Your Questions About Internet Marketing Jobs

Paul asks…

Will marketing still be a lucrative field in the future?

I am planning on going into the field of marketing. I would like to know how going into marketing in this economy will pan out along with how the future of marketing looks as of now.

barry0912 answers:

Marketing jobs are tough to get. Typically you have to get lucky or have experience to land a good job. 2nd option is to start with a company at the bottom and try to work our way up. There are two types of marketing jobs either you work on the design side of things or the sales side of it. If you hate sales you better have good knowledge of computer/graphic design as it will get you much farther. If you like the sales side then you will probably score a job pretty easy. Alot of companies tie marketing into more hands on sales experience whether it be trade shows or presentations etc.. To answer your question great field, and will never go away. However, it is evolving much more into the internet than expected. I recommend solid background on design and other internet applicaitons.

Nancy asks…

What is a fun or interesting part time job that compliments a full time career?

My day job is stressful and intense. Its in an office environment. I’m looking for something “different” with flexible hours, fun, won’t burn me out and has NO inventory. Serving and bartending are obvious. I’m looking for something not so obvious. FYI I live in Toronto Canada.

barry0912 answers:

Bartending=very late hours in some cases, although private clubs are great. I was where you are a couple of years ago. Because I like the computer, internet marketing was the viable low cost answer for me.
I have some sites that generate passive income for me allowing my weekends to still be free!

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Linda asks…

Has anyone sold their home through a flat-rate MLS service, and what were the results?

We are preparing to sell a $300K house and just can’t understand how a listing agent can still justify a 3% / $9K commission. Property values have increased substantially in our area, as in most, but the work the agents have to do to market properties has decreased significantly with the advent of internet marketing.

I understand the value of the buyer’s agent, bringing pre-qualified buyers to see my home, but I just can’t see paying the same commission to another agent just for listing on the MLS and coming by to stock flyers, especially when I can buy an MLS # myself through one of these services. And as for the paperwork, a real estate attorney can do it for far less.

On the downside, I can imagine that the buyer’s agents may be less enthusiastic to show such a property out of support for their industry. What experiences have you had? Are listing agents still necessary or are most people just willing to pay the 3% b/c they are so happy to hear how much their house is now worth?

barry0912 answers:

IMHO, there is a TON more work now that it is a buyers market. A couple years ago, people engaged in bidding wars to buy property. Now, there is a ton of inventory, interest rates are low and buyers are shopping around. It is a buyers market.

In the US, most areas are experiencing a price decline.

The internet does not make it easier. Everyday I get emails about a property, most are just tire kickers or want to make a ridiculously low offer on a property. At this point, I’d say 1 out of 50 prospects are actually interested in purchasing a property for fair market value.

As a listing agent, I just don’t stock flyers and wait for a buyer to come. I put up signs, advertise, send mailings, hold open houses, get your home on many websites, create a virtual tour, and bring qualified buyers through the home. Limited service agencies cannot say that. Most Realtors won’t show a property through a limited service agency, it doesn’t have anything to do with supporting the industry, but most of those sellers are so penny wise they are pound foolish. Very difficult and once a Realtor is involved, they want the Realtor to represent both sides without compensation. Ugly for the Realtor.

And you pay a limited service agency whether you sell the home or not. If I don’t sell your home, you don’t pay me a dime.

Chris asks…

What is Internet Marketing?

I’m confused with these stuff, internet marketing, search engine optimization, social media optimization, etc.. Are they all related?

barry0912 answers:

Internet marketing is the marketing of products and services using the Internet as its medium. Lower costs of dissemination of information and a global audience are its main advantages. Internet marketing also encompasses digital customer data management and electronic customer relationship management (ECRM), which are widely used in businesses today.

I’d suggest you download the ebook about internet marketing here:http://tinyurl.com/237cvqj .
It’s a simple and straight-forward ebook with step-by-step instructions that can produce a lot of traffic, leads and income for you if you’re willing to put in the small amount of time and effort to do it.

The truth of the matter is that the ebook is proven to be effective when it comes to internet marketing. So if your trying to build an online income without a powerful Marketing System you will always be climbing a slippery slope.

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Sharon asks…

Whats the best book to read on starting a internet business?

I’m a complete beginner and dont know a lot about internet business so the book has to be for beginners.

barry0912 answers:

There’s probably a book in the “For Dummies” series you can pick up, much of one’s real world education happens online, hanging around Internet Marketing Forums, one popular with beginners that has a lot of training titles, some good, some not, that are reasonably priced, on their WSO section is WarriorForum.com.

Many people start with affiliate marketing, which has virtually no startup cost, although realistically if you planned to make a living at it, it might take at least 6 months to learn the ropes and setup the means to get lost of eyes on your ads.

An online store will require some inventory and if self hosted, some cost for the facilities. An eBay or Amazon store are the easy way to get started. It’s a highly competitive world, the winning stores seem to buy in volume and sell with razor thin margins in some areas like electronics.

Chris asks…

Can anyone recommend a digital marketing course that looks at SEO in depth in toronto please?

I am looking to study SEO and digital marketing and I want to take more than a 1-3 day course which there seem to be a lot of. Can anyone recommend a course that looks at SEO in depth? I would look at Universities, colleges and private schools. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you 🙂

barry0912 answers:

You don’t need a marketing course…check out some of the free internet marketing forums on the Web. Tons of info, everything you need if you take the time to read.

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