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What Would You Do If You Were A Newbie In Internet Marketing?

Posted on : 13-06-2010 | By : stargaterich | In : Internet_Marketing

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One of the main challenges facing aspiring to be new Internet Marketers is what steps and actions to take to jump start their online business.

It could be quite a daunting task and perhaps confusing for a newbie to decide what product or service to market online.  One can make money online on practically any kind of product or service so long as there is consumer demand for it.

Here’s an interesting article posted by LeadsLeap on what you should do if you were a newbie in Internet Marketing.

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How To Get Into Internet Marketing

Posted on : 28-05-2010 | By : Warren Wooden | In : Internet_Marketing

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These days, there isn’t a lot of job stability. People are looking for alternatives to a steady income and internet marketing is one way for them to earn. There is the possibility of earning a full income, but many just want to earn a little something on the side so they can save for the possibility of losing their job. This doesn’t happen overnight, however. For many, giving up too soon is a problem.

It’s important to have a plan when marketing online. There are several ways to make money with the internet. Choosing a method of earning can be a challenge, but once one has selected a way, then it’s a good idea to stick it out. It takes time to build any kind of business, even one online. Some of the most popular types of online marketing include the following:

Affiliate marketing is one of the biggest ways of earning money and is the one that most newbies try first. Essentially, it involves promoting items from someone else’s website. If visitors click on a special link and go buy from the site, the promoter earns a percentage. Just how much they earn depends on the product and the affiliate program. There is plenty of info on this online. Do check out Ewen Chia’s Secret Affiliate Weapon II if you wish jumpstart and put your affiliate marketing business on steroid!.

Another method of earning is to set up a blog or website, often multiples, and put ads on them. Google Adsense is particularly popular. It allows anyone to make money with contextual ads. Many networks requires a specific number of visitors before they will allow anyone to display their ads. That means new sites will have to look for alternatives and Adsense is one of the more popular ones.

Services. For those who have a talent like graphic design or writing, it’s possible to sell services online. This usually consists of building a website and advertising said services. Many people earn a good living this way and it is a bit more secure than advertising or affiliate marketing, since one is promoting his or her own services.

There are several areas to work on in online marketing. All or most of the promotion is done online. This is mainly through social media, PPC and article marketing. There are plenty of free advertising methods online, in fact.

Pay per click advertising can be used to help drive traffic to the websites that a marketer has put up. When done poorly, this only results in a lot of useless traffic that costs a lot of money. Done well, however, and highly targeted traffic will show up on the site and sales can be made.

While it is possible to earn online, it takes a while. Those who succeed are those who take the time to learn everything they can about marketing online. Then they apply it. Many assume that since so much online is instant, their business will be, too. It does take a long time to get things up and running, though.

Internet marketing can work and can be a good way to earn a living, but it isn’t instant. Choose one of the above models, study everything on it and then make it work.

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Best Free Web Authoring Tools

Posted on : 08-05-2010 | By : stargaterich | In : Internet_Marketing, Tools

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There are many web page design tools that you can find from the Internet. Some of these tools are feature rich and very powerful but rather costly. Adobe Dreamweaver is one of the best web development application and commercial content management system (CMS). This tool is highly recommended by professional web-masters and for those who do a lot of Internet scripting.

I don’t remember when was the last time I ever bought any commercial HTML and web application development tools. That does not imply I don’t spend or invest in Internet Marketing tools. I do spend quite a bit on those software tools that will help to reduce time and efforts to get things done.

On the other hand there are also many free web application development tools that are equally powerful and comparable to those of commercial products. For instance, ‘Kompozer’ is one of the best free web authoring tools. It is feature rich and you can basically use it to quickly develop and publish web page using the powerful WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) feature. I would rate this as one of the must have free web authoring tools if you deal with online business.

Another free HTML editor that I have used and strongly recommend is ‘CofeeCup’ Free HTML Editor. There is a free as well as the paid version. Even though the free version lack some of the functionalities of the full commercial version, nevertheless it is still pretty handy. One of the most interesting features of this editor is that it is context sensitive and automatically list down possible HTML syntax associated with current HTML syntax that you type in the editor.

These two free web authoring tools are very easy to learn and you will find it pretty useful to get not just basic but even advance things done. So go ahead to install and make full of these great tools. It is good to have software tool for those who deals with Internet Marketing.

