There are many people today looking for ways make money online. Choosing ways to make money online can be a daunting task. There are also many scams lurking on the internet. When faced with the task of choosing an online business I landed in the world of internet marketing.
In this post, I’m going to tell you exactly what internet marketing is and how you can get started making money online as an internet marketer.
What is Internet Marketing?
According to Webopedia “Internet marketing, or online marketing, refers to advertising and marketing efforts that use the Web and e-mail to drive direct sales via electronic commerce.” Internet marketing can also be broken down into specialized areas such as email marketing, web marketing, and social media marketing.
How to Get Started?
Internet marketing requires research and patience. You will find many claims that you can make a 6 figure income in 90 days, however becoming truly successful takes time and/or money. There are many people making very good money in internet marketing. With dedication and patience, you can also get your piece of the pie.
First, you must decide on your niche. A niche is focused marketing area. Some of the most profitable marketing niches include business opportunities, health and fitness, and dating and relationships. Once you have chosen your niche you will need to choose the products you will promote. You can choose to develop a product of your own or you can choose to become an affiliate and market a product that someone else has created. Finally, you will need to determine how you will market your product. Popular options include social media marketing, blogging, and email marketing.
Affiliate Marketing vs Network Marketing
There are multiple subcategories of Internet Marketing. Once you determine your niche, you will need to determine the type or types of marketing that will work best for you. Two common subcategories of Internet Marketing are Affiliate Marketing and Network Marketing. Affiliate Marketing consists of selling another company’s products or services and receiving a percentage of each sell as a commission. Network Marketing consists of selling a company’s products as well as working to bring in other people to sell products as well. In Network Marketing you receive commissions for your product sells as well as those of the people that you have brought into the company. Each Network Marketing company will have its own compensation plan. As an Internet Marketer, you can choose affiliate marketing, network marketing, or a combination of both.
A blog can be a great platform for your internet marketing efforts. A blog is a website that is updated frequently which is normally owned by an individual or small group. Blogs cover certain topics and are designed to allow the blogger to journal, give opinions, and provide information. Blogs can be used to make money online by using ad networks, selling products, and using affiliate marketing. As I mentioned earlier, affiliate marketing is selling a product that was created by someone else and receiving a commission off of each sell. If affiliate marking sounds appealing to you, a blog would be a great method of promoting your affiliate products to your potential customers. Blogs can also be very successful in promoting network marketing opportunities as well.
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Building an email list is an important component of your Internet Marketing strategy. You will quickly learn that “the money is in the list”. Building a robust and responsive email list will allow you to promote your products, affiliate offers, or network marketing opportunity and make commissions from the sells of those products. Start building your email list immediately.
It is time to TAKE ACTION! Follow the following steps and get your Internet Marketing career started today:
STEP 1: Start Your Blog
STEP 2: Create Your Email List