If you are starting your online marketing business and know absolutely nothing about what you are doing, this article is for you. Every one starts in the same place “ignorance”. That will pass, just stay focused and eventually the questions and the answers will come to you.
So relax, this internet marketing thing is not brain surgery, although it may seem that way at times. The information in this article will save you both time and money. These are the essentials you will need to create your online presence. This information will save you both time and money.
To start with, no professional of any kind would ever think of going into the game without his coaches. Good coaching is what ultimately separates the amateur from the professional. You will rise or fall in this industry based on the quality of your coaching staff and your willingness to be coached. You will save yourself 100s of hours of time and thousands of dollars by investing a little money in good coaching.
“But Marion I don’t have enough money to hire a coach.” You don’t have enough money not to get a coach. It is relatively inexpensive and it will save you a ton of time and money. A good coach will also point you to the most useful tools and tell you which ones are worth the money and which ones aren’t.
A domain name will be among your first internet business purchases. There are some guide lines you’ll want to follow so be sure to seek counsel before making your selection. There are thousands of places you can make your purchase and you can be charged upwards of $30.00. Godaddy is the one I use most. Their prices are reasonable and they know how to take care of their customers.
You’ll need a website or blog to direct people to, so they can find out about you and your product or service. Its’ not necessary to spend lots of money on website design in the beginning, in fact these days you can set up a professional looking website or blog free. You can either Google “free websites” from which you will receive a bazillion possibilities or you can use one of the more popular sites either Blogger or WordPress. I’ve used both and you can’t go wrong with either.
An autoresponder service will also be a necessary system. This is the system that manages your advertising campaigns, your prospects, and your customers. You can get free autoresponder service on the web but you can not get support for them. Not the kind of support you’ll need. Among the more well known are Aeweber and Constant Contact. Both are great services and well worth the money.
Monetizing your site is simple enough. If you have your own product you’ll use that. If not, there are plenty of companies and product developers who would love for you to promote their product. Sites such as Clickbank and Commission Junction will provide the companies and products you can promote.
Whether you choose to promote existing products or your own product you will need a well written capture page. If you are offering a product developers product they will already have a number of different customizable capture pages. If you are promoting your own product you will have to develop your own. Again Google or Bing can support you in your search. Simply type in “lead capture page” you will get a million results.
Once your site is set up you’ll want to get to the business of diverting traffic. Sites such as facebook, twitter, LinkedIn and myspace will be the source of that traffic. Automating your presence on these sites will be very help in keeping your name in front of thousands of people. You automate using downloadable bots such as Tweetank, but I prefer online services. Hootsuite and Social Oomph are the two I use. That way if my system crashes or if I have power outages my business still runs.
Once you’ve had a chance to gain some experience…and some money, you can add bells and whistles. Until then keep it simple.
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