Even though I’ve only been working on internet marketing for a little over three months, I have come to a realization a lot seasoned pros would back me up on.
I can’t try to make money using ten different systems at once and have ANY success with them!!!
All I will get will be ten incomplete, hurried, insincere projects that leave me worn out, disillusioned and BROKE.
For this reason, I would like to take a couple of minutes to commiserate with my newbie friends and give my thoughts on how we should proceed.
- Do NOT think to you are doing all you can to be successful just because you are doing a little blogging, a little affiliate marketing and developing your own products.
Focus is the friend of the newbie. Pick a method that feels comfortable to you, find and join a forum to ask people about their experiences with it. Purchase the system and use it. That way you’ll have the best insight on promoting it.
I bought and used and promoted a number of affiliate marketing programs. I did not do a good job with promotion because I didn’t know what I was doing. After I learned a bit more about them I realized they were in saturated markets that would have cost me time and money I did not have so I left them for now. I will probably revisit them when I learn more about how to handle that type of market.
For now, I have chosen to write a short report and sales page and seek out JV partners who will sell it and keep 100% of the price so I can build my email list up.
- Don’t fall for the gurus who say you’ve got to do at least X number of methods to promote something.
Being a newbie means that everything you do will take you at least five times longer than somebody with even a couple of years experience. Make sure the ones you pick are solid so that your time is well spent.
Go back to the forum and ask which methods of promotion have yielded the greatest results and pick two or three of them at most. Once you have put these into place, THEN it’s time to decide on repeating the process to really get it down or to try another vehicle and work it to it’s completion.
My gut tells me something in between-repeat a process at least once so you can feel the positive reinforcement when you realize it actually HAS gotten a little easier. Then it’s time to move on to another challenge.
A product that allows a newbie this type of freedom while also focusing on repeating processes that yield results is Brian Wynn’s millionaireleague.com. I’ve used this product and I’ve found it’s got the step-by-step nurturing that a newbie needs. I highly recommend it.
Just remember that we newbies can’t possibly do everything that needs done at the same time. We need to build up our skills by starting and completing one system at a time and then using that experience to tackle more complex tasks.
In other words, give ourselves the best chance to feel good about what we have done and not waste time worrying about what we have not.