This post is tough for me to write.

It’s hard to admit when you’ve been wrong.

This mistake cost me a LOT of money.  And that’s not the worst part.

It cost me YEARS of time.  Money is easy to replace.  You never get back the years you’ve lost.

Since I’ve been full-time online since 1996, I should have known better.

But I drank the kool-aid.

My income online was originally built using joint ventures, banner advertising, PPC, solo ads, etc.

When I restarted my business in 2006, I left what worked by the wayside.

Instead I concentrated on what was HOT, NEW, and EXCITING.

This meant almost 100% of my attention into search engine positioning, blogging, social media marketing, and other so-called free methods.

All those methods can work for traffic.  There’s no doubt about it.

But they’re not free.  Who believes creating all that content, making connections, and using SEO tools is free?  It’s not.  It’s time consuming and outsourcing it takes real money.

But there’s a bigger problem.

Those methods are SLOW.

Money is attracted to speed.

You could spend several months putting together your blog and content marketing strategy BEFORE your first dollar comes in.

Sure, you have visitors, likes, and followers.

You can’t deposit those in the bank.   You don’t know whether your system is working until sales are made and money is coming in.

With pay-per-click advertising, you know whether your system is profitable by the end of the week.

I made money from all of the methods above, because I know how to convert visitors into buyers using email and high value offers.

But focusing my attention on slow methods was like refusing to put gas in my car.

Sure, you can PUSH your car to the grocery if you want.

You’ll get a good workout, but it’s not going be quick.  It’s not going to be any fun either.

Or you can buy gas for your car and get that sucker moving like it’s supposed to.

I’m not telling you to ignore all the other sources of traffic.  I use multiple streams of traffic.

But I am telling you to fill up your tank with gas…paid advertising.

Put the power of an online advertising engine to work for you.

You’ll quickly discover if your website conversion system works.

If it doesn’t, change it.

Improve your offer.  Edit your landing pages.  Add to your follow-up.

You’ve never had a traffic problem.  You’ve only had a conversion problem.

When you can convert traffic into income, there are hundreds of ways to tap into floods of traffic.

Quit settling for only the slowest methods available.

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Terry Dean
Terry Dean

Terry Dean has been in full-time internet business since 1996 and has helped thousands of entrepreneurs get started online through his articles and products. He lives in Ocala, Florida with his wife and 2 dogs. Find out more about how his step-by-step courses can help you today.

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