What is Online Marketing?

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    Last week I shared a little introduction into Online and Offline marketing. As mentioned last week, the next few posts will lay out the basics of online marketing.

    Online marketing is an exciting tool that can bring great success to your business. With so many people browsing the Internet, there are opportunities to gain new customers, increase sales, and create a name for your business. For many people, getting started is the hardest part.

    One of the first steps to becoming an online marketer is to think like one!  You can target potential customers by understanding their needs and interests. These customers can be reached through both online and offline avenues. We discuss how to combine these two strategies to reach customers. You will also learn about the three basic ways to make money through online marketing.

    If you’re worried about finding the time for online marketing, you will there are some ways to save time with Internet marketing. You’ll glean information about how you can use automated services to save you valuable time. Many of your customer needs can be taken care of online without spending hours on the phone with them.

    I’d also like to discuss the importance of good content and how to use it for your benefit. Good content will increase traffic to your site and convert readers. You can write the content yourself or turn to an outside source. This area explores the various outlets for publishing your content to increase your visibility in the online world. You can also take advantage of social networking sites, email campaigns, and blogging to get your content in the hands of readers who may convert to customers.

    Next week we’ll talk about the steps to effective online marketing. Before you dive into any new marketing plan you want to put together a smart approach. This is a sure way to success.




    Original: http://i-strategymarketing.net/blog/what-is-online-marketing/
    By: joelbenton
    Posted: September 12, 2012, 8:02 pm

    Business Finance Network, LLC

    Business Finance Network, LLC

    A business growth network providing small business owners and entrepreneurs access to all the tools, resources and support they need to grow their revenues and profits faster.
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    Business Finance Network is a business growth network providing small business owners and entrepreneurs access to all the tools, resources and support they need to grow their revenues and profits...