2009-08-21
Issue #236
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August 21, 2009
Issue #236
Looking for a Money-Making Online Business Idea? Then You Need to Read this NOW
The Internet Marketing Center Teamstart up business opportunity

We are in the process of creating a brand-new monthly report aimed directly at people who are just getting started with their Internet businesses.

We'll be covering all the major topics you need to know in order to guarantee the success of your online business.

And one of the most-anticipated features of this new magazine will be something we've never done before:

For the first time EVER, we are going to share
some of the hottest niche market opportunities uncovered by our team of online entrepreneurs!

... These niche market opportunities have been analyzed by our experts and been identified as profitable online business ideas that can easily be turned into a money-making website by anyone who's willing to roll up their sleeves and ACT on them right away.

So if you've been searching without success for that big idea you can turn into a money-making online business, you need to check out our inaugural issue of our new "Start Up" online business report.

The first people to act on the niche market opportunities we are about to reveal will be the ones who stand to make the most money with them!

But that's just ONE feature of the new Start Up online business report!

We'll also be sharing our unbiased reviews of the latest products available on the market and introducing you to real-life Internet success stories who will share their greatest business-building strategies with you.

If you are eager to start making real money online but haven't figured out how to make that happen yet, this new magazine is for you.

And because we value your loyal support, we will give you the first issue of this new magazine at absolutely no charge to you.

... SO MAKE SURE YOU KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR INBOX.


You won't want to miss the hot niche market ideas and proven cutting-edge strategies we'll be revealing in our inaugural issue!

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The 8 Social Media Sites You Need to Know About
The Internet Marketing Center Team

social media 101Today we're going to tell you about 8 free sites that'll help you explode your traffic...

AND get a better search engine ranking...

AND build a name for yourself as an expert in your field...

AND maintain better customer relations...

AND get new ideas for growing your business!

The sites we're talking about are the 'Net's most popular social media sites. They're online gathering places where people meet to share information and build relationships with each other. They're also great places to meet potential customers and business partners.

... Plus, you can also build up a huge network of loyal customers who will do a lot of your advertising for you simply by raving about your product to all their friends and family. (And as you probably know, word-of-mouth advertising from a trusted source is the most effective kind of advertising you can get.)

And if some of these loyal customers start linking to your site from their sites, that can help you get a serious boost in the search engine rankings.

Here are the top 8 social media sites you need to know about:

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  • Facebook: The world's biggest social networking site. Members go to find other people who share the same interests or activities. You can build your own online profile and share different types of information with each other, such as pictures, videos, blog entries, links to other sites, and music clips.

    A good marketing strategy is to create a Facebook "Fan Page" for your business and encourage your customers to join. Then you can easily alert them whenever you have updates to share about your business.

  • Twitter: A "micro-blogging" social network site. Members send each other short text-based posts of up to 140 characters. When you find members whose "tweets" you like, you can subscribe to their feed and be updated whenever they send a new message.

  • YouTube: The 'Net's number one video-sharing site. Members share and comment on each other's videos. You can post a link on your profile page can direct other people to your site. Also, the videos you share can help establish your reputation as an expert in your industry. For example, you could share a "how-to" video that shows your market how to solve a common problem.

    If you're not the next Stephen Spielberg, don't worry -- your videos don't have to be super professional. In many cases, a video shot with a regular digital camera will work just fine.

  • LinkedIn: The most popular business-oriented social networking site on the Web. As of May 2009, it had more than 400,000 registered users. It's a great place to find potential business partners as well as people who may be interested in your products or services.

  • Digg: One of the 'Net's most popular news-sharing websites. Members post links to their favorite news articles and then comment and vote on the ones they like best. If you get a good rating on an article that includes a link to your site, you could see a huge rush of traffic overnight.

  • Stumbleupon: Wikipedia calls this social networking site a "personalized recommendation engine." Members can explore and rate Web pages, photos, and videos. When they hit the "Stumble!" button on the site's toolbar, the results displayed are ranked based on your previous ratings as well as the ratings of friends and of members with similar interests.

    If Stumbleupon members give your site or blog a good ranking, your site will be showed in their results more often, which could lead to a surge of traffic to your site.

  • Yelp: A popular review site where members write reviews about local businesses. If you own a local business, this one's for you!

  • Delicious: A popular bookmarking site. Members save links to their favorite websites or articles -- just like the bookmarks in your browser -- and share those links with other people. Members can comment on each other's links. Every comment you write links to your personal profile where you can include a link to your site. The more comments you make, the more people you encourage to visit your profile page -- and the more traffic you'll end up directing to your site.
By participating on sites like these you can meet your future customers and learn how to give them what they're looking for. In exchange, they will be happy to spread the word about your site all over the Internet!

Just make sure you follow the #1 unwritten rule of social media marketing:

>>NO OVERT SALES PITCHES!<<

You can't just barge in and say, "Hey, everybody! I have a great product! You should buy it!" Imagine doing that at a dinner party -- everybody would treat you like you had a contagious disease.

The same principle applies here -- people go to social media sites to socialize, not to listen to marketing pitches. If you want to become a respected member, you need to engage other members in things that matter to THEM. Be friendly, be interesting AND interested, and above all, be authentic. Fake intentions are obvious in a social space.
But if you do things right, play by the rules, and create some fun and interesting content, you'll be able to spread the word about your business to huge new groups of people. If they appreciate what you offer, then just like in that old shampoo commercial, they might tell two friends -- who will tell two more friends -- and so on, and so on.

... And before you know it, you just may have an army of loyal customers getting the word out about you -- free of charge!
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What's Bugging You? We Want to Know
By The Internet Marketing Center Team

In order to make sure we're always giving you the tips and strategies you need to make more money online, we need your input!

This week we have a new question that we'd really like you to answer:

What really bugs you about this industry?

What are your pet peeves about the products you're being offered or the advice you're being given by all the "gurus" out there?

What kind of tools or resources do you really want, but just can't seem to find?

Let us know so we can help you get more of what you want -- and less of what you don't!

Here's your chance to vent
... so come to our blog and let us know what's been driving you bonkers lately!
 
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