The Financial Tsunami Is Coming, Ready To Surf?

The world of online marketing took it in the shorts this past few years, just like the rest of the world. Sure there are sectors where things went well, but just take a look at the parties and sponsorships at the big internet events, and you will see what I mean.

It’s time to get a fresh credit check, check your bank balance, and get ready to jump in the game with both feet.

Luckily I am really tapped in to what is going on, and am able to participate in some of the areas that are killing it better than ever right now.

Over time there have been some great ways to make money online.

I had a conversation with Bruce Clay the other day, about how in the mid 90’s with the very first search engine, he figured out the algorythim, and literally would write a page he wanted to rank, would submit it to the search engines, and then his page would instantly show up number one. He couldn’t keep up with the client demand.

Then you have Scott Richter and George Avery and their crew, selling pagers online out of the back of their other business in the mid 90’s at what was possibly the worlds first ecommerce.

Then in the early 2000’s, the first $100 I spent on Overture paid ads, which later became Yahoo paid search, I made $20,000 off of it.

Enter Harrison Gervitz, the wonder kid now at Eagle Web Assets, who literally invented facebook advertising for affiliate marketers who just killed it with facebook ads for years, before I even knew what they were, when he was 15 and lived at home. I consider Harrison an old veteran, and technically he still isn’t allowed into affiliate summit because he isn’t 21 yet.

Then more recently, I am embarrassed to be part of the same industry, millionaires were made in months of guys selling Acai online with recurring rebilling of the customers that the customers were not even aware of.

At this moment, only the very smart, and the very connected are making significant money online, but I am going to warn you. Success is coming again. It always comes in waves.

If you have been playing the game the past few years, improving your skills, and learning the basics, how to build an email list, running paid ads, a little SEO, making landing pages etc. then your time is about to come. For those who know these skills well, and are connected the time has come.

The economy will improve, new opportunities will come up, they always do.

So what do you need to get ready?

  1. Get your skill set tight. – Learn the basics, html, paid ads, landing pages, facebook marketing, writing sales copy, and if you are super bright how to code.
  2. Get your finances tight. Did a short sale on the house, screwed up with your credit cards? Suck it up, and get a new credit check and see where you are at. When things start to get good, you will need other peoples money to scale it up.
  3. When you work it out, be ready to ramp it up with a company like my buddy Matt’s where if your advertising is working, they have loads o’ affiliate money.
  4. Then get back to the grindstone and work hard. The 2 minute workweek? Bull S%#&t! In today’s economy, you better be smart, work hard, and then wait for the great opportunities to present themselves.

dk is an internet marketer and is also a prominent finance blogger.

26 thoughts on “The Financial Tsunami Is Coming, Ready To Surf?”

  1. bestbusinessbrands says:

    Meltdown examines how an epidemic of fear caused banks to stop lending, triggered protests and led to industrial action.

  2. Abhik says:

    The 4th point.. Yeah!! Completely agree with that.

  3. fas says:

    Well the way the economy is shaping up, we have alot to worry about.

    1. dk says:

      It is exactly at that moment, when everyone thinks that, that an economy will be skidding off the bottom and making the turn around. Remember a good or bad economy is entirely created out of the mindset of the populace. The smart money is already starting to rock and roll again. @fas

  4. good article yet unclear what are we actually buying?

    1. John Chow says:

      @Financial Planner Feel free to buy anything you want from the blog, but this post is not trying to sell anything.

      1. dk says:

        We are selling John Chow t-shirts in the lobby. @John Chow @Financial Planner

  5. dk says:

    LOL, @Financial Planner nothing to buy. Just sell stuff! I am not trying to sell anything. It is just that economies come in waves. This one has beaten down all but the toughest of guys, and we are starting to make good money again, and having good opportunities drop from the heavens. As the saying goes, “I’m just sayin” this is your last chance to get your ducks in a row to participate on this new wave of affluence that is already rolling toward us.

  6. el cosario dot com says:

    LOL john.. thanks for this…

  7. joelafoust says:

    I thought this was a great post because I was just thinking about some of these points yesterday. All that “work for 20 minutes a day” stuff is crazy. If you want to make money online, you may have to spend several hours a day working sometimes – especially if you’re just starting out. Even if you aren’t good at making websites, you still have to work hard if you’re writing articles or sending affiliate links in emails and cell phones, etc. And you do need some money at some point when running ad campains – to say the least. Good post.

    1. John Chow says:

      @joelafoust I am debating whether or not your post is spam.

      1. joelafoust says:

        @John [email protected] Hi John. Is it because of the links? I don’t know how they got there – all I did was follow that livefyre sign up so I could post – next thing you know, my comment was filled with links. Definitely not intentional though. I was surprised I couldn’t just post without signing up through 3rd party service. Besides that – it was just an honest comment.

        1. dk says:

          I think the whole post was spam! Who wrote it anyways? Oh yeh, i did! @joelafoust @John Chow

        2. joelafoust says:

          @[email protected]@John Chow I forgot, it’s those darn infolinks! If I just write like normal , my posts may end up having a bunch of links. But wait, isn’t that a good money maker for the site? What should I do John?

        3. John Chow says:

          @[email protected] It just seemed at first that the comment doesn’t fit with the blog post. But I guess I just need more coffee. 😛

        4. joelafoust says:

          @John [email protected] Oh, well that’s ok – great blog John!

  8. great article john…but what’s the next step? on what domain should we reorient our attention?

  9. iheartvideo says:

    dk, thanks for the well written article..your 4 steps to get ready..I am on number 1 tonight. I have thrown some money at FB in early 2010…but will read John’s link you provide. I do have 2500 fans now.

    Thanks again for writting a piece that was easy to read, gave your own opinions, and action items.


  10. Work hard, be alert to any changes that are happening every day on the internet.

    A Chinese proverb:

    There is always someone who training when you sleep.

  11. john can you tell me exactly in what ways it will affect individual bloggers.

  12. I think the economy is going to get worse, not better in the near future.

  13. PPC Ian says:

    Great post. Very inspirational. I would say that even before the economy rebounds, there are still huge opportunities online. It’s just more difficult and more competitive than ever. That said, the opportunities are there. Especially in verticals that do well in a down economy.

  14. I’m also bearish on the overall economy. However, with hard work and perseverance, I believe there are opportunities that can be found. Thanks John, for your informative posts.

  15. So true. This is definitely the time to take advantage of the money-making opportunities offered by the Internet. It’s time to boost savings rate and investment! Thank you for the tips.

  16. great great tips. this is what i need for the new year.. really motivate me.. 🙂 I’M ENVY with the wonder kid

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