My entire adult life has been spent in the IT field, a profession where most people do even understand what I do, let alone a clue to how it is done. And in all those years, with all of the interesting questions I think of they might ask. The exact same kind of question is ask over and over, by my clients, my friends and collages alike. How do I make money online with websites selling “stuff”. My first question back to them is always “what do you want to sell?”. It still surprises me to this day to hear “I don’t know for sure, something profitable” it is the Internet where people make a killing online. Then I am always ask about various print book (the latest best seller on the subject), online books, video, and even classes “teaching online business” at the local community college.
Generally speaking I find most of the online marketing classes, offers, books, e-books, and video series found online, about online marketing, somewhat lacking a real plan, to really make money online. After all it is a real business even if it is a virtual one, where is the business model. Or even worse, in the case of e-books and “online programs”, a scam to take your money from you and provide you with some self motivation hype, that make you feel a little better in the short term, that is until you realize you still have no idea how to market products online.
You see there is just so much that goes into a online business, I believe even most of the successful authors have forgotten many of the steps that now seam small to them, that for the most of us, are real show stoppers, and never mention them at all. Matter Fact, many of them are lessons in marketing all right, but only as such we could learn how we were convinced to buy the product, and not so some much for the content found inside. Many of these programs are lead-ins to much bigger and more expensive products or programs where there going to give you the real meat, which may or may not provide good information you can follow, to break into the online marketing business. So generally speaking I do not like them. This goes for all the best selling reputable books found on Amazon and the like, also. Simply speaking, in my option, online marketing is a talent more than a skill, I personally believe, and teaching talent is task indeed.
Many times the authors recount a niche they found by accident, or explain how they were in the right place at the right time, or some other similar type of story. These stories are interesting to say the least, but generally speaking there stories are not easily repeatable. With that being said, I have found two exceptions to the above. That is right out of the hundreds of book, e-books, and programs I have seen since starting this quest for online riches. There are only these two exceptions in my option. So please do not send me an email asking for other great programs or books, there just simply aren’t any others I have found that officer a real starting point that anyone can follow, not matter you experience.
The first in no particular order is Google Sniper 2. An online video course that will teach you everything you need to know about affiliate marketing online is a few hours. A Simple concise, and more importantly complete start to finish plan to get small sites up and running and making small profits in a matter of days.
These sites are not going to make you rich, however there going to be profitable and the best part of this is it required very little talent, and is very repeatable. Imagine dozens or hundreds of little money making machines working day and night while you sleep. With George’s plan, finding the niche, building the websites, selecting the affiliate products to market, is more a very teachable skill, than anything else. And George (the programs author) is an excellent teacher, and will teach you these skills from start to finish, in a classroom setting video online videos. Do not let the fact he looks like he is about 12 years old fool you, He really know his stuff and is an excellent teacher as I said.
The second is a program, and somewhat an entrepreneur group known as Bring The Fresh. Kelly Felix is an extremely talented marketing guru. Made famous for a product called The Rich Jerk, he is probably responsible for the making more successful online marketers that all the other guys combined. He, and his partner Mike Long, cover all the bases when teaching you online marketing. His imagination and marketing insight is amazing and you will see how he builds successful business projects everyday. Follow along while he researches various niches, picks projects, products, and put together very successful marketing campaigns online. This guy is simple the best at what he does and more importantly he is an excellent teacher. This is very important to make sure you not missing anything, when you learn about such a complex and changing environment, as internet marketing. One of the best feature of Kelly’s little group, is his private user forums, where students, and associate gurus, alike get together and talk internet marketing. You can instantly learn what is working, and what is not, saving hundreds of hours of testing time.
Have a great day,