Getting Business Online

This blog has moved to Get Business Online.

One of the things many people don’t know about the Internet is that it’s not all about web sites. Very often, my clients start by asking “So, how much for a website?” They think that once they have a website up and running, their business will boom all of a sudden. They think that by being present on the Internet, their clients will find them right away and immediately start buying from them.

Well, as vital and central as a web site is in setting up online marketing, there are MANY things to take into consideration before putting one up. There are also many things a business can do online, which have little or nothing to do with their web site – email marketing, article submission and more.

So typically, I walk my clients over the wide range of things that can be done and the process I use to get the fastest and biggest business results out of their Internet marketing investment, and I see their understanding and appreciation growing and growing, until they are ready to begin. Then I ask them, “Would you like a web site with that?” and they laugh, because by then, they know what I mean.

The world in the palm of your hand

The world in the palm of your hand

If you are a business owner looking to succeed online, your first step is to revisit your business plan. Any marketing investment, online or otherwise, must serve the business and bring measurable outcomes – extended reach into a market, more leads, more sales, higher profits, diversification or whatever you want for your business.

Once you know what you want to get, decide how much you are willing to spend in order to start. On the Internet, you can start fairly small and leverage your new income stream to make more money online. The initial effort typically includes setting up a web site and doing some initial promotion, so set aside some funds upfront, and then decide how much you are willing to spend monthly over the first year of your Internet marketing campaign.

For your benefit, here are some Internet marketing articles I’ve posted. Read them to get an idea of what’s involved in Internet marketing and how I prefer to work.

I’ve also listed my Internet Marketing Services, where you will find something to suit your business needs, whether you are just considering putting your business online or want to boost the profits of your existing website..

When you’re done, contact me.


2 responses

3 10 2008
Steve Mitchell

Great point Gal …I had someone once say to me that a website is like a postcard…if all it does is sit on top of your fireplace and only you know it’s there. it’s worthless – the key is to ensure the world sees your ‘postcard’!

Kind regards, Steve.

2 10 2009
M Edwards

Good post. I’m not much into online business, but I was brought here originally by the image, and discovered you’ve got some good ideas.

I used the image here:

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