5 Basic Tips to Make Your Facebook Marketing More Effective

Social networking is anything but carefree. You need to actively work to understand your audience, their motivations and how to best communicate with them. You also need to diligently continue communicating with them, as staleness will only work against you.

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Of all the social networks, it’s my opinion that Facebook is the best. It has the most long-term potential and tends to have sophisticated safeguards that keep the spam that has taken over networks like Twitter to a minimum.

The problem with Facebook marketing is that it’s one of those tricky fields that I think most people shy away from because they don’t understand how it works. While I’m not going to go over if you can really make money using Facebook, I am going to outline a few tips to make your ventures in Facebook a bit more successful.

1. Try Communicating During Different Times of the Day and Different Days

While the Internet is always on, there may not always be people watching it. You’ll find that certain demographics tend to be more attentive during certain hours of the day, because they have their lunch break or they’re not longer in school or work.

Try sending messages during different times and on different days. You’ll eventually find the perfect times when you can communicate with your audience and get the most responses.

2. Integrate Pictures With Your Words

Don't let Facebook marketing turn ugly. Include images with your messages.

Don’t let Facebook marketing turn ugly. Include images with your messages.

Pictures are great, because they only take a glance to know what they’re about. You can then sit there and focus on them further to understand what each element is, how they’re related and the message behind the picture as a whole.

Work with pictures in your social messages. Utilize infographics, quotes with pictures and the like to see a better engagement rate.

3. Start Small and Honest

The biggest mistake that you can make when it comes to Facebook marketing is to try to make a hard, cold sell. Nobody’s going to want to buy your products and services just because you’ve pushed it into their face.

When you’re just starting out, try to keep things fairly general. Once you have a decent following, branch out into topics and further into subtopics with your messages. When you have a good following, you can begin linking back to your products as casual mentions.

4. Create Milestones and Show Them Off

Accomplishments, particularly those that everyone can share in, are something that everyone can benefit from. When you reach a certain amount of fans or friends, be sure to show it off.

You can branch this out and make your milestones things like anniversaries, graduations, your business’s achievements and more. You can even include your fans in the spotlight.

5. Respond to Comments

While your goal should be to write great content, you definitely want to foster communication between yourself and your fans. This two-way street can work to provide you with an extra element of friendliness to your Facebook marketing campaigns while helping you to understand what your audience truly wants.

Achieving Social Networking Sales Success

The First rule of Making Money with FacebookThe first and foremost rule of social networking is that you shouldn’t focus on making sales. Build a bond with your followers and you’ll see how it will work to provide you with sales down the road.

If you have a business mind, consider all the time that you spend talking to and learning about your demographics as an investment. I can assure you that it’s one that will pay off in the end.

What advice do you have when it comes to Facebook marketing? What drives your campaigns to success? Comment below!

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5 Ways You Can Motivate Yourself to Work Better as an Entrepreneur

It’s Monday. It’s the day of the week that everyone dreads, because you have to wake up, get out of bed, and go back to doing work.

That is, unless you’re an entrepreneur. If you are, then it’s just another day.

Regardless of what group you fall in to, a little extra motivation never hurt. From changing your outlook to making your day just a few shades brighter, finding the right reasons to aim for success can help your entire day go smoother.

How to Motivate Yourself

Succeeding at Business Involves Motivating Yourself to SuccedJust a few days ago, I wrote a post about what I consider to be the hardest part of your own business. The idea that you need to be able to motivate yourself came to mind, and that’s what I’m going to throw up for discussion in today’s post.

Let’s explore some of the ways that you can change your very outlook on what you do during the day. It doesn’t matter if you apply these to a 9-to-5 job or your own startup, these reasons for motivation should help you redouble your efforts in all the right ways.

1. Think About Why You’re Doing What You Do

You’ve got a laundry list of reasons as to why you work: You might have a mortgage. You certainly have utility bills. You might want to repay that student loan to improve your credit. You might even want to be in a position where you can start building your credit so that you can get utilities in your name or apply for a mortgage.

You might just want to provide food for yourself and your family.

Consider every reason that you work.

