Guess What Happened While I Was Gone For 6 Months…

My list and website continued to grow!!! As matter of fact, my list more than doubled in size!!! The good news is, it will work for you!

As you probably know, I left for Haiti on January 23, 11 days after their horrible earthquake. I was gone for 11 days getting our 3 adopted children, and returned home with them on February 3rd.

It's been a roller-coaster ride for the past 6 months and all along the way I thought for sure my Internet business would be falling apart - BUT IT DIDN'T, INSTEAD IT JUST KEPT RIGHT ON WORKING!

Well, I'd feel guilty if I didn't share with you guys how it's continued to grow, so please, read on...

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The Old Market Mindset (and why it doesn’t work)

Are you tired of trying different marketing methods that don't work? Do you feel like you spend a lot of time and effort working and working just to end up right back where you started? In this article we examine a number of old-school marketing "tricks" that no longer work and should be retired along with all the old-school companies that keep trying to push them off on us.

If you feel like everything you've done has failed - Trust me, there's nothing wrong with you - it's the marketing rules that the old-school companies have been telling you "if you do it like this you'll succeed"

Old-school marketing doesn't work any more in today's marketplace. Take a look around. Companies are changing drastically all around us. Video stores that used to be lined with racks and racks of VHS tapes faded out - all the mom-n-pop video stores got replaced by Blockbuster and Hollywood Video. And now those big video guys are all drying up as places like Netflix take over the market.

And you can already see the end of Netflix coming. Not only do we have on-demand cable and satellite now, but soon we'll have on-demand Internet viewing. The TV will be replaced with (or used as) a large computer monitor. And all your shows will be viewed right over the Internet. And if big companies like Netflix don't keep up with the changing times, they'll soon be going out of business just like the big-boy video companies they are putting out of business today.

You can look all around and see the entire landscape changing very quickly. Just 15 years ago, right before I got married, my phone bill to my soon-to-be wife was $400 every month because she lived in a town 20 miles away and the phone company didn't yet have "area calling" at the time. Today you can video chat with a friend on the other side of the world - all for free. Phone services are no longer restricted to copper wires ran to your house, now many people receive telephone service either through VOIP or cell. We don't even have a conventional phone in our house - even though we wired it for one just 8 years ago when we built it!

"WAIT!" I can hear you yell at me - "What does this have to do with marketing and getting traffic to my site?"

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Where Do I Start?

This is one of the most common questions I'm getting from my members and marketing friends. So many new people are just starting Internet Marketing - you know there's money to be made on the Internet, you just don't know exactly how to do it.

A lot of you have found a product that is online and you're trying to promote it, but no matter how hard you try you feel like you just can't get it going like you want to. And eventually you get the feeling that you're just missing some little key piece of information and you want to know what it is.

Or maybe you're looking around, haven't actually started anything yet (or maybe just found a product or opportunity but haven't started promoting it yet) - you're still wading through all the gazillion ways to promote your product.

So here's a list for new people as well as veterans of topics (I'll try to keep them in order from beginner to advanced) and a little description of each. As I write the articles for each of these topics I'll come back to this page and put in the link, so you can use this as a "master list" of what you'll need to learn in order to be successful in online marketing.

Don't let this list overwhelm you - let it be a map, a guide to help you categorize what you learn and navigate your way through the "mystery" of Internet Marketing to success. Internet Marketing can seem like it is a big mystery, but when we write things down and categorize them you'll see that it all boils down to a handful of basic things.

(Don't forget, as always, as you read this article and you have questions or want more info - write it down and then send me a message or comment at the bottom - thanks!)

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