How Does Internet Marketing Work For You?

I know there are a lot of people out there right now searching for available opportunities to be able to either supplement your existing income or maybe even replace it. With the economy in the situation that it is in and with major companies across the country laying off, this is a very good time to get into something that will be able to let you establish goals and with the expectation of passing them relatively quick.

Internet Marketing is just one such opportunity for those of you not happy with your current situation or are anticipating a major change in the near future. Internet Marketing is not new, however, it is continually changing, and the opportunities to establish it as a full time money machine is greater then ever. Internet Marketing has been around almost as long as the modern day Internet. This may frighten some of you that have never explored the aspects and opportunities that there are to be had with Internet Marketing, DO NOT PANIC! With a little knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of Internet Marketing, and a little hard work and determination and lots of desire this will work for anyone.

As an Internet Marketing it would be your job to direct consumers to the retail websites that you are affiliated with (partnered with). Most affiliate programs are free to join, and there are virtually thousands of companies willing to partner with you as an affiliate.

When the consumers that you have directed to those websites make a purchase, you will be paid a commission from the company who owns the website. Sometimes the commissions you make can be upwards of 90% of the purchase price, just for getting the consumer there to make a purchase.

Each pay period you will receive your commission check in the mail, or you may receive it through your Pay Pal account directly. Either way its money in the bank!

To make a good living with Internet Marketing you will need to learn the basic techniques. To surpass all expectations and become wealthy you will need a continuing education. What ever dreams you may have and what ever goals you have set they can be achieved with perserverance and determination.

I am a member to Wealthy Affiliate University where I learned the basics and continue to increase my knowledge of Internet Marketing through all of the guides, tutorials, videos and lessons that are available at my finger tips. I also hang out at the Wealthy Affiliate forum where you can find the most generous Internet Marketers on the planet, willing to share all they know. I highly recommend Wealthy Affiliate for all of your Internet Marketing schooling.

Steven Smithies is an Author, Web Content Writer and Publisher. Steven is an Expert Web Researcher, SEO Manager on more then 25 websites and an all around Information Geek.

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Before Getting Started, What on Earth is a Network Marketing Business?

Network Marketing Business is often called Multi Level Marketing or MLM. This is a business model where an organization is given a chance to sell their products and services directly to end-users through referrals or by means of direct selling.

Sales Associates of network marketing businesses, also known as independent distributors, are usually not given a salary when they represent the organization and are compensated with lucrative incentives and commissions, based on their output.

This means that each associate can make as much money as they possibly can depending on how good their performance is. This is perfect for people that are goal oriented and focused on the bottom line. They grow their business by having a solid client roster who purchase directly from the parent organization or they recruit other independent distributors who are part of their downline. The commission you can earn does not only include your own output but also the output of the people who belong to your downline.

Network Marketing business is almost very similar to how franchises work. Royalties are being given out not only to the branch that sells but also to the regional office where that branch is located in. In this business it is possible that many levels get paid. It goes from the level where the sales happened all the way to the top. This makes it very profitable and ideal to most people seeking for lucrative pay-outs. This is also the reason why the network marketing business or MLM is so attractive to many. It gives you an opportunity to make money not only with your own efforts but also the efforts of people you have in your cluster or network. Everyone gets paid, everyone happy.

It is easy to pinpoint which ones are legal network marketing businesses. You can almost guarantee that it is legitimate if the network marketing business pays commissions based on sales made on an organization’s products and services. Commissions are not being given out just by recruiting people alone. If commissions are given our based on the recruits alone or you are made to buy more product than you can possibly sell, then there is a chance that this is not a legitimate MLM or network marketing business.

We are all naturally consumers and we are eventually going to recommend products and services that we use to people that we know. Network Marketing or MLM allows us to make money by just using products we love and recommend, services that we are totally happy with that we refer our family, friends and business contacts with. Not only are you letting them know of things that you are totally satisfied with you are also giving them a way to make some serious cash.

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How to Use Network Marketing Message Boards to Build Your Business

I belong to several network marketing message boards. Some I help moderate, some I help with admin responsibilities and some I’m a member of the community.

These communities can be an awesome asset to your business if you know how to properly use them. Far too often, I see new folks join the forum, blast a few ads and then declare “this doesn’t work”. Or I see folks come in, jump in pretending to have the one answer to everyone’s questions and then again leave saying “this doesn’t work.”

My experience from network marketing message boards has been very positive. I’ve made friends, found customers and found folks interested in being on my team.

How can you get the most out of networking marketing forums?

1. Introduce yourself. Really, introduce YOU, not your company, not your products but the real you. Who are you? Where do you live? Are you a parent? What do you do when you’re not working? Are you a pet owner? What might connect you to others?

