Your Questions About Internet Marketing Jobs

Steven asks…

Any real jobs out there my dad can do from home on Google or Yahoo?

I see these kind of jobs advertised sometimes but they seem bogus? He’s okay at home but doesn’t get around much anymore. Still sharp and etc. Needs extra cash.

barry0912 answers:

Perhaps the majority of money making offers on the internet are scams of some sort. Most people who try to make money on the internet fail, the worst may be the surveys, paid to click, shopping rewards thing that I doubt anyone can make a living from. That one fake new blog showing the mom making some $10k part time, used to say posting links for Google before they sued 50 such sites.

If you can write you can find web site article writing freelance jobs that mostly pay $3 to $5 though a writer qualified to write for as an expert for major sites might get more like $10 – $75 per 500 word article.

Someone with unique knowledge might be able to write a blog that eventually, it really has to be an exceptional site with regular new additions to get search engine ranking and enough visitors to earn a bit of advertising revenue. One can start with a free blog host like Blogger.com

A small percentage of people who try affiliate marketing actually succeed, some do quite well, having web development knowledge, sales experience and good management skills would have a better chance.
Many Internet Marketing rookies hang out at Warriorforum.com member written WSO tutorials sell for relatively little money.

I am always suggesting the one looks into freelance marketplace sites as a way to earn money more immediately, these include freelancer.com and odesk.com, while more geared for technicians, you also can find writing projects and simple seo tasks, while there is worldwide competition, a native English writer has a big advantage. One of the easiest to get into is freelancer.com it’s also prone to having lower paying projects and wild west lawlessness, older established sites like elance or vWorker have tighter standards and may have membership fees to keep out the riffraff.

There are also micro task sites that pay small change for a few minutes work, popular with 3rd world countries, some in the U.S. Do them instead of crossword puzzles, the original was created by Amazon, the online store to ‘automate’ tasks a computer couldn’t do, like pick the better of 2 pictures, they named mturk.com after the 18th century Mechanical Turk chess playing machine that had a man hidden inside, shortTask and microworkers have similar micro tasks, some individual jobs are a bit shady, like signing up for product trials, doing surveys, but you get to choose which tasks to perform.

Charles asks…

does anyone know where i can find a telephone interviewer job in chicago,illinois?

I am looking for a market research,telephone interviewer job that pays good and in the chicago area. My internet search isn’t doing me any good. Does anyone have any suggestions or maybe somewhere they work?

barry0912 answers:

I don’t know what you mean by good pay, but I do know that the company peoplescout is always hiring.

Call them at 1-800-214-4473

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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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