In today’s post, we’ll review the Top 10 Internet Marketing Strategies used by online entrepreneurs.
We’ll also give our top recommendations to get started.
Most people would like to live the internet marketer’s lifestyle, but they have absolutely no idea where to start.
Considering the fact that there are so many strategies out there, it can be quite confusing to figure out what to focus on.
Not to mention all the scams and techniques recommended by self-proclaimed gurus that flat out don’t work.
Who do you trust? What works? Where to begin?
These are the main questions beginners ask when looking to earn online.
And that’s why today we’ll take a look at the top 10 internet marketing strategies used today.
Given the time, these strategies work.
And these aren’t seasonal strategies that can only be used once.
These are business models people have been using for years (and will continue to use them as well).
In other words, they’re evergreen strategies; strategies that will work forever.
Without further delay, let’s dive in.
The Top 10 Internet Marketing Strategies:
Keep in mind, these strategies are not in any particular order, some are more effective than others, but each one works.
1. Email Marketing With Freebies and Email Sequences
This strategy has been around for a long time, and it still works. When looking to a build a list, this is the technique most people start out with. It’s simple.
Basically, we offer a freebie in exchange for an email address.
The freebie can be an eBook or any other type of digital download or offer that might interest people.
Here’s an example we use at shaymurat.ru
It contains all the secrets we use to rank content quickly and for free. Highly Recommended 😉
Then, we use an email management service, such as Aweber, to send a series of emails when a person subscribes.
Include affiliate links in some of the emails, and you can easily make some sales.
It’s also an excellent way to promote your own services or products.
Once you have a list, lots of opportunities to earn will open up to you.
Some people make a full-time business offering solo-ads for example.
It can be quite profitable.
I think every website should have at least some list-building features in place.
It makes a huge difference.
Please feel free to read out guide on how to build an email list using simple strategies.
2. Launching Products or Courses in Affiliate Marketplaces
This technique is most commonly found on internet marketing forums or affiliate communities.
The idea is to make an informational product, build hype for it, collect affiliates, and launch.
If done correctly, this strategy can be extremely lucrative.
But it’s also the same strategy scammers use on a monthly basis.
Did you ever wonder why some scams disappear and another – identical – ones takes their place?
Creating fast courses, launching them, and repeating the process, is a method a lot of marketers use to earn online.
The only problem is the sales tend to die down after launch.
So most product creators will make another similar product and launch again.
Still, if you like to write and teach people, this could be the right strategy for you.
Not to mention the fact that affiliates will drive most of your sales anyways.
You can read our review of ClickBank University to see if this is the avenue for you online business needs.
3. Video Marketing on YouTube
YouTube has a program for content creators that’s now hooked up to Google’s ad-sense.
So you can earn whenever an ad on your video is clicked.
It’s possible to make a full-time income from YouTube, but it takes time.
In most cases, the most popular YouTube videos are not in the make money online niche, but rather viral funny videos.
Nevertheless, I consider people making money on YouTube as marketers, regardless of their niche.
Passionate about something?
Consider making videos about it.
Creating videos can be a lot of fun and as your channels grows you will earn more and more.
And there’s always a chance that a video will go viral, bringing in even more cash.
In short, that’s an idea to look into.
Don’t fall for the scams that promise you’ll be a millionaire from YouTube in a matter of months.
It takes years to build up an audience.
That might seem like a long time, but if you enjoy the process, time will fly!
4. Offer an Online Service
We mentioned this in this previous article, and it’s still relevant.
The problem is there are so many services you can offer.
Still, there are online businesses out there that make hundreds of thousands dollars a month from a simple – quality – service.
Take sometime to think about what you can offer people.
Opening a digital marketing agency could be one idea.
Search engine optimization services are also in high-demand as there are so many website owners looking to improve their ranks.
This can become a seriously lucrative career. Local SEO (managing local business websites) has an income potential into the 30K – 50K/month range and can get to an auto-pilot point eventually.
Sales skills for this avenue of online business are a must.
You can turn this idea into an entire online business teaching something you just learned.
Do your best to stick to white-hat techniques and you shouldn’t have a problem finding clients.
Even something as simple as writing articles can work.
I recommend offering a service because it’s one way to earn fast cash while you wait for your other projects to bring in cash.
Just take a moment to think about what people need.
Brainstorm ideas and start working on them. You’ll be surprised at what you discover.
Some million dollar business ideas might be on that paper.
5. Build an Authority Website
An authority website dominates a specific niche.
This is one of my favorite strategies because there are a lot of opportunities to earn from an authority site.
Granted, building one does require a lot of time, but I believe it’s worth it.
If you can properly organize content creation, and stick to a regular posting schedule, the traffic will start to flow in.
You can also promote each article on social media and reach out to other bloggers for collaboration and back-links.
If you just started working on your website, it can be difficult to imagine your website becoming an authority one day.
