You may have been hearing a term floating around called internet marketing or affiliate marketing. You know what the internet is and what marketing is but what exactly are people talking about when you put the two terms together? Basically, the world of internet marketing is mere advertising your website, brick and morter business or your products on the internet. Just like an ad in the yellow pages, internet marketing allows the advertiser to blast their message over the internet to millions of people online everyday. This task can be daunting in itself and, if you are new to internet marketing, or a beginner, where do you start?
Internet marketing for beginners or newbies, is a vast and growing phenomenon that is up 200 thousand online self educators a day! That's right. You are not alone. Over 200,000 internet marketing newbies are joining the online marketing ranks every single day. So, where do you begin? Here are some helpful tips to keep you out of the shark pool.
Learn Slow. This is not a get-rich quick scheme. It is more like a get rick slow business. Can you get rich? Yes, you can! Will you get rich? That leads us into the second point,
Have the right mindset and you will succeed. Do not go into internet marketing and think if you do not learn it in six weeks or have your first 1000 dollar day you are failing. No, like every business, marketing on the internet can make you millions of dollars because of the huge market available but you will need some basics and then some skills to get there.
Determine if you have more time than money or visa versa. If you have more time, then start finding out all you can about organic marketing or article marketing. This is where you will write articles, publish them on the web and like tina sales people those articles will travel all over the net with your message, your resource links and help get you noticed as an authority on Google or other search engines. If you have more money, hire it out or learn how to put an ad on Google. This is a warning. This can costs thousands a day so learn all you can about this and start small.
Once you are ready to get out there, you may wish to create a website or put that information on a free online site; one called Squidoo, another hub pages, or create a blog. These will help beginner internet marketers get their feet wet and still make money. There you can experiment, make money off your Google ads, or add products from amazon or eBay and possibly find help with these avenues.
If you think you will need more hands on help, another option and the best option, in my opinion, is to join an internet school or membership site. There will be a fee, but the support and the knowledge of tools and technical help is hands down the best way to learn. There they have a step by step guide in ebooks, PDF and now, videos to lead you by the hand, answer any questions you may have, join in the learning with fellow members and grow in the field of internet marketing.
This method is one way to integrate every aspect of the internet marketing learning curve. It will allow you to start small, and grow at a steady pace. It will allow you to keep a positive mindset and which direction to take and what precautions to watch out for. Make sure you choose one that will not be confusing but will be the best match for your education style.