In this video and article I’m going to cover the basics of internet marketing, and how you can use its power to make money from your passions...
When I tell people about the power and opportunity presented by internet marketing, the response I often get is one of ‘oh, I couldn’t do that’
If this conversation is to do with making money from your passions, it’s the same response ‘oh, I couldn’t do that! I wouldn’t know where to start!’
If you don’t know how to do something, you don’t know, but here’s the key point – there’s a huge difference, a massive difference, between ‘don’t know how to’ and ‘don’t know how to *yet*‘
There are countless things that you do all the time, that at one stage you didn’t know how to do. You either learnt them because you had to, or because you wanted to. In either case, you learnt how.
Ok, so having said that, let’s start that learning curve with some basics about internet marketing…
Firstly, no-one makes any money until someone buys something. That may sound obvious, but it’s amazing how many people think that the internet somehow generates money out of thin air! It doesn’t of course, the internet is simply a tool to bring buyers and sellers together.
So, someone has to buy something.
That ‘something’ will fall in to one of 3 categories –
1. A physical product.
2. A service.
In all likelihood, most people have bought physical products online by now – maybe from Amazon, or Ebay, or a retail high street name, or their food shopping! It’s just done without a second thought nowadays, and in fact most people rarely make bigger purchases without looking online in case there are better deals there.
When it comes to services, that might be having someone do something for you, or teach you how to do something.
It could be that the teaching comes in in the form of information, written, spoken, video, one offs, courses memberships, the list goes on.
So, when you think of all the possible ways that people spend money online, and how you’ve done it yourself, let’s move to how you can do it, and this fear that stops people, that ‘oh I couldn’t possibly do that!’
That fear is based on assumptions – assumptions that it’s going to be technically difficult, or expensive, or time consuming, or people will think it’s a big scam.
All understandable fears perhaps, if coming from a place of never having done it, but it doesn’t mean they are true!
A website can be put up for free nowadays, with a few point and click moves, no need for technical know how. When it comes to setting something up for sale, again this is all point and click stuff, without cost too, with fees only being payable *after* sales are made. You don’t need to know anything about credit cards, or the technical side, that’s taken care of by the payment processors, paypal being the main one that most people have heard of.
As for time consuming, well, the internet allows us to set things up and then have money coming in on autopilot, and this is where the idea of making money while you sleep comes into play!
Is it all just a big scam? Well hardly, and as I’ve demonstrated, people are used to spending money online. Of course, there are scams out there, but that’s just as true in the ‘real’ world too! Crooks and unscrupulous people will always try and take advantage, but just as in the real world, we mustn’t let the crooks put us off our opportunities!
So, as you can see, the opportunity is there – no need for bells and whistles, no need for technical wizardry, and when you tie it all in with your own passion, you really can start opening the doors to some amazing abundance!
Ok, do let me know what you think!
‘Til Next Time,
Health & happiness,
P.S. If you’d like to find out more, watch my free video series which covers the basics of my FB Passion Profits system!