Yesterday I interviewed Luis Torres from marketing-business-review.com about his activity in internet marketing. From the interview you can learn how to be a successful internet marketer. Here’s the interview:
I got into IM in November 2007, but I were in the internet since
September 2006. I got into this niche after learning a lot of strategies
from the “Guru´s”, then I just begin to love IM and decide I can help
beginners so they can start to make money online faster than it took me.
Depends, I have used most of the strategies, but If you are in a budget
and have more time than money then Social Networks will give you Free
Traffic, this is actually where I begun to use before to switching to
adwords and other paid ads like Bidvertiser. The best Social site to
increase your visitors for free for me was Entrecard.com and the best I
had found to promote anything it is Twitter.com, everybody or at least
the vast majority understands that if you follow them then they should
follow you back as an unwritten rule, you can end up having a lot of
followers real fast, in less than half a year with only a few hours a
day I got 1000+ followers.
The problem with adwords, is if you are a beginner, you can lose up to
your shirt with Google. With them it is better to learn how to optimize
your ads so you can paid some peanuts for a large amount of traffic, if
not done so, Google will give you all the clicks they can so they will
make more money out of it. Ads it is not the only thing we need to think
about, there it is also the Conversion Ratio of your site or Blog, this
could be measured as more subscribers or more sales depends whats your
If you are new, you will need more subscribers first, so measuring by
number of subscribers to your blog will be the smartest thing to do.
I do not recommend to have a lot of blogs or sites if you are a
beginner, getting totally focused in 1 or 2 will be more than enough
until you learn all you need to begin.
Unless you are getting MFA Blogs, that’s Made for Adsense or Made For
Amazon sites with autofeed, so you are not actually writing, you are
just letting your site feeds itself with others related content in your
site, therefore you don’t need to invest time in this kind of Blogs.
I do have 2 blogs but only one mayor. And about 3 static sites, some
sales copy or squeezepages (just made for capturing subscribers.
-How much time do you spend on internet marketing?
Even that I still have a full time job, I am spending about 5 hours a
day from Monday – Friday and some other 7 hours a day in the weekend.
It is not only one. There basically five: JohnChow.com, ProBlogger.com,
TheNetFool.com, PeiProfit.com and Shoemoney.com but I also visit the
blogs of my Entrecard dropers and commenters.
Blogs are the best for getting Indexed at the search engines that’s why
I prefer them. But you may need some Static Sites, like when you are
trying to get subscribers. Having a SqueezePage it is the best method to
do some very specific task like increasing your list or selling
My main it is affiliate and people paying to advertise in my blog, I
found a lot easier to manage my ads with the OIO publisher plug in.
My earnings still not very consistent, I just had a guy that bought some
text links in my old post that paid me 120 dlls and some affiliate sales
I got for 48.8 dlls plus some clicks that are just 10 dlls, I am not
focusing in adsense or bidvertiser clicks but I will begin to do it and
see how much I can earn from adsense or bidvertiser.
Since I am not using adwords for now, it actually cost me nothing in
ads, just my 9 dlls per month in webhosting.
Basically you have to learn before beginning any venture, when you are
still a newbie (less than a year in the internet, unless you already
have a background of a webmaster and/or marketer so your learning curve
will be almost nothing) the best way it is to try everything that you
can for free, while you are still learning.
You also have to search for the niche you will focus most of your time
and effort. Whatever your niche is, you need to be sure it is
profitable, means there are actual people trying to buy anything in that
My Goal it is to Help as may beginners as I can to shorten their
learning curve, at least enough to help them not to quit to soon. I had
seen people quitting after a year, but you will realize that to succeed
to Make Money Online sometimes you will need up to 5 years depending on
your background and or time/money invested.
Of course the more time and some money you invest, the faster you will
make money in a more consistent way that may lead you to quit your job
if you still have any of course.
Of course also as most of the new people jumping into the internet my
Ultimate Goal it is to Fire my Boss, I guess it will be no better
feeling than Firing your Boss, LOL (Just for a change).
Here are what you can learn from Luis: