Internet marketing is using the Internet to advertise and sell goods and services. When comparing the cost of regular marketing and Internet marketing and the number of people you reach by each method, Internet marketing is inexpensive and viable ways to market in the 2nd Millennium.

You can learn Internet marketing in a short period of time. By marketing on the Internet, your company will have wide exposure on a shoestring budget. Internet marketing is a process, unlike any other form of marketing. It is the process of growing and promoting an organization, or yourself, using online technology for branding, traffic, customer services, distribution of product, and many other things.

Online Training Programs And What to look for

Online marketing training programs will show you how to use the ins and outs of web marketing. Internet marketing methods and strategies cover a wide range of services including:

o affiliate marketing;
o behavioral marketing;
o cause marketing;
o contextual advertising;
o customer relationship management (CRM) marketing;
o digital marketing;
o display advertising;
o e-mail marketing;
o in-text advertising;
o interactive advertising;
o Internet news releases;
o newsletter marketing;
o online market research;
o online reputation management (ORM);
o search engine marketing (SEM);
o pay per click (PPC);
o search engine optimization (SEO);
o social media marketing;
o blog marketing;
o multivariate testing or optimization;
o viral marketing;
o software-based advertising.

That was a long and frightening list but won’t be Greek to you for long!

Affiliate Marketing

There are lots of ways to make money online, but the most common way is to sell products for companies who are willing to share the profits with you. A great many people, just like you, are making money online every day by becoming partners with companies who pay a commission based on the sales you help make. $500 a day in commissions is normal and you can get started quickly if you know the techniques. Be careful who you choose to learn from. Scamming happens on the Internet as well as in the business world and some people have learned about Internet marketing from companies who do not have good reputations.

So, Do I Have to Build Website?

Internet marketing is referred to as Web advertising (Webvertising) and/or Web marketing. It isn’t necessary to build a website, but once you learn the ropes you probably will want to have a crack at it. Internet marketing is not just building or promoting a website, and it doesn’t mean putting a banner ad on someone else’s website. Internet Marketing focuses toward building your good reputation (branding) and networking with other Internet Marketers for advice, tips and tools to assist in your success.

You must understand one thing: the main purpose of internet marketing is to convert visitors to the web site into buying customers. Internet marketing is the principal vehicle for this customer-contact process. Internet marketing is to connect the right people with the right services, for the right price; make sure they are happy, and in doing so build, your ‘list’. You may have heard “The money is in the list”? The money is actually going to come from a targeted, responsive list of customers who have purchased something from you, grown to trust you and wind up staying for life. They may even do a little bragging which is where the ‘word of mouth’ advertising will come from.

Dianna Smith has numerous certifications in Computer Sciences and has been involved with the Internet since the day of it’s launch. She works with several network marketing companies, a mastermind group that has been incredible and since facing early retirement has become very involved with Internet Marketing and Affiliate Marketing. Dianna built a database for Silicon Valley’s Earthtech Mcroelectronics in 2000, worked as top-level tech support for Juris, Inc out of the East Bay Area, has been a project manager for Coast Commercial Landscaping, among other various positions in management and administration.