3 Tools You Need to Make Money Online With Internet Marketing

Internet Marketing has been one of the best ways to start a business (an income stream) for a long time now, and it looks like it’s only going to get better.

The fact is, this business model has no competition in the ways it can deliver income for work put in. You can start for a couple hundred dollars and, with time and dedication you can build yourself an automated income website that will send you money for a long time. Then build another.

Internet marketing (direct sales by means of the internet) only need three things to come together…

1.  A promotion of a service or product that a lot of people want or need.

2.  A place to display the promotion. This ranges from a webpage, to a blog to a HubPage to a Squidoo lens. You could even do it with just a domain name that redirected to an offers landing page.

3.  A method of generating traffic. (visitors, people, folks, customers, prospects, etc.) But not just any old type of traffic, you want the kind of traffic that is in the market to buy what you are selling. This is the great thing about Internet Marketing, the capability of sorting traffic into probable buyers versus tire kickers.

It’s pretty simple to understand. If you have a good offer, and you have it nicely displayed, and the traffic that is coming to the offer is actually interested in what’s for sale, it’s a winner. Change any one of those things and you may not have a winner at all. So combine all three to “make money online” a certain result.

So, how do you find a good offer?

Go to ClickBank, for starters, and make a list of the top three products in the ten categories and you’ll have a great list of thirty to choose from!

So, how do you get a place to display your offer?

I recommend a WordPress blog used as a website. They are easy to use and Google likes to send traffic to them. You can put anything on a WordPress blog simply by copying and pasting, plus affiliate links are a piece of cake. One more place is Squidoo. Many marketers use ONLY Squidoo to present offers and generate traffic. Including me, but I use WordPress for bigger sites and Squidoo to drive traffic to them.

And, how do you get the “right traffic” to that offer?

There are many solutions for generating traffic and the best one for you will be the one you are the best at. They all work. The degree to which they work is often directly related to how well you execute on the method.

For example, if you want to generate traffic by writing articles, the better you get at it, the better your traffic results will be. Same goes for other methods.

One way to generate the right traffic for good sales is to put the certain keywords on your sales page that your targeted traffic is highly likely to type into Google when searching for certain products. This is referred to as Search Engine Marketing and it is sort of the holy grail of traffic generation because it combines targeted traffic generation with the fact that it’s free.

If you are just getting into the idea of making money online you would be well served to ignore the sales pages that claim you can be rich overnight by purchasing a $47 ebook. Internet Marketing is sales and commerce and it requires a certain level of professionalism.

That said, it is good to remember that Internet Marketing really can be done from home and that it really can be automated. That, along with the potential for real income, are just some of the benefits of online sales and marketing.

Yellow Pages Advertising As A Marketing Strategy

Are you doing yellow pages advertising to your advantage today? If so, then you should know that there are a lot of things that need to be done in order to make your yellow pages ad a success. The first thing that you need to supplement your ads is to have a tracking medium in place that will allow you to code your ads.

You don’t want to send all of your ads to one location. This way you won’t be able to track with revenue source is making you the most money. This way when you need to track your advertising, you know exactly the techniques that is bringing you the most sales and profits.

So when running yellow pages ads, keep these tips in mind.

Now there are a few people that you need to worry about and not worry about when it comes to getting more response from your yellow page ad. The people that you don’t need to worry about are the advertisers who run those 3 liner ads. People skim over these in a heartbeat.

But the people that you need to worry about are those who run display, half, and full page ads. These are the type of people who will take up most of the pages, and if you can incorporate your display ad in a great locations somewhere not close to the other ads.

The trick to make your yellow pages ad work is to not make it look like an ad. Make your ad seems newsworthy and informative in nature. Be sure to make your contact information look like something that a newspaper editor would provide for you.

If none of these techniques don’t work for you, then consider NOT using the yellow pages anymore. I once heard of guy who tried to sell his product offline using all the right strategies, but it didn’t work for him. But as soon as this guy turned to the internet to market his book, he got a TON of sales.