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Great Tips To Build Links

Posted on : 06-05-2010 | By : stargaterich | In : Internet_Marketing

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There are a variety of techniques and strategies to make money online. Internet marketing technology continue to evolve and it offers a plethora of new strategies that Internet marketers could leverage to increase their online business profits.

There are also those tried and tested classic ways that you should always try to keep going when it comes to marketing your site. Link building can really help you get where you want and fast.

You can try a lot of different strategies to build links but it may really just boil down to what works best for you and your site. You may want to try out a few different ideas and see what works the best for you and your site.

1) Work On Your site: Before you can expect others to start linking to your site, you should have a site worth linking to. Sure we all want to make money on the Internet the easy way but this doesn’t really happen when you are first starting off. You need to have great content, a good design which others will like. This really is not too much to ask when it comes to sites. If you are having trouble finding good topics and good content, then you are going to have a problem later on. Try to start out strong with your site and keep it going.

2) Another Idea Instead Of a Site: If just haven’t got success with your site you may want to consider a blog. Having a blog is sometimes a whole lot easier but to maintain and manage the blog and is a lot easier to search also. Also, a lot of other bloggers will find it easier to link to your blog instead of a site a lot of times.

3) Constant blogging: If you are worried about getting a lot of people to link to your site, you may want to try by posting a lot of content and quickly. Once a month is not the time frame you should be looking. But in your hurry to post a lot of content, you need to also make sure that the content is good quality. People don’t link to lousy blogs.

4) RSS feed: Another great idea is to publish an RSS feed on your blog. This is a news feed that your readers can subscribe to and that way they can see when you have published new content on your site without going to check. This is a great way to keep your readers up to date on the latest and greatest on your blog.

These are just a few things for you to consider when you are trying to build links and make money with the Internet. There are many more ideas that you can try out when you are trying to build links to your site, but you just have to work hard and see how far that will get you.

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The Power Of Article Marketing

Posted on : 29-04-2010 | By : stargaterich | In : Internet_Marketing

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It can be quite frustrating to try to get traffic to your website. Comparatively speaking it is easier for you to setup an e-commerce website as opposed to driving traffic to it.

Some people reported that article marketing is no longer as effective as it used to be. Some claimed that article marketing is over saturated. Regardless, it is still one of the most time tested ways to generate traffic to your website. Do not underestimate the power of article marketing.

Writing and submitting articles to article directories and blog networks will help increase targeted traffics to your website. Submitting articles to article directories gives the marketer credibility; increase targeted traffic from the article sites and instant links that boost search engine rankings.

The long-term residual benefits from improved search engine rankings and the articles being used by publishers on other sites. Every article written and submitted produces tangible results as well as additional profits for years to come. The formula is a simple one – the more quality articles you write, and the more directories you submit them to, the more opportunity for you to make money from the Internet.

What does targeted traffic mean? In a nutshell, it refers to people who have interest in your niche product or service. People go to article directories to search for information that will help address their problems and needs. After reading your article they desire to know more so they visit your website through the contact information found in the author’s resource box.

It is easier to achieve a successful sale with a person that already has a strong interest or need for the product or service. What is the odd of trying to sell an icebox to an Eskimo staying in the artic? Well, your guess is as good as mine.

Many Internet marketers made the mistake of trying too hard to sell to just about everyone. There is no point in getting high traffic to your website if it does not translate to actual sales For instance, many people do window shopping and most of these people are not likely to buy anything when they visit your shop.

Instead you should focus on getting leads and prospects that shows interest in your product or service. What better way to accomplish that through the means of submitting articles and by doing so reaping the benefits of increased potential prospects visiting your website after they read your articles.

In summary, article marketing is a great way to get free advertising for your business. If you want to build a powerful Internet marketing business one of the best ways for you to achieve this is through article marketing! Article marketing can create astounding results in a small amount of time because of the powerful things that it does!

Many companies have been successfully implementing only article marketing strategies, showing just how effective these strategies can be. There are techniques you need to know such as how to pick the perfect title for your article, keyword research, keyword phrase selection, writing persuasive and hypnotic. Do it right from the beginning and you can guarantee yourself less work in the future!

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Tips For A Good Web Design

Posted on : 16-04-2010 | By : stargaterich | In : Internet_Marketing

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What is main goal of a good web design? Put it simply it is to produce an attractive and fully functional website that will convince visitors of your website to take action. This involves placing together a web design with great graphics, easy navigation, logical layout and good content.

