Archive for April, 2010

The Importance of Following Your Passion

Often times when people start out trying to make money online, they tend to go for the big niches just because they are popular and/or pay a lot of money–even if they have absolutely no interests in the particular market.  If you are one of those marketers (or thinking about becoming one of those marketers, don’t!  It will only come back to bite you in the end (speaking from personal experience)!

There are a number of reasons I say this.  First, the reality is that you can make money promoting just about anything under the sun, nowadays.  If you have a passion for something chances are someone else does, too.  We have a saying in the IM community, “If there’s a magazine, there’s a niche (market).  You can be into cars, electronics, gardening, dating/relationships, learning foreign languages, hunting, fishing…

Secondly (and most importantly), if you don’t have a passion for something, you are not going to stick with it.  Truth be told, all those gurus you hear about making it big are able to do so because they are passionate for that they do and stick with it.  When you have a passion for something, it’s not work, it’s fun!  Actors act because they love it.  Through their passion comes the work ethic they need to achieve their goals and ultimately make money.

Following your passion allows you to “have your cake and eat it, too, so to speak.  It’s the best of both worlds.  You get to love what you love (and would ordinary be doing for free) and make bank at the same time!  What’s better than that?!?  If you are ready to follow your passion and make mad cash, check out my Dude I Hate My Job review.

Looking to Make Some Fast Cash?

If you want to make it big online, there is no denying that your overall/long-term goal should be to take the necessary steps to build a solution foundation through have your own website or blog.  The trouble with this is that it takes some time to build and get off the ground–just like any other business.

The question then becomes “What I am supposed to do in the meantime?”  In this day and age, you don’t really have the luxury of sitting around and waiting for sales to come in months down the line.  You need to have some kind of money coming in to not only invest in your empire but to motivate you and reassure yourself that you are on the right path.

Well, there is good news!  The one and only “international super affiliate” Ewen Chia of Autopilot Profits fame is releasing his latest creation called Fast Track Cash on April 28 that teaches you multiple methods of bringing in quick cash using FREE methods that goes far beyond the usual while you are building your business.  Fortunately, you don’t have to wait until the 28th to get access!  Learn more by visiting my Fast Track Cash review.

As an internet marketer, your number one goal is to make money, and there is no denying that being able to bring in highly-targeted traffic has a direct impact on your sales.  I, however, received an e-mail over the weekend from a “guru” that caused me to re-think my perspective and the mindset of many internet marketers.

In the e-mail, he more of less noted that bring in traffic and making sales isn’t just about making money.  It’s about building relationships.  The more I thought about it, I was like, “He is so right!”  Let me explain.  Whenever you make a significant amount of sales for a product owner, you will get noticed by the merchant/product owner.  Not only will they want to know who you are, but there are perks as well.

If the product owner or merchant is well-known in your industry, this will automatically boost your credibility and having other people coming to you in order to promote their products (instead of the other way around).  Many times, you will get free access to their products and perhaps even bonuses and larger commission percentages not available to regular affiliates.

The moral of this story is that if you wish there were a way for you to get your foot in the door with your favorite internet marketing mentor (and perhaps free stuff to boot), you can build a relationship with them by bringing in traffic and making sales.  (This is yet another reason to promote high-quality stuff that you would use yourself.)