The Best Internet Marketing Training Program Online

Are you wondering what the best internet marketing training program online is? Well I have to say, being an internet marketing consultant, I’ve came across a wide variety of programs out there. I’ve being practicing online marketing since 2004, so I’ve seen the old school gurus, and the new school heroes of today’s current time. And I can honestly say, the program quality is VASTLY different.

The old school internet marketing training programs aren’t as software and technologically driven as today’s programs are. Back in the day, you would learn hard hitting strategies that really improved your website sales immediately. I want to share a personal story about a free internet marketing program I came across while I was in college – and it changed my life completely.

So I was in college trying my best to make money in between classes, and I was doing the direct linking method of marketing. Back then you had traditional pay per click advertising search engines such as Overture, MSN Adcenter, and Google AdWords. Those were the top 3 – before Yahoo and MSN (currently Bing) merged. So I was in college linking directly to my ugly sales letter page, and getting no results. Well actually, the only results I was getting was bad results.

I read every single article you could think of, and I came across a guy named Terry Dean. I read his article, was intrigued, and saw a link for a free book he had. The book was called something like, “10 Quick And Easy Ways To Boost Your Website Sales In A Week” (or something like that). I read it, and it changed my entire marketing completely.

1 week after implementing his ideas and applying changes to my website, I got my first 2 sales ever. I fell out of my chair. I couldn’t believe it. I said this “internet thing” is real and I wanted more. Now fast forward to this day of age and the internet marketing training that I see is ridiculous. Everybody has a new secret or a new technique. Everybody’s trying to get rich overnight WITHOUT a website.

There are a lot of internet marketing training programs these days that teach people to get started with affiliate marketing and just “share” their link on Facebook, forums, and search engines. This doesn’t work, and the old school marketers look at these promotional tactics and authors as if they are scammers. Why do I use the word “scammer”? Well it’s simple.

Everywhere you go, everyone has a “new” way of doing something. Everything has to be faster, better, and more supreme than the proven way of making money. This is why so many people fail, because they think they can just put up a website, put their link into an autoblaster, and get rich overnight. It doesn’t work like that. Even worst is when people join an affiliate network, sign up to promote a particular product, and then just blast their affiliate link all over the place.

And yes, there are high priced internet marketing training programs that advise this kind of marketing. It’s frightening isn’t it? It makes new age marketers like myself look bad and frowned upon, because my methods work, and it doesn’t take a genius to implement them and see results. Whenever you come across an internet marketing training program, you have to keep an eye out for a few things.

You should look to see if the person has something free to offer you – to sample. This way you can “test drive” their expertise, and take a peek to see what they have to say. Then you should be able to take what you’ve learned from their free sample, and be able to apply it to your business. This is crucial, because just because you pay for an internet marketing program, doesn’t mean you’re going to learn the important stuff.

There’s a well-known marketer online (who’s name I won’t disclose) who had an online business program. He had tons of testimonials from people who used his strategies and were making thousands of dollars per month. Some of them were making thousands of dollars per day. Actually… some of them were making over $10,000 per day – and they attributed their success to this guy’s course.

So I bought the course for $39 (out of intrigue), and what did I find? I found a glorified sales pitch to purchase his $995 “advanced course” about making money on the internet. The material in the course that I bought only talked about why most people aren’t making money online, and how people promote products that they want to promote – INSTEAD of selling what people are looking for.

Who doesn’t know that? What business owner would sell something that nobody desires? This is simple market research. So I bought the $39 course and was highly disappointed, and quite mad because of the testimonials that I saw that were associated with this course. So these are some of the games and gimmicks some of the new age “gurus” like to play in order to boost their bank account, and take advantage of people.

So this was certainly not the best internet marketing training program I’ve seen. The old age internet marketer’s actually delivered when it came to value, and that is why they are legendary and are in the “hall of fame” of marketing. Nowadays you can go to YouTube and find over 100 gurus who have an internet marketing “success system” that is unique from everybody else’s. If you take a look at the ads, they all sound the same. And when you buy the products, most of them is just rehashed information.

