You are reading this, so it is self-evident that you already do some things on line, but how much do you use the Internet? Do you use it to its full potential? Do you merely spend money on the Net or do you create money on the Net as well?
You may say that you have never spent a penny on line, but that would not be the case, would it? You have a computer that you almost certainly use mostly for going on line and you pay for a broadband connection.
If you find yourself only surfing to use up free time, why not set yourself the aim of using the Internet to pay for your monthly connection fees and your next (replacement) computer or a new laptop? That could be a project, a quest, a challenge, if you like.
If you have a surfeit of time on your hands this would be a good excuse to extend your knowledge of computers, the Internet and business or business on line as well.
If you already have a business, on or off line, you should be using the Net to promote it. If you are unfamiliar with the on line ways of advertising, we can stick with traditional off line methods that have been copied on line.
For instance, there are thousands of free on line classified advertisement web sites. Merely enter ‘free classified ads’ into Google and stand back!
However, classifieds are by and large perceived as not being as effective as their off line counterparts. This is because idiots spam these free ads web sites from all over the world merely for a free back link and so many of the ads are irrelevant or not local.
Another kind of on line promoting imitated from the ‘real world′ is banner marketing. Business people can pay to have a banner placed on a relevant web site in order to promote their firms. It is similar to having a big ad in a newspaper. Regrettably, this form of promoting does not work on line as well as it does off line either. Experts say that surfers expect items for free on line, so their eyes ‘look through’ banner adverts.
So how can you promote your business on line? Well, believe it or not, it by using the very top, up-market off line advertising techniques of having recommendations, reviews and pieces written about the items that you are advertising. This would cost thousands or more in a newspaper, but it is virtually free on line.
The number one best manner of promoting on line is to compose pieces on or about the subject of your products or firm and posting them to article directories with your URL in the byline. This will give you a back link which Google regards very highly in working out your firm’s ranking in their search engine.