For new internet marketers, finding internet marketing resources that work rather than get in the way can be a daunting task. Months, if not years could be wasted sifting through all of the different options out there for each aspect of your business.
It must be a frightening thought for those who have had no internet marketing coaching when they are first faced with the many options out there, pahepbn many of which are only designed to take the new internet marketers money instead of actually taking an interest in helping them to learn and profit.
One of the many internet marketing resources that you are first likely to need is places to write articles that promote your own website. There are all sorts of products out there that promise to do this kind of work for you by mass syndicating articles that are (perhaps) spun to help with originality and deal with duplicate content issues but I would advise avoiding these.
While auto syndication of articles may work short-term it is highly likely that the search engines will punish you long-term. If you want to get paid for your work in years to come then it is better to either write these types of articles yourself or look for worthy outsourcing for the project.
Once you have these articles, what do you do with them? Submitting them to article directories is a great idea but if you want to get the most benefit for your work then you need to find out where the most popular and trusted article directories are.
Here at EzineArticles.com you are onto a winner of course but there are many others, some more effective than others and with advantages such as revenue sharing (HubPages.com being the best of these http://hubpages.com/_userdetails/user/new/ ) or the option to only make a list rather than write a full article. (Think bestreviewer.com http://www.best-reviewer.com/user/register )
Find the Best Internet Marketing Training Courses
Internet marketing training courses and/or internet marketing coaching is another area where you could waste a lot of money and months of your time if the course does not work. After trying to make money online myself for years, it has only been during the last year or 2 that I have come across reliable and honest training/coaching and there is almost always 1 or 2 tell-tale signs of an internet marketing training course that works: (You might not like the first by the way)
The tell-tail signs of reliable internet marketing training courses and coaching?
1) A monthly investment.
Why is this better? Well, why the hell would you (or anybody else) continue to pay every month for a pile of crock?
2) If there is a thriving community behind the scenes of the internet marketing training course also, you can bet that the system works and that you will profit if you are prepared to put in the necessary work.
Be sure to avoid products that promise to ‘do it all for you’ or that ask for a 1 off payment for a PDF that leaves you alone to figure it all out after giving you a few tips. These are likely going to be a waste of your money.
WordPress Resources and Challenges
The final thing I’ll discuss in this article is software for your website. I’m no programmer myself so I (like thousands of other marketers) use WordPress to build my websites. There are literally thousands of WordPress resources out there from which to choose and you can often pick up a free item that will do the job you need quite sufficiently be it a plugin or a theme.
One problem that you may also find is that some WordPress resources do not play nicely together. Sometimes one or the other will stop working as it is supposed to. (Or stop working at all) In extreme cases however your whole site can break if the plugins don’t play nice together.
My final word on the WordPress resources quandary is that you should find a mentor or become friends with a more experienced internet marketer and ask their advice on how to do something.
Where do you find these friends/mentors?
When you find the right training course for you, the mentor(s) and friends will naturally follow.
Good luck and Godspeed in finding the internet marketing resources that will make your life simpler and more profitable!