- By Jimmy Cox
- Published 11/23/2009
Getting started in the world of marketing online has never been easier or quicker. In only a few hours you can get set up and begin marketing your business. The methods that exist when it comes to marketing a business online are numerous. Email, SMS, Viral, Video, and Promotions are all tools that can be used in internet marketing and all can be set up in a matter of minutes. If you are thinking that marketing online is difficult or too complicated, think again. Software applications can help you establish your marketing strategies. Many applications make it as easy as importing your contacts and create fill in the blank forms that allow you to easily set up your emails. Mobile technology is also a new and exciting way to for business to engage in marketing online. Many phones and hand held devices now come with internet access. This means you can send messages to these devices in addition to the methods that are available through more traditional and known online marketing options. These messages are usually limited to a certain number of characters so it is important to get your message across quickly. These messages are often designed to be direct, powerful and effective forms of advertisement.
Viral marketing is another way of marketing online that has recently joined the internet marketing ranks as one of the best and easiest strategies to use when it come to online marketing. Viral marketing makes
marketing online easy. There are a number of types of viral marketing. One is to use social networking sites. You post a message; all your friends see it and you can link up with their friends and so on making an ever-growing circle of friends and contacts that can span millions of people all for free. There are a number of social networking sites some are general while others have more specific purposes and interests. It only takes a matter of minutes to set up an account and sending emails, posting messages and connecting with people only take a few clicks. Streaming video sites are also a form of viral marketing and make perfect additions to strategies for businesses looking at are marketing online. Videos play a unique role in online marketing. They offer the opportunity for you to market your business in a unique way. You can demonstrate your products, create how to videos and give you a new way for customers to get to know you on a more personal level.
Getting started with creating a video takes only three things software, a web camera and a computer. With newer computers, you can find all three of these built in. For basics, this is all you need but you may want to go for a higher end camera and editing software. This allows even beginners to be able to create videos that allow them to engage in video marketing online in a matter of minutes. Video network and streaming sites make it easy to upload videos of any length to their sites. With tags and other methods of identification your video can be found by anyone with an interest.