Internet Marketing Strategies Are Full Of Crap

internet marketing strategies are crapInternet marketing strategies are HOT! There are new internet marketing products being released every day and there are no shortage of buyers. The market’s huge.

But the industry has a bad name. The owners of these internet marketing strategies are labeled scammers, liars and the products are often described as rehashed and full of crap.

Why is this?

If you’ve made some kind effort to make money online then you’ll probably have a hard drive full of products offering the latest internet marketing strategies.

Many people are addicted to buying internet marketing products because they promise you the dream. The goal of making money online while you enjoy life going to the beach, watching TV and going on exotic holidays.

For a newbie trying to make money online, the internet marketing strategies revealed in the ebooks, videos or audios, are exciting as hell.

The information gives you the confidence and motivation that you could actually earn a living on the internet and that you can see your Paypal account explode.

However, in time you’ll find that the products are all crap and that the secret internet marketing strategies are just repeated again and again with probably one minor difference.

But the internet marketing product was not worth buying for that ONE minor tip!

So after you’ve passed the newbie stage of being an internet marketer, you start to realize that the internet marketing strategies in almost every new product is nothing new.

They just repeat the same methods but in a different way.

For example…how do you build a list?

build an email list

You do so by:

1. Offering a free product that appeals to the masses

2. Creating a squeeze page

3. Integrating it with your auteresponder

4. Promote a product on your Thank You page

5. and build a relationship with your subscribers

How many internet marketing products do you see that offer this advice with one or two extra tips?

The same thing with product launches.

If you’re in the Internet marketing niche, then you’ve seen hundreds of product launches throughout the years.

Ask yourself, do you know how to launch a product? Do you know the processes?

A product launch is done by creating anticipation, launching a few videos over a short period of time to build your list and then launch it to the public with limited copies.

But you know that already because you’ve seen it in action…every day!

When you purchase the next internet marketing strategies course on product launches, you will scan the content and then quickly realize that you know the stuff already and that there’s nothing new.

The salesletter promised a lot of benefits but did not really deliver for you. Now you think it’s a bunch of cobblers.

There are 2 reasons why internet marketing products are getting a bad name:

1. Salesletter hype

salesletter hypeThere are some ass-holes out there who promote internet marketing strategies that they haven’t used or tested themselves.

In order to sell these products, they create a hyped up salesletter to lure the buyer.

When it comes to buying internet marketing products for your business, ask yourself… is this guy credible?

Are the testimonials from people who have a good reputation?

If you’re logical when buying internet marketing products, you’ll have less chance of buying crap.

For example, why are they selling information on how to make $500 a week for $9.97?

Would you purchase a Louis Vuitton wallet for $100 and still think it’s genuine?

Why should this be different with paying for internet marketing strategies?

2. Internet Marketing Strategies – Wrong Target

The most common reason why internet marketing products are nearly all re-hashed (and the lesson which I’m hoping you will learn with this post), is because…they are not targeted for you.

The easiest way to make money online in the Internet Marketing industry, is to teach newbies how to make money online.

If you find that nearly all internet marketing products you buy are generally repeating information that you know already, then you need…

A Wake Up Call!

wake up call

You already know enough internet marketing strategies to start making money online.

You need to stop buying products and start taking action.

Think about this…

What are the basic internet marketing strategies that is needed to make a living online?

Here’s a list of them:

1. List Building

2. Traffic Generation

3. Product Launch

4. Copywriting

5. Product Creation

6. Email marketing

These are the fundamental internet marketing strategies that you need to know to successfully make money online.

Once you have an understanding of the above, you should be implementing what you know and start earning money.

If you honestly understand the internet marketing strategies above and apply them, I don’t see anyway how you can fail to make money online.

So if you start to realize that most internet marketing products talk about things that you know already, then get off your butt and start implementing what you know.

get off your butt

You’re no longer a newbie. You have enough knowledge to start your online business, making a few errors along the way and start seeing the cash come flying in.

A lot of Internet marketing products are not crap. It’s just that…you’re looking for the magic bullet that doesn’t exist, and you’re addicted to buying products.

Internet Marketing Strategies – Your Next Step

Write a business plan for yourself, and start taking action in building your online business and sales funnel.

If you come across an obstacle, read the internet marketing strategies that you’ve bought already and see if you’ve missed any information.

Implementing information that you already know is the best way to learn. Hands down.

Once you have everything set up, you can find a successful Internet marketer to mentor you and take your business to the next level.

If you think the majority of internet marketing strategies are full of crap then it’s very likely that it’s because you’re full of knowledge.

