As you enter the world of internet marketing, I have no doubt that you have been hammered with offers of ‘the perfect money making system’ or ‘join now, get rich tomorrow’ kinds of websites, systems and products.
It has often been said that the only people that get rich in internet marketing are the internet marketers who market to newbie internet marketers!
Note: if you are writing to get search engine traffic, try not to do what I just did in that last sentence!
There are training courses and other materials that are useful and provide value. The biggest problem is that they are so hard to find, and if you find one, how do you know it’s reliable, and not just another make money scam offer?
For one, I hate those awful squeeze pages that everyone screams you must have. I’m talking about those super long one page sites that start off telling how great this system is, and how you, too, can be successful! Then, they show you just how successful you can be by dropping in an image of their sales from ClickBank.com or another affiliate program site. After this, they show you all the wonderful endorsements from affiliates who also got rich from their program, e-book or videos. Lastly, they tell you that you only have a few days to buy the program at the current price – “Hurry, this won’t last forever!”.
Every product I’ve purchased from sites like these have proven to be utter bullshit. They are either old and outdated – one ‘traffic secrets’ e-book talked at length about setting up a friendster account. Do you remember friendster? neither do I!
Private Label Rights (PLR) articles are usually no better. Most PLR’s are simple compilations of the most basic information that is easily found on the internet, massaged into a specific niche or general strategy, are being sold as complete tutorials that give you “everything you need” to strike it rich. If you find some of these, compare them – you’ll find they contain the same information, just rewritten slightly, and perhaps written to target a certain niche.
Anything that has words similar to “riches, goldmine, explosion, master, quick, overnight or easy” will not get you what you want.
I mentioned earlier that there are very useful web sites and courses that do deliver on their promises. I think I found one of these today.
This site offers a free trial, and has some very good information available at no cost. You don’t need to sign up with a credit card or PayPal.com, and you can simply walk away at any time.
The free trial opens up several areas so you can get a good feel for how they present their training and informative courses. These include a complete beginners course, consisting of 10 lessons with follow-up tasks, a comprehensive keyword research tool that really does work very well, access to live chat, and automatic addition to their affiliate program. The information might be somewhat basic to experienced marketers, but even they will likely find some good nuggets of new information.
You can also set up two WordPress blogs of your very own. Called “WordPress Express”, their system lets you set up your own blogs in no time – it’s so easy anyone could do it. The system walks you through each step with clearly explained tutorials – for this reason alone it’s worth taking advantage of the free trial.
The free trial is perfect for anyone who is just getting started. For once, you get good information, useful tools, help from other members, two free WordPress blogs, and there is no need to cancel any kind of recurring or scheduled payments or give them a credit card number.
After trying the free access level, they offer a signup for 30 days as a Premium member, for only $19.00, if you upgrade to Premium within the first 7 days. The site has a countdown clock that is plainly visible everywhere to remind you.
Tomorrow I’ll upgrade to Premium – I can handle the $19 to find out – and I’ll continue this in a new post, letting you know what I find out.
Check it out. The site is WealthyAffiliate.com.