Archive for the ‘Internet Marketing’ Category

May 4th, 2017

Internet Marketing Training

by Rahimah Sultan

 

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When developing a marketing strategy, you need to first develop customer personas. You need to ask some questions:

 

 

*What are your customers roles?
*Do they have decision-making authority?
*What are the demographics…

 

Every marketing strategy should start with your customer base. Who are the people using your product? What do these individuals value, what do they feel, what products are they currently using, and what will it take to sign them on as paying customers?

 

Marketing is about human-to-human relationships and can happen through any online or offline medium. At the end of the day, your customers probably won’t remember whether they found your company through a click on a Facebook ad or through a referral from a friend.

 

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April 26th, 2017

3 Basic Internet Marketing Tips

by Rahimah Sultan

 

 

The internet is a massive marketplace with all kinds of people – buyers, sellers, marketers, specialists, etc. Your business has unlimited potential to grow when it targets the internet as its market. If you’re a business owner with a website, you’ll want to use Internet marketing. If you don’t, your website is almost useless. Here are three basic Internet marketing tips to keep in mind.

 

Be sure you have a blog

 

Blog marketing will greatly boost your connection with potential customers. It will give you the ability to get feedback about your company, products and/or services and communicate with them through the comments section.

 

If you’re just thinking about setting up a blog, you need to determine exactly why you want to blog and write down your goals. Next on the list should be a step by step guideline that will accomplish those goals.

 

Then you should learn everything you can from experienced bloggers and determine your own path. Copying others never works. Just use them as examples.

 

With a static website there are minimal updates, not much new information, and not much customer interaction. A blog makes your website more reader friendly, and Google friendly. Google loves new information. When you post new articles regularly you will get picked up by search engines, of which Google is the most popular.

 

Make sure your website looks the way your target audience expects

 

Don’t waste time or money on conceptualizing what your site should look like. Just try and get ideas from successful ones who are in the same market and business as you. Learn from them, and create your own familiar design.

 

A wisely designed website is the way to go. It doesn’t have to be fancy and perfect. It just has to appeal to your target market’s taste. For example, if your website is about targeting prospects for your jewelry business, make sure it reflects such.

 

Don’t stop with a website

 

Many business owners think that once a website is set up, it will run on its own and function properly as it’s supposed to. Setting up your website is only step one – the foundation. After you’ve created and established an online presence, you have to make sure to follow up with other online business needs, which include your blog, search engine optimization (SEO), and social network integration.

 

In today’s ever-changing online marketplace it’s not enough to just have a website. Your business requires marketing strategies the same as an offline business. For marketing success you must engage in effective promotion.

 

Whether you’re an established business online or off, or you’re working from home on your own, Internet marketing requires investment of time, energy, and money. There is no free ride. So, make sure you’re visible in the online marketplace to ensure you have a chance at success.

 

In summary, be sure you have a blog, make sure your website meets your prospects expectations, and don’t stop with just a website. These three basic internet marketing tips are a starting point.

 

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April 20th, 2017

Internet Marketing Solutions for Home Business

by Rahimah Sultan

 

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You may already have an online business that is going well and you’re making money. So, you know the basics of Internet marketing and growing a business. But, there are many people who are unsure about establishing an online business and what to expect, and some have a website but no real online presence.

 

If you have a website you need to advertise it so people know you exist. There are many sources for free and paid advertising. If you’re just starting out be aware that unless you have an unlimited budget, paid Ads can become really costly very quickly so you have to watch them very closely.

 

In order to grow your online business you need a steady flow of targeted prospects visiting your website and online sales pages. Here are some Internet marketing solutions for home business.

 

You must use effective advertising that includes a lead capture page (LCP) with a lead magnet (a freebie or a discount you offer in exchange for names and email addresses) for visitors to fill in to get more information on your products or services. When they fill in this form they will be directed to a link to get what you’ve promised.

 

Now they are on a list you’ve set up at your hosting company so you can follow up with them and establish a relationship so they get to know, like, and trust you. This process of advertising, using a LCP, and a follow-up system is your sales funnel.

 

You can click here to read Internet Marketing Solutions.

 

So advertise your site to let people know you exist, use a lead capture page (LCP) to get prospects to subscribe to your list, and follow up with them using your autoresponder.

 

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April 12th, 2017

3 Keys to Internet Marketing

by Rahimah Sultan

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There are at least three things an Internet marketer needs for business; targeted traffic, a product or service, and a marketing funnel. Following are three keys to Internet Marketing.

 

Targeted Customers

 

You need targeted customers who are genuinely interested in your products or services. You can buy traffic or use free sources or both. You should be very careful when using paid sources for traffic, as it can become extremely expensive in a really short period of time.

 

Product or Service

 

Your product or service can be an actual physical product that is shipped to buyers or a digital product that can be instantly downloaded to their computers. If you don’t have your own product, you can use sources like Click bank, JV Zoo, and Deal Guardian, to name a few.

 

Just be sure that whatever the source, they are good products and not junk. You don’t want to taint your reputation. You can also become an affiliate for most products and earn commissions. Research the products and choose those with the best payout. You don’t want to spend your time promoting products that pay very little. Promote products that you use.

 

Follow-up Strategy

 

You need a follow up strategy for people who do not buy from you the first time they visit your site. A marketing funnel serves that purpose by capturing visitors’ information and adding them to your list of prospects to be contacted at a later date.

 

A marketing funnel is the process used to turn leads into customers beginning with the first interaction with you.

