Succeed at Internet Marketing, Avoid These 3 Mistakes

by Justin on July 14, 2010

Online business success isn’t for everyone, but there’s only one way to find out – and if you dare to embark on the journey you may well be successful beyond your wildest dreams.

There are many avoidable mistakes that are responsible for more people giving up before they give themselves a chance to succeed.

Not having your own blog is definitely one of the biggest mistakes when it comes to online marketing. As an internet marketer you should use as many methods as possible to reach out to your target market.

A blog allows you to build a relationship with your target audience, making your business stronger. There many ways to do this but when you start a blog, it gives you a unique opportunity to have a direct conversation with your prospects.

You can use your blog to post relevant informational posts related to your niche or just directly review the products you’re selling. The best part is, your prospects can leave back comments and you can respond back.

Interacting with your prospects this way will help you identify their needs and will build their trust in you. It’s also a good way to get feedback from them so that you can take the right steps in their favor.

In addition to building a relationship with your audience, your blog can be used to increase the search rank of your chosen keywords because search engines love them.

Google seems to give high priority to blogs built with WordPress, netting you a higher rank. If one of your blog posts goes viral, you will start to see traffic from all corners of the web.

Your USP, or unique selling point/proposition, can make a huge difference in your business. Your strong USP is an element that can be used, or leveraged, to your greatest advantage if you do it right.

In the sea of businesses in your market, you really want to avoid looking just like everyone else. Distinguishing yourself from your competitors is something that can always work to your advantage. All things take some time and this area is no different, but if you persevere then you should see good results.

The world of IM has a tendency to change often, so you need to be able to respond to these changes, too. If you just depend on the old methods of marketing, you won’t be able to get great results. Of course there’s also nothing wrong with trying something totally new.

Some people actually fall for the terrible lie that you can become wealthy almost over night with IM. It is definitely possible to get to the point where you’re making hundreds or thousands a day online, but it will take many things to get there like hard work, learning, time, and patience.

So just try to be real and understand that there are extremely few and rare instances of instant hits and profits online. It’s all about how much effort and time you put into it. So don’t worry about how fast, just put one foot in front of the other each day, and before you know it you’ll have accomplished something.

As you see, there are many things that contribute to success with IM, and some are vision, planning, and mindset. Just remember the above mistakes and avoid them when you can.

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