DO NOT RUSH into Internet Marketing! Here's why!
Remember way back when your mom was working hard in the kitchen whipping up a new chicken dish or chocolate dessert? She'd rely on her knowledge and her skills and then experiment with the ingredients, temperature, and cook time until she was pleased with the results. When she was satisfied she recorded what she had done to document her success. You can still taste that dish every time you think of it. It always tasted the same. Why? Because the next time she made that dish she followed the recipe exactly so it would turn out the same.
Take a moment and reflect on where you are today and where you have been in your business career. Reflect on your successes. If you have not yet had a business career then think of where you've been in life. If you're a student, reflect on your academic and sports accomplishments. If you're a home maker, think of it in terms of your successes as household finance manager, transportation executive, and executive chef.
Were your accomplishments instantaneous? Did you get there overnight? Was it luck? I'm sure the answer to these questions is a resounding NO! You got there because you became knowledgeable, skilled, and put these into practice daily. Yes, that's the path most people follow to attain success.
What makes you think being successful at Internet Marketing is any different? It is NOT! The process is the same for successful Internet Marketers. They acquire specific knowledge and skills. When their first successful program emerges bringing in a continuous flow of money, they document the success and that becomes their first recipe. The recipe is used for their next program. And they do it over and over again.
The difficulty begins for New Entrepreneurs like yourself because you get flooded with E-mails from seasoned Internet Marketers on "their" topical course for your success or how to be successful without a website, or any of several hundred ideas. I'm not saying these approaches are bad. I am saying you are not ready for them.
You are at the beginning of an Internet Marketing journey. Do it the right way. Enjoy the process of absorbing Internet Marketing Knowledge and acquiring Internet Marketing Skills and build yourself a solid foundation to insure your long term success in IM. This solid foundation will develop into your own IM Plan.
Since you are at the beginning let's talk about your vision. It's not a good idea to have narrow vision at this stage. You need to have a very wide vision. You need to see how big IM really is. I've personally identified over 100 different Internet Marketing topics. These topics will prepare you for "What You Need to Do" and "How To Use IM Tools To Help Get Them Done". After that you need to prepare yourself for profitability by learning "How To Build Traffic To Your Offers", and "How To Convert That Traffic Into Repeat Paying Customers". Like any successful business person you need to know "How To Stay Organized" and "How To Manage Your Time". This is your focus. Your focus is called "Acquire IM Skills While Never Losing Site of The Big Picture".
There's one last thing you should know. Internet Marketing is not Rocket Science. It is a discipline and it is definitely learn-capable.
Now you can Google each of those over 100 topics in IM yourself and do your own research if you'd like, but would not it be nice if you did not have to go through all that. Would not it be nice if it was already done with a strategy prioritizing what skills you should acquire first and why. Once you have a solid skill set, you'll be able to evaluate all those offers you get from across the interweb.
In interweb business, friendship and service,
Here (TR) Ryan