2. Read what others are sharing. There is a wealth of free information on network marketing message boards. Many of my articles come from posts I’ve written, so the information on these boards is quite valuable. Make a file on your computer and save those posts that you want to reference. For example, I’ve seen lists of 100 ways to market. I’ve saved those and use them as a working plan for my business. Books cost money. Message boards are free. Read the information housed on these boards.

3. Share your own experiences. Whether you’ve been involved in network marketing for one day or one year, you have something to share. I can’t stress enough not to turn the story into an ad. Make your post something that others will want to read and enjoy reading. Often communities will house off topic message boards. If there is a sports board and you enjoy sports, share your stories there. If the community has a music board and you enjoy music, share your music experience. Message boards are meant for people to connect. In order to connect you must speak and let others know who you are.

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Get Instant MLM Leads Using Ezine Marketing and Solo Ads

Ezine marketing is one of the most effective ways to drive network marketing traffic to your website. By finding the best Ezines or newsletters to advertise your network marketing opportunity, you can be sure to build a network marketing downline very quickly over the Internet.

An Ezine is by function an online newsletter that is used to disseminate information directly to subscribers’ emails.

Below are a few reasons why advertising your solo ads on other people’s Ezines is very effective:

The List owner already has a reputable relationship build with his/her list. By virtue of the publisher’s goodwill, the traffic that they drive to your website will be highly targeted. Optimum results will be experienced if it’s a case of a network marketing list listening to a network marketing upline or leader.

The vehicle of delivery is quite direct and incisive. When the Ezine publisher conducts mass emailing to their list, targeted recipients will click on the ads and be directed promptly to your lead capture page or blog.

Each broadcast provides an instant platform to generate traffic and leads in a very short period of time. In a recent campaign, I spent as nominal as $40 to generate 150 leads and 3 sales for my network marketing product.

The 3 sales already cover my advertising cost and I still have 147 prospects to sell to over the course of the next few months.

Here are the principal things to look out for when you are purchasing solo ads:

You must ascertain if the list owner has broadcasted similar ads or products before. This by purpose will cushion you from imminent risk in cases where the publisher has not tested their list with the type of your product. You do not want to be the guinea pig and throw your advertising dollars down the gutter.

Be careful not to fall for the “hundreds of thousands subscribers” gimmick. You must be skeptical about offers of email blasts that seem to good to be true like for instance, 100,000 for fifty bucks. Be careful on this as some rogue publishers may have acquired an unresponsive list from anywhere. A lot of spammers exploit this attention-grabber and that is why you will find all sorts of junk in your spam folder.

A good approach to optimizing response to your campaign is to ask the list owner to endorse your product instead of creating the ad yourself. Logically, the owners have developed a special relationship with their lists so they are best suited to promote your product effectively.

As an astute and shrewd marketer you will need to split test with all sorts of Ezine publishers and use different solo ads fronts. The results will differ from one publisher to the next and even in this obverse it is still wise not to put all your eggs in one basket.

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Dominate Online Niche Marketing – 3 Key Domain Naming Strategies

You have thoroughly done your keyword research, and have decided on which online niche marketing segment to conquer. Next stop, let us buy that domain name. Yes, today, you shall be naming your new-born baby!

3 Key Domain Naming Strategies are outlined below.

Memorable but Meaningless vs Direct & Purposeful

One approach is to make your domain name creatively memorable but which may not or does not indicate the content of the site. Psychologically, this is to deliberately induce high recall and mind-share of your domain name.

For instance, you might have a site named (hypothetically) “blackocean”. Readers will remember the names, but on first glance at the search returns, they won’t know that your site is about shark conservation. Alternatively, you could use a more direct domain name like “SharkConservation” instead of “blackorcean”. Notice too that I tend to “Cap” the S and the C for cognitive recognition purposes.

Where Your Core Keywords IS Your Domain Name

You may choose AntiqueTeakFurniture dot org for the obvious reason that your site covers all about antique teak furniture content. Do note that naming your domain is comparatively easier with niche markets as your subject matter and your keywords are more focused.

Search Engines have Preferences too?

It seems that search engines used to give comparatively greater preference to domain names ending with, and increasingly, abc.NET as well. The situation has ebbed recently, as probably due to the fact that there are an explosive number of internet sites in the recent two years.

But for the “human” perception, implies commercial sites, and gives the perception of an official, authority site. However, authority sites are sites with great amounts of good content regardless of their top level domains and it takes a lot more than a domain name to give authority. Well, maybe, not all Dots are created equal in the eyes of search engines!

