Your Questions About Internet Marketing Forum

Donna asks…

I was wondering if I can ask a simple question to promote my business without being considered to be a SCAM?

To the two people who answered my first question. You can call me direct at 951-488-4185. It was a posed questions to see how many people really respond to internet marketing. Ask for Adam.

barry0912 answers:

Advertise from a customer perspective with a testimonial on how great the product is. Also, only questions are supposed to be posted in Yahoo! Answers, so search for someone asking for the kind of service that you provide. Otherwise, you could post on public forums of related interests.

Paul asks…

Is it better that one reads a book on the basics of Internet marketing?

Will this save them time and money?
Will it help them avoid making costly mistakes?
What are some books you suggest?

barry0912 answers:

Hi Christopher,

I would suggest that you go straight to the source- online!

I have been learning internet marketing for the last 5 months or so, and I looked into buying books, and I was disappointed with the selection- the problem is, the field is continuously evolving!

A book can teach you the very basics, but you’ll end up paying for information you can find for free.

My advice is to follow the experts, the gurus- Do a search for a specific topic you’re interested in, and you’ll get tons of specific blog entries and articles to help you out- the nice thing about internet marketing is how active and growing the community is.

If you already have a site, it’s great because you can experiment as you go and see what suits your needs best. If you’re starting from scratch, consider getting a free blog or other personal site that allows you to manage content personally. Otherwise you may feel lost, and the truth is, you don’t need a textbook- the key to the Internet is, it’s interactive. Textbooks can never compare.

Plus, you’ll often get more actual information per paragraph than most books will offer.

Depending on your goals, there are many ways to market online. You have to start with a site, and you should learn some basics on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) (I wrote a blog entry that offers some resources for beginners, I will add it below) – beyond that you have tons of options.

– Write original articles and submit to article sites (they provide good exposure!)
– Create videos and post them to YouTube and other video sites
– Write a blog and get it out there! (plenty of free sites)
– Make friends in the social network space (i.e. Sites like MySpace, Facebook and Twitter) that will help you spread the word
– Record a Podcast and publish to different podcasting sites
– Visit other sites, forums, etc and post comments where you think your product or service could benefit the person
– If you’re strictly looking for traffic, don’t be afraid of paid advertising or sponsorships

ClickZ offers a number of columns on every topic in Internet Marketing

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Your Questions About Internet Marketing

William asks…

Why is Internet marketing so hard?

I have read so much stuff, OHHHHHHH it’s so EASY all you got to do is make a website, get advertising, content, products…get on ADSENSE…google…adwords…like that scene from the three stooges when they were drilling in the army…HARCH…to the rear HARCH…left shoulder HARCH…to the rear…HARCH …HARCH…harsh!!! MANNNNnnnnnn I have had it. I am pretty stubborn but I also know when I am licked.

barry0912 answers:

Internet marketing is simple, but not easy. My best advice is to look at what everyone else is doing. Really analyse what others do.

E.g. See an ad on a website you are visiting? There is a good chance that they are making money through displaying that ad. No need to reinvent the wheel, just reverse engineer and mix it up with your own twists….

Look up a product review article? Someone wrote that and are probably getting affiliate commissions for it. See a review on YouTube? Its all simple stuff, you just have to go ahead and do it. Learn as you go.

Be a pro at what you do, not a jack of all trades master of none. Don’t over complicate it, keep it simple and go. Humans have a tendency to make everything a lot more complicated than it needs to be, otherwise it is ‘too easy’. Mindset is a huge factor.

Good luck mate.

Donna asks…

please give me more information about internet marketing…?

barry0912 answers:

Internet Marketing covers a very broad spectrum.
Start with Search Engine marketing, there are several ways to go about this, from simple submission to professional optimization, to PPC campaigns.
Then there are email campaigns, need to be careful with these. Hiring a professional for this is a good idea.
Then you have link and banner trade programs. Some of which are very effective.
The list goes on.
These guys may be able to help you get started. They have a lot of experience, and the prices are fair.
Www.AncientCityDigital.com

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