03/12/2016 | Debra Akins So good to share...Pinterest0Facebook0Google+0TwitterLinkedinTo be successful in an online business venture can prove to be a great boon to your business, more so if your business is centered on an online audience. The reason why the Internet has become critical to a business’s success is because almost everything is online now. There are over 3 billion Internet users worldwide and all of these users are potential customers. When you take your business online, you will be exposed to various opportunities presented by the Internet. However, you will also be facing big challenges. In order to succeed online, you would first need to make yourself known. It is important that you are able to gather enough traffic on your website and increase conversions. The question, however, is how? How will you be able to accomplish such things? The answer is simple: through Internet Marketing. Internet Marketing is a term that is used to define the marketing of products or services online. Internet marketing would refer to the different strategies that businesses use to market their products and services online which would include important concepts such as search engine optimization or SEO, web design, email marketing, etc. These marketing strategies all aim to drive traffic into your website and driving more conversions. For beginners, it is important that you first create a website and focus on web design as well as how you can integrate SEO to your web design. Below are some Internet marketing strategies that many online businesses use. BLOGS or WEBSITE. The first thing to do is to set up a home base in the online world. Blogging everyday on your website can help you develop a following and that is where you can begin. ONLINE ADVERTISEMENT. In this strategy, you would pay a space on a webpage and you will pay either for the amount of times that your ad is going to be displayed or the number of clicks it gets. SOCIAL MEDIA. Social media provides great marketing opportunities for businesses as many people are joining platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram every day. EMAIL MARKETING. You should know that it is easier to convince past customers to make another sale with you. It is important that you always keep in contact with your former customers and keep them up to date with the developments and offers on your website. For example you have new products like marble, travertine & ceramic basins that your website is offering for a discount. Make sure to inform your former clients about that via email.