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How To Write An Article In 15 Minutes

How To Write An Article In Just 15 Minutes

The number one excuse I have heard for not writing blog posts or articles is, “I don’t have the time.” Although it is true Bob Thibodeau SUPER SMALLthat you can write an article without sufficient research, just for the sake of content, it usually will not go over well with your subscribers. Now, I’m just like the majority of the Internet marketers, I sometimes procrastinate, too. Sometimes, I just dread getting on the computer and beginning work (I know – hard to believe, right?)! You see, my business is such that when I sit down, it’s a good 5-6 hours each and every day! Anyhow, just like you, sometimes I will also put off my content creation for a later date. But I soon realized that doing so created serious consequences for my business.

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I soon began to lose a lot of my readership base. To deal with that problem, I thought of dedicating just 15 minutes a day to creating blog and article content. Just 15 minutes a day would sometimes go up to 45 minutes or more. To beat procrastination, you need to make your content creation a habit, like brushing your teeth or going out for a run in the morning. I now spend 15 – 20 minutes on my content creation as part of my morning ritual, without fail, and now it has become a daily habit. To be truthful, I do alternate between blog writing, article writing and product creation work. But it starts as part of the daily ritual.

Writing An Article In Just 15 Minutes

If you have good typing speeds, you should be able to type a 750-word article within 5 minutes or so, but that is not the case here. You should be creating “quality content.” You need to research your keywords and your competitor’s content – before writing the articles. You should always do this the day before.

Do a search of the keywords on the article topic you are thinking of writing the next day. This should be done immediately after you finish writing the article for this day. Everything will be fresh in your mind from the article you just finished. You may want the articles to build on one another. Sometimes it may be a completely new topic. Write down the extra keyword suggestions given by Google for use as your main keyword. Then open up the top ranking news, content, videos and images for the keyword and use that for the subject of your next article. You can also use Twitter and Facebook to search for the hash tags that are related to your keyword.

Doing all of this will give you a bird’s-eye view of the content that is available online for the keywords you should be searching for. Using hash tags, you can find the most shared and read articles on Facebook and Twitter. Copy the title of the articles and the important highlights of the articles body. You can also pick the best ranking pictures that are available for your keywords. You need to open up a new word document and paste the pictures, titles and highlights you gathered from multiple sources. What you now have is the skeleton of an excellent article.

Write your article from your reader’s perspective

The article in your competitors website is probably a well researched one, which is why it is ranking in the search engines. You can create an even better article by going through the comments on the articles in your competitor’s articles and blog posts, and begin to see the mindset of their readers. Find out what the readers want. In the case of news articles and topics related to politics, you can almost find out the political leanings of the person commenting on the news item. Write down the suggestion or ideas that the readers are suggesting for the articles. Go through the most liked comments on Facebook and write those down, too.

That’s it! That is all the work you should have to do to prepare for writing your article the next day. This is how build the skeleton or outline of your next article. That’s all of the hard work (which really is not all that hard).

The next morning, sit down and start writing the article (or, if you are doing everything the same morning, take a break if you want to). If you are doing the things I just mentioned, you can write an article efficiently within 15-20 minutes.

If possible, create a video for the article you just created (not longer than 3 minutes). The videos are helpful for some of your readers who may not want to read your articles at that moment. You should load the videos into YouTube and link them back to your article and blog site (Google loves you when you do that – and will reward you with increase SEO rankings)!

Post your articles with the hash tag based on the comments of your competitor’s articles. This will help you to get some initial hits and shares.

Avoid the typical excuse of “I don’t have the time to write.” I have just shown you how to do it while drinking a cup of coffee! And you should be able to have the article finished, uploaded and begin researching tomorrow’s article – before the coffee gets cold.

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Use Email to Build Relationships – Not To Sell

Use Email to Build Relationships – Not To Sell

buy it Use your email to BUILD relationships with your clients – not to sell them!

Psychologically (and you may already know this), a real relationship is built using many different mediums. Conversations, video’s, in short questions, long questions, etc. I could list one hundred different ways for you to build a relationship with other people.