Content is one of the most important element for a good web design. Thus, it is critical to place together contents with the correct grammar and spelling. You can make use of free online spelling and grammar checker to check your content. You are never short of choices when it comes to using online grammar checker. Just goggle ‘online grammar checker’ for the list of free spelling & grammar check utilities.

These aspects will enforce your capabilities. It is also significant for a web design to be compatible with many browsers. The website design must work properly with most widely used browsers. It would be safer to stay away from exaggerated special effects that may not be supported in some browsers. You need to ensure that the widgets in your website is backward compatible with older versions of the same browser.

Cross browser compatibility testing used to be quite a challenging and time consuming job in the past. Well, not anymore as it is quite straightforward and easy to test your web pages nowadays. You can try browser testing services such as those offer by browsershots.org and http://spoon.net/browsers/ to check out how your web page will look like under different browsers.

Those who are more technical savvy can make use of VMWare software to checkout their website on various browsers running on different operating systems.

As most Internet users are considered impatient and since studies have shown that people will click away if a web page takes longer than 10 seconds to load, it is essential for your web design to have proper consideration when it comes to the graphics and photos.

Be sure you optimize your photos and other graphics to see to it that it will not contribute to the slow loading of your page. Apply the ALT HTML tag so people with graphics turned off and those using hand held devices know what the picture is.

Multimedia is also an inevitable aspect of web design. It is made up of flash movies, video clips, audio clips and background music. It is extremely recommended to employ streaming media as it slims down download time. Also, do not forget the 10 second rule in adding multimedia.

Your web design should incorporate navigability. Your site’s navigation should be simple and intuitive. Recent studies have also found out that if visitors do not see what they want in 3 clicks, they will abandon a site. Thus, it is recommended that every essential area of your website should be accessible within three clicks from anywhere else on the website.

You can engage a good web master to design the website for you if you are not familiar with website design. There are many freelance web masters which can do a very good job at a reasonable price. Go to www.elance.com to checkout.

Alternatively, you may wish to consider website design tools such as BlinkWeb. BlinkWeb is a powerful WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get ) tool that facilitate the building of website in couple of minutes!.

With good sense and planning, your web design can be both useful and attract visitors. Ultimately this translate to increase traffic to your website.

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Why Online Marketing Is Important

Posted on : 26-03-2010 | By : stargaterich | In : Internet_Marketing

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You may be a housewife, chef, teacher, engineer, student or even a cashier in a supermarket. Regardless, the Internet offers equal opportunities and level playing fields to both big enterprises as well as individuals from all backgrounds to compete in today’s ever expanding lucrative online business.

You don’t have to be an absolute expert in Internet technology, web programming, advertising, copywriting and etc to be successful in online business. After all, there are plenty of Internet marketing tools which free you from nifty gritty details of setting up a website or blog and which allows you to focus on the actual marketing of your product or service.

There is however one particular skill which you must have and be proficient in order to do well in today’s online business. You need to understand the basics of Internet marketing and make use of the best marketing strategy that is inline with the product or service that you are promoting.

Why is that so? You can have the best product or service in the world but if you are unable to market it properly then all your efforts would come to naught. It is interesting to note that we do selling and marketing unconsciously at times.

For instance, you are doing marketing when you tell friends how interesting a movie which you enjoyed watching. You are doing indirect marketing and promotion when you recommend restaurants or place of interest to friends.

Online marketing involves a great deal of work. It encompasses the use of search engine optimization (SEO), e-mail marketing, social media, none paid and paid advertising method such as pay per click and etc. It is worthwhile that you give a thought to online marketing schemes and reconstructing your online marketing solutions to best meet your customer requirements and expectations.

Always make it a point to focus on maximizing visits and conversions coming in from both paid and none paid (organic searches) to your website. If you are new to online business or you are in shoestring tight budget then it is best for you to avoid paid advertising for the start.

There are many ways to improve organic search traffic to your website. You could focus on article submission, provide updated fresh and good contents in your website, join relevant forums and contribute to discussions and etc.

You should do your best to retain existing customers. After all, many survey and research has shown that existing customers are more likely to buy from you. As much as you strive to build up new customer list, you need to provide the best value for money for all your products or services to your local customers.

You also need to have schemes to bring in new customers to build up your customer list. If potential clients or prospects aren’t clicking through to your web page, then you need determine the cause and work to address it. Online marketing should work on both having customers and getting conversions.

