Are You Addicted To Buying Internet Marketing Products?

Are you addicted to buying Internet marketing products? In this article I am going to discuss why this is bad for you and your online success and what you can do about it.

There are many Internet marketing products on the market and new ones come out every day promising certain things such as more money, more traffic, more subscribers, etc. The sales letters have been written in such a way as to entice you to press the buy now button and buy into the promises that are made in the sales letter. However, many of these products are either the same as those before them, or they are new fads.

One thing we know about fads is that they never stick around for long, they are here one day and gone the next.

However, there is a huge amount of satisfaction from buying something that sounds really good and that everyone else is buying into and that feel good factor can cause many people to become addicted to buying Internet marketing products.

If you are one of those then think about the following.

What have you bought?

Have a look in your bank account or PayPal account and look back over the last six months or year to see how much money you have spent on Internet marketing products. You might be surprised at how much you are actually spending!

There is nothing wrong with purchasing training material that is going to train and teach you and to improve your knowledge and skills. However, if you are not increasing your online success and basically that comes down to making money, then are those products really worth it?

What have you made?

Now I want you to have a look at how much money you have actually made during that same time period. This might be a little bit more difficult for you and if it is then one thing you need to do straight away is to create a spreadsheet so that you actually monitor what money you are making.

Have a look at the two values. How much you have spent and how much you have made? Are you in profit at the end of the day?

What to do about it

Building an online business is about developing your own set of skills and becoming an expert in what you do. If the products that you purchase is not improving your self-development then are they going to be worth it in the long run?

There will always be times when we need to find out how to do something but if you don’t relate that back to your business and how to incorporate it so that you develop your business mindset then is that product worth it?

Next time you are presented with a sales page just think about what is being offered and whether it will actually develop your business or whether you will be buying into a fad. Also ask yourself, are you willing to put in the effort to implement what you learn because it doesn’t matter how great a product is, unless you actually take action you will never see success.

How Many Times Did You Buy the Same Internet Marketing Product?

That it is possible to make money by advertising ClickBank products on AdWords is no secret. Yet, there seems to be about one guy a week who claims to have come up with a better, more effective and indefinitely more beautiful way of doing just that.

It is easy to get the feeling that the real business in all of this is for the guy(s) selling the ClickBank+AdWords=true products.

How many products like that do we actually need?

Something familiar about it

I think anyone who has been involved in Internet marketing for some time, and who has followed the development of the broad selection of tools, courses and systems out there have sooner or later experienced a feeling of déjà vu.

“Haven’t I seen the very same thing in a very similar product before?”

“The sales letter is very professional indeed, but is there really anything new and different about this product, except that there is another guy behind it?”

In this authors experience these are indeed relevant questions. With the invention of PLR products, there is in fact a chance of buying exactly the same product twice, even if the packaging and the mandatory signature at the bottom of the sales page would have you believe that this is the only place you can get this particular offer.

Thankfully enough most people don’t take the time to “disguise” their PLR stuff to the level where it is no longer obvious that it is indeed the very same product you remembered seeing earlier on, on another website.

Would you sell the trick?

An interesting question you sooner or later ask yourself when it comes to internet marketing products is:

“If this is such a big million dollar, once in a lifetime secret only this guy knows about, why is he willing to tell me about it for 77 dollars?!”

It is not unjust or naive to be asking that question. After all, if someone indeed knows how to make gold from solid rock or gasoline out of water, why would they sell you the trick instead of the end product – at any price?

The sales pitches often would have you believe that it is either out of the marketer’s good heart, or that he simply isn’t afraid of the competition.

The real reason more likely is the fact that it is possible to make huge amounts of cash very quickly, by successfully launching a product in the Internet marketing niche.

But that still doesn’t answer the question why many Internet marketers seem content with buying the same product repeatedly?

Personally I think one of the biggest reasons is that many small entrepreneurs are afraid of missing the big money train.

It is generally accepted that the fear of loss, pain etc. is a more highly motivating factor than its more positive equivalent. For this reason these aspects are usually heavily emphasized in the sales letters. The goal is inevitably to get the reader to feel that he is missing out on the next big thing, if he or she chooses to pass up on this opportunity.

