Sunday, December 15, 2013

My Top 5 Internet Marketing Tips

by: Jeff Schuman

I have a pretty good idea now what works based on my eight years of doing Internet marketing. There are many ways to develop an online business and advertise online, but here are my top 5 marketing tips based on my own proven success record.

1. Build your email list. It is interesting that that was the focus of my efforts when I started back in 2002. This is still solid advice today.

A mailing list you develop relationships with really can pay you back many times over. Think of it as an asset that will always be there for you even if other parts of your Internet business are not.

2. Use article marketing. There are so many things you can do with an article, but using it as a traffic source from article directories continues to work.

Online business owners will find your article and publish it on their blog or ezine. If you have a good title people read your articles which can lead to more traffic for you.

Search engines will also pick up articles from article directories. They will rank those based on the quality of the information and the use of keyword phrases they want for their searchers

3. Blog and social bookmark. Consistently adding content to a blog is an excellent source of marketing for your business.

Bookmarking your articles into social directories using a service such as Only Wire really makes a difference in terms of how search engines spider your site.

4. Focus on 1 or 2 keyword phrases. You should build a targeted keyword list to use in all for all of your online promotions. Your keyword list can be used to build webpages around those targeted phrases.

However, you are best to focus on a couple of your primary keyword phrases in your marketing efforts. Hyperlink those keyword phrases over and over in the resource box of your articles and you can quickly climb up the search engine depending on how competitive the phrase is.

Be realistic in the phrases that you target. Choosing long tail keyword phrases will help you rank more quickly. However a competitive phrase can be worth the effort in terms of long term traffic once you have made it to page 1 of Google for that phrase.

5. Automate and outsource. The only way to develop a full-time Internet business is to get more work done.

Automate as much of your online marketing efforts as you possibly can. Outsource what you don't have time to do or do not like to do.

These are five of my best Internet marketing tips. These are based on what is working for me and for other Internet marketers as well.

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Completing A Long-Term Project More Easily By Tracking Your Progress

Regardless of whether you are a high school student, a college student, or a full-time employee at a desk job, one of the most difficult things can be working on a long-term project that requires a lot of work, as being unable to see your progress on a project can make it a lot more difficult to complete it. It can feel like a project is never going to end when you are working on it over an extended period; one way to counteract this feeling is by keeping track of your progress as you make your way through a project.

Setting up a step-by-step process of how you plan to approach a project is the first step you need to take in tracking your progress throughout a project; this will give you a framework from which you can work, figuring out how much work you need to do at each point in time.

You can fill in notes regarding your work on each section of the project as you begin to make your way through it; not only will these notes help you see how far along in the project you have come, but they will also give you a detailed breakdown of how much work you have done.

As you complete each section of the project, you can "mark it off your list," which will allow you see how many sections you started out with and how many you still have left to complete.

Discipline will, of course, be an important aspect of the project when it comes to a long-term project, as you can come up with all the "plans" and "charts" you want, but this will mean nothing if you are not maintaining discipline to work on the project as time passes. As long as you are able to focus on a long-term project from an early point - keeping track of your progress as you make your way through it - you should be able to avoid stress while completing any project in a timely manner!