Advertising your business using online marketing is important, but it can be an overwhelming task.  Where do you start?  What method is best to reach more customers online?  There are several strategies you can use for your online marketing plan; you can choose one or several to reach potential customers.  Start with three quick steps to give your online marketing a quick boost.

1. Blogging

Blogging can be a great tool to attract new customers and establish yourself as an expert in your industry. By using specific keywords that are relevant to your target audience your blog posts will be seen by potential customers and will encourage them to consider your product or service.  Content marketing is a highly effective method of internet marketing because search engines constantly look for websites that provide value to their users’ online experience.  By creating articles that are informative and helpful, your website gains valuable credibility and your website will rank higher on Google and other websites.

2. Opt-In E-mail Lists

In addition to blogging you can use opt-in email lists to send emails to your subscribers.  By including coupons, free offers, or informative industry relevant news in these e-mails, you will keep potential customers interested in your company and they’ll think of you when it comes time to make a purchase.

3. Social Networking

Social networking has become very effective for reaching potential customers online. Consider where you will find your target market.  Which social platform are they most likely to use?  Focus your energy on the social networking sites that provide the most opportunities to interact with those who are likely to purchase your product or service.

You may also consider placing ads on these sites to maximize your reach. An internet marketing company can assist you using social networking to increase your reach to the right customer base.

These three methods are a great way to start using internet marketing to your advantage. Don’t be intimidated by how many types of internet marketing are available.  Choose one, be diligent in pursuing it and monitor your results.  As you become more comfortable, you can expand your internet marketing to include other methods.