One hundred different ways that are REAL.

readme Fake is one way – like a billboard or a google ad.

buy it Email marketing, when you only use one kind of email to communicate with your list (or just 2 kinds in most marketers cases), for the most part, feels subconsciously like a cheap imitation – it just feels like a fake. Like you are a cheat.

And fakes cannot be trusted.

That is why so many marketers find that their readers do not trust them or bond with them. The emails they send out seem “fake.” 

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They can be delivering great content, but if the relationship itself feels fake, then no bonding occurs. No bonding means you are not connecting at the subconscious level where the prospect can learn to trust what you are saying.

click here And you MUST have bonding in order to build relationships.

 And you MUST build relationships to build long term customers.

 And you MUST have long term customers in order to have coaching clients.

Coaching clients don’t enroll primarily based on the words on the sales page. Instead, the words on the sales page simply give them the information and the boost (the push) to take action. But they choose (subconsciously) to coaching with YOU because of the relationship that has ALREADY been developed.

And you could send them a full book each day of great content, but it wouldn’t build relationships. And only a very rare person would ever join your coaching program.

Maybe one way to look at this is that your email campaign is designed to build relationships so that people will trust you. Then they enroll in your coaching and trainings so that they can learn from you.

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Each email style in your email campaign is just a tool. Remember that. But you need many tools. You can’t just send a hammer everyday. Or just send a wrench everyday. But one day a hammer, one day a wrench. Then one day a screwdriver, and soon you have the whole toolbox.

readme If done properly, your email campaign will build such a relationship, your clients will look forward to your emails – just to see what “tool” you have sent them that particular day!

Use email marketing simply to build a relationship with your clients. Do not try to sell them through the emails. You may mention a new product, service, etc. and “how this might be something you could use.” That should be the extent of your selling through the email. Just provide a link and say, “You can check it out and get more information “here” (and provide the link).

Let the sales page do the selling. The sales page will provide all of the information the prospect needs in determining if the product is “right” for them.

Do not try to “sell” using email marketing. Use your emails to build trust and to “bond” with your client. Provide useful information FREE of charge through your emails. Then, when you do offer a product, service, etc. – the client will figure “This must really be good! If the stuff he/she gave away worked… this must really good stuff!”

Relationships. Bonding. Trust. Those are the ONLY things you need to concentrate on using email marketing.

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List Building Techniques

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LIST BUILDING TECHNIQUES

 

List Building Techniques that you can use – TODAY – to build your list and begin to have an actual mentor relationship with those on your list (instead of trying to “sell” them something all of the time)!

buy it List building is the process of converting the traffic that comes to your website into subscribers and followers by capturing their emails. The capture of the emails is done in an ethical manner and with the permission of the visitor. To help facilitate getting the visitor’s permission to capture their email and to contact them again, you should offer something of a perceived to value to the visitor in exchange for their email address.

List building should be a process of building rapport with the visitors to your website instead of trying to “sell” them something all of the time. These are already people who are interested in your product or services. These visitors may be interested in what you have to offer but they are probably not yet willing to buy your product or services for a fee.

canada goose The potential customer who is interested in your product or service will usually need more time to think about buying your product or service. In a competitive marketplace, the customers have a lot of choices and the customer who has an interest in your product may actually purchase the product of your competitor. From the business point of view, this means you are losing your sales to your competitor.

The best thing to do in such a situation (and especially if you are new to the Internet Marketing business) is to start list building by offering quality information for FREE! Remember you are investing a lot of money on SEO and advertising to bring a customer to your website. You do not want them to just visit and leave your website do you?

