Your Questions About Internet Marketing Degree

Chris asks…

i’ve looked for a job all over the internet, but i have a bachelors and all the jobs are useless, now what?

hi, i’ve been to monster, careerbuilder, hotjobs, and craigslist and no luck pertaining to me having a bachelors, specifically a bachelors in business, specializing in marketing IMC. i’ve been looking about two to three times a week and none of the jobs are good — they’re all implicitly shady, i just feel it. what can i do to find a job without looking at these sites? thank you 🙂
sorry for my brief and unclear explanation of my experience. by shady, i mean, just about all of the company profiles seem to primarily utilize cold calling, door to door, or dirty sales techniques to exist. i got a degree so i don’t have to do that. i have 2 years experience in customer service, but that’s all. i’m 23 and just graduated a month ago. thanks all 🙂

barry0912 answers:

Get off the internet.

Most people do not find jobs through the job web sites like monster etc.

I work as an adjuster. I have marketing reps with vendors (restoration companies, rental companies etc) that we use visit me often. There job is to try to get me to use them – instead of the other guy.

Sure, they post ads on the internet and in industry publications.

But they get my business, because they come into my office an meet me. They bring managment to my office to meet me. So that if I have a problem – I know the manager and can call them to get the problem solved. They get my business, not because of the internet ads, but because of the interpersonal relationship they take the time to develop with me.

All job hunting is …..is marketing. But instead of selling a service you are selling yourself.

So, if you are selling yourself… Why would you hang everything on the internet – moster.com, careerbuilder.com. I don’t have marketing degree….but I doubt a sucessful marketing strategy relies only on 1 soure.

So, keep searching the internet and the sunday paper. Also search state and federal goverment web sites. Many communities have their own career finder website for local companies- search those.

Go meet and register with every employment agency you can. You can get some temp work – so the money will help. And many companies do not post job openings– but use temp agencies to screen potential employees.

Join the local Jaycees. Get to know people. Let them know you are looking for a job. Many people find jobs b/c they knew someone at the company. Develop a network.

Get involved in volunteer work. You may meet someone at that volunteer fundraiser that is a potential job connection. And, since you are not working – you have the time and it helps to build your resume. Pick something you are interested in and get involved. The only thing it will cost you is time– and you have that.

Let every friend and family member know you are looking for a job and are open to anything.

Don’t restrict yourself. There are way more marketing majors than marketing jobs. So, be willing to look at any job you qualify for. You may find that you end up in an industry that you never thought you would be in – but love.

Start sending out resumes and cover letters. Make sure there are no mistakes in either. They must be perfect or they get tossed.

Make sure to have a resume that applies to the job you are looking for. Don’t send a resume to an insurance company to apply for an adjusters position with an objective that says you are looking for a job in the marketing field.

Be sure that your resume stresses the experience/education that applies to that job.
An insurance company will want to see a 4 year college degree and good customer service skills, time management, organization. So, make sure your resume reflects those values. But this may not be what a marketing position wants — they may be more interested in your education.

If you don’t have experience in a specific field, you usually need a contact in the company. So really “network”. If the company has an opening, the fact that an employee recommended you will greatly increase your chance of getting an interview. It won’t get you the job (you still have to do that in the interview) but it will go a long way to getting you the interview.

I have a history degree. When I got out of college, I went to work as an assistant manager in a retail store. I had a family connection. I did that for a year and got some good customer service experince and a good dose of “grow up”. I then got on with a major insurance company. (Again, I had another family member that worked with that company in a different state). I was hired to work as an insurance adjuster.

I have been working as an adjuster for 12 years now. I’m in a profession where I can take care of myself and support a family. When I was in college – could I have told you this would be the profession I’d be in? No.

So, be open to any opportunity that presents itself and start developing and working your network. A company is not going to just show up at your door begging you to work for them…..you have to work hard and find that job.

Good Luck.

Mark asks…

Positions In Marketing?

Okay I’m currently working on my AA Degree in Business. But what I really want to get into is Marketing/Advertising. So far all I know about positions in Marketing is a Marketing Executive. Can anyone please tell me what are the positions in Marketing/Advertising starting from the bottom all the way to the top!!

barry0912 answers:

US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook:
Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Managers
http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos020.htm

Advertising managers. Advertising managers direct a firm’s or group’s advertising and promotional campaign. They can be found in advertising agencies that put together advertising campaigns for clients, in media firms that sell advertising space or time, and in companies that advertise heavily. They work with sales staff and others to generate ideas for the campaign, oversee a creative staff that develops the advertising, and work with the finance department to prepare a budget and cost estimates for the campaign.

