I started internet marketing in January of this year and, despite earning enough money to allow me to quit my job and do this full time, still feel like a newbie. In this business, you quickly realize how vast and the internet marketing arena really is. Because of the sheer scale of the internet and the number of money-making strategies to reflect this huge amount of opportunity, the average newbie will spend months just getting to grips with most of the general profit avenues internet marketing has to offer, and they will find themselves divulged with offers of brand new internet marketing software, internet marketing books, internet marketing tips etc. However, it is essential that the newbie always bears in mind that the quickest, simplest and easiest way to make money online is via free internet marketing.
There are many free internet marketing methods to make fast money online. For example, a newbie could collate free information about blogging, and then set up a free blog at Blogspot or WordPress; the newbie could then insert some AdSense for free and get about optimizing the pages so the search engines would attract visitors. Or the newbie could try affiliate marketing; the newbie would simply go over to Clickbank, get a free affiliate code, choose a product to affiliate for, and then start hitting free internet forums targeted for their product to promote it in their profile signature. And this is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to free internet marketing.
The internet marketing Gods reward those who are innovative. So why not see how creative you can be? You could try and link several free blogs to articles and to forum postings. Create a large network that is earning money for you on autopilot. I know of several individuals who do nothing more than post in forums all day long and earn a small fortune from it. There is absolutely no reason why you cannot replace (and even improve) your full-time job income using simple free internet marketing methods. You do not need the latest internet marketing software to make cash.
Whenever a newbie asks me how to make money online, I strongly urge them to do it through free internet marketing methods. I tell them to research all the free internet marketing methods they can through internet marketing forums, make comprehensive notes, then compile a plan, and then follow through with it. Never allow yourself to get distracted. And here is my golden rule – if you cannot replace your full-time job income through simple free internet marketing methods, then you should not consider moving any further in the internet marketing world. This is basic stuff. Just because they happen to be free methods, don't make the mistake of thinking that somehow limits the amount you can earn, because there is no cap. Some people have become multi-millionaires through using free internet marketing methods.
Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime. Don't buy into the hype of aggressive sales letters, don't allow yourself to get magnetised by the latest software releases. Focus on the established free methods of making cash online, take consistent action, be open to constructive criticism, and it's more than likely you will eventually become a very wealthy individual. This is the bread-and-butter of internet marketing and, in time to come, you will realize that the expensive courses only really provide tips, tricks and refinements to the education you gave yourself from free internet marketing methods.