Blog of an Internet Marketer

April 1, 2009

Marketing during the economic recession

Filed under: marketing — Tags: , , — Enam @ 11:05 am

The ever worst economic recession is affecting economic life of all of us. Now we need to struggle more to survive in this recession hit competitive market. So we must seek all options to save every Penny. This is true for our marketing plan as well. Particularly small businesses must cut off their budget for advertising campaign for the shake of their existence. 

There is no alternate of online marketing during this economic recession period. Because online marketing is cheaper than traditional offline marketing methods and not affected by economic recession. There are a lot of methods available for online marketing like Pay Per Click, Pay Per Impression, Advertising on Free Online Classifieds, Sponsor ads on online newsletters, marketing on online social media (this involves promoting your products on online forums, social networks, bookmarking sites etc), email marketing and finally SEO etc. Not all methods are suitable for every product or service. You need to test which methods will best fit for your products or services. 

I am providing online marketing solutions for small businesses for long time. I provide manual online marketing and don’t use any software. I have a team of hard working crews. Visit my manual online marketing service website to learn more about my services.

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February 9, 2009

Free marketing tools

Filed under: tools — Tags: , , — Enam @ 6:37 pm

Internet is now full of useful free resources. Just you need to find out the appropriate tools that meet your needs. A lot of free marketing tools are available on the net as well. I want to mention a few here which I use frequently:

  1. Craigslist.org : the most popular free advertising location on the planet. The site is almost free except job categories of few cities and real estate by broker in new york. You can sell everything here including your old unused staff to cars, software, tickets etc.
  2. digg.com: Can give you tons of free traffic. If you can reach front page of digg then most probably your webserver will crash!
  3. EzineArticles.com: the most popular free article directory. A great source of traffic and relevant one-way backlink for SEO.
  4. FireFox : this completely free browser opens the door to use thousands of free useful add-ons. FireFox is much more secure and speedy than Internet Explorer.
  5. Google Analytics: know your visitors. Maximize your revenue with this free traffic analysis tool.
  6. Twitter.com: twitter is the only popular micro-blogging platform. It’s very useful to keep people updated with your latest status.  Follow me on twitter.
  7. WordPress.com: blog for free and get traffic and SEO benefit. WordPress is the most popular free blogging platform.
  8. Dot TK: Dot Tk gives free domain name. This is very useful for affiliate marketers to hide affiliate links.
  9. YouTube.com: I don’t  try this due to my relatively slow connection speed. But this popular video sharing site is a great marketing tool used by million of people.
  10. LinkedIn.com: Connect with millions of professionals. Ask questions, be recommended by others, get projects for free. LinkedIn is the best spam free professional network. My linkedIn profile.

Popularity: 6% [?]

January 2, 2009

Three successful years of freelancing

I have successfully completed three years as a freelancer. I started on ScriptLance.com. I won the first project on ScriptLance.com on 10/5/2005 at 20:26 EST.

I started with a veiw to get programming jobs as I know Visual C++ and some other programming languages. Eventually I have switched to internet marketing. Now I no longer offer programming as I can’t manage time for programming. At present I am offering online advertising, search engine optimisation and data entry services.

Although I started on ScraiptLance, now-a-days I get projects from various sources and I no longer participate in bidding on ScrptLance.

Craigslist ad posting service is the single most service which brings me a lot of fortune. I am trying to expand my services by offering new services day-by-day.

By this time my team has also grown. Initially I started alone. Then only a few guys started to work with me. Now about 10 guys work with me. I am considering to expand my team further.

I express my heartfelt gratitude to my valued clients who used my services. A lot of thanks to all who provided me valuable information and suggestions time to time.

I hope more young guys from Bangladesh will start working as a freelancer like me and earn some foreign currency for the country.

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September 16, 2008

Marketing of a new website

Filed under: Advertising,marketing — Tags: , — Enam @ 5:45 pm

Marketing of a new website is not an easy task. A lot of new websites are coming into existetance everyday. Only a few of them can catch significant amount of traffic. While quality content is a must for an website to be popular, a good website with unique quality contents may fail to catch expected amount of traffic due to lack of proper marketing strategy.

Follow are some marketing strategey which should be considered to market a new website:

  1. Advertising on free classified sites like craigslsit, backapge, kijiji etc.
  2. Exchange  links with relevant sites. Don’t exchange links with spammy sites.
  3. Bookmarking on social bookmarking sites like digg.com, stumbleupon.com, delicious.com etc
  4. Blogging on free blogging sites like wordpress.com, blogger.com.
  5. Comment posting on relevant blogs
  6. Posting on forums
  7. Directory submission
  8. Offering affiliate program
  9. Advertising on local newspaper, TV, billboard and other off-line media
  10. Submitting press release
  11. Article submission
  12. Sponsoring news letter
  13. Marketing through social networking sites like MySpace.com, facebook.com etc.
  14. Advertising on Google’s AdWord and similar other advertising network.
  15. Search Engine Optimization
  16. Publish RSS feeds and submit your RSS feeds on feed directories.
  17. Publish videos on YouTube and other video sharing sites.
  18. Promote on Yahoo Answers
  19. Make a custom 404-error page so that you don’t miss any traffic. You can provide a link back to your main website or directly redirect to your home page.
  20. Put a “Tell a Friend” feature on your site so that anyone can easily refere other people to your site.
  21. Promote on Yahoo Groups and google groups
  22. Offer free news letter.
  23. Buy traffic
  24. Participate in traffic exchange programs
  25. Put your website address on your business cards, brochures and flyers etc.
  26. Use twitter.com to send regular updates of your site.
  27. Make a lense on squidoo.com

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July 18, 2008

Free classifieds : future of internet marketing

Available methods of advertising on the internet:

  • Pay per click advertising like google’s AdWords
  • Buying text and Banner advertising on other sites
  • Email advertising
  • Social media advertising
  • Advertising on free online classifieds
  • Sponsoring news letter
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Sponsor listing on SERP, directories, yellow pages etc.

Advertising on free online classifieds is getting popularity very rapidly. Online free classified sites are catching good numbers of visitors. So advertisers are showing more attention to advertise on free online classifieds. Since advertising on those sites are mostly free and yet giving good number of targeted traffic, there is strong competition among the advertisers to post ads on popular free online classifieds websites. craigslist.org is the most popular free classifieds site and pioneer in the field of free online advertising. Competition of advertising on craigslist.org is so high that some categories of the big cities like New York or San Francisco get thousands of ads. craigslist authority try hard and fast to reduce number of ads posted to acceptable limit. Phone verification is the latest attempt by craigslist to reduce number of postings.

The main reason free classified advertising is getting popularity is that posting ads on them are mostly free although some of those sites have featured listing option and these free classifieds produces quick and geographically targeted traffic. I guess in the future more and more advertiser will give more importance on advertising on free classifieds instead of expensive PPC advertising.

Every month, a lot of local free classifieds and specialized free classifieds are coming into scene. For example:

These sites will play vital role in the internet marketing field in the future.

Popularity: 3% [?]

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