The growing online popularity of videos has opened up big doors to those who use YouTube for their on or offline business. Just the fact that Google bought YouTube for $1.65 billion dollars gives you an idea how big this online video platform has become. Many have already taken advantage of this lucrative opportunity. You can see your business dominate Google Local Search as well as your YouTube affiliate commissions go through the roof.
Anyone who plans to sell goods or services to businesses and markets online must understand the difference between b2b internet marketing and selling directly to a consumer. While some of the basic principles of marketing are the same, there are some differences that if not taken into account can sabotage your marketing efforts. The good news is that in some ways, selling to businesses is easier than selling to consumers, and very often the profits to be made are much greater, especially in the beginning.
Do you want to sell online products? It is actually not all that difficult to get started selling products online. You don’t even have to create or develop your own product to sell online products. DIY Affiliate Marketing… is a strategy where you sell other people’s products.
In affiliate marketing, you are the middleman between a buyer and a seller. Your job is to pre-sell products and deliver warm buyers to the end seller’s home page.
I ran across this video when I was searching on YouTube. Matthew Inman – “How to Get 5 Million People to Read Your Website” really wakes you up to traffic to your website free. Matthew owns Oatmeal and is one of the top web comics out there. Matthew talks about creating the site, his ideas and how he drove traffic to it. While sharing his favorite comic strips, he offers up some advice on how to create successful viral marketing campaigns.
You can’t save a dime. This will put money in your pocket….
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Even with Stage IV lung cancer, there are moments when 32-year-old Chip Kennett feels blessed. Over the course of two weeks in April, those moments where many, as 325 friends and family members contributed $56,800 over the Internet to help defray his out-of-pocket medical costs.
Kennett’s wife, Sheila, says she was overwhelmed by the generosity. We “kept saying how lucky we were!” she wrote in her blog Team Kennett. “Now just how messed up is that?”
Facebook Delivers Another Blow To Brand Pages
Chris Crum of Webpronew reports:
Brands have been feeling the sting of deflated organic reach for their Facebook Pages all year, and late on Friday, Facebook announced another blow to those posting promotional content. Long story short, if you post the type of content that Facebook’s algorithm thinks is too promotional, you’re going to take a hit.
A few short years ago crowdfunding wasn’t even a word.
Today, thanks to social networking, an awesome shift in power has taken place. While once only a select few could ever hope to fundraise to the masses, now it has become an avenue for creative individuals who cannot generate the funding from traditional distribution channels. Anyone who has built an online community can leverage it to target, inspire, and achieve
Used wisely, Craigslist becomes a valuable resource to your business. The site is not just for individuals. Many companies across the world use the site to post jobs or advertise services. Craigslist offer more than 700 local sites in 70 countries,” offers you plenty of places to post. But with so many options, choosing the right city to post in may seem like a game of chance, like throwing darts while blindfolded. Removing that blindfold reveals which US cities see the most Craigslist traffic.
So what exactly is networking?
It can be formal groups or informal groups or social network groups. Formal networks are groups of people that come together for networking purposes or because they have a common interest. One such group is toastmaster, where business people meet and make speeches.
Informal networks can consist of friends and acquaintances, colleagues at work, members of a club, or community groups. They are not structured around one unifying issue.
What are the benefits for your business of social networking?
According to Joseph Skoda’s article on ezine, “Social networking is the latest trend today and it will be here to stay for a long time. It is now popular among internet users mainly because it is easy to use and it has many important uses and benefits to them. The various social networking sites have many functions and available 24/7. People’s needs are always answered and fulfilled within seconds and wherever they may be. For people with online business this is the perfect setup for them since the opportunities are endless. Here are some of the benefits that are very significant and vital to their online business.”
Now that you have decided that it is time to create a website for your business there are many questions you must answer. One of the most important questions is “Who should create my website?”
I like to use the analogy of playing music; in as little as a few hours, some people can strum a few chords on the guitar and play a song. But to really play the instrument and make your instrument sing requires experience and understanding. Likewise, although there are tools which are readily available to assist in the process, effective website design requires experience and understanding of many diverse areas including: marketing, Internet graphics options and limitations, effectively creating a site from the perspective of search engines, the differences and limitations of different browsers and computer platforms as well as knowledge of the software and coding required to move beyond simple static html pages.
The majority of website designers focus wrongly on designing websites that appeal to their clients. This leads to websites that are poorly designed to serve the needs of the visitor or the client. After years involved in website design and evaluating and optimizing websites, I recently concluded that the vast majority of today’s websites are no better designed now than they were 5 years ago.
These days most people appreciate the importance of websites for small businesses but many people lack the experience to decide exactly what a small business website should feature. To many small business owners, so long as they actually have a website then they consider that enough, however such an attitude would be a mistake.
A website for small business is essential in today’s marketplace. The days are long gone when having a website for your small business is an option. It is now a necessity to have one.
You may say that you are doing just fine without a website, but not having one will continue to hinder it from reaching its fullest potential. There are several reasons why your small business needs a website.