How to Become a Web Marketing Specialist

Written by Steve McClain

How to Become a Web Marketing Specialist!

By Steve McClain

Learn by doing, active involvement. Thatísrepparttar uniqueness of Black Belt Web Marketing. After completingrepparttar 117831 exercises in each lesson, you will have a thorough understand of how to dramatically increase web traffic and a comprehensive, well organized Web Marketing Plan for doing so.

I first started learning Internet Marketing back in 1994 as a young Chief Operating Officer inrepparttar 117832 Documentary/Educational Film Industry. My Corporate Web page was basically an online catalog with 88 full length videos and books. Buyers were given our toll free number and our snail-mail address to order because there was no such thing as secure servers back then.

To promoterepparttar 117833 site I registered withrepparttar 117834 few existing search engines and started pointing all of our offline advertising torepparttar 117835 web site and e-mail addresses. Asrepparttar 117836 traffic started to dribble in I registered more keywords withrepparttar 117837 search engines and offered free give away contests, encouraged links with other related sites, and started posting on newsgroups to significantly increase traffic. I still have scars from a ton of "flames" received from thousands who didn't appreciate my commercial interests on their bulletin boards. Inrepparttar 117838 end my site not only paid for itself but it began to make good money asrepparttar 117839 traffic and popularity increased. Now in 1994 that was a significant achievement considering 95% onrepparttar 117840 web sites weren't making money.

Since then more millionaires have been made throughrepparttar 117841 Internet than any other vehicle to date. Bill Gates recently referred torepparttar 117842 Internet asrepparttar 117843 "Gold Rush ofrepparttar 117844 21st. century". There is a huge monster mountain of cash being transacted online every day but would you believe, still only about 5% of all web sites are making money? It's interesting that that statistic hasn't changed even thoughrepparttar 117845 Internet opportunity has skyrocketed and spread world wide so dramatically.

Some self-proclaimed Internet marketing wizards are very adept at convincingly you that they haverepparttar 117846 secret to overnight millions. With very little or no seed money and with an minimum of time and effort on your part required. But it will cost you something like $99.95 for a ticket to seerepparttar 117847 show. Perhaps it did happen that way once for someone but seriously let's wake up and smellrepparttar 117848 coffee. The chances of that happening for you are slim to none and you know it especially if you've invested in some of these programs.

Don't get me wrong you can make a living online and a pretty good one too. Even become filthy rich if your committed, patient and willing to spendrepparttar 117849 time to learn how to develop a good rock solid plan and then to work your plan. In other words Internet Marketing in that sense is no different than marketing an offline business. Requiring specialized knowledge, skill, capitol investment and a rock solid plan withrepparttar 117850 determination to spendrepparttar 117851 time, resources and effort required workrepparttar 117852 plan.

Onrepparttar 117853 other hand there are techniques and business concepts that are ideally suited forrepparttar 117854 strengths ofrepparttar 117855 Internet. To ignore them means: cash and burn, for sure! Seerepparttar 117856 article "Your Internet Fortune is Just a Click Away" at:

Do you already own a business of your own?

If not you should drop what you are doing and start one right away it is that important. Never before in history has there been more money making opportunities, all because of advent ofrepparttar 117857 World Wide Web. No need to pay for office space, no employees needed unless you want them, no expensive equipment to buy. Instantly reach a global market from your own home. Why not take that computer you use for e-mail and put it to work. You don't even need to quit your day job - just yet.

Your Online Fortune is Just a Click Away!

Written by Steve McClain

Your Online Fortune is just a Click Away!

By Steve McClain

But before you flickrepparttar switch on your Internet Marketing Machine make sure you've nailedrepparttar 117830 basics and your strategy is fundamentally sound.

Whilerepparttar 117831 Dallas Cowboys Defensive Coordinator, Ernie Stautner told me "the difference between a Pro and a Non Pro isrepparttar 117832 Professional doesrepparttar 117833 basics extremely well". And that I have found to apply to just about everything in life and especially in starting and operating a profitable online business.

The Information Superhighway is littered with road kill. The phenomenal advantages of Internet Marketing vs Traditional Marketing has lured many to jump right in unprepared and you can avoid being hit head on by subscribing to informative publications like this one and seeking help and advise fromrepparttar 117834 Pros.

Before you launch make sure your product or service is a proven winner for marketing online. Set up in detail every operation and every procedure and then automate everything. Finally, put in place your marketing strategies to build an ever increasing traffic to your site.

You could haverepparttar 117835 hottest most desired product andrepparttar 117836 latest greatest web site with allrepparttar 117837 bells and whistles but if no one ever sees it your not going to make any sales. Building traffic will be where you'll want to concentrate your efforts, and since there's not going to be much time for setting up operations, do all you can before you launch.

For example; offline products and services crash and burn in cyberspace! How long can you tread water trying to stay afloat againstrepparttar 117838 current? You'll want careful strategic planning on what products and services you plan to market, especially if you don't have unlimited resources.

By farrepparttar 117839 easiest to launch and most profitable online business ventures tend to be among three categories. Information Products, Network Marketing and Affiliate Programs.

When people go online they are not looking to buy anything! Sorry! I don't mean to burst your bubble especially if your really passionate about your product or service. However, people are willing to pay a premium price for specific highly targeted information especially when it's instantly available. You'll do quite well with high demand digital information products that a customer can download from your siterepparttar 117840 instant their credit card is approved. The Internet is ideally suited for this type of product and business.

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