Questions People Frequently Ask Me
Asking questions is normal. It is one of the best ways to learn something new. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions that come my way. I am glad to help, but typing the same answer over and over again can be hard on the fingers. Also, you may find the answer to your question here, and that might save your fingers some typing too!
Question: What is internet marketing?
Answer: Internet marketing is the process of bringing people who have a need together with someone who has something that can solve that problem or fill that need. That is marketing, but internet marketing does this process online. Typically, someone looking for answers will type a phrase or a question in a search box for common search engines. Then a list of results will come up, and they will click on one of those items. When you market one of your products, you will learn to do it in such a way that information about it will come up where it can be seen on the first page or so of the search results.
Question: Can I get into internet marketing without spending a lot of money?
Answer: Yes, you can get started by using a lot of free techniques. We will be glad to give you some of that information here. After you get started, you will want to invest in yourself by getting more information about how to market successfully. You can start, though, by using free means of advertising. You will invest your time as you do this. After you make some sales, you will have some funds to invest back into your business. So, yes, you can get started without spending a lot of money.
Question: I don’t have any product to sell. Is that OK?
Answer: Yes, that is OK. There are many people who make a good living online promoting other people’s products through affiliate marketing. When I first started, I began by promoting other people’s products, and I continue doing that today, although I have developed some products of my own. If it is your desire to develop your own product, we can show you how to do that. If it is not your desire to develop your own product, we can help you to learn to do well in that way too. Many successful internet marketers never develop their own products.
Question: What is affiliate marketing?
Answer: Affiliate marketing is the process of advertising and promoting products that are owned by other people. You can become their affiliate. They provide special links that track when someone buys their product through your promtions. They then give you a commission for selling their products.
Many times, the commissions can be as high as 75% of the sales price. If you sell a $40.00 product, you get a commission of $30.00, and it is sent to you automatically. Clickbank is one affiliate network that provides those types of products.
There are 10,000’s of affiliate programs out there in every imaginable industry. There are even affiliate programs for selling rocks!
Affiliate commissions add up very quickly when you understand that you only need to get 4-5 customers out of a billion people online each day to buy something through your link. If an average sale is around $35, you can see that without a ton of work you will be making $175 extra/day..30 days per month.
The reason I recommend training services like Wealthy Affiliate is that they give you access to all these affiliate programs and train you exactly how to promote them. Having the right training will truly JUMP START your path to success. They show you techniques how to access well over 100,000 programs online. You can essentially promote anything you want as an affiliate. I promote products that deal with marriage enrichment because have my own product in that category, and these other products add value to my clients.
For multiple streams of income, I promote products in many areas. You can do the same with whatever product you are interested in.
Question: Clickbank does not accept signups from my country. Are there any alternatives?
A: That is fine. There are some countries that Clickbank does not allow and they have their own reasons for this. But there is good news. There are t;housandsa of other affiliate programs that you can promote that WILL accept your country. Here are some of the top affiliate networks online. Try these!
You can also do a targeted search in Google for affiliate programs. Type in “industry + affiliate program”. Replace industry with the type of programs for which you are looking. For example, this could be “dieting + affiliate programs.” You will get lots of results this way as well.
Question: Can anyone make money on the internet?
Answer: Yes, yes yes! Can you tell I am excited?! (Well, these are qualified “yeses.” I mean you do have to have access to a computer. You probably have your own computer already, though. You do have to know how to navigate around a little bit, but you are probably way beyond that point. You do have to be willing to learn, but your being here shows that you are interested and that you are willing to get more information).
I am excited because I know you have what it takes to succeed. You don’t have to be really technical. You don’t have to have a large amount of money to invest. You don’t have to be smarter than most. You probably are already smarter than many people who make money online.
Think about this: If you spent as much time marketing online as you already do at your main job, you would probably be wildly successful. (Now, don’t quit your day job yet. Meet some basic goals first. Get some basic information first, too.) Efforts at online marketing begin to accumulate over time. You learn about how to market using free tools at first. You invest in more knowledge and invest in more ways to improve your business. But what you have done is already there. For instance: if you write an article one time, it is there for years to come. After a while, all of these things build up!
If you are willing to work hard and set a few goals for yourself, you will be surprised as to what you can achieve online.
Question: Can you guarantee that I will be successful? If not, what can I do to improve that possibility?
Answer: I can’t guarantee that you will be successful. I mean, can I guarantee that you will work hard? No, I can’t. That is up to you, but if you will work hard and persist (persistence is the key) and learn from your failures (Failures! You mean there will be failures? Oh, yes, but every failure is an opportunity to learn and become successful in the future.), you will likely become successful. Not only just successful, but highly successful!
The Internet has opened doors for everyone. You have the same opportunity as I do, and we all have the same opportunity as larger companies. Everyone is on an even playing field, and there has never been a better time to start than right now. Average people like us can make $10,000’s every month without even having a product that they own themselves!
