Monthly Archives: March 2017

Small Business Internet Marketing

People are under the impression that an Internet business is really only financially possible for big businesses. Not only that, they may feel that the Internet may not have much of an impact on their business at all. Even if you have a small local business, the Internet can push some sales and leads in your direction. You may also be interested in starting up a small business and running it on the Internet. This is a great way to either put some extra money in your pocket or even earn enough that you can go at it full time. You don’t need to be big, however, the start.

Not all of us are able to throw everything that we have into a business at this point in our lives. As a matter of fact, many of us are looking for a way to start a business without any money down at all. Although this is possible with Internet marketing, it can also hold you back to a certain extent if you don’t at least invest a little bit in your early efforts. It doesn’t mean that you have to invest a lot, just set aside some money so that you can begin operating online. If you do this, you won’t be at the mercy of the free websites.

The only things that you’re going to really need whenever you start your small business on the Internet are a website and a way to have the website online. Typically, a domain name will cost you about $10 a year and hosting can be found for just a couple dollars a month. It is difficult to imagine somebody that is not able to invest this small amount of money for the opportunity to make so much more. Of course, you can spend a little bit more and end up taking a shortcut to a profitable business. How do you do this?

There are plenty of people who are already successful in making money on the Internet. Some of these individuals are willing to teach you how to make money as well. I have never been as successful as what I was whenever I had a mentor. In fact, I still follow a mentor that helps me to stay on the right path. Choose a system and follow it without stopping and you will find success from your efforts.

Article Marketing Tips – Combining the Writer and Marketer in You

Article marketing is about delivering value and information to the end users in writing. Often business owners wonder which one they should focus on. Do they have to write more articles, better articles, or they can write a few but keep marketing them?

The answer to this question can’t be black or white. It’s somewhere in the grey area. Without writing, there will be no articles and without articles, article marketing can’t exist.

However, an article that sits in the corner of your hard drive will only gain virtual dust. It is an exercise in futility. Perhaps you get better at writing but if you write articles for promoting your business, your business doesn’t move an inch because of the article, hence the futility.

As an article marketer, you should have both the writer and marketer in you. Writers know how to write but without the marketing mindset, you are writing just for the sake of writing. The core idea of marketing is to write in a way that your readers can relate to it.

The marketer’s role is to find the need and satisfy it. Instead of writing random topics that you care about, you should look for ideas that your readers want to know about and write about it.

Marketing also helps spread the written words to reach as many audiences as possible. With marketing mindset, you have ideas to leverage what you know and what you already have to the greatest potential and for profits.

Just as you begin to think that with all the benefits it sounds like a marketer is more powerful than a writer, you need to remember that the basic skill you need to get this going is good writing.

Combining both can be very beneficial to your article marketing strategy, even if you decide to hire ghostwriters for the writing.