What’s your definition of “internet marketing”? I ask this question because the proper answer to this question should be the catalyst of your online marketing efforts. Many people strive to have success with internet marketing, but unfortunately, their attempts fail them. This is mostly because of the notion that they believe the hype that’s in the internet marketing world.
If you want to have online business success, you really do need to be a marketing expert. It’s not enough to just sit back and wait for people to find you. This passive approach to internet marketing won’t get you anywhere. It’s in your best interest to learn as much about internet marketing that you possibly can.
But you should know that marketing your products and services online isn’t a hard thing to do. The bulk of alot of people’s traffic and sales come from paid advertising. One in particular is pay per click advertising (PPC). The 2 biggest players in the PPC game is Google AdWords and Microsoft Adcenter. Both competitors are good, but you should know that AdWords is still larger.
If you have the funds to run multiple advertising campaigns, I think it will be in your best interest if you put it into use in your business. You can do pay per click, advertising on blogs, advertising on high traffic websites, and even advertising for new affiliates – to promote your latest product for you… on autopilot.
If you can make paid advertising work for you, and make you profitable (or at least break even)… you should continue to use it to the best of your ability. But if you’ve tried paid advertising in the past and it hasn’t worked out well for you, then maybe you should try something different.
And when I say “different”, I mean that you should consider using free marketing methods to bring you the traffic and sales that you are looking for. There are all kinds of free marketing techniques that you can use to boost your traffic count and your profit margins simply and easily.
For example, you have social marketing, forum marketing, article marketing, video marketing, podcasts, press releases, blogging, affiliate marketing, classified advertising, and even rss marketing. All of these techniques (and more) can bring you the traffic that paid advertising can bring to you also – but it does take some time and work.
The benefit of paid advertising is that you get to see results quickly. With free marketing, it will take a lot of content creation and distribution to see the results that paid advertising can bring. If you’re short on cash, you more than likely will want to start here. But an upside to it is that you get to earn 100% profits on each sale that you get.
Learn more about internet marketing that you possibly can. You will find that it’s in your best interest to do so, and that you can have the early success in your internet business that you are looking for.
Good luck with marketing your website online today.