Where do you go to get the internet marketing education that will truly make the difference? The difference in your understanding, or (if you’re building a business) the difference in how you approach the marketing of your business, or perhaps your job (if you’re responsible for directing the marketing tactics for a brand)?I personally spent 12 months clicking around on the internet in search of that right company that provides the education and the tools to become a Master Internet Marketer. And, also provides the environment where you learn to start implementing, and start taking action on what you are learning. And, as a result, start making the difference and start achieving your goals.And, why did I do this (click around for 12 months, that is)? Because, I believe in affiliating with the-best-of-the-best and it does take time to find just the right source that will work for your needs.SO – Let me help you save all that time and share with you the steps, the thought processes, on how to find that right internet educational resource that will work for your online needs and goals.[First, let me preface, however, the following steps with one thought. I know Internet Marketing is now being served up on the college campuses. Brilliant. If I was headed off to college, I would take what I could on the subject. Even, make Internet Marketing my major. But, I chose to learn (not from books), but from the leaders in the industry, who are making it happen and producing the results. Because at the end of the day - it's results]One more comment:As I’ve stated in other articles, knowing internet marketing is rapidly becoming the most valuable commodity you can own in today’s global economy. Learning how to leverage the internet, is becoming the most prized skill set you can capture. Internet growth has increased 362% in just the last 9 years, and reaches over 1.6 Billion people worldwide. And, the internet growth is expected to continue, since we’re only at a 24.7% world penetration level.OK. So – once you’ve decided to get out of your comfort zone and to start learning this stuff, where do you go to get the education you want? What do you look for? How do you go about it all? What should you be asking before you decide if this is the company where you can really learn to become an Internet Marketer (or for some, A Master Internet Millionaire Marketer)?10 Steps To Help You Find The Right Internet Marketing Education:1) MINDSET:Everything starts here. Entrepreneurial vision. Faith. The ability to see the potential of the future before it’s here. “Can Do” attitude. A level of perseverance and tenacity against all odds and challenges. The attitude that “the buck stops here” and you take accountability for the results. Ability to accept never ending change, because we are in an Internet Evolution.So – because of the importance of “mindset”, find that resource that not only includes brilliant marketing minds on the internet, but also provides some of the industry’s top mindset coaches. Make certain your curriculum includes subject matter on the importance of leadership and developing leaders.As you learn internet marketing and you become more visible online, you will begin to assume the role of a leader. And, it’s understood, not everyone comes with the ready made entrepreneurial visionary mind. So – go out and learn it. One of the best ways to develop a successful mindset, is to spend time studying other successful entrepreneurs.Make certain you are aware of your associations. Your network of people you surround yourself with, will determine your financial networth. Associate with leaders. Once you are clear on your goals and the person you want to become, your daily actions will reflect this.2) YOUR “WHY”:What is your reason for learning internet marketing? This is huge. You need your reason in order to keep you motivated through the challenges. Take some time on this step if you need.You may of heard this saying: What you believe, is what you do, and what you do, determines your lifestyle. If you believe in the power of the internet, then you will stop everything right now to study/learn/implement. If you study/learn/implement, then you will have the possibility of a lifestyle change.It all starts with your “why.”3) YOUR INVESTMENT:You usually invest Time, Money and/or Energy. You can start out learning right now with little (or no) money. You do not need the big bucks to spend on your education in the beginning. Stay within your budget each step throughout your education.As you progress, you will naturally want to expand your knowledge which then may require (if you desire) a specialist where your investment in money will start to kick in. The beautiful advantage of marketing “online” versus “offline” is money. You can learn the “online” marketing tactics that are FREE.So – look for that educational resource that provides within their Internet Curriculum an education on the FREE internet marketing tactics, such as: Social Media (Facebook, My Space), Article Marketing, Press Releases, Blogging, Forum Marketing, Social Bookmarking, Squidoo, Hub Pages, Video Marketing, Keyword Research…And, make certain the curriculum also provides the marketing masterminds (that I call the “specialists”) in such areas, as: Google, SEO, Copywriting, Personal Branding…4) MISSION STATEMENT:What is your Mission Statement, and is the internet educational resource inline with your Mission Statement. This may be a difficult question to answer for some. But if you are building a business, and have a mission statement, then having that educator with like type mission/philosophy helps to drive your education along the same lines as your goals.Let me give you an example, if I may:My Mission Statement: To help others throughout the world realize you do have options, and to help you understand those options that are available to you (over & beyond the corporate arena), and to guide you to where you can create & develop your own Financial Security – Online.I then took my mission statement, which is based on Financial Security, and found the internet educational resource, that is ALSO based around: 1) Financial Security and 2) Education for the next wave of Master Internet Millionaire Marketers.The reason for this approach is because it helps you to be in-line philosophically with who you are working with, learning from and growing your future with.5) ETHICS/INTEGRITY:This may be tough to determine. Try to get a sense of the company’s business model and business ethics. Find the company’s mission statement and ask if it is inline with your mission, or how you may want to approach your marketing education. And is the company’s branding and message consistent and uphold ethics.So – is the marketing and branding of the company you are considering for your education, inline with how you want to ultimately approach your marketing? Can you see value that is being provided?6) MARKETING POSITIONING:Do they