Pay attention to and evaluate the title tags and Meta descriptions of competitor’s webpage or blogs carefully. Determine ways to improve your own title tags and Meta descriptions so as to make the description more competitive.

Ensure the contents are consistent with your title tags and Meta tags. Content is one of the most important factors that determine the success of your online marketing strategy. Provide contents that address your customer’s problems.

Your contents should contain more ‘you’ rather than ‘I’ kind of statements. After all the objective of your contents is to reach out and provide solutions to customers wants and needs. Always make it a point to position your self from the customer perspective.

Maximize the success of your online marketing campaigns by studying your metrics report to find which contents or pages are highly visible but are unfortunately producing poor traffic results. Make use of Goggle Analytic to track the performance of your web pages. Goggle Analytic is a free service so make full use of it.

In summary, you can’t ignore online marketing if you are serious about your online business. Yes, you could of course engage third party consultants to do all the online marketing improvements but regardless it is still important for you to know the importance of online marketing. Improving your online marketing is simple so long as you take action and know where to start.

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Internet Affiliate Marketing – You Can Make Money

Posted on : 25-03-2010 | By : Kevan Cowley | In : Internet_Marketing

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Affiliate marketing on the Internet is one of the simplest methods to make money on the Internet. Affiliate marketing online is a win-win situation because products get sold, people make money and the consumer gets the product they want.

The big manufactures get their products sold without having to shell out small fortunes on advertising and marketing. They pass on these savings to affiliate marketers in the form of commissions because their efforts get the products seen and purchased by the consumer.

There are potentially thousands of these marketers on the Internet promoting affiliate products to the end user, people who would not of otherwise seen this item/product if not advertised in this way.

The affiliate marketer can earn thousands of dollars each month this way. Normally not only do you often make a flat upfront payment but you as the affiliate marketer will also earn a volume commission on sales generated. Just like a salesman would get a quantity bonus for achieving increasing levels of business.

The big difference been a salesman is limited by how much work he can do on his own, therefore his earnings are limited where as the affiliate marketer is not because he or she can increase the sales volume by growing a team of affiliate marketers all running their own online enterprise but each being rewarded for the amount of total business they bring in.

This can be a great way to steadily build your income and be rewarded for your efforts, and the efforts of your team under you and it still costs the vendor less than pricey advertising campaign from a slick advertising company.

The end consumer benefits because they are getting the product that they were looking to buy anyway probably cheaper than they were going to pay retail. Also you can give them more of a personal sell because it is person to person, so the end user is able to make a more informed decision about the purchase of the product. The manufacture or dealer makes a sale that that they did not have to market too and you make a passive income for your endeavors online.

I hope this has giving you a good insight into affiliate marketing and if it has not convinced you to dive in for yourself then consider also that all an affiliate marketer needs is a computer and Internet connection. You can work in your pajamas, you can work whatever time of day you want, you can work for as little or as long as you want and you can sell as many different products or services as you want. Your earnings are only limited by how much work you put in to it. Do you know of any other line of work with all these benefits? If you do please tell me and I will join you but for now I am happy in this little virtually unknown but very lucrative world of online affiliate marketing.

If you would like to make massive profits through affiliate marketing then please check out Ewen Chia’s Secret Affiliate Weapon 2. It is a no fluff straight to the point guide on how to earn comfortable income from affiliate marketing.

Kevan Cowley is an affiliate marketer and is the owner of Super-Affiliate-Income.net and reviews online internet earning opportunities. The best affiliate marketing opportunity online with over six income streams and is set up within 24 hours is Plug-In Profit Site

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Find Out 4 Affiliate Tips For Your Business

Posted on : 20-03-2010 | By : Kim Neo | In : Internet_Marketing

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Affiliate marketing isn’t very different from any other business out there, it’s just the same thing with a cyber twist. However, the marketing methods that you will employ are basically the same as with any traditional business. However, affiliate marketers are in direct competition with each other, and that makes the job a bit harder. This is why it’s important for you to stand out from the crowd in every possible way to get that most wanted sale. In the following article, I will let you in on four things that will sharpen your skills and make you more money in the long run.

1) Set the table: in order to secure your piece of the affiliate marketing pie, you need to know the wants and needs or your customer’s lifestyle. You don’t want to waste your time trying to sell ice cream in the Antartic. Instead you want to pick the marketing methods that best suit your targeted niche. For instance, if you have a website with the topic of “mechanical tools,” it will need to have content written that will address the needs of the people that are in that market. You also need to consider the experience level of your target market. Or maybe someone that has a great deal of knowledge in your product? If you have an item that you would like to sell, then your content should be directed towards people that wish to buy that particular item.

