Last weeks article, spotlighted what can be achieved in Internet Marketing, or Marketing Online. This week I want to write about Internet Marketing in kinda broad terms. As I start out this year, I can report that I make most of my income from Internet Marketing, kinda strange, since I would love to make most of my money from Blogging.
Blogging is really one of my true strengths. However, I make very, very, very …… little income from Blogging. I remain prayerful!
The sub-title to this Blog is; “Make Money Blogging”, so Blogging is where I will start this series. Make no mistake; I have said it many times; you are, or should be, an Internet Marketer first and a Blogger second. I started out as a Blogger first and this really hurt me. Oh, I’m a Pro-Blogger alright, I just don’t make any money at it.
Part of my problem with this issue is that I manage too many Blogs. I now have 24 and am in the process of trying to trim some of these things from the tree.
Lesson One (1) = Don’t get in over your head with too many projects in the beginning. If you are to compete; indeed to survive, you will have to laser focus. You really need to start with One (1) = Blog, and make a go of it with that. If you can’t make it with one, you more than likely will not make it with two (2) = Bad Idea!
If you start with one and you feel like you chose the wrong niche for yourself, sell that Blog on Flippa and move on to something else. I understand that you may have more than an interest or two that you may want to pursue. I say, go for it. However, focus most of your attention on the one and restrict yourself to no more than three (3)= Boat Load!
To achieve success on any type of level you will have to manage your Blog with some real skills. You should know HTML, CSS, MySQL, some PHP, art design, ad design, affiliate artwork design, sever management, resources management, plugin management, theme management, saying nothing of being a good writer, comment moderator, good at socializing your Blog and ferreting-out broken links. This of course, is just what comes to mind as I write this on the fly.
You have to master all these skills; this indeed is step one (1)=Good Move, before, and while you take on the “Internet Marketing” side of things.
A finial word of caution: Earning an income Online is not the easiest of tasks, however …… it you are bound and determined …… read on!