Online Marketing: “The Sky’s The Limit.”

 

Living Your Dream

Living Your Dream

You can use Affiliate Marketing to generate additional revenue for your online business.  However, you must know certain information to become successful in your Affiliate Marketing.  In this write-up, we will provide you some tips that you will find useful in your Home Based Online Business.
If you are at the forefront of affiliate marketing, you can have positive results. Remember, honesty will bring the best results in your internet marketing efforts. There is a good chance that when your readers understand the reason behind your internet marketing, they will respond better to the links you post on your website.
It is important to assess the quality over quantity when you are marketing your products online. Quality products should be your goal, but keep in mind that just because a product is popular does not mean it is a quality item. If you chose a familiar product, you would probably end up trying to market it in an already saturated market. This may reduce or limit your online marketing success.

marketing successWhen you want to pick an affiliate, think about your customer demand. When you know, your clients’ demand it will make it easy for you to communicate with them, and you will see an increase in the quality of your traffic.
You may also want to consider buying Google ads to maximize your internet marketing potentials. Because of the way Google ads work with keywords, you can reach potential customers who have never seen your site otherwise.
One of the advantages of a good affiliate marketing company, is its active support for affiliate marketers with the best products made available to them. These companies  are very knowledgeable and specializes in  sales and marketing. They continuously perform extensive research in marketing techniques to find what works to convert visitors into customers. Established companies will share this information with their affiliates so that they can use to improve their campaigns.
Affiliate Marketing is a great method to be your own boss and write your own paycheck, but you have to understand what it takes to make money if you want to make real money. You should work hard to have a high ranking in the search engines to be found more frequently and increase visitors to your site. It will assist you to become successful in internet marketing.

Give a reason for your visitors to click on your banner ads such as trivia question or games. When people are curious, they will click on the banner to get the answer to the quiz question. Put discounts in place to anyone who got the trivia question correctly.

Use your Article Marketing to attract the audience that will be interested in the products sold by your affiliate partners. If it comes to a cheaper product, then just having a high traffic will make the product to sell. If the pricing is low, people will be more likely to buy it after clicking and viewing it. If your product has a higher price, you should opt for the focused sale.
You can achieve success in article marketing if you know your audience. You must focus your content to address any questions or comments that readers left for you. Find out what made them like your site. What is of interest to your readers?

Using a lot of incoming links related to your site is a vital part of Internet Marketing, but be sure not to take your customers to misleading content. Anyone interested in an iPod will not appreciate being sent to a page selling a different thing from iPod. While you think that you have a smart strategy, it can be perceived as dishonest with your clients.

 I can’t stress enough that “Honesty” is the key to succeeding in Internet Marketing. Honesty will help you build a base of loyal users. If your customers  sense that you are less than clear or somewhat dishonest, they will ignore your affiliate link and find out how they can purchase the product directly from the seller.

Hopefully, you have found some tips in this article that can be used in growing your internet marketing business. You must keep up with new information on Online Marketing to remain successful. You can earn some extra money with Affiliate Marketing easily as it is selling already made products/services on your website.” The Sky Is Your Limit” in Affiliate Marketing!

Ways to Advertise and Make Money Online

Because people search for products and services online everyday, you need a web presence that can be found easily via search engines.  Though Online Marketing is not easy and competition is tough, you need to start making smart choices and right decisions  by choosing the right strategies to compete for millions of potential buyers found on the internet.  The most popular ways of advertising are Pay Per Click (PPC), Blogging, joining Forums and Groups, Video Advertising, and Social Media.

Making Money Online

Making Money Online

Pay Per Clicks (PPC)

The concept of pay per click is very simple: you post an ad, someone clicks it, and you pay a fee for every time someone clicks.  Where it gets complex is in the management of those ads, keywords and budgeting.

PPC is a great way to get a spot for your website on the front page of search results and to get in front of people who are specifically looking for what you have to offer.  If you’re working on organic search engine rankings but just aren’t there yet, pay per click is just one of the resources you should consider using for getting your message to an interested audience.

The top PPC networks are Bing & Yahoo, Google and Miva.

