Your Questions About Internet Marketing Blog

Betty asks…

Dears…Please . what is the best money making Internet marketing available as u know…& tried successfully.?

barry0912 answers:

The best network marketing, internet marketing business cannot be stated that simply. What works successfully for one does not necessarily work for another. Also many companies require that you continue to recruit to earn commissions, so naturally they are going to tell you their’s is the best.

I wrote a blog recently about advice for working from home. You can find the link to it in the 2nd paragraph of my profile here on answers. In that blog are many tips of what to look for, what to avoid, how to search to find out if a company is having problems, complaints, etc.

Most people don’t read their policies and procedures, which is critical to having a successful network marketing business. Understanding compensation plans is also critical but most of us who have been in this a while had to learn this the hard way. We joined an opp, worked and worked, believing the hype we were told, blamed ourselves when we didn’t make the money others said we would/could, spent more money on outgo than every receiving income.

A good rule of thumb, before joining any opp is to set your financial goal first. What do you desire to make per month over a given time. Ask the person you are joining ‘how many people do I have to have to make $xxx ?’ For instance, one program I was in took 1300 people to make $5,000 a month.

Plus according to the policies and procedures I had to continue working and recruiting others monthly to earn a commission check; I would never be able to stop and just enjoy the residual income I had created over time. They don’t always tell you that up front.

~if I can be of further help, just shoot me an email here through answers
~jennifer

Donald asks…

what do you mean by E-marketing?

barry0912 answers:

E-marketing is another word for internet marketing. Internet marketing is the use of the Internet to advertise and sell goods and services. Internet Marketing includes pay per click advertising, banner ads, e-mail marketing,affiliate marketing, interactive advertising, search engine marketing (including search engine optimization), blog marketing, and article marketing.

Internet marketing is associated with several business models. The main models include business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C). B2B consists of companies doing business with each other, whereas B2C involves selling directly to the end consumer. When Internet marketing first began, the B2C model was first to emerge. B2B transactions were more complex and came about later. A third, less common business model is peer-to-peer (P2P), where individuals exchange goods between themselves. An example of P2P is Kazaa, which is built upon individuals sharing files.

Internet marketing can also be seen in various formats. One version is name-your-price (e.g. Priceline.com). With this format, customers are able to state what price range they wish to spend and then select from items at that price range. With find-the-best-price websites (e.g. Hotwire.com), Internet users can search for the lowest prices on items. A final format is online auctions (e.g. Ebay.com) where buyers bid on listed items.

Some of the benefits associated with Internet marketing include the availability of information. Consumers can log onto the Internet and learn about products, as well as purchase them, at any hour. Companies that use Internet marketing can also save money because of a reduced need for a sales force. Overall, Internet marketing can help expand from a local market to both national and international marketplaces. And, in a way, it levels the playing field for big and small players. Unlike traditional marketing media (like print, radio and TV), entry into the realm of Internet marketing can be a lot less expensive.

Furthermore, since exposure, response and overall efficacy of digital media is much easier to track than that of traditional “offline” media, Internet marketing offers a greater sense of accountability for advertisers.

Limitations of Internet marketing create problems for both companies and consumers. Slow Internet connections can cause difficulties. If companies build overly large or complicated web pages, Internet users may struggle to download the information. Internet marketing does not allow shoppers to touch, smell, taste or try-on tangible goods before making an online purchase. Some e-commerce vendors have implemented liberal return policies to reassure customers. Another limiting factor, particularly with respect to actual buying and selling, is the adequate development (or lack thereof) of electronic payment methods like e-checks, credit cards, etc.

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Your Questions About Internet Marketing Blog

Helen asks…

internet marketing packages?

I tryin to find soem info out regarding internet marketing packages for my mother-in-laws Florist shop
At present she is using customer street, she is being bombarded by companies tryin to sell her websites and stuff and she knws nowt about them
What I would like to knw is are there and better companies than customer street and the company she is looking at is Freestart, I dont think they will give her the same sort of package has she has now

barry0912 answers:

Some of the ways you can advertise your business are:
1. Post an article about your business on related blogs and get free visitors and back links
2. Submitting to directories
3. Free classifieds
4. Forums

Send an email with more information about your business to e@culx.net for free help on finding new customers and increasing sales.

Lizzie asks…

Value investing/ stock market blogs?

Hi so my dad is interested in value investing, value investors and basically the stock market in general and has recently expressed a desire to communicate with others over the internet who are also interested in this. My question is where is the best place to do this, he just made a twitter account so he can talk to his favorite bloomburg radio host, but im afraid twitters to complicated for him ( were talking he still does two finger touch type, and can barely check his email without my help, but i have hope) and lacks much communication. So im thinking maybe tumblr, and he can follow blogs with similar interests as him, but looking for suggestions!!

barry0912 answers:

My opinion is that he subscribe to the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Kiplinger, or any of the other financial reviews available online. The best thing he can do is become informed about the market, types of investment options, and the risk associated with each option. Investing decisions are very, very important, and the more information he has the better he’ll do.

