Internet Marketing – Don’t Get Overwhelmed, Get Focused!
Being new to the field of internet marketing, I can easily relate with those of you who are feeling totally overwhelmed! When you first begin, you hear about what might as well be a million different ways in which you can market your product or business on the internet. If you are taking on this endeavor with no previous experience as I did, it can all seem a bit foreign.
As you weed your way through the jungle of information it seems as though your chances of conquering it all are just about impossible, but have faith! If you spend time on each form of marketing, one by one, you will achieve at least two things. You will feel more confident in your abilities to market and you will figure out which forms of marketing you prefer. Now don’t get me wrong just because you prefer one type, doesn’t mean you can do that alone and have success. Internet marketing requires a combination of at least several techniques to drive enough traffic to your websites to make them profitable. Here are a few tips for beginners!
It will be easy for you to look at all of the various forms of marketing and wonder how you will ever figure them all out. My advice to you, pick one! Pick the first one that draws your attention and study it. You don’t have to become a master at it quite yet, but you need to put the time in. Study the form of marketing you have chosen until you gain a good working understanding of it.
Then, get your foot in the door, if it’s article marketing; submit an article, video marketing the same, etc., etc. It is important to remember though, that many forms of internet marketing will not work if you only practice them occasionally. Article marketing, for instance requires an absolute minimum of one article per week if you expect it to attract any traffic. Social networking requires attention more than two or three times per week. It is based on connecting with friends and potential customers through casual communication. If you are not around to communicate, it’s not going to work!
My second piece of advice is: prioritize! While you may love ‘twittering’ your day away, or writing articles to your little heart’s content, what good are they going to do if you don’t have down the basics? What I’m talking about is a squeeze page (also called splash pages) and a webpage. If you expect your internet business to be successful, you need to provide people with a place to go to learn more about you and the product or service you are providing. Splash pages, in my opinion are the lifeblood of your business. They provide a place for internet traffic to become leads for you. Splash pages should be short, sweet, simple and to the point. They are cheap to have made (under $100) and can do the job until you can afford or …