The real fact is that online marketing is hard and many times, very frustrating, especially when you don’t know how to do it. The online marketing gurus are also of not much help, because if they reveal all the secrets then you will not have to go back to them to purchase their products.

So, how to find out their secrets? Different people take different amounts of time to figure out the secrets of the gurus. There are close to nine effective methods used by the marketing gurus to make money on the net. This article explains these methods.

  1. Word of mouth – This age old technique is very effective even in today’s world. It works like this: you build a site and then tell your friends to check it out. If they are impressed with your site, each one of them will inform their friends about your site and this chain will go on, till you get a huge amount of traffic to your site. This is a type of viral marketing.
  2. Advertising in magazines and newspapers – Magazines are highly niche oriented. Therefore, publishing an advertisement about your web site in the magazine or the newspaper will create a lot of publicity for your web site, which results in a huge amount of traffic.
  3. Niche Forums – Forums are the best place to create awareness about your site. Join niche forums and actively participate in the discussions by posting replies to queries or having a post of your own. During these activities make sure that you include your signature which contains the URL of your web site. In this way you create a good reputation for your self and your web site, thereby attracting some laser target traffic to your site. People have managed to generate a good amount of traffic in just 20 minutes of launching their web sites by using this method.
  4. Membership websites – There are several established membership websites which have facilities for marketers to get in to joint ventures, which can effectively expose your website. This method is very effective if you know how to use it. You have to get in to joint ventures with other websites which are in the same niche.
  5. Writing articles – This is the oldest online marketing method. It is as old as the internet itself, but is very effective. You have to write articles with informative content and upload them on popular article directories with links to your site. Don’t make the mistake of advertising any product or your web site in articles, or else your article will not be read by any person.
  6. Press Releases – Give a press release, so that the launch of your web site is shown on news websites. This will generate general traffic very quickly.
  7. Submit your site to web directories where many internet users conduct searches. Your site will receive some amount of targeted traffic through this method. Hence, you cannot ignore this method. Contact one of our helpful account representatives to assist you in the setup of a high risk merchant account or offshore merchant account for a high risk merchant.