Successful Internet Marketing
When getting started marketing on the internet, it seems very overwhelming. I mean with getting your
website put together, your splash page(s), your Adsense, your Adwords, Ezine advertising, the ad tracking,
writing articles, Viral marketing, a Blog, linking, SEO, any affiliate sites, traffic generation, autoresponders,
list building and more you might think to yourself man what am I doing?
If you are new and trying to learn what all of the above mentioned things are, and how to use them is like a
college education in itself. It can get really crazy and you may feel like information overload is taking place
in your mind. This can lead to well, a lot of nothing as you become frozen and inactive. So What do you do
then. Well this should be obvious to most but those who may be new to business in general here are some
good suggestions. Break it all down into little pieces!
First you need to decide on what it is you will be marketing. Is it a hard product or soft product, meaning is
it shipped or downloaded. You will need to set up your web site ready to take orders. Learning to do it
yourself is possible and takes time. Paying someone to do it saves time and has a definite cost attached.
Part of this process involves setting up a budget for operating and advertising. There are many ways to
advertise for little or no out of pocket cost. One of the best I have found has been article submissions.
Writing articles about something you love to do can be fun as well as get the word out about your business.
Next you will want to carve out your working schedule. When will you work your business? How many hours
per week, per day etc will you work. This is not set in stone and can be adjusted as you move forward.
Setting your goals is very important as it gives you the steps you need to follow day by day month by
month to progress towards success. Goals are a must for any project be it business or personal.
One thing that has helped me is I focus on one aspect of the marketing process at a time to completion
before starting another. So for example I want to get an article written and submitted. I will do this once per
week. I spend about six hours on this and I do not move to another technique until finished. I usually
complete this in one days work.
Next I will work on my AdWords or AdSense campaigns. My point is that you can get so mixed up and
confused moreover when this happens you get discouraged. So it is vital to keep things organized. Try to
learn then setup a different aspect of your marketing after mastering a previous step. Do one at a time.
A very good place to learn a lot about marketing on the internet is the Warrior Forum. There are many
people who have many years of cumulative experience that can help. You can search thousands of topics
that will address your questions. I have personally spent many hours of research on the Forum. Another
thing I like to do is check other marketers sites and see what they are doing. I get many great ideas from
this type of research on the Forum.
Try not to spend a bunch of money on tools and e-books. Some tools are necessary such as an auto
responder, article submission software or ad tracker. You can however, get by without these in the very
beginning. You can get yourself e-books by searching and finding free e-books to download from the internet.
All the tools you need can be easily found on the internet.
Another great way to get started is to become an affiliate. This way you can get a ready-made product
and in a lot of cases website. You can become an affiliate for as many products or companies that you feel
you can handle financially as well as by how much time you have to devote to each business. A lot of these,
once up can run on auto pilot for certain periods of time with little effort.
Most affiliate related online businesses will provide systematic instructions that walk you through what to do
to succeed. You will notice that most of the information that you read will be focused on marketing properly
whether using AdWords to offline classified ads or building your email list.
Finally all of this is dynamic and I consider everything I do a test until proven successful. This is the real
beauty of the internet. You can test business models and projects out quickly and inexpensively on-line. If
one thing does not work, move on to the next or if one ad flops tweak it and retest. Some times, you can
see a change take effect within hours.