When I first started out internet marketing, I spent so much time on things that I now know I shouldn’t have. I think the problem with most people that are new to the world of internet marketing is that they are often overwhelmed with dreams of making millions in their first year but never actually put their plans into action. Below is what I feel to be the three biggest mistakes made by internet marketers.
1. Spending too much time for planning:- As you already know, internet marketing and the different ways you can make an income on the internet is vast and many people start off with great plans but never actually test their methods. Rather than simply sitting with a notepad and trying to work out the whole plan of how you are to reach your desired income, you need to simply start by testing methods along the way. This could be simply article marketing campaigns and website marketing.
2. Digressing from your original plan:- If you have made a decision as to where you plan to focus your effort on the internet, the best advice I can give you is to actually stick to it. Many people who start off writing articles on the internet often come across more lucrative ways to make money through the consistent research needed to be carried out to complete their work. If you take someone who has just uploaded their first wordpress site for example, they may start creating it and then hear about website flipping. Then the ideas of creating sites and selling them comes to mind and, from this they may come to the idea that you can make money hosting other sites etc. So you see, there are so many ways you can go with your internet marketing business but to be successful you must stay on your original path and avoid distractions that I have given you as an example.
3. Listening to the first person you talk to:– With so many program and plans out there on the internet, it is often quite easy to simply believe what these people are saying, especially if you know they are successful. What most people fail to understand is that different niches require different marketing approaches and therefore marketing a Forex niche will be different to say, the health niche. Once you pick a niche to focus your efforts, try to research the marketing strategies that directly relate to your niche and as mentioned earlier, actually apply these methods and test the water.
Obviously there are so many other mistakes that internet marketers make on a day to day basis yet in its ultimate sense, mistakes are just another way to learn the correct and most effective ways of doing things. Remember, stick to your plan, don’t be distracted by pipe dreams and make sure you test everything before you go believing every course or program you lay your eyes across.