Today is the first day of a 30 day experiment.
The complete novice at Internet Marketing would be me.
So I've given myself a goal: 3000 unique visitors in 30 days resulting in 100 sales.
Right now I have two websites (well actually I have more but these are the two I'll be working on.) One is about our novel, Over Time, http://www.OverTimeTheNovel.com. It gets about 30 visitors a day.
The other is http://www.58WaysToFindMoney.com, and sells a business oriented report (not quite long enough to be a book). It's less than a month old and receives 20 visitors a day. The sites are very different in all sorts of ways. Over Time is fiction, a hard copy book, and priced less than $15.00. 58 Ways is strictly business, an ebook, nonfiction and priced at over three times more.
I'll be concentrating on a new different Internet Marketing technique every few days, while keeping up the work and maintaining what I've learned and done previously. This will be a challenge there is no doubt about it.
For example today, and probably tomorrow, I will be concentrating on setting up lenses through squidoo - thank you
Tiffany recommends that you set up more than one lens and tie them together. So I will be putting up some humorous lenses “Ask Ms. Money: Advice for the Fiscally Forlorn” for 58 Ways. I’m not sure what I’ll put up for Over Time yet.
Next might be myspace, maybe social bookmarking - not even sure what that is - key words, optimizing for search engines, radio interviews, press releases, copy writing, web design, landing pages, squeeze pages and stuff I don't even know about right now. By the end of 30 days, hopefully I will have used at least 15 different IM techniques, maybe more.
I chose two very different sites and products, because I want to demonstrate that Internet Marketing works for both, or doesn’t work, or works for one better than the other.
Overtime - 30 visitors, Google Page Rank 4/10, amazon rank 1,525,221
http://www.58WaysToFindMoney.com - 20 visitors, Google Page rank 0/10, amazon n/a
Thanks again Tiffany, your Social Marketing on Squidoo was great.
Dee Power is co-author of The Making of a Bestseller
Overtime, the novel, and several other nonfiction books.
Coming soon - Your Ebook: From Cyberspace to the Bookstore Shelves