How to be Successful as an Online Marketer

Hey everyone, Clark here and welcome to With the website technical aspects all taken care of for you nowadays, it is real easy to get started with online marketing (creating and growing a business online). But how to be successful as an online marketer is THE question and let me share what I know with you below.

Online marketing can be summarized in just four steps:

Step 1 – Select a niche (website topic)
Step 2 – Create a website
Step 3 – Get traffic (website visitors)
Step 4 – Make money

This page assumes you’re already familiar with what Internet marketing is, but if you’re not I’ve previously written a post that you can check out: Making Money Online – How Does It Work?

A website is your own space or “department store” on the Internet, and with one you can quickly build trust with Google and other search engines. With trust you’re going to get a lot more traffic, and more people coming to your website = more opportunities to earn money.


Ingredient No. 1: Learn-and-Do Training

Ideally you want online marketing training that lets you learn-and-do and lets you test it out for free, so that you can see if you can earn money doing what they teach you, before you decide whether or not to proceed any further. With so many scams online (some are not outright scams but overpromise/under-deliver), this is the surest way not to get ripped off.

There’s only one place I know that does this, and the website is called Wealthy Affiliate. By signing up for their free membership, you can go through the first 10 lessons of their two official training courses, the Online Entrepreneur Certification Course and the WA Affiliate Bootcamp. The free training alone will guide you through the four steps above and get your Internet business started and well on the road.

With your membership, you can also create and host two websites for free using the SiteRubix platform at Wealthy Affiliate, and as you go through the training you can apply what you’ve learnt using these two websites. A plus point is that the people over there are always ready to help if you get stuck in any way during the training.


Ingredient No. 2: Lots of Quality Content on Your Website

By creating and publishing quality (meaning relevant, engaging and helpful) posts or content on your website for your visitors, you can quickly build trust with the search engines. Publish quality content that helps your website visitors solve their problems or get what they want.

With trust from the search engines, when someone does a search in Google or one of the other search engines the relevant post(s) on your website will likely show up on the first page of the search results. If your content shows up on page 1 then it is likely to be read, and more people reading your content means more opportunities to earn money.

Publish lots of quality posts on your website. Although search engines do not reveal their exact ranking algorithm, it makes sense you need to have a sufficient number of posts to reach a lot of people. For instance, if every post you publish gets 5 website visits a day, 50 posts would get you 250 visits, 200 posts would get you 1,000 visits and so on.


Finally, Continue Working Hard and Give Your Business Some Time to Grow!

It will take some time for a new website to be trusted by the search engines. Plus you’ll need some time to publish a good number of posts on your website. However, if you can spend a few hours every day creating/publishing content, working on the layout of your website, etc., you could potentially earn, say, $2,000 to $3,000 per month within just 3-6 months of creating a brand new website.

With Internet marketing, you have a certain amount of control over how much money you make. The more you create new content for your visitors, the more money you can earn. By the way, you don’t have to be a trained writer or anything in order to be successful with online marketing, just communicate in writing like you speak to your friends and family.

Get free training at Wealthy Affiliate.

And that’s all for today from me. If you have any questions or comments regarding online marketing, DO feel free to leave them below and I’ll be more than happy to help you out. Thanks!

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