If I can offer and advice it’d be the following: buy and hold. The stock market is too vulnerable to expect consistent, short-term gains. Think 5-10 years out, or more. Statistics show that the more one trades, the less likely that person is to beat the market’s average rate of return in the in the long term.

The economy’s still not very strong now, but if he’s committed to entering the market, beware! There is potential to make money, but there’s potential to lose a lot, too.

Step 1: Consistently check the following websites for relevant financial information, and become informed:

http://online.wsj.com/home-page
http://www.bloomberg.com/
http://www.kiplinger.com/

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Your Questions About Internet Marketing

Lizzie asks…

Internet Marketing, What Is It? ?

How can I learn more about Internet Marketing and what it is?

barry0912 answers:

Internet Marketing is the same as Marketing Online over the internet.
Also known as eMarketing or Web Marketing.

It is the same as selling stuff over the internet, which means you need to have a website and know ways to promote it over the internet. This is where Internet Marketing comes into the picture.

The following link will be useful for your reading:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_marketing

Good luck on your quest.

Sandy asks…

what are advantages/dis advantages of internet marketing?

internet marketing not internet advertising

barry0912 answers:

ADVANTAGES:
Internet marketing, also known as SEO, is typically considered the most effective form of marketing, online or offline. That is because having Internet marketing performed correctly and ethically on one’s Website allows the site to reach the most online visitors, across the most states and countries, across many search engines, for numerous keyword terms.

Other advantages include: being able to build brand recognition, a site can achieve first page keyword rankings across search engines like Google, MSN, Yahoo and others, eliminating costly PPC programs if a site is optimized naturally/organically in engines, and a site owner can see a fast ROI (return on investment).

DISADVANTAGES:
Internet marketing, while usually a monthly ongoing maintenance fee, may still seem too expensive for businesses working out of their homes or small business trying to find an affordable way to market their websites online. In addition, once an Internet marketing or SEO professional completely stops maintaining your Internet marketing program for you (and you do not considerd yourself to be a qualified professional), the rankings a site owner worked so hard to achieve in the search engines eventually drop/fall in the results (nobody working on keeping them there anymore). Getting high keyword rankings and keeping them takes ongoing commitment and time, so when nobody is there anymore to continuously work on the rankings, they will fall. One last disadvantage I can think of is that sometimes Websites simply cannot be optimized at all or have Internet marketing performed, due to a number of reasons, such as the Website was designed/built in a way that search engines cannot find or recognize pages within the site in order to optimize it (frames, flash websites, dynamic HTML pages, etc).

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Your Questions About Internet Marketing Jobs

Susan asks…

Do you need an internet marketer to advertise your business?

Do you need an internet marketer to advertise your business?
Do you need an internet marketer to advertise all about your restaruant or business? This will allow you to get more customers and clients. I may know a good company. Let me know!

barry0912 answers:

Yes Obviously…You need a good Internet Marketer to market your business to survive in this competitive SEO world.

Now a days, there are plenty of Internet marketing companies available in the market. Choosing one among the best is a critical job for you.

Here are questions that you might consider asking the SEO Consultant before choosing them for your business…

1. What are your opinions in regards to Best Practices for the SEO – Search Engine Optimization / SEM – Search Engine Marketing industry? How does a company effectively compete online using traditional optimization strategies?

2. Can you assure us that the marketing strategies and methods that you are utilizing fall under the criteria of Best Practices for the SEO/SEM Industry? Can we assume that this means no penalties for our website? Penalties could include, but are not limited to; removal from the search engines or directories index.

3. How many search engine marketing campaigns have you been involved with? What was your role for those projects? How many are still active? How many are inactive? If inactive, why?

4. Are there any guarantees for top search engine positions? The answer to this question will depend on whether or not you choose a Pay Per Click (PPC/CPC) Program from Google, Yahoo!, Live or Ask.

Depending on the competitiveness of your industry, guaranteed top search engine placement may be difficult and expensive to maintain. We recommend an ROI analysis prior to making a commitment.

5. Do you have experience managing Pay Per Click (PPC), Cost Per Click (CPC), and other keyword bid management campaigns? What types of programs, if any, do you use for PPC bid management?

6. What is link popularity? What linking strategies would you use to increase link popularity for our website? Is this service part of the proposed price? What types of websites will you target for link opportunities? What other target audiences are available in a link strategy campaign?

7. What is Google PageRank and how does it affect our website(s)? How would you address improving our PageRank with Google, and other search engines that calculate the number of quality inbound links to our website?

8. What changes can we expect you to make to our website to improve our positioning in the search engines? Will these changes be visible? Will there be changes in the coding of our website?

9. What type of reporting (website statistics/metrics) will you provide to us? How often will you provide those reports? Do you provide live statistics? Will you provide consultation on how to interpret the reports so that we have a basic understanding of the statistics?

10. Do you offer ROI (Return On Investment) analysis? Is this in addition to your contract pricing? Have the consultant explain the process of how the ROI will be determined. This type of ROI tracking may require strict participation by the employees of your company. You may need to address internal procedures first, before being able to successfully track ROI for your website.

As an SEO Professional I hereby suggesting you an SEO Company who offers affordable organic SEO Services for your business.