2) CPA Programs are Profitable – Cost Per action programs, or pay per lead (PPL) programs, can also be used to help your blog earn money. These types of programs are run on CPA networks which you need to join before you begin promoting. Simply Google “CPA network” to find a bunch of these. Again, you’re not selling anything here, because you make money on a certain action your visitor takes. Whenever the required action is carried out by a visitor (which can also be signing up through a form or simply submitting their email address) you earn money. The CPA market is thriving today, and there are lots of courses available which can teach you how to become a part of these types of networks and make money by promoting their offers. It does however take some time and effort before you get good at it, but in the end, there’s a lot of money you can make from it.

3) Let Subscribers Assist You In Building Your List – It is true that it takes skill and time to be able to build a list. However, once you find the right niche markets, you will not be able to find anything more effective. Now if you really desire to move to the next level and create the kind of lists that really make big money you need to carefully cultivate your first several hundred subscriptions. you can’t even dream of co-oping with other marketers until you have a solid list of subscribers. Before anyone will take you on in a joint venture you have to have enough subscriptions in your list that you’ll be able to meet or exceed the numbers they’ll bring to the party. All list owners prefer working with someone who is on their level. Begin with promotions like item giveaways and distributing articles. Once you have a solid base of a thousand subscribers or so then you can try other marketers in and see who might take you up on a co-op venture.

4) Accomplish Success By Pre-selling – You must remember one fact: The merchant is the one that sells the product, not you! You need to pre-sell, or create reasons why your visitors should make a purchase, not sell. Educate your customers. Write detailed reviews about the products on your affiliate “menu”. You can give them your honest opinion, of the pros and the cons; things they won’t find on the promotional material. To secure the largest portion possible of the affiliate marketing pie, the most successful thing you can do is share your own honest, positive experiences with the product.

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Improved Search Engine Ranking Better Chance To Be Found

Posted on : 18-03-2010 | By : Sheryl Bocelli | In : Internet_Marketing

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Internet has become a big source of sharing information with a large number of users word wide. It is a platform that is being used by many companies to market their products and services. Making yourself more visible and scalable over the internet it is highly recommended to maximize your sales and increase profit. If you have more visitors to your website the sales will certainly expand getting more profit.
The search engine table registers and keeps on updating all the site information on regular intervals to check for any broken links. So in order to have improved search engine ranking it is very important that all the web pages are marked correctly and are active all the time. High ranking will also help in getting higher traffic to the site.

No other internet marketing tool can get you more sales than having your website appear in the top ten ranks of the major search engine. Since we only look at the top 10 results on the search engine hence the chances of user entering any of the top 10 marked site increases. So if your website holds no place in the top ten you will not have much traffic going through your site which reduces the sales product or services as well.

Not being on the first page of the search engine will make you lose 90% of the traffic searching through your keyword. Thus getting to the first page will get success through a better online marketing.

Correct search engine optimization techniques will ensure your site a better rank in the search engine page. This technique uses both, onsite and offsite methods for getting a higher search engine rank. These SEO techniques will get you higher listing at the pages of major search engines against your keyword. For getting an improved search engine ranking online link strategy is also an important tool.

Ensure using these optimization techniques while constructing a website as they are very important aspect that cannot be neglected in case you desire to rank high. For each page of the website to be indexed properly it is very important that all the internal links should be live. For getting an improved search engine ranking online link strategy is an important tool. Onsite linking strategy plays an important role in helping the spider crawl through all the pages in your site. Other than having links to other websites, internal linking in your site will get you good results in improving your rank.

By using these techniques and concepts you can create an optimized website. There are lot of sites which offer you techniques by which your rank can surely come up in search engines like Google, MSN and Yahoo. These sites teach how to get top 10 search engine rankings effectively and inexpensively. You can find books also which guide you for these SEO methods, or search engine optimization techniques

Having the top 10 search engine ranking for your target keyword is vital for you site to grow its online business. There are many professional teams which help in achieving the desired results at very minimal charges. Use these improved search engine ranking techniques and get increase website traffic and have higher visibility over the internet.

There are millions of sites in the Internet especially if you check prominent search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN. This is why you need to find ways for improved search engine ranking of your website to draw the attention of online visitors. Or you need to check how to be at the top search engine ranking.

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