So, you want to learn how to be an internet marketer – or maybe you already are, but you want to become more successful. Really, what you want to know is how you can make millions online. I’m gonna explain this to you with a little help from some unnecessarily-lengthy journalism and cool but cheesy Will Smith quotes.
Before you can make millions, you have to make thousands, and before that, hundreds, and before that, mere dollars and cents. You have to start somewhere, right? Before we get into the nitty gritty of how to actually make millions online, let’s just cover a few of the logistical ways to actually bring in cold hard cash..
If you think you’re a good writer and researcher, maybe you’re getting into the game as an article writer. This is cool if you can find steady, solid work and can write quickly – but if you can’t stand the idea of writer for a few solid hours each day to make a likely small-medium income, this is probably not the gig for you.
Depending on your blog topic, you can make money just by writing about what you love. There are multiple ways to monetize a blog that we won’t get into here – but as a quick overview you can use ads from different networks, sell others’ products and make affiliate commissions, or sell your own products. Blogging is one of my favorite ways to make money, because you can set up multiple blogs and have them all running at the same time (aka making you money at the same time!) This is a smarter long term strategy than article writing because the blogs will last well past the initial time it takes for you to write them, and you can make money from it indefinitely (as long as you don’t run it into the ground.)
This ties in with blogging because you have to have somewhere to put your ads! It’s a great way to make money but be very careful – you can have your Adsense account disabled unexpectedly, for seemingly no reason, and lose everything. It’s a great way to make a passive income as long as you’re not putting all of your eggs into one basket.
Whether you are selling your own product or marketing someone else’s product as an affiliate, this is another great way to make money. You can combine this with Adsense/running ads on your blog or website to diversify your income, and depending on your niche, this can be very profitable AND you can help people!
CPA stands for “Cost Per Action” and means that you get paid by an advertiser for each person that you get to DO something, whether that means they input their email address/zipcode, sign up for a trial, or provide their phone number – these are offers that want people to give them information or start trials so they can later upsell the customer. This is a more advanced form of internet marketing, but a great path, nonetheless.
So, How Do I Turn This Into Millions of Dollars?
Ok, so now that I’ve bored you to death about the bare logistics of making money online, how do you turn this into millions?
It’s simple really. The key to making millions online is the same key to being successful anywhere else in life. You probably already know it, but you don’t really want to admit it – because it’s not a magic pill or cure-all solution. It’s not even easy. But, the good news is, there are only two steps.
- Do what you say you’re going to do.
- Never give up / Don’t stop doing what you said you were going to do until you’ve done it!!
The first step is you have to say that you can.
That’s really it! So let’s say you want to start a website about kitten farts. You better build that website about kitten farts, rank it, build it out, and make the most out of the traffic that you can, and you better stick with it until there is no more to do for it. Until you have worked your butt off to make sure you’ve covered every area of optimization and monetization relating to kitten farts (lol) that you can, you have yet to succeed. BUT, the thing is, if you DO this, you WILL succeed. Why? Because you SAID you would and you’re doing it!!
The key to making millions in internet marketing is just that – and the funny thing is, most people literally can’t make themselves stick to it long enough to make it. They think it will be quick money or easy money or not a lot of work. Everything takes work to learn, but you just have to work smarter, not harder, stick with what you’re doing, and make sure you’re always improving. The reason that 90% of “marketers” fail is that they never stick around long enough to succeed. They simply never end up doing what they said they would.
So here’s my challenge to you today. Pick a project that you’ve started in the past. Revisit it, evaluate what could have been done better, and get back at it again. Make a commitment to yourself to see it through until you get something out of it (that is, as long as it’s actually a good idea – I don’t want you to beat your head against a brick wall for no reason!)
If you haven’t picked up a project yet, and you’re excited to make money, start out by picking a niche you are passionate about (passion is the key to sticking with anything in the long run!) and learn everything you can about internet marketing, and make the choice today to become a successful internet marketer. Decide to do it, and then just freakin’ DO IT. Stop trying to “be realistic.”
Being realistic is the most common path to mediocrity.
Hopefully this has inspired some of you who have struggled in the past or who are not really sure you can make it happen at all. You can do this and you can be successful – you just have to make the choice and pull the trigger. Welcome to Trigger IM.