The Four Keys to Online Marketing Success…and They’re Not What You Think They’d Be

Hey Jimmy here… I’d like to talk to you about Four Keys that it takes to be a success in online marketing or affiliate marketing and it’s not what you may think.  These 4 keys are the ground work to the foundation you’ll build for your business. 

What’s your experience been so far with internet marketing?  Has it been good?  Are you already successful?  I suspect that if you’re reading, watching or listening to this you’re more than likely searching for some answers or help so that you CAN be a success in marketing online.

Just starting out? Been around a while?

Maybe you’re just starting out and you’re overwhelmed by all the information coming at you.  Maybe you’ve been doing marketing for a while but you’re not seeing the results you thought you would by now.  Or maybe you’re here because you’re searching for a way out of your current job and you need a change or have a real need to just make more money and aren’t sure where to begin.

There are a ton of people who think that if they just buy a facebook ad to sell something that they’re going to become rich.  They’ll put up an ad (which they mostly do wrong by the way)

And they find out real quick it doesn’t work and then start searching for the answer to their problem.  Now remember that statement I just said…  they will start “SEARCHING” for the answer to their problem, remember it because that is the cornerstone of internet marketing and I’m going to bring up this point a little later on.

So they start searching for the answer and they are confronted with all kinds of spammy content.  They’ll usually start out buying some program hoping it will teach them what they need to know.  They end up getting hosed because they really didn’t know what or who they were buying from.

How can you tell what is real, what works and what is junk?

It’s a problem because they don’t know what they don’t know yet and what they don’t know is how to tell the difference between the honest offers and the dishonest ones.  And unfortunately, unless they have some expert advising them the only way they will find out is through trial and error.  And that folks is an expensive way to learn and I know because I speak from excruciating personal experience.

I don’t even like to think about the money I spent on this system and that system all in an effort to learn marketing online or affiliate marketing.  And if you’ve been trying to learn or trying to figure it all out you’ve probably spent money on things you wish you could get back. 

See one of the problems is that there isn’t anywhere you can go to properly learn online marketing or affiliate marketing like you would if you wanted to learn how to be an accountant for example.

Sure, there are more and more classes popping up in colleges and universities that teach Social Media but by the time you graduate half of it is already OUTdated and not effective.  And most of all it’s not real world.

There are only 4 and I mean it, only 4 ways to become successful whether it’s online marketing, network marketing, affiliate marketing or you are just starting out and want to learn how to sell products online.

#1 You have to trust who you will learn from.

#2 You have to trust the system you’ll be using.

#3 You have to put on blinders and stay away from bright, shiny objects. (no distractions)

#4 The system needs to bring you earnings quickly, I mean within a week or two of implementation so that you can ramp up, pay for advertising from those earnings allowing you to grow to whatever level you choose.

Now what do I mean by #1  you have to trust who you will learn form:

Well, You have to know who is real out there and who is not.  And the only way you can know who is real out there is if you’ve been around a long time and have watched who started out in this industry back to at least around the early 2000’s and who is still around today teaching others who are successful themselves.

You have to have some way to separate the sheep from the goats and unfortunately the only way you can do that is if you’ve been watching for a number of years and have actually seen and witnessed what marketers have survived all that time and truly helped a lot of people to be successful along the way. 

You have to have confidence in your teacher!

These are guys like Mike Dillard who I first learned from.  People like Frank Kern, Mike Klingler, Eban Pagan who Mike Dillard learned from.  And by the way what I’m using comes straight from two of these guys. I know these guys are real because I’ve watched them for years now.  If these guys aren’t the real deal then neither is Apple or Microsoft. There are others but to me these are the cream of the crop.

Here’s a guide on how not to be a great marketer…

Let me tell you about some of the last few years I spent in internet marketing.  I’m making a confession here because most of the time I wasn’t productive at all.  I kept thinking the systems would make me money without having to learn a lot.  Plus I was and I emphasize was a huge procrastinator.  I could look back on a year’s time and see I hadn’t moved very far ahead.  I became frustrated, attracted to the next shiny object.  I would never really put my head down and learn things.

I would learn wordpress or buy someone’s latest course on SEO and get to the point where I just knew enough to be dangerous and if a new feature came out I’d be mad because I just wanted to do the work once and not have to go back and constantly change things. 

I let procrastination run my life.

Let me be real honest with you… as I was putting this article together and writing down my thoughts that I wanted to get across I wanted to quit and do something else, unbelievable but true!  I fight it all the time but I’ve learned my lessons the hard way.  It’s taken me literally years to finally realize that dreams don’t come true by wishes, they come true by doing the work!

Up until about a year ago I was struggling just like you may be struggling.  But what I decided to do was put my trust in the people who I knew were real and doing it and I knew I could trust them because I had watched them and was witness to their success.  All I needed to do was start duplicating what they were doing. It’s really that simple. But, you have to DO IT.