One thing you will learn over time is that search machines don’t like froth. They crawl for relevant terms, so having a more meaningful and direct domain name is important.

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How You Can Run a Network Marketing Business Online

In today’s world of technology, it’s very uncommon to find a household without a home computer.

When I began in network marketing the age of the computer did not exist. Today it is possible to run your entire business online. This is wonderful news for those who for any number of reasons do not have the option of leaving home.

I would look for a company that completely supports online sales. Make sure the company you choose accepts online order entry.

Next, make sure that customers can view the products, view product information and order giving you full credit.

I believe that in order to run a successful business online, you must have a website that can be used in marketing. Many network marketing companies have a company cookie cutter site you can purchase. This is a site that is company made and while allowing a bit of personalization, every distributor has the same site. Without a cookie cutter site, you will have to build and update your own site with all products, prices and a shopping cart.

In order to create sales, you’ll need to market your business. Again, I believe this can all be done online. Here are a few of my favorite online marketing techniques:

1. Article marketing has always been one of my favorite ways to market. You can submit articles to directories, place them on your blog, put them in a newsletter and post them on message boards. You can write about any number of topics. Some directories have over 500 categories to choose from. I suggest finding categories that relate to what you are selling and then share your knowledge with others.

2. Paid advertising comes in many forms. You can buy banner ads on sites targeted to your niche market. You can buy text ads, again on sites targeted to your niche market. You can buy ads in ezines whose subscriber base is those who want and need your product.

3. Create either an eBook or ecourse. This is a wonderful way to get your name in front of other people. If you create an eBook that is helpful, it will be given away over and over again. Create your book on a topic that relates to the products you are selling. I’ve read ebooks with a copyright of 5 years ago. That’s a lot of exposure for one book.

These are just a few of my favorite ways to market online. With the right company and a variety of marketing techniques you can absolutely build a network marketing business online.

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The Art of the Online Direct Sales Business

If you’ve ever dreamed of making money online selling wholesale products for a profit, you should know that there is a right way and a wrong way to approach this. If you don’t know how to tell the real wholesalers from the fake “drop-shipper suppliers” you could be throwing away your profits. In order to succeed as an eBay reseller, you need know what you are doing, and you need to know it from the very start.

Anyone can search the web and find a product supplier. But there is more to making a deal with a supplier than just knowing their website address. You need to know how to deal with the suppliers you find in order to get what you want – the best prices, order quantities, drop shipping arrangements etcetera. Most real wholesalers will provide drop-shipping at no extra charge, while most fake online “drop-shippers” will charge you an extra fee for the service on top of their already high prices.

If you’re buying wholesale products and selling them online, you have a lot of the same headaches that offline sellers have to deal with and then some. In order to make your job easier and more profitable, you really need to be able to have done your homework in advance so that you don’t get caught in the middle. Sometimes the only way to make money selling something on the Internet is to buy the products you sell at prices below wholesale. This is because products sold on the Internet are sold well below retail prices, and sometimes as low as wholesale.

It doesn’t matter if you sell a million dollars worth of products. What matters is how much of that money you keep – the profit. This is why it’s so important to buy your products at the lowest prices possible: below wholesale. The less you pay for your products the more money you get to keep when you actually sell the products.

Knowing how and where to find a reputable wholesaler for anything you want is only part of what you need to know when competing with other direct sales marketers online. Having a profitable game plan – a good business model – is equally important if you truly want to succeed in this lucrative business. There are plenty of people making thousands of dollars each month selling on eBay. With the right plan and marketing information, you too can be one of them.

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How to Successfully Market Your Seminar Or Workshop – Part 2

It’s important to understand that right from the start, your prospects are only interested in one thing: themselves! Therefore every part of your marketing message must and should speak directly to — and about — your prospect. Yes you may have been teaching this subject for ‘X’ number of years, and have ‘X’ number of qualifications: this is essential to establish yourself as credible… But it’s only a small part of your message.

Essentially, your prospects will only be interested in how you can help solve their problems… their anxieties… their stresses. The ability, therefore, to create a compelling and persuasive message, and one that speaks directly to your audience is tantamount to the success, or otherwise, of your marketing campaign.

Most materials I see advertising events simply inform, they do not persuade. The purpose of your sales material is purely this: to motivate someone to book onto your course. That’s why the ability to create compelling ‘salesmanship in print’ is vital. This is no easy job. Think about this… You have to create a message that motivates someone to put their hand in their pocket and commit to trusting you, that what you say you can deliver, will work. And these are just some of things that will be going through your prospects mind:

Now, having already established a market — and one that you clearly identify with — you should already be some way to being able to craft a message that engages directly with the reader.

Start to get into the habit of appreciating that whenever you are constructing your message, it must speak to, convince and persuade only one person: your target audience.

