About Internet Marketing Post 12

In the last post we talked about whether or not being an affiliate
can change your life. In this post we are going to talk about why
effective internet marketing begins with a business plan.

Effective internet marketing begins with the business plan. One of
the reasons that franchises are such a popular offline business
model is that they present a plan for making hamburgers or
tutoring kids. Having a plan is one of the most important things in
business and a key component of effective internet marketing.

The first thing I want to ask you is whether you want to have an
internet marketing business or an internet marketing hobby.
There’s nothing wrong with making a couple hundred dollars a
month doing something that is kind of fun. But it’s not a business.
It’s a hobby. Effective internet marketing means treating it like a
business.

The first step of your plan needs to be your long range strategic
goals. How much do you want to be making? What are your
resources to get there? Steven Covey made popular the saying
“begin with the end in mind.” That means, look down the road 5
years or so and find out where you want to be. Then you can plot
backwards what milestones you need to meet to get there.

Your plan should be divided into long term (5 year), mid term (1
year), quarterly, monthly, and daily objectives. This way, you stay
on track.

Additionally, you need to develop systems for everything you do. If
you plan to outsource your article writing, set up a system for
everything from hiring your writers to how they deliver the content
to you. If you systematize the plan, you will get better results. One
person posted a question about why his writers never gave him
titles to the articles. A responder asked him whether he had
asked them to. If you have a system in place, when you bring on a
new writer, he or she will know exactly what you expect of them.

Effective internet marketing also means developing a budget and
sticking to it. Internet hobbyists buy every WSO or course on the
market. They dabble in one thing, listen to an ecourse, buy a
domain name they never use, etc. Someone who is marketing on
a business developed budget will buy only the things he or she
needs to move their business forward.

As you put together a real business plan for your internet
marketing business, you will find that you are making a lot more
money. It stops being something you are playing at on the
evenings and weekends and starts to take shape as a “real”
business.

Pretty soon, you will find that you can leave your day job and make
the online world your primary source of income. Many people
have done this before you. More, though, have played at it,
and said, “internet marketing doesn’t work.” Those are mostly
people who didn’t have any real plan.

Do you want to have a hobby or a business? The answer to that
will determine how successful you are. Always remember that
effective internet marketing is a business and you need a plan.

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about using ebooks as an internet marketing strategy.

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About Internet Marketing Post 11

In the last post we talked about simple things that will make
internet marketing work well for you. In this post we are going to
talk about whether or not being an affiliate can change your life.

Being an associate affiliate can be extremely profitable, but it’s not
as easy as all the gurus make it sound. After all, you have to
generate targeted traffic and make it convert in order to get paid.
That means convincing people, most of them with short attention
spans, to take sign up for offers or make purchases through your
link.

This works out well for both parties because the producer doesn’t
pay you money until you give them some leads or customers.
Associate affiliates use this relationship to make money without
having to worry about customer service or product delivery. It sort
of lowers the risk for both involved parties.

For beginners, this is a great way to start earning money. You’ll
also learn the ropes of internet marketing and this is vital to your
long term success. Of course, your site might have its own goal,
but starting off with promoting a product that is already converting
and optimized you’re making things a lot easier for yourself.
Doing so requires a combination of factors almost all of which are
under your control, which is a good thing.

Many companies will allow you to sign up for their affiliate program
even if you don’t have a website of your own. On the other hand,
some companies require you to have a website that’s closely
related to their niche and you’ll need to submit traffic stats to them
in order to become an associate affiliate for them.

After all, if you have the same topics on your sites, there’s a
greater likelihood of crossover from readers. If you had a soccer
website, you probably wouldn’t have crossover readers for a site
on wheelchairs.

Another factor to know about is keywords. Keywords are the
words that people put into search engines to look for a specific
topic or subject. Just about anything can be a keyword phrase,
but some keywords are more profitable than others.

These are usually keywords which have moderate to high
searches on a regular basis and a low number of competing
pages. Optimize your sites for the most profitable keywords and
you’ll stand a greater chance of not only making sales, but
securing a hands-off income stream.

