The very basics of [tag-tec]Internet marketing[/tag-tec] requires you to consider and fully believe your internet marketing to be a business. In other words, you need to get the mindset of a businessman. [tag-tec]Internet Marketing Basics[/tag-tec] will give you the basic steps on which your internet marketing success hinges on!
Before you can decide about the various Internet Marketing campaigns that you plan to pursue, you need to invest a fixed amount of time into this activity.
- Decide what you want your campaign to accomplish
- Prepare a plan
- Establish a budget
The above steps are critical to your [tag-tec]internet marketing success[/tag-tec]. You need to remember that strategy is the key issue here. You are headed into unfamiliar territory, and without a map, you’ll probably get lost! So, the above steps are your map.
What Are Your Goals?
What do you want your website to accomplish? You may want visitors to buy products or services directly from your website, or you may only want to provide more information about your brick-and-mortar company and give your customers a place to learn about sales, special offers, business hours, and other information. Your first step is to determine your goals for your website, and plan to design it accordingly.
Research and Plan
Plan to spend a lot of time researching information, both for your company and about your competitors. The more you know about the competition, the better equipped you will be to offer something unique. Internet users typically make Internet purchases for one of the following reasons:
- They recognize the name (branding)
- The process is convenient and the deal is better than other companies offering the same product or service
- They can’t get the particular product or service elsewhere
If you can offer something unique and original, even a new spin on an old product or service, you can succeed online. With good advertising practices, you can also be successful with not-so-unusual products by increasing your visibility and offering better deals than your competitors.
Establish A Budget
Now that you know what your internet marketing goals are and you also have a clear plan after doing adequate research, you need to decide on your short term and long term budget. Ideally, you need to have a budget on both expense as well as the revenue. If you are a new comer to internet marketing, then it will be difficult to predict the quantum of revenue. But, at least you should have a clear goal for achieving a certain revenue within a certain period of time.
For example, you can set yourself a goal to earn $100 in the first six months of operation. You can then revise this goal to $1000 in the next six months of operation. Again, you can plan to proceed to earn a revenue of $10,000 in the second year of operation. This is a very viable and achievable goal in [tag-ice]internet marketing[/tag-ice]. An exponential revenue increase is achievable in internet marketing. For this example, I have specified, rather, modest amounts.