The creation of the Internet has afforded some to bring their business online. Having an online business has become more practical and beneficial to technopreneurs. In fact businesses online are now dime a dozen and sustaining success has become a source of stress and anxiety. The way the Internet is built allows customer eyeballs to have control on what they want to see. Here are some ideas on how to get those eyeballs glued to your brand.
Look at what you want to achieve on your marketing efforts. Do you want just eyeballs seeing your page or do you want them spending more time and eventually deciding to buy what you offer? Most probably you will have tons of goals in sight. Goals are needed as metrics that will tell your progress. When you achieve your initial goals, try coming up with new ones so you can constantly improve your brand exposure. Remember that we are living in a world where tough competition can be found anywhere. You have to constantly come up with goals and try to achieve one after the other in order to gain sustainable success without the need to suffer from stress and anxiety of being outlived by other business owners.
Plan your budget
Now that you know what you want to achieve, you need money to do the marketing effort itself. The good thing about having an online business is that marketing can be done on a shoestring budget. Leverage the free online marketing tools that you can get your hands on. Determine the marketing platforms that you need and focus your budget on those. Remember spend wisely not spend less. It is easy to fall prey on spending too little due to anxiety that you will be spending way beyond you can afford. But, rather than learn to spend wisely. Make sure that you are always spending just the right amount of money in every important aspect of your business.
Know your market
After learning what you want to happen and the money to execute it, you need to learn what your target market wants. You don’t need the help of fancy research firms to tell you want the people want. It takes knowledge of what you are selling to determine if there are people willing to spend their hard earned dollars to buy your product. Knowing who would buy your products gives you the needed business intelligence that will determine the process and the methods to reach them and get their attention. Knowing your target market’s demographics, wants and needs is certainly not enough. You should also be an expert of using this knowledge to your advantage.
Create an iconic brand
Creating an iconic brand comes with time. If you are able to build a brand; you can differentiate your business with other similar enterprises sprouting like mushroom all over the Internet. The way people look at your brand depends on you. Once you have settled down and figured how the brand would look like, the next step is how to put your message across. Marketing costs will drastically decline once you have built your brand.
Communicate with your customers
You can communicate with your customer through various ways. Social media is one, another is email marketing. Both of these are now integrated in software services that are inexpensive. You can start with email marketing with added bonus of using social media for just $20 per month with free trial options. Bear in mind that communicating with your customers is something very essential. By letting the voices of your customers be heard you are empowering them to improve your products and services and make them become not just customers but loyal patrons of your business.
Optimizing your site to gain more eyeballs is like luring people to go and check your brand. You can use techniques that you can learn from the Internet or hire inexpensive SEO firms to do it for you.
You don’t need to have a huge budget to market your online business. All it takes is creativity, leverage and knowledge about your products to succeed. Good luck!
About the Author:
Ryan Rivera used to suffer from panic attacks for seven years. He now dedicates his life helping those who suffer from stress, anxiety, panic attacks and depression through his writings. You can read more of his articles at Calm Clinic.
Everyone knows some of best paying online affiliate programs are in the gambling niche, below are some of the affiliate programs I promote on my gambling sites.
Poker and Casino
888 – One of the biggest brands in online gambling, by partnering with 888 you will get access to and be able to promote 888 poker, pacific poker, WSOP Poker, 888casino, ReefClub Casino, Casino-on-Net, 888games, 888pachinko 888Ladies and SuproCasino.com to name a few.
They pay CPA and Revenue share depending on the program you promote, some people prefer revenue share because then you will get a cut of rake earned when every time the player plays or deposits. I prefer CPA.
You can also find the 888Poker and 888Casino program on Affiliate Window. They have several other gambling programs and merchants like PartyPoker, BingoWags, XBingo and more see more about affiliate window here.
Uffiliates – Get access to all the 888 brands plus Casino848, Poker848, Reef Casino, Littlewoods and Others. CPA and Revenue share they pay by Bank Transfer, Neteller and Money Bookers Join Here.
All scratch cards sites that I have seen and promoted offer players free sratch tickets, this is a great incentive to get signups but they rarely seem to convert. Commissions are not as high but with some networks like monetise you can find cpl scratch offers, cpl means you get paid when the player signs up for his free scratch cards see more about monetise and similar networks here.
Aspire – Part of NeoGames ” is the leading global software and service provider of internet scratch cards and instant win games. ” – according to their website, they have loads of brands such as Scratch2Cash, Hopa, Karamba and others. Payments are made cpa and revenue share, payment options include bank transfer and cheque I believe, join aspire here.
