How Can Viral Marketing Propel Your Internet Business?

by Forest Marie - Date: 2008-10-09 - Word Count: 434 Share This!

By now you are probably familiar with the fact that effective marketing is essential to succeeding with an internet business. Without a steady traffic flow coming to your web site, it is difficult to generate enough sells to make it. One type of marketing that can propel your business and take it to the next level is viral marketing.

Viral marketing basically applies the method of "word of mouth." Instead of you doing all of the work, part of the marketing is passed on by other people. Of course you have to put out the initial word so people get the understanding. But from there, the people you initially tell will pass on the word to others.

In a sense, you can think of it as people recommending you to others. The message gets passed on from one person to the next through emails and forum chatting. While it seems crazy that your message would get picked up in the middle of thousands of other messages, you would be surprised at how quickly it can get spread.

One of the first to start viral marketing was Hotmail. They initiated the message of offering people free email addresses and services, then added a simple text at the bottom of every email message. This way when one member sent the message to a non-member, that person could see the message and know how to get involved.

You are probably wondering what makes this type of marketing so effective when there are several other forms of marketing to choose from. The key thing to understand is it is free. There is not a person in the world that does not like free things regardless of what it even is.

Viral marketing consists of free emails, free products to test, free services, free e-books, free buttons, free banners, free graphics and so on. If you keep your message free, you have a much better chance of having it read or looked at by prospects.

The next thing you have to understand to have success with this type of marketing is keeping it short. Nobody wants to read an ad or proposition that is a page long. Keep your messages a couple of sentences long simply highlighting the benefits and where the person can find out more.

With so many options to choose from when it comes to marketing, it can be difficult to determine what is best for your business. The power of viral marketing comes with giving away free items and free services. Once you have grabbed their attention, you will be on your way to converting them into customers on your web site.

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Forest Marie is a professional Network and Internet Marketer, a real estate investor, and a master consultant of Wealth Masters International and an passionate supporter of its exclusive marketing system Carbon Copy Pro.

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