Internet marketing doesn’t have to be difficult and doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. In fact there a number of internet marketing tactics that are highly effective and don’t cost a penny.
1. Email Marketing
Possibly the most effective form of internet marketing is email marketing. Email marketing enables you to develop a relationship with your potential customer so that they come to know, like and trust you and as a result, be more inclined to buy from you. As an online business owner, you should be constantly building your email list of prospects. These are people who have shown an interest in your business and given you their permission to send them more information by email.
2. Social Media
As a general rule, most social media platforms, like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Instagram work best for doing a very specific job for your business. And that’s creating leads, not sales. Interact with with your target market on social media, deliver valuable information, answer questions, offer quizzes and create contests. All this generates interest in your business and pushes traffic to your website.
3. Give Away Value (For Free)
People love getting something for free. If they know that what you give away is of value to them, they will happily exchange this for their email address (see point #1 above). Items like reports, eBooks, PDFs and even videos are all excellent ways to do this. Regular newsletters will help you keep customers that you already have. Free items that offer value can also be passed around internet from person to person, all driving traffic back to your website.
4. Video Marketing
Videos are easy to create and there are lots of free tools to enhance your video. People enjoy watching videos. They boost traffic to your website and it’s a great way to promote your products and services. Plus, you don’t even need to appear on camera if you don’t want to.
5. Write A Blog
Blogging is all about informing and educating. Writing a blog helps to broaden your business, catch the attention of more clients and maintain relationships with your existing customers.Regular blog updates keep your website content fresh which helps to get your website noticed by the search engines.
6. Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
This organic, or unpaid traffic, is important for every online business. It’s all about getting the right keywords and phrases onto your website pages so that the search engines see your website and list it in their search page search results.