By Steven Wagenheim
get a chuckle at some of the marketers I know. They pour thousands of dollars into these fancy websites without any way of knowing how to promote them. The fanciest website in the world is absolutely worthless if nobody sees it. And nobody is going to see it if you don't promote it actively. This is without a doubt the most basic fundamental of Internet marketing. Promotion is the name of the game. Okay, great, but how? Well, in this article, I'm going to share with you a few cheap and effective ways of promoting your product or service that work wonders.
Content makes the world go round. Think about anything at all that you've looked for online. Ultimately, your search brought you to an article of some kind. Maybe it was a review of the product. Maybe it was some data on the problem. Ultimately, these articles helped you to make a decision on your next purchase. Well, I've been writing articles for the purpose of marketing for years. Are they effective? They account for about 67% of my monthly income. That's how effective they are. Writing articles and submitting them to article directories like this one or to your own blog is a great way to market your products and services.
Another great marketing strategy is forum participation. The reason for this is simple. People who hang out at forums do so because they are looking for answers to their problems. There are forums for all kinds of problems from health to earning money to video games. Each one of these has the potential to be profitable if used correctly. Simply contribute to the discussions and establish yourself as an authority on the subject. After all, you are an authority, right? Then behave like one and you'll be making sales before you know it. Just one rule...don't spam forums. Spamming will get you kicked out quick.
Finally, there's video marketing. The Internet is evolving daily and video is one of the biggest things today. Just go to YouTube if you think I'm kidding and look at some of the views that these videos are getting. A well made video in a niche with rabid buyers can bring you tons of traffic to your site. And you don't have to spend a lot of money to create these videos either. With tools like CamStudio, which is free, you can make excellent videos that will more than get the job done.
Bottom line is this. Without promoting your site, you're not going to get traffic. I've given you three great ways that won't cost you any money at all. So take advantage of them.
Promotion IS the name of the game.
To YOUR Success,
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