We have all heard about the success stories of internet businesses like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and other huge sites, but do you know what they all have in common? They started as small, basic business ventures and used internet marketing to propel their name and status. And believe it or not, they all took a simple approach to marketing, an approach that we will discuss here.
A great way to use the internet to promote your business is by creating short commercials. No longer do you need a big budget to produce commercials and then pay to have them air on TV. Now you can post your commercials on YouTube. If your commercials are good enough, they stand a chance of becoming viral. Or you can use them in the traditional way and have your commercials air during internet videos on sites like YouTube and Hulu.
When you contact potential or existing customers via email, include a signature in the email. This form of marketing is basically the same as a business card. It should tell them who, what and where about your business thereby giving them a course of action to follow when they have been enticed by your email.
Gather statistical data and analyze it. There’s no way to improve upon your site if you don’t know who is visiting, where they’re coming from, how often they stop by, and what keeps bringing them back (or keeps them away). Use a tool like Google Analytics to help achieve this.
Keep your level of loyalty with your customers strong, to maintain the integrity of your company. This means that you should make sure to offer deals on your page that are legitimate, with limited ambiguity, to show your clients exactly what they are getting. The more satisfied your customer base, the more often they will return for business.
Post video on your website and on video-sharing websites. Video is a big draw to customers. Plus by having it on various video-sharing websites, you’ll have another avenue for people to discover your business. Try reviewing new products on a weekly basis or have weekly interviews with people involved with your business.
While you might not be the next Mark Zuckerberg, you can be a flourishing businessperson making a healthy income, setting your own hours and taking orders from no one. Use these tips to get started and to get the ball rolling. With some effort, things will snowball, and your business will thrive.