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23 Comments

  1. The best asset and valuable in your home based internet marketing business is you. You are the only person who can determine your success and grow your home based internet marketing business.

  2. Others are out to take advantage of those who want quick fixes for their businesses so remember to be keen and careful. Majority of these proposed solutions are either ineffective or based on false claims. Internet marketing takes a lot of hard work and perseverance, there are no short cuts. Thanks for this enlightening share.

    • Good comments Kristine. Glad you liked the post.

  3. I completely agree that because internet marketing is of great interest to many online business owners, selling solutions online has become rampant. Although there’s a wealth of products available, be wary of those who are out to fool you! Thanks for this very informative post.

  4. The market is flooded with various players who claim to provide the most genuine internet marketing strategies, but many a times such strategies seems to be just a recapitulated version of the already known strategies. It is imperative on the part of the marketer to act as avantgarde and make honest efforts towards being successful. Thanks for highlighting such an issue.

  5. Thanks for this great post Alan. The points that you have mentioned are apt and bang on target.

  6. Can relate to the article….i think most of the stuff that sells on the internet is really not worth…at times, it can do more harm than good. People must realize that internet marketing is not about using some software and making money on auto pilot, it requires constant application and a lot of brains to become successful in that field..

  7. When you really think about it, one needs a coach to be successful online. One who will not sell you products and get away but actually teaches you the system and guide you to success.

    *I bought the SBT and still getting a lot of marketing strategy from it though I used it for my family blog. It actually opened my eyes to the noisy world of IM. I saw many marketers who hyped up the same information for hundreds of dollars – rehashed content. If I didnt have SBT, I could have been hooked to these IMs. Thanks Alan.

  8. “A lot of Internet marketing products are not crap. It’s just that…you’re looking for the magic bullet that doesn’t exist, and you’re addicted to buying products.”

    I agree. Very well said Alan.

  9. heck Alan! This one awesome post. I love the way you spill it out. You don’t really care if anybody’s gonna criticize you, do you? Thanks again for this call to action. They’re just great!

    • Thanks for your awesome comments Victor. Glad you like the post.

  10. Hey Alan,

    You are dead right on this. There is an influx of people selling out Internet Marketing strategies, all claiming to give you tips that can be found nowhere else, while actually all of these are just rehashed.

    There are few simple strategies that never fail, those that you’ve already highlighted in this post. And yes, you rightly said, nothing’s better than putting your existing knowledge into practice. That’s how we explore and learn much more.

    • Hi Sarah. Thanks for dropping by and glad you enjoyed the article!

  11. Firmly agree with you that internet marketing strategies are crap.

    In fact being bombarded with constant new things to do makes it harder for small companies to market themselves. They constantly feel they are not doing everything they need to do because of all the new strategies.

    What they should do is simplify and stick to tactics that work for them.

    • You’re right Catarina. But people are now trained to behave differently. We are bombarded with new stuff persuading us that we have to know it to succeed.

      Look at the new iPhones, iPads etc… Do we really need them? Nope, but the herd persuades you that it’s essential :-(

  12. Hi Alan,

    You are absolutely right. There are just too many things promising the dream and

    people, in an attempt to get started on the way to their fortunes, end up buying more

    and more stuffs.

    But like you said, we already know enough and we must admit that to move forward.

    Nothing works until we work it.

    Where’s the logic in buying more stuffs when you have not implemented what you have

    already?

    Alan, this post if read and acted upon would save people years upon years of spinning

    their wheels online.

    Thanks
    Tosin

    • Thanks for your kind comments Tosin. Yes, if only people took action with what they know already…there’ll be a lot less disappointment.

  13. Interesting post I always enjoy what you have to say Alan you have a good take on internet marketing!

  14. Hey Alan,

    Say what’s on your mind, would you? Just kidding…:) I have heard and seen the methods you encourage at other places, but there’s entirely too many promising that you can make $8,716.23 the first day, and then even more as you continue! I suppose you’d have to be awful dumb or gullible to believe that, but there must be some who do. Whatever you do, has to have a solid foundation, and that requires work. So, I agree with you, even though I’m not a MLM marketer.

    Lou

    • It’s astonishing that people actually believe in those type of products. But I guess you need to be in a certain position to know why they think that way.

      I had a very v. intelligent friend who got scammed with an investment. Hard to believe that he was that gullible…but he wanted to believe in it as he was desperate for cash.

  15. Alan,
    At some point we all need to stop the “learning” stage and start trying the stuff out. We never stop learning , but we need to be simultaneously implementing. 
    Thanks for the admonishment!
    ~Becca

    • Glad you found the post useful. Thanks Rebecca.