The ONE Thing You Should Do Right Away If You Are Just Starting Online Marketing (Or Later On)

Hey all!

In this video, I share with you the ONE super important thing that can really help you in the long term if you start now (if you are just starting out with online marketing or are somewhere later on down the road).

Chances are, if you are just starting out, your head is spinning every which way trying to figure everything out – how to make a landing page, how to create your autoresponders, how to make effective ads, what audience to target, what is the best traffic source, and thousands of other questions going through your mind…

If that’s you, then you’re probably forgetting one super important thing – YOU and YOUR brand.

Don’t forget that YOU yourself are going through the experience of learning all this and figuring out new things – so you might as well build a brand around that!

I would strongly recommend that you create a blog or website or YouTube channel for you and your brand for either something you love, or just documenting your journey and your challenges you faced and how you solved them.

People love a ‘zero to hero’ story and if you can make a blog while learning all this stuff talking about you and your experience, later on down the road, this would be an extremely powerful source of sharing, since people will see what you came from and what you achieved, as you documented your journey and your progress.

First off, not only are you building a long-term asset to yourself, but you are also preparing yourself for SEO building, since if you later on decide to try out SEO and master it, you will already have a set resource available to use.

I actually remember myself starting out with The Wealthy Affiliate and creating my own website there, learning all the SEO techniques… So I spent a few weeks perfecting the new site I created and filling in all the keywords, etc…

When the results didn’t come in after a few weeks, I was a bit shocked and disappointed and tried to add more content, etc…

But then I realized – I already have a website with over 200 blog articles worth of content – why don’t I just use that instead of building a brand new site that I’m not even really passionate about???

And so I realized how lucky I was that I started out with my blog years ago and had a great asset under my belt that I could utilize and improve on. The content, which was the hardest part, was already there – now I just had to make the site a little prettier and that was it.

Keep in mind that you also don’t need to have a PERFECT site or channel – just build out the content – you can always make it pretty later on and hire a professional designer to do it for you when you are ready…

But just don’t hesitate and start building your content right away.

I just added a ‘My Services’ page to my website a few months and added the social icons extension to the site a month ago – and that page already generated 450 shares!

Those are completely free shares that I haven’t spent a dime on – and that’s a hell of a lot of traffic coming in to ask ME for help that I get paid for!

So in the case that my Bing ads or Google ads or Facebook ads don’t work out, and the affiliate product goes out of business, or the ads get disapproved, I can always fall back on my asset and rely on that – my life-long investment.

That’s it!

And if you need help with a specific issue and want me to personally take a look at your setup, I can help! Check out the ‘My Services’ section of my blog:

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2 Replies to “The ONE Thing You Should Do Right Away If You Are Just Starting Online Marketing (Or Later On)”

  1. Ryan Harper

    I really appreciate all the pioneering work you’re doing for the industry Ivan. Building a brand is something I had never really given much thought about until I read this article. With a brand, you can segue strong credibility in the affiliate marketing industry into a personal coaching/consulting business. Take super affiliate Charles Ngo for example. He started out as an affiliate and built a blog where others followed him and segued his expertise and affiliate clout into a 7 figure/ year personal coaching business.

    You’re on that same path my friend. Keep kicking ass and keep the great work!

    P.S. Would be great if you had a donation button so I can give back a fraction of the value that you’ve given us. 😉

    – Ryan

    • Ivan Post author

      Heyyy Ryan, thanks so much man!! Really appreciate the kind words, means a lot. In fact, this is the best donation I could ask for, hahaha.

      I agree man! You spend your time learning online marketing and making ads and then all of a sudden you’re making money not from the ads, but rather from your personal business which you built over time, without even thinking about it….

      Personally, I had no idea that I would actually be helping people with this stuff until some day someone asked me and I thought – hey, there are probably other people that may benefit and really appreciate the help that could be offered in setting up their online marketing ‘essentials’.

      Thanks also for your interest in donating. This comment itself is wonderful, but perhaps you are right, and it would be a good idea to add. One thing I am afraid of is that if I do add it, people will think I’m doing all this for a donation, where in fact, I am doing this just because I love to share what I do and helping people.

      But I will look into it and see what I can do based on your recommendation. 🙂

      Thanks again and respectfully,



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