Is Internet Marketing In 2018 Still Worth It?
The truth is that it’s extremely challenging to make a stable income from marketing products online. You really have to be ready to throw everything you have into something, I’m talking effort on the level of a full-time job, and there is massive competition that you have to account for and to be effective you must be ready to really give an effort.
So is it really worth it? Well, is it worth it for you to work extremely hard to make it work? That’s the question you need to ask yourself, because if it wasn’t profitable then why would anybody do it? What it comes down to is what you are willing to put into it, it’s worth it if you work hard enough to make it a reality. Otherwise putting little effort and expecting huge reward is unreasonable. Anything you do you can be successful given enough time and effort, so it becomes a question you need to ask of yourself.
Content Marketing Takes Work
It bring me back to university and how I’d procrastinate until what seemed like the last minute, to produce that massive essay, working up until the last possible minute, to make it work. If this is you also then you have to realize that this kind of behavior won’t help you, that is unless you’ve created your own deadline and are that self-structured where this becomes possible.
If you choose to create a niche website and you are looking to depend on primarily on organic traffic from search engines then you are probably going to want to focus on creating content on a regular basis, this helps you rank faster if you are using quality original content. In order to make content marketing work for you, your best bet would to post often and keep your work updated, Google seems to like this.
The thing is that makes it really hard and of course this is dependent on what you are attempting to sell and how competitive the niches are, is that you need to research what will be your competition and you have to produce better quality content or copy to engage your customers more and have to put in the effort to see results.
Does your main competition have roughly 3000 word article that is well sourced and ranking well in Google? Then you’re going to have to do better than they are. You’re also going to want to look at their links; the quality of their domain and keeping all this in mind, someone else could be doing the exact same thing and competing just the same.
Probably, my number one piece of advice that I’d wished someone else had told me, is: If you are just starting out, stay away from the oversaturated niches like that of weight loss, make money online and gambling niches are such examples. I would build a niche based on something with less competition; however there is a drawback to this as well, and that’s traffic. Some of the saturated niches get lots of traffic but there is more competition, and less saturated means less traffic. The exception to this may be something going viral, or some trend that suddenly brings interest.