Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, Twitter, Foursquare, YELP – the dizzying array of online networking sites grows almost daily. And then there are the online marketing tools like Constant Contact to add to the mix. Business owners have never had such a wide assortment of free and low cost marketing options yet this abundance of riches can often cause an abundance of confusion.
I cannot stress it enough, build your opt in list starting today! I’m sure you’ve heard by now the importance of building an e-mail lists. The reason it’s so important is because you can follow up with your subscribers with the click of a button. Get yourself an autoresponder service such as a AWeber or GetResponse, for they are the two top services on the Internet.
Think product/service reviews and consumer information. When you’re writing about consumer products or services, you attract people who are in “buy mode.” They find your article or peartrees post because they came online to look for information on that certain thing. They were already thinking about making a purchase before they even got to your site, and this makes them a lot more likely to click your ads and buy something from the merchant at the other end.
These sites are a very good starting point for those saying ‘I need a second income’. They are websites that form a platform that allows employers to meet with contractors. As a contractor you do not need to pay to sign up in these websites. You only need to set up your profile, apply for jobs matching your qualifications and get started. There are several payment options you can choose from. The best sites will also guarantee your payment. There is a wide range of jobs to choose from, some requiring only the basics computer skills.
Once my articles/videos are accepted submit the whole process to 1 of my 4 pillar social bookmarking sites. Then let the lesser social bookmarking utilities know that these pillars have been updated on a frequent basis.
Targeting your market is crucial. Your target market will serve as your guide in adding friends. Facebook only allows you to have 5,000 friends so choose your friends wisely. Do not add people who do not belong to your target market. Make sure to write a short yet friendly message to your friend invitation whenever you add someone especially if you do not know the individual personally. By doing this, the person you invited would be more comfortable in accepting your friend request.
You need traffic to your website or blog. Traffic is very important to any affiliate marketing campaign. You cannot expect to make sales unless you are driving targeted traffic to your articles. The best way to do this is with a combination of article marketing, video marketing, and some classified ads advertising. There are other paid traffic methods, but I prefer to get my targeted traffic for free!