I run a number of sites and I like to use wordpress, I haven’t checked the stats because I am really lazy but I believe wordpress is easily the most popular blogging platform.
Benefits of WordPress
It’s easy and quick to install, most webhosts have a one click wordpress install using simple scripts.
Loads of different designs available for free, there is lots of different wordpress templates you can install for free with one click.
Easy to post.
Loads of plugins available free, you can install them with one click.
Good for SEO.
What other benefits are there? Let us know in the comments.
WordPress plugins for SEO
There is loads and loads of plugins you can use to help your blogs seo, on this site I am using Platinum SEO and it enables you to do loads of stuff like custom Meta Titles and Meta Descriptions for every post. I have recently started using Aceti on some of my sites and I think it’s good too, this is what the plugin developer says “Aceti is the highest performing SEO plugin; uses 70% less resources than the highest performing SEO plugin. 90% less than the most popular SEO plugin. Loads fewer than 390 lines of code for non-admin page views.” You can download Aceti here.
Another good plugin is 404 redirected. If you delete pages it enables you to create a 301 permanent redirect to similar pages so link juice and visitors are not lost.
My favourite social plugin is Sexy Bookmarks. It has loads of features and you can no follow the links too. Your users can share your content easily on pinterest, facebook, twitter, digg, reddit and more.
Affiliate Link Plugin
I like to disguise my affiliate links and make the look prettier for many reasons, mostly because I think some users will be put off clicking an affiliate link and because I don’t want to pass link juice. Pretty Link Lite is a very useful plugin for all affiliate marketers that use wordpress, this is what the plugins developer says:
“Pretty Link enables you to shorten links using your own domain name (as opposed to using tinyurl.com, bit.ly, or any other link shrinking service)! In addition to creating clean links, Pretty Link tracks each hit on your URL and provides a full, detailed report of where the hit came from, the browser, os and host. Pretty Link is a killer plugin for people who want to clean up their affiliate links, track clicks from emails, their links on Twitter to come from their own domain, or generally increase the reach of their website by spreading these links on forums or comments on other blogs.”
You can also make the pretty links no follow.
What are your favourite wordpress plugins?
Has your site been slapped by Googles recent penguin update? I can help. Here’s the deal let me interview you and I will give you a nice in content link from this site for free, I get some content you get a free link from my blog. Not many readers yet I am looking to change that by interviewing. I am looking for a broad range of entrepreneurs who own a website or any kind of business at all that makes them money.
What Does The Interview Look Like?
Here is an Example interview I did on myself:
Age: 33 – 34 this month
How long has your site been established? I have many sites, I sold one and a few I just gave up on because they were just rubbish of all the sites I currently own http://onlinecompetitions.org/ is my favourite it’s 4 years old now.
What’s your site about? My site is about free competitions and contests.
What gave you the idea to start this site? Well I used to own a financial blog, I was holding a competition on the site but I didn’t really have anyway to promote, I searched Google for contest and competitions site and couldn’t find many. I thought I could do better than the ones I did find so I started onlinecompetitions.org
What would be your number 1 tip to help people make money online? I would say you should find something you enjoy and write about it or look for a niche were there is not too much competition. Make sure whatever you do you do it the best you can.
Reckon you could do that? Answer a few questions? If you are interested in being interviewed contact me.
If you have a website or blog and are looking to get some traffic coming to it, build a mailing list or sell more products holding a competition and giving something away for free can be a good strategy.
Benefits a Competition Will Have on Your Site
The benefits are numberous a free competition will help you generate traffic, build a mailing list, create a readership or even get some high quality links. What you need to consider before launching your competition is what you want to achive.
Choosing Your Prize
This is probably the toughest part, your prize choice could make or brake the entire event. The prize needs to be desirable, people won’t even like your page for a paper clip! It needs to have a high percieved value but it needs to be cost effective, if you sell a product of some kind this should be easy to overcome, especially if you are the manufacturer. Always list the prizes full retail value even if you do not sell it for that price.
How do people enter?
Againg this is an extremely important factor for any competition, if the prize is not that valuable you need to make the competition as easy to enter as possible, people aren’t going to give their entire life story for a £10 gift voucher are they? It’s surprising the information people will give away if the prize is big enough, you should not use it as an excuse to spam or harass people though.
Advertising your competition is obviously important, if no one can find it though won’t be able to enter will they? You could also use a competition to advertise you though, make entrants create a video saying why they should win and share it, this will really get your name out there.
There is a lot of sites that will list competitions free, for one such competitions site click here. It’s a great source for finding free to enter contests too.
