I’ve been beating myself up over not updating the blog lately, but life has been busy. I just quit my part-time job to work in a souless one for more money. Hopfully i can save up some and start focusing a bit more on online marketing.
I also got accepted in PepperJam Network! Yay!
1. Decide on several niche markets to focus my attention.
Well, I’m still having trouble with this one. I need to read some more on ways to
2. Learn more about picking keywords and how to maximize a PPC campaign.
Sucking at this a bit as well. My biggest issue right now is getting clicks. My Click through rates are usually pretty low (current campaign is at exactly 0.32%, with 3,412 impressions and 11 clicks). Again, I need more practice and a bit more luck, perhaps.
3. Finally, I want to research more affiliate networks. I like ClickBank so far, but I feel it is also a very limited place. Anyone have any suggestions?
Still trying to set some time aside for this.
Now and then something special happens – a real quality product comes onto the market.
This is the case with a new online guide called:
It’s by the creators of Build A Niche Store (BANS) which you’ve probably heard of and may even own.
Built up off the back of 4 1/2 years experience making money in the way the guide describes and a further 2 1/2 years experience helping 1000’s do the same.
The Number 1 Way To Make Money Online is a 9 step guide which contains everything they know put into a framework which you can then use to make $500, $5,000, even $50,000 per month.
Everything’s right about this one – the presentation, the price, the product.
My hats off to the chaps that put it together.
Well worth checking out…
Well, the few times I’ve mentioned to friends, co-workers and others that I am attempting to learn the ropes and join the world of online marketing I get the same, typical and, at times, frightening remark:
It’s a scam! Run for the hills and avoid it at all cost!
So, is it. Do most fail at it, as I’ve been told? Or do I have a chance at making a decent living doing it?
Honestly, I am not looking to make $10,000, $20,000 or so much more. It would be ok. I’d welcome it. But if I could make $3,000 or a bit more a month I would be happy. But, is it a scam? I don’t think so, but, as my blog name indicates, I’m new. Anyone care to chime in?
I have decided to set up some tasks to accomplish for the week ahead. After my brief foray with Adwords, more a learning experience than serious marketing, I have decided on focusing on these tasks for the week ahead:
- Decide on several niche markets to focus my attention. I still need to decide on how focused these should become. For example: I love Sci Fi and Fantasy novels, movies and TV shows, Would Sci Fi and Fantasy be a viable focus, or should I focus only on books or so forth? My thinking is that the more focused I get, the less the competition and the larger market share I can dominate. As it stands right now, I am looking to focus on running ads on blogs and writing content, as well as becoming an affiliate marketer. These seem to be of more interest to me at present.
- Learn more about picking keywords and how to maximize a PPC campaign. It must be an art that takes time to learn. Also I noticed that one campaign I ran had much less competition, yet the bid on my keywords was huge (7.00 or so). It sucks to spend lots and get no return. I want to plan out a better strategy for next time.
- Finally, I want to research more affiliate networks. I like ClickBank so far, but I feel it is also a very limited place. Anyone have any suggestions?
Yesterday, I tried Adwords for the first time. I liked the interface; it was fairly straightforward, but that is a deceiving quality. I ended up trying three campaigns and got quite a few clicks but no sales. Disappointing, but I learned a lot.
Welcome to Neophyte Marketer. My name is Nick Queen and I am tired of trying to find a dead end job. I’m sure many others out there are also reaching that same conclusion, but I have decided to do something about it. Maybe you have, too. In any case, this blog will chronicle my attempts to use internet marketing to break from the drudgery of a 9 to 5 job.
Currently I am also a host of Whispers Radio, a paranormal radio show out of Wheeling, WV.It is great fun and I would love to focus on it the rest of my life. Right now, however, it isn’t enough. The sad part is that I just graduated from college and I’m still unable to get jobs that aren’t past $8 to $9 an hour. I want more for myself and my wife and my future children. So, I shall embark on a great crusade to work for myself, to do something I enjoy doing while making my own destiny.
The first thing I did when I decided to do when I started planning making this change was to sign up for the Shoemoney Xtreme Internet Marketing Program. Why?
1. Shoemoney is someone that inspires me for various reasons. Sure, he makes mad money online. He also, however, has struggled and defeated his weight problem. Look here for his story.
2. It’s free and, I can now attest that it is well-written and very informative. Here is what it covers:
Week 1 – The Beginner’s Guide To Internet Marketing
Week 2 – Affiliate Marketing 101: Everything You Need To Know To Start Promoting Products
Week 3 – Market Research: How To Crush Your Competitors And Discover Hot Niches
Week 4 – Introduction to Pay Per Click
Week 5 – Advanced Pay Per Click
Week 6 – SEO Tips, Tricks, and Tactics
Week 7 – Content Creation: How To Create Articles That Attract Users And Increase Sales
Week 8 – Marketing: How To Use Social Media To Spread Your Brand
Week 9 – Make That Cash: 10 Ways To Monetize Your Site And Increase Profitability
Week 10 – Testing & Tracking: How To Optimize Your Site & Make Sense Of The Figures
Week 11 – Building Your Team: How To Network With Others And Find Long Term Partners
Week 12 – Launch Day: How To Kick Start Your Business And Manage Your Projects
I’m currently on Week 3 and expecting Week 4 in the next few hours. (Heck, just received it while typing this post!)
I would encourage anyone to try this program out. It’s free, which beats all other programs out there, and the information is quality stuff. I was worried it was a bait and switch, but it isn’t. Give it a try by clicking on the banner below with the bald guy.
If you do, let me know what you think about it.
Well, the worst possible thing that can happen to a computer happened to mine tonight. I was running a bios flash and the computer went dark and never woke up. I let it sit for a good while cause messing with a bios flash is bad news. It never woke up. All attempts to wake it were futile. It is now an expensive paper weight. Needless to say the saving rogram has begun to by a new one using trusty ole’ ChaCha. Keep track of my progress here:
Well, this was announced the other day and I still maintain this campaign is getting crazy. I mean, if only there was some way to know it was fake… like a B carved into her face backwards… like it was done in a mirror…
This entire election is going out of control. Just saw this on Drudge:
‘B’ CARVED INTO 20-YEAR OLD WOMAN’S FACE… DEVELOPING…
SHOCK: MCCAIN CAMPAIGN VOLUNTEER ATTACKED AND MUTILATED IN PITTSBURGH
I mean, why? For a candidate? It just is going to hurt him in the end. If reversed it would hurt McCain. Both of them need to go on TV and tell their mad dog supporters to cool off and think about what they are doing!