Internet Marketing with Alex Jeffreys is my first post on this blog site. It will start to document my journey from the real beginning of my internet marketing life. The real starting point of a lifestyle that is the dream of mine and perhaps your dream too. As you can see, I really don’t know what I’m doing but that’s OK. I’m learning now. If you are a guru of the net then you are about to leave this page. My guess is that by now I’m only with my targeted audience, the fellow students of the trade.
Is this my very beginning on the internet? Not exactly. In the last few months I have learned a few things already and have attempted to build a couple of sites. They are up and I’m proud of them. But are they making any money yet? Nope. You see, I really didn’t know the basics before I started. So I was building without the foundation. There was so much to be learned. I didn’t even know how to copy and paste. I felt like a complete idiot. I was sure that 99.9% of all people on this planet that ever touched a computer keyboard were ahead of me. And I don’t mean internet marketers. I mean anybody from toddlers to the ancients.
I had no clue where to start so I just did something. And I kept on learning things which seemed useful but didn’t bring me any dollars. Only a cent here and a penny there. Sometimes I read and heard about how important it is to have a mailing list. But how to build a list or any useful information on list building was strangely lacking in all the materials that I picked up. Usually I was told that the key is to get traffic first. That may seem a valid point but what was I going to do with the traffic without a list, without knowing how to capture the visitors, without knowing how to avoid losing them forever?
I became very frustrated when I fully realized that I needed a squeeze page or at least an opt in box. I was getting extremely frustrated because it was so hard to get any tangible information on it in all the courses I bought. I had several hundreds of hungry professional internet marketers and gurus following me on twitter trying to sell me something. So I thought if I tweet a request for information on the subject I would be flooded with offers. Not one peep or tweet came in reply. I thought, is anybody reading my desperate tweets? I still needed to learn how to stop being a newbie.
Then somehow I came across Alex Jeffreys and his Marketing With Alex Coaching Course. I was very skeptical about it. Was it another hyped up scheme to get my money and leave me in the mud? During the first module session my fears were removed. Not only could I hear in Alex’s voice that this was going to be different. I could feel he definitely cared and wanted me to succeed more than he cared about money. There are some great teachers whom I may mention later who have the same great attitude. So caring wasn’t all I was looking for and it wouldn’t have convinced me by itself. What convinced me in addition to that was what Alex J. was talking about and to what he was pointing the most. He actually dwelt on the mailing list and list building as the very foundation for quite a while and said that the first thing we’d be learning and doing was exactly that.
I’m incredibly excited because I’ve learned more in a couple of weeks about this crucial skill from Alex Jeffreys than I had learned in months from all the other sources put together. I now know one of the very basic skills which will, as I build on it, lead to the fulfillment of my dreams. And I have a pretty good idea how to stop being a newbie. Be a puppy or a kitten. Alex says he never called himself a newbie but a puppy. I guess it’s about attitude. A puppy learns and grows to become a big dog.
But to stay here and now and grounded I’ll have to take it step by step. I’m sure there will be some hurdles, difficulties and things to overcome. Not the least of them my own self. I may miss or neglect some stepping stones and tumble and fall to a lower landing. I promise you to pick myself up when that happens and start on the way up the stairs again. I will keep you posted on those steps. Let’s learn together. Come back here again and see how I’m doing with the internet marketing with Alex Jeffreys.
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20 thoughts on “Internet Marketing With Alex Jeffreys”
Somehow I stumbled across your blog and I think that it’s a good idea to do what you’re doing. I don’t even have a blog or website yet so you are ahead of me. Maybe I’ll visit here again to see how far you get. I’ll be pulling for you and may follow in your footsteps if you do well.
First of all, congratulations on getting your Blog up and running and open for the world to see.
I love your first post, you have a great writing style and get your message across very clearly.
It is a great idea to tell your story through your Blog and I’m sure in a few months time once you have built on the methods that Alex is teaching us you will look back and see how far you have gone.
Great job Vance and I look forward to coming back to your Blog and following your journey to success.
Congratulations on getting started and explaining where you are now. Keep going one step at a time and there are plenty of us who will help you out if you get stuck.
You written a good post anyway and having writing skills will be very useful – not everyone can write.
I saw your comment on the MWA2.0 forum so I thought I’d mosey on over and see what you have come up with.
OK, you’re just starting out. Your post was pretty good. You need to get a few more up with a few of your targetted keywords in appropriate places. I see you are doing that (ie keyword placement – well done!).
Concentrate on content. Go and have a look at my mega-blog. It is absolutely HUGE now and the search engines are all over it bringing me a LOT of traffic – in excess of 500 visitors a day.
