Internet Marketing Courses and Books
My internet marketing journey first started in 2009 when I came across Rosalind Gardner who was making a lot of money from her blogs. I purchased her very long book on internet marketing and read it excitedly.
She had her own blog about internet marketing, a travel blog and a dating blog as far as I can remember.
I found it amazing that you could make money from blogging.
I set up a blog but without any real thought about it. It was aimed at helping Virtual Assistants with software they needed and I also created a WordPress course. I had been a Virtual Assistant since having my daughter in 2007 and had picked up some valuable information.
I hadn’t really given the name much thought and set up http://www.hotvasoftware.com. Not very memorable at all.
It got a fair bit of traffic at first but then I got tied up in my business and it was just left.
Basically, all I earned was a small amount from Google advertising.
I gave away a free eBook and so was capturing email addresses but found it really difficult to write the follow up emails.
Unfortunately, the subject was too restrictive. I have since set up this site which is a broader subject but may be more difficult to get traffic to. However, a broader subject will help with being able to write more articles.
Alex Jeffreys Internet Marketing Course
In 2009 I signed up for Alex’s program which cost $497. This was a lot of money for me.
The course advised that you set up a website that had your own name as the domain name. I actually wasn’t comfortable having a website with my name (I’m quite a private person!). It was a blog that focused on Internet Marketing.
I ended up deleting it. I really wish I had have stuck with it as internet marketing is a really hot subject. I should have transferred the articles I had written onto another site.
On the upside I did actually get some work from this program setting up another internet marketer’s website.
Matt Carter’s Training Course
I then signed up for a program by Matt Carter which was all around reviewing products. I set up a blog that was about fixed gear bikes. Quite a good niche subject.
My husband is really into bikes and wrote some articles for me.
I then reviewed a number of bikes basically using information on the sites that I was promoting i.e. Evans and Wiggle. I did actually get quite a few affiliate sales.
The problem with this site was that the bikes became unavailable quite quickly. It meant that product reviews were needed on a regular basis. I found this type of site to be very time consuming.
I am certainly going to revisit it in the future and add more articles on it.
Jim Cockrum is a very genuine person to follow. He has a number of training programs. I have purchased his Silent Sales Machine book and have received his emails for a number of years.
He also has a training program for selling on Amazon. It would definitely be worth you signing up to his email list.
Mark Ling – Affilorama
This was my last Internet Marketing training course purchase. I bought it in 2015 and it was the most expensive. Rightly so, as it included a set of follow up emails for each subject that you chose. I really struggled with writing emails so I thought it was really worth it for the follow-up emails.
It has a number of topics for you to choose from that are subjects that people spend money on. It also gives you ideas for article content.
I am still working with this program and this site is a product of this course. I plan to persevere with this site until it makes some decent money!
As you can see I have purchased a large number of Internet Marketing training courses and books. I am sure I haven’t listed them all. I am yet to make my money back but am determined to do that soon. #
As I may have mentioned once or twice you need to stick with it. Only too often I gave up or work took me away from my goal. If I do get work in I am still trying to create articles either myself or by outsourcing them each week.