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Don’t Try To Learn It All

I’ve been marketing online for over 5 years now.

The other day, somebody mentioned something related to marketing that I really wasn’t familiar with. I never used it and son of a gun, it hasn’t prevented me from earning a living online.

Imagine that… something that I don’t know and I still pocketed over $250,000 online last year.

Who’d a thunk it?

The point is, you don’t have to know everything in order to earn an income on the internet. As a matter of fact, you can earn a living online with just a few promotional methods.

For example, you could earn a living, albeit not a huge living, by simply doing some bum marketing.

Okay, you’re probably scratching your head saying to yourself, “What’s bum marketing?” Well, it’s not the marketing of bums and it has nothing to do with bums doing marketing.

Actually, bum marketing is a phrase used to refer to a method of advertising that is so simple and so cheap that a bum in the street could use it to make money online.

The basic premise of bum marketing is you write articles, submit them to online directories and other websites. In your resource box point readers to your blog where you promote a product that relates to the article you wrote. The method is totally free because article submission is free and you can get a blog with Blogger or WordPress for free as well.

The key to bum marketing is to write good articles with a strong call to action in your resource box. If you can do that, and write up a good review of the product you’re selling, you can make quite a few sales from this method.

It does take some time to write articles and you do have to write quite a few to see any significant amount of traffic, but it’s worth it once you get a good number of articles out there.

My point is, just by using this one method, you can make money. You don’t have to learn about Adwords or product creation or anything complicated. A few simple steps can earn you a nice income if you put the time in.

So don’t try to learn it all. You simply can’t know everything even if you wanted to, and trying to know it all will spread yourself so thin that you will never master anything (and probably never make any significant money online). Even I don’t know everything that’s out there, and I don’t want to. It hasn’t hurt my bottom line one bit.

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4 Responses to “Don’t Try To Learn It All”

  1. Harry Nguyen Says:
    April 10th, 2008 at 12:28 am

    Advertising on a Traffic Exchange may qualify as bum marketing. The most effective way to advertise on a traffic exchange is to NOT submit your blog or website directly. You should use a squeeze page to capture leads adn build your list. You can then email your list about your blog or website.

  2. Andrew Murphy Says:
    April 12th, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    There is so much to learn in the internet marketing world and it’s changing all the time but these proven principles will work in the long run. I agree there is work involved to create great articles and a specific call to action is essential. Anything worth doing for long term income will take work on your part.

  3. robertbland Says:
    April 15th, 2008 at 1:26 am

    Your article is very timely for me Steven,as I am just starting to use blogging as a ‘bum marketing’ method.
    Harry, I do have my blogs on Traffic exchanges also,though I also have affiliate squeeze pages there.
    If anybody is interested I have some info on article submissions on my blog.

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