Internet Marketing – One Bite At A Time
Internet marketing provides the ability to expand the possibilities of your website while giving a nod to your own dogged determination and mental quickness. Internet marketing is not simply a one-size-fits-all piece of clothing designed to allow you to simply apply one standard where you discover yourself on the same footing as every other online business. The financial empire of Smith Barney used to run an advertisement which read, “We make money the old fashion way – we earn it.” This is why there is no one-size fits-all approach to marketing. There are always new marketing tools to be discovered and always new skills to learn. Beyond discovery and learning is the application part of the process.
This is where you take all you know and then work through every issue that comes up in order to implement the idea and bend it and shape it to become a tool that you need. I would guess this is why Search Engine Optimization (SEO) firms are so widely used. Business owners either don’t have the time or are fine with not knowing how to be efficient online marketers. This is not to say they are wrong in using SEO firms, but you should consider this article a bit of encouragement – you can do it. You can learn how to market your website using dozens of tools and strategies.
Certainly there are helpful ebooks that assist you in gaining the knowledge you might need to understand the functionality of various Internet tools, but if you don’t mind online research you can find virtually all the information you need about marketing your ebusiness. It can come as a surprise to many online business owners that they can learn the skills and that those skills can be layered with other Internet marketing tools to allow an even greater punch in their marketing efforts. We’ve all heard the old question, “How do you eat an elephant?” The answer is, “One bite at a time.” This is a truism of Internet marketing. By itself the ‘beast’ of marketing seems far too big and complicated. The notion that one might have to learn multiple skill sets to take advantage of this ‘beast’ seems oppressive. Frustration can set in when the big picture is viewed. Take the time to concentrate on one skill at a time. Don’t pay attention to the overall list of marketing tools, just concentrate on one thing. When you’ve mastered that skill move on the next and the next and the next.
Little by little you will begin to resemble that clever slogan from Smith Barney, “You make Money the old fashioned way – you earn it.” You will earn it through hard work, diligence, reputable marketing techniques, quality products and quality service – one bite at a time.