Getting Customers to Your New Online Business

Congratulations, you have your website or blog set up and it’s time to start promoting what you have to offer.  You know that in order for your site or blog to be successful you must generate traffic and the more visitors  to your site that you have that means more sales and more money for you and your affiliates.

There are many ways to generate website traffic:

Pay per click is an example of paid traffic method.

But for a new internet marketer with limited budget often paid methods are simply not feasible. So you should think about getting free website traffic.

One of my favorite methods is to use a Click Thru Marketing Service like GoneClicking.com  GoneClicking.com - Drop A Line With The Pros and Start Reeling In Sales Today!

You should also submit your website to directories like: Yahoo, MSN, and Google.  Make sure you submit your site in the correct section of your niche.  Write articles and submit them to article directories with your site link in resource box. When more and more websites publish your articles, you will get as many back links and the visitors of that site may click on the link and come to your site.

Try getting back links from authority sites in your niche.  Back links means that your market place is giving you a vote of acceptance. When authority sites accept you, you will enjoy high rankings in the search engines.

Join forums in your niches and make some valuable comments and use your website link as your signature line. Before doing this make sure you read their rules and that you are allowed to do that otherwise you will be removed from the forum. Another advantage of visiting these forums is that you will know the pulse of your target market.

Once you have visitors at your site or blog make sure you capture their name and email address using an opt in form. There are many types of forms available.  Also keep in mind that a visitor may not buy from you on their first visit. Once you have his or her contact details, you can make offers that may be of interest to them. You can automate this process by using a reputable auto responder.  Currently I am using Aweber.

This has been a basic tutorial to compliment the previous post on article marketing, leave me a comment on what has worked well for you or if you have another marketing related question.

Always to Your Success,

The Marketing Professional

How-to Info You Need to Know About SEO

For those of you who want to start a internet business, search engine optimization has become a major part of any website. The internet has continued to grow at an amazing rate since its birth more than twenty years ago, now the number of websites and therefore competitors is in the billions. Which makes getting top search engine ranking very hard. The sheer volume of results that search engines produce can cause a needle in the haystack effect. To make sure that people can find your website you will need to appear at the top of the search results for the key-terms that are relevant to what you do. That means optimizing your website with search engine optimization. It is no longer good enough to have a great looking website. Now it has to be optimized for the search engines, otherwise it will be buried in a heap by millions of other sites, that’s bad news for your website. And don’t forget about search engine submission service.

You want your site to be seen, but you don’t know where to start. You need to have your current site analysed Then you will to decide on the most practical way to bring the traffic in. In some cases minor changes and some general search engine optimization techniques will be enough to get your site moving up the ranks.

Although for some sites, especially those created before the SEO revolution, a small amount of tinkering just won’t quite cut it. If your current site isn’t up to scratch then starting again may well be the best answer. Make sure your site is built from the ground up with SEO and search engines in mind. This could well reduce your long term marketing spend and increase the amount of exposure and therefore customers. The design of your website is obviously a very important consideration. During the design phase it is especially important to maintain the focus on your potential customers and making sure the site is built for them. If a customer can’t use your site easily at the first attempt then there is a high chance the will be going somewhere else with their custom. It is far better to have a simple, easy to use website rather than one which looks great but is hard to navigate.

Other things to keep in mind when putting together a website design are, budget, timeframe, how the site will be edited and by who, what do you want the customer to do on the site are they visiting your website for information or do you want them to purchase something?

If you have your own webpage that helps alot, but if no one can find it then there isn’t a great deal of point. Submitting your sites to the Search Engines is one of the first steps in SEO and can help speed up the process of getting your website noticed on the search engines. Submitting your site to the search engines can be time consuming and submitting your site to the right ones isn’t always as straight forward as it should be. As a rule of thumb it is wise to stick to the big ones such as Google, Yahoo etc and then to find any specialist ones that cater solely for your industry.

Inbound link building is a very important step in SEO and getting your website ranked highly in the search engines. Each link you get from another site acts as a vote If the other site is relevant to yours and of high standing, then the vote is worth more. Getting good quality backlinks can be a minefield, especially as there are a lot of companies offering thousands of links for a fixed fee. Stay away from these companies at all costs, the links they provide may not do much more than hurt your website ranking, build your links the right way.

To Your SEO Success,

The Marketing Professional

How Marketing Professionals Turn Their Hobby Into Dollars

MarketingProfessional MoneySign     True marketing professionals have found a way to turn their hobbies into cash.  What hobbies do you have that can be used to start an online business that could lead to an online business?

     Just from doing some simple research using Google, Yahoo or one of your other favorite search engines it is not hard to figure out that the most popular and lucrative hobbies are the ones that have to do with arts and crafts, here are some examples:

• Stamp collecting: If you love collecting stamps, why not showcase them online? Many stamp collectors use the internet to make money that amounts to thousands per year.  Why not you? You could invite others to buy and sell on your site. This way you can transform a much loved hobby into an innovative internet money making opportunity for yourself.

• Bike customization: If you love transforming ordinary bikes into high quality custom works of art – you can use the internet to make money in style! You can have web based workshops and even tutorials which will educate others and improve the credibility for your brand and it can establish you as an authority in this field.

• Knitting: if you love knitting or crochet you can ‘sell’ your articles on the Internet, and if you accept custom orders like many professionals do your business will be more successful. You could showcase innovative designs which will help in making this a more lucrative Internet money making opportunity.

• Shopping: yes you read this one right. If you’re addicted to shopping, you can help others by shopping for them. Simply provide personalized shopping for customers using the Internet to make money in an innovative way. To do this you need to find out your clients tastes, likes and dislikes, color preferences etc. This will help buy things for them that they like.

No matter what your hobby is, you can turn it into a powerful internet money making opportunity and become a true marketing professional. One of the first things you’re going to need to do is to set up your own store online. In this way, many people using the internet make money by creating their store space online. They then showcase their products on their website, along with pictures and brief descriptions of each. This helps customers get a fair idea of what they’re offering. Many people using the internet make money by turning their hobbies into high revenue earners. Once you have set up your store and uploaded product information, it’s time to optimize the site for more traffic and hence customers. As sales begin to happen, you will realize that this can be a great money making opportunity.

My best advice is to analyze all your hobbies and start figuring out which ones you can turn into a successful internet business. If you take your time and build a professional blog or website you will be on your way to earning an income online with your hobbies.

If you have found this post helpful, have a question or comment please add it below.

Always to your professional marketing success,

Mark “The Marketing Professional” Brown