Internet Marketing That Works in the Real World
If you’ve tried endless ways to make internet marketing work and are fed up with buying the latest over-hyped, sugar-rush, products then this could be exactly what you’re looking for.
Deep down, internet marketing is simple:
- Choose a product to promote
- Put up some content somewhere
- Attract people to that content
- Encourage some of those people to click a link
- Play the numbers game and get a commission when someone buys whatever it was you are promoting
And even though I know this is supposed to be a sales letter (oops. that gave the game away), let’s take a look at each of those options quickly:
Choosing a product to promote
That could be your own product if you’re feeling brave or it could be someone else’s product if you’re just dipping your toe in the water.
Either way, you earn money when someone buys the product.
Your mission is to choose something that is wanted by more than just one or two people worldwide.
It could be a few hundred, if could be a few thousand people (that’s quite a good number).
It could even be a few million people but if that’s the case it would be best if you could then narrow that down to the handful of thousands. Otherwise you’ll be competing with too many people and things won’t happen quickly enough.
Choosing a product is a mixture of art and science.
But it’s do-able and even if you get it wrong there’s a better than average chance you’ll make the occasional sale.
Which is how I manage to sell the occasional hypnosis track to treat fear of bridges – it seemed a good idea at the time (I forget how many years ago) to create some content about that and every now and then someone finds that content, clicks the link and buys the track. Earning me a few dollars commission.
So even failures often pay for themselves.
Putting up some content
For the hypnosis track, I paid someone to write an article because I was feeling lazy.
The article cost less than the commission on one sale. It didn’t need much editing before I put it on a website with links to the affiliate product.
I also turned the article into a YouTube video.
I didn’t send lots of fake views to the video (that’s a good way to get the video or even your whole account banned).
I didn’t create a gazillion backlinks to the content.
Just posted it and let it sink or swim of its own accord.
Sorry, no secret formula that no-one has previously discovered and that – despite it earning thousands a day or a month = I’ll share with you for the price of a cup of coffee. That’s back to the hype again and if you believe that, you’ll believe anything. And there are plenty of people who’d love to have you on their list so that you open your wallet for every miracle solution they send out.
Snake oil anyone?
Attracting people to your content
This is a bit of a slog.
You have to create content.
Ideally written content and lots of it.
It used to be that you could put up 200 or 250 words dripping with keywords and you’d make sales.
Then that content size gradually went up to 400 words, then 500 words. Now it’s north of 700 words.
Because all your competitors have put out the low hanging fruit and because shorter content is cheap.
It’s a bit like all those Kindle recipe books: there were 4,405 Paleo recipe books in the Kindle store last time I looked. 558 of those were devoted to Paleo breakfasts (how many recipes for alternatives to bacon and egg do you need?).
But it’s the same in any market that spends money.
So you need to aim for the “long tail” – the searches no-one in their right mind would ever intentionally target because only one or two people a day search for them (and that would have to be a good day).
You do that with longer content because when you write naturally, you include all those weird and wonderful phrases or the words are close enough together for Google to figure out that’s what you maybe meant.
The same goes for videos – you can’t usually sling together a 40 second slide show with some tacky music, maybe a caption or two and a “buy now or else” link at the end.
You have to do better than that.
Encourage people to click a link
With AdBlocker software getting almost everywhere, the link can’t be an advert style link.
So that rules out AdSense and those annoying auto-run videos and pop-ups/pop-unders and any other “hassle the visitor” options.
We’re talking real links.
The ones the web depends on and that you click all the time on Wikipedia and YouTube and Google.
The kind of links that an ad-blocker daren’t block because the internet would cease to work.
So the links need to be casual enough to slip past an ad-blocker but obvious enough that people click on them and some of those people go through to buy whatever it is you were hoping they’d buy.
Play the numbers game
That’s what everyone does really.
There’s no way that 100% of people will do the same thing – whether that’s as simple as buying a bottle of Coca Cola or buying the product you’re promoting.
With good content and other things you can tip the odds in your favour.
So you can go from maybe 1 person in 100 buying to maybe one person in every 50 or even better.
Sometimes I manage to persuade 10% to buy, other times between 2% and 4% or a different figure entirely.
And – by the way – those figures fluctuate by day of week, time of day and time of year.
So it really is a numbers game.
Put up one piece of content and you’ve got next to no chance.
Do that weekly, you’re improving the odds so long as you’re patient.
Get closer to daily and in a few months time (yup, you’ve still got to wait, this isn’t an overnight success story) you’ll be seeing a glimmer of hope and your internet marketing might even be buying your daily coffee fix.
If that hasn’t put you off, what should you do next?
You could take the information I’ve given you above and run with it.
Because this isn’t a hyped up sales letter, there’s actually more than enough information on this page to get started.
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Not degree level depth (I could go on for ages showing you about each of these topic) but more than enough to get you going.
Each video is around 10 minutes long – that’s long enough to show you what to do, short enough to be able to watch it and put it into action.
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If you’d like to go it alone, go for it and good luck!
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