In my last post I talked about affiliate marketing and e-commerce marketing and how you should start with either one of these. In this article I am going to drill down have to start the best way.
This is mostly for people that are brand new to marketing or those that have had some success but still feel that there’s something missing. I am sure that we all can agree that we always need to learn a new skill. Learning is an essential practice that is integral for our growth.
Getting a Good Course
What I’m talking about here is getting yourself a good course in the line of business that you wish to succeed in. You could start up your own Shopify store for example and go at it all alone or you could invest in a course that will train you to become successful provided that you put in the work and of course – the money.
You should join a few different communities online, specifically Facebook groups in your vertical. Ask around what courses people are taking and see if there is a common theme. If a lot of people are giving kudos to one particular course than it will be in your best interest to get a review on this particular course. Do not just go out and buy it as you need to do your research first.
Take a look at Drew’s Internet Marketing reviews for reviews on Internet Marketing Products. Here he will review a lot of the popular courses on e-commerce and affiliate marketing. It’s a good place to get a second opinion but just make sure other course reviewers are saying the same thing about the course and that nothing seems fishy about it.
You can also consult forums for reviews on courses as well. The main thing to look for is consistency and what people are saying about that product. If there is something that stands out such as the product that doesn’t offer a warranty for example then you really need to think twice about your purchase.
Watch Out For Scams
Another thing you can do is do a search for the product and add the word scam beside it. This will bring up the product and any related articles with the word scam in it. Understand that sometimes this is a common marketing tactic for those who are pushing the product for the purposes of affiliate commissions so it is not always accurate. You will need to use your best judgment when it comes to buying the course online but you should always get the opinions of a respected reviewer.
Wrapping it up
Although there are many courses that are free which can be found online and specifically on Youtube, you could get started for free but understand that the information you may be taking in could be outdated. This is why a good course is essential because the creator should be updating information as it changes. Things do move very quick in the online world so getting a course that he’s constantly updated is your best bet for continued success.