The Fallacy Of Internet Marketing


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Affilate may sound good but there is always a catch. Now you can see how to be successful, just like the big boys

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The Fallacy Of Internet Marketing

  1. 1. The Fallacy of Internet Marketing<br />When I first heard about affiliate marketing and other forms of making money on the internet I was quite impressed. New that the thing to do was learn as much as possible and then apply what I knew. <br />
  2. 2. My first real attempt at making money online was via eBay. Over a period of 7 months I did quite well, however, there were a few problems. First was I was drop shipping. While not a bad way to get started, your profits are not as great as they could be as other people are always trying to undercut you. The second problem I found was fees. EBay fees chewed up what was left of my profits and I was doing a lot of work for very little.<br />
  3. 3. My second attempt was a twofold approach: my own web page and eBay. I wrote my own eBook and recorded a motivational course. The plan was, sell the eBook on eBay, then through emails drag people over to my web page to buy the course. It was a great plan. Kind of. <br />
  4. 4. To compete in the eBay eBook market I had to sell my book for $1. I also had to put the book on to a disk and post it. The disk and postage were over $1 each time I sent one away but that wasn’t a problem. I was happy to take a loss in return for sales of my course.<br />
  5. 5. While I got plenty of sales on eBay, I got none of my course and for the next 7 months I went nowhere. You would think by now that enough was enough, but no. I refused to give in. I refused to give up my dreams. Giving up will never get you anywhere. <br />
  6. 6. So I took some time and revised what I was doing. Why eBay was good it wasn’t good enough. I knew my whole problem was marketing and that I needed to learn more about how to market on the internet. That was when I bought my first course. It was good and taught me a lot. Then I bought my second and I was blown away. I then got my third, fourth and fifth. <br />
  7. 7. By the time I got my fifth course I was pretty well ready. I shut down my web page and decided to start again with just affiliate marketing. I knew that to be to make money on line I had to be good and marketing, regardless of the product. <br />
  8. 8. So for the last 5 months I have been applying all I know about affiliate marketing. I am slowly building my lists, but not yet had any sales. That’s not an issue as I am about to launch a big push in the next few weeks. Yet through this all, not matter what I read about marketing or what courses I took there has been something that people are not telling. A little secret the big boys were keeping to themselves. <br />
  9. 9. All the people that promote affiliate marketing are willing to tell you how much they have made, how little they work and how you can do it too. Yet none have ever gotten to the real truth about the money they made. They tell us that affiliate marketing is the way to go but they don’t tell you about the benefits in selling your own product. <br />
  10. 10. They want you to think that affiliate marketing is the way to go so that you will help promote them. They are hoping that you will be so over whelmed by greed you will just follow blindly along. However, if you notice that once you sign up for a course you will be constantly emailed by the course provider about how you can get their mates course or a new one they have just put out. <br />
  11. 11. You have just joined their mailing list. They will promote under the guise of the next best thing or doing you a favour or even giving you a special deal. All you really are is another email to try and get money out of later. Now they and their mates will be able to use you for their own affiliate marketing needs and product promotions. They’re double dipping.<br />
  12. 12. I am not angry about this, but I want to warn anybody that is going into affiliate marketing to be careful. Don’t put your trust in affiliate marketing alone. Yes it works but you can make so much more by copying what the big boys do. You need to promote your own course/product.<br />
  13. 13. By some PLR material and sell it. Get the emails and then you can promote your products and any affiliate program you want to your list. This is a better way of making money. At least now you have two chances, not just one. <br />
  14. 14. What’s my plan now? Simple, run my own web page, undertake my entire internet marketing strategies, sell my own products, build my list and double dip just like the big boys. I may even revisit eBay and get some more people from there.<br />
  15. 15. It quite easy to see that this system works, and I am not one for bucking the system. And if I feel bad about this at all I’ll just requote my mantra, “Do I want to be right, or do I want to be rich?”<br />
  16. 16. For More Information<br />For more information visit<br />Terry Shadwell<br />