Many people entering the internet marketing world ask
The answer is yes and no.
No if you are going to buy
an ebook and/or build up a website and think that you are going to earn
100s or 1000s of dollars everyday without any effort or if you think
that just one hour of work everyday is enough in the first months of
building your online marketing business.
Yes if you use the TED
(Time, Effort and Dedication) technique.
We have read many
ebooks and tested many ideas outlined in forums and web articles. Many
say that you can start earning money within minutes, that you will get
rich fast, earn $100s or even $1000s of dollars everyday and that you
need not work more than a couple of hours everyday. In our experience,
this resulted to be highly improbable ...... unless you are a marketing
For those who really want
to make a living online and who are ready to put TED in action, we have
put up this article to explain what is needed to be successful in
Online Marketer -
What you need to know to be successful?
There are two main
fields in which you can operate to make a living online, either selling
your own products or selling someone else's (commonly known as
affiliate). You can also operate in both
fields. Though not always necessary, we suggest the following steps, whatever field
you decide to operate in.
You need to decide in which field you want to operate and what type of
product(s) you will be selling and promoting.
Make your product(s) known on the internet. There are different ways how
to do this. You can use free blogs, free advertising or paid
advertising. Advertising is discussed in detail later on in this
article. We suggest that you have your own website built either by
yourself or by a web designer. Searching the internet, you can find good
prices to have your website built. For those who can built their own
website but would like to add stunning graphics to their website, an
internet search provides good prices for graphics design. There are many
ebooks available but we recommend you
buy this ebook here.
This ebook gives you a good overview to internet marketing and have links to web
and graphics designers and more. This is one of the best ebooks out
there and hence we will be referring to this ebook within this article.
Put your website on the internet. You can use free web space to host
your website (putting your website on the internet). Some ebook
publishers give you some megabytes of free web space when you buy their
ebook. The ebook mentioned in Step 2 is one of them. This is a good idea to start with but if you are taking the job
seriously, we recommend that you get your own domain name and web space.
A domain name is the URL you type in the address bar of your browser.
You should choose the domain name as either to be your business name or
related to the product(s) you will be selling. It is important to choose
your domain name carefully and that it is not too long. It should be an
address your customers can easily remember. Web space is where you will
host your website. Various hosting plans exist and some hosting
providers even offer the domain name for free. Different businesses
require different hosting plans. You should plan the bandwidth (upload
and download) you think
you will need so that your website would not be down. This is very
important as you might lose
potential customers. It is hard to tell how much bandwidth your visitors
would use so it is important that you monitor your website statistics
within reports offered for free by your hosting provider. We have
listed some of the
best hosting providers here
on our website. You should
choose the best one for your needs.
Advertise your website. Now that you have chosen your products, built
your website and hosted it on the internet, you need visitors. Your
website is one out of approximately 3 billion pages on the internet. It
is next to impossible to have visitors to your website without
advertising. Advertising your website and getting potential
customers is where the real work starts. This is probably the most
difficult thing to do but not impossible. There are many options how to
advertise your website for free or paid adverts. We suggest you
advertise using both options.
Advertising is a very wide subject so we wrote another detailed
article on advertising here.
This article also links paid and free advertising options.
We recommend that you buy
and read as many ebooks as possible. Some of the ebooks are not really worth
their price but every ebook has at least one good suggestion you won't
find in other ebooks. These ebooks help you build your knowledge and
improve how you build and/or advertise your website. On this page we
have gathered what in our opinion we think are the best ebooks.
For those who prefer
not building a business but to work from home, this page
also highlights some jobs like game testers, mystery shoppers, paid to fill in surveys, etc.