A Beginner's Checklist to Promoting an Online Business (Part 2)

Written by Angela Wu

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6. Press releases. Your newsworthy press release could generate loads of free publicity for your business. Invest some of your marketing funds in educating yourself on how to generate publicity; an excellent source of information is Paul Hartunian's website at http://www.prprofits.com/ .

7. Advertise on a targeted website. Find complementary but non-competing sites and check their rates for advertising. Banner ads arerepparttar most common type of advertising permitted; however, they're usually not very effective. Text ads or endorsements typically perform better.

8. Mini-sites. These small sites (typically around 3 or 4 pages) are focused on selling one product. There's usually no free content; just a sales letter, perhaps a FAQ and some contact information. Mini-sites are an excellent way to get your prospect to do just one thing, whether that's order your product or sign up for your newsletter. The costs to create a mini-site would include domain name registration and hosting fees.

9. Experiment with some ofrepparttar 125032 promotional services offered online. The only way to know for sure whether or not they'll work for you is to try them (and track repparttar 125033 results). Use discretion -- be careful not to associate your business with promotion services that are nothing but 'disguised' ways to spam! Before you shell outrepparttar 125034 cash for these types of services, ask around for first-hand experiences.

10. Hold a conference. A great credibility builder is to offer a web or phone conference for your visitors. Use it to offer helpful information -- for example, you could openrepparttar 125035 conference to questions fromrepparttar 125036 audience -- and generate additional interest in your product or service. Two sites that offer conference services are http://www.easyconference.com/ and http://www.bridgerentals.com/ .

Don't be afraid to invest in marketing your online business. Effective 'free' promotion is always wonderful, but there are many equally effective paid methods that can result in a great return on your investment. Be sure to trackrepparttar 125037 results for each method you use; that way you'll be able to concentrate your efforts on those methods that work best for *your* business.

Stay tuned next time for a checklist on promoting your Internet business inrepparttar 125038 'real world'!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Angela is the editor of Online Business Basics, a practical guide to building a business on a beginner's budget. It's a proven hit with beginners, for the down-to-earth style and loads of instantly useable tips! For details, visit http://onlinebusinessbasics.com/article.html OR request a series of 10 free reports to get you started: mailto:businessbasics@workyourleads.com

5 Simple Steps that Will Help You Start Making Money Online Almost Immediately.

Written by By, Lisa M Cope

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WHY..because they have built a trusting relationship with there subscribers and customers, which means that their recommendation is highly regarded and carries much more weight than any ad copy.

There are 5 very simple steps you can take when putting together joint ventures.

Step One: Ask yourself these questions. What do you have in your business that will benefit others? What other products would your customers benefit from?

Step Two: Do some research find out who your targeted market is. Ask yourself who are my customers? What other businesses would have customers seeking my products.

Step Three: Go torepparttar major search engines and search for keywords which relate to your targeted market.

Step Four: Find other businesses that are selling similar but not competing products to your targeted market and write down their names, addresses, and phone numbers.

Step Five: Write a letter explaining torepparttar 125031 owner of repparttar 125032 business that you believe that their customers would greatly benefit from your product or service and that you would like to work out a mutually beneficial joint venture with them. Offer to splitrepparttar 125033 profits give them a complimentary copy of your product or free access to your service. Make it as enticing and easy for them as possible. Rememberrepparttar 125034 potential for profit is far greater for both of you if they decide to partner with you.

Now that you seerepparttar 125035 potential for profit and you knowrepparttar 125036 basics you can start making money online almost immediately with joint ventures. So, now all you need to do is findrepparttar 125037 perfect partners.

Lisa M Cope - a Work at Home Mom on a Mission! To help other parents learn how to build a Successful Business Online and enjoy the financial freedom it takes to stay at home with their children. Visit http://www.flipidy.com and get the resources you need to succeed!

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