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Does Internet Marketing Seem Like Work To You?

There are people who work more than 10 hours a day on the Internet and do not make money. At the end of the day they may not even be complaining which is a little hard to believe.

There are people who work more than 10 hours a day in a job at a brick and mortar business. At the end of the day they know exactly how much they’re going to make and they may not even be complaining which is a little hard to believe as well.

Here are a couple of things to consider.

1. A job can be work.

2. An Internet business can be work.

If you get up and dread going to work every day at a job that is work. If you get up every day and go to a job that you thoroughly enjoy it never seems like work.

The same thing is true with an Internet business. If you can hardly wait to sit down in front of your computer and start working it’s never going to seem like work.

Internet marketing is work when you have to force yourself to sit down and do it. This is even worse if you are not making any money.

I would suggest that you use the Internet to your advantage and outsource everything you possibly can relating to your Internet business. If you really think of Internet marketing as work you can still make money from home and not work that many hours when you do it this way.

Do what you like best and outsource the rest. This is a good concept as it pertains to marketing on the Internet. Let me give you an example.

I really do not enjoy social networking on Facebook. I know there are people who hang out on Facebook all day long, and they may or may not really ever make money, but they have a lot of fun.

I do Internet marketing to make money. When I market online I want to spend my time doing things I enjoy. For me this is blogging, article marketing, forum marketing, and so on.

I can hire people to do different things within the social media arena. As an example, I don’t particularly like to make videos, but I understand the importance of having them on You Tube, so I out source that

Internet marketing becomes work when you do things you don’t like to do. Initially if you don’t have the budget to outsource you may have to do some things to jump start your business that you do not enjoy. As an end game having a goal of outsourcing is a good way to focus on what you enjoy and keeping Internet marketing fun.

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Internet Marketing Part Time Or Getting A Part Time Job

I would be willing to bet you right now there is somebody sitting in front of their computer trying to decide if they should quit a part-time job and do work at home part-time online to make money. We most often hear about people wanting to quit their full time job so they can do Internet marketing full Time.

My personal opinion is any job that is bringing in guaranteed money is not something you should quit on a whim. It is something you should give careful consideration to. Let me offer a view things to keep in mind.

1. What is the hourly rate at your part-time job? Once you get going with Internet marketing you can generally earn more on an hourly basis than you would in a part-time job. However, there are very few work-at-home positions that have a guaranteed hourly rate.

2. What hours does your part time job provide? This is a valid especially for stay at home moms or stay at home dads.

If you’re lucky enough to have a part-time job that let’s you work around your kids schedule that is not something you want to give up lightly. If you’ve got more hours that interfere with valuable time with your kids Internet marketing might be just what you need.

3. Do you have Internet marketing skills? Most of the money that is made on the Internet today involves selling stuff.

To do that you need to be able to get traffic to a website. This takes Internet marketing skills and that takes some time to learn. Plus you can plan on spending a certain amount of time a regular basis keeping up to date on changes in the marketplace relating to online traffic generation.

4. Get paid to programs. One way to make money online part is to join get paid to programs.

You no doubt have seen these online in one form or another if you’ve been doing any searching for part-time work on the Internet. These would includeto take surveys, doing data entry, typing at home, and so on.

Writing articles is another way to get paid for work you do. Popular sites include iWriter.com and Hirewriters.com.

On these sites you get paid a set fee to write an article that has been requested by a customer. It’s possible to earn a decent hourly rate part time on these sites and you do control your schedule.

These are a few things to consider on whether you should be doing Internet marketing part-time or getting a part-time job. Only you can determine your availability, skill level, and current financial situation to decide which is the best route for you to go.

If you want more than a job you should check out this opportunity. It’s definitely not get rich quick, but can be very lucrative in the long run. And you get to do what you are passionate about, what you love.

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Making Local SEO Work For Your Small Business

There are nearly 30 million small businesses in the United States, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. More than 60 percent of small business customers use the Internet to search for local companies, with more than 80 percent using search engines to find a business in their area. This is a perfect storm situation for search engine optimization on a local level. SEO, the use of carefully selected words and phrases within web content to boost search engine ranking, can be an effective way to direct traffic to your website. Here are some ways to make local SEO work for your small business:

Claim Your Profile

Claiming your profile is just a process where you officially verify that your business profile is really yours. You simply log in to Google Places, Yahoo Local, or Bing Local and go through the verification process. You’ll either have to make a quick phone call or send in something to verify your business address. You can still earn a respectable ranking in search engines even if you skip this step.

