I have been making money from the internet for the past 10 years. The truth is that it is not an easy journey and I wished I had a lot more knowledge in the past which would have avoided many mistakes.
So, let me share with you 4 things that I wished I knew before I ventured into making money online..
#1 The Money Is In The List!
All marketers could probably tell you this: ”The money is in the list! The money is in the list!”
Some will go further and say, “The money is in the relationship with the list!” This is definitely true.
There are many ways to build a list and after having the list, you’ll constantly need to communicate with the list of subscribers.
This helps you to understand their needs and problems so that you can offer a solution to help them.
This is one thing I wishes I would understand when I first started out.
With a list, you would be able to generate long term income. With a list, that’s when your income is scalable.
In order to have a list, you need to have an autoresponder to help you collect your leads.
#2 Focus Focus Focus!
There are tons of ways that you can make money from the internet. My first online dollar came from PPC ads, then there is affiliate marketing, soloads, CPA programs and even selling my own products online. There are so many innovative ways and methods but the main aim is to make money.
However, stick to one proven method and focus on it. As internet is an open space, you are bound to encounter “what seems to be an easier” way to make money online.
The truth is that if it was easy, anyone would be doing it.
Instead of hopping around different methods. Focus on one and make it big! I went from HYIP to PPC to Article Marketing to SoloAds to CPA to SoloAds and to creating my own products.
Even though these are all methods that helps you to make money online, focus on one PROVEN system and work on it.
It is already proven and hence it just depends on how fast you can succeed. Endure my friend!
#3 Content is King, Marketing is Queen and Consistency is the New Prince
Yes, this is what I painfully discovered after being in and out of the industry for 10 years.
Now, I am determined to make it this time and not making the same old mistake!
Internet marketing or online business is usually about information. Creating valuable content that benefits the community is great start to promote your brand. However, in order to promote, you need to market it. More importantly, you need to do both consistently.
For example, have you done your daily blog post (content) and distribute it on social media (marketing) and doing it daily (consistency)?
That is how you build up your reputation and be credible. Take note, online business is about marketing and sale is made because your customer likes and trusts you and hence decides to buy from you.
#4 It is NOT EASY
I repeat again. It is not easy as it looks.
But after some time, it will be when you become more efficient and gets better at it.
This is BUSINESS. Real business requiring real effort. Sorry for repeating this so many times as I felt that you really need to drill this into your mind.
Even while I was doing article marketing, I was writing 3 articles and day and spinning them and then distributing them on various directories. I was writing on a topic which I had ZERO knowledge about! Feel my agony?
Internet marketing is a great way to start your own business so that you can pursue your dream lifestyle but it is not a get-rich-quick-scheme. The only get-rich quick-schemes I known are either lottery, gambling or even insurance payout!
It will not be easy but if you give up. Then, that’s the end of it.
You can DO IT and let’s do it together!
I hope you like what I have shared today. Feel like to drop any comments and let me know what you think.
Enjoy your day ahead 😀