning there’s no point trying to re-invent the wheel, use someone else’s wheel by becoming an affiliate. In fact, if you join the Affiliate Club (see above) you not only get the wheel, but the chassis, engine, seats and Sat Nav as well.
With every good wish to you all on your internet travels.