So what is the beginning online entrepreneur to think about all of this? Is there gold in them mountains or what?

To begin with I would recommend that you learn to skip all the fluff in Internet marketing sales letters. Only briefly look at what the marketer is presenting as “the problem”, rapidly skip past the “I was just like you part” and try to pick out only the parts that says what the product actually does.

Then you’ve got to ask yourself the questions if that is something you actually need or goal you want to pursue. Or if you are perhaps better of focusing on the projects you are already working on.

Make Good Money Marketing Products Online

When I think about all the people who get taken advantage of online, I get furious. You see, there really are ethical ways to make money online. The problem is that many people go from a “get rich quick” program to another “get rich quick” program. They don’t see that there is a problem with those programs. Getting rich overnight is NOT REAL. If you want to make the big money online, you need to act like you are a business owner. You can’t make tons of money with a hobby.

So what does a real business have?

A real business has customers who are willing to purchase products. A real business owner must run marketing campaigns to bring in the cash. Without people coming to your website and looking at your products and services, you cannot earn money from home. And this is where so many people get caught up. They don’t know how to market online. What are some good ways to market products online?

There are so many ways to drive customers and potential clients to your business or opportunity, where do you begin. Well, in the beginning, you should keep it simple. But before you can start marketing you need to ask yourself a question. How much money do you want to make? You see, you can’t just come up with a magical number and hope that things will turn out alright. You must have all the pieces to the puzzle in order to succeed online. For example, let’s say that you want to make six figures per year online.

If you hope to accomplish this goal, you must understand how many people will need to purchase your products to make this happen. If you have products that range from $25 to $1,000, you can easily reach this goal. All you would need to do is sell a few $25 products and a few $1,000 products. That’s it. You are a six figure earner. Yay! But how do you get those sales?

Traffic generation is the next step. Without getting people to your products, you won’t succeed. Article marketing, PPC marketing, e-zine advertising and any other legitimate form of marketing will bring you great results. Keep in mind that if you are going to be running paid marketing campaigns it would be a good idea to have a high ticket back-end product. This could be a product that is $1,000 or more.

Increase Internet Marketing Productivity by Creating a Work Plan

Internet marketers have deceived a lot of new entrepreneurs by painting a poor picture of what internet marketing productivity is all about. If you listen to many gurus you’ll get an inaccurate picture of your workday. The average marketer will tell you that it’s all about putting up your website, buying their software package, and waiting (passively) for the profits to roll in.

More realistic entrepreneurs already understand that’s not how it works, but they may not understand exactly what the daily “work” of internet marketing is all about. This can lead to a few futile, half-hearted blog posts, a few attempts to post a link here and there, and a few other scattered efforts that never amount to very much. Clicking “refresh” on your blog all day long or hopelessly searching the internet for the latest secret technique is not going to get you to the wealth and riches that you are hoping to receive.

Productivity begins with researching the various tasks associated with internet marketing. These tasks could be very simple, including:

• Finding and following blogs so that you can participate in the comments section and build back links.
• Creating and submitting guest posts to said blogs to build still more back links, and credibility.
• Posting new content to your blog two times a week.

Of course, these three examples truly only scratch the surface of the wealth of tasks you could be doing to promote your website. However, they are also examples of concrete work you can be doing. Assigning a time limit to each task and resolving to perform each task every single working day can put you well on your way towards creating a full, productive day.

The day does not have to be long-that is, after all, the premise behind “The Four Hour Workweek” and other books that have sparked the internet marketing revolution. It just has to be productive enough to actually achieve the objective of promoting your website. Websites are found when you take the time to place breadcrumbs (links) leading back to those sites. You have to work diligently to make those breadcrumbs relevant and visible. Days of productive trail blazing can eventually lead you to that site which supports itself and which does not require your daily direct intervention, but until it does productivity is a good strategy.

You can think of your plan as a written job description, a contract that you are writing with yourself which outlines everything you are committing to doing in order to be successful. At the very least, your internet marketing productivity plan will give you a solid start and some sense of what you should be doing. You can take the time to master the techniques now, so long as you are doing something to promote your business every single day.

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