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Sales and Marketing

Internet Marketing – Paying For Advertising

Are you currently advertising your website online? I mean paid advertising. Are you using paid advertising to drive traffic to your site and to get more new sales? If so, then hopefully you are getting good results from your efforts. While advertising is excellent, not all forms of paid advertising are created equal.
There are some forms of paid advertising that is effective, and some that are just flat out not good. Even if you’re advertising right now to get traffic (and NOT targeted traffic… I’m talking about traffic that makes it look like you’re succeeding online)… you have to make sure that you are getting sales and seeing results from your advertising efforts.
One form of paid advertising that I like to invest in is pay per click advertising (PPC). With pay per click, you bid on certain keywords that you would like to rank high for in the “sponsored listings” section of the search engines. Depending on your niche, you could either spend a lot on some keyword phrases, or you can pay a little.
Nevertheless, pay per click advertising can be a great way to bring new sales to your website. The top players in the pay per click game are Google AdWords, and Bing Ads (Yahoo and Bing combined). Despite the combination of Bing Ads, Google AdWords is still larger… by a lot.
But the traffic from Bing Ads is still good. You will want to monitor your costs and make sure that you’re actually turning a profit or getting a lot of leads from your advertising efforts. If it helps, you may find it beneficial to start off with a low pay per click bid (around 10 cents), and monitor your results from there.
Pay per click advertising is a very addictive thing to use. You will find yourself tweaking things here and there, changing your landing page, deleting keywords, creating new ads, and etc. The bottom is that, if after 2 changes your results haven’t picked up, it’s time to let the campaign go, and move into a different niche.
Even though PPC is good, you don’t want to bet the farm on something that is untested. Make sure your product price point is good so that you can make up for any money loss when acquiring the customer. Also, make sure to make the decision as to whether or not go hard and spend more on PPC – despite going negative on the initial sale, or slow things up a big to just break even or make a small profit on each sale.
I like PPC, but it isn’t the only good form of advertising online. I also like to do ezine advertising. This is the process of contacting ezine and email list owners and seeing if you can buy an advertising slot in their publication. This works very well, and there are a ton of ezine and email list owners who will take you up on your offer.
You can find ezines like this in something called the “Directory Of Ezines” (DOE). It costs $197 to join, but in consideration for the longevity of your business… it’s a smart investment.
Be sure to use these advertising sources to promote your business online and start making the money that you hope to achieve simply and easily.
Good luck with advertising your website online.…

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Television (TV) Advertising To Reach More People

Marketing can take upon a whole variety of forms. You can do it on the internet, magazines, newspapers, and even joint ventures. This is something that you should look into if you want to improve your sales and profits. But unfortunately, a lot of the marketing methods that you think would work now is slowly because a technique that is futile in nature.
But there is one kind of advertising that people are looking into as another form of marketing. This form is television advertising. Depending on where you run your television ad, it can really cost you a lot of money. But if you’re in a local area and want to run your TV ad locally, it won’t cost as much.
When running TV ads, you have to follow the same conventions of direct response marketing. Lead with a big headline, show the viewer what’s in it for them; and have a strong close with your phone number and website address. Now if this sounds simple, it is, but there’s one thing that you need to do to: you have to get them to put the remote down.
Getting viewers to do such a thing is tough. Most of them are just flipping through the channels looking for something watch, and can care less about the ads that we see on TV. But for that 1 scanning viewer, you will want to capture their attention with a riveting headline that will get them to start taking your TV ad seriously.
You have all kinds of elements that you have to be aware of when thinking about running a TV ad. You need testimonials, before and after pictures, a good pitch person, the ultimate benefit, and much more. Using these strategies, you’ll be able to have the foundations of a good TV ad.
Now obviously your offer will want to be good also. No matter what you sell, price it from $10 – $30, and then when they buy, try to upsell them immediately with your $2000 product. This is how the pros do it. Even if you don’t have a $2000 product, if you have a product that is high priced and relates to the item that they just bought, consider selling them that.
A good television ad can bring you a lot of new customers overnight. I can remember a pawn shop offering PlayStation 2’s for $100. I saw the ad at around 3am in the morning, and told myself I would go down there to buy one. But when I got there, they were all sold out!
Needless to say I was upset, but this brings on a simple marketing strategy that I think you can learn from.
If that ad was shown in the newspaper, I thought that it would have been sold out overnight. But since it was on TV broadcasting to the masses, I think this is the factor that made the campaign a success.
Before you rule out TV advertising, think about the effect that it can have on your bottom line. You can earn a lot of money in the process, all while building your backend income to those people who bought from you before. So if you’re not using TV advertising to your advantage today, you’re missing out on a ton of new customers in your business.…