There are a lot internet marketing training programs on the internet, and you can’t trust just anybody. If you’re going to follow someone, make sure they have a real website – and not just an ugly affiliate link. Make sure they have an email newsletter that you can subscribe to and learn from. Make sure they have training articles and free materials that you can learn from. Make sure you can reach them by email and via social media. And make sure they are current and on top of the latest trends in the internet marketing industry.

Meaning and Marketing – The Trigger

In previous articles under “Meaning and Marketing”, we have learned about the verb “To Be” and that the name of God is I AM.

Stephen Hawkings, the world’s greatest mathematician, and author of several books on science and the Universe, was more or less a bum during his university years in England and some years thereafter. I think he liked to drink.

Everybody knew he had the GIFT and so did he. He just wasn’t using it. But then he contracted Lou Gehig’s Disease and that got him moving.

What was the difference? Hawkings now faced a MUST and for him –he knew — it was now or never. And this MUST has kept him amazingly alive for many years.

Hawkings was facing a Moral Imperative!

Scarlett O’Hara in the book and movie, “Gone with the Wind”, is another example. However, she didn’t have a MUST, not really. She manufactured one. Her’s and Margaret Mitchell’s words will ring out forever – - “By God, I’ll never be hungry again!”

Or did she say, “I’ll never eat radishes again!?”

Her link was “Tara” – the Land. But, of course, her link was more than that. It was Ashley Wilkes. She could care less about Rhett Buttler.

Whatever her true links are, they were extremely active in her conscious and sub-conscious will and Scarlett literally storms the gates of Heaven with her demands and I AM is impressed. So are we.

Never mind that she is a louse. In the end she will find her true SELF and, to her amazement, her true love — Rhett Butler. So will you.

If you don’t face a MUST, you can always manufacture one — if you want to, as Scarlett did. Don’t be fooled. She could have gotten by on radishes, pinto beans, and settled for much less, as most of her neighbors did after the Civil War. She could have lived a very ordinary and miserable life for herself and future family. But that’s not what she wanted, was it? That’s not what she willed.

A MUST is a Moral Imperative. It’s now or never. You’ve got to get moving and you know it.

What is it you want? Why were you born? What is your destiny? You can only know and find out by allowing your “wheels to hit the road.”

Your Domain is — YourHighestandYourBest.com

This is the same as — YouAre.com

(See Article: “Meaning and Marketing: The Links”)

Now let’s pretend YOU ARE 10 pounds of Pure Uranium and fashion you into a perfect solid ball about 5″ in diameter and let’s surround you in an amazingly well fortified container and pack you in a powerful explosive.

When the explosive is triggered, the force of the explosion will be directed inward and not outward and compact you at all points a fraction of a second about 5 tons per pixel. The Chain Reaction

is then ignited within the sphere of YOURSELF. After that, it’s 10,000,000 degrees Fahrenheit in all directions.

Now this is an almost infinitely tiny explosion compared to our Mrs. Patricia Smith (“Eye of the Storm” Article) whose body plus the Door at the speed of light squared was the size of a proton with a mass of 239lbs. I AM used her to fashion a brand new universe. What will I AM do with you?

Do you and I really have that kind of power? Yes, we do, if we gain weight.

But what seems impossible physically is always possible in our WILLS and in our Imaginations – if we want it to be. And that’s all it takes.

Go ahead. Deny yourself your WILL and your Imagination. But to do so is an excuse, and an excuse is always immoral. And so many people choose to be immoral: not having any direction, meaning, or purpose, and so they just get by from day to day. That’s all they do. It’s a smart, safe, but a sad way to live.

So if you are in the category of someone who wishes to live by your Will and Imagination — and I am assuming that you are — what are you going to use for your explosive material?

Use your Links! I have dozens, even hundreds. Here are some of my links and I am showing you this just to show you what a link looks like:

“The King of the Golden River” by John Ruskin, a short story which I read in the 2nd. grade;

The death of Ben in Thomas Wolf’s book, “Look Homeward Angel”.

Task Force FAITH on the East side of the Chosin Reservoir in the Epic Korean War Battle, Nov. 27 to Dec. 8, 1950.

Movies:

“Moll Flanders” – a model of endurance and true character.

“Solaris” – You will know the price of LOVE.