I mention this story is because if one strategy doesn’t work for you, it’s time to change and do something else. That’s just the nature of business. Your goal is to shake the “hurt” of, and getting out there in the advertising scene again. Run an advertising campaign that it’s different, and that makes everything seem clear and coherent.

Yellow pages advertising can work, and your best bet would be to generate a lead, and follow up on these leads, as soon as possible. This is how I would go about marketing my yellow pages ads… what about you?

You only have a short time frame to make this campaign work for you, so make sure you do it right. Mail out to your leads at least once per month, and continue to stay in their minds on a monthly basis. You can really turn yellow pages as a profitable source for you, you just have to know how to structure your ads accordingly.

Good luck with using these tips to have the most success as possible in your business.

Direct Sales – What Are Filler Advertising Packs?

I am often asked “What are filler ad packs?” by other Direct Sales Consultants. Filler Ad Packs are also known as Filler Advertising Packs but for the sake of this article we will use the common usage term of Filler Ad Packs.

Direct Sellers started making up Filler Ad Packs a few years ago as a means to market their Direct Sales Businesses.

Let me explain what they are and then give you a few ideas on what you can do to make your own creative filler packs.

Filler Ad packs are little zipper close bags measuring approximately 3 inches by 5 inches in size. Some people do use non-zipper close bags but then you will need a ribbon, staple, or other item to close your bag. Once you make up several of your little Filler Ad Packs, you will want to find other Direct Sales consultants to swap Filler Ad Packs with. That consultant will hand out your Filler Ad Packs at her home parties and with her customer orders and you will do the same with your customers.

It’s a win-win situation for both consultants involved as it is getting your business information out there to new people you might not of reached on your own.

Enclosed in the little bags are a few things such as:

Business Card
Discount Coupon
Sample of a Product (or) a little promotional giveaway item

It doesn’t matter what type of Direct Sales Company you are with, there is always some type of item that you can use to create your own Filler Ad Pack.

Here are some creative ideas to get you started.

Direct Sales: Candle Businesses

tealight candles, match books, mini scratch and sniff cards with candle scents, pens, pencils, magnets, candle burning tip sheet, mini candle snuffers, mini note pads or even little birthday cake candles.

Kitchen and Gourmet Food Businesses

recipe cards, spice sample packs, cookbook bookmarks, corn cob holders, mini pill boxes, cocktail drink umbrellas, refrigerator magnets, shopping list pads, mini note pads, chore lists, kitchen cleaning tip list, pens, pencils, kitchen scoops, mini chip bag clips, printed food gift container labels, spice jar labels, mini herb garden seed packs, single serving tea bags, single packets of instant coffee, coffee pods, bottle openers and jar grippers.

Book Consultants

bookmarks, printed children’s coloring pages, book ID plates, chore lists, mini note pads, pens, pencils, mini erasers, business card magnets, stickers, mini desk top calendars and ABC children’s refrigerator magnets.

Jewelry Consultants

magnetic business cards, jeweled bobby pins, hair barrettes, pony tail holders, samples of jewelry cleaner, jewelry cleaning tip sheet, pens, pencils, extra earring backs and inexpensive jewelry charms.

Cosmetic, Bath and Body, and Skincare Consultants

magnetic business cards, product samples, mini note pads, pens, pencils, skincare tip sheet, extra eye shadow sponge applicators, make-up sponge, sample pack of cotton swabs, cotton balls, samples of bubble bath, samples of body lotion and mini fingernail files.

Craft and Art Consultants

mini printed children’s coloring pages, pens, pencils, erasers, glue sticks, kids scissors, magnets, mini 4pk. crayons, mini colored pencils, paint brushes, chalk, stickers and balloons.

Miscellaneous Items such as these can also be used:

mini vinyl window clings, temporary children’s tattoos, all occasion gift tags, individually wrapped hard candy, packs of gum, mini wallet sized calendars, emergency id cards, key fobs, garden seed packs, paper clips, colored staples, mini blowing bubbles, and scratch off discount coupons.