  • Bing who merged with Yahoo also place ads on Ask Jeeves, MSN,and a few other search engines. They have a team that prove ads manually so there is a waiting period before your ad goes live.
  • Google, who is considered the “Big Boy” in PPC terms, ads go live in 15 minutes and it’s still considered the world’s most popular search engine, so maximum exposure is almost guaranteed.
  • Miva is smaller than Google or Bing, and advertises on smaller search engines, like WebCrawler and MetaCrawler. There advertising rates are cheaper and start at $.05 per click.

Blogging

Blogging is used to create online content called posts which can benefit you in the following ways:

  1. It’s free
  2. Leads with high value content before a sale
  3. Helps make you an authority online
  4. builds a following and relationship with readers
  5. builds a list from the call to action
  6. Helps you make money

Forums

Forums are industry-specific  web-based discussion boards.  They provide a wealth of information among like-minded entrepreneurs.  You can find out what questions people are asking about your industry.  The most popular topics and discussions in forums will help you identify most popular needs and therefore, the most probable categories of people who will be visiting your website.

Groups

Join groups relevant to your niche. The focus with these groups is to establish relationships. Concentrate on adding value by answering questions which could result in them visiting your web site.  Warning;  Never go in groups with a sales attitude; you must come across that you are there to help them.

Social Media

Social media allows visitors to watch videos, read articles, write comments, or see some other content.  A visitor can somehow indicate the he agrees or disagrees with that content by leaving a comment, posting a bookmark, selecting an I’m a fan check box, or doing something else.

Facebook offers a wide range of paid advertising options that you can use to build your audience. You can buy Facebook ads on a PPC basis. The click-through rates on Facebook tend to be very low. So PPC is far less expensive, but it will effectively get you free display ads.

Google+ is a relative newcomer on the social networking scene.  Like Facebook, Google+ lets you post photos, videos, and text and it also has a couple of unique features:

  • Circles:  You can create and share circles, which are groups of similar people that you follow.
  • Search results:  Google displays Google+ results from folks you follow right in Google search results, and displays relevant pages and people in the upper-right corner of some search results pages.  This is important because Google+ can give you a boost in SEO

You Tube works a lot like Flickr,but only for video.  You upload a video to the site, give it a description, and tag it with keywords, and then the rest of the community gets to take a look.  A popular video on YouTube can get tens of thousands of views.

YouTube is the second-largest search engine in the world, trailing only Google. There are over two billion YouTube videos streamed every day, and advertisers want a piece of this viewership pie. YouTube advertisers pay per view of their ad, with an average cost-per-view ranging between $.10 – $.30.

Twitter is an online micro-blogging site that allows users to tweet short messages in 140 characters or fewer.  Businesses advertise using Twitter by creating profiles and tweeting sales, specials and other important business information. Accumulating Twitter followers increases the number of people who read your tweets and may purchase your merchandise or services.marketing success
Successful web marketing requires you to place and maintain your messages on multiple Internet mediums because your prospects and customers use those same Internet mediums to help them look for products and services.  You don”t have to be a technical expert to reap the rewards of web marketing, but you do need to understand how people behave when they fire up their Internet browser; that way, your marketing messages are always top-of-mind when customers are ready to make a purchase.
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Tips On Developing Your Online Marketing Skills

Starting an online business can prove to be confusing and sometimes overwhelming. Here are a few pointers that can help you in establishing your Online Marketing Business:

Pave Your Way To Success

Pave Your Way To Success

Change your mindset

First of all, you must get yourself in the mindset of that of an entrepreneur as well as beginning to learn how to think ahead.  Begin to think and act like someone who already has the results you want to achieve.  An important character of a successful entrepreneur is to always overcome obstacles and never entertain the thought of giving up.  Success isn’t about working harder.  It’s about knowing which actions to take and when to take them.

Set your goals

Then you must set your goals by developing an action plan, preferably a 90-day plan, that will clearly define the steps that you are going to have to take in order to achieve them.  It’s important to know that without a clear sense of purpose and defined goals to achieve, you’ll continue to live a reactive vs proactive life and continue to repeat the same patterns over and over again.

