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|Aug 07, 2005 12:20 pm||What is the single most important activity you can do on the Internet to make money?||#|
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I would like to share a qoute I read yesterday. "You cannot get something by thinking about its opposite" Obvious example, you cannot live life by thinking about death. Any comments?
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Private Reply to Tony Puckerin
|Aug 08, 2005 3:44 pm||re: What is the single most important activity you can do on the Internet to make money?||#|
For me, the single most important activity I do on the Internet to make money
is to connect with people. A large part of this connecting is done by me
through online networking communities like Ryze. I have often said that if
I were only allowed to keep just one of the marketing techniques I practice and
teach, it would be online networking.
In addition to getting clients through online networking, many people also
refer my Internet marketing coaching and e-books to other people. I also
find great suppliers and strategic partners this way.
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Private Reply to Garland Coulson
|Aug 09, 2005 1:34 am||re: re: What is the single most important activity you can do on the Internet to make money?||#|
For your response, I think that you have hit the nail on the proverbial head. When you think of it although the Internet is huge it is still only a microcasm of life and any success we have in life to a large degree depends on the relationships that we build or don't build.
Private Reply to Tony Puckerin
|Aug 12, 2005 3:40 am||re: re: re: What is the single most important activity you can do on the Internet to make money?||#|
|I surely agree with Garland.|
I would only add one word for the single most important activity you can do online to make money and that is...
A C T I O N.
Take action. Do.
Just go for it. Even creating relationships can cause people to pause prior to shooting off a post, comment, review, JV, email, phone call, interview, etc.
Just put in the action.
Oh... and never give up.
If you put in action and never give up... I'd assume eventually you will succeed.
Ok, one last thing:
Someone once told me that to be very successful keep doing two things...
Increase who you know
increase what you know
keep doing that.
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Private Reply to Eric Louviere
|Aug 12, 2005 10:47 am||re: re: re: re: What is the single most important activity you can do on the Internet to make money?||#|
|Hi Eric, |
Thanks for the response I do agree, ACTION is by far the single most important thing you can do on or off line. I appreciate the reminder. I also took a look at your site and I am really impressed with the action you have taken so far. I just became your newest sign-up. Great job and thanks for putting your cent in.
Private Reply to Tony Puckerin
|Aug 13, 2005 12:34 am||thanks tony||#|
Thanks for the kind words! I appreciate that. I have so much I'm working on right now that I actually have to schedule time to plan or I get distracted in different directions.
My full time job is in advertising and sales coaching. I have a good job that I enjoy.
But I really enjoy online marketing!
I tend to go for niches. I use nichebot.com and other sites to research keywords or niches. I go for anything I can think of and use directories (yellow pages), books and magazines to alert me to these niches.
After analyzing keywords and competition, I'll launch a small site targeting that niche.
Many, many of the great gurus online do this. They have tons of sites nobody knows of.
take for example that they have sites that generate around $500 per month.
Then, multiply that by 50 sites... that's $25,000 per month.
It does not happen overnight, but it's surely realistic over time.
Write tons of articles and submit them all over the net for each of those niches.
You can even use clickbank or the new RIVAL to clickbank found on my site http://ericlouviere.com/rival_to_clickbank.htm
sign up for those affiliate programs that meet the niche you are researching.
Tony, thanks for being my newest sign-up and I look forward to keeping in touch!
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Private Reply to Eric Louviere
|Aug 27, 2005 6:37 am||re: thanks tony||#|
|I would like to add to the above "organized action".|
Action is good but what action are we actually doing. Is it well spent. It is very easy to get distracted on the internet and click all over the place.
I believe we need a plan and stay focused on that plan and act on getting the end result. It is easy to spend a lot of time on things yet nothing got done.
Set priorities and tackle things as you can.
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Private Reply to Robert Attieh
|Aug 28, 2005 5:07 pm||re: re: thanks tony||#|
|I agree with Robert.|
The universe at times appears to be both completely chaotic and totally organized. The chaos most frequently is destructive, which the organization is constructive.
