Well it’s better late than never guys! I decided to throw a little belated Xmas Pressie your way ( because I forgot to post this on Dec. 21st 🙂 ).
It’s nothing more than a small selection of free and effective small business marketing resources I have used over the past several years.
When I was learning my trade with internet marketing I was lucky enough to be part of the Wealthy Affiliate community. This community is now a FREE community where like minded ‘earn online’ entrepreneurs are persuaded to create their own training and showcase it to other members for free.
As you can imagine – I’ve picked up some pretty awesome advice and resources as a member of this marketing heaven!
So I’ve decided to share with you a few of the options I personally found effective when growing my online presence. I hope you find them as helpful as I have throughout my online journey!
Search Engine Land
The number one place for ALL newcomers to working online will always be the Wealthy Affiliate community – this will never change ( due to the fact that it’s FREE! ).
But there is another site that is worthy of holding the second place spot – Search Engine Land.
This site is awesome as it covers every area of online marketing from SEO to PPC to Conversion Optimization.
There is so much info on this site it is extremely easy to get lost within it so pace yourself out and start by just searching for topics you are interested in. Discover how the layout works and go from there!
Now I don’t claim to be an expert in PPC but a majority of the things I’ve done right with this marketing technique are down to PPC Hero.
Wealthy Affiliate were awesome in teaching me the basics to PPC marketing but PPC Hero polished off my skills for me!
They offer a pile of what they term ‘white papers’ on PPC marketing which are completely FREE to download. These white papers are simply guides/special reports that go through various PPC topics.
If you are struggling with the whole PPC concept – you should really try these guys out!
HubSpot Marketing Training
I know, I know – alarm bells start ringing!
But it’s OK – I’ve tried it out so you don’t have to take the risk!
I nervously inputted my phone number when applying for a few downloadable tutorials.
Within minutes my phone rang and a representative from HubSpot was on the other end! This nice young lady started asking me about my goals & why I was downloading those specific reports.
We chatted for a while and eventually she recommended another batch of free downloads that were more suited to my goals…so I took them as well!
I have to admit that all of the eBooks they supplied me with were first class in quality and layout – brilliant information!
Wealthy Affiliate Training
As I touched on earlier in the article – if you are a newcomer to online business you would have to be MAD to pass up on the free membership setup the Wealthy Affiliate offer!
Wealthy Affiliate is an established Online Training Company that has been helping people build successful businesses since 2005.
It is the brainchild of Canadian founders, Kyle and Carson – a very knowledgeable pair that manage to stay on top of the marketing game, year after year!
Unlike other online training programs, it isn’t just some downloadable guide or series of video tutorials. I’d say it’s a lot more like a university for those interested in learning about online business – a university that is built on a very social aspect!
Kyle and Carson are very active within this community and are on-hand to offer support every day. If you need help and Kyle and Carson are not available (due to varying time zones), you can simply call upon the support of over 800,000 entrepreneur members.
Over 2 billion people now have access to the internet and are searching through Google and other search engines constantly. Let Kyle and Carson help you catch your portion of these customers for FREE!
Check out their platform HERE
I’m sorry it’s so late but I’m sure you’re all aware of the time restrictions Christmas puts upon you. The four little treats above are well worth checking out if you are interested in FREE advice on starting up your own online business…