Your job in selling your seminar is not to sell, but to figuratively take your prospect by the hand and help him or her make a wise buying decision. And the only way to, truly, do this — and make your message as ‘impactful’ as possible, is to tell as much about your training as possible. Despite what you might perceive as the best approach i.e. ‘brand awareness’, cryptic or pithy copy, short and succinct wording, is a complete myth!

The more knowledge the audience has about your seminar or workshop, the more they will value it. The more they value it, the more they want it! Always remember, any prospect interested in attending your training, wants as much detail as can be possibly gleaned. The only effective way these questions, worries, and doubts can be satisfactorily answered is by letting your prospect discover, and read, every facet of your training programme; why it is recommended by you, and ultimately why it is able to provide a superior or greater or different value and result.

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Using the Internet in Your Network Marketing Business

When I began in network marketing, the internet did not exist. I did all of my marketing through radio, magazines, newspapers and locally using many different marketing strategies.

How exciting it was when the internet became a part of most households. The internet brought with it many additional ways to market a network marketing business.

There are just so many ways to use the internet to promote yourself and your business.

Create a website. Websites can be very simple to very complicated. Include information on who you are and why someone should do business with you. Include fresh articles. There are so many article databases out there. Choose a new article each week and write the author and let them know you’ll be using it. I have never said no to having one of my articles used nor have I ever had anyone tell me no when I’ve used articles written by others. Include industry information. If you sell health and wellness products, include up to date information on the industry. If you sell children’s items, include up to date information on topics the experts are talking about in relation to children. Your website should be a work in progress at all times.

Create a blog. Your blog can be personal or business related. I have to admit I’ve never seen a blog that was sales based that I’ve enjoyed, so I suggest your blog not be sales based. Business related means posts that have something to do with the industry at large. For example, using children’s products, your blog can contain posts on potty training, schooling, dealing with teens etc. If you sell jewelry, your posts might be about the fashion industry, the newest trends in jewelry and even jewelry making.

Comment on other people’s blogs. I love reading blogs and meeting others. I can not speak for other blog owners, but when people comment on my blog and say nothing, I find it very unappealing. If you’re going to comment on a blog, say something that makes the blog owner want to start a conversation with you.

Buy button ads. Many site owners sell advertising spots on their sites. For a specified amount each month your button will be on the front page of the website you’ve purchased the ad from. Be picky. Some sites allow 20 ads. This means your ad is very diluted. Some sites do not have high traffic. Some sites are very professional looking and some are not. Choose where you want your button ad seen. If you’re not sure what a button ad is, take a look at the CNN website. On the right hand side, you’ll see a button ad. While this would be out of most home business owners budgets, this is the idea of a button ad. You’ll find reasonably priced button ads on many websites out there.

Buy advertising in ezines. Ezines are electronic magazines. Many ezine owners sell advertising spots in their publication. Read the publication before making the purchase. How many ads are in the ezine? Will your ad be seen? How many subscribers does the ezine have?

Join some communities. This might be a Yahoo Group. This might be a message board. There are many communities on the internet. Find some that interest you and join. Get to know others and let others know you.

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How You Can Benefit From Implementing A Direct Marketing Campaign?

* Cut Costs in paid marketing and promotions
* Easier to make repeat sales
* Improve customer loyalty
* Gain information on your customers
* increase ‘Revenues ON DEMAND’
* Create a bigger ‘PROFIT STREAM’for your business

Some common fears and frequently asked questions include:

People don’t give you their details

Those people will cost more in acquisition and if they aren’t interested in what you provide, than they are not the type of customer you are seeking.

If I ask for their details, they won’t give it to me

Not everyone will give you their details. This is segmenting your customers in order to determine which ones will have a higher probability of generating more profit for you, and really targeting your customers.

Secondly, the offer for them to sign up. Whether they receive discounts, information, free giveaways, membership entitlements, etc. Sometimes, you need to give them a sweet offer which may cost you a little initially, but in the long run, if you know the average purchase of your customers, you can already estimate how much revenue you will earn from that customer.

They give you fake details

If you have found people give you fake details, you will need to set up a verification system, whereby they will have to return something (such as information or justification) to your business to ensure they are valid contact details.

People don’t want to be bothered with junk mail

Junk mail is unsolicited mail. That is mail that people do not want or have not asked for. So it is important that when they are signing up, to ensure that they know what they are signing up for. Also to ensure the privacy of their contact details as they won’t be given to a third party. You can achieve this by including a disclaimer, telling people that you hate junk mail as much as they do and that you won’t bombard them with irrelevant information and that they can unsubscribe from anytime.

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