Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Internet Marketing the Easy Way

Just like there are no magic weight loss cures or ways to earn money from home without a great deal of effort, there is no one simple solution to guarantee Internet marketing success. However, Internet marketing is not overly complicated and many business owners can enjoy at least some degree of Internet marketing success with only limited knowledge about the industry. This article will discuss some of the simplest Internet marketing strategies business owners can implement to promote their business online.

Participation in content related message boards is one of the easiest ways a business owner can use the Internet as a promotional tool. Message boards are websites which provide a forum for Internet users who share a common interest to share information related to this subject or just socialize. Business owners may opt to join message boards which closely relate to their industry or the products or services they offer. This is important because doing this gives the business owners access to a group of Internet users who fall into the target audience for his products or services. It also gives the business owner the opportunity to promote his/her own website. Many message boards allow users to place a link to their own website in their signature. Business owners who do this and also contribute useful commentary on the message boards may attract potential customers via the link they place in their signature.

Additionally, some message boards may even allow users to post links in the body of the message. This gives the business owner the opportunity to offer his link in response to questions and comments when doing so is relevant and offers something of value to the online conversation. However, care should be taken to carefully review the terms of service and all guidelines on the message board before posting links to ensure this is not a violation of the policies of the message board. Failure to adhere to message board policies may result in removal from the message board or the posts being viewed as spam by other users.

Another method that has become popular in recent years is the use of social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. You can create an online business presence with these services. They are more relationship based and can be just as effective if you take the time to build a rapport with people who "friend" or "follow" you.

How To Set Up A Blog On Blogger

This is just a basic video detailing how to set up a blog on Blogger. As you can see, this is the service that host this site. For those just starting out and exploring the idea of starting a business online, this is a good free, user friendly choice. Blogs have changed in their utility over the last few years. While people still use blogs to journal daily thoughts or musings, Internet Marketers are using them to promote their business and generate income.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

I Can't Believe It!

I started this blog a little over 2yrs ago and due to not remaining focused and seeing it's true potential, I just let it sit. Now it the time has come to blow the dusk off of it and actively work it! As a person who is forever learning and evolving I now realize that all my years of exploration and digging up information on the internet has a lot of value and this blog could benefit from it.

I am currently working on my own start up and need a place to work out the details and park my domain name until it comes to fruition. What better place? In the next upcoming days, weeks and months, not only will I continue to promote businesses ideas but also highlight African American businesses and professionals that are actively pursuing their dreams.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Bag, Borrow or Steal

Bag Borrow Or Steal, Inc as See On Sex In the City

Want to get paid by companies to promote their products and/or services? Then look no further....

Bag Borrow or Steal™ is the "buzz" in the five billion dollar a year designer accessory market. They are revolutionizing the way women wear the latest, original, designer accessories. Bag Borrow or Steal™ members don't buy handbags, watches and jewelry, they borrow them anytime they want for as long as they want! When they are ready for something new, they return it and borrow the next one! As I mentioned in previous blog post, you can create a website with blogger and send your friends, family and people you network with online to your site promoting this product. If they buy through the link you provide, you earn $30/member sign up. Apply here.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Start A Mobile Phone Consultanting Business

This is an idea that I came up with for my nephew. He worked for a major electronic retailer that also sold mobile phones. He is well versed and knowledgeable about all the currents makes and models on the market today. When he left that position, being an advocate of black entrepreneurship that I am, I suggested he go into business for himself. There are tons of people, primarily individuals over 30 who have been forced to carry a mobile phone whether it is for work or just to keep up with their families. Many of these people only know the basics of how the phone works and don’t have the time or energy to figure these now complicated contraptions out. They also was under educated on how mobile phone plans work in regards to if they are getting the best deal for their budgets or how to read a bill when it comes and are being overcharged as a result.

This is where again the Savvy African American Entrepreneur comes in to save the day and make some money. My nephew was already very knowledgeable in this field but with the advent of something called the internet, you get access to owner manuals for every make and model out there. Even better a lot of service providers will show you online how to read a bill and properly identify what is the best plans available for you. Now you might say if this is true than why would people need a Mobile Phone consultant. The answer is simple and one I have already stated. Most don’t have the time or where with all to take on this task.

If you focus in on these individuals, this is a sure fire money maker because there is little or no competition in this business. If start this business and do it well, it could lead to bigger earning opportunities. You can move up to the business client who carry around Blackberries and you can help them “sync” their phones to their computers. Or you can scale down and focus on lets say the Active Seniors who need mobile phones because they travel a lot and want to keep in touch with families. You can program all of their important phone numbers and set up one touch dialing if they don’t’ know how. The possibilities are endless in this hi-tech world.