This is a Guest Post from David Walker of DavidWalker.tv. Real the full Bio at the end of the post.
Creating the perfect money making blog or website is a goal that every internet entrepreneur wants to achieve. There are those who are successful at it, and those who fail and actually end up worse off than they were before. There are a number of activities that can actually hurt your progress and end up costing you more money in the long run.
Here are some different internet marketing practices that will make you poor:
1. Spreading your advertising too thin across many websites
Advertising is an important activity that must take place if you want to build a successful blog or website that will help you earn online income. Trying to advertise a little on a lot of different websites will actually end up costing you more money than you actually make. Why? Because when you only advertise a little bit on a particular website, there is little chance that customers will find you. Repeat this multiple times over many websites and you end up paying a lot for advertising that will vary rarely pay off. Instead, you might want to consider focusing more of your advertising efforts on a smaller number of websites.
2. Trying to do everything yourself
In most cases if you try to perform all of the different internet marketing tasks that are required to make a website or blog successful, you will find that you actually do not accomplish as much as you would like. The reason why trying to do everything yourself is not a good idea is because you could move to a new activity as soon as you begin to make progress on the activity at hand. Often times you will find that you have too much on your plate and will end up slowing your progress as a result.
3. Trying to fix/tweak things that are not broken
One activity that can end up costing you money is constantly trying to tweak or fix things that simply are not broken. If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. That is one common expression that is completely true. Instead of focusing your efforts on pointless activity, focus them on more important tasks that will actually help you progress.
4. Ignoring statistics
Ignoring statistics can also make you poor for the simple fact that the statistics contain valuable information about your blog or website performance. They tell you what internet marketing strategies are working and what strategies are not working. If you fail to pay attention to the statistics, you might find yourself focusing all of your effort on a particular activity that hasn’t helped you make money and perhaps never will.
5. Diving in to advertise before everything is ready
Another costly mistake that often puts internet marketers in the poor house is spending money on advertising before everything is ready and functioning properly. If your blog is full of functional errors or contains incomplete content, chances are you will not retain readers or will not be able to make the sale to customers. You should never spend money on advertising until you know with 100% certainty that your blog or website is completely bulletproof and fully functional. Doing otherwise will simply result in you throwing money down the drain.
More About the Author.
I am an internet marketer who blogs about how to make money online, something I have done successfully since March 2006. I want to help as many people as possible do the same and you can access my “$100k Blogging Secret” training module for free on my blog. To build your email subscriber list, consider joining the latest JV Giveaways as a contributor.