Take action everyday

Your business will not grow without consistent advertising and promotion. Marketing is about strategy.  Regardless of your marketing budget, spend time each day building your online presence, even if you stand on the street corner and hand out business cards for an hour each day.

Define your target market

Defining your target market is really about targeting the right people. To do this you can go to Google Planner and perform a keyword search. This will provide you with new keyword ideals. Once you’ve completed targeting your market, it’s time to start advertising!

Develop marketing strategies

Once your mindset is clear, you must start understanding your marketing strategies which is mostly deciding how much capital and your time you are willing to invest. If you have not capital, there are lots of free marketing out there.

  • Some free and low cost marketing strategies are blogging, article marketing, forums, joining groups, video marketing and community messaging board to name a few. With free marketing you must remember that it may take longer to see profits but it works! Just be consistent and stay focused.
  • Paid advertising includes mainly, Pay Per Click (PPC), Facebook Ads, You Tube, Banner Advertising, and Solo Ads. This type of strategy produces the fastest results.

Remember that remaining patient is very important to your success.  The internet is an organic entity; it grows, moves, and reshapes itself constantly. You must remain diligent with your time and commitment  to become successful in online marketing.

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My Journey As A Beginner In Online Marketing

Looking back at my life over a span of 30 years or more, I found myself remembering the numerous bosses, working under stressful conditions, living from pay check to pay check, and working in dead end jobs and knew immediately I had to take drastic measures to take control of my life. Through lots of research, I found that the best way to find that lifestyle I was dreaming of was to start my own Online Marketing  Business.Beginner's Journey to Online Marketing

In setting a goal to change my lifestyle, I found myself spending countless hours in front of the computer trying to find an authentic online business.  After a few failed attempts of online marketing, I became frustrated and was tempted to give up my dreams when I finally stumbled across this young man speaking about the great opportunities of starting an online marketing business.  At first I was skeptical and thought “Here I go again. Listening to the same promising sales pitch of having that perfect dream home, exciting get away exotic vacations, that expensive sports car, and more money than a person can dream of.”  But as I continued to listen, I realized that he was not promising that get rich quick scheme, matter of fact, he was saying just the opposite; that there was no such system that existed.

Now everything was beginning to fall in place, to sound more realistic, and a glimmer of hope began to spring up within me again.  Have I finally found that niche? That needle in the haystack business that I’ve been searching for?

This young man just so happened to be one of the co-founders of this online business community called the “Six Figure Mentors” (SFM). His testimony of how he started his journey in online marketing was very similar to what I had been experiencing, “ The long hours searching the internet, the failed online business attempts, the trials and errors, and all the frustrations that comes along with trying to start a new business.”

He continued with how the community pride itself in providing sub-affiliates, the best affiliate marketing education, a state of the art system that’s already set up and ready for business as well as various tools and resources.  Whether you choose to market your own product or service, one of theirs, or both, everything you need to get started is there.  They want you to operate under the assumption that if there is anything they genuinely think will enhance your experience (as long as it’s in accordance with their published values and compliance guidelines) you can count on them to provide it for you.

Every successful entrepreneur must be aware that sustainable success is always earned.  They will also teach and guide you on your journey, but the success you attain will be a result of your hard work and diligence.  You will learn how to master affiliate marketing, and once you’ve obtained the knowledge, you will be able to write your own paycheck and have the liberty to work from anywhere in the world with and internet connection and a computer.

I decided to join this community and has received and reviewed so much information that’s provided as promised.  I decided to start in affiliate marketing in which I plan to venture into other areas of online marketing after I become an expert.  I have a website that is already available and operational for me to start my blogging and advertising.

One of my first task was to prepare for a live online workshop (webinar).  The workshop was designed to help me dream again. Once the workshop was completed, I felt like the world was my oyster in which I had developed a clear sense of direction and purpose.

Your Journey To Success

Your Journey To Success

After the webinar, I had to start putting my actions into motion, by setting up a 90-day action plan which clearly defined the steps I had to take in order to achieve my goals.   In this step, I met up with experts who reviewed my plans and helped me create a strong marketing and business plan based on my budget, unique circumstances and situation. This was the final step before I began to set up my marketing systems and get to work.

