Internet Marketers – Remember we are human!
I know it’s been a couple days since my last post. As I mentioned earlier Barry and I are heads down in getting our cryptocurrency course launched. It will be coming soon, however, I experienced something interesting in the last couple of days that is a big problem on the internet with internet marketers.
People that go into internet marketing and really struggle with building an engaged audience. They are posting everywhere and they do a lot of posting. No one seems to pay attention. They do a tremendous amount of work to get their product ready and have their sales pages up and no one is visiting their sales pages. They also start building a subscriber list and while they are getting subscribers their emails aren’t being opened. Sound familiar?
If it does sound familiar and you are getting discouraged what I’m about to share with you is very powerful and will help you turn the corner.
A little background
Allow me to give you a little background so what I’m about to share with you makes sense or gives you a sense that I may know what I’m talking about. For the last couple of months I have been an active student and consuming a lot of information from various sources.
Barry has also spent a decent amount of money on trainings, guides, courses, just about everything you can imagine on the topic of internet marketing and how to make money online. Barry is not alone in fact a lot of people are like Barry. The information while it sounds good when you skim it, very few people that purchase the information study it and take action on the information. It collects digital dust. In most cases what people are buying is the catchy title and the presentation of information. This style of making money works for a lot of people and they are making a huge amount of cash. People that follow them learn the pattern to their success and they replicate and start experience success. I’m not faulting them, however the cycle of making money on products that collects digital dust has to end.
The other group simply takes a product where the information is dated and puts it up for sale. I know this firsthand as I was reviewing one of the social media influence course Barry purchased last month and it mentioned tips for MySpace. The 90s called and they want these tips back. Really MySpace! I can’t even remember who is in my top 8 outside of Tom.
95% of people in internet marketing fail to make even $1 online. This is something that Barry and I will change. Notice the choice in words. Not strive for or our goal is, rather we WILL change this. How can two people make such an impact? Well you don’t know Barry and I well yet. Hopefully you will get to know us soon.
You are probably wondering one of two things
1. Where the hell are you going with this?
2. What are teeing up to sell me?
Well most of you are probably in category number one, unless you are like Barry and are on every buyer’s list known to man and looking for an excuse to buy a shiny new digital dust collector. To answer the second question I’m only selling you one thing and it doesn’t cost you anything. Read this article and take action on our tip. You will find that this is alone will make a tremendous difference in results but also make things more fun.
Now to answer the first question and thank you for tolerating me. 🙂 Here it is.
hmm. That’s it? Yes that is it. I will continue on with an explanation, but since you were gracious enough to read this far I wanted to sum it up for you. Would you like me to explain? Continue Reading
Everyone has a desire to connect with others. This is why social media with it’s core is so popular. Remember this mantra: Be interested to be interesting. Now going back to the problem I mentioned above people blasting out their stuff on social media. Who cares? Does that engage people or connect with them? If you answer is anything other than No please stop reading and visit your local psychiatric ward.
Let’s use Facebook as an example. If you want to build a following that cares about or has an interest in your niche then start expanding your social network with people that are in that niche.
Take these 7 steps
1. Join a group on Facebook.
2. Participate in the group (make a discussion post on a topic that is interesting)
3. Make comments and reply to other posts.
4. Friend Request people in the group that you are engaging in discussions with
5. Message them privately and strike up a conversation about them
6. Do not promote anything in this private conversation (even if they ask what do you do)
7. Find a way to add value to them- help them solve a problem, etc
Last week I decided to turn my Facebook solely into an internet marketing channel. I had almost 1,000 friends that he built up over the years, however very few of them are interested in internet marketing. What did I do? Unfriended everyone except 2 close friends, my wife and Barry.
Next I selectively joined 3-4 groups on internet marketing and is following the above 7 steps.
In 7 days while I’ve only added 70 or so FB friends in internet marketing I have met some really cool people and am learning a lot from them. I have also cultivated relationships with some people that are well-known in the internet marketing space and they want us to join their product launches later this year. All this in less than a week from a crazy idea with the focus of connecting with people to add value.
I know that I am a little unique and Barry says I have a certain way with people. I tend to be insane. I got so carried away that he stayed up all night chatting with people on Facebook and then we straight to our office to start work. One thing you need is drive (which I’ll dive into in a future post.
The purpose of this is not to brag about me or my results but to illustrate the point that you need to focus on connecting with people and adding value instead of being a megaphone for a product or your brand.
If you aren’t getting the results you are looking for or any results, simply ask yourself “how am I adding value to others?” You may not like the answer or have an answer with all. If you don’t have a crystal clear answer on how you are adding value to others shift then stop tweak things until you are clear and it is clear on how you are adding value.
The internet is way to crowded with faceless self-promoters.
Be human and focus on adding value.
What are you doing to add value to others?
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