Marketing managers. Marketing managers work with advertising and promotion managers to promote the firm’s or organization’s products and services. With the help of lower level managers, including product development managers and market research managers, marketing managers estimate the demand for products and services offered by the firm and its competitors and identify potential markets for the firm’s products. .

Promotions managers. Promotions managers direct promotions programs that combine advertising with purchasing incentives to increase sales. Often, the programs are executed through the use of direct mail, inserts in newspapers, Internet advertisements, in-store displays, product endorsements, or other special events.

Public relations managers. Public relations managers plan and direct public relations programs designed to create and maintain a favorable public image for the employer or client. For example, they might write press releases or sponsor corporate events to help maintain and improve the image and identity of the company or client.

In large organizations, public relations managers may supervise a staff of public relations specialists. (See the Handbook statement on public relations specialists.) They also work with advertising and marketing staffs to make sure that the advertising campaigns are compatible with the image the company or client is trying to portray. In addition, public relations managers may handle internal company communications, such as company newsletters, and may help financial managers produce company reports. They may assist company executives in drafting speeches, arranging interviews, and maintaining other forms of public contact; oversee company archives; and respond to requests for information. Some of these managers handle special events as well, such as the sponsorship of races, parties introducing new products, or other activities that the firm supports in order to gain public attention through the press without advertising directly.

Sales managers. Sales managers direct the distribution of the product or service to the customer. They assign sales territories, set sales goals, and establish training programs for the organization’s sales representatives. (See the Handbook statement on sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing).

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Your Questions About Internet Marketing News

John asks…

Do you live in one of the areas being hit hard by theives stealing plants?

I do. It has been all over the news here. Theives are jacking flower beds like crazy in my area. And I woke up this morning to find all of my rose bushes gone. Plants? I would have never thought that they’d be targeted. What about y’all?

barry0912 answers:

No, fortunately I do not. I suspect your stolen rose bushes will show up at a flea market or other seller’s venue. Personally, I’d be playing detective and when I’ve found my plants, I’d call the police immediately. Of course, the thieves may be selling them on one of the internet sites, too.

Sorry you suffered such a loss. I’d be steaming mad!

Where do you live? Where is this happening?

James asks…

What is the best book to purchase for a beginner to learn how to purchase stocks?

I would like to buy stocks over the internet, but I have no clue on what stocks to buy or how to do it.

barry0912 answers:

I am assuming that you are using “limited funds” to start “investing over the internet”…..but I am VERY CONCERNED with the “I have no clue on what stocks to buy..or how to do it”. Honestly, you are “exactly” the type of person who should NOT be trading/investing on your own…as another answer before me said “find a reputable professional”…it doesn’t matter what company he/she is with…their skill/knowledge and ethics are what matter most!!!

However…to answer your question…there are a HUGE number of books to “purchase”…..but if you’re posting on here…and you want to trade over the internet…USE THE INTERNET for what it was invented for…sharing knowledge!

BOOKS don’t “interact” with you…can’t let you “test drive” sample portfolios…backtest potential portfolios…learn about many different strategies/products, etc …..and cost you nothing more than you are already using for internet access.

Sooooo……Here is a “sample” of what I recently shared with a similar Yahoo Answers member……

This will be a fairly extensive listing of where to go to learn about stocks, bonds, personal finance, economic issues(stock related), etc etc etc……only because you sound like you earnestly want to know.

For STOCK/Mutual Fund/Options/Finance-related information:

**www.kiplingers.com (more “personal finance” than stocks…but that’s critical in life too…kiplinger newsletter and/or Kiplinger Personal Finance magazine!)
**www.fool.com (classes to sign up for, free, etc)
**www.seekingalpha.com (better for the “technical analysis” crowd)
**www.whispernumbers.com (professional and non-pro opinions…group think?…play it to your advantage?)
**www.yahoo.com (finance section…good site (that’s free) for tracking (delayed) your stock portfolio)
**www.msnbc.com (current “in-the-news” stuff)
**www.morningstar.com (mostly for funds…stocks too)
**www.dismalscientist.com (more MACRO-economic…for those who want to know “why, how…” things happen)
**www.888options.com (Great Options site, free options DVD and classes!)
**www.optionsmonster.com (Options site)
**www.CBOE.com (THE Options exchange, “Learning Center”/”Options Institute”=free classes!)
**www.lightbulbpress.com (easy to understand, quick read, booklets etc.)
**www.street.com (Cramer’s name to fame! “trader, not investor” related advice mostly!)
**www.horsesmouth.com (a stock/stock market barometer!)
**www.bankrate.com (good resource on rates, and much more!)