 

When someone sees an Ad linked to your venture and checks it out, it’s the first contact. Now you need a way to capture their information in order to follow up with them to get them to know, like, and trust you. You should have a form on that page asking for a name and email address. When this form is filled in, the prospect is taken to your thank you page which includes a link for the free gift you’ve offered in exchange for their information. This puts them on your list, and you can send them future emails that build a relationship, which will eventually entice them to buy from you.

 

Once you have a prospect’s information you can remind them of your products and services in a number of ways that include email marketing, online webinars and social media.

 

You can use an email autoresponder to develop the connection between you and a prospect. An autoresponder is a program that automatically generates a set response to all messages sent to a particular email address.

 

There are plenty of free marketing tools you can use in your business. You can check them out here.

 

You need targeted customers, a product or service, and a follow-up strategy for Internet marketing. Using these 3 keys to Internet marketing tips will help you get started.

 

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December 26th, 2016

A Few Tips For Online Marketing

by Rahimah Sultan

 

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Publishing content is one of the best ways to build traffic online. If your content is of good quality it can circulate online indefinitely, and this can brand you as an authority in your field. If it remains relevant the long-term benefit is continual traffic. Three ways to do online marketing for long term traffic and for branding and getting traffic long after being published are blogging, articles and video.

 

Read this article for a few tips for online marketing.

 
 

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November 13th, 2016

3 Tips for a Successful Internet Marketing Strategy

by Rahimah Sultan
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If you understand Search Engine Optimization, Content Marketing, and Social Media Marketing, you have the basics of online marketing and you can implement a successful Internet Marketing strategy.

 

Using a successful online marketing strategy is the way to open the door to sales.

 

SEO is a means of getting your information found by the search engines as well as a way to get your website found, while social media marketing is all about interaction with prospective customers to get them to know, like and trust you.

 

Read A Successful Online Marketing Strategy which covers these 3 Tips for a Successful Internet Marketing Strategy.
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

October 30th, 2016

Internet Marketing Solutions: 3 Tips

by Rahimah Sultan

 

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You need three key things to grow an online business: Targeted traffic, something to sell, and a marketing funnel.

 

Learn how to copy the experts so you don’t have to try to work it all out yourself – how to build a website, which products are best sellers or how to send responsive emails.

 

Here are three Internet Marketing tips to help you move forward with your business adventure.

 

1) Affiliate marketing is a simple online method and you’ll make faster progress if you work with the guidance of a good coach or mentor. Choose someone who is very successful and has years of experience.

 

When you have chosen a trusted mentor, just follow that expert’s plan of action. You can search “YouTube for experts in your niche or do a Google search and find the best marketers, the best article writers, or Google experts (Martin Shervington explains Google+), for Facebook (take a look at Marie Smith) or Twitter experts (Yasmin Dendror “Understanding Twitter”). (“SEO step by step” Caimin Jones).” The time spent on research is worth it.

 

2) Offer an incentive. Create some sort of free bonus offer for everyone who signs up to your email list. This will get people excited about giving you their information because they’re going to get something of value for free. It could teach them something that they did not previously know about the world of internet marketing or whatever niche you are promoting. You simply add an opt-in box, a short description of your gift, and then drive traffic to your site.

 

3) Build Relationships. Now that you’re all set up with your blog or other platform and are ready to advertise, you need a way to stay in contact with prospective customers. You can do this with an autoresponder which is a program that automatically generates a set response to all messages sent to a particular e-mail address.

 

Although an autoresponder is usually set up with prewritten emails set to go out at certain intervals, you can also use it to send out broadcasts whenever you wish. You can set up a couple of automatic emails such as a “thank you” for signing up to your list as well as an email with the download link for the free gift. Then you can send out broadcasts whenever you wish, as opposed to relying on an autoresponder sequence.

 

In summary, Internet Marketing Solutions: 3 Tips includes doing some research to find mentors to help with setting up your online business, offering an incentive for people to join your list, and following up with those people to build relationships so you have someone to buy your products and services.

 

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October 23rd, 2016

Internet Marketing: Building Your Brand

by Rahimah Sultan

 

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You must have an online presence to build your brand. That means using social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. But, you can’t just open an account. You have to have a strategy to generate a following. It takes a lot of work and talent.

 

“If you’re currently plotting your break into the social media realm, then you will quickly see that competing for the short attention span folks today have today is rather daunting. You’re going to need a content marketing strategy that will not only interest but engage your audience.”

 

You must watch for new trends, use your own voice, not be afraid to experiment, be diligent, and maintain quality. Hugh Benjamin details this in his article What It Takes To Successfully Build An Online Presence.

 
 

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October 8th, 2016

Email Marketing: Writing Emails that Get Opened

by Rahimah Sultan

 

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“About 205.6 billion emails are sent every day. Spare yours the fate of not being read! Follow these quick tips for writing a captivating email that inspires action.”

 

This infographic covers important points on how to write an email that gets opened, read and responded to.

 

It is recommend that you use direct language and have one main goal which can be a question, an outcome, or a request.

 

Use subject lines that “are intriguing without being click-bait, short without being cryptic, urgent without being slimy, and action-driven without being dispassionate,” states the infographic.

 

You can read the article here

 

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July 28th, 2016

Marketing And Technology

by Rahimah Sultan
 
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While deciding what to blog about this week, I remembered an article I posted exactly three years ago today. It’s coincidental, if you believe such. I believe things happen for a reason.

 

I felt like a light topic. My thought process went from summer, books, and library to revisiting this particular article. You can click here to read it.

 
 

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