I’ll let you in on a little secret Vance… my blog looked much worse than this just 8 months ago. I didn’t mean that to sound disrespectful BTW. LOL! But I kept adding content. Try for at LEAST once a week or preferably, every 3 to 5 days.
And try to make it look a bit busier. Use your widgets and get some material up in the columns.
Anyway, well done.
Hi Vance. I have just been to have a look at your blog, and you must be very proud man. You have your own little piece of cyber space here that you can now build on, and drive traffic to. Just keep going now, try insert your PPP and stuff, and then it’ll be really cool.
All the best
I love this post and the layout of your blog is very easy on the eye, making it a joy to read.
I hope you do well on your coaching course and that you achieve the success you desire.
I’ll keep coming back to check how things are going.
All the best.
You know whats really good about your comment,
You speak from your heart, and you are down to earth.
We are all learning everyday from Alex Jeffreys and all the helpful fellow students, so buckle up and enjoy the journey.
To your success,
Thank you very much to all of you (first seven) commentators.
I am very encouraged by what you wrote.
I would like to respond to you individually but right now my time is limited.
I will check your websites or blogs later and get in touch with you perhaps. Anyway it’s great to know that somebody found this blog and is reading it. I will continue to write openly hoping that it will help and encourage others who come by. Doing otherwise would be an exercise in futility.
I will read your comments again and glean your wisdom from them. Thanks for the tips for improvement. I will implement them as much as I can. I am a bit slow at this but one step at at time is still moving forward.
I am a fellow student and have just finished my blog.
Like your blog and feel you have no worries here, at least you have started and are now on your way.
Things can only get better!!!
Your blog looks great to me and what an excellent post.
You have said exactly what most of us are thinking and I think one of the best things about Alex Jeffreys Coaching course is that we have found so many people just like ourselves.
Support in the forum is really great and I suspect most people don’t feel quite so alone now.
Good luck with the coaching – we are all going to make it this time.
Nice clean looking blog with a well written post. After seeing yours, I think I may have missed the mark. I am on the same general path as you, telling the story of my internet journey. I have to post and find out how I am supposed to link with the other students. Congratulations! Nice job.
To Sandy and Es
It really helps to know that I’m not the only one learning from just about the very first scratch.
Knowing that you care and read my blog is a big boost.
Thanks for the encouragement.
Great looking blog and congratulations on getting it up and running. In my eyes, that in itself says a lot. For some of us just getting a blog up or getting our PPP up and running is a HUGE accomplishment. You have an exceptionally clean and neat writing style. Easy to read and comprehend where you are coming from. I stopped by here from the forum and am very glad that I did. Keep up the good work, you will go far
Glad your in the coaching course
Hey vance excellent post and a very clean looking blog easy to read i bet your glad you picked Alex out of all those other gurus because your on a winner here
keep focused vance
Thanks for your kind words. I’m glad that I didn’t miss on Alex. There are a lot of good people around but AJ has a very special way to keep things simple and to the point. While there is a plethora of things that we eventually need to learn, knowing where to begin is the key to not getting lost in the information overload.
Keeping focused on one thing at a time is what seems to be easy but it really is a skill especially these days.
If we can do that we’ll indeed have a winner. And do it we can.
Thanks for stopping by my blog, and your kind works
for me, very appreciated.
Look, dont worry about falling behind, there is no
deadline for this course, I plan to be very active in the forum looking for JV partners, and just about
anything that will build good relationships with fellow students after the course is finished. I think even
Alex will be available for questions too.
So keep at it step by step, and things will fall in place, keep in touch, we can help each other.
To your Success,
Congrats on getting your blog up and running. As Alex says, just get moving – you are on your way and I look forward to reading about your successes in the near future. Take care…
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nice blog setup! BTW Do you plan to have one post per page only? I would also like to see your about page but couldn’t find it.
All the best,
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August 22nd, 2009 at 12:35 am
Yes, at least for now I feel that one page per post is the way I’m going to keep it. This way everybody can read the newest post without being distracted by the others. It is very easy to go to the older posts if anyone wants to read them. It seems more focused for me this way but it’s just my preference.
I don’t have an about page and may create it later. If people read my first post they can get an idea about me. If you want to know more about me I can send you my facebook and twitter info.
Thank you for visiting my blog.
Although I have already commented on this post before, I did enjoy coming back to read it again just because it is great to see how far you have come in a short space of time. In this, your first ever post on this Blog you said that you didn’t know much about internet marketing and now when I read your latest posts you are talking about list building and auto-responders. It’s great to watch you make progress, and i look forward to reading more on your journey to success.
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