Social Bookmarking Tools and Starting an Online Business

Search engine optimization is the big talk online today, the ability to get organic, free traffic and convert the traffic into sales with little to no overhead costs. This may sound difficult but with online business software available these days it is getting much, much easier.

I was at a meeting just yesterday where the main topic was social bookmarking tools as a big part of SEO strategy towards increasing the company’s online profits. Marketing drove home the point that it is important to not only bookmark your homepage but every web page, article, video and any content site you have posted to. All this creates a link building strategy that today’s online business has to use to remain competitive.

Therefore when you start getting your confirmation emails that your articles have been accepted you should social bookmark the article URLs immediately. This way you can get hundreds of article sites posting your content with links pointing to your online business.  With enough relevant content and a short amount of time your SEO ranking will grow and your online profits will grow with them.

If you are thinking that it is a lot of work to bookmark these URLs to all these social networks, you are absolutely right, it is very time consuming work! This is why it is necessary to use the proper tools to do most of the work for you. There are many bookmarking programs out there to choose from, but I suggest starting with a free program until you develop your skill set and learn what your personal needs will be. Personally I still use the free version of OnlyWire, it works great for me and the company I work for.

When it comes to starting an online business how you market your business is critical to your success. Taking advantage of online business software and maximizing your websites SEO must be a part of your business strategy to be successful online. We have a lot more free information on our website if you are interested in learning more internet marketing strategies.

Thomas McCormick

3 Ways That Will Guarantee Failure in Legitimate Online Businesses

If you are like most people who own legitimate online businesses you are probably also focusing on the next big online income opportunity. It does not really make much difference whether you are an affiliate marketer, a blogger or into MLM, if you do not take the time to learn what causes people to fail with an online business you will follow them down the failure path.

By taking the time to learn what causes people to fail you can easily avoid these same mistakes and become one of the successes.

Here are 3 of the easiest ways to fail with your legitimate online businesses.

1. Insufficient Knowledge.

Running an online marketing business may be simple but that doesn’t mean that it is easy. By jumping into the business with a lack of knowledge you will be setting yourself up for disaster. There are many programs that stress the need for you to begin marketing immediately and people think that this means that they should not waste time on learning how to run their businesses successfully.

If you follow this course and you lack sufficient knowledge then you will find it impossible to develop the skills that are required for any sort of long term success. Even though taking action is necessary you should still take a bit of time to understand the fundamentals involved in the actions that you need to take.

2. Next Up is a Lack of Focus.

The different methods that you can employ to make money online are endless and while this may mean that you have a lot of options open to you it also means that it is very easy to become distracted.

When you jump from one program to another or change ideas midstream to a totally different method the minute you hear of something new you will never give anything enough time to actually work for you. It takes a certain amount of effort and dedication to establish any legitimate online businesses so once you have done a certain amount of studying choose a strategy and stick with it until you succeed.

Don’t get so caught up in the next big thing to hit the internet that you never actually give anything a chance. Things on the internet continually change and someone will always come up with something new that is going to “make you rich”. It is essential that you stay ahead of the curve but it is equally important that you continue with your basic strategy throughout the whole process. 3. Lack of Intangible Qualities.

Qualities that are intangible are universal especially when it comes to starting and sustaining legitimate online businesses. Lacking these intangibles not only make failure a possibility they make it a certainty.

What these intangibles include are things such as dedication, effort and determination and a burning desire to make a success of your legitimate online businesses. Without having these intangibles in your arsenal, the minute you hit any sort of roadblock chances are pretty good that you will just give up.

If you treat your business as nothing more than a hobby you are not likely to actually make any money with it. One does not use a hobby to make money this is reserved for a business so effort and dedication are absolutely essential. Even if you outsource some of the work required for a successful online venture there is still a need for you to put in some effort and any business no matter what it is requires either time or money or both to make it show results and succeed.