How to market online?

September 26th, 2009 by admin Leave a reply »
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Marketing online has grown faster than everything on the planet in the last 12 months. New people are finding markets online and business opportunities for marketing online are growing. So here’s a brief insider report on how to market online and tips on online marketing.

How to Market Online

For a beginner, online marketing is about using an hour or two everyday to make money online. How? Various ways. A post on how to do online business on this site explains. Broadly, you could:

Start selling products online : There are various training programs on internet business available to find your customers and connect with them. That is what web2.0 is about. Here’s a reliable program.

Be a marketing affiliate : In case you do not have any product to sell, you can represent some companies and learn to become an internet marketing professional. This book trains you at home .

Join an MLM company : Distribution of goods and services has gained a huge fillip with online connectivity. As MLM is about empowering consumers, opportunities in this area abound.

Run a lead marketing system : Anyone marketing online needs a training and operational system to be successful. Why? Because the systems available with corporations are not available to home business owners. So people who work at home must use systems that you could operate and/or market. In finance, online trading is an example. And here’s a customizable system for network marketers .

Get a data entry job : These are the type of offers companies make to outsource posting mails, filling forms, doing surveys, transcribing, writing, designing etc. Here you work from home but don’t really run an online marketing business.

That said, let’s look at some things you should know…

Tips on Online Marketing

To market online, knowledge of internet marketing is a must. This is possible to learn with a good coach. It is much like learning car driving. Once you learn well, you can drive any car on any road. Likewise you can market any product anywhere online!

However, since the online market has grown so fast, a lot of business offers have mushroomed. Not all are garbage, so here are 5 key questions to ask yourself:

  1. In which of the 5 categories above is this offer? Do you want to pursue that category?
  2. Is there a live person making you the offer from their website? Call them or search them on google / facebook and connect with them. Don’t just go by what friends recommend… they might not have done any background checking either.
  3. Can you find at least 2 good references about the people and companies involved on the first page of google? There will be many ‘scam reviews’ by competitors, but a good internet marketing company will have at least 2 good reports on itself, right?
  4. Is the opportunity customizable… meaning can you build YOUR reputation with it? If not, you might make some money but in the long run it won’t add up to much.
  5. And finally, how much is the investment? Typically anything free is useless… as in real life so on the internet. However, an ideal investment would allow for a trial and a refund. Honest internet business people believe in winning trust above making money. Use that to your advantage!

In conclusion, there is a lot of money in online marketing . Learn how to tap into it and your own market online will always be up!


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