Of course, being an associate affiliate isn’t the be all and end all.
Unless you’re simply there to make money, you probably opened
a website because it’s something you’re interested in. If you’re not
enjoying it anymore and you’re not just in it for money, feel free to
move on to more interesting prospects.

You have to be in a place that’s good for you otherwise, you
wouldn’t be able to stand the grit and the everyday pressure that a
website demands. If you’re still interested, there’s a lot of money
to be made being an associate affiliate and if you go about the
process correctly you can turn your efforts into residual, long term
rewards.

Make sure you look for your next post soon. We will be talking
about why effective internet marketing begins with a business
plan.

Best of luck with your ventures,

About Internet Marketing Post 10

In the last post we talked about improving your internet marketing
results by offering value. In this post we are going to talk about
simple things that will make internet marketing work well for you.

The way internet in marketing works is becoming clearer and
clearer from day to day. Like many things, advertising and
marketing strategies are only beginning to scratch the surface of
this rapidly expanding force. Whatever baby steps we’ve taken to
fully utilize it are still very powerful in their own right after all, there
has been nothing like the internet in the history of mankind.

We may not have yet fully realized just how deep or how far the
internet can go. Despite its penetration into the idea of a
household it is still not as every day as the television or the radio.
As a canvas for marketing, it’s the baby boy or girl of the media
world.

Only recently have references to the internet in media been made
realistically most references make it out to be some magical thing
that can answer anything and anyone. Now, people are getting a
good idea of how it works and want to try internet in marketing for
themselves.

The first step and possibly the most commonly known method of
internet in marketing has been through email newsletters and the
like. Through an easily accessible method like email, people have
been staying in contact with their customers as if they were simply
in the neighborhood except now, that neighborhood has been
extended to anything with an internet connection. Currently, it is
also the prime method by which scams and spam are delivered,
making people look at it with a grain of salt.

Internet in marketing took on a whole new level when Amazon.com
created the idea of web affiliates. This is the internet equivalent of
the infomercial after all, where else could an entire site or
channel be used as an ad?

Affiliate marketing is essentially when people promote certain
products or services for a commission of the sale price. In doing
so, they also offer their viewers the chance to click on various ads
or links to the “money” site.

This is why they need similar or related content the more similar
the sites, the better the chance that the viewer or user would
actually be interested in clicking the link.

Payment here varies, but for the most part requires actual action
from the user for payment. It takes more than viewing the ad the
user needs to either click, or act on the ad in such a way that is
beneficial for the main site. In this way, the advertiser only pays for
conversions, leads or click that benefit them, putting some of the
work into the affiliate’s hands.

Marketing on the internet can be very profitable, if done correctly
and like actual advertising, there is no magic formula to get
everyone into your site, but the effort will probably pay off.
Research and knowing how to actually do the marketing is vital
this allows you to weed out those who can and those who can’t
promote you. Internet in marketing a new concept, but one you
can’t pass up.

Make sure you look for your next post soon. We will be talking
about whether or not being an affiliate can change your life.

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About Internet Marketing Post 9

In the last post we talked about finding an internet marketing
expert that you can trust to teach you. In this post we are going to
talk about improving your internet marketing results by offering
value.

Do you want to improve your internet marketing strategy for your
business? Have you found that what you are currently doing is not
taking you far enough? Are you struggling to get to the next level?
The best thing you can do to improve internet marketing strategy
is to value your customers.

Unfortunately, many marketers see their customers as “marks.” If
they buy your snake oil and don’t like it, there are millions of more
fish in the sea. But if you want to improve internet marketing
strategy, you need to change your mind set.

A customer relationship is a valuable thing. There are two parts to
this. It is much more expensive to acquire a customer than it is to
keep one. Once you have sold a product to a satisfied customer,
they are much more likely to come back for more.

That’s one reason why it is important to develop an maintain a list.
Once you have established value with a customer, you are able to
go back to them with new product offers. Customers buy from
people they trust.

This is true whether you are selling affiliate products or your own
products. If you are selling affiliate products, and people trust you
to make recommendations, they will buy through your links.

