I am sure you have all heard that if you do not use Social Media you will fail at Online Marketing. Let me ask you a question though, do you NEED social media to make money online. Is this the be all and end all of making a living on line? Friends, and colleagues I am here to tell you that it is NOT the be all and end all. Social media, in my humble opinion, is a disease in modern society. I know that I am not going to be popular saying this, but social media has caused more problems in relationships, more infidelity, and more obese children than many other mediums out there. People get lost and completely forget about living, because they are LIVING on their Facebook page! I am here to tell you that THAT is NOT living. That is hiding. I am amazed at how many people are letting their lives pass them by! People that are trying to succeed in online marketing blog are completely distracted if they are using social media. I know people will say, NO NO NO, I market on social media all the time, but let’s look at it closer. As soon as you get on to your social media site, what ever one it is, you will spend the first who knows long “catching up” on what you have missed since your last login, wasting valuable time that you could be using to promote your self!

What does this have to do with marketing? Let’s face it, if you want to make it in online marketing you have to treat it like a business. If you are a business person you know that if you are not focused you will not make it far in the business world!

Marketing online needs to be REAL

Marketing online can not be done through a Facebook fan Page, and it can not be tweeted. There is a secret to marketing that people are constantly forgetting. Read on to find out the big secret to making it in online marketing. You are about to be amazed, and thrilled. You will not believe your eyes when you feast your eye on this deep dark secret of internet marketing.

The Secret Revealed.

OK let’s get back to social media for just a minute. Before I finally reveal what you really need for online marketing to work, I want you to know that social media is just NOT going to work for you, no matter how disciplined you are, Social Media is DESIGNED to distract you, and waste your time! There is something that is far more important, and I want you to really get it this time! So many people do not focus on this, and it is to their detriment and i what makes the successful stay ahead of the game.. Are you ready? Are you sure? OK, here it is… YOU NEED A LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS!

Yup, that is it! That is what you need, let me elaborate, if you are just sending people to sales pages and getting sales, that is great, but what you are missing out on is the future sales! If you just get a sale from a click bank link, the VENDOR gets the future sales and product releases and so on. If you have ever bought a click bank product you know that you have to give them your email address… Wouldn’t it be better to capture the email address of potential customers, and then you can send emails to them promoting products and get residual income from future sales and you can build trust with your list so that they are more likely to purchase stuff from YOU instead of others, including the Vendor, because they will KNOW you and TRUST you they will be more likely to buy from YOU!!

That’s if from me today my friends, I hope you will very seriously heed this article. The fact of the matter is that if you are not constantly building your list, and wasting time building your Facebook farm or whatever the latest time wasting game on Facebook is, you will lose at Online Marketing. People on Facebook don’t want to see your offers. Create squeeze pages and build your list, you can potentially do that on some social media, but don’t create fan pages, create squeeze pages and opt in forms, that is how you will succeed online!