2. What Have Successful People Said?

Inspirational Quotes About Proving YourselfPeople blessed with success in their lives generally didn’t get that way by some miracle. They worked hard, kept the right attitude and achieved their goals.

That means they likely know the right things to say. Listen to them and take in some inspirational quotes.

If you want something more light-hearted, then you can look for humorous business quotes. Here’s one to get you started:

There’s no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn’t tell you about it? Kin Hubbard

3. Take Some Pride in Your Work

What you create has unique qualities that only you can give to it. That ‘it’ can be your business decisions, your products, your words and anything else that comes from you.

There’s no reason that you shouldn’t pride yourself in what you do. After all, you’re the only one capable of providing it in your unique way.

4. Dream Big(ger)

Dreaming About Business SuccessWhile it’s important not to get stuck in the clouds, it does help to dream big sometimes.

The one caveat is that you need to be careful what you dream about. When you’re busy working, don’t think about things like a new boat, bigger house or new swimming pool.

Think bigger.

Think about how what you do could one day change the world for the better.

5. Carve Your Goals into Small Steps

Motivation Requires Small StepsThe biggest mistake you can make as an entrepreneur or as a normal employee is to make goals that are too large for you to understand. This includes things like “I want to make $1 million.”

Instead, carve your goals into something more manageable. For example, start out by making $10 every week for a month. Once you’re at that goal, then you can begin to slowly move up to $20 a week, etc.

You can apply this to your job as an employee, just think about improving your department’s productivity, sales or another aspect that might get you noticed.

Motivating Yourself Starts With You

You don’t want to ever rely on other people to motivate you. While they can propel you forward, eventually you run the risk of those supportive voices turning into nagging wails.

That’s why it’s best to find your own reasons for motivating yourself. You’ll work harder once you find them, which in turn means that you’ll race towards success with that much more intensity.

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3 Signs that Buying that Next E-Book or Internet Marketing Course is a Bad Decision

There’s an old adage that says the following:

All that glitters is not gold.

When it comes to Internet marketing, I feel as if a lot of what glitters is no more than fool’s gold being pushed upon poor, desperate people by people whom are just as desperate to make a quick buck. It’s a sad cycle that persistently self-perpetuates, but it’s just one of those things you have to live with.

What I want to cover with you today are three signs that the next big e-book or Internet marketing course isn’t worth investing in. These are big, vibrant red flags that should remain at least partially apparent even amongst the fog of potential success.

Deciding the Worth of Internet Marketing Products

1. The Promises are Unreal

While I firmly believe that everyone who tries Internet marketing could quit their day job and make a full-time living from it, I don’t believe that any one product or course will teach you a sustainable method of doing so. I think that kind of strategy is one you learn on your own.

When something promises you to earn unreal figures and even shows you “proof” that you can earn thousands of dollars a day, it’s too good to be true. The more the product shoves this in your face, then the more likely that it’s a lot of fluff that will evaporate into the air just a few minutes after you purchase it.

 

2. It Doesn’t Add Up Over Time

Gurus and other individuals trying to pull a fast one over you don’t want you to rationally think about their products. They want you to pay attention to the big, flashing neon sign with the letters “BUY NOW!” written in red. They’ll throw numbers and countless figures right into your lap just to get you to focus on that sign, because it makes you all the more likely to impulsively buy.

Stop yourself if you ever find yourself in this situation.

When looking at the viability of an Internet marketing course, think logically about how long it will make you money. It’s a safe bet that you can earn 1% of whatever figure that product promises, regardless of how unskilled you are in using that method to make money. How long will it take to earn back what you paid for this product?

If it’s too long, then forget it. This product isn’t going to earn you the kind of money you want in the time you want. You’ll get frustrated, give up and go somewhere else.

The only reason you should invest in a product is if it has some tangible, long-term value to you. If it can, for example, teach you have to teach you how to make money using Facebook in a way that provides you more than just one simple method, then it will likely give you a long-lasting value that will contribute to your overall Internet marketing education.

 

3. The Method is Filled with Smoke and Mirrors

Any Internet marketing product worth even a grain of salt will give you a workable example of whatever methods it teaches. It will show you to some degree how it works, why it works and for how long it will continue to work.

