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How To Find The Best Internet Marketing Training
So you want to be an Internet Marketer? You want to be your own boss. You want to set your own hours and work from the comfort of your own home, no matter where in the world you choose to live. You simply want the freedom working on the web gives you.
Realistically, the only major obstacle in your way is a good solid training or education in how online marketing really works.
So just how does one earn a living online?
No doubt you have heard all the over-hyped stories of how some nearly comatose dim-wit with just a few functioning brain cells makes a financial killing online. Or how some geeky high school kid working on a computer in his parent's basement, cracks the formula for making big bucks on the net.
However, if you can dismiss all the bogus claims and see through all the marketing hype, you will find thousands upon thousands of very ordinary people quietly working on the web and making a very decent living from the comfort of their own homes.
All of them had to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to become part of this new cyber workforce. Each one had to obtain a good education or training in order to make the web work for them. They had to discover the techniques and methods of making a website or online business produce revenue 24/7/365, earning income automatically even while they're sleeping.
Different Ways To Earn Online Income
Complicating the whole process is the fact that there are countless ways to earn income on the web. You can build websites and earn money thru advertising, you can sell your own products or services, you can do affiliate marketing and sell other people's products, you can become a consultant and sell your expertise, you can work the eBay system, you can do Google arbitrage buying and selling traffic... these are just a few of the countless ways you can earn a living online.
One obvious fact still remains - you have to learn this stuff. You have to know how all this works. You have to obtain an Internet marketing training or education.
Like any profession it is best to learn from someone who is actually pursuing that profession, simply learn your trade from another reputable online marketer. Unfortunately, this can be a virtual minefield if you're not careful in your choice of educator you may end up wasting a lot of time and money on foolish 'get-rich-quick' programs and useless info products that you will never use.
With this thought fresh in your mind, here are some of the most worthwhile teachers and training courses you might consider. All of these have earned solid reputations for producing effective online marketing products and courses.
These should make the top of your short list:
Ken Evoy & SBI
Ken Evoy and his whole Site Build It system. A comprehensive online marketing system that takes even the most complete novice and shows them step-by-step how to build a web business. Sometimes referred to as "The Full Monty Of eMarketing!" You can now take the SBI training in over 18 universities and colleges.
Brad Callen and his SEO and Keyword Elite products. For the professional marketer Brad has not only developed some of the best marketing tools, he has created a whole series of training lessons with videos, ebooks and podcasts as bonus incentives to buy his Bryxen Software products.
John Reese with his Traffic Secrets gained notoriety in online marketing circles by selling over a million dollars in just one day. Recently, John has devoted his time around Income.com which offers many great free training products.
Joel Comm with his Adsense line of products, plus the first reality show for online marketers: The Next Internet Millionaire. This reality type concept had to happen with Internet marketing and Joel is bringing in some top names including Armand Morin, Mike Filsaime and Mark Joyner who is often referred to as the Godfather of Internet marketing.
Marlon Sanders and his whole line of Higher Response Marketing products including the Amazing Formula. Another one of the pioneers of Internet marketing and a great source to learn how to market on the web.<
Neil Shearing with his Scamfreezone products is another remarkable online teacher. With a PHD and British background, Neil is often credited with bringing a high level of professionalism to the often over-hyped arena of Internet marketing.
Jim Daniels with BizWeb2000 is another marketer who has built up a solid following on the web. One of the first marketers in the States to popularize working full-time online.
Kenneth A. McArthur
Kenneth A. McArthur with Affiliate Showcase and his Learning Folders. Ken is also one of the top JV (Joint Venture) experts on the web with his jvAlert site.
Other Training Sources
Then there are others such as Janet Wilson (Empowerism), Mike Merz (Im4newbies), Micheal Green (Howtocorp), Stone Evans (The Home Biz Guy), Brad Fallon (Stomper & FreeIQ) and Yanek Silver (33 Days To Online Profits).
Of course, these are just the top names that spring to mind and they are good starting points for anyone wishing to explore Internet marketing. In addition, you must realize many large companies are now getting involved in training webmasters and marketers on how to earn online.
Google offers extensive information with their webmaster tools as well as their Adwords and Adsense programs. Don't overlook Google as your major source of online training. For those willing to learn, Google gives any marketer invaluable free information and tools in which to monetize their sites. Google Analytics should be consider as the online marketer's primer.
Large affiliate networks like Commission Junction, LinkShare, ClickBank, Shareasale... should also be considered as valuable learning resources for the online marketer. These companies will help you succeed with your promotions and marketing.
Likewise, the major PPC (Pay Per Click) advertising companies will offer valuable tools and training. Yahoo!Marketing (Overture) Microsoft Adcenter and Google Adwords all offer excellent resources to help the online marketer proceed in the right direction.
In addition, there are companies like Web CEO which offer training products not only to individuals but also to companies as well, helping over 360,000+ businesses in 124 countries and counting.
Take The Backdoor!
Perhaps, in the final analysis, any person wishing to learn Internet marketing can draw a hands-on training from any of theses individuals or companies listed above. Also remember, acquiring training from these parties does not have to cost you a fortune for almost all have a convenient backdoor. They offer affiliate programs which you can join at no cost and most will train you how to market their products, offering you a valuable education in online marketing in the process.
The prudent student will no doubt take information from many of the sources listed above and proceed with the one that suits their own personality and working habits. For in the end, unlike traditional jobs of the past, becoming a full-time online marketer is all about satisfying your own needs and objectives.
It's all about building a lifestyle that offers you the freedom to pursue your own goals and interests in whatever location you choose to live. Internet marketing offers everyone, regardless of age or background an equal opportunity, to obtain a part or full-time income from the web. Earning a living simply doesn't get any better than this....
The author is a former teacher and artist who now works full-time online and runs two niche sites on Internet Marketing. If you're trying to start a web business why not try these excellent free training manuals and videos: Free Marketing Courses Copyright © 2007 Titus Hoskins.
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