I watched them become millionaires many times over during these last 14 years or so.  I also watched some of their students become millionaires too and I realized that if I had just done the work I could’ve been one of them.  That’s not somewhere you want to be which is why I hope my words can save somebody from falling into the same pitfalls.

#2  You have to trust the system you’ll be using. What do I mean by that?  It’s a combination of 2 things.  Once you know you can trust your mentor and if they have a system that brought them success AND they are not charging outrageous prices for them you can know without a doubt that if you use the same system you too will be a success. It’s simple duplication. Success leaves clues!

Did you know that some people pay up to $50,000 just to attend a 3 day seminar where guys like I mentioned will be there?  They call them Mastermind sessions and othernames like that.  So what I’m saying is when stellar men like this offer systems that only cost a few hundred bucks or a hundred or so a month YOU NEED TO JUMP ON THAT!  These systems work!  And you can know they work because of who the person is that is offering them.

#3 You have to put on blinders and stay away from bright, shiny objects. (no distractions)

THIS…. WILL…. KILL…. YOU! I know because it killed me.  Because we work in a world where there are always new things coming down the pike and because if you’re in this world you always see these things popping up and you will get drawn away like a moth to the flame.  You’ll ask yourself “Is this thing better than what I’m doing now?”  “You know I really don’t think what I’m doing now is going to work”.  “Maybe this new thing is better?”.  Or something will be offered that you think it won’t take as much of a learning curve.  You’ll start to make excuses for why what you’re doing now isn’t working and Boom, you’re off to something new. I call it Success Suicide.

Whatever the thoughts that come that make you attracted to the shiny object you have to know they’re going to come and when they do you need to DRIVE A STAKE through that thought and kill it before it kills you!

If you make the choice to work with someone reputable and they have a system that doesn’t break the bank then stop looking around, put your head down and go to work and if you do I promise you you will make it.

That’s what I did a year ago and so many times I want to kick myself for not doing it sooner.  I wasted too many years chasing shiny objects.

Ok, last but not least – #4 The system needs to bring you earnings quickly, I mean within a week or two of implementation so that you can ramp up, pay for advertising from those earnings allowing you to grow to whatever level you choose.

This is critical, this is so important and most marketers don’t get this at first.  They start to pay for advertising and maybe they see their bank account getting smaller and there aren’t a ton of sales yet because it takes time to get there.  So they ramp down the advertising which doesn’t help sales obviously and before you know it they start making excuses that this marketing thing doesn’t work and they quit.

The simple answer which a good system will teach you is to sell an upfront product that is inexpensive which when sold will bring you enough to cover advertising! Not rocket science.   And what if you had an upfront product packed with value that you made 80 or even 100% commission on? There’s your advertising money!

So you need to have a “system” which will begin to bring in cash within a couple of weeks of your starting date that you then use to pay for your advertising.  That’s called FREE ADVERTISING!

You’d have money coming in on a constant basis that you can simply use to pay for more ads.  The more money, the more ads, the more ads, the more sales, the more sales, even more money for even more ads that bring in even more sales and on and on it goes and where it stops nobody knows!

So the upfront product pays for your advertising of any and all the other products you offer.  That’s where the real money is and you’re doing it all on a self funded basis.  Using OPM right?  Other People’s Money. 

With a system like that you can literally go to the moon! 

So let’s sum up:

#1 You have to trust who you will learn from.

#2 You have to trust the system you’ll be using.

#3 You have to put on blinders and stay away from bright, shiny objects. (no distractions)

#4 The system needs to bring you earnings quickly, I mean within a week or two of implementation so that you can ramp up, pay for advertising from those earnings allowing you to grow to whatever level you choose.

Do you recall I mentioned something earlier and asked you to remember it?  I said when speaking of people who start out internet marketing?  I said:

There are a ton of people who think that if they just buy a facebook ad that they’re going to become rich.  They’ll put up an ad (which they mostly do wrong)

And they figure out real quick it doesn’t work and then start searching for the answer to their problem.  Now remember that statement I just said…  they will start searching for the answer to their problem, remember it because that is the cornerstone of internet marketing.

Remember me mentioning that? Because this is important.

Here’s why that statement is so important, vitally important by the way.  I did a search not too long ago for “make money online”.  I was blown away by the results.  It was 4 billion that’s 4 with a B.  4,000,000,000  results!

Do you think that maybe there is a market for what we have to offer? Duh?

If the market is there and they want something you have.  And the something you have is legitimate, has tons of value, backed by reputable people and you have a system to reach and sell to them.  What do you think you could do with that? You’d have to come up with a pretty good excuse to not become successful! Like you’re in a coma or something.

As I mentioned before, I’ve been around for quite some time, I know who is good and who isn’t.  I know all the pitfalls because I fell in them all.  All that you need to know is that there are 4 Keys to Online Marketing Success and they begin right here…. click here It’s the only success strategy you’ll ever need.

So that’s my advice for what it’s worth. I hope you take advantage of the insight the years have taught me and hopefully it will save you from a ton of time trying to figure it all out.

To Your Success,

Jimmy Slattery

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