Site, Monetization, Promotion

By Mark / September 16, 2008

Warren Buffet once said..

There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult

How true that is! Hardly a day goes past that I don’t come across some a site or a problem that has been made worse by people overthinking.  Internet marketing is on paper one of the easiest ways of making money. You create a site , you add some monetization, then you get traffic to the site..end result you make money.  Compare that to working a real job, you get up , you battle through traffic, you go to your place of work, you stay there for 8 hours, you do some work to make someone else money, you go home and at the end of the month you get paid.. (unless you work for Lehmans!) . Then the next day you do the same again.  Now remind me why I choose this IM lifestyle rather than a “real Job”??

The problem with internet marketing is that people try to complicate it, theres a product coming out at the end of the month that will cost $2000 that shows you how someone has build a $1300 a month income from 1 site…wow whoopee $2000 for that.  You’ll also find that a certain Ferrari driving internet marketer who loves to talk about his big house and yacht,  launches (re-Hashes) a couple of products a year about how he makes his millions. He simply makes that money by building a list by selling the very products he’s promoting then selling other peoples products to that list.. Simple… and it shouldn’t take $97 or $197 to find that out.

All products like that will do is confuse you more, maybe 1 out of 1000 people will follow those methods through to the end and make a good income, the rest will just buy the next product that comes out.  A lot Marketers make their money by persuading you that Internet marketing is difficult and that you need loads of tools and software to make money.. you don’t

Remember it’s simple..  Site, Monetization, Promotion thats it.   If you are a long time reader you’ll know that last november I set up a site , wrote 1 article promoted 1 product and earned $20,000..  Site… Monetization…Promotion. When I wrote WordPress Goldmine I went out of my way to show that creating an income is simple and that anyone can do it. If I can make a living this way anyone can.

Over complicating things and over thinking can really hold you back .  I’ve know people to take 6 weeks to plan a site and work out what they wanted to do ..arggggh that makes me so mad.. what was it Robin Williams said in Dead Poets Society? Carpe Diem/ Sieze the day. Well here’s my version.. Just bloody build it and worry about tweaking it later!

If you look back to the post a made a few weeks ago (August 29th- scaling the heights) I set a challenge. I wonder if anyone did it?  I did exactly what I said in the challenge and I now have a site earning upto $5 a day and getting 100 visitors per day. It’s a simple method and it works.

Don’t let anyone tell you Internet Marketing is difficult, it’s only as difficult as you make it.

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Peter

You are so right Mark – and I am as guilty as anyone for over-complicating things. I’m also rubbish at taking the long term view – if something will only return a few dollars a day, often it’s not enough of an incentive for me to go and do the work, even though it might continue to give me a couple of dollars a day on autopilot for a long time…

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Mark

Peter, $2 a day is still over $700 a year from a domain that cost you $9. Plus the resale value of the site should be $600-$1000 if you can demonstrate regular income.

You also find that after a certain time the Google gods sometimes smile on your site and you’ll suddenly jump up to $10 a day. I had a suduko site that for no reason I know went to #1 in google for 2 weeks my $1 a day income suddently shot to over $100 a day for 2 weeks.

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Travis

Is this post directed to me? LOL. I’m definitely one of those guys that over complicates things. Six weeks to get one site up? Try 3 months? Yes, it has literally taken me that long to get even the framework of a site up because I analyze everything to death!

The challenge for folks like me is breaking free of that habit. I think some people are just wired to be overly analytical. Maybe I should have been a CPA or something;) That being the case, how do you “rewire” someone like me (if you even can)?

Travis

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Mark

Travis…

well I am not a psychologist nor have I even played a psychologist in a TV program but I would think that the best thing to do is to prove to yourself that Simple works.

Proof of concept is a great motivator.

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SynArticles

travis you are in same situation in which i have spent 2 years here in Internet marketing. Thinking over & over , But now i decided that I will not think more I will just do it.

Thank you for encouraging me to do some best without wasting valuable time.

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