This organization includes choosing the appropriate tasks, doing them in appropriate sequence, and being flexible/open to what unforeseen opportunities/events come into play.
It is not practical to plant cucumber seeds with the expectation of growing an oak tree. Nor is reasonable to expect to reap before you sow.
There is a certain formula, sequence which whatever plant is being grown. There are slight differences as to whether a seed or a cutting is planted; or a cutting is planted immediately or put in water first. And there is a basic sequence.
The same is true for growing a business, marketing a business being one component.
Many of us take the "pot shot" approach to see what will work. It costs a lot of time, money, and energy. Learning from Garland and others who have gone before, who have already experimented helps us to develop an organized plan.
Staying abreast of the state-of-the-art developments helps a us to be able to upgrade our plans.
I look forward to reading Garland's book and continuing to learn what has worked for others with regard to internet marketing as I begin to develop my own online businesses.
Private Reply to Lynne Cogan
|Aug 28, 2005 5:30 pm||re: re: re: thanks tony||#|
|I think Garland's point about connecting with people is the most critical! Even though we run virtual businesses - it's still about relationships!|
- participating in online discussions (like Ryze, LinkedIn, ecademy, etc.)
- creating a website that clearly identifies the benefits of dealing with you, who are you, what you offer and tells people how they should take action
- posting articles on as many targeted sites as possible
- offline marketing (giving away 10 business cards a day, car lettering, etc.)
"I motivate people to think without boundaries!"
Private Reply to Wendy McClelland
|Sep 04, 2005 2:55 pm||re: re: re: re: thanks tony||#|
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I agree with your suggestions. In fact, everyone here has made great suggestions. But, your suggestion to give away 10 business cards a day really got my attention. That was a very specific suggestion.
While I think giving away business cards is important, not everyone is in a position to physically do that. That is why I suggest folks try using "pass-along" cards - not instead of business cards, but in addition to them. The pass-along card is a business card size card that simply invites the recipient to a business mixer using nothing more than a phone number or email address. It is something you can hand out to total strangers or leave a stack on display at a checkout counter in a plastic business card holder. Or, you can actually mail it in a small envelope to specific individuals.
I would also like to ad that "targeting your market" is often an important consideration. Having the mindset "if you advertise they will come" is more often than not a mistake. You not only have to give people a reason to do business with you, you need to be giving "the right people" a reason. So, if you know who those people are, why not go after them?
A case in point is the affluent investment banking firm Bear Stearns. This company uses only cold calling and direct mail to build it's business - no newspaper, radio or TV advertising. Why? Because they created a market niche for themselves that is very exclusive. They only want to do business with the wealthiest of the wealthy. And, they have a database that identifies for them who those people are and
how to get in touch with them. Bear Stearns even has an in-house saying that is quite revealing, "You can find cheapter but you can't pay more." This may sound offensive to some people. But, Bear Stearns clients like it. Why? Because it says to them that they are doing business with the "best of the best." And, wealthy people do not mind paying extra for such service.
Target your market and you may end up networking with the people best-suited to spread your business message.
Private Reply to Lamar Morgan 954-603-7901
|Sep 19, 2005 8:10 am||re: re: re: re: re: thanks tony||#|
|If I could only choose one activity, it would be to innovate. Focus all of your attention on the problem being solved and a benefit being delivered. Make things easier, faster, better and safer.|
Innovation can often be very subtle and can be easy to overlook.
Take for example, classified ads (pre Ebay). You got a certain number of words, your ad had to be in at a certain time, and you had no picture, no detailed description, no customization, you had an inefficient market with buyers and sellers scattered in different areas, and you had little to no trust factor (no feedback forum). But the system still worked.
Ebay comes along and turns the industry upside down and now you've got all these features that you can't live without.
Keep asking yourself how high is high, and you might be suprised at the results :)
Much online success,
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