Question: Do I have to have a website?
Answer: No, you do not have to have a website to do affiliate marketing. There is a process called, “direct linking,” that we will be happy to teach you. Some article directories do not allow direct linking, but there is an easy way around that that would cost you less than ten or fifteen dollars per year. So, no, you do not have to have a website.
As you become more experienced, you will probably want to have a website of your own, but you do not have to have one to be successful online.
Question: If I want to build a website, where can I learn to do that?
You have come to the right place. We can help you learn how to set up a very professional website–even with no programming experience or knowledge whatsoever. In addition to that, you can gain many helpful tools and personal coaching at one of the options we mention.
As I said earlier, you do not have to have a wevbsite. With that being said, however, you may want to take your Internet game to the next level and get your own website. You have two options that I suggest.
1 – Join WealthyAffiliate.com and get Hosting included for FREE (and you get a pre-built website)
2 – Sign-up to HostGator.com and have them host your site.
Hostgator.com is slightly cheaper than Wealthy Affiliate however you get many other tools, services, and not to mention personal coaching if you join WA.
Question: If I want to build several websites, where can I get unlimited hosting?
Answer: “Hosting” provides a place on the internet to put your website. There is usually a yearly or monthly fee for hosting. If you just want to build one website, some relatively inexpensive options are available. On the other hand, if you want to build several websites, the hosting fees can add up.
If you know that you will be in this for the long run, and you want to develop multiple streams of income, Wealthy Affiliate can provide you with a ton of service and provide you with hosting for an almost unlimited number of websites.
Question: Why would I want to do article marketing?
Answer: Afticle marketing has several advantages. First of all, it is free. You can publish articles at major article directories for free. People who have ezines are always looking for good content, and they often go to article directories to pick up some of that content.
Secondly, article marketing can be used to improve the SEO for your website. SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is a term that means that you can improve your chances of your website as being one that comes up when people do a search on the internet for products such as yours.
Thirdly, article mareting allows to you to accumulate your efforts over time. If you have one article that get 10 searches a month, that does not sound like month; however, if you have 10 articles that get 10 searches a month, that is 100 searches a month. That is probably enough for you to make one or two sales per month. Once the articles are written, they are still out there to help you generate more income.
Question: Can I learn how to write articles easily?
Answer: Even if you have no, or little, writing experience, you can learn to write articles. Really, if you can talk, you can write. You will often even be encouraged to “write like you talk.”
We can show you some tricks for structuring your articles and for fomatting them in ways that will get your readers to read all the way through to the end and to get them to click on the link that takes them to the opportunity to buy your product.
Question: How does my online marketing benefit other types of marketing?
Answer: Marketing principles are largely transferable. As I mentioned in the “About Me” page, I also do speaking and writing (for online and printed books). Marketing plays a big part in these enterprises.
Online marketing has become essential for modern-day authors.
You can market all kinds of physical products online too.
So, what you learn about online marketing will help you with other types of marketing too.
Question: What is the advantage of building an email list?
Answer: When someone visits your website, they may stay on it for a little while. (If they come to your website already having some information, they may be ready to buy your product. That is called “targeted traffic.) If they sign up for your email list, you have the opportunity to market to them over and over. Some sales techniques say that someone has to be exposed to information about a product on an average of seven times before they process enough information to make a buying decision. So, an email list has a great advantage to you as a marketer.
We can show you how to build a list and how to get people to sign up for more information from you. (You will not be “spamming” people when you follow our techniques.)
Question: Where can I get comprehensive training?
Answer: One of the best places to get comprehensive internet marketing training, as I have already mentioned is Wealthy Affiliate University. You can get taining for building websites, operating blogs, finding niches, affiliate marketing, and all kinds of things.
At Wealthy Affiliate you also get many helpful tools such as forums where you can learn from your fellow internet marketers, keyword tools, website building tools, a pre-made website and blog that you can edit and make your own, article writing tools, and much more.
You also get an introductory program that helps brand new people get acquainted with internet marketing. Then there are ongoing training programs that will help intermediate and advanced marketers as well as beginners.
In addition to all this, you get access to personal help from the website owners.
You also get web hosting that will allow you to build and host almost an unlimited number of websites.
As I said earlier, Wealthy Affiliate is one of the best investments that I made in myself when I started my personal marketing journey.
Question: Who am I, and why should you listen to a word I say?
Answer: Actually, I am a person just like you. I am someone who is interested in internet marketing, someone who has jumped in and taken the plunge, and someone who is continuing on the marketing journey. I am just like you, I have no fancy Internet marketing degrees and no special technical skills. I was able to become an Internet marketer due to hard work and focusing on learning from others who are more experienced than I am. You can do this too, and we can continue on the marketing journey together!
I have people asking me everyday about myself, so I created a whole page all about myself here!