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List building is not about quantity – but QUALITY

celine handbags You need to build a list of quality prospects, and also loyal customers, who have an interest in your business. Whenever a customer gets to your website through organic searches, you need to offer something to provide temporary relief to a problem they are facing. For example, if you are selling weight loss exercise videos, then you should offer your visitors a simple exercise video for free. You can ask for the visitor’s email address so you can send them a link to the video. The video should be of high quality and useful to the customer. It is very easy to host the video on YouTube (more information on how to do this will in a later article).

canada goose You should also give the customer a summary of the things he/she would learn by viewing the video in order to entice them to provide you their email address. Once the customer fills in their contact information, they should be sent a “Thank You” from your auto-responder with a link to the video included. In a day or two, you should have your auto-responder send information on a related product. For example, perhaps an exercise video course. Be sure to outline the benefits the customer will receive by purchasing the course from you. Include one or two bonuses that will help the customer out as well.  If they do not purchase right away, in a few days, have your auto-responder send them another short video for free. Then offer them an opportunity to purchase the video course again.

celine handbags You should always provide a money back guarantee to increase the potential customer’s interest in trying out your product. Once the customer is satisfied with the quality of the product, move him/her to another list related to the first product. In our example of the exercise videos, perhaps a related product would be “weight loss” information. You need to sell your backend products through this and other lists, using the initial free video as the “hook” to capture their email address in the beginning.

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List building is actually more powerful than SEO

out site The customers in your list are the lifeline of your business. If you treat these customers with care and not try to sell them four or five times per month, they will become LOYAL customers. Then, whenever you produce another useful product, all you will need to do in order to sell the product is to mention it in your email updates. Again, I want to emphasize that you should NOT try to sell your list several times per month. But you should communicate with them three to four times per week with free QUALITY information they can use. The customer will figure if you are “giving away” this kind of information, then the information contained in your courses must be GREAT! 

It is very difficult to get your website to rank for highly targeted keywords using paid traffic. I do not recommend using paid traffic at all. I like to use “Give Away” lists to build my mailing list. It is possible to add over 1,000 new subscribers in just about one week’s time. Add them to your auto-responder and then weed them out after about 60 days of emailing them. Some will purchase your product and you can add these to your “buyer list.” Then delete the others. Using this method helps your email analytics out as well. By offering your lists quality information for FREE, you will increase their trust level in your information and they will be eager to purchase your paid info products.  Using these list building tips will help you to make sales and to retain the potential customers interested in your business or services.

Money is in the list

buy it The customers who buy products or services from you are more likely to buy again – IF you treat them well and do not continuously hound them for more money through repeated attempts at making sales. Keep them interested in your business by giving them FREE, quality information they can use. You can give them freebies and things that they normally would pay for elsewhere (your competitors). Then, whenever you are doing a major launch of a new product or service (perhaps a membership program), all you have to do is to “mention it” to your loyal customers in your list and sales will pour in!

Smart business owners will also ask their customers to refer others to your business. You can offer them a discount on a product for doing so. This will help to get your name and product to other people who never know your website even existed.

I seen a statistic one time that something to the effect of, “A satisfied customer will tell 3-4 others about your business…but a disgruntled customer will tell 10-20 others…”  So, bottom line, take care of your email list and it will take care of you!

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out site If you own a website, then the next best thing you need to do is to build rapport with the visitors of your website. You do this by investing in email marketing. Email marketing is all about sending commercial email messages to a group of people who have given their permission to receive those emails.

Email marketing can help turn a visitor to your site into a potential customer. A visitor to your site may be looking for information related to his/her problems. He/she may read an article on your website that addresses the problem. If your website is selling a product or service that helps to alleviate the problem, then the visitor may buy the product or service you are offering to help them overcome their problem. There are many factors that affect the customer’s decision on purchasing your product. It may be due to the price or the problem they are facing may not be that severe (i.e. they could do something to get temporary relief from the problem). Either way, Email Marketing is designed to let potential customers know that your website is offering information that addresses their need or problem.

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canada goose The average visitor to your website will probably leave your website forever after reading a couple of articles instead of buying your product or service. Most potential customers look for solutions that are free instead of paying for a product or service. If you want to sell products or services to your website visitors, you will need to build rapport with the customer and educate them about the products you are selling. The best way to build a relationship with your customer is to get their email address. Once you have their email address, you can contact them whenever you want and educate them about the benefits of your product or service.

Contacting and sending personalized emails to each and every one who subscribes to your newsletter is virtually impossible if you grow your list into the hundreds or thousands. In this case, you need to send personalized commercial emails. The problem is, your potential customer’s in-boxes may be flooded with promotional emails from various companies in your niche, especially in a competitive marketplace. It is very common to find your emails arriving with other marketers. Each email has the same goal: sell a product or service. You need to make sure your email stands apart from those other emails (which will be marked as spam by the potential customers) you need to provide informative FREE content to your readers.

Informative FREE content in your commercial emails will have bits and pieces of information for getting rid of the problem the customer is facing. You can include solutions that give temporary relief to the customer (something they can implement immediately for temporary relief). Once the customer finds that the information in your emails actually works, he/she will begin to think of investing in your products or services. The first 2 to 3 emails should focus on the solution for the problem and indirectly hinting to your customer about your products. Most customers will purchase your product by then. You can also give them special reductions that will expire after a time period in order to increase the urgency in buying the product.

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out site You can learn a lot about your customer by observing the response rate and other statistics of the emails you send. With the help of professional auto-responders, you can do split tests of your emails. You can divide your email subscribers into groups and send a different set of mails to each group. Even a slight change in the subject lines can increase the open rate of your emails to 70%.

celine handbags As an internet marketer you cannot shy away from email marketing. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and other social media advertising can only bring a potential customer to your site. The only way to make a visitor into a customer is by building a relationship with them. Email marketing is the best way you can help visitors with their problem and turn them into a customer. If you are effectively using the technology available today within email marketing, then the customer can be converted to a repetitive buyer of your products or services.

The number one warning about email marketing is to make sure you are only adding email addresses to your list with their permission. Using a “double opt-in” is currently the easiest and safest way to make sure you are obtaining the clients permission to send them future emails. Any other way could back-fire on you and you could be banned from your auto-responder if you are not obtaining permission before sending emails to others.

Email marketing, when done correctly, will turn website visitors into customers. Email marketing will help you to build rapport with your email list and sell products and services to your email list. Not every person on your list will buy from you. But if you are continually offering quality information to your list, the majority will probably purchase something at some point in the future. Just be sure you are not sending so many emails that it becomes labeled as “spam” by your email list.

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I personally do not like to send more than 2-3 emails per week – and that is just for the coaching lessons. If I am only sending informative emails to my list, it is no more than 2 per week. Just enough to keep my name in front of the potential client and to provide quality information to them on a regular basis.

readme Bottom line, if you are not doing email marketing, you probably will have a very difficult time in Internet Marketing. The old adage is absolutely true: “The money is in the list.” Communicate consistently with your list with quality communications and you will reap a very nice reward.

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Learn to Become an Expert in Your Niche

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Discover Your Passion: The first thing for anyone thinking of going into online marketing is to first identify the products or services to offer online. The internet is not a place where money is plucked off of trees. Rather it is a platform where you work, sell goods or services (and information) to those that trust you – and only then can you begin to earn some money. In order to earn the respect and authority you desire online, it is strongly advised that you go into what you already have a passion for. By doing so, even if you are not yet making the income you want, your passion for what you do will keep you going. This will definitely help you to become an expert (and identified as such in your niche) a whole lot easier. Doing what you have a passion for will encourage you to learn more. This will allow you to earn more money, and in the process, to get more followers and clients.

click here Start a professional blog in your niche: The fact that you know a certain thing very well does not mean you will start earning money or respect from across your niche. Earning respect has to do with showcasing your skills and what you do best. And to do this, you need to write out your knowledge in blog posts. Write! Write! And then, write some more!  When you keep writing, in your blog posts, things that bring value to other people’s lives and actually helps them out, your readers begin to respect you. They will become your followers and they will begin to regard you as an expert. Besides, your followers will push you to learn even more. They will ask you questions that will cause you do more research to provide them the correct answers to their problems. This push for you to learn more will translate into you becoming the “go to guy” in your niche! The expert!