SEO Services Group – http://www.seoservicesgroup.com/

SEO Services Group is a SEO company offering SEO services with a highly-qualified professional team at affordable rates with guaranteed results.

Good Luck! 🙂

Mandy asks…

How can I make my first affiliate commission today?

Hi I have been researching and reading books on internet and affiliate marketing for about 7 months and I have not “earned” one affiliate commission. I would be so happy if some one could give me a step by step make your first commission today proven method. I want to make this my “full time Job” can anyone help?

barry0912 answers:

Most people don’t make it in affiliate marketing, gurus will often tell you that too often people quit when they were on the threshold of success.

The fundamental thing is to reach many many prospects either by putting a lot of time and sweat into developing a site that ranks well in the search engines or by floating a good size budget in advertising. Yea there are techniques to select the best markets and products and to convert the most visitors into buyers, the roughest conversion guides suggest a rule of thumb conversion estimate of 1%, if one in 100 visitors to your site clicked a banner and 1 in 100 of those actually made a purchase from the sales page, it would require 10,000 visitors to your site per commission. Hopefully your site is more efficient, but it reminds you that it’s all a numbers game.

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Your Questions About Low Cost Business Ideas

Lizzie asks…

I am a stay at home mom who needs to earn extra cash i need ideas toa low cost small business idea or ventur?

barry0912 answers:

Have you considered being a personal shopper? You can run errands for people who are otherwise too busy with work, etc. Pick up gifts or groceries, dry cleaning, you name it. Or maybe running elderly persons to their doctor’s appointments? Lots you can do and not have to be one of those home-based party sales people. If that is something you are interested in though, try something that you believe in yourself and know you can sell (it’s a tough business – I tried doing Gold Canyon Candles and Tupperware before, it was ok for a bit but after a while, you may run out of steam & customers…)

Ruth asks…

I’m looking for low cost business ideas, I have $10,000 to invest?

barry0912 answers:

You might want to take a look at a low cost – fast growing business, on the wellness revolution, which is rather a trend than a fashion. This business will allow you to achieve a linear income while building a residual income, which can grow as much as you want to make it grow.

Initial investment is far less than $10,000, and if you are willing to invest $800 , the initial return rate is 42% (monthly basis)

If you are fluent in Spanish, please check www.montonesdedinero.com ; otherwise, please feel free to contact me for more information on the subject at lpachecoa@yahoo.com

I’ll be more than happy to be of assistance to you.

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Your Questions About Internet Marketing Services

Carol asks…

Do programs like TrafficSwarm really work or are they a waste of my time?

I am an internet marketing newbie. I have two sites that I want to promote, www.howland.ws and www.dennishowland.ws. Are there ways to get traffic to my websites without spending tons of cash on advertising?

barry0912 answers:

Yes,there is my friend..I’d suggest building links to wherever you would like searchers to land. If your category pages are the most useful, link there – if the articles are most useful, link there.

The main purpose of these links is to get higher ranking with search engines when someone types in a relevant keyword phrase.These keywords will send visitors searching for information on a specific topic to your website and allows you gain a new reader or make some money from whatever affiliate program or ad scheme you are running.

I’ve recently set up several websites for some friends and link building was my main concern because I needed links for the webpages to be indexed and start showing up in the search engine. I did also use the free ebook course i got here http://tinyurl.com/237cvqj to optimize my list building

On the other hand,TrafficSwarm systems are not fool proof. People can cheat, meaning, you could have someone running a program that ‘views’ your site, but it’s a program not a person, taking away ANY chance of a action happening.It is time consuming sitting behind your desk surfing other people’s sites.It also kills the bandwidth, and for South Africans, that’s a problem.
Aside from that your subscription rate, even though you will receive subscriptions, is lower than through advertising mediums,cause these users are users that want traffic for their websites in exchange and aren’t necessarily interested in your products and services.Your increase in ranking only lasts as long as you’re a member of the system. As soon as you stop using the system, the users disappear and you drop in rankings again.

Robert asks…

How much return on investment can I expect for internet marketing efforts?

Is it unreasonable to assume that a paid bundle for ad/tweet that reaches 1 million users, probably gets actually seen 500,000 times, clicked through 50,000 times, and assuming I have a great landing page and a relatively cheap service at $20, gets purchased AT LEAST 50 times?

50 purchases for 1 million potential impressions? Reasonable?

barry0912 answers:

Hi, in theory this sounds good and reasonable. In practice, you have to be extremely careful. If you reach for untargeted audience, the ROI can be very bad.

Do you have the sources to target the audience for free? If not, you have to calculate your costs.

For example, you buy 200 gigs in fiverr, each gig targeting 5000 people, you spend 5$ / gig. This is already 1000 $. If the audience is targeted, and you do get your 50 purchases, you earn 20$. ROI is 0.

For Google ads, the cost per click (CPC) can be everything from 0,4 $ to eternity – you have to analyze this in forehead.

Let’s assume your CPC is great and you pay 0,4$ times 50,000 = 20,000. If I were you, I would say – I don’t think so. Absolutely does not worth it.

The best way is to make return on no investment, meaning spend close to nothing and get great returns. There are ways to do this – you need of course the knowledge, the time and the practice.

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