teach the type of marketing that you embrace. Are the company leaders/top producers “buying leads” or does the company have an extensive marketing curriculum being taught by the current Internet Mastermind Marketers. Or, is the education coming strictly from one source. One individual.7) COMPREHENSIVE GLOBAL/INTERNATIONAL CURRICULUM:If you are on the internet you have the potential to market globally. What you want to ask yourself, is if the curriculum is translated into languages worldwide where the opportunity to be an Internet Marketer is being provided to people throughout the world, no matter the language.You want to look for a curriculum that is providing a new skill set to anyone, anywhere in the world, and educates everyone how to market online – whether that person has a product or business already, or not. A company’s curriculum that embraces this philosophy is inline with providing true value to others.8) LONGEVITY:How long does this company/curriculum plan on being around. Are they here to stay. The internet arena is constantly evolving and changing, and it’s nice to feel comfortable that who you are working with has a mission/game plan to be here for 5+ years.9) CLICK-BY-CLICK TRAINING FOR THE NEWBIES:I have to admit, this approach to training really helped me. Does the curriculum provide “click-by-click” training. Can you can see “click-by-click” how things online are actually set up. This really helps to cut down the learning curve. It is too time intensive to learn from a book.And, does the curriculum include “in the office of a top producer” training, so you see “how” the leaders are getting the results, now.10) Staying Current With The Ever Evolving Changes:A curriculum that is staying on top of the evolving changes by bringing onto the staff the marketing masterminds to keep the students current (i.e. SEO, Google).Conclusion:We are in an internet evolution with changes and growth occurring very quickly, so you need to get out of the books, and onto the computer screen. You want to find the leaders, the top producers, the internet marketing masterminds in the internet marketing industry.So, pick wisely based on your goals and marketing style you are comfortable with.
Most of the well paying jobs require completed college education in the form of either a Bachelors or a Masters degree. Most jobs that pay above minimum wage require you to have a high school diploma at the absolute minimum. However in some areas, experience is valued far higher than education. In this article I’m going to discuss the value of both experience and formal education. I’ll go over the top paying jobs that don’t require a degree and that typically value experience a lot more than a college degree.Before I discuss the merits of both education and work experience, I want to implore you in the highest possible way to get your G.E.D (high school diploma) if you don’t already have it. Even if you plan on working you way up from the bottom at a large company, this is something they will look for when they consider promoting you. You can do virtual classes online that will prepare you for the test for about $300. If you can’t afford that, there are dozens of state programs across the country that provide financial aid to promote literacy. Do a Google search for “GED Financial Aid Your_State” to see what’s available in your state.Formal Education vs Job ExperienceIn a recent survey done by Monster.com, a substantial majority of the respondents felt that work experience was more important for them to advance their career than education. This is undoubtedly the case, even when you base it on strictly statistical data, but what this poll doesn’t mention is that education is instrumental in getting hired in the first place. Education should be seen as the starting point, the “seed” if you will, whereas experience is the sun light and water required to grow and develop. Without the education there would be no seed and therefor no growth. This analogy is true with most careers, but some jobs simply don’t value formal education very highly.These Jobs Hire with No EducationFortunately there are actually dozens of jobs that pay just as well or better as many degree based jobs. These jobs place more emphasis and importance into real world work experience as a traditional classroom education holds little or no value here.5. Postal Service Clerks. Working at the post office has been a well paying and very secure career for decades. It’s one of the few jobs left that still offers a pension plan, which continues paying you a percentage of your normal wages after you retire. You can earn up to $51,670 with this job without any college degree or advanced education.4. Real Estate Sales Agents. If you have strong people skills, this can be an incredibly lucrative business. Even when the housing market is at it’s worst, this is still a phenomenal business to be in. You can either work for your self or join an existing real estate company which can help you by sending you leads and providing you with an office. If your new to this area, it would be wise to start out by joining an existing company so you can build your contacts and learn the ropes. The average salary for this occupation is $53,100 and several agents earn between $200,000 – $1,000,000 annually.3. Commercial Drivers (Truck Drivers) The schedule can be pretty rough and you’ll be spending a lot of time away from your friends and family, but if those things don’t bother you, this job is an incredibly high paying option. The pay range is anywhere from $40,000 – $55,000 annually.2. Casino Supervisor If you’ve ever been to Las Vegas, you already know the dealers are making outrageous amounts of money. If the dealers are making so much money, just imagine how much their supervisors are making! Often times, the supervisor receives a percentage of the tips from the floor that he/she is supervising. These casino supervisors earn an average of $48,920 annually and if you land a job at high stakes casino, expect to make easily over $100,000 annually. 1. Paid Survey Taker This job isn’t recommended as the #1 job that requires no education because it is the highest paying. It’s recommended because it’s something that you can easily add on to any other job to supplement your existing income. It’s a few hundred dollars in your pocket every month at just a few hours work. Best of all, it’s something that you can start doing immediately, without having to deal with a job interview or review process.Although education can be very important, and often instrumental, to landing certain jobs, it’s literally worthless when trying to pursue certain careers. Before you go through the time and expense of pursuing a college degree, be sure to find out whether or not your career really requires a college degree. Above all, stay focused and motivated to whatever your goals are and you will succeed regardless of what level of education you currently have.