Posts Tagged ‘internet marketing’

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 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.

 

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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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January 17th, 2017

3 Tips for Promoting Your Site

by Rahimah Sultan

 

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If you are thinking about setting up an online business or wondering how to promote one, the following 3 tips for promoting your site will be helpful.

 

Decide what kind of business you want.

Decide what your business will be. Then set up a blog centered around that interest and promote it with content marketing using your own original articles. Blogging is a great way to establish your online presence. You can employ different marketing strategies to promote your site (blog). These can include articles for ezines, the use of social media platforms like Facebook, paid Ads through Google, and other avenues.

 

Be sure your blog is one over which you have total control, NOT a Blogger or a Blogspot platform. I recommend WordPress.org and NOT WordPress.com. If you use WordPress.org you will have to find your own hosting company and buy a domain name. Domain names cost about ten dollars a year, and you can use GoDaddy.com, NameCheap,com DomainOrb.com or another company of your choice to find a domain name.

 

Write content
Write content for your particular audience that solves a particular problem and encourages engagement. Content marketing is about sharing valuable information to attract prospects and turning them into customers and repeat buyers.

 

You can use your own fresh content to keep your blog up to date and that entices visitors to return.

 

Once you gain more visibility in the search engines you begin to look more authoritative. It’s human nature to gravitate toward those with authority.

 

Post regularly
Make regular posts to your blog and use SEO so you get found by search engines. Be sure to use a call to action (CTA) in your posts with a clickable link that instructs people to click for information or products that you are offering which can help solve their problem. If you have a list you can keep them updated about your latest posts.

 

Before setting up your blog, take time to carefully decide whom you will be writing for and the type of content that you will include.

 

One of the best ways to showcase your knowledge and skills is to provide content that can help your audience.

 

You can share your blog content on social media to encourage communication with your target audience and then use those channels to promote audience participation by redirecting them to your blog or a particular post, and you can ask for feedback.

 

So, thoroughly consider the type of business you want, set up your site, write content to promote your business and gain authority, and make regular posts to your blog. Using these 3 Tips for Promoting Your Site will help you get started.

 

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January 2nd, 2017

Affiliate Marketing

by Rahimah Sultan

 

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Affiliate Marketing is a branch of Internet marketing where the advertisement publisher gets paid for every customer or sale provided by him. Affiliate marketing is the basis for all other Internet marketing strategies
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Originally, affiliate marketing involved lots of spamming, false advertising, trademark infringement, etc. Since the invention of complex algorithms and advanced security, it’s safer to do business and shopping online. This even led to …  More

 
 
 
 

November 19th, 2016

Marketing: Engagement With Social Media Content

by Rahimah Sultan

 

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It’s not always easy to engage your online connections. You have to have a desire to hear what others want to say.

 

Engagement ideas include asking questions, sharing interesting and funny content, and letting people know who you are.

 

Once you have managed to engage your target audience, it is no small challenge to keep them engaged. As long as you are committed to them, you will be successful.

 

Read Michael Cohn’s Sharpening Engagement With Your Social Media Content here.

 

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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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July 15th, 2016

Internet Marketing Tips

by Rahimah Sultan
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Online advertising, also called online marketing or Internet advertising or web advertising, is a form of marketing and advertising which uses the Internet to deliver promotional marketing messages to consumers. It includes email marketing, search engine marketing (SEM), social media marketing, many types of display advertising (including web banner advertising), and mobile advertising. ~ Wikipedia

 
 

Online marketing involves methods used for promoting products and services on the Internet. It includes a wider range of marketing elements than traditional business marketing due to the extra channels and marketing mechanisms available on the web.

 

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July 7th, 2016

Internet Marketing Solutions: Social Media Tips

by Rahimah Sultan

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Social media is a fantastic, low-cost opportunity for visibility and brand awareness. Even if you’ve been using it for a while, there is always something you can learn about social media that can help boost your business.

 

Check out some tips for social media marketing that include showing up, being you and keeping things simple. Remember that social media marketing is real marketing.

 

Read Social Media Tips for Entrepreneurs, which covers these tips and more.

 
 

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