Home Business Expert: How To Advertise On The Internet

Learn how to advertise on the Internet and you can promote your business on the web. There are many ways you can advertise and gain Internet visibility.

Working from home could be real fun for anyone who is
willing to put in that extra bit. There is really nothing like starting your own
home business that will help you stay at home close to your kids and working
the hours you want. But to be successful, the work at home mom definitely needs
sound knowledge of how to advertise on the Internet effectively. Like any other
business, a home-based business too needs proper marketing. Advertising is a
kind of marketing that is used to stimulate the public to patronize the service
or product that is being offered.


So how do you advertise on the Internet? To begin with, it
is important for you to know that advertising on the Internet is not the same
as advertising on the television, putting in ad insertions on the newspaper or
advertising on the billboards. The Internet is a one-to-one medium – in other
words, you as the advertiser are speaking to one single person because at any
time, just one person is sitting in front of the computer. So your message has
to address the concerns of that person and make him interested in whatever you
are offering.


Here are a few ways to
advertise on the Internet


PPC Campaigns: PPC or ‘pay per click’ campaigns can be run at the search
engines such as Google (Google Adwords), Yahoo (Search Marketing) and MSN
(Adcenter). These are the advertisements you see on the search result page when
you type in a keyword. These are text advertisements that are displayed with a
link that takes the visitor to your web page. However you can also advertise on
the ‘Content Network’ at Google, wherein your advertisement will not be
displayed at the search result page, but in many other web pages having similar


Banner advertisement: While PPC advertisements are basically text based, banner
advertisements on the other hand are image based. Many websites invite
advertisers to put in their banners at prominent places that have high
visibility. But you must ensure that the website where you are putting your
banner gets high traffic because otherwise your promotion will not be adequate.
You may have to negotiate about the positioning of your banner and also the
price you pay for the clicks. Or the website may also be charging you just for
the display.


Advertising in web newsletters: There are many extremely popular
newsletters with a huge subscriber base and advertising there can have great
benefits. These newsletters are widely acclaimed because of the information
they contain and you can also leverage them for your own benefit. Often using
this channel may also prove to be cheaper than PPC advertising.


Search engine optimization: If advertising is all about visibility, then search
engine optimization should also be definitely in that list. Optimize your
website so that it attains high ranks and then you can expect good visibility
for a long time, and that too at a low cost.