Life Took a Turn…and I became an Internet Marketer

From the Desk of Stefan Berg…

Today I would like to Introduce myself, tell my Story.
How I came to work with Internet marketing

Im A Swedish guy who moved from the Bitter cold of Sweden
to the Tropical Island Borneo – Malaysia with my Wife Catarina in the Spring 2009.

I’ve always been a Curious, adventurus guy and I love to Travel. I spent 3
month in Asia already back in 1991 and I have returned many times on vacation
since then until we finally moved here.

When I started out on the Internet in 2006 I was a Real Newbie!
I had no computer skills -There was no computer lessons in school, yeah I
know I was born back in the stone age… ;)

I have worked as a Electrician for almost 22 Years. Lacking Health forced me
to Stop working. From a Well paid occupation and good Financial Standard
I suddenly had zero!

Of course that made me Extremly Frustrated and I turned to Internet to find
something I could do to earn my living. I Googled “Earning Money online”

– One of the first things that came up was Traffic Exchanges.

I had no Idea what it was but it said I could Earn Money. I started
Surfing for credits – joined a lot of Programs and of course I maid zero bucks…

My Journey to Become an Internet Marketer has been a lot of “Trial – and Error”

To make a short story of it I want to give you a Couple of Advice
what you should Avoid to do:

* ONLY Surfing for Credits in Traffic Exchanges – It´s Time Consuming and has Little To do with Marketing. Surf some but if you are going to use Traffic Exchanges – buy credits
That way you can spend your time on more important things then just traffic. Last thing, only use them for 2 things, brand yourself and build YOUR list. nothing else.

* Join ALL New Hot Programs – Try them out a few weeks then say it´s not working
Join a new program, doing the same over and over again. (Program Jumpers)

* Spend All your day in chatrooms and Different Forums

I have tried All of the Above with little or no success… You should
concentrate on things that can take you towards your goal – being a Marketer.

What concerned me over the Years is that it can be hard to Grasp the
Real meaning of being a Marketer. To Succeed You need to Understand
what It takes to be a Marketer – choose the Right Tools – and Use them Right.

I want to give you a Over All Picture. My goal is to make Things
User friendly. Even If you are totally new in Internet Business
you should be able to follow these simple steps.

To many people try to do to many things them self and get stuck in the tech Jungle
Instead of concentrate on what to sell, how to sell it. Try to outsource things
trade things or rent cheap professionals. I know it fun to learn many things,
like design and some programming. Ok no harm to learn some basisc, but don’t
let the tech stuff Stop you. You’ll grow much faster when you do the more
important things and let other ppl do what they are good at.

I Teach basic stuff, how to set up your Blog, your Autoresponder –
and so on… When that is set You’ll grow much faster.

Throughout the years I learnt some Really Important
Lessons I want to Share with you

Here Is 7 Valuable Tips how to Take your Business to the Next level

  • Brand You – Always Use your Name and Picture! Let people see who You are!
    Build up a Reputation of being a Serious Internet marketer by providing things
    people Need. Give them A Solution to their problems. Write Articles – Do Videos
    – Create your own Blog.

  • Build Your OWN list I can´t stress this enough. Either you own a program
    – you are an affiliate – your blogging or something else – you need your own list.

  • Use Social Media Use Facebook – Twitter – Networking Forums and comment
    on others blogs. One word of warning though – don´t Spam people!
    Don´t send people your affiliate link or such and just ask them to join your
    program. That will only put people off! Social Media is A Powerful Tool  – when
    you use it Right

  • Give – when you do – people will give back to you. Share your
    Experience – Your Tips and Tricks.

  • Set Up Your System – 3 Must Have Tools in Business – Autoresponder – Hosting
    and Tracking.
    Without them you will get No where. After that – Get a Squeeze page.

  • Stand By your Word – This combines with Brand You – Your Reputation
    Is depending on If you are a person to be trusted.

  • Mindset – Last but not less Important! Train yourself Daily to get the Mindset
    of a Entrepreneur

Why am I sharing All this with you?

I learnt the Hard Way – By Trial and Error – I want YOU to get a Better
Start then I did ;)

I Love helping people and find it very Inspiring to meet new people!
I think it´s important with Business relationships and to get to know the
person behind the computer screen ;)

I´m very Thankful to Those Serious Passionated Marketers I have met
who Shared their Experience and knowledge – they gave of their time
and answered All my questions ;)

I have learnt a lot! Now it´s time for Payback.

I’m Not saying It’s going to be an Easy Ride. But it´s Possible – it can
be a Reality for you too!

For my part one of my challenges has been to learn English! When I started
out on Internet I was a struggling. Since moving to Borneo I improved a lot.

Lesson: Don´t give Up – Be Determined – Use a Daily schedule
to reach your goal! If you – just like in any occupation whether its Online or
Offline – Invest your Time – Money – and hard work –  you are on your way
to Success  – Start doing it Right from the Beginning!

Best Regards

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7 Comments on “Life Took a Turn…and I became an Internet Marketer
  1. Hi Stefan,

    I enjoyed your post so very much. It was very inspiring. I can certainly relate to a big majority of your post. I also started out being on traffic exchanges day in and day out. Joining one program after another and spending all day on chats. Now I have move on although I am still a little of the above with the emphasis being on social media sites and working on building a list. Thanks so much for you very informative post.

    Susie Moore
    skype smsforce
    susie moore recently posted..A Special Business Thank You!!!!

    • Thank You Susie,

      I still Use Traffic Exchanges, chats, forums. I don’t join Opportunities though lol…
      The main difference is what do you have to offer?
      What is your main business idea, plan?

      When that is set up, your whole system and if your target is New and seasoned
      online marketers then use TE’s, listbuilders as a part of your overall Marketing
      but don’t spend all your time just to get traffic to the latest new program you joined…

      WHY? … It doesn’t work lol…

      You should be Building your list, get connected to great people and widen your
      marketing exposure then you have a much greater chance to be successful.

      I Learned this the hard way but now I finally made it Happened… yeehaa
      Thank you again Susie i know you are taking the right path as well…

  2. Oh my. The similarities in our stories in frightening. I’ve had the “Shiny Button Syndrome” and joined everything that was new and sounded promising. And I surfed and surfed and surfed some more on the TEs… lol

    And then came the opportunity to learn “list-building”. What an eye opener that was. It’s been a big learning curve that’s taken a few years, but it all makes sense now.

    Here’s to our continued success!

    Jane

  3. Well Stefan, you are my inspiration. I have read and hear a lot about you in the Family Networker and boy, you really rock the world! Yeah, I will definitely follow you to riding the same ride with you.

    Again, love you story!

    Mote Kabiriera

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