If you feel like there’s more hot air and smoke than actual fire, then steer clear of the product in question. It’s likely inflated content that won’t get you anywhere.

Your goal when purchasing educational material is to nab something that will contribute something to your part-time or full-time career as an Internet marketer. Methods are fleeting, which is why forums that sell them for just a few bucks tend to have a bunch of unhappy people whom complain about products, remain skeptical of them, or try to sell their own half-baked ideas.

 

Buying with a Grain of Salt

Success-in-Business-and-Internet-Marketing-EducationRealize that any product you could buy that would produce $x each day wouldn’t be worth selling if it was sustainable and could be scaled up. You’d find the person who authored that item hard at work doing whatever he was trying to sell if this was the case.

A little bit of diligence, a grain of salt for even the most heavenly of advice and a good head on your shoulders will go far in aiding you towards becoming a successful Internet marketer. Take your time, hold onto your money tightly, and aim to only let those worthwhile have your money. This is how you really start your Internet business.

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The Hardest Part of Your Own Business: Motivating Yourself to Succeed

It is incredibly easy to find yourself in a place where you want to succeed, but you can’t find a way to do so. You try, try, try some more, then find yourself stuck. This is how entrepreneurship goes for a lot of people, and it’s why many quit after their first few tries. Only the tenacious and daring continue to try.

The one thing I want you to know is that the people who keep trying are by no means dumb, stupid or worthless. They’re actually quite smart because they have one attribute that propels them towards success when it comes to business, their dreams and all things in life:

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Can You Really Make Money Using Facebook?

Theodore Isaac Rubin, a famous American psychiatrist and author once wrote:

Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.

I think that this accurately describes why most people try making money on Facebook only to subsequently fail. They may even give it multiple attempts only to achieve what seems to be the same result.

That leaves most people thinking that Facebook marketing is just another ploy to steal your money from you by marketing gurus. While this is likely the case for many of the half-baked products out there, is it true for Facebook marketing in general? Can you make money on Facebook? Can you even earn enough to make it your sole source of income?

You know who I am and just how much I’ve dabbled in just about every form of Internet marketing out there. I’m going to answer the biggest question concerning Facebook that Internet marketers and businesses alike want to know: Can You Really Make Money Using Facebook?

The Viability of Facebook Marketing Explored

Can You Really Make Money using Facebook?Facebook is a social network whose population number 800 million and continues to grow in droves each day. Imagine how easy it should be to market to these individuals, especially with all the fresh consumers that get introduced each day.

The problem is that most people can’t do it. Why? They’re failing when it comes to one of the most basic principles of marketing:

You need to understand your audience.

You need to know what drives them, who they are, what they want to see, and what they classify as valuable. This requires that you test, think and use that thing on your shoulders with as much efficiency and guile as you can muster.

Turning a Profit on Social Networks like Facebook

It’s entirely possible to turn a profit using no more than hard work, a few clever takes on age-old strategies and some perceptive insights into what your potential customers really want. Many people have supplemented their income in this way. Others have become successful enough to quit their day job completely so that they can market multiple products on social networks 24/7.

While you can make money on Facebook, I would advise you that you start small. As the previous section mentioned, it’s imperative that you understand what your followers and fans want before you begin trying to sell them something.

What You Can Do to Market Yourself on Facebook

Fighting to be a Successful MarketerThere are countless ways to market on Facebook. Let’s take a look at just a few of the methods I can think of off the top of my head without a great deal of effort:

  • Direct messaging
  • Status updates
  • Facebook Fan Page and Group invites
  • App Development and Invites

The point that I want to get across with this list is that you likely already know the basic methods of communication needed to be successful with Facebook. The only thing that’s stopping you is the lack of a proper business strategy, which is the foundation for anything when it comes to marketing.

If you feel like you’re lost or that you’re missing a few of those essential tidbits of knowledge, then I would wholeheartedly recommend that you glance over my review of the Facebook Wealth Formula 2.0 that I did some time ago. While the name of the actual product may have changed, it’s still a vital resource for starting Internet marketers when it come sto getting their feet wet with the largest social network on the planet.

