I Would always Recommend A Proven System That has worked for Thousands Around The World.
Why…? Well, it will help you to get started faster, showing you exactly what to do, what has worked for others and how to monetize it! It’s like a proven road map, a proven Business Plan!
The previous articles were the “why” aspect of the business, “Mindset“; this is the “how”. These are the exact methods that I use to help me build a business with several income streams. This is how I became successful as an internet marketing.
Note: These results are not typical. I worked very hard, gave up sleep, time with my family and more to get to where I am today. I made mistakes – big and small. I kept going anyway, long after others thought I was out of my mind. That is how I persevered.
Now, I want to break down a couple of things I started to learn way back in 2011 when I first started to see how internet marketing worked.
1) Lead Capture
First of all, I always would recommend that you will start using your own Capture Pages when you have enough experience. I use a variety of things but if you want to go custom I would use this.
Depending on what you are doing and what your budget is, the main thing is to get it up quick and capture leads from traffic you push to it.
This is a page where you have a video, or text telling them about a product or service that will help them. You create a box that captures their email address. They can put their email address in there and you can start contacting them. Entice them by offering a free e-book, an informational video or other bonuses.
Oh.. if you are marketing to the mobile crowd (say twitter, instagram, pinterest, facebook…) you will want to make sure your leadcapture page mobile ready. Don’t worry… if you use the program I’m using, it’s automatically ready for Mobile use!
When using an autoresponder you can choose to use multiple autoresponders for different project. But the one I would recommend anyone is Aweber
I recommend Aweber mainly because of deliverability on a smaller scale under 20k members, segmentation, broadcasts, and followups.
The price and features are about the same as many and easier to use than most.
Emails are automatically sent to people who wanted to see more information from them. Of course you must first write the emails yourself.
The autoresponder stores them and sends them out to people, no matter when they sign up to your list. This saves you a lot of time, and is far more professional than just batching emails and sending them out in bulk…
3) Affiliate Offer
This is where you market someone else’s product or service. Let’s use the real estate example again. The realtor did not build the house, nor did they buy the house to resell it. They connect a buyer and a seller, connecting the dots! When someone buys the house, the realtor makes a commission.
There are thousands of products that have affiliate programs and there are more added every day. Even major retailers like Best Buy and Amazon have affiliate programs.
I would recommend a product that sells well online and pays you a high commission percentage and large sale opportunities. I would start with a System/Plan* that allows you to build a list, and learns you the basics of online marketing using a viral blog.
(*This Plan really worked for me and enabled me to make a big step forward in my online business)
The offer needs to be something you can retail and pays you a large percentage to you. Eventually when you are cash positive and pumping you can then start incorporating more offers.
This is a website that is like an online journal. Instead of a website that never changes (static), it is updated regularly.
A blog is very easy to use. But the hardest thing about blogging can be knowing what to blog about or blogging consistently. Google really loves to send traffic to blogs because people love to keep coming back to blogs.
Note: If you want to sell/retail a product through a blog, a free blog is not recommended! They are restrictive in what you can put on them. They can take your posts down or worse, shut down your entire website, especially when you are use affiliate links!
But my blog is my bread and butter and it’s something you should also use due to low cost of maintenance and the ability to scale up with it.
I use this Business Plan that offers all the Tools & Training to Start Online.
I used to have multiple Blogs. Many were/are wordpress.org sites and a couple tumblr sites. The main thing I want you to understand is… if you plan to make money online and sell affiliate products you will want to use a platform that is friendly to affiliates.
I do NOT recommend blogger.com and wordpress.com if you plan to do any type of affiliate marketing. They tend to not like blogs that want to monetize things like Affiliate products or things outside of adsense.
This is Search Engine Optimization.
Basically, it is a web page, blog post or other online page that is customized for search engines to categorize it properly. The better it can be categorized, the more likely it will appear at the top of the list in Google, Yahoo or Bing. This means more traffic for your website, and a higher likelihood someone will buy from you. There is more to it than that, but you have a basic understanding of what it is.
OK, Thank you for watching Video 7!
Watch this video a few times to get a really good idea of what each tool is, and how it can work for you.
See you in the next video, Video 8. (click)
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Check the full 10 Video Training Series On Getting Started Online.
- Video 1 – Just Get Started!
- Video 2 – What is your “Why”?
- Video 3 – Looking Ahead…
- Video 4 – Does Working from Home really Work?
- Video 5 – How does Making Money Online Work?
- Video 6 – The Salesperson vs The Solutions Provider.
- Video 7 – Internet Marketing Systems that Work!
- Video 8 – The System in a Visual Explanation.
- Video 9 – Mistakes made while Starting Up.
- Video 10 – Trends, Masterminds and Business Plans. + BONUS Training