Internet Marketing For Newbies
A strange headline? Not really, think about why you started a specific affiliate program or Internet marketing site. If you are one of the ‘old-timers’ you have seen it all before. If not most likely you were attracted by the hype and the promise of an easy road to Internet fortunes. A lot offer ‘free’ signup or minimal input – OK great, but then what? Consider how much more effort and time you would put into your start-up if it cost $100,00 ? This is not really unfair – even if you started with absolutely no reserve, no ‘list and not much else. You can come up with the cash if it meets YOUR needs and expectations.
That is precisely where we are drawn in and the process of ‘feeling overwhelmed’ kicks in. Think about the banner ad or the email message that came through… pretty flash and lots of promise, but unfortunately no hint of what would be required to make the fortune promised. I am not knocking the ‘recruitment’ too much – after all that is marketing. Have a look on the television or billboards – lots of hype but no detail.
Internet Marketing Has Some Costs
OK, so you’ve paid the subscription or whatever – then what – sit back and watch the bank balance go into hyper-drive? ‘Fraid not, this is where most home business owners end up getting off the bus. Slowly it dawns on them that there is actually a whole lot more to this internet marketing / affiliate marketing. The company starts with things like ‘promote to your list’ – what’s a list? You get the idea!
The enrollment process needs to included a section about what to do to start earning the money as promised? Something like a page with the headline: ‘REALITY CHECK COMING UP’. Then a page of what the basics are. this before you enroll and put a dent in your credit card.
To start you need a PLAN, start-up Money.
Know how or where to find information about building a list or network
Understand that this business requires hard work and dedication
Realize that it will take TIME, not days or weeks, rather months.
Offer immediate, REAL support in getting started – not just a promise, but a plan. These are only some of the basics that should perhaps be made available. You may think this is odd, but look at it long-term if you are in the business already. People that joined you had some understanding as to what is required it would be easier. Rather than you helping them and then they resign because they do not appreciate how much effort etc was required?
Internet Marketing Takes Time And Commitment
There is a huge amount of information out there that only becomes available when you have a specific need. If you have a question that requires an answer it can take you back to ‘feeling overwhelmed’. If you had an idea of what you were getting into, you might not subscribe to each and every newsletter.
The offer of real support, should be the absolute role of the up-line to guide the new person. They should not rely on the ease of auto responders alone and the total focus of mass recruitment. They need to have consideration of how those entering are getting along. It is rewarding to work with those above and below you on a direct basis.
So, what do you want for a buck?
If I can leave you with one thought for today:
There is no free lunch – any road to success requires hard work,dedication and a clear picture of your goal.