Welcome. I’m Glad You’re Here.

Affiliate marketer confused and afraidI really mean that.  Seriously.  I’m glad you are here.  Right here.  Reading this.

I created this blog for all the dizzy, dazed and confused people out there who have been trying to sort out internet marketing on their own.  If that’s you, I want to help.

I know that many of you have been bamboozled by some of the self-proclaimed internet gurus out there handing out “free” advice.  As you will come to learn, I’m a little different than those guys (but we’ll get to that in just a minute).

For now, just know that, like you, I felt pretty lost in 2007 when I got started online, and I remember exactly what it felt like.  Simply put, I didn’t even know where to start.

So, basically, I was in your shoes.

I really didn’t know much about online business back then, but I knew that I wanted to build “passive” online income.  Eventually, I figured out that affiliate marketing was a good place to start.  That meant I needed a solid affiliate marketing tutorial I could follow, and I that needed to find someone that I could trust to help me find my way.  If that sounds a little too familiar, then welcome to the club.  We’ve all been there.

At that time, it seemed like everywhere I turned, there was some internet marketer who wanted to “help.”  They usually didn’t stick around very long, and I often got the feeling that what they really wanted most was to “help themselves” to my wallet.  Simply put, I was not sure whom to trust.  Unfortunately, trust is a tough problem in this business.

What I needed then (and what I am guessing you need now) was no-nonsense honest advice about how to build a business online. What works, what doesn’t work, and (most importantly) how to begin. That’s exactly what this site is about.  If that is what you are looking for, then that probably means you are in the right place.  Again I say, “Welcome!”

If all this makes sense and sounds like you and your journey, feel free to skip directly to my Getting Started Page.  But, if you are still not sure, I invite you to read on.

 

My Internet Marketing Story (the brief version)

My name is Mark Mason (yes, that’s my real name).  I live in Dallas and I have a full-time job at a well-respected Fortune-500 company there.  I call it my “day job,” and I have been with my current employer for over two decades.  It’s a demanding “engineering management job” in the electronics industry with lots of responsibility and travel.   I love it.  I could start an entire blog about how great my job has been over the years.

But here’s the thing — I love internet marketing too.

This means that I am not one of those disgruntled, angry, rage-against-the-machine guys that is looking to stick it to the man, find freedom, quit his day job, escape his cubicle, grow a beard and live life on the beach.  Beards are itchy and I don’t even like the beach (please don’t tell my wife — she loves the beach and makes me go every summer).

I’m not interested in leaving my job.  However, I do see the value in doing something that I find really interesting that is cash-flow positive.  I do internet marketing stuff late at night (the internet is always open), so I call my efforts “Late Night Internet Marketing.”  I view internet marketing as a way to diversify my personal income while having fun.

And I really do enjoy it (I know, I mentioned that already, but it’s true).  I like to help people too (including you).  The fact that I am not paying my light bill with money that I make from this blog puts me in a very powerful (and special) position.  Helping people is point of this blog, the podcast,  (and the Affiliate Marketing Roadmap).

 

And That’s where you come in.

This Web Site Is A Resource For You

If you are interested in learning about internet marketing and creating passive income online, then this website is for you.  If you are looking to hear from someone that will tell you the truth and isn’t looking to make a quick buck, then you are in the right place.

If you are looking for easy money without a lot of work, I can’t help you.  I don’t know how to get something for nothing.  If you need to make $3000 tomorrow to pay your mortgage, I can’t help you.  I feel for you, but I just don’t have any easy money tricks.

What I have done to help you is create a free resource with a lot of moving parts.  It all fits under the ‘Late Night” brand somehow.  And it’s all designed to help people learn how to make money on line based on my own personal experience.  Mostly, I focus on affiliate marketing because I think that is the best way for people to get started.  Affiliate marketing covers most aspects of internet marketing, so it’s an excellent choice for me from a teaching and sharing perspective (and it’s profitable too).

The main resources I have available for you are…

 

The Best Internet Marketing Newsletter On Earth

As I mentioned, when I got started I wanted, more than anything, to learn about internet marketing.  One of the most effective ways that I know to teach internet marketing it through an eCourse Newsletter.  That’s exactly what you’ll get when you sign up.

 

The Affiliate Marketing Roadmap

Building great affiliate websites is a great way to learn about internet marketing and to build passive income.  I’ve created a very simple 5 page tutorial that teaches you the basics and then let’s you dig deeper when you are ready.  I call it the Affiliate Marketing Roadmap.

 

The Late Night Internet Marketing Podcast

My baby.  The Late Night Internet Marketing Podcast is an internet radio show where I talk about all things internet marketing (with a focus on affiliate marketing).  If you really want to get to know me, listen to a few episodes of the podcast.

 

The Internet Marketing Minute

A short format podcast of internet marketing tips.  Very helpful for beginners and advanced marketers alike.

 

The Late Night Video Blog

I also create videos when something marketing-related is on my mind.

 

Full Disclaimer:  How I Make Money

One of the things you need to understand clearly from the start is that I sometimes (well, often actually) recommend products.  You can see a great example on my resource page.  Sometimes when I do that, I have a financial relationship (usually as an affiliate) with the company that makes the product.  I guess that’s not surprising since this is a blog about affiliate marketing.  Please read my disclaimer to get the full scoop — feel free to ask any questions that you like.

Take Some Action

The important thing is that you take some action.  That’s always the most important thing.  If I were you, I would sign up to my free newsletter.  The price is right, and you can always unsubscribe if you don’t like it.

My Most Recent Blog Posts

Finally, take a look at the six most recent posts I’ve created for the blog.  Let me know what you think.  I’d love to hear from you and find out how the resources that I have created here can help you in your internet business.

Rank Tracking Graph

Track Your Website Rankings In Google (without going broke) [LNIM085]

Google Penguin 3.0 Update -- Penguins On Parade

Google Penguin 3.0 Update: What you need to know about Google’s latest algorithm antics

Backlinking for SEO

Are Backlinking Mistakes Killing Your SEO? What You Need To Know [LNIM083]

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Affiliate Marketing Success Stories From The Rankings Institute (Andrew Hansen) [LNIM082]

Next level with Cliff Ravenscraft

Taking Your Business To The Next Level: Cliff Ravenscraft Reveals 3 Keys [LNIM081]

Donald Leonetti

Donald Leonetti: What Tragedy Can Teach Us [LNIM080]