All About Content

SEO, in general, is all about content. This doesn’t just include text, but anything that involves your business website. Upload pictures of your business. They don’t have to be professional, but should represent your business in a positive way. Business photos usually include exterior shots and possibly products being manufactured and maybe a group shot of your employees. Content also includes captions for your photos and even video clips. If you’re not that good at crafting content that includes keywords naturally sprinkled throughout your website, consider hiring a pro to do the writing. It’s an investment that can payoff big time if you get a boost in business. Blogging is an ideal way to get your content out there. Joining a community of bloggers can give you a huge boost because of the training and discussion with all the successful leaders in the group ( you even get a blog fully set up ready for you to publish your content).

Control Information

Successful SEO includes obtaining information from other websites. Search engines use a local listing aggregation that searches for reviews, pictures, images, and other information related to your company. You can control this information to some extent by submitting your own company info to services such as Info USA and Localize. It’s important to double check the info that’s out there about your business. If you find something that’s incorrect, trace it back to the source and ask them to correct the information that’s wrong. Potential customers have no way of knowing what’s right and what’s not.

Encourage Reviews

Most major local sites, except for Yelp, allow you to ask your customers to review your business. You can further encourage reviews by adding a blurb to your contact page, order forms, invoices, or emails asking customers to post a review to Google Places, Yahoo Local, or Bing Local. Customers tend to look for reviews when deciding whether or not to use your business. While you don’t want to encourage bad reviews, don’t stress out if you get a few. It just shows that you are willing to learn from your mistakes.

Detailed Contact Info

Make sure you have detailed contact information on your website. This should include complete address, city and state, zip code, and phone number. While 800 numbers can be convenient, they don’t help identify you locally. If you want to include a toll-free number, include your regular business number as well. Many search engines will use your phone number as a way to identify your location. Your physical mailing address should be on all pages of your site. This further re-enforces your location.

These are just some of the things you can do to make the most of local SEO to direct traffic to your business website. Think like your customers do when choosing which words and phrases to emphasize. What would you type in the search box if you were looking for your business? You can’t control everything about how your business appears in local searches, but you can at least do your best to optimize your ranking.

Taking thing a step further – actually local marketing is starting to become more and more mobile orientated. If you would like to learn more about this new trend in marketing watch this webinar.

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Why Only 5% Succeed With An Information Marketing Business

It is a fact that 95% of those beginning an online information marketing business will not attain success. Every resource you need to learn from is available, there is an incredible amount of help waiting for you, many excellent step by step courses to show you what to do and how to do it. Yet only 5% will ultimately make money and build a successful internet business.

Why should this be? Take twenty people who are shown exactly what to do and how to do it for creating and building an online information marketing business and it would be reasonable to assume that the majority would go on and enjoy success. Yet only one of them will make it. It is an extraordinary and true fact that runs true to almost everything in life.

There should be no false illusion that by starting an information marketing business you are onto a surefire winner. It should be though. It can be. Yet is everything is available on a plate for you to use and benefit from, then why should the failure rate be so incredibly high?

This failure rate is not just applicable to information marketing. It is applicable to life in general. There is no mystery about it as it comes down to the plain fact that successful people accept that there are things to do and are prepared to do it that unsuccessful people are not willing to do. And that means only one thing, namely taking action through small steps one at a time. It is about consistently doing all the jobs that are required to continually create and build.

You might say that we all do that. Yet what identifies those that will succeed in life and in particular information marketing is that their philosophy creates their attitude that creates their actions that creates their results resulting in the creation of success. They know that an internet business is not built in one day or week. It always takes time to see solid results and they will only appear when steady work is undertaken over a period of time.

We live in an instantaneous world. Do you get stressed that the microwave oven takes a minute or two to heat up some food? The simple fact is that you are hungry and you want to eat the food now and not have to wait for a few minutes! Nowadays so much of life is lived in the “I want it now”. The story in a novel may take place over a lifetime yet in a movie you can experience the entire timescale in less than two hours.

So when creating and building an online information marketing business there is a need to undertake little jobs often and to accept that the results will not be instantaneous. Writing only one article and publishing it will not bring in a flood of new orders. In fact you may not notice much difference in visitor numbers to your website. It is when the results do not appear instantaneously that people then start to lose interest and doubt whether they should continue. Those that do actually start to create their information marketing business have to be patient for the cumulative effect of all those little actions to take effect.

The fact is that you will not witness any significant results tomorrow or even next week, yet slowly and steadily the results of the work that you did yesterday, did today and will do tomorrow will ensure success comes your way into the future. Most can’t wait and want it now. The few that are prepared to undertake the small actions on a consistent basis and not stop when results don’t appear quickly will be the ones welcomed into the 5% club and enjoy the fruits of their successful information marketing business.

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Where The Most Lucrative Information Marketing Niche Markets Are Found

To answer the question of how to find the most lucrative information marketing niche markets you have to be aware of the range of interests that exists in which people not only search for information but are also willing to spend their money getting hold of it. The research is easy to do and must be undertaken so as not to pick the wrong niche to enter.

