I don't know about you but recently I've come across a spate of Internet Marketing Courses (suitable for home internet businesses) with massive, and I mean MASSIVE price tags, promising the world to the people who buy it.
One such course is the Butterfly Marketing Course, which was initially launched in January 2006 for the princely sum of $997 or 3 monthly payments of $397. It has now been re-launched for an impressive $1497 or 2 monthly payments of $797!
I must admit - having reviewed this course and some others - the only major difference is the access to a special software, which most courses do not offer. But is it really worth it? Are there really secrets that are unheard off that can be found only in the Butterfly Marketing Course?
When I started several years ago on the internet, I chased and bought almost every marketing course that was available based on the 'SECRETS' they claimed they had and which you could "not be found anywhere else on the internet." The more I bought, the more I realised they said the same thing.
Eventually, I came to my senses and decided to apply some of the knowledge I had gathered instead of buying more of the same. Consistently and methodically, I applied the marketing tips and tricks and gladly I
witnessed my website rankings soar and soar. Soon I started another successful website applying the same techniques and the rest is history.
Looking back, I ask myself why I kept buying these courses? Perhaps, I thought - like the proverbial saying - that there was really gold at the end of rainbow! In other words, I hoped - based on some secret I bought - I could be successful in my home internet business without doing much work.
For me, I've come to the conclusion that, the good old hard work, a bit of wisdom and some luck - online or offline - is the secret to any successful business. You cannot expect miracles if you're unwilling to put in the hard work like consistently marketing your website. Even popular brands like Coca-Cola have to keep themselves entrenched in our sub-consciousness all the time by heavily advertising.
Regardless of which marketing course - some which I endorse because educating oneself is necessary to avoid unnecessary pitfalls - the bottom line is, if the knowledge gained is not consistently applied, no difference is made.
Starting a website and promoting it is not as easy nor as cheap as it used to be when there were fewer
websites competing against each other. However, it can be done successfully even if you started today.
If you want your website to be in the Top 10 for your chosen niche, you will need to do the same mundane things the owners of the currently occupying those positions did to get there. No legitimate way round it.
If the price tag of Butterfly Marketing Course is too steep for your pocket, you can check on some other
courses I've reviewed below.