Many people join a network marketing company or sign up for affiliate programs with the hopes of making some serious money. They advertise in a few places and then wait for the money to start pouring in. When it doesn’t, they blame it on the program and quit.
I am convinced the only way to make money online is to have a consistent advertising plan. It needs to be a plan you are willing to work hard on and commit to for a selected period of time.
When making this plan, you need to do two things.
- You should pick a business that is of interest to you.
- You need to decide how long you want to work this program.
Once you decide on a time period (I recommend 6 months to a year), you must make a promise to yourself that you will not stop advertising until that time period is up. This is perhaps the most important factor in your success.
Next, you need to consider your advertising options: traffic exchanges, banner advertising, classified ads, e-mail campaigns, credit based list builders, ezine articles, posting to forums, message boards and social media, and chatting with others who are interested in what you have to offer. Now you see the many possible advertising avenues you can choose from. I recommend doing all of them. It may sound like a lot of work, but when broken down into a plan, it is not.
One possible plan may look like this:
- Traffic Exchanges – 1 hour per day.
- Credit Based List Builder – Send email promo to 5 list builders.
- Post 15 classified ads per day.
- Make 5 posts to a message board, forum or facebook per day.
- Submit an article once per week to an ezine.
This all can be accomplished by spending 2-3 hours per day. You will be surprised how much you get done when you have a plan. You may also choose whether you will work 5 or 6 days per week. Make a checklist for each day of the week, and mark each task off as you finish it. That will keep you on focus, and will make you feel good that you are one step closer to reaching your goal.
If you would like a good place to advertise your banner ads, I recommend Crazy About Banners. For a low, low one time only fee of just $20, CAB gives you 2 banner ads for life, and 2 text ads for life. You can change your banner and text ads when and as often as you want to. With your membership at CAB you also get full page log-in ads with 1000 page views on us so you can really showcase your business.
Make a commitment to your new plan and don’t get involved in any other programs until your current programs are making you money consistently. Don’t give up. Sticking with this plan will significantly improve your success.
Remember, Advertise, Advertise, Advertise.