The Internet is a means that lends the opportunity to have your own business without having to spend the amount of money that a physical business usually requires. To have a business on the Internet you have to create traffic to your website. There are many ways to do this. You can spend a lot of money on advertising, but if you have the right mindset, and are willing to put in your effort and hard work, there are also ways to create traffic to your websitewithout spending any money.
To be successful in Internet Marketing you need to gain the trust of your audience. Especially on the Internet, where people don’t see you, people will usually buy from someone they trust and respect. You can establish a presence through the social networking sites and the online forums. If you are willing to contribute knowledge and expertise on these sites you will start getting recognition and creating a following as people start trusting your advice.
Article marketing is another free way to create traffic to your website. Write well organized, informational articles that offer content that people want to know about, and submit it to different article directories, such as EzineArticles and GoArticles. Insert your links in the article and drive people back to your website or your products. This is a very effective way of marketing as the articles spread virally all over the Internet and if you are creating enough articles you can soon have hundreds or thousands of articles out there with your links.
There are free ad sites on the Internet, such as USFreeAds and Craigslist, where you can submit your ads. Another great site that I love using is WhatBusinesstoDo.com, which costs $ 3.65 a year (yes, a penny a day). They have great support and great educational resources.
Update the content on your website frequently. Use keywords so the search engines will find you and bring people to your website. Have good content that is educational and entertaining. You might also have a free newsletter for your visitors who want to opt in. This way you are also building your list.
It takes time and effort to create traffic to your website. Internet Marketing is not a business you build overnight. There is a lot to learn, and you need to develop the ability to keep on learning and educating yourself. And every day you will get a little better and you will know something new that will help you build your business.
I am an active Internet Marketer. After working in the corporate world all my life I decided that I wanted to work from home and enjoy more freedom.