Two Internet Marketing Myths that you Shouldn’t Listen to

By: Randall Magwood
When it comes to internet marketing, a lot of beginners have trouble getting
started. And more often than not, most of the people who get into internet
marketing seem to quickly gravitate themselves towards a job that they don’t like. You should know that you don’t have to suffer this same fate if you
have the insider knowledge of how to make internet marketing work for you.If you don’t believe me, then change some of the things that you are doing
now. Are you proactively creating new content everyday? Are you doing
something productive online instead of taking a look at other people
websites? Are you tracking and testing your marketing campaigns, or are you
just “hoping” for good results?

The fact of the matter is that if you want to have success with internet
marketing, you’re going to have to do more than just sit back, and wait for
people to buy from you. If you’re a complete beginner to internet marketing
and you’ve heard the wild claims that you can somehow make money
“overnight”…. or become $30,000 richer within the next 30 days… you should
know that these claims are nothing but fabricated numbers just to entice you
to buy their product or service.

Now with that being said, you certainly can have success with internet
marketing. You just have to abandon almost all of the things that you may
have heard regarding internet marketing, and start focusing on the things
that will bring you endless sales and profits continually. It’s not an easy ride,
but I assure you that if you keep a clear mind and do something productive
each day in your online business… you’ll stand a good chance of success.

I want to share with you some of the common ideas that beginners have
when they try to market their website or business on the internet.
Everybody thinks it’s a cake walk, when in fact, it’s very tough – especially if
you’re in a highly competitive niche. Here’s the first thing that you shouldn’t
do when it comes to marketing your business on the internet.

1) Assuming that it’s easy

All the ads you see online about people making money is like a black hole.
They suck you in with promises and the next thing you know, you’ve signed
up with some “guru” that you have an intangible bond with. The only of this
“guru” is to get you to buy more of their products — thereby making them
richer, and you out of money.

Take this advice: Don’t believe the hype. There’s plenty of ways to make
money on the internet, and your “guru” isn’t the only solution. Let’s take a
look at another thing you shouldn’t believe.

2) Not using free online marketing methods

You will have people tell you that you can’t make money without money. But
this is certainly not the case. There are good alternatives to advertising, and
free marketing methods is the solution. If you have no money to spend on
advertising, then take the time to develop content and become active on the
internet marketing scene.

Free online marketing methods like article marketing, video marketing, social
marketing, forum marketing, and classified ads are good ways to drive traffic
to your website. And in some niches, you will get more traffic for free than
you will if you were to advertise!

All in all, don’t believe these 2 myths about internet. Stay focused on your
goal, and never give up.

Good luck with using these tips to earn more money in your online
business today.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Randall Magwood is one of the most respected and
highly regarded online marketing experts on the internet. He currently has a
course about internet marketing that helps small business owners market
their business online successfully. To learn more, simply visit his website
here: http://www.internetmarketing-rules.com/internetmarketing.html

Dos and Don’ts of Content Marketing

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Do you know that more than $100 billion is the expected budget that will be spent on content marketing for this year? This just means that content marketing is making its mark in the industry and countless businesses are counting on it to bring in more money for their businesses. So if you yourself has a business and you’d like to stand out from your competitors, try content marketing. But first, you need to learn the dos and don’ts.  Here they are:

Content Marketing Dos

1. Study Your Competitors

2. Set a Goal for Your Campaign

3. Stay Organized

4. Optimize Your Content

5. Have a Proper Marketing Plan

Content Marketing Don’ts

1. Assume Your Readers Will Love Your Content

2. Cut Corners

3. Underpay for Work

4. Disguise Your Sales Pitch as Content

5. Lose Track of Your Campaign

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Ten Solutions to be a Little More Efficient when Working from Home

I’ve already been working from home for years now, and every so often, it’s difficult to concentrate. You might have plenty of potential distractions. You may find yourself forgetting to leave (if you’re single) during the workweek. Occasionally it is possible to fall behind when you don’t have a method or plan set up to remain on track. Listed here are ten things I actually do which help me to not only get more work completed, but additionally get ahead, stay organized, and more importantly, fulfill my deadlines.

1. Construct a specified workplace.
Even though this appears to be obvious, possessing an area in your residence in which you sit and work doesn’t cut it. I used to sit at the dining room table or even on the recliner and work with the television near me, but that caused my “me time” and “work time” to mix, and from time to time I would lose some concentration. The thing that I wound up doing was purchasing a desk and office chair and putting it against a window so I was able to stare outside all day long. By not viewing anything in my house, without having a television within view, and not having anything to distract me to my right or left, I am likely to actively focus and get my work completed. In due time, this turned into my workplace, and everywhere else in my place seems like home.

