I had several positive comments about the theme of providing more and consuming less, so I thought it would be good to expand it some more here.
First off the email will be at the bottom of the post, it was the 2nd of a 2 part email. It did go on a bit too long and I had to cut it so i’ll flesh it out a little here.
Firstly what do I mean by Provide More Consume Less, If you’ve been in Internet marketing for more than a few months you probably know most of what you need to know. There really is very little new that you need to know. Granted things do change , For example what worked in SEO 3 years ago doesn’t work now and Facebook Marketing wasn’t a blip on the horizon 3 years ago.
However the basics are just the same. You need to know 3 things
How To Create
How To Market
How To Monetize
Whether it is an Adsense site, an Amazon site or a product on Guinea Pig Racing the principles are the same.
If you become a provider you are creating the sites, you are selling things or facilitating the sale to the consumers. Recently I sold 5 Clickbank products about creating a specific type of business that earned me $90 each in commission. That is $450 was simply on the back of me spending time and creating the environment where people would buy the products.
They are the Consumers – You are the Provider. At least thats how it should be.
To start to make more money today is simple
1. Provide more ,
Give consumers more opportunities to pay you money. Add more sites, Add more products, Add more free reports. If you create products they don’t have to be award winning huge products. In the past year I’ve made much more by simplifying things. Got sites that make you $100 a month? Tell people how you do it. If their sites make $75 a month they’ll be interested. Look at what Bethany did in the email below, 2 months to make enough money to be a full time Intent Marketer, just chasing the stuff others assume isn’t profitable
I was chatting with a group of about 20 people today who had a challenge to make $50,000 in 3 months One smashed that figure into oblivion, one doubled it and several broke it or are close to breaking it… Nothing they created or sold was for more than about $17. The ones that are succeeding just got their heads down and did it. They aren’t superhuman, they are no different to anyone of us.
You can do it as well….
2. Consume Less
Just buy what you need, even if it’s just something that will refresh what you already know it will be of far more value than if it’s a shiny hyped magic button that will just sit on your hard drive. Focus on what will make your sites/projects make more money. (Maybe that should have been buy more wisely)
Thats it, 2 steps only and it will work. I guarantee it.
Now Go and Do it…. Set yourself a target to provide more before friday.
Yesterday I told you about how I read a report and how the
things that work now are exactly the same as the ones that
worked when I started out 7 years ago.
Despite all the hype and magic buttons that get hyped
Internet marketing is no different from the marketing thats
been done for centuries.
There are 2 classes of people providers and consumers
your target should be to become a provider not a consumer.
If you create a website with information and someone buys
from you you are a provider. If you create a product and
people buy it, once again you are a provider.
Now this is where things get sticky!
When you start out in IM you are a consumer, you buy products
that teach you how to become a provider. When you are a
provider you buy products that help you become a better provider
Believe it or not people who we look up to as guru’s
(is that an Oxymoron? ) even at times buy products from those
higher up the marketing food chain.
The Secret = Consume Less Provide More
So what should you be doing to make money today?
There are 2 things that you can start to do today that will have
an instant impact.
Look at your business and work out where you can
If you have a site that getting 1000 visitors a month.
Build a list around it. Create products a round it.
If you are selling a clickbank product, commission your own
20 sales a month of a $7 report might not seems much
but when you have 20 sites running on autopilot doing
similar sales..it soon mounts up
In yesterdays blog post (mjthompson.net) I talked about
people making $30,000 a month as affiliates from low cost
Thats something to aspire to!
Target the Easy Money.
How many here would not bother with a keyword that
has 500 searches per month? Probably most yet you’ll
rank easily for it, and 2 or 3 pages of easy ranking 500 search
keywords, sure beats struggling to rank a term that lots
of people are targeting
In fact the report I read yesterday is about just that.
It reveals how one of the members of WordPress Goldmine
(yes i did buy it!) went from a J.O.B to Full time IM in just 2
months , by just targeting easy to rank keywords.
It’s currently selling at less than $6 and comes as a report and
a check list to follow
Even if you don’t buy it look at how Bethany marketed it,
How she took exactly what she was doing and created a product
It embodies everything I would like to see everyone who is
reading this do.
Be a Provider
Nothing would give me greater pleasure than to see
everyone reading becoming full time IM’ers.
Sorry that went on a bit long!
Mark “Just Do It” Thompson