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A Brief Status Update from Sam

I know that I’ve taken an extensive break for updating my blog, but I’ve had numerous trials that I’ve had to overcome in my life. When I wasn’t faced with some tragedy or seemingly never-ending struggle with my own inner thoughts, I was busy working on the things I needed to do that would allow me to support myself financially.

All I can say is that you should never let yourself become lax in what you do. It’s so hard to get back up again and to conform to a routine that you’ve long since lost.

After a restless night, I did come to one conclusion. I want to continue updating this blog. I’m going to dress it up so that it’s pretty, so that it appeals to my readers, and so that I can actually make something that people will find useful. I’ve always wanted to try to do that last part, particularly because I’ve always had this nagging sensation that what I do simply isn’t enough. I have the knowledge and experience to help people, so I think I should try my best.

 

In the coming weeks, I’m not sure what I’ll post about. As you know, this is a blog focused on marketing ideas. I’m debating expanding it to cover topics like article writing, analytics and a wider array of things that I think you’ll find helpful.

I’ve already progressed in this by creating a social networking category. I even have two posts created that are designed to deal with this, but I’m not sure how well they’ll read. I am fairly rusty with blogging, after all.

 

I hope this is the start of something good, because I certainly want it to be good for both you and myself. Here’s to keeping Frankly Making Money frankly amazing.

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5 Non-Blackhat Ways to Make a Quick Buck Online

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Don’t let yourself be bogged down. Internet marketing is tough, but you can be successful.

You could be one of those successful business people making thousands of dollars a year purely by online means. Maybe you’ve gone through years of work and you’ve got your own empire built beneath your feet.

Odds are, however, that you’re not one of those people. You’re struggling just like everyone else.

The Typical Struggling Internet Marketer named ‘You’

For every person on the Internet, there’s a hundred that aren’t making money. That’s fine, and that’st o be expected. Nothing new here.

The problem is that you don’t want to be one of those people. You want to sit there with a six-, seven-, or eight-figure income that keeps earning itself.

I’ll be frank, especially because it’s what this blog is about, I’m not earning that. Not off of this blog. I’ve got a job, and I do it every day.

I’m still successful in my Internet endeavors. (In case you missed it, check out my post about how to gauge your Internet marketing success.)

As you are, you probably won’t get far. You won’t make money buying loads of e-books that you read and never put into action. The one thing you can do today to start earning money today and every day after that is to start putting yourself into action.

That’s why I’ve provided 5 safe methods for anyone to use that will allow you to make a quick buck online. You can do these anywhere, from home, from school, from work, just somewhere that has Internet access. You also don’t have to worry about the dangers that are associated with Blackhat money-making methods.

1. Start Writing

It doesn’t matter what you write, be it Twitter tweets, Facebook posts, articles or blog posts, just start writing. The Internet is filled with content, and there’s people always looking for more of it.

To make an immediate buck: start writing freelance or for content mills.

To make more: improve your writing quality and make some repeat clients.

2. Give Your Opinion

Like text, everyone wants your opinion depending on who you are. To make a long story short, companies want your opinions because there are people like you. The better they understand how you think, then the better they can market to other people and the more revenue that they can earn.

To make an immediate buck: join a survey site.

To make more: take advantage of referral programs and complete more surveys with quality answers.

3. Start Reviewing

I mentioned it earlier, but you may have bought some of those products that promised you to make you money. Why did you do this? Odds are that someone told you that they themselves made money from a product and you clicked on their affiliate marketing link.

To make an immediate buck: use a web 2.0 website or another networking website to make money.

To make more: post more reviews and get to know what information your readers are interested in.

4. Use Social Networking

Social networks have millions of people on them. In fact, Facebook recently reached the billion-user mark in October 2012. That means there’s (minus you if you have an account), one billion people that you could market to.

To make an immediate buck: learn how to market on social entworks, then put it into action.

To make more: use the strategies and tips outlined in publications like the Facebook Wealth Formula and FB Influence 2.0 books. Check out a list of reliable publications that I’ve personally reviewed.

5. Market Yourself

Everyone knows something that could benefit someone else. “Internet marketing gurus” (I use the term very tentatively as I despise most people that refer to themselves as such) provide people with methods to make money online. How-to authors educate people on how to accomplish something.

