If you’re concerned about promoting your company, your products or services, you’d do well to find an internet marketing center online to become your hub for references and good information. While there’s actually an online community for marketers, founded by the late Corey Rudl, called the IMC (Internet Marketing Center), other websites have similar services and information available.
While you can find marketing information in a variety of places online, the point of finding an internet marketing center that you’ll turn to again and again is convenience, and the knowledge that you know the source of the information. You won’t have to wonder if that article you just read about how to succeed with pay-per-click advertising is written with real authority if you’re familiar with the author and his or her activities online. If you just found it somewhere online with no other references, you might not be too sure about the information.
Look for a place online for internet marketers to gather and share ideas and opinions. One of the chief parts of this internet marketing center should be a busy and vibrant user forum or message board where fellow marketers engage in discussions about every aspect of internet marketing. It’s best if you can find an open forum, where you don’t have to be a customer of one guru or another to have access. If everyone in a forum has already purchased package X that tends to put a certain spin on all of the information you’ll find. And most of them will probably be praising the package so you’ll click their link and they’ll get a commission from the sale.
You’ll also find lots of helpful articles about every aspect of promoting yourself online. The best communicators will offer up good information to those who flock to the internet marketing center, and trust that you simply want to know more, and you’ll be interested in their products. Don’t waste your time with people who give you 4 out of 5 “crucial” principles for anything in an article and then point out that to read about #5, the most important point of all, you’ll have to buy what they’re selling. Those are manipulative and tricky tactics, and truly skilled internet marketers don’t have to resort to them to get your attention.
A variety of products designed to help you market more effectively will be for sale at any marketing hub online. They could be information about marketing, software, or a combination of things, offered by one “guru” or several different marketers. It can be tempting to spend a chunk of money for shortcuts and tricks of online marketing, but because good marketing principles stay the same no matter what, the information you find in any book or package is going to be similar.
The only true shortcut is to pay someone to do your marketing for you–a valid option that many businesses employ. Before you purchase anything from an internet marketing center, research the author to be sure you’re getting quality information.