But it can happen. It has happened. It will happen if you work on it.
One thing I love about authority websites is that you can target broad topics related to your niche.
If you plan to make an authority website, it’s best to start with that goal in mind.
Tell yourself, “This website will be an authority” and work on it.
Take it a day at a time.
You can do it.
6. Affiliate Marketing Through a Niche Website
This strategy expands a bit on the previous section. You can build authoritative niche websites, or you can build smaller niche sites based on a single product.
It’s only limited to your imagination. You can easily have a few niche sites that’s are easy to rank that can bring in faster commissions and let you move on to other online projects.
You can monetize an authority website in many different ways.
But creating a website for the sole purpose of affiliate marketing is another strategy to earn online.
To do this, we’ll need to find a niche and a main product to promote an affiliate.
Then we can write a review for the product and link back to that review from every article we write.
Wondering what category this website, Shaymurat, falls into?
Well it’s this one!
Smaller niche affiliate sites can be really profitable and you can always scale-up by creating more in other niches.
Products reviews are one type of content that are excellent for affiliate websites.
A lot of people also create Amazon affiliate websites, which can also be quite profitable.
In most cases, these are smaller websites with only a few pages of content, followed by reviews to target people within a specific buying phase of their research.
This is also a great idea, and one that can get pretty passive once established.
Write an eBook
You’ll be surprised how much cash small-time websites earn through their books.
I don’t recommend writing a book right off the bat.
It’s better to build up an audience first.
Establish yourself as an authority and more people will buy the book.
And when you write one; you can write more. Click here to learn more about writing your own ebook.
You can launch your book on an affiliate marketing platform such as Clickbank or JVZoo or even Amazon.
You’ll have to pay a fee, but if affiliates start to promote the book, that’s more sales in your account.
Selling a simple eBook on your site can bring in a lot of cash.
It’s definitely worth looking into.
Books also make you seem more legitimate, and you can build up a reputation as an author.
Let’s not forget that books also provide affiliate marketing opportunities!
8. Build an e-commerce Website
E-commerce websites are dedicated to selling specific physical products.
These types of websites can bring in a lot of cash.
But they’re also quite challenging because you have to deal with more issues such as sourcing and shipping items.
Finding a cheap source for the products you want to sale and handling all the shipping complications can be a hassle.
Nevertheless, it can still be done.
Prior to creating an e-commerce site, extensive research is required.
It’s also recommended to start small.
Order a small amount from your supplier and see if you can sell it before you order more.
A common mistake new e-commerce businessmen make is ordering too much product. I’ll admit, I did it on my second importation order.
You don’t want to have a bunch of stuff sitting around collecting dust.
Make sure there’s a demand before you invest. It will save you a lot of time and stress.
9. Utilize Seller Platforms
The most popular being eBay.
Yes, eBay businesses are still popular and you can still make one.
The same tips mentioned in the previous section apply here; don’t order more than you can sell.
But eBay is just one of the platforms you can use.
If this is more your style, read our recommended training from power seller Skip McGrath to learn to sell on eBay or Amazon.
If you offer a service, there are platforms where you can advertise your services, such as Fiverr, and many others.
Platforms like UpWork are perfect for freelancers who want to make quick cash and find clients.
Some of those clients can turn into life-long clients.
The problem is a lot of these freelance platforms don’t pay well or the competition is far too fierce, making it difficult to find work.
Still worth a shot.
Some freelancers earn a full-time income from these sites.
10. Create an Online Platform
In other words, create an online platform that automates or makes a complicated process simpler.
These are incredibly popular and can be extremely profitable too.
Consider charging a monthly fee for your service.
One example would be Aweber, a simple platform where you can manage and send automated emails.
Aweber has seen explosive growth because so many people recommend their services.
Now it’s the number one email management company in the world.
If you can create something similar, there’s no telling what could happen.
Of course, these types of sites require a lot of coding knowledge.
And if you don’t have that knowledge you’ll need to hire coders.
Another example would be Netflix, a simple online streaming service that has seen explosive growth.
If you create a useful platform that delivers value, there will be plenty of people willing to pay for it.
It’s more difficult, but worth a look.
Our Recommended Choice:
Out of all these good choices, one takes the cake.
And that’s building an authority niche website.
But it’s easy to tell someone to build an authority website.
It’s also easy to list the advantages of being the owner an authority website.
No stress. Live anywhere. No hassling bosses for days off.
It sounds nice.
But most people don’t work towards their goal because they are easily distracted or overwhelmed.
It’s also difficult to convince your friends, family-members, or spouses to believe in your goal.
Most people will roll their eyes when you say you want to earn cash online.
It’s difficult to find support.
I know it was difficult for me.
That’s when I came across a really cool community of online business owners working together to reach their goals.
And when I discovered it’s not just a community of people but an entire online business training course, I never left.
This course will take you by the hand and show you exactly how to build an authority website.
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