Answers to your questions...
can I say up front I don't know everything.
Sometimes I look for
answers from people like Ken
Edwards... and others. If you think I can't help you, then please do a search
for these people - you might be surprised what you learn.
You'll find many
successful marketers listed at GuruDAQ
also. (And you could also do a lot worse than reading one of my articles: Internet
Marketing: I Don't Know Everything, Neither Do You.)
a so-called 'Guru' whose opinions or products you respect, and stick with him
- at least in the beginning!
Okay, so let's
look at some specific questions I get asked:
- How do
I get buyers/visitors to my site?
Well, it is still possible to promote
your site for free.
website promotion guide shows how, and you'll find many more ideas in
website promotion course, too. I'd concentrate on the basics of search
engine optimization, building
incoming links, and learning how
to write a press release.
And these competitor websites (!) provide
good advice too:
will probably have to pay to get visitors nowadays.
Pay Per Click To Guarantee Targeted Visitors
do I turn visitors into sales?
Great question. One that I definitely
cannot answer in a single paragraph. Basically, learn how to write a sales letter;
learn how to write good copy - either by practice or by studying the work of others.
Courses I'd recommend: Make
Your Words Sell, Make
Your Site Sell 2002, Make
Your Content PREsell, and Cory Rudl's Internet
- Where can you ask questions on the
net to get answers you need NOW?
You can usually get quite quick
answers to your questions at a forum. I've listed some of the popular forums below
(do a search for yourself if these are not helpful):
- Where can I find web hosting information
are 3 such free/cheap web hosting resources for you:
My top tip? Well, stop thinking about making money from your
website for a while (especially if you're an affiliate). And start thinking about
making a good website. Make a good website. I mean a really good one. *Then* think
about making money.
This philosophy is explained in my free
3 Tips ebook, which is based on Dr Ken Evoy's highly successful Site
Build It! 'software'.
And here are some
resources I can recommend to anyone interested in learning more about Internet
let's look at some more general questions. Questions like these:
- "How would i start making money online?",
- "What do
- "Are people really making money online?",
it possible to make money without spending money online?"
resources do you recommend?" etc.
The truth is, if I knew all
the answers (which I don't) I simply wouldn't be able to answer these questions
on one single web page (no-one would).
The challenge for everyone
- from beginner to expert alike - is to find out what you want to achieve
online, and know where to get the knowledge and skills required.
are many great resources that show you how to make money online (the free resources
I mention in my PS are a good start). But if you REALLY want to succeed online
you're going to have to invest in your online education - that means 'spend money'
by the way. ;-)
Here are a few resources that you should seriously consider
o "Make A Living Online" by Jim Daniels.
Jim's been making a living online since 1996 and is an expert that knows
his stuff, but doesn't try to rip people off. Visit his site and you'll learn
a lot just from reading his 5 website pages (free guide). His product, "Make
A Living Online", consists of a print book, 2 year companion site membership
and more. A great place to start...
o Site Build It! (SBI)
by SiteSell.com (owned by Dr Ken Evoy)
This is SiteSell's flagship product.
An all-in-one system, SBI
lets *anyone* build, promote and profit online
(provided they have a passion and are willing to work hard to share it with others).
Learn more here
The bottom line, you WILL need to develop your online education via
free as well as paid-for resources. It's important, however, that you learn from
people who know what they're talking about and know how to teach others.
two resources I've highlighted are great places to start,
Thanks again for asking your question, and I hope these answers
Good luck in your quest for success online,
PS I don't have all the answers - no-one does. Persist, be imaginative
in what you do, and always always always take action! :-)
PPS You might
like to continue your online learning, by reading some more of my highly
popular (and free) resources, below...