And…sooooo many more… I’ll save “financial Calculator” websites (for everything you can imagine, and many that you can’t) for another time!!! Oh, these are “off the top of my head”…..there are many others that I’ve gone “blank” on…and may add later, after I check my work computer (since I’ve saved the shortcuts on several, I don’t remember the actual addresses!…silly me!!!)

Study hard…don’t lose your money “guessing”…study/read first…then take a “gamble?” (pun intended)…and/or find an above average/ethical professional to do the work for you.

***Oh, yeah….all of the above information should be FREE for all/overwhelming majority of the information…AND “Most traders/investors” don’t know about them. Also, NEVER buy those newsletters, etc you’ll get “pitched”…use these sites…and think for yourself…or hire a “personal” advisor who knows you and what your goals, needs, etc are.

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Your Questions About Internet Marketing Company

Nancy asks…

How would I go about setting up this type of business?

How would I set up an internet company where customers purchase “product x”(an image) and then it would be sent to their cell phone or mobile device? I’ve already checked out different sms solution companies as well as web site development companies such as monstercommerce.com. I just need to know if there any specific steps when it would come to a company like this.

barry0912 answers:

Since you’ve never been in business before, I would strongly recommend that you talk to a business counselor before you do anything especially spend money. I’d call the local office of SCORE (go to http://www.score.org and input your zip code to find the chapter nearest you), the advice is FREE.

The counselor at SCORE will most likely advise you to write a business plan which is very good advice because it will force you to dig out all of the start up details and the costs of starting an internet company and force you to also understand all of the aspects of this business including the customers you’ll concentrate on (your market ) and how you’ll go after them.

You’ll need to register the business with your state controller’s office and make sure that you have any city and county licenses if any are needed where you live. All of this will come out in a business plan.

Try this link :
http://www.ychange.com/small-business-consulting-articles.html and read some of the articles especially the ones about a business plan and starting a business.
Good Luck

Betty asks…

How much does a digital agency usually charge for a campaign?

How does an internet marketing campaign usually cost? (website development and driving targeted traffic to it etc)

barry0912 answers:

Digital Agencies mostly deal in paid campaign and they charge 15% agency fees for that. If you opt to get the website develop from them, they are way too expensive, you got to search for website studio for web-design and seo company for internet marketing

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Your Questions About Internet Marketing Jobs

Sharon asks…

What do you think about job postings for surveys and job opportunities online?

Hey There-
I was just doing a search online for different jobs in a few different cities. I am searching Yahoo Jobs right now but also when searching Monster or Career Builder I see Job postings for Online Surveys and online Job opportunities. I know they must be somewhat legitimate because it costs $350 just for one month of posting a job on Yahoo for Kansas City.

So if anyone has ever tried surveys or online jobs that promise making money online. Let me know how you did or what you think?

barry0912 answers:

Alot of scams. Id been there. But i do affiliate nnow.
Affiliate Marketing is an Internet-based marketing practice in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought about by the affiliate’s marketing efforts

Affiliate Marketing works. This one you can earn affiliated commissions from EIGHT different income streams into one program
http://Acme-People-Search.com/signup.php?ref=1252995613ZKUL

Mary asks…

How do I start a business if I can’t count on the job market to provide a living for me and my family?

I have some good business ideas, but my credit is shot, because my child had heart surgy and we had to file for bankruptcy. I can’t get a loan and trying to get a job because my credit is bad no one will hire me and I am also seven months along. I need to find some way of making a living and my only option is to be in business for myself. How do I start a bussiness with very little capital to no capital. I can’t rely on my husband. He is skilled, but has no people skills. Our unemployment is running out and I don’t have much time to think of options on my own. How can I make a business work?

barry0912 answers:

In response to your question . . .

