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Overwhelmed?

Overwhelmed and Don’t Know Where to Turn!

As a Senior trying to learn Internet marketing are you just plain overwhelmed? Are you wondering which direction to take next? There is so much to learn. There are so many new skills to grasp. Everywhere you turn another course promises to deliver the secret to success. Welcome to information overload. There is so much data out on the web these days no wonder we seniors can’t find a clear path to learning new skills.

One “guru” recommends you try ghost writing, another suggests writing your own e-book, a third says the way to go is to become an affiliate marketer. You find yourself running between one system to another and losing focus.

These “gurus” tell you it is a must to build a list and that you must get traffic to your site. They sell you courses on article marketing, article spinning, submitting articles to article directories, and writing articles for others. They tell you to get on Twitter, Facebook, and My Space. They suggest you should build Squidoo lenses and Hub pages. They inform you the fastest way to get traffic is to launch a pay per click campaign. They neglect to tell you that you might also lose your shirt on this. You don’t know who to trust or which method to believe. As a ‘newbie” Senior Internet marketer you don’t have the background to make sound evaluations of these different options.

Start by taking a deep breath and relaxing. Remind yourself that in spite of the sales pitch that suggests you must act immediately all this material is here to stay. All these methods and materials are going to be available whenever you are ready to deal with them.

Take one step at a time. Start by following a program that interests you and that you understand. Follow it in baby steps until you have mastered it. Focus on this method until you see results. Delete all those emails trying to sell you the latest and greatest.

Unlike many of the things that we learned at school there is no exact starting point. Learn one skill first then move on to the next. It doesn’t matter if you learn to create content before you learn about social media.

Each step you take will give you the understanding to build on the next. Internet marketing is a continuous process of education, rinse and repeat.

Like all learning there are some things you need to know before taking the next step. The building of a very basic web site and how it all goes together is a very good place to begin. There are a number of very good courses for this. I have just been going back over Michael Jones Affiliate Code program and being remind how very appropriate it is for a ‘newbie”. Initially for me Craig Kaye’s Info Product Killer opened my eyes to how a web page is constructed. Either of these programs are so through that anyone can follow them.

Now a days everyone needs to blog about what they are doing. Craig Desourcy’s Idiot Proof Blogging is an excellent product on how to set up a blog. This is something you can do without having your own web site however he does outline the steps to set up your WordPress site. Taking everything in bite size bits of information and working with it will help you avoid being confused, discouraged and totally overwhelmed.

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How Much Does It Cost to Make Money Online?

With no money at all you can get started making money online. This is important to many seniors that are just learning about the world of Internet Marketing. If you are thinking about investigating this way to make some money it is safe to say that you already have a Computer and an Internet connection.

The strong advice from the “gurus” is to start by providing a service such as writing articles for others, doing graphic designs, setting up pod casts, or producing videos. The second way to make money is to produce your own product. However if you are not ready for this yet, affiliate marketing (selling other people’s products) is a great place to get your feet wet and to learn about how this business works. Without any money at all or with a small outlay you can find some profits by selling third people’s products.

Set up accounts with Amazon, Shareasale, Commission Junction, LinkShare, ClickBank, or PayDotCom. Spend some time researching these sites and studying their products. Then look for sites such as Squidoo or HubPages where you can do product reviews at no cost to you.

For a very few dollars you can register your own domain at GoDaddy. or NameCheap and set up a hosting program at HostGator or Bluehost. In this way you can control your own destiny.

To be able to post your content you will need a content management system and a free one with endless possibilities can be found at WordPress.

There are a number of tools that make working online much easier. One of these is a keyword tool. This helps you to research what words people are using to find products. Again you can use a free keyword tool – Google Adwords: Keyword Tool. Or you can pony up and invest in Market Samurai. For a nominal amount of money you can get a full keyword search tool based on the four principals of relevancy, traffic, competition, and commercial value.

If you have plenty of time and just want to go slowly into this new venture you can research how to do the many tasks required to be successful. Or depending on the knowledge that you already have and your income resources you can sign up to a course that will show you the way. If you have no knowledge at all I recommend that you buy the Infoproduct Killer program. Developed by Craig Kaye of the UK it will give you a step-by-step guide in setting up a web page. For me it was an “aha moment” in understanding what a web page was all about. Craig Kaye has outstanding support. To reinforce this instruction I recommend Michael Jones’ “Affiliate Code” that teaches how to start, get a domain, hosting, construct a web site, adding content, getting traffic . If you are interested in setting up a large community site with huge amounts of content there is no better instruct thanJames Martell’s Affiliate Marketers SUPER BootCamp. I cannot speak highly enough about James and Arlene Martell and their willingness to help others.

Working online is a constant learning experience. It is not a get rich scheme so be wary of those products that advertise over night riches. Find one program that suits your style and stick with it until you have made some money.

If you can find a good mentor this is an excellent way to succeed. Follow his or her advice until you see results. Stay focused and don’t buy every new gadget that promises you six figures.

As you make some money plan to put back some of the profits into useful tools and find ways to increase your success.

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