Internet Marketing

Internet Marketing Guide – Home Business Marketing

imagesCAKC13O1When ever you see someone that is much more successful and living the lifestyle that you have always dreamed off, what is the first thing that comes into a your mind? How do they do it? If you are still wondering then read on

There are many ways to get visitors and potential buyers to your website. In this online internet marketing guide I will cover some of the best methods and strategies of internet marketing, website promotion and advertising.

However, before you start learning about internet marketing I want you to ask yourself a question.

Do I Have a Marketer’s Mindset?

Before you get started in this industry, you have to think about your own mindset to see if you have what it takes to be an online marketer from entry level to fully-experienced successul entrepreneur.

It’s not enough to say you want to make money online or be your own boss.  You know, the reality is that everyone wants those things, but not everyone can achieve those goals.  It requires special mindset.  You don’t have to be a some sort of guru or be willing to engage in questionable marketing tactics.  You just need to have a few characteristics that are common to most successful Internet marketers.

Why Are Some People More Successful Than Others?

Is it the clothes that they wearing or food that they eat which makes them more successful? What is it? There is nothing special in regards to those individuals that are successful than majority of the others. There is one significant difference that separates them from the rest which is the way in which they think.

The great Internet marketers don’t fly by the seat of their pants. They believe in being great planners and perform special rituals. They make schedules and plans for their day, week, month, year, and even further down the road.

If you aren’t sure how to develop a blueprint for your success, don’t know how to set and achieve goals, or have a special mindset to move yourself forward,  then work on those things before you quit your 9 – 5  and set off on this path.  You want to be mentally prepared for the ups and downs along the way.

Okay, let’s assume that you are serious enough about taking the 1st step towards online marketing success. So, without further delay let’s look at the potential streams of your online income and believe me, there are few..

Online Streams of Income

In reality, Internet marketers can pick and choose from a whole host of options available to help them make money.  Your opportunities are virtually endless, and include one or more of the following:

  • Promoting
    other people’s products for a commission (affiliate marketing)
  • Selling
    digital downloads (information products like eBooks or ecourses)
  • Selling on eBay or other auction sites
  • Running a membership site
  • Selling online services (writing, graphics, etc.)
  • Owning a website that sells dropshiped of wholesale products.

And this is just the tip of the iceberg. Being a newcomer to Internet marketing, you might be worried that you don’t have anything to sell.  That’s okay – most people don’t start out with anything, and you never have t stock a tangoible inventory if you don’t want to.

I hope you can see that the potential is there. Anyway, I’m not going to explain each of the streams above in details, but rather pick one of the most effective and easiest strategy that you can apply right now which is – Affiliate Marketing!

Every year affiliate marketing generates billions of $$$ in sales..

Put simply affiliate marketing is a practice in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought about by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts.

The industry can be devided into four main players:

  • the merchant (also known as ‘retailer’ or ‘brand’)
  • the network (which contains offers for the affiliate to choose from, also takes care of payments)
  • the publisher (also known as ‘the affiliate’)
  • the customer

Okay, now you may have a question – hey Dimitrias how do I utilise them…

Basically, as a publisher you are using one website to drive traffic to another. Is that simple! This is pretty much the simplest form of online marketing available, all you need to do is drive the traffic from your own website(s) onto the merchant.

In essence affiliate marketing works no differently from Google’s Adsense program, except you are now getting paid a cost-per-action (CPA) if you generate sales for the merchant (normally a percentage of the sale), rather than getting paid by simply passing the visitor across.

Internet marketing creates no gender or age boundaries for you.  There are teenagers who have launched multi-million dollar companies as budding Internet marketers whose ideas sprung to life and catapulted them to instant success.

You don’t have to do anything unethical or shady to succeed at Internet marketing, and in fact, launching a respectable business with a solid reputation is the secret ingredient that will allow you to hatch an empire on the ‘net to fulfill all of your dreams and those of your family.

I hope you have found this internet marketing guide helpful. If you are looking for a step by step action plan and help to increase your traffic, I highly recommend joining the Affiliate Mastermind Group – a home business marketing coaching group for beginners. Which you can access by clicking on this link below:

http://thesfm.com/dimass12/

If you want to know more about online business opportunities then simply contact me and we’ll discuss the options available to you!

To our success!

Dimitrias Romanenko

E-marketing Mentors