Over the past 3 years, I have learnt a lot about myself and Internet marketing. Before, I always used to surf the Internet looking to pass time. Internet was more of an entertainement thing for me. By reading a lot, I finally discovered that it was possible to make money online and from home. It was really an exciting discovery for me. I thought I just discovered a passion and what it was going to be a dream come true. Like everyone, I did a lot of trials and errors when I first started, we probably can call that ‘ newbie mistakes ‘.
Like everyone else, I started learning more about blogging, email marketing and affiliate marketing. I wanted to have a website that provides me a good income but I was expecting too much. With time, I realized I didn’t want to be the best blogger but I simply wanted to have many streams of income. There are definitely a lot of ways to make money online and blogging is a way among a lot of them. It’s bloggers like John Chow and Harsh Agrawal who made me want to become a great blogger but I realized I wanted to focus more on affiliate marketing then blogging.. I love to write and this is why I consireded big time to become a blogger. Internet marketing has changed a lot and now with WordPress, it’s definitely a different ballgame.
As you can see, I put alot of focus on ethics in Internet marketing because with time, I noticed the ‘ old school’ Internet marketing was just gone. Before, email marketing was a big hit and we knew that by simply offering something good to our readers, we would turn them into subscribers and make a huge list. For a long time, I did the mistake of not having a list because making money online is about building a list of subscribers. I learnt that it’s simply one of the best way to make money in the longterm and the same can be said about blogging. I really appreciate blogging but I will opt for the other ways to make money online. As you can see, I write product reviews and I am more focused on affiliate marketing and building a list.
Unfortunately, I also didn’t get the results I want because I developped chronic dry eyes with time. I had the bad luck of having a laptop with a lot of brightness and a LCD screen filter was recommended but it was too little too late. Dry eyes aren’t easy to live with and for us, it’s even worse because we mostly work on our computers or laptops. It’s a good thing to rest and getting rid of dry eyes is no simple task. It had a negative impact on my blog and businsess but I will comeback stronger. We all noticed that Internet marketing has a lot of potential for all of us. The most important thing is that we must love what we are doing. Every morning that I wake up, I am glad that I am on my laptop and doing what I love (blogging and IM). Passion gets you far!