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Write for other professional blogs in your niche: This is very important because you do not get noticed immediately after you decide to enter the Internet Marketing business. Just because you set up a website does not make you an authority in anyone’s eyes. The best way to get noticed is by guest blogging on already established blogs in your niche. You do not need to start telling people you are an authority (that is a big no-no)! You need to prove you are an authority by writing quality articles and putting a link to your blog or website so people can ask you questions. By doing this, readers of that blog, who like what you wrote, may visit your blog or website and ask you questions. This will increase your followers in the long run. Also, when people search for information in your niche, there is a greater chance that your article will come up on the search engines. Hence, you earn greater authority in your niche and you become viewed as “an expert.”

out site Interview Experts:  If you want to become an expert, you must learn from other experts. It is as simple as that. There are no lone wolf’s who succeed in Internet Marketing. You must find a coach that you trust. If you are just starting out, take the time to research and read articles by others in your niche. Just because someone says “I am a guru” does not mean they know how to help you. They may only know how to take your money by selling their products! You need to find someone who provides quality information on their blog site for free. They may have additional products, services or information they may charge for, but much of the information they provide for free should tell you what they know about that niche. If they provide quality information for free, the paid product should be even better!  So, find yourself  a coach in your niche you feel comfortable with and that you can build a relationship with. This will allow you to ask them questions if you run into a problem. You can ask them if they ever had this type of problem and how they overcame it. You should be able to ask them for advice and, perhaps, even do a joint venture with them in the future!

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canada goose Stay focused: The greatest killer of any career is pride. Many people become egocentric when they attain a certain level of success in their niche. They begin to feel as if they “have arrived.” However, this type of attitude will do more harm than good in the long run. Because once pride set in, you will begin to view others as inferior to yourself. You will begin to look down on other marketers, authors, seminars and books as inferior. This will begin to come across in how you interact with your followers. This will begin to kill your business and you will not even know why.

out site In the end, never stop learning. Never stop sharing what you know. Never stop writing in your blog (a major turnoff is to click through a link to read a blog and find out it has not been updated in several months). Ask for help from those you consider more knowledgeable than you in your niche. Visit other marketers blogs and leave comments. Ask if you can write a guest blog for them. Go to Ezinearticles.com and sign up as a contributor. Research your niche and stay up-to-date on the latest twists and turns and new technology. Soon, you will be considered an expert that others will seek out. This will help you to grow your online business even more.

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Pt 10 – Top 10 Reasons Why Newbie Internet Marketers Fail

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Pt 10 – Top 10 Reasons Newbie Internet Marketers Fail

And Finally, #10 (and in my opinion – the #1 Reason Why Newbie Internet Marketers Fail) is:

Getting Greedy

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Money. That is the reason 99.9% of internet marketers on doing what they do.  As a matter of fact, 99.9% of ALL businesses are in the business to make money.  There may be one or two here and there that are in it for the “service.”  But even then, if they are not making money soon, their business will die.

The problem most newbie internet marketers have (as I covered in a prior posts) is that many start out in a time when their budget least affords them the opportunity to fail. They may be in between jobs and the unemployment just ran out. Now they decide they need to make some money and make it fast.

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They go online to research “How to make money online” and, instead of doing quality research in how to set up a quality business (which might take them 30 days or so), they see some scam site that tells them “How to make thousands of dollars in just 48 hours.”  Well, since they need money “yesterday” –  which site do they go with? The one that will take 30 days and $300 or so? Or the one that will take “48 hours” and only cost them $250?

Then, as they get the material from the “Thousands in 48 hours” and begin to read it, they realize they do not have a website, autoresponder, PayPal account, a product or an email list.  So they begin to research how to put those things together.  Now they are out an additional couple of hundred dollars.

So, about seven to ten days into this “new business venture” (and the bills are still needing to be paid), they receive an email for a “done for you” system. It will cost a few hundred dollars more, but at least they will be “up and running in just two days.”  So, they sign up for that.

Sure enough, two days later,  they get the access information and passwords to “their online business.”  It looks GREAT!  Now, they are told, all they have to do is drive traffic to their site.  (How do they do that?  They have no clue).  So now they go and research traffic generation.

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What do they find?  They can have an email list of thousands in no time at all – with this “new system” that is going to revolutionize how to grow email lists. Well, that sounds like something they desperately need. So, they spend a hundred or so dollars on that system.  Then they find out they have to visit blog sites and FaceBook posts and leave comments and wait for back links, etc.