Music:

“A Banquet of Voices”, The Cambridge Singers “Vivaldi Concerti” and Baroque Trumpet Music, Nimbus Records, Nimbus Records #7012

My own real life stories:

The Roller Derby

The Horseshoe Tournament

The Fat Man at the Swimming Pool

The Mile Run

The Penny – (3 very recently found)

People – My Heroes… I have dozens and so do you. But how about this one for starters:

MyhighestAndMyBest.com/LanceArmstrong

Special Numbers that have meaning only for me: $17.01 & $21.01 (the ladder added in the last week)

Etc, etc, etc…

There is a story behind all my Links. These are the very best kind of Links — the ones with a story behind them, from your very own life.

BUT YOU DON’T NEED ANY OF MY LINKS. USE YOUR OWN!

Look for your own, find your own – anything that has special meaning for you and that empowers you. Open your eyes. They are everywhere!

Surround yourself with YOUR links to your past and present and use them as explosives to blast yourself to a much better future for you and your loved ones. Click on any one of YOUR OWN links and your will and you should arrive at the same place: YOU and your Destiny.

YouAre.com

YourHighestAndYourBest.com

Click on these links and you should arrive or ought to arrive at your Ultimate Link:

TheKingdomofIAM.com

You don’t believe in GOD? Then just pretend that God is the verb “To Be” and think of God as the way you use the verb “To Be” and all words in your language — as the way and the means you use to communicate with others. Therefore, every time you use your language, you will be acknowledging it’s true Source.

If God — I AM — is anything, S/he is communication. Therefore, let us not fail to communicate. After all, this is what Marketing is all about, isn’t it?

NOW YOU LACK ONLY ONE THING: A Trigger!!!

The Trigger is your Moral Imperative.

What is a Trigger? A Trigger can be one of two things: (1) Someone or Something that royally angers you. (2) Someone or something that has exhilarated you and brought to you a very special JOY.

When Jesus of Nazareth grew up in Galilee, he looked around him and saw plenty to anger him. And it is the same with you and me. When we look around us, what do we see and what do we care about? And do we not feel a similar anger sometimes?

But we can use our anger as a trigger, as many great people have already done. There are dozens of causes that elicit our anger. Choose one and go with it and use YOUR anger as the Trigger.

But in truth, the ladder (No. 2 — Joy) may be the best kind of trigger because it has more force and power and you might as well “go for the Gold” in your trigger. This is what many artists have done. Goethe is just one example.

Unfortunately, LOVE as a trigger has to do with “Unrequited Love”, as in the case of Scarlett O’Hara, but it is one of the most powerful and energizing forces in the world if you want to make use of it. If you don’t make use of it, it can destroy you.

Whom or what have you lost that you cannot recover? Instead of investing your life in sadness and regret and sometimes suicide, turn all that energy around and use it as your Trigger.

The only way you can recover what you have lost is by reforming yourself, by re-imagining yourself. When you find your true self, you will have recovered, not only what you have lost, but also much more. You will be and shall become a New Creation.

Your point right now is not to succeed, but to begin. To begin, you must have a Trigger — a Moral Imperative — and the best Trigger is unrequited love.

But if you don’t have that, unrequited love, then the other kind will do.

Don’t be fooled by Scarlett O’Hara. When she was reaching for the gold, she was mostly reaching for Ashley Wilks. She had a

double trigger! She had two triggers. She had both kinds.

Now that you have your TRIGGER — YouAre.com/Ashley — it’s time to take cover with your compatriots in your foxholes, to join hands, and to pray.

Who is there to pull the Trigger? YOU ARE. Use your WILL.

(See Article 3: “Meaning and Marketing: The Will”)

It’s now Six Trillion, Trillion Degrees and the force of the blast is moving at speeds that trouble the imagination…

(See Article 2: “Meaning and Marketing: The Eye of the Storm”)

Have a good life. Find yourself. In finding your TRUE SELF, you will find your TRUE LOVE and the world in you and around you will never be the same again.

Who knows? Your Unrequited Love may even come to visit you, but only after you have made some money, a whole lot of money. And then, if you want to — but I hope you will not want to — you can tell him/her where to go.