Regardless of what they do, they provide people with information. Publish your information, then market it.

To make an immediate buck: create your own online product. This includes e-books, courses, videos and anything else you can make.

To make more: learn how to market yourself online, then build a presence.

Your turn: What do you think? Are there some methods that you’ve tried, had some immediate success with but couldn’t figure out how to make them viable in the long-term? Add a comment and we can discuss them. Like with every comment I receive, I may even write a featured post to give you an in-depth answer.

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SEO Basics: A Keyword Research Tutorial For Google Panda

Let’s face it, the last couple of Google Panda updates have thrown a lot of small time marketers for a loop. While Panda’s done a lot of great things for semantic searches, it’s definitely thrown a lot of websites into disarray. That’s the main reason I’m going to start a mini-series covering SEO basics for after Google Panda.

I assume that this information will remain relatively unchanged due to where I and a number of SEO experts see the world’s biggest search engine going in the near future.

I’ll leave that conjecture for another day.

Anyway, onto the main dish. Today I’m going to go over what I consider the best keyword research tutorial for Google Panda.

The Basics of Keyword Research

I’m going to make this tutorial very open for people, so I’m going to use the Google AdWords Keyword Tool and Google search engine for all of it. If you’re interested in tools that could potentially give you a leg up on a competition, then check out my posts detailing the best keyword research tools of 2013.

Anyway, here’s what my routine is for when I’m looking for new keywords to target.

First, I open up the Google AdWords Keyword Tool.

Then, I set up my environment to look similar to the picture below.

My Google AdWords Keyword Tool Setup

This is the AdWords Keyword Tool that I use for most of my small to medium-sized products during keyword research.

Next, I start brainstorming keywords. Then I search for results that have anywhere from 500 to 10,000 global monthly search results.

The brainstorming part is probably the most difficult.Get creative and feel free to look for synonyms. I use both the Keyword ideas and Ad group  Ideas features.

The last part of this process is to come up with a list of keywords that you like. At this point, you’re going to want to aim for a very, very long list of keywords because the next step is likely to cut your list in about a tenth.

Testing Your Keyword Research’s Viability

It’s not only important to have keywords that have a good number of searches, but it’s also important to be able to rank high for them. The ideal position is #1, as it’s the position that gets 20-40% of all clicks.

You’re going to go right to Google and enter your search terms. You should have your search results set to show at least the top 20 results.

You need to look for five key things:

  1. High Profile Websites
  2. High Profile Forums
  3. Yahoo! Answer Results
  4. Youtube Videos
  5. Web 2.0 Properties (Like Squidoo, Weebly, etc.)

If you’re missing the first two, then there’s a very good chance that you can rank for #1 with a moderate amount of effort.

If you’re missing four, then you should probably go after this keyword.

If you’re missing all five, then you’d be silly not to go for it. You should create these five listed things for that keyword.

Here’s What’s Different About Keyword Research With Panda

Google has shifted towards a semantic search engine. What this means is it no longer searches for the exact term “Lavender Grills”, but it now searches for every synonym of the word. In other words, you’ll see results for “Purple BBQs”, “Lavender BBQs”, and so on.

This is the reason a large number of website targeting long-tail phrases have seen rank drops. It’s also why some keyword choices are no longer viable in the ways that they used to be.

Conclusions About Keywords and Panda

That’s a bare bones insight on how I do research for keywords, and probably how most beginners should start out.

This ensures that you’ll find keywords you can rank for and that you’ll see some sort of results in a timely manner without getting discouraged. Remember that Google is changing a number of rules of the game, so stay tuned for my next update on SEO basics.

If you think that you’re prepared enough, feel free to go over to my post I detail the best keyword research tools of 2013.

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FACEBOOK WEALTH FORMULA 2.0 – Is It A Scam? A Frank Review.

Facebook Wealth Formula-2.0 ReviewedIt’s me, your guide to Frankly Making Money. Today, I want to bring to light a little-known method that can allow you to make some serious money off of one of the biggest sites on the Internet: Facebook.