This post is inspired by a reader question, thanks to isohunt for your comment. iso hunt said “I have loaded your blog in 3 different internet browsers and I must say this website loads a lot faster then most. Would you mind e-mailing me the name of your website hosting company? My personal email is: *****@gmail.com – (edited that bit) I’ll even sign up through your affiliate link if you’d like. Thanks alot”
It is important to choose a good webhost, choosing the right webhosting company early on could prove a major factor in your websites success.
This website how to earn online and many of my other sites are hosted with the same company that I have been using for about 6 years, I use them because the are reliable, responsive and well priced. I initially chose them becuase of the price, don’t let price be the only factor when choosing your webhosting company.
Their plans are very well priced, they use cpanel and simple scripts so you can install wordpress, drupal, joomla and many other cms scripts, forums and more with just a few clicks.You can choose between UK or US Webservers.
They are called Big Wet Fish and here is my affiliate link.
Below are some of the Affiliate networks we use, if you know of any good affiliate networks not listed below leave a comment with their info.
Monetise Affiliate Network
Monetise is a UK Based affiliate network, formally called profitistic. Their minimum payment threshold is £30 and they pay monthly or weekly if you reach the payment threshold. Types of campaigns available are Pay Per ‘Action’, Pay Per ‘Sale’, Pay Per ‘Lead’ and Co Registration.
It is free to sign up and promote the monetise progams.
You can also earn gift rewards if you generate over £300 a month in commissions.
The Neverblue affiliate network is based in Canada. Affiliates from most parts of the world can sign up to the Neverblue affiliate network, they have offers for most verticles, the affiliate interface is very well laid out and campaigns are easy to find. Types of campaigns available are Pay Per ‘Action’, Pay Per ‘Sale’ and Pay Per ‘Lead’.
Neverblue operate many contests in which affiliates can win trips around the world. The pay by cheque, paypal or bank transfer.
To Sign up with Neverblue Click Here
All the above affiliate networks are free to join, Affiliate Window does charge a registration fee of £5 but this is worth paying because they have some major advertisers especially in the uk, many of which are exclusive to them. Their minimum payment threshold is £100.
To sign up with Affiliate Window Click Here.
These are not the only affiliate networks we use, we use very many affiliate networks to ensure we can offer our website visitiors a wide selection of offers.
There are many different ways you can earn extra money in your spare time from home, some are more successful than others. One thing that you need to remember is in order to make money you need to put in some effort, the more effort you put in the greater your return should be, I say should be because nothing is guaranteed.
The only guaranteed things in life are death and tax, it is a sad fact but true. Can you think of anything else that is guaranteed to happen in your life? Leave your comments below!
So what are the different ways you can make money online?
Surveys, can you make money from surveys?
I want to be honest with you. I believe it is possible to make a very, very small amount of money online with surveys but they won’t make you rich, it is probably not possible to make more than a couple of pounds/dollars or even rupees an hour with surveys.
There are some surveys listed on this site, for a more up to date list of surveys visit Paid Surveys UK you can also have a look at the below articles.
Can you Make Money Selling Products Online
Lots of people have gotten very, very wealthy selling products online either via their own websites or via other peoples sites, sites like eBay or Amazon. The problem with products is first deciding what you want to sell, then actually sourcing the products and finally dealing with customers, returns etc.
Unless you have an amazing new product that no one else can sell or an amazing wholesaler you will probably find margins are extremely low on sites like eBay.
Maybe you have an eye for antiques and know how to get them at good prices so you can sell them on for tidy profits, if you do why are you reading this?
So how can you make extra cash online in your spare time?
There is a quite reliable and easy way to earn extra income online. It does require a little bit of learning and technical know how, maybe a tiny investment, you could even get started for free. What is this way? Affiliate Marketing .
What’s Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate marketing can take many forms, what I am going to talk about is a type of affiliate marketing that you can do very cheaply, even for free by publishing a site about a subject you enjoy and then putting ads related to that subject on the site (this is what I am doing now, I am going to give you free information and then show you products I know you will find useful. I only want to show you good products I am not going to rip you off promise , I would advise you don’t rip people off either, not if you want repeat sales and commssion). When some one buys a product via your link you get a commission.
How much commission can you make with affiliate marketing?
Commissions vary depending on the product you sell, sometimes you don’t even need to sell a product. Someone may just need to input their email address and name for you to get paid, that’s what happens with Paid Surveys. We get paid for everyone that signs up or completes a survey, how much do we earn for each survey participant? Read my next post on this site to find out, subscribe to get updates via email put your email address in the box on the top right.
You won’t want to miss it, we really are going to show you everything you need to know to earn online.