When you’ve been doing any research on Internet Marketing, you have most probably stumbled upon supposed “gurus” who profess to be generating millions online. And you could be thinking, “Could I generate millions with the Internet as well?”
Well, it is feasible, however, do not assume you can get there by merely investing in some guru’s product(s). You get there by consistent, correct effort.
“Consistent, correct effort” means learning a strategy for marketing things online and staying with it until you’ve mastered it and are earning consistent money from it. And then, when you begin to earn, scale up your efforts so that you can increase your earnings.
Frequently, people get involved in Internet Marketing with very high hopes about massive incomes with hardly any notion about what it really requires to get there. They attempt one method for a time and, when they don’t see instant results, they attempt another method, and then go for another, and another, and another … there is no end to this vicious cycle.
This is the main reason why 95% of people who get involved in Internet Marketing fail and are forced to throw in the towel. They are way too impatient to make money rapidly, when what they really should be doing is getting the basic principles right.
There are undoubtedly lots of individuals who have made a ton of cash out of the Internet. But these folks worked in the trenches for years before they got to the stage where their earnings from their Internet business surpassed their day job incomes.
So, when you are told that earnings from the Internet is easy to accomplish, do not believe it. It just isn’t. It takes a considerable amount of hard work, especially to start with. But, gradually, as you automate more of your business, you’ll realize that you only have to devote a few hours each day on it.
And also, Internet Marketing does have its own benefits over a full time job. For one, you will never have someone breathing down your neck. You are the boss. For another, your income (and so your success) relies on you and you only. When things don’t go your way, there’s nobody else to blame but yourself.
Search Engine Optimization
Now, among the most popular Internet Marketing strategies for driving traffic (visitors) to your site is Search Engine Optimization or SEO. What is SEO?
It’s basically the technique of getting your website(s) to rank very well on search engines like Google, Bing or Yahoo. If you rank number one for a keyword search term (e.g. “how to eliminate acne breakouts”), it is possible to earn hundreds, or even thousands of dollars, for that keyword alone. And the more keywords you rank well for the more revenue you will make. And it works for both affiliate marketing and your very own product(s).
Although this approach has gone through a bunch of changes particularly with Google, it is nonetheless well worth doing. However, if you’re in a hurry to make money and a newbie, it makes good sense to hire a SEO professional with a proven track record of successfully ranking websites in search engines, particularly in Google.
You can do it by yourself, without a doubt. And many Internet marketers do. Just get some instruction by investing in Search Engine Optimization training courses or subscribing to Internet Marketing forums, if you have the time, and are not so impatient about making money quite so fast.
Then, when you put what you have learned into practice, you could very well have your first sale in a month or so, and with consistent, correct effort you could quite possibly be living comfortably on passive income in 2 years.
It cannot be guaranteed you will be a millionaire by then of course; very unlikely in fact. Nevertheless the chances are good that you’ll have enough money to give up your day job, and have more time to spend with your family and friends into the bargain.