Now, almost an entire month has gone by. The bills still are not paid. They have spent close to a thousand dollars (that could have been used to pay the bills).  They are now really, really desperate.  But, the newbie internet marketer rationalizes, they have a website, they have a small email list (of maybe 50 people)…so they launch…

…and nothing happens.

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Why didn’t anybody buy “my product” or buy “my affiliate” promotion?

The main reason they failed: they wanted quick rewards. They were looking for a quick buck.  They wanted to make some money FIRST, so they could believe it works, before “giving” something of value.  That may work in “brick and mortar” businesses, where you hang your merchandise in the store window and passerby’s will see it, want it, come in and buy it.  The customer does not do the research by going to another store 10 miles way to see if they can get the same shirt for $5 less.  It is impulse buying.

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But, in an internet based business, with literally thousands of different websites possibly offering the exact same product at either a cheaper price (or the exact same price PLUS BONUSES) – a brick and mortar mentality just will not work. 

If you were researching the purchase of a product, and found two websites. One had 750 satisfied customers and the other had zero, none. And the product was the exact same price. Which website would you feel more comfortable ordering from?  This is what the newbie internet marketer is facing.

In Internet Marketing, one of the first things a newbie internet marketer MUST LEARN, is they have to GIVE VALUE before asking for money.  The newbie internet marketer feels if they give value first, they are losing something. But that is a complete falsehood.

As a matter of fact, in most areas of life, if you GIVE first, then you will be GIVEN TO in return!

Think about the “love of your life.”  More than likely, you expressed your feelings (giving your heart – opening up to possible rejection) and then received the confirmation of mutual feelings (and that “phew” moment)!  It’s the same in internet marketing.

It’s also true in your day job (or your regular job). You go to work, often for a week or two weeks at a time – and then get paid. You do not get paid first and then show up at work. It just doesn’t work that way.

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Well, in Internet Marketing, you work for your “audience” (your prospects) and then get paid on the back end with sales.  How do you “work” first?  By GIVING AWAY good, quality products. Show them you can be trusted. Show them the quality of products you are going to supply them with.

In the process of giving them something first, make sure it is something that will help them solve a particular problem.  Try to teach them how to achieve their goals. Give them some solid advice on their situation.  Then, towards the end of the product (or better yet, in a separate email), promote your other products in that line of marketing.

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Then follow up with them. Ask them if they received the free pdf report. Ask them what issues they are having in their business. (Probably their biggest issue is “traffic” since that is what they wanted from you).  If they respond with something else, try to find a product (an affiliate product if you do not have one) that will try to help them.

That is the NUMBER ONE THING – HELP THEM FIND A SOLUTION TO THEIR PROBLEM.

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If you do this one thing (and do it with quality products and in a timely manner), and not try to “force” them into buying something they really do not need – you will begin to receive business orders and even some repeat customers.

But do not try to promote your other products without giving a quality product first. And when you begin to expand your business, send your emails to your existing list first – with a FREE product sample of what you are offering. For example, let’s just assume your specialty is “List Building.”  Offer the “Top 5 Ways to Generate Traffic” and then send the offer to your list on “Traffic Generation.” 

If your first product was “Setting Up WordPress” and now your are offering the traffic generation product – GIVE AWAY your “Top 5 Ways…” pdf to your list as proof you know what you are talking about.  That is how you generate repeat sales from your list.

canada goose By now, you should have a pretty clear overview of the “Top 10 Ways Newbie Internet Marketers Fail.”  If you try your best to avoid these 10 things, your business will become successful faster than most newbies are usually able to get going.  But, I want to leave you ONE MORE THOUGHT…

I want to give you the NUMBER ONE REASON (and the biggest mistake you could make) for failing at internet marketing.  “Failing to take action!”  That will effectively kill your dream of being successful.

But, you do not have to navigate this business alone.  Throughout these articles, I have had links to my “Four Weeks to Your First Sale” site.  I highly recommend it and ask you to do yourself a favor and at least check it out. If you do not think it is for you, that’s fine. It’s not for everybody.  But, if it will help to at least take those first tentative steps to success – it could be the best investment you will ever make.

Here’s to your online marketing success!