There is any one of four characteristics that can be labelled on an online niche market and it is the job of an information marketer to examine the evidence and pick the one that is going to provide for them a worthwhile return for the time and money invested. So to kick off, would you be interested if you found a niche market that had lots of prospects and also lots of competitors? Whilst competition is, on the whole, good if there are experienced info marketers already dominating such a market, do you really want to try and carve a thin slice for yourself? It will take a huge effort and most likely some money to be spent. It is probably more sensible to leave such markets to others.

The second characteristic that a niche online market could have is lots of prospects and no competitors. The first thing that you must then do is ask yourself why there are no competitors. The answer will most likely be that you have not unearthed a yet to be discovered gold mine, whereas the reality is more likely to be a black hole of despair as all your effort will probably result in nothing. There will be a good reason why there are no existing competitors, most likely that there are few if any prospects in the market and those that are there probably don’t pay for the information they seek.

The third characteristic for an online niche market can be low numbers of prospects and lots of competitors. This should immediately start to ring alarm bells as it presents a challenge far too time consuming and difficult to attempt. There are lots of competitors chasing a small market, therefore the ones with the deepest pockets and most experience will most likely scoop up the majority of the available business. When creating and building an information marketing business, these types of online niche markets are definitely the type to avoid.

There is an opportunity awaiting when you find a niche that has low numbers of prospects and a few competitors. Don’t be fooled by the notion that you need a large market. What you do need are prospects that are passionate about the subject and once you demonstrate that you understand their interest and can provide exactly what they want, you will be in a position to dominate such a market and be the go to person. Exploiting such a market is easier when you yourself have an interest in, a passion for, and lots of experience to offer others.

So these are four benchmarks to use to assess potential information marketing niche markets to offer information to. Once you have undertaken this in one niche, you will have the confidence to replicate your successful model into niche markets that you do not have much or any experience of, yet have the skills to differentiate yourself from the existing competition. You can then, with confidence, position yourself as the person to go to for valuable information about the subject.

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How To Generate Online Income

There are numerous legitimate ways to earn an online income. Consumers simply have to choose the right opportunity for them. Generally, if there is an initial investment, the opportunity is not recommended. There are some exceptions to the rule, but for the most part, the legitimate online positions are open to anyone with the appropriate skill level. Here are a few ways to generate an income online:

1. Affiliate Marketing Income

Become an affiliate marketer to generate an income online. This is an excellent way to help companies generate sales and also to earn an income online. Affiliate marketers can earn an income only by hosting a blog and featuring links from companies on their blog. When visitors click on the link and purchase a product, affiliate markets can earn a percentage of the sale. In some instances, marketers may earn 20 percent, and in other cases, marketers may earn up to 75 percent. The amount will depend on the company marketers represent and the company facilitating the relationship between the affiliate marketer and the represented company.

2. Sell Items on eBay

eBay is another legitimate way to earn an income online. Almost anything can be sold online at eBay. To participate, sign up online. Once approved as a seller, begin posting photographs of the items to be sold online. The items can be put on auction or be sold at a “Buy It Now” price. Over time, sellers build credibility by providing good service to customers. People with good ratings are trusted by the online community and will receive more customers. The more customers a company has, the more revenue that can be increased.

Dropshipping wholesalers make it possible to selling product online without physically hosting inventory in your home or office. This process reduces the risk of the online seller and prevents multiple trips to the post office, UPS or FedEx.

3. Sell eBooks Online

Digital downloads are growing in popularity. People are selling digital download online and earning an income. The process is simple and requires no technical training. The digital downloads are hosted on an external server. No additional equipment is required to participate or enroll in a program to sell. With the new interest in popular eReader devices such as the Kindle and Nook, digital eBooks are growing in popularity and can be a viable source of income.

4. Participate in Google Adsense

Google Adsense provides people with numerous opportunities to earn money online without a significant investment. As a host of Google Adsense, the goal is to drive traffic to the company’s website featured in the margins of your blog or website. People who are successful with Google AdSense know how to generate keyword-rich content. In a few easy steps, users can begin participating in Google Adsense.

5. Join Amazon’s Associate Program

Join Amazon’s associate program and create aStore. The store will allow customers to purchase products through Amazon, and the associate will earn an income. Each associate can edit the store and sell products of interest to them.

Earning an Income Online Can Be Easy

Earning an income online can be easy. All it requires is some time and persistence and an income can be generated online. Try these programs and determine if you can earn an income online. The best place to start is with a blog where you can get content out there about the niche you are passionate about and link this content to various product offers you choose to promote. Join this community, get a blog all set up for you and learn all the up to date cutting edge techniques.

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