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5 Internet Marketing Tips For Newbies
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5 Internet Marketing Tips for Newbies

Okay, so you’ve made the decision that you want to have a go at internet marketing and setting up your own online business. It may not be something you want to do as a full time job – but just something you’d like to do as a hobby, make some extra money and see how it goes. But you have one big problem – where do you start? If you do a quick search in one of the well known search engines literally thousands of pages will come up. Scary? A bit. Confusing ? Very. Even if you take the first page it’s almost impossible to know what’s good and what isn’t. So here are my top five internet marketing tips for Newbies.

1. Do your research

I might just have said that it’s difficult to find your way through the mounds of information and it can be, but that doesn’t mean you can get away without doing any research. If you’ve never done anything like this before it makes sense to get some training. See what people are saying about various organisations. You will find some very positive and very negative comments about most of them but read beyond some of the silly comments and think about what is important for you. And it will vary.

If you need lots of support and want to be able to chat to others then you look for a provider that supplies those things. You want to find out about their training materials and if there's a chance to try before you buy do it.. I once did some training when they only unlocked the next set of training when they thought it was appropriate - never mind I was the customer. This didn’t suit me at all.

2. Learn to hit the delete key

One of the things that I can tell you from experience cost does not necessarily equate to quality. There are some offers that seem a fantastic opportunity and they’re generally ones that tell you that instead of paying $997 they will offer it today for $97 or $47 or $37. (Ending with a 7 is the current fashion - remember when everything ended in 99?). And then when you pay – on the way to another screen you will be given another offer probably 197 and then another one. Each time you will be told that if you want to really be a success and get money quickly this is what you need to do. Learn to hit the delete key.

There are organisations that do offer the opportunities for you to be able to see what training or resources thay have available and will let you try them for 5 or 10 days without you having to hand over any money at all. Try these out and make up your own mind. Also speak to friends and families about what they know and their experiences. Just always keep in mind the things that are important to you and ask the right questions.

3. Identify your own skill set

You don’t have to be a computer whiz if you want to start an online business but it does obviously help if you can negotiate the use of keyboard and a mouse and carry out research on the internet. You don’t have to be a computer programmer to set up your own website, nor do you have to pay someone else to do it. You don’t have to be able to write perfect copy, but it has to be of good quality and interesting to visitors. You won’t have every skill that you might need to set up your business, but it’s good to identify your own skill set and keep ongoing notes of what you might need to learn or what you might pay someone else to do for you.

4. Set some realistic goals

If you don’t have any sense of direction you will be setting yourself up for failure. That’s why it’s so important to have some goals. So many fall for the many so called internet gurus who tell you all about their lovely holidays, the millions they make and the fact they only work 2hrs a day! It may be true now but I can guarantee that they didn’t start out that way and they had some clear goals that they worked towards. Set yourself goals that challenge you, but they must be realistic. You’re not going to be making $30,000 after 30 days if you only have 2 hrs a week to devote to your new venture.

5. Turn negatives into positives

Setting up an online business is no different from any other venture you may have undertaken in your life. Not everything you decide to do will work. You’ll have failures, it’s only natural. However, the best approach you can adopt is learn from whatever went wrong and then move on. Don’t waste time saying “if only”

Summary

If you’re a newbie to internet marketing these are just my five top tips. There are still many exciting opportunities to make money on the internet so don’t be deterred. Research the best training available to you. Set some goals for yourself and when things go wrong pick yourself up. After all your new hobby has the potential to turn into a money winner for you.


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TroyF  

Awesome article BIS, very good tips.

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  about 8 years ago
  

Thanks Troy. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  about 8 years ago

Great points. I agree that it's important we do our research when checking out different online opportunities. Reading reviews is one of the best ways but even those are often pumped out by the folks trying to sell you their system. Have to be careful and have our finger poised over the delete key.

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  about 8 years ago
  

Hi Rick Thanks for commenting. I agree we ought to be careful when reading reviews.

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  about 8 years ago
francis2  

i am intrigue with the aspect of setting of the goal to achieving the success. you need to desire and set a timeline to make changes when needed.

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  about 8 years ago
  

I think having a timeline helps to keep you focused. Thanks for taking the time to comment

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  about 8 years ago
C. Hughes  

Well put Beverly, been there, done most of that. Still at it and working away. Thanks

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  about 9 years ago
  

Oops. Missed your comment 6 months ago. Apologies. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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  about 8 years ago

Tried it without real training and looking for the easy fix your right there is no easy fix it is all hard work.... you might not need be a computer genius but you do need some computer skills....failures are only a bad thing if you do not learn from them....I remember being new and it was tough, now I am not new and still find it tough at times, but rewarding......

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  about 9 years ago
  

Thanks Tim. You're absolutely right there is not easy fix - it's hard work and at times it can be dispiriting but ultimately satisfying if one sticks at it.

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  about 9 years ago

great advice Beverley.

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  about 9 years ago
  

Thanks Shawn- glad you enjoyed it.

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  about 9 years ago

Great tips! Informative article. Good job - everyone does indeed to get the best training available that feels like it fits for their personality and goals.

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  about 9 years ago
  

Thanks Cynthia. Yes I think it's imperative people choose training that's an ideal fit for them, because it can have a huge impact on their overall success.

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  about 9 years ago

You're right!

  
  about 9 years ago
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