How to Become a Web Marketing Specialist!
By Steve McClain
Learn by doing, active involvement. Thatís uniqueness of Black Belt Web Marketing. After completing exercises in each lesson, you will have a thorough understand of how to dramatically increase web traffic and a comprehensive, well organized Web Marketing Plan for doing so.
I first started learning Internet Marketing back in 1994 as a young Chief Operating Officer in Documentary/Educational Film Industry. My Corporate Web page was basically an online catalog with 88 full length videos and books. Buyers were given our toll free number and our snail-mail address to order because there was no such thing as secure servers back then.
To promote site I registered with few existing search engines and started pointing all of our offline advertising to web site and e-mail addresses. As traffic started to dribble in I registered more keywords with search engines and offered free give away contests, encouraged links with other related sites, and started posting on newsgroups to significantly increase traffic. I still have scars from a ton of "flames" received from thousands who didn't appreciate my commercial interests on their bulletin boards. In end my site not only paid for itself but it began to make good money as traffic and popularity increased. Now in 1994 that was a significant achievement considering 95% on web sites weren't making money.
Since then more millionaires have been made through Internet than any other vehicle to date. Bill Gates recently referred to Internet as "Gold Rush of 21st. century". There is a huge monster mountain of cash being transacted online every day but would you believe, still only about 5% of all web sites are making money? It's interesting that that statistic hasn't changed even though Internet opportunity has skyrocketed and spread world wide so dramatically.
Some self-proclaimed Internet marketing wizards are very adept at convincingly you that they have secret to overnight millions. With very little or no seed money and with an minimum of time and effort on your part required. But it will cost you something like $99.95 for a ticket to see show. Perhaps it did happen that way once for someone but seriously let's wake up and smell coffee. The chances of that happening for you are slim to none and you know it especially if you've invested in some of these programs.
Don't get me wrong you can make a living online and a pretty good one too. Even become filthy rich if your committed, patient and willing to spend time to learn how to develop a good rock solid plan and then to work your plan. In other words Internet Marketing in that sense is no different than marketing an offline business. Requiring specialized knowledge, skill, capitol investment and a rock solid plan with determination to spend time, resources and effort required work plan.
On other hand there are techniques and business concepts that are ideally suited for strengths of Internet. To ignore them means: cash and burn, for sure! See article "Your Internet Fortune is Just a Click Away" at: http://www.ezstepbystep.net/articles.
Do you already own a business of your own?
If not you should drop what you are doing and start one right away it is that important. Never before in history has there been more money making opportunities, all because of advent of World Wide Web. No need to pay for office space, no employees needed unless you want them, no expensive equipment to buy. Instantly reach a global market from your own home. Why not take that computer you use for e-mail and put it to work. You don't even need to quit your day job - just yet.