This question is for you ìnewbiesî out there. Ok, so youëve entertained the thought that you might want to be involved in or at least checkout the wide wide world of Online Marketing! Soon enough the question arises, will I need my own website? Or, does this mean Iíll have to have a website? This may even be expressed with some trepidation.
One of the reasons Iím discussing this question is due to some marketing opportunities being offered on the web or elsewhere that use the pitch: îno website neededî. Whatís the reality here? Are there ways to make money online that donít require the operator to have a website? Well, yes there are, but after you hear about them you may think theyíre not what you were referring to. First,
Trading the financial markets
If you know what youíre doing and have enough trading capital, yes, you can be quite successful trading a market(s) and no you wonít need your own website. Iíll bet you werenít thinking of this.
Auction selling as in eBay.
As a part time activity it definitely qualifies, As a modest full time activity it might qualify. The truth of the matter is that the most successful auction type sellers usually do have their own websites and online stores.
So, where does the ìno website neededî pitch come from? First, it seems to come from sources that have limited experience online themselves and are therefore not credible sources. Next, it seems to come from sources that are using it as a marketing ploy to get the business of persons who are ìfaint of heartî or only marginally suitable to become online marketers themselves. One could say that it is being used as a sort of ìhalf-truthî bait.
There are online marketing techniques that can be used without a website. However, experience will usually show, that most of these same techniques can be used even more effectively with your own website. Usually, maximum effect, with the least required effort, is what most online marketers are striving for.
Not coincidentally, our FREE 12 hour course, offered below, includes a section with exacting steps and instructions on creating your own website! You could buy a course on web site creation, but why not take ours for FREE? (Itís only one section of our 12 hour course.)
What will your online marketing activities include? Physical products, info products, products or services offered as an affiliate? All of these will have greater profit opportunities if you have a website that you control to promote your online marketing efforts. My best advice is to seek out the skills you need for online marketing and GO FOR IT! The rewards are well worth it.