Archive for August, 2012

How can you make money on the internet?

Drive traffic to an offer!  Easy?  No!  Most people are not going to want to buy something from someone they don’t know and trust.  And if they do by something on a whim, they won’t be repeat buyers unless what you sell them is great, full of great content and really helpful to them.

There is no such thing as free traffic.  All traffic costs either time or money.  When the traffic you drive or attract lands on your blog or offer page, they still need to be enticed, convinced to pull out their credit card and buy.  That’s your job.  Find or create a great offer, write enticing copy, and put the technical aspect together, landing pages, hosting account, and so on.  Go for it!

Where is the easy money?

It is absolutely true that easy things quickly become boring!  Further, easy things don’t pay very well.  It is in the difficult where we find out challenges, our interesting life and our rewards!  Internet marketing is one of the most difficult things a person can start.  In the beginning of your IM career, you are overwhelmed, for sure.  Every techinical skill is a mystery, know only to the elusive few, apparently.

But by taking it one day at a time, one click at a time, day by day, your IM career comes together and gains momentum.  And you can start doing the happy dance more often!

The 2012 summer Olympic games were terrific, but they ended all too soon.  Just when the public was really getting engaged with following the games, finding ways to view the games streaming online, we watched the great ending ceremony, and that was that.


However, for us internet marketers, our participation in the internet is only just beginning.  The internet in definitely in its infancy, and a really experience internet marketer is one with two years experience!  This amount would be entry level in old, established industries like engineering, medicine or real estate.  But our industry is so new, we are still figuring out how to use the marvelous, infinite capacity of the internet.

So don’t be discouraged if you feel you have not mastered internet marketing.  No one has, although there is getting to be quite a few folks who are making a pretty penny marketing on the internet.  Find yourself a mentor, or 2 or 3, and have at it.  You will not be sorry; you will be rich, most likely.  Oh, and one more thing: the most important rule, and perhaps the only rule.  Never Give Up!

August is the most beautiful month in many ways, in the northern hemisphere.  It is a time of very warm weather which means lots of outdoor activities whether it is exercising or eating or both.  Our culture and our country tends to take a vacation, sometimes for the whole month.  But I suggest to you that you start early to ease back into the settember work flow, so that when the day after labor day comes, your motor will be firing on all cylinders!

The problems keep coming, but with every challange comes a victory, and no matter how small, a victory empowers us to go on to more and bigger victorys.  That is the name of success.  Constant challenges breed constant successes, one click at a time.

No one will become overpowered and quit working if all they have to do is take a picture of yourself and load it onto your computer.  Voila!  You have your gravatar, as in, a picture of you that you can use as your signature.  Another step of many, all leading in the right direction: forward, building your online business, again, one click at a time.

Now we are well on our way into August.  The hottest summer month always presents us the opportunity to chuck it all for now, and head for the mountains or seashore to while away the hours with wine and daydreaming.  But another choice is to start blocking out large blocks of time each day to work on what you need to be doing that you have put off long enough!

If you take efforts now to grow your list, you will be able to afford very nice vacations in the future.  Don’t let the summer heat lull you into a do nothing mode.  On the contrary.  Let’s get busy!