Thursday, March 29, 2012

What if there really was training on earning a living online?

Training seems a simple enough topic, no?  With all the jargon surrounding this field one would think there would be a place(s) you could go where someone could simply break it all down.  At the onset of this venture I wasn't sure if I should be emailing my SEO, counting my PPC's or writing an ezine about my feedburner.  However, after countless hours of scouring the internet, I'm beginning to grasp the concept of it all.  


What I've found, in lieu of basic training were sites or blogs that discuss internet marketing......in no particular sequence of development.  Some were useful, such as one I stumbled across hosted by 
John Chow, but most simply looped me into an affiliate site of some sort I had to join in order to obtain information, and in most cases, once you joined the up selling pounded you like a cheap hooker.  Fortunately through the maze of links I've been able to outline some key terms, their meanings and how to put them into action. Which as this blog continues I will expand on, in the order of which they should be addressed......starting now:


As mentioned previously, there are a number of means to making money online, such as, Affiliate Marketing; a marketing practice in which a business rewards one or more affiliates (you) for each visitor or customer brought about by the affiliate's own marketing efforts , developing your own product or service or even virtual workers; where you actually work for a company either as an employee or doing specialized freelance work.  There are many more avenues, but these seem to be the most popular.


Of these methods, affiliate marketing is the most popular, as it takes no time to start up and the capitol required to begin is either very little or nothing at all, providing you hook up with the right company.  Affiliate marketing really boils down to being rewarded for doing the advertising for an established business.  The more members you bring in under you, the greater your chance at success, and this trend is meant to continue on to the people you bring aboard.  I believe the key to affiliate marketing SHOULD be believing in what you are getting behind.  It is much easier to speak about or know who to target if you believe in what you are representing.  It is also much nicer to point people in a direction where they may actually benefit from what you are promoting, rather than leading them to yet another dead end where there really isn't a product.  It is merely you getting them to join a site for free, only to get hit with an up sell that promises to unlock the secret to success.......guess what, the secret is they earn a percentage of the money you just spent to hear that "the secret" is they are going to show you how to get the next person you lead to their site to do the same.....and so on, and so on.  


I've joined a total of 57 "free"sites of this sort so far, only spent the money on the first one and learned my "secret" that I've now passed on to you. I haven't made a dime from any of them, simply because I couldn't bring myself to be part of this cycle and also partly because my inbox became so filled with auto respond emails, (I'll cover this in a later blog at the point you'll need the information), that I had to open a different email account.  


Thankfully, on my 58th free sign up I found a site that works for ME.  The affiliate marketing concept behind them still applies, but there are actually products I feel like I can get behind rather than another link to nowhere.  There is minimal up selling, and the training is comprehensive and in an understandable order, which ultimately made all the other information I had obtained simply fall into place.  Kind of like when you figured out back in the 80's that you could take the Rubrik's Cube apart and put it back together in it's original state.  When I stumbled across SFI my Rubrik's cube finally clicked.  I will say, I'm only a week or so in, but the company makes sense to me and is something I am comfortable referring others to.  Make no mistake, my hopes are you will join and my team will grow, which in turn will further the path to my goals.  Also make no mistake that I believe, if nothing else, you will gain some valuable information on this industry through them as I have, and best of all, that information will truly be of no cost to you.  I further believe that if you are new to this arena, this will be something you can also get behind, as I have and maybe together we can both grow.



5 comments:

  1. If you are get proper training for SEO with good institute then You can earn with learn.

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    1. Thanks for that, I'll be sure to check out your link, every little bit helps!!

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    1. Hey there, I think I'm already signed up with them, as mentioned, I signed up on A LOT of sites, I'll have to check. But thanks. I've been using Hit2Hit, which I like right now too.

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    2. hey, I signed up for Easyhits, under you of course. Thanks for the referral, I like them. Now you should take a look at SFI, good stuff!! Thanks again.

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