Developing a “master list” of day-to-day tasks for your website can be daunting and time-consuming. Then you have budget questions like “How much can I afford?” and “Does this really work, or am I wasting my time?”
One of the best steps an internet marketer can take is to implement a free (or at least very cheap) program that is easy to use, yields results, and hassle-free. There are so many great ways to do it all; it’s just a matter of rolling up your sleeves and implementing.
Some of the best ways are through article submissions, blogs/forums, ezines, and press releases. These are free or at least cheap solutions to start building your website foundation.
Internet marketers need to be vigilant about traffic-generating sites and SEO. Traffic-generating sites usually (of course) promise you the world, but they rarely drive high-quality traffic to your site. If you sell sports equipment, why would you pay for visitors to the market to buy vitamins? Maybe bad analogy, but you get the idea.
SEO is great when you can budget thousands of dollars a month. Most internet marketers are small businesses whose purpose is to earn extra monthly income, not to change the world.
Start small and be patient. Focus on increasing your backlinks and page rankings. Put your elbows in and write down what you have. Don’t overdo it; you don’t want to be driven away by a good forum, you want to educate people.
Most importantly, have fun. Internet marketing is one of the few ways in which a person can invest a little money and time and earn a decent income at the end of the day.