Today, I’m bringing you a product that you may have heard called by many names, which includes:

  • Facebook Wealth Formula
  • Facebook Wealth Formula 2.0
  • FB Influence Formula
  • FB Influence 2.0
  • Facebook Marketing for People Who Desire Success

The methodology behind this book is simple enough that it works exquisitely for anyone new, down-on-their-luck or for those feeling like they’re facing constant failure.

That’s why the Facebook Wealth Formula is something that hits me in an area of marketing that I’m more than just familiar with. In the time I’ve spent as a full time internet marketer, I’ve encountered Facebook and had marketing success with it more than just a few times. I’ve also seen people who have been completely ruined by gimmicks placed upon it, and I’ve had mixed success with it as an advertising platform.

I’m going to talk to you about how to can become in control of your social marketing campaign with the Facebook Wealth Formula 2.0, simply because I want you to succeed.

After all, that is the point of this blog.

What is the new Facebook Wealth Formula?

It’s an e-book that was only just recently released. Like every other product on the market, the Facebook Wealth Formula promises you to put you in charge of making a five-figure income off of a social networking website.

But does it work?

Like you, I wanted to know the answer to that question, so because of that, I bought this book and decided to express in great detail just what it does for you.

Why is Marketing on Social Media So Important?

I took notice of this guide because, like it or not, Facebook is rapidly becoming one of the largest websites on the internet. That means that you can reach a good majority of the globe’s population simply by knowing how to get in touch with a group of people. Every niche you could think of is on Facebook because the people there all have problems that you can help solve.

That brings me to express another part of my reasoning for picking up this book: Facebook should be easy enough to market on that anyone can make money with it. I did so as a college under-graduate, one whom had no more than about $50 to my name at any given time.

So just imagine what you should be able to do with it with the right techniques without having to invest any more money than the tiny sum you’d have to pay for a book.

It’s an attractive thought, isn’t it?

Why Bother With This Book?

In case you want the abridged summary of what I liked about this book, then please check the list of points below.

  • The Facebook Wealth Formula teaches you the basics at a high level. You’re not just getting friends, followers and group members. You’re getting people interested in what you want to sell them.
  • You’re let in one the little-known secrets of creating effective engagement with your followers. That means you’re not just talking to your followers and hoping something works.
  • This material is from someone already successful with Facebook marketing. Multiple times, at that. You’re not just buying from some random guy claiming to be an author on the subject. You’re reading material from Amy Porterfield, a successful marketer who orchestrated successful social media campaigns for companies like Harley Davidson and Tony Robbins International.

If you want the longer explanation, then feel free to read the next section on why I wanted to read this product. If not, then please skip it. I know your time is valuable, so I want you to get to giving this product a chance as quickly as you can.

What Attracted an Already-Experienced Internet Marketer to It?

The answer is fairly simple: I wanted to learn something different. I wanted to take advantage of that “$500 a day on autopilot” promise from this product and see if I could end up making it $xx,xxx/day.

I bought the book and I was surprised by some of the interesting ideas presented in it. Essentially the premise behind the book is that by offering a product for a smaller amount of money, you can find thousands upon thousands of buyers. In order to earn $500 a day, you simply need to find 10 people willing to pay $50, 20 for $25, and 50 for $10.

None of this is really new thinking.

What surprised me is the methods in Facebook Wealth Formula that essentially increase that $10 to $50 with some users. By banking on the viral nature of Facebook, all it takes is 30 minutes a day in order to start to see profits that are rather.. extraordinary for the work involved, at times.

Needless to say, I did find success with this book. It also does require a tad bit of creativity in order to really make bank off of.

The instructions that outlined the basic method behind how to market effectively on Facebook were relatively simple. While you can’t simply go head-first into this and expect to make mounds of cash, you can build up a steady income stream that lasts for months at a time. You can build a cash flow as good as several micro niche sites, one or two authority sites, and a few other methods without having to really pay all the fees associated with SEO work.

The Bottom Line

The Facebook Wealth Formula isn’t one of those products that teaches you something and then makes a further profit by referring you to certified “services”, nor does it try to pull you on a string by promising more information from other products that you can purchase from the same author.

Imagine it. After you read this book, you just have yourself, your customers and your profits. Nobody’s try to force you to buy anything else.

That’s a sign of value and sheer quality missing from most courses available for Internet marketers.

