It all sounds so good: working from the comfort of your own home, ignoring the price of gas, avoiding the commute and rush hour traffic. But when you actually begin, you may find yourself caught in a vast and confusing maze in cyberspace. Even those who have been involved for a while may be struggling. Here are some tips on how to find your way successfully through that maze.
Facebook is your friend. If you have a website or online presence for your business you also need to promote that site on Facebook. You can create a page that other people can “like”, and then link them to your official site through there. It will bring you a good deal of traffic that you may not have otherwise gotten.
To promote what you are selling, write a review of the product. Make sure to use the name of the product and the word ‘review’ in your title. People looking for the keyword ‘review’ will find your web page and chances are, they are thinking about buying the product, if they were looking for a review.
While using Twitter during an online marketing campaign, do not use your company logo or a gimmicky avatar. Stay away from cartoon avatars as well. Try changing the avatar to a picture of a human being, that human can be yourself or someone else in your company. This may increase your chances of getting more followers.
Promote and perform your own give-aways. Many websites gain readers, and therefore buyers, by holding a give-away of a product they have reviewed. People love free goodies, and many other websites cater to finding these give-aways for sweepstakes aficionados. These people may come to your site first for the give-away, but many will return for the content in the future.
Constantly evaluate and improve upon the usability of your website. If an individual visiting your site can‘t use the site then you will never be successful. The product or service you’re marketing can‘t sell if someone can‘t figure out how to order it. You can‘t gather your client’s contact information if they don’t know how to leave it. Make sure your site is easy to use and running smoothly to best meet your marketing goals.
Advertising has many facets. It has evolved to becoming essential to advertise on the internet. Advertising your business on the internet is easy with the right tools and should be marketed in a completely different fashion than marketing a “brick and mortar” store. Your website is the entrance or front door to your business. Always remember that your website is the only way customers can find your business.
To get free marketing from other people, create content that people will want to share with others. Content based around tutorials, tips and data analysis are all good examples of things people like to share with each other — because that sort of content is useful. Regularly release helpful content like this to build a following of devoted fans who look forward to seeing your upcoming releases.
If you save and act on these hints you will should have some idea of sensible steps that you can carefully implement for your business. Put your enthusiasm to work in these channels, and you are on your way to success.