Ravi Kiran here and Welcome to MarketingwithRavi.com, I don’t want to waste a lot of your time telling you about who I am and what I do. Here is a very short intro of mine… I am a 36 year old guy from India, a full-time internet marketer. I am an expert in creating valuable content for enthusiastic online marketers. I also like to do a bit of CPA, Facebook marketing in my free time.
There are a lot of common mistakes people make when they’re getting started in internet marketing. I’m obviously not going to try and cover them all in this post, but I want to go over the ones that cost people the most time, and therefore money.
Looking For That One “Best” Technique. This is a common fallacy that people use whether consciously or
subconsciously to never actually get started doing work on anything. They keep thinking that there is something magical that they’re going to find out about that will change things for them.
This question gets asked in some form every few days on the warrior forum. The thread will be something like, “If you had to start over tomorrow, what would you do?” This question means that people assume there is one thing or technique that if they just knew about, they would start to make money.
If you’re not making consistent money online yet, there is a 100% chance that your problem is that you haven’t taken enough action yet. To remedy this, here is exactly what you need to do: You need to block out four hours to come up with a SIMPLE plan. The other part is, you will only do this planning session ONE time, until you’re making $1,000 a month online. You’ll break your plan down into AT MOST, 3-4 parts, and you will not deviate from this simple plan, until you are making $1,000 a month from it.
Here is an example plan:
Everyday, no matter what, I will do 1 hour of forum marketing in my niche, 1 hour of blog commenting in my niche, and I will write one high quality article that I will post on my blog, as well as submit to Ezine Articles. On the weekends or days when I have time to do more than what I listed above, I will work on tweaking affiliate offers, my squeeze page, my conversions, etc, etc.
It’s simple, it’s not sexy, and those are activities that you no doubt already know how to do. The ironic thing is that literally anyone would succeed eventually if they only did those three or four activities every single day without fail, but… people tend to sabotage themselves and avoid doing things that work for some reason. And, yes… this brings me to my final point:
Look… there are really only 3 things you need to know how to do to have a successful online business:
1: Create great content. This includes everything from articles, videos, blogging, to creating your own products. Products are just premium content.
2: Get traffic to your great content: This is stuff like SEO, article marketing, building lists, and video marketing… anything that brings traffic to your great content.
3: Monetize your traffic. This is stuff like conversion funnels, increasing conversion rates, up sells, increasing click-thru rates, cross sells, etc… stuff that actually makes you money.
Everything else is just a sub-topic of one of these 3 things. But, what are the best-selling IM products?? “The Secret Technique That Will Change Your Life Overnight” People are spending money on quick-fix techniques that DON’T work, instead of investing time and money in developing actual skills. Listen, even if a guru reveals exactly how he is making thousands per day, if you don’t know how to produce persuasive content, you still won’t be able to replicate what he’s doing. Every successful technique or strategy still requires certain skills for it to work right.
So, how do you acquire these skills? First, refer to the previous step, and make a plan of of 3-4 activities that you will start doing everyday. If you work your plan everyday until it’s making $1,000 per month, you will have become fairly proficient at those 3-4 activities. Then, and only then, should you add another activity or skill to what you’re already doing. At that point, each skill becomes easier and faster to learn, and that’ when your internet income will really take off.