Have you ever thought all about the different ways to market on the internet? If you are running any internet business or have a website that you are trying make money with, you need to get as many different forms of marketing going as possible. That got me thinking of the various ways to advertise and market online that might not be considered normal.
Promoting your product online
Participate in forums
Pick 3-5 forums in your niche and visit them regularly. Answer questions and add value. Keep your blog link and any other links in your signature. The more you participate and add value the more traffic, you will get.
Advertise your product on someone else’s website
Find a partner that has a complimentary website, but is not in competition with you. If you sell a “Golf Tips” eBook, contact websites that sell golf equipment and offer to buy an ad on their site.
Get on Squidoo and HuPages
Google loves both of these, and you can freely create mini-like webpages about you, your company and products. You can create as many niche specific mini pages as you want. Add value and remember to do SEO. Also, link back to your niche blogs, niche article, and niche videos. When you fill out your profile make sure to include your social network profile links like Twitter.
Kind of like webinars you can reach a wide audience with teleconferences. Teleconferences are great when you do not need to show people visuals or just need to send out a small handout.
Use social media
There are a lot of websites out there. Concentrate on 3-7. Some of the main ones are Twitter, MySpace, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn. Find a few niche specific ones to participate in. Focus on building relationships and offering value to the community. Look for your target market, via searches and online groups and be assured to expose your products via social media.
Marketing on the internet is a numbers game just like any other form of advertising. The more eyes you have seeing your products, the better your odds of making a sale. The standard forms of internet advertising include pay per click ads, classified ads, solo ads, and others, but to maximize your online marketing efforts sometimes it pays to get creative.