That’s why when it comes to making money online for newbies or simply people who aren’t making a whole lot with internet marketing right now, It’s worth taking a look at the FAcebook Wealth Formula.

If you’re interested in seeing what kind of profits you can make with it, then do yourself a favor and take a look at Facebook Wealth Formula. Even if you buy it and end up just reading the book without putting a single cent of effort into the actual method described, you can gather a keen insight on how powerful social media like Facebook can be.

If you’re all the way down here, I just want to say thank you for reading all of this. This review took me quite some time to write, compose and even more time to research by testing the parts of this book that worked and why they worked as they did.

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4 Strange Tips That Will Guarantee Internet Marketing Success.

Almost everyone who has ever ventured into the field of Internet Marketing has had one thought in common when they first began. Want to know what it was? “Why am I not making any money yet?” Usually this happens are one or two days, if not one or two weeks of just being introduced to the field.

So if you’re not making money yet, you’re not alone. That’s why I’ve decided to do a quick write-up on four tips that every beginning internet marketer should be aware of because they’re what separates the people who tried and gave up from the people who are making thousands of dollars a day. The four things you need to remember are: To experiment with methods, to create realistic and achievable goals, to work towards those goals, and, above all else, to be relentless.

First, the most basic principle any internet marketer should take to heart: Develop your own ways to earn money. Almost everyone has heard the old adage “Give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day; but teach a man to fish and he’ll never go hungry.” Imagine you’re  the person trying to learn how to catch that elusive green fish. You might think “Oh, but the sea is too crowded by other people trying to fish.” or “None of these methods of fishing work anymore.” You might be right, because methods get saturated relatively quickly once they’re posted. In order to become an active fisherman, you need to develop your own ways of catching fish. How can you do this? The simplest way is to read, take in what you’ve just read, put it into practice, and then repeat depending on your results.

You can read all day that you want, but it will never make you a single cent. You can sit and think about what you’ve read all day, it will never make you a single penny. You can put what you’ve read and thought about into practice and you may or you may not reel in some cash. But if you do all of these things over and over, thinking about your successes and even your failures (which are better to be thought about as succeeding in finding “ways that do not work”, you are guaranteed to make a profit eventually.

The second big thing every beginner needs to know is to set achievable goals. There’s two types of goals: Big, long-term goals like making $4,000 per day and the small stepping stones that say how to get to that big goal. Most people can focus on making that large goal but few ever achieve it because they become burnt out and tired. The reason this happens is because they do not focus on the small goals. You cannot climb a flight of stairs without making small goals to make your way up each step. You cannot make $4,000 per day without setting the goal of making $1 per day, and then $10 per day. It’s as simple as that.

The third basic tip is that in order to achieve a goal that you have set, you must work towards that goal. It sounds absolutely absurd, but it’s as simple as that. Most internet marketers fail because they simply give up. They say, “Oh.. I’ll do it tomorrow.” or “There’s no way that works because I read it doesn’t.” Never dismiss a goal. If you need to, keep a list of ideas somewhere for a rainy day as they come to you in your mind, but always make sure to focus on one goal. If it’s a long term strategy, such as building a network of microniche blogs to profit from Adsense, work on it a bit each day and then work on something else. The overall point is to keep working because it’s the only way you will ever achieve a goal, internet marketing-related or not.

Finally, the most important tip to adhere to is as simple as three words: Never give up. If adding your own spin to a method is queen and adapting is king, then perseverance is the lifeblood that keeps a kingdom alive. It’s as simple as that. I cannot stress enough that the only way to fail at internet marketing is to give up. It’s as simple as that. Take it a step each day and you are guaranteed to find a method that works and turns a profit.

I want to share one of the single most important things I’ve ever listened to that I saw on Paulie Ciara’s blog some time ago when I was struggling to make money. It’s one of the most inspiring things I’ve ever listened to with regards to the simple goal of achieving success.

It’s a small little thing by Earl Nightingale called “The Strangest Secret in the World.” I’m not a sucker for self-improvement spiels, but this is one of the most truthful things I’ve ever heard in my life. Take it to heart, go out and work towards your goals. It’s that simple.

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