Ok so the whole Internet Marketing thing can be quite scary when you first get into it. I thought I'd share some of my experiences to date.
I have been looking at Internet Marketing for a while. I managed to get some resale rights for a DVD set about Internet Marketing. I planned on selling these DVDs Off-line to a mailing list that I payed for, to people with internet businesses and websites. So I found myself writing my sales letter. With no previous experience of writing copy this proved difficult. What proved more difficult was the fact that i was trying to sell to a market that I wasnt in and had very little knowledge about! I decided that I really needed to find out what Internet Marketing is all about. So I sat down and watched all of the DVDs I'd planned to sell and try to understand as much as possible as quickly as possible. The dvds are from a seminar that was held in Las Vegas. The seminar was the "Internet Marketers Superconference", and the speakers where the biggest names in internet marketing. People such as Armand Morin, Bruce Clay, Carl Gelleti.
With an ever increasing knowledge base about different marketing strategies and ways to make money on the internet, I was itching to start builing my own site and start making money. So off I went and registerd a domain, set up a hosting account and really started to move in the right direction. It was then that I really started to struggle. I had so many ideas flying around my head I didn't know where to begin. What was i going to sell? What Market was i going to sell to? What about the basics?, I'd never built a website in my life, all that html code looks so complicated. So i decided that I'd just get up there and give it a go, if I need to learn something, I'll learn it, somehow.
I downloaded a free 30 day trial of Dreamweaver That proved to be a great tool. It's surprising how easy it is usuing that software. I have now put up 3 websites. I used the same hosing account and created Sub-Domains. I think this is great, I can basically create as many sub-domains as I want, publish them as individual wesites and i only have to pay for one account! Fantastic! By the way, I published the Three websites all before the 30 day Free trial of Dreamweaver expired!
So where am I now?
I'm learning about search engine optimization. I need to get ranked by Google. I need to get as much traffic as possible to my sites so i can start testing different Marketing Strategies.
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