Tim Sabre: Want to beat your competition online? (Part 1)

Want to beat your competition online? Online Marketing Tips

It is amazing that how effectively  you can use internet to make your business soar. You don’t even have to know that much about marketing or have excellent english to get started. This article will give you some tips on how to use the internet to make your business grow.

Internet marketing can be tricky. You may want to, as a new domain owner, want to mass trade links with other new domain owners to pool your resources. While this sounds good, you are actually better off trading fewer links with websites that already have a good established ranking.

To be successful at internet marketing, focus on quality, rather than quantity of response you receive. Visitors to a site are useless if they’re not customers who are interested in your product. By focusing your energy on people interested in things your company specialises in, you are more likely to gain their attention and respect.

Sell your products and services worldwide

The beauty of the Internet is that it gives you access to a worldwide market, but how do you reach non english speaking customers? If you are going to use languages other than English during Internet marketing, make sure you know what the word or sentence means. Just doing an online translation of an English word will produce poor results. Ask a a friend or go to an expert, you may have to pay for services yet it will be worth it. Look at it this way: they speak a different form of Spanish in Spain than they do in Mexico. You want to target the right people in the right countries with the words they understand . A great too is Google translate but use with caution

Pick the right hosting provider

Online you really get what you pay for, so if it’s cheap you’re looking for then thats exactly what you will get. Make sure that you add as many anti-spam blocks as you need to in order to make sure that your site is free of spam. Having spam on your site will send a red flag to users and they will be less likely to visit your site in the future. Do not  use a shared server or unknown web hosting company unless you have done your research. Some servers and hosts may have been banned or gotten in trouble for spamming, and you do not want to share their negative reputation. If a search engine sees that you share a server/host with a bad reputation you may be deemed you guilty by association.

Hosting provider check list:

  • Is your provider in your country or is it far away? This can affect your speed and quality
  • What is the uptime of the server? Do they offer guarantees?
  • What is their support like? Is it 24/7

I learnt the hard way that picking the wrong host can sometimes cause major damage to your online business.

 Use LinkedIn – it can be a powerful tool

Imagine you had access to over 200 million business profiles and you were able to contact various levels of staff from sales all the way to the CEO’s of some of the biggest companies in the world. Well there is no need to imagine because LinkedIn gives you exactly that, with hundreds of million of profiles, thousands of groups and opportunities for you to discuss your services and  ideas. While millions have joined LinkedIn, only a few use it to its full potential and the ability to upgrade your account gives you a few cheeky tools which can come in handy:

“With a premium account, you can send InMails to reach anyone on LinkedIn, get hundreds of additional search results, save and organise profiles, and see more information about who’s viewed your profile.”

Understand your potential customers or who you would like to create a partnerships with then search and make contact, it’s that simple. In the future I will go further into advanced ideas to get better use out of LinkedIn. It is also worth checking out the new kid on the block which seems to be growing quite quickly in the market, they’re called Skilled Pages (Tim Sabre).

Internet marketing is more of a numbers game than anything else. The more you are able to write, the more sales and leads you will get. This article gave you tips on how to get started putting your company on the track to really having amazing earning potential. Now it’s time for you to get started!

 

If you have further questions feel to contact me – Tim Sabre contact page