Bob Thibodeau

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Reason #9: They Lack of Confidence

celine bags canada goose This may sound like a repeat – but it is so important and overlaps in so many different areas, I feel it needs its own category. Lack of confidence will kill the business of many newbie internet marketers.  They begin with some lofty (and often misguided) plans.  As they get deeper into the planning of the business model, things often do not appear as “rosy” as they first seemed.

It is so easy to think, “I will build a website; put some products on there; and sit back and collect the money as people order the products online.  This is going to be great!”  But then reality begins to set in.

The website is more technical than first envisioned and is taking even longer to set up than planned. Then there is the autoresponder (some may ask themselves “What is that for anyway?”).  Then there is the PayPal account. There is product generation. There is the problem of generating traffic. There is web hosting. There is product support. Advertising.

And the list just continues to grow.

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Soon, the newbie internet marketer begins to think, “This is getting far more technical than I thought it was going to be.”  So, one day over coffee, they confide in a friend or relative about what their plans are.  The “friend” tells them about another “friend of theirs who knew somebody that tried that internet marketing thing and lost thousands of dollars.” 

These seeds of doubt begin to take root in the newbie internet marketers mind as they continue to struggle to put together the “perfect” website and business model.

But continued delays only seem to get worse as the newbie internet marketer realizes he or she is not as computer savvy as they first thought. And every time they have lunch with the “friend,” they are asked again “how the internet business is going?  Have you made any money yet?” 

And when they reply “No, not yet,” they get the look (we all know “the look,” don’t we)?

This just erodes away their confidence even more.

In order to do well, in order to hold their head high in their friends presence, the newbie internet marketer needs to launch their business model as soon as possible. 

My recommendation is to launch “something” within in the first 30 days (45 days at the latest). 

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Even if it is not perfect – at least get something out there!  As I covered last time, test and evaluate, make adjustments and then launch again. Then test and evaluate, make adjustments and then launch again. Then test and evaluate, etc. UNTIL consistent sales begin to develop.

Then STOP testing and launch BIG.  Begin to send MASSIVE amounts of traffic to the site. Capitalize on the new found success. Recoup the money that was initially spent.  Set aside some of the income to upgrade and prepare for the next product launch.

Remember, I covered in the beginning to only buy new upgraded software, etc. with money that was made from initial sales. This is where that can now happen.  There was no use spending money or driving massive amounts of traffic to an unproven system. Now that there is some success – drive traffic and make some money!

Nothing will build confidence quicker than money showing up in your bank account on a consistent basis!  But the newbie internet marketer MUST have the confidence TO FAIL! 

celine bags That may sound wrong, but remember what I have been saying throughout this series, a newbie internet marketer MUST LAUNCH as soon as possible or face the possibility of never launching; never realizing their dream and never knowing if they could have made it or not.

canada goose But, by launching, evaluating, tweaking and then launching again – the time will come with the newbie internet marketer will know what worked and what did not.  Then they will be able to repeat what worked on a faster basis next time.  And make money that much faster!Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

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Talk Soon,

Bob

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Procrastination…

Many newbie internet marketers want to have the “perfect” website before they launch their business model. They constantly are tweaking and changing things, small things, as they get closer and closer to their launch. They push important things off until just before the deadline, then use that as an excuse NOT to launch! Procrastination!

Then, as they go back and work a little on the one problem that stopped their launch, they notice something else and begin working on that. This will then lead to something else they could “make better.”  All the while, they have not finished working on the major problem that stopped them in their tracks. 

Why is this?  Procrastination!

Well, normally, before they began their online marketing efforts, the newbie internet marketer has a plan. In their minds eye, it’s a good plan. They may not have all of the information to make a “go – no go” decision at the moment, but they have a plan.  The plan makes sense to them. It seems as if it will work. So they begin the process of putting the pieces together to make it happen.

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Then, reality sets in. They realize they are getting into an area they know little about. Or if they are knowledgeable in the subject matter, they are stumbling in how to market it online. So, they slow down. They begin to study. They begin to buy “shiny objects” that are touted as helping them in this new business (we covered the “Shiny Object Syndrome” in a prior post).