I certainly understand your predictament. I will tell you where the real money is over the Internet. However, this will be a slow process to learn but a low investment. It takes passion, dedication, and it is definately real. Just read the following:

Before you do anything, you need to learn Internet marketing. I highly suggest that you don’t invest in anything just yet. You need to research the Internet by joining work at home forums–its free! Do a search on the Internet and look up Work at Home Forum, Home Business Forum, Internet Marketing Forum and Affiliate Program Forum. Also look up the keyword SCAM on the Internet and read the stories. Understand the Internet has a wealth of information so research Internet Marketing. The Internet is a universal marketplace for buying and selling products/services.
In addition, read more about Yahoo!, MSN, Google and eBay’s buying/selling/affiliate programs.

The number one income opportunity isn’t data entry, typing, writing ads, Internet jobs, get-rich-quick schemes, etc. These are where most scams occur–people are being misled. So keep away from them Any website filled with money hype such as Make $100s … $1000s and $10000 or more per day/week/month is full of crap–stay away. And pursue any marketing opportunities right now, unless you are an experienced marketer. Advertising is tricky and has to be learn appropriately. If you take your time and research you will discover one absolute great opportunity–Affiliate Programs. But you need to learn Internet marketing. Don’t be foolish and try to learn this on your own. Its leads to costly mistakes and it take too much of your time. This is where most people failed, get discourage because they prefer the get-rich-quick scheme to making money.

I suggest you start by researching a particular site. There will be a free newsletter membership for you to join. You need to sign up to it and download the free ebooks on Internet marketing. This will give you more of an idea what Internet marketing is about, and you can decide if this is really for you. If you really want to learn a system, which is highly suggested in any endeavor, you can pay for the actual course. The price is low and is a one time fee but you will learn, practice, receive assignments and work with 14 money-making websites.

If you would like to know more, contact me at pbsumpter@yahoo.com

PS – I am not trying to sell you anything, just point you and others in the right direction, so that people don’t get scammed and misled by all the hype. If you respond to me, be sure to refer to Internet marketing.

Take Care and Good Luck!

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Your Questions About Internet Marketing Company

Joseph asks…

What do I need to know about search engine optimizing to start optimizating website?

I am new to internet marketing and dont know a lot about search eengine optimization. In addition, I do not have the money to hire an seo company, is it possible for me to do it myself?

barry0912 answers:

Yes, you can do it yourself. All you need is a basic knowledge of search engine optimization to begin with. It is not as difficult as it sounds.Then as you learn the basics it will become easier for you to learn the more advance methods.

Michael asks…

Has anyone heard of a company called Supreme Corporation UK Limited?

As far as I am aware they are a marketing company with a base in London. I have been looking at job sites and they have a lot of adverts but I cannot find anything about them on the internet. Does anyone work for them?? Has anyone had any experiences with them?? I will be grateful for any info on them please.
Thank you.

barry0912 answers:

Ive tried looking for the same info because im going for an interview with them today but couldnt find anything either.
I applied for the job on monster and the job description was pretty vague and in the confirmation email I got from them they say I will find out more later.
If you still want to know Ill send you a post later, or if have already found anything out please let me know. All i do know is that they have offices in Maidstone, where Im going today.
Thanks

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Your Questions About Internet Marketing Jobs


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Steven asks…

How to Specify My Position in Resume?

Hi, currently I’m working in Job Portals. I’m confused what to put as designation in my resume.

My work is: Posting Job, Internet marketing, Working with Blog, Internet Savvy, Social Media Marketing for promoting the site, writing newsletters, SEO – off site optimization.

Please help me regarding the same.

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barry0912 answers:

Check out sites like http://resumewriting.servicesreview.net/ that offer objective resume writing services reviews on the different websites that offer resume writing. It can help you choose the website that best offers you what you need at the moment.

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John asks…

How is the logistics job market in Canada in 2012?

I am planning to do Logistics and Supply Chain Management course, I want to know how is the current job market for Logistics jobs in Canada, I have 4 years experience in warehouse management, and what is the salary range I should negotiate for logistics job once i finished my course, your answers will be highly appreciated, Thanks, Baig

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barry0912 answers:

The logistics job market is booming. Even though manufacturing is on the decline these days, global supply chains are getting more and more complex. As Internet sales increase, more and more companies are creating distribution centres to service online customers. A certificate or degree in logistics will give you a step ahead.

Check out monster.ca and workopolis for logistics specialist jobs. Depending on your training and experience you can make upwards of $75,000.

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