I had to remember that in order for my business to grow, I had to take consistent action daily.  Marketing is about strategy, consistent advertising and promoting my business.  There were times when I felt overwhelmed but the community is there to assist me in any problem I may be experiencing.  I also have a consultant that was assigned to me if I ran into a wall.

When I was in my fourth month as a member with the community, I finally earned my first check and the feeling was no more than pure excitement! Through hard work, learning how to discipline myself, diligence and staying committed I believe I’m finally on my way to success!

Today, I’m glad I took that leap of faith and joined the SFM community. I find that the SFM program that’s offered is light-years apart from most of the other marketing opportunities found online.

If you believe you”ve got what it takes to become a Successful Online Marketer, come check out the fantastic opportunities within our Online Marketing Community .

 

Will Artificial Intelligence (AI) Replace Our Jobs?

You may ask yourself, “What impact will Artificial Intelligence (AI) have on my job?” Well the answer may come as a surprise. After careful research, I have found that it’s an issue that everyone should consider looking into because of the high probability that AI could one day replace many jobs.

First of all, let me give a brief description as to what AI is.Image result for artificial intelligence

(AI) is described as the intelligence exhibited by machines or software. It is also the name of the academic field of study which studies how to create computers and computer software that are capable of intelligent behavior. It was founded on the claim that human intelligence can be so precisely described that a machine can be made to simulate it.

Our days at the office could be numbered as an increasing range of jobs are done more efficiently by computers.  It is predicted that in the not so far future, that routine information processing tasks will continue to be under a lot of pressure such that jobs like bookkeeping, travel agents, manufacturing and industrial jobs may become obsolete for humans.  Even law firms are beginning to hire less people because they find that a computer can scan through hundreds of thousands or even millions of documents and find the relevant information for a case or trial much more quickly and accurately than a human can.

History itself has proven that Industrial Revolution is inevitable. During the early 1920s and 30s, an Industrial Revolution touched virtually every segment of our society, be it rich or poor, male and female, or blue and collar workers. If there is to be anything learned from history, we must learn the lesson of change that come with changing technology and its impact on us.

It was a time in the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century when many important inventions were made.  As these inventions created new manufacturing and industry jobs, many people moved away from farms into cities.  It was a time of very rapid change in the world.

Before the invention of automobiles, there was a high demand for horse drawn carriages but with the invention of the Model T by Henry Ford, a dramatic change occurred. With this change, high demand for automobiles caused a shift such that the assembly line was created to meet these demands. However, with demands still increasing another shift in the revolutionary timeline took place with the introduction of automation.

By the early 1980s Apple Computer Inc. unveiled its Macintosh personal computer. It included sound-sampling technology that could play recorded sounds.  Also during this time, Microsoft releases Windows 1.0 which was initially sold for $100. CD-ROM was also released with the ability to store 270,000 papers of text on a single disk and the first internet domain name, symbolics.com is registered by Symbolics, a Massachusetts computer company.   Thus begins the race of the computer revolution that would change the world.

Artificial Intelligence Evolution

Artificial Intelligence Evolution

According to Michael A. Osborne, from the Oxford Martin School in the UK, he predicts disruption to jobs in service industries, from personal and household service robots, automation of more sales roles, such as cashier and telemarketers, and from prefabrication of buildings to construction jobs.

The Boston Consulting Group predicts that by 2015, up to a quarter of jobs will be replaced by either smart software, while a study from Oxford University has suggested that 35 % of existing jobs are at risk of automation in the next 20 years.

Job insecurity becomes a factor when faced with the uncertainty of what our future may hold. Accessible training programs is one option to help us transition into a new career field.  Ensuring education keeps pace with societal change is also necessary.  We need to sit down with our current curriculum, line them up against new categories of jobs and ask ourselves, “Are we preparing ourselves in the right way for the future?”

There are many avenues you can take to ensure a stable and secure future. One is to create your own business, to become your own boss, in order to avoid the possibility of becoming a statistic in this future job market.

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