Think about the books that serve as “guides” for travelers. Hotels
fight to get “5 star” ratings from various directories because it can
significantly increase their business. Affiliate programs should be
vying to have you recommend them because a recommendation
from you should bring in a flood of traffic.

If you are selling your own products, this remains true as well. If
you sell a customer an initial product and he or she likes it, they
will probably be interested in a similar product you have to sell as
well.

Bring them into your product funnel. You should plan up sells and
down sells for each product you sell. Look at ways to repackage
the products to add value. For instance, you can turn an ebook
into an audio book and sell it again. Or, you can turn a bunch of
short reports into one package.

If you value your customers, you will improve internet marketing
strategy all around.

P. T. Barnum is “famous” for saying, “there’s a fool born every
minute.” The truth is there is absolutely no record of him saying
this. Joe Vitale named his biography of Barnum “There’s a
Customer Born Every Minute.” That’s the mind set you should
have
if you want to really improve internet marketing strategy.

If you see the people on your list and the people who visit your
website as customers, you will develop relationships that will last
for many years. If you treat them as “fools” they may buy once, but
they will be loath to ever purchase something from you again.

Furthermore, when you treat people as “marks,” it cheapens the
whole buying online experience in general. It drives people to “big
names” like Amazon rather than the smaller distributors who can
offer real value.

Don’t fall into the “fool” trap. See and treat your customers as
valuable because they are. That’s how you improve internet
marketing results.

Make sure you look for your next post soon. We will be talking
about simple things that will make internet marketing work well for
you.

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All About Internet Marketing Post 8

In the last post we talked about jump starting your online
marketing campaign for greater success. In this post we are
going to talk about finding an internet marketing expert that you
can trust to teach you.

Which internet marketing experts should you turn to? These
people, who have been tagged as “gurus” by some, have more
experience in the IM world than others. But, it seems like there’s a
new “guru” on the block every day. So who should you trust to
teach you the ropes?

Here’s a check list on how to evaluate internet marketing experts.

Have they actually made money doing the things they are
advising you to do?

Ironically, many internet marketing “experts” are most expert at
promoting themselves. They’ll tell you, for instance, to stay out of
the “internet marketing” niche because the “experts” have it
cornered. Instead, they’ll say to go into less competitive niches.
But, if you press them, they will have to admit that they’ve never
been in any other niche themselves.

Are they transparent?

The “gurus” that I like best are the ones who will show you what
niches are actually making them money. They’re not afraid they’ll
lose their precious “position” to someone less experienced than
they are. This transparency allows you to evaluate them wisely.

Do they give you a step by step plan?

The internet marketing experts who are best at teaching newbie
and internet marketers are those who can provide detailed, step
by step plans for success.

Do you trust that they have done what they say?

It’s really easy to say they made “a million dollars” from a system
when you are on the internet. You don’t even have to keep a
straight face. You can also photoshop Paypal and Clickbank
screen shots to “show” that you have made a lot more money than
you really have. So, when finding a guru to follow, you should have
a gut feeling that they have done what they’ve said they’ve done.

Is their plan something you feel you can do?

There are many kinds of internet marketing experts. Some
recommend setting up a network of blogs and doing a ton of
writing. Others use pay per click marketing in their strategies.
Some urge you to go offline and contact business owners to build
websites for them. All of these strategies can work. The trick is to
find a guru who can teach you the strategies you are most
comfortable with yourself.

Do they say you can do it with “no work.” ?

Let’s face it, there’s very little in life that you can achieve with no
work. Every once in a while, someone hits a jackpot. Whether it is
in Las Vegas or online. But, for the most part, making money of
any kind requires work. If you see a guru promising a “no work”
system, run away fast.

Is it ethical?

There are a number of ways you can make money on the internet
that some can live with and others find downright unethical. Make
sure you are able to live with yourself in the morning before you
start any internet marketing scheme.

There are many people claiming to be internet marketing
“experts.” Choose wisely before selecting an expert to follow.

Make sure you look for your next post soon. We will be talking
about improving your internet marketing results by offering value.

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