Although they have planned what they are supposed to do, they really are hesitant in the implantation because they are not sure if they have “everything covered.”  The major problem that most newbie internet marketers have is they plan more than they can actually do.  They end up not doing anything but “tweaking” their plan.  Procrastination!

They end up not meeting their target launch date and some of the actually just give up and quit the marketing plan altogether.  Money and time just wasted in preparation and they never even pushed the launch button to see if it would work!

Building a successful internet business takes time. Even the pro’s do not do it overnight.  It is possible that it could take several months to achieve the first sale (and even that might be an overestimation)!  If the marketer does not give up, they will usually have “some level” of success. And that is to be praised!

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Once the first sale has come in, it is important to review WHY that sale happened. Did you use a new traffic source? Was there a new sales page? Was there a new squeeze page? What was different in this marketing effort than prior sales?

All of these factors must be considered. This is why it is so important to just LAUNCH the business model you have worked on. Then, if nothing happens, tweak ONE THING and try again. Most newbie marketers will change three, four or more things and relaunch. But the problem with that is they will never know WHICH item caused the positive result.

Do not worry about putting together the PERFECT website or squeeze page or sales page or marketing plan.  Get the basics together; make it look good; put quality products on there – and LAUNCH THE BUSINESS MODEL!!!

If no sales happen, change ONE THING and launch again!  If nothing happens, change that back to the original and change something else and launch again!  It may take seven or eight different launches before the first sale happens.  Once it does happen, keep the last thing that was changed and go back and change something else.  Then launch again. Reevaluate and repeat. Repeat. Repeat.

Soon enough, you will have the “perfect” site for your product. Then you can sit back (momentarily) and enjoy the success.  Then go and pick a different product and begin the process all over again.

The problem with most newbie internet marketers is – procrastination! They plan more and do little.  Just put together the basics and launch your business. Then adjust on the fly. You will be amazed at the results you will see and achieve.

Talk Soon,

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Most newbie internet marketers want to enter the business because they need money (usually immediately) and they believe this the best option.  Or they want to “be their own boss.”  Either one of these reasons are valid, to a point.

If the newbie internet marketers is going to be investing money that may be needed to sustain the family (and as I indicated in a prior post, they need to plan on not having access to that money for at least six months or more), they may hold off on “pulling the trigger” on their business. The newbie internet marketer is usually lacking the confidence that their website and business “is ready.”

I have covered before that this IS NOT a “Get Rich Quick” type of business.  Yes, some people have had immediate success.  Most do not.  Yes, some people have succeeded and made multiple millions of dollars.  Most do not.  The newbie internet marketer must realize these are the facts!  The newbie internet marketer must accept the realization that it may take several months of work (daily work at that) before they will ever see their first sale!  (It took me almost two years before I made my first sale).

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The mindset of “I can work when I want” is a serious misconception on the part of newbie internet marketers.  You may find yourself working your old, boring 9 to 5 job for a few more years before your online income is sufficient to replace your old salary.  But you will “learn the ropes” while still having your family budget taken care of by the 9 to 5 job.  There is tremendous pressure to succeed if you are looking for your online job to take care of your family. And it almost always leads to failure. You will be under pressure to “take shortcuts” which almost never work in your favor (I covered this under a prior post as well).

You need to schedule your work time and your family time. Family time is important. You need to have the support of your family. If you are working 9 to 5 and then come home and put in eight more hours on your business and neglecting your family, you may find you will get into more trouble than you bargain for!

When you start your new online business, you will definitely have a “new boss.”  It’s YOU!  You need to be accountable to yourself just as you are accountable to your boss in your “regular” job.  You need to be on time to your online work schedule. You need to be on time in getting your content written and published. watch film Arsenal now

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The “boss” has to set the tone for the work environment.  If your traditional work boss only showed up once or twice per week and was slack in enforcing the production standards, what do you think would happen to company profits?  They would go down (and the company would quickly find a new “boss”).   You need to enforce the high standards on yourself from the start.  An internet based business does not run simply by itself on “autopilot.” 

If you work on your business daily, you are more than likely going to succeed. 

If you don’t – you won’t. It’s as simple as that.

Talk Soon,

Bob

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