As of July, 2012, there were about 665,000,000 websites in the world. Currently there are well over 1 billion!
Total Sites Across All Domains
August 1995 - July 2012
A lot of people are trying to make money on the Internet today. Others are focused on running a business—and there’s a difference. It can be said that there’s a lot of foolishness on the Internet today which can be avoided with the right training, the right mindset, the right strategy, and the right objectives.
This course is about identifying the key factors that lead to success when it comes to running an Internet business, while learning how to recognize and avoid the traps that try to hook us into someone’s get-rich-quick scheme. It won’t be just theory—you’ll have to apply the knowledge you learn so that you develop understanding and set yourself on the path to wisdom.
- We’ll see where the Internet has come from, where it is today, and try to determine where it will go in the near future.
- We’ll identify our strengths, passion, and gifting, and then determine which type of Internet business will be best for us to launch in.
- We’ll learn how to build our own website using free tools of today, how to monetize our site (make money), then learn how to drive traffic to that site through various means, including social media, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), affiliates and various types of advertising.
We'll learn about market research, product or service selection, and project management.
This is a lot to cover in one course and demands your full involvement and commitment to excellence.
Is it possible to know everything about Internet Marketing? The fact is that there are hundreds of millions of web pages that discuss internet marketing. We can only know a fraction of a fraction. Not only that, the landscape changes every year and sometimes every day. What we can do is to establish a solid foundation which you can build upon for years to come.
As you go through this course, there will be people who are more qualified experts in every single category that you learn. There will be better researchers. There will be better affiliate marketers. There will be more knowledgeable advertisers. There will be more profound experts at social media.
In fact, in every single area we cover, you could study anywhere from 1 to 10 more years to become the expert. Consider that a Ph.D.—I believe that you will learn the knowledge you need in proportion to the amount you study in each field.
However, you must still recognize that you can’t know everything. It’s impossible to become an Internet marketing “expert” in 120 hours. But you can establish your foundation. So think of this course as an introduction. Learn the basics and keep a file of sources you want to refer back to. Believe me, there’ll be more than you can count.
This course is also “project based”. That means there are no quizzes or tests. You are graded simply for the quality of work in each assignment. So come with your A-game. Bring to this course your initiative and diligence. It will be a challenge. However, we’ll give you the knowledge and the toolbox. Stay focused within the time constraints and you’ll develop the foundation of what it takes to start and manage a successful online enterprise. Before you know it, you’ll be the Internet Marketing expert that your friends will come to for advice.