Internet Marketing Confusion Shows Online SEO StrategyIf you’ve ever considered starting your own website and even more making money with that website you may think you could just follow a few of the popular bloggers and everything would just magically come together.   The truth is starting a website has become a really tough thing these days.

Now I’m not talking about the technical end of things but rather the marketing end of things.  When it comes down to it their are tons of other websites out there and if you think your idea has never been thought of before think again.   The web has become a crowded and noisy place and it’s only going to get worse.

Today, in order to stand out and be successful you need the right tools and more importantly the right mentors to guide you in the right direction.  That’s why in today’s episode I’m going to talk about the 3 internet marketing courses that I recommend that will guide you to success.

These are all course that I’ve personally dealt with at one point or another, in fact I’m still in two of them to this day.  When it comes down to it mentors will put you on the fast track to success like I mentioned in last weeks episode when I covered the 7 things you should be looking for before you join an internet marketing course.

Finally, most importantly these courses have some great vibrant communities behind them and that alone is worth the cost to join them.

So check out this weeks episode and share your comments below.

In This Episode…

  • Learn about the 3 internet marketing courses that helped me earn over $30,000 online.
  • Get an inside look at what each course specifically offers and how they can benefit you.
  • Find out which course I recommend as the best course to be a part of and why.

3 Internet Marketing Courses I Recommend

  • The School Of Internet Marketing.  This course covers some very in depth topics from getting your site up and running to starting your very own affiliate program.
  • Fizzle. The is a newer course that just came out in the last few years but they cover tons of topic and even have some of the top people online teaching them.
  • Internet Business Mastery Academy. In you learn exactly what it takes to create and start your own online freedom business from things like lifestyle design to attracting qualified buyers.

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Wrapping Up

In the end it’s these 3 courses that have helped me earn some great part time money but this also doesn’t mean I’m going to stop learning.

In fact I feel learning is something that never stops and is always going on in our lives.  Now obviously these 3 programs may not be the right fit for you and that’s OK.

Take the time to do your research and find a course that matches what you are looking to learn more about right now. I’ve given you a good start of things to look for so what are you waiting for take action and do it now.

Finally, if you get a chance subscribe to my podcast and leave a review which you can do over in iTunes and Stitcher. Check out the links below and do that now.

Thanks for listening and I will see you in the next episode.

I need moneyThere’s never a good time to run out of money, is there? If there was, people would be able to eke out their cash until that perfect time when it was fine to not have any. But, there’s no good time to run out of money.

More than this, trying to secure a bank loan nowadays is like trying to get blood from a bank manager-shaped stone. In fact, it’s probably even more difficult.

After the financial meltdown of 2008, banks have been somewhat reticent to dish out loans to companies that look shaky. Ironically, it’s the fading companies that need money the most.

As the banks shut themselves off, however, numerous other doors have opened, creating a previously niche portion of the finance sector known as alternative funding.

Over the past couple of years, this field has muscled it way into the mainstream, with crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and factoring companies grabbing headlines and giving SMEs the finance they need to thrive.

But, what other alternatives are on offer to you if you’re looking to sidestep the banks and keep your SME afloat?

Grab Cash From The Government

The government usually plays host to a raft of funding opportunities in numerous business sectors, including the arts, technology and pretty much anything that could be a shot in the arm for the economy.

Naturally, the process of gaining a government grant requires a little bit of give and take, meaning you might have to compromise on a few of your business aims to fit the remit of the grant in question.

A vast number of these grants are opening up to meet the needs of SMEs, meaning that one to suit your business needs is inevitable.

Win Big At A Competition

There are always tons of competitions open to businesses that have strong ideas and even stronger business plans. Generally, these are set up by larger companies to facilitate and nurture smaller enterprises that could aid them in the future.

Competitions such as Shell Springboard, for example, offer up to £330,000 for a lucky winner, while also granting a company the prestige of winning a top prize.

Get A Partner Who’ll Keep Schtum

It’s never easy to share success with someone else, but in business sharing the responsibilities of funding with a partner can allow you more freedom than you’d necessarily get from a bank.

With a partner who’ll facilitate your project with cash, you’ll also gain a sounding board who you can bounce ideas off and maybe even gain some sage advice from.

If you’re still not keen on the idea, then you could possibly even consider a silent partner, who’ll pony up cash and keep their nose out of your business affairs.

Crowd Funding

The last options to consider is crowd funding.  Whether you are looking to start a business or something to improve your financial well being crowd funding can be a great way to achieve this.

With sites like Kickstarter all you have to do is sign up for an account, share your story on why you want to raise the money, and if you can raise the money you need you will get it all.

Think of it like people who want to invest in your opportunity and they can give even just $1 to help you out and in return you may give them something for helping.

In fact I recently heard of a group of people who started a conference with crowd funding and people donated a certain amount got something like a T-Shirt, while others who donated more got a ticket to attend that conference.

So when it comes down to it the opportunities are there you just have to be willing to look for them and best of all you don’t have to deal with a bank or lender and there hard lending rules.

Sow what are your thoughts?  Have you ever considered any of these funding ideas?

internet marketing word cloudIn this episode of the Stumble Forward Podcast I talk about the 7 things you should look for before you join an internet marketing course.  I recently just joined my seventh, yes you heard me right, seventh internet marketing course and over the years of doing this I’ve learned a lot of things.

I’ve learned what key things need to be in place in order to find the course that will not only help you grow your online business but also to help you solve the specific needs that your business offers.

Now I must admit I’ve joined some great courses over the years and I’ve also joined some really bad courses and the one thing that I can tell you that makes the biggest difference is how much research you do before you join that will determine how successful things will be later.

So check out the episode now.

In This Episode…

  • Learn how to pick the right internet marketing  course that fits your needs.
  • Learn what is a good price top pay for for an online marketing course.
  • Learn what the biggest benefit is to joining an online marketing course.
  • Learn how I research courses before I join them.
  • Learn about the two basic types of courses out there and which one is right for you.

7 Things You Should Know Before You Join An Internet Marketing

  • Choose a program that fills a specific issue you are dealing with.  Determining what you really need to know before you join a course.
  • What formats does the course offer.  Is the course all video, audio, or just text, or does the course offer all three of these options.
  • Consider who is doing the training.  Knowing who is doing the training is very important, because you always want to be learning from the best. On top of that learn how I evaluate courses before I join them.
  • Consider the cost and guarantees.  When you join a course it’s very important to understand how the cost plays a role in it as well, and do they offer a guarantee.
  • Is the program continually updating and adding new content. Courses that are not up to date may be giving outdated info that could be hurting your business.
  • Is the course offer a specific direction.  Joining course that are more step by step and take you through the process tend to be much more helpful.
  • Does the course have a strong community behind it. Finally, what kind of community does the course have.  Are they inviting and helpful or are they just looking to benefit themselves?  Knowing these things upfront will help you in the long run.

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Wrapping Up

Wrapping up joining an internet marketing course can be a big decision that is also a big investment, and if you want to pick the right course that meets your needs and helps you accomplish your goals you need to take the time to do the research or it could cost you big.

Finally, if you get a chance subscribe to my podcast and leave a review which you can do over in iTunes and Stitcher. Check out the links below and do that now.

Thanks for listening and I will see you in the next episode.