Internet Marketing for Beginners - the Do's and the Don'ts

Internet marketing is really only as complicated as you make it. The real definition of internet marketing is selling online, getting your product or website out there to be seen. There are so many different ways that you can accomplish this. However, some of the ways are better than others, and some of them, well, you should just not use. You can end up blacklisted, have your IP banned, and other things you want to avoid. Let us take a look at a few different internet-marketing techniques and discuss the right and the wrong way to accomplish these tasks.

Message Board Posting Posting on a message board is a great way to get your website and products seen. You simply place a link to your site in your signature and post on relevant topics that you know about and that concern your business. However, there is definitely a right way and wrong way to do this. Below is a list of the things you should avoid when using message boards as a part of your internet marketing:


· Telling people to look at your website or click on your link

· Spamming message boards with ads for your website

· Spamming other members with private messages about your website or business

As you can see, these things will get you in trouble really fast on a message board. First of all, there is no need to tell people to click on or look at your website if it is in your signature. People are nosey by nature, and when you make a post, and you know what you are talking about, they will automatically click on your link and check out your business.

Many message boards have sections for their members to place ads. If you want to place an ad on a message board, be sure that it is in an ad-approved section. Otherwise, you will find your posts deleted, and you might end up banned from the site.

Sending unsolicited messages to other members in private can even get you in loads of trouble. Never send messages to other members of a message board unless they have asked you for more info.

Sending Out Mass Emails When sending out mass emails, there is a right way and a wrong way to do this as well when you are internet marketing. Make sure that all of the emails that you are sending are to people that have requested them. They have opted in so to speak and that means that they are an actual lead. Scraping the internet for email addresses of just anyone and sending out your emails to those that did not request is a good way to get in trouble online. Spam is something that many do not tolerate, so be sure that you avoid it.

To be sure that you are sending out emails to those that want it, always have a link in your email so that the recipient can unsubscribe from them. In other words, if the person you are sending emails to does not want to receive them any longer, they will be able to be taken off your email list.

Be Careful Where You Get Your Leads From There are so many people online selling leads for any type of business and company. If you are interested in buying leads, make sure that you buy from someone that is well known for giving great leads. While every lead list that you come across will have a few duds on it. There are some reputable people online that do sell good leads. Find them; ask your internet-marketing friends for recommendations of where to buy leads. Word of mouth is your best resource.

Internet Marketing for Beginners - the Do's and the Don'ts

Carole Gardner is a Successful Level 3 Coastal Vacations Director. She enjoys helping others achieve their goals by working from home and offers Free Coaching and Consultations for anyone interested in a home based business at:

After 20 years of searching for the right home based opportunity and trying many types of businesses - she finally found success with Coastal Vacations. She's worked at home now full time for years and loves the money and the freedom. She understands that her success is due to several facts. First, that Coastal Vacations has a good product with real value and it's Travel...which is something people really want. It's a well established business with a solid 14 year track record. The business model has a high profit margin. It's not an MLM and... what's extremely important is that there is a proven marketing system in place the anyone can use and the training and support is second to none.

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