The Many Shades Of Internet Marketing

 

There’s no PhD you can strive for to be in the Internet marketing industry. You have to learn as you go – on your own – soaking up information along the way.

The first thing you need to know is what it means to be an Internet marketer, because it isn’t always clear to everyone.

Let’s start with what Internet marketing is not.  It’s not being a con artist. It’s not being a spam king.  It doesn’t just mean selling on eBay or having your own website and products.

In reality, Internet marketers can pick and choose from a whole host of options available to help them make money.  Your opportunities are virtually endless, and include one or more of the following:

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Watch Me Create My Product!

…and create yours at the same time!

I know, just as well as you do, that the real key to a successful long-term online business is having your own assets.

Nothing that Google can snatch away at whim.

Nothing that is subject to changes beyond your control.

Something that you own!

And the “passive income” allure of bringing in sales while you sleep is nothing to sneeze about either, right? 🙂

So now that we know why I am creating my own product, I want to share with you a great idea that I had:

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Market like a Missile

This is something I don’t recommend you try yourself. The message though, is a sound one, definitely worth taking to heart, so I decided to talk about it here on my blog.

I’m referring to John Chow’s latest video in his series that he calls “Driving with John Chow.” I just chanced upon it today, and he’s already up to episode #30, so I imagine he’s got lots of other interesting tidbits on the other ones.

Don’t try this at home (or in the car!)

He records his video while driving in his open convertible. While I’ll admit that it adds to the coolness factor, I spent most of my viewing time worrying about his road safety, as well as the safety of his daughter Sally, who seems determined to distract her father (and maybe grab some of the attention for herself?).

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How to Add an Opt-In Form for Your Blog

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In my last post I mentioned how excited I was to have an opt-in form on my blog, and how easy it was. I also mentioned how to NOT go about creating an opt-in form.

Apparently, that’s not helpful enough for anyone looking to actually create one!

So here we go – How to add an opt-in form for your blog:

(1) Assuming you have an Aweber account (or similar autoresponder system), click on “Sign-up Form” then “Create a Sign Up Form.

(2)Start by choosing a template (basic is fine; don’t forget, you only need the two lines where your future subscribers will input their name and email address).

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Is it Really Possible to Make Money Online?

You’ve been hearing rumors about people making money online . . . and you want in. Maybe you don’t have a job, or you are sick of yours.  Or, like me, you would like to stay home with your kids, and need to supplement your husband’s income. Regardless of the reason, everyone needs to earn money to survive and pay the bills, and you’re pretty sure that there is bound to be SOME way for you to earn money via the Internet.

I’d like to make one thing clear: it is DEFINITELY possible to make money online. Unfortunately, that is where the clarity ends. Because when you get to the next step of figuring out howyou are going to go about doing so, that’s where the confusion sets in.

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