2. Keep everything in your work area.
Don’t be tempted to move your pc or laptop to the recliner. Always keep your workspace and home separate. This will keep you focused and helps you avoid breaking the line between them. After you have your workplace come into your home once again, you begin to slip, then you start watching television, working less, and taking breaks more often. It also means your tasks will take much longer to do.

3. Have a small refrigerator.
Rather than using my kitchen to cook a good meal during lunchtime, place a mini refrigerator in your work area. When I used one one, I put soft drinks, drinking water together with other things within it. I would pack a lunch and put it in the refrigerator in the mornings. By doing this, I was able to refrain from heading back into my home and stay concentrated while working. By visiting my kitchen and preparing meals, I would become sidetracked and begin to do other activities. If I sat watching the television when I ate, it became tougher to go back into work mode. These days, on pleasant days, I’ll take my lunch break and go outdoors and eat, or even find a place with people who work in an office and have lunch along with them.

4. Workout before you begin your day.
Once you work at home, commuting is not a part of the schedule, this means you could find yourself less motivated to leave the house to workout. What could be good is to go for a run or to the health club each morning and shower there. If you are able to find a group class, it will help you to split up your days so they cease merging with each other. Once you exercise, change into work clothes (which is my next point) and make your way to “the office.” By making yourself have a trip to the fitness center, you can get away from the house; get exercise and get to fake a commute to clear your mind. In case start off the day without doing this, you then actually have the feeling of being at home in your head and can easily be less focused.

5. Dress like you were employed in an office.
Certainly one of the great things about a home based job is that you can wear pajamas. However, pajamas suggest comfort and relaxing. This also means drifting off to sleep instead of keeping focused. By changing out of your sleepwear and wearing a dress shirt and dress pants , you will help yourself stay focused thereby making certain all your projects is performed for the day .

6. Create work play dates.
At times not being around people, particularly when you live alone, may cause you to lose some focus. Try to find some people who work at home and arrange a working play date a couple of times each week. You’ll have the opportunity to have the social interaction with others as if you were in an office , and it may help you stay focused .Ensure you all have your goals established and don’t lose track talking and hanging out . It is still work, and everybody still has to get everything completed.

7. Apply browser blockers.
Regrettably, they removed the best one, but I used a web browser extension that would block out specific websites after a certain amount of time. When you find yourself pinning, having conversations with buddies on a chat, or even just reading through a timeline on Facebook, set a timer or locate a blocker which will only enable you to have access for a certain length of time every day. When your time limit is up, the internet browser shuts down accessibility to these websites until the following day. This really is a tremendous time saver to make sure you keep focused, unless you do social media marketing for a living and don’t have tools to operate your marketing efforts without needing to be on the websites themselves.

8. Use calendar reminders to keep you on course.
I never actually did this often while I worked in an office, but these days I set my whole day up on my Outlook calendar. The messages will appear and let me know how far ahead or behind I am and exactly where I am in my schedule. With the use of reminders to help schedule your day, you will boost personal productivity and work towards reaching all of your deadlines.

9. Use noise-blocking headphones.
Many workplaces actually make use of white noise generators or other things to help break up the sound in the area. At times, you’ll notice people in the hallway of your building, dogs and cats running around or other annoying things, like your telephone ringing in a different room. By using noise-cancelling headphones and looking out your windows, it is possible to further distance yourself from home and concentrate more on work. This is something that I have to do when I have many deadlines and has grown to be one of the best ways for me to stay focused.

10. Attend happy hours and networking events.
Probably the most important things to do is always to be sure you leave the house. If you drink, attend happy hour a couple of times each week (as long as it’s okay with your physician and you don’t have health concerns. You could also drink non-alcoholic drinks). If you don’t, find people in the same niche as you and see when they are doing networking events. These are generally great ways to not just build your business, but additionally get out of the house so you leave and return. Leaving your home for an hour or two per day tends to make a big difference in how well you can stay focused.

Remaining focused might be challenging if you work at home. By dividing work from home and making certain you leave the house, you are able to help create a boundary, which enables you to stay focused. Whenever you can add social interaction with people, you can also get the feeling of working in an office, taking short breaks that let your mind rest and help you focus again.

 

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