You are a Network Marketer. You do want to make a lot of money, don’t you? Isn’t that what you want? Isn’t that what you WILL?

If not, then why are you in Marketing?

Since your are in Marketing, you might as well go for the Gold. If it was good enough for Scarlett O’Hara, it’s good enough for me.

And besides all that, I have some “loves” to recover. Don’t you?

Go ahead! Pull the Trigger! Begin!

The best way to read this article is in sequence with the other articles in this series under “Meaning and Marketing”: (1) The Hurricane; (2) The Eye of the Storm; (3) The Will; (4) The Links; (5) The Trigger

“The Sorrows of Young Werther” by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, Intro by Michael Hulse, Penquin Literature;

E=MC(uppercase2), a book about Einstein’s most famous mathematical formula

Paul Snell lives with his wife, Jean, and younger son, Steven, and their dog Blackie in Lexington, NC. He is a former minister in the Presbyterian Church USA and has been in Network Marketing full time since 2002. Paul, at the age of 61, has recently been diagnosed as Bi-Polar with A.D.D. as a minor component. He, with the encouragement of his great mentors at the Power Shift Loop, is an advocate for the treatment of mental illnesses — all kinds, including substance abuse.

Direct Marketing isn’t all Brute Force

There are so many metrics surrounding direct marketing. So many facts, figures, test results and other sundry measurements.

It’s tempting to think the only thing that matters with direct marketing copy is to get the tried and tested elements in place.

If that were the case, you would be able to buy DM copywriting software.

You would just enter a few lines of information about your product – price, offer and audience – and the software would draw on a database of thousands of previous, proven DM letters and ads. Press Enter and you would have near-perfect copy delivered to your screen in the blink of an eye.

Sounds cool, eh?

The trouble is, the ‘metrics’ approach to direct response writing – whether written by you or a machine – limits your potential considerably.

One major attribute of every good direct response piece is how it touches its audience at a personal level. Great DM speaks to us as individuals. It touches our hopes, fears and ambitions. It makes us feel, it makes us ‘want’.

And by that, I’m not talking about the ‘smack-em-in-mouth’ approach. As in, “If your life isn’t insured, your children could end up on the streets”. Or, “Get out of debt in 30 minutes”. I don’t think our industry is served well by manipulating the fears of decent people. Or over-promising in any way.

>> An example of DM copy that touches the reader

A long time ago I was given the job of beating a control brochure that was selling a book on the subject of US forces in Vietnam.

I changed nothing except the captions under the photos.

I remember one photo that showed an American ‘Tunnel Rat’ about to enter one of the Viet Cong’s tunnel systems. A scary job, to say the least. The existing caption said something like, “At the entrance of a tunnel system”.

There are two things wrong with this caption. First, it is redundant, telling you nothing the photo itself doesn’t already communicate. Second, it fails to ‘touch’ the reader in any way.

It’s a long time ago, but my rewrite was something like this, “Tunnel Rat tenses before plunging into the darkness”.

What I wrote was probably much better than that. I spent a lot of time on that brochure. But hopefully you get the point. What I did was use words that said something the photo alone didn’t express. I also put the reader in the mind of the soldier. To some small degree. I simply wrote in a way that engaged the reader’s emotions.

Good DM writing does that all the time.

And yes, the new brochure beat control.

>> How this applies to the Web

When it comes to touching your reader on a personal level, the web offers more opportunity and potential than any other mass medium. Online, people respond immediately and positively to any sense that a web site has a personal voice. People love that someone is ‘there’.

Where can you add these personal touches? Where can you reach people on an emotional level? Just about anywhere in the text. In headlines, subheads, body text or links.

(By the way, don’t start writing captions for all the images on your site. In a print brochure people generally look at the photos first, and then read the captions second. Not so online. Visitors to web sites look at the text first. They want to know if your site will give them what they are looking for.)

You’ll be most successful with this personal approach if you use a light touch. Put the verbal hammer and exclamation points away. There’s no need to shout. Just make sure the text sounds like it was written by a living, breathing, feeling human being. Don’t just state the facts…write in a way that touches the reader’s emotions. Help them feel it, not just read it.

Things really begin to fly when you combine the proven principles of direct marketing with the personal potential of the web.