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Marketing An Online Business On Your Own
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Marketing An Online Business On Your Own

Marketing an online business can feel like an overwhelming task if you're new to internet marketing. It’s difficult to distinguish good information from garbage, and there’s a lot of garbage out there. I soon would realized I needed help and that if I wanted to be successful, then I couldn’t do it all myself.

But I’m stubborn and I figured I still try anyway.

So when I first started my online business, I did everything on my own, without any prior experience. Writing, creating, learning and researching as much as I could, making best of the information I could find out there. But once everything was ready (or what I thought was ready), I soon discovered I knew nothing about marketing an online business.

That’s when I began scouring the web again, looking for advice on how to optimize my website and make it more appealing. How to attract traffic and potential customers and how to convert those potentials into real customers.

Truth is, I had no idea what I was doing. All the information I was getting I could only take on good faith with nothing to back it up. Even worse, trying to peice information from one source to another leaves you with no one to ask. I was at the mercy of guessing the right way to market my website.

Now, with the search updates being made through Google, such as all the Panda and Penguin programs and changes in new algorithms over the last couple of years, guessing isn’t the best practice. I certainly didn’t want to be looked at negatively by Google, I was just starting out!

I finally caved in and admitted I needed help. It became too much and I felt my productivity was nonexistent. I was soon spending more time trying to learn the techniques than I was implementing them.

That’s when I joined a community called Wealthy Affiliate. I had been familiar with their program for some time, I just didn’t join. I had had poor experiences with other programs and I didn’t want to get sucked into a program like all the rest; empty promises that would only lead to an empty wallet.

But once I did join, everything began to make so much more sense to me. There were courses available that walked me through SEO training for my site. I used their keyword tool that saved me wasting my Sundays searching manually. And the community is ready and willing to help ANYONE looking for it. All you have to do is ask.

After joining Wealthy Affiliate, I happily discovered that marketing an online business doesn’t need to be over complicated. I started my online business with high hopes of reaching financial independence, and thanks to this great program, I beat the frustration of poor information and now spend my time on productive, useful activities. The only regret I have is I didn’t start the program sooner.

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Yeah, you can't downplay the research when I uncovers something as valuable as WA. Thanks for the visit!

  about 8 years ago

That's exactly how I felt when I tried internet marketing alone. It wasn't a great experience and I'm also glad I joined WA. I've learned more than I ever learned trying to do this myself. I suppose my research did pay off though since it's how I found WA. I've learned so much and I'm just getting started!

  about 8 years ago
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