The article concerns the question – How do I promote my new website? You have picked a product(s) — You have created a website, — Now what? Well, in my opinion you have just completed the easy part. The next steps you need to take to launch your site to success will require a lot more time, effort, and planning.
Unfortunately, a lot of people have the idea that if you build a website, the sales will be sure to follow. It just doesn’t work that way. Any business (online or offline) has to have a marketing strategy to attract new business and your new website is no exception. You will need to use internet marketing strategies such as Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Pay Per Click Advertising, etc, to get your sales to start rolling in.
What if someone asked you, “How can I learn to speak a second language?” or “How can I learn to write computer programs”?. There’s no way someone could get all the knowledge they need to succeed in a phone conversation or in a few paragraphs in an email. It will require a commitment to learn the subject and it will take time, effort, and experience to master the skills.
The large learning curve to internet marketing is why the internet marketing business is so huge. Most small business owners just don’t have the time or the patience to learn and implement the strategies of internet marketing.
So, with that said, what is a small business owner to do now that they have their website up and running? Well, if you have the time and patience, I recommend you find a good source on Internet Marketing Basics. Be careful with this one, because everyone claims to be a guru and they’ll gladly take hundreds of dollars from you in exchange for worthless information from a worthless source.