I want to share with the most important three things an online marketer needs to have to be successful on the internet. These three things have been responsible for generating millions of dollars of sales for top marketers on the internet.
Believe it or not they are all co-dependent on each other.
2. An email list
3. A blog
If you have been around internet marketing for a while you will be familiar with them. But I want to discuss how you can get the above setup quickly and easily without too much cost.
You can get traffic from a variety of different sources but my personal favourite traffic methods are
Each traffic method requires a little time to learn how to use but are very powerful for getting large amounts of targetted or qualified traffic.
Next is List Building. You have heard the money is in the list. Well that is true to a curtain extent. What is the most important is the relationship with the list. But that is for another training session.
The reason to build a list are
1. You own it and you have 100% access to it.
2. The individuals who joined your list did so out of choice. It’s permission based so this gives you authority.
3. You are perceived as the expert.
4. Email can be used to drive engagement on blogs, Twitter, Facebook, etc.
5. Easy to track
6. Ability to track engagement and sales.
As I think you can see having a list is very important for building your business.
Next up is Blogging.
There is a lot of information on Blogging across the internet but a lot of new marketer do not grasp the purpose of a blog. A Blog isn’t just an SEO tool. It’s your home base on the internet.
The Benefits to having a blog.
1. Gain Influence
2. Your audience can learn more about you.
3. Establish yourself as an expert in your field.
4. Expand your network.
5. Build trust online
6. Control your online identity
7. Quality blog posts can bring SEO traffic.
So what you have here is a simple business model. Anyone can get started with.
So how do I get started with my first blog?
There are a lot of good blogging products and tools on the internet. What I would recommend is getting a hostgator account and setting up a WordPress blog. This is very straight forward to do and Host Gator support are the best in my opinion for hosting questions.
Next stage is getting a header which you can have created on Fiverr. So for around $20 you can be setup with you first blog. Click here for Fiverr
For list hosting I recommend Aweber for their excellent back office dashboard and support. They are well regarded with Internet Service Providers so deliverability is excellent. They have a FREE 30 day trail which will give you plenty of time to get used to using their service.
In future posts I will talk about traffic and building a relationship with your list. Until then have a good one!!