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The following is a partial list of Internet Marketing guides from my personal library. Some are free and some are well worth their reasonable price. I've downloaded and/or purchased hundreds of products online, but these guides are among the few that I personally recommend:
- SEO, Search Engine Optimization
This should be required reading for ANYone working online: SEOFastStart by Dan Thies. It's FREE, it's less than 100 pages, and it will teach you how to structure your content and develop your website - in addition to teaching you everything you need to know about SEO and getting tons of free traffic from the search engines.
Who better to learn from than THE Problogger himself? Darren Rowse has been blogging professionally for more than 7 years, and is an icon of the blogging industry. 31 Days to Build A Better Blog is a workbook you can download instantly for only $19.95. Don't spend $97 on an ebook from someone who doesn't even blog!
You can also download my own free report on how to write a blog. I have been blogging full-time for more than 5 years myself, so my report and my recommendation for Darren's workbook come from experience.
- Affiliate Marketing
The very first ebook I ever bought online was the Super Affiliate Handbook by Rosalind Gardner. I had been doing affiliate marketing since the late 90's, but only on the side. I was ready to take it to the next level so I downloaded and devoured Rosalind's guide. I am now a highly sought-after Super Affiliate. Enough said ;)
If you're interested in affiliate marketing, download Super Affiliate Handbook and also SEOFastStart above. I do ZERO paid advertising or PPC marketing on Google Adwords. All of my traffic is free using a combination of Rosalind & Dan's methods.
- Writing Reports / Info Products
The majority of my sales online come from two methods: SEO & short reports. Whether you sell your own products (physical or digital), or you promote products as an affiliate, creating your own reports is very profitable. I really struggled with this until I downloaded Write That Report! It's only $7, and it gives you a very simple outline to follow. I had my first report written in no time, and have been earning great money with this model ever since!
I also recommend PLR Secrets (free). This report is by Nicole Dean and Jimmy D. Brown on how to use PLR to create a money-making small reports business. If you're going to write reports (and you should!) you'll want to read both.
Most events are total pitch-fests. Meaning they just get you there so they can try to sell you high-ticket products. Don't waste your time! The one event I would recommend is the Niche Affiliate Marketing Workshop (or NAMS for short) which takes place in Atlanta, GA twice a year. This is the one event where I teach and personally help people get started in affiliate marketing. Definitely attend if you can!
If you're looking for a how-to guide on a specific internet marketing strategy and you did not find your answer here, click over to our Internet Marketing Forum and just ask - we'll let you know what we've read or used, and point you in the right direction!