The world of internet marketing is surrounded in controversy. There is one camp who swears it to be the best way of being your own boss and financially independent. While the second camp, returning to work for someone else, testifies that, it is one big fraud. Internet Marketing is not a fraud or a cutthroat world; it is simply a survival of people that have the ability to be forward thinkers and   innovative in their approach to making money.

Being financially, independent from the internet can be done quite easily and most of it just depends on your mindset from the beginning.

How To Be A Successful Internet Marketer

Diversify Your Income

We have noticed two trends that newbie internet marketers often follow, and it stems from the beginning days of internet marketing.

  • Create a product, sell it to other internet marketers, get rich, and watch the dollars come rolling in.
  • Create ten or more websites. Fill it with affiliate links and adverts. Use automated software to get the sites to rank for page one. Sit back and you will be rich.

Both of these internet marketing business models when used on their own are useless. The first model only truly works if you create a super duper product and to do that, you need to have background in software and programming or the money to pay someone to create it for you.

The second model can make money online but be wiped out overnight. This was strongly demonstrated when the recent penguin and panda updates happened and sites dropped from page one to page twenty. Internet marketers across the globe found their solid business model were no good.

The plain truth is to make money online; you have to diversify your income in as many ways as possible. Do not treat your websites as your main source of income. View them as part of your internet-marketing portfolio, which should consist of a number of different income sources. Here are suggestions and we shall go into detail on them in future blog posts.

Ways To Make Money Online

  • Sell products using affiliate links
  • Create your own product
  • Adverts
  • Google ad words
  • Consulting
  • Content generation ie be a writer
  • Niche specific tasks i.e. website design
  • Sponsored blog posts
  • Drop shipping
  • eBay
  • Virtual assistant

Other Skills You Need To Be A Successful Internet Marketer

You can diversify your income as much as possible; however, there are still  other skills you need to be a successful internet marketer and make money online

  • Time management
  • Be a forward thinker, and constantly thinking of new ideas and methods
  • SEO skills
  • Social media skills
  • Writing skills
  • Analysing and reporting
  • Email marketing
  • Advertising and promotion
  • Basic computer skills
  • Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • The ability to absorb new information and be constantly learning

We will discuss all the above skills and ways to make money online in future blog posts. To keep updated with our articles on How to be a successful internet marketer, follow us on Facebook or sign up to our email list and receive hundreds of products free.