Nothing is more exciting than starting your own Internet marketing business. So much to do, so much to learn, so much to. . . well, face it, there is so much to do that at times it may be almost nerve racking.
All Internet marketers get into Internet marketing to make fast money, but, they do so thinking they will not have to spend any money to do it. Nothing may be further from the truth. If you are going to have an Internet marketing business, you are going to have to have capital and expense money just as you would for any brick and mortar business.
What’s nice is that there really are a lot of Internet Marketing Strategies to promote and advertise your new Internet marketing business that will not bust the bank.
Here are any simple, cost effective methods any Internet marketer can use to increase your business visibility and for a minimum cash outlay. Before I get into any of these areas, you must remember, it takes time to build and expand your Internet marketing business or businesses. Don’t get discouraged if after a few days or weeks you aren’t getting results you think you should. It takes time, be patient, be persistent and most of all be serious about your new Internet marketing business.
The first thing you must have is a website. You can build one yourself, hire someone to build it for you or join one or more of the many Internet marketing programs that will build and host your website. Regardless of what you choose, if you are to succeed in Internet marketing you will need your own website.
The strategies below will assist you in attaining quality traffic to your site and making your first of many sales. Best of luck in your new Internet marketing venture.
1. Write Informative and Relevant Articles
The best way to get quality links and responsive traffic to your site is to write articles for your website and the products that you are selling. Research your products, write an article on each product or service that you are promoting. Be informative, don’t try and sell the product in your article. Let the sales page do the selling for you. At the bottom, put an “about author” box with ONE LINK back to your sales page or website. Sit back, let nature and the article directories do their thing and in a matter of days you will start seeing fresh and unique traffic to your site.
2. Get Back Links To Your Site
While you will get any good quality back links to your site from the articles you have written, you should consider link exchanges with other relevant sites. The more relevant links to your site, the more popular the search engines will perceive it. Link exchanges take time to do, and they take time to be indexed. However, like anything worth doing, it’s worth the time and effort if you really want your business to succeed. Search the Internet for Link Exchange Programs and find the one that best fits your budget.
3. Building Your List With Your Newsletter
Virtually every Internet marketing business has a “newsletter” for visitors to subscribe to. This is absolutely key to your success. If someone signed up for your newsletter, you already know they are interested in your product. If used properly, your newsletter could be your greatest asset and bring you in more money than you could ever imagine. You must use this tool to promote other products and services to your “List”. You already have their attention, so use this tool wisely. Don’t over send to them or they may feel you don’t respect them and they will just unsubscribe. Make sure your newsletters offer them quality information, new products, send them to your blogs, and YES. . . you should always insert at least ONE SALES LINK. As long as they view a sales link in every email, they know you will always try and sell to them. If they are interested, they will click on it. If they aren’t, they won’t.
4. Join Quality Internet Marketing Forums
While searching for a forum, keep in mind that Forums ARE NOT a place to sell your products. At least not directly! Forums are basically Internet marketing “chat rooms”. The people whoever go to these Forums do so to meet like minded people, learn new Internet marketing techniques and skills, and yes, many of the individuals in this forum are similar to you. . . . Internet marketers. Spend time in a forum, respond intelligently to posts, and provide relevant information. When you are perceived as someone with knowledge, you will gain their trust and respect. Use an authorized “signature” where you can put a link or two for your products or websites. This is an excellent means of learning the business and even finding partners if you so desire.
5. Affiliate Marketing
This is by far the easiest way to get into Internet marketing. Join a quality affiliate marketing program. Here you will probably get free websites, eBooks, products, virtually anything you will ever need to “start” a business. As you progress in your learning and in your Internet marketing skills, you may begin to build your own sites, your own products and start your own affiliate marketing program. As I stated, this is the easiest way to start your career, but, there are a lot of scams and unreliable Internet marketers out there. Take your time, learn about the program, search the Internet for info on the marketer and the program. One thing I have always liked to do is check if it’s a SCAM. The easiest way to do this is to type the name of the program you are interested in and then SCAM at the end. Something like this:
ABC MARKETING SCAM. If there is anything on this program, the search engines will find it. You will have eliminated a bad program or possibly found exactly what you want in an Internet marketing program. Either way, always do your research.