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What, For You, Is The Most Intimidating With Internet Marketing?

Discussion in 'Internet Marketing and Promotion' started by T J Tutor, Nov 29, 2015.

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  1. T J Tutor

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    Have you wanted to get into IM, but felt too many obstacles?

    Have you refrained because of this?

    Did you try and give up?

    Would you like an outline and advice to put you on track with IM?

    Tell me in your best words if you want in the business!

    T J
     
  2. Cleveland76

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    I would say one of the most intimidating things for me has been managing PPC campaigns in highly competitive niches, where the CPC's are through the roof. It's so hard to do any testing, or keep your campaigns under control in general, because you can spend thousands of dollars a day for a relatively small number of clicks. It's near impossible to gain any sort of statistical significance on anything without spending an arm and a leg - which your employer or client, may not be willing to do. They're just looking at the bottom line, I spent X amount of dollars and want X amount back in return.

    I worked in managing PPC campaigns in the insurance space since 2007, and even back then CPC's were relatively expensive compared to other industries, sometimes at $10-$15 a click for high volume terms. These days, those same high volume terms are over $75 a click or more. To make matters worse, what used to be considered the inexpensive "tail" terms are also commanding high CPC's, usually in the $25+ range, whereas many of them used to be under $5 per click.

    It really cripples your ability to break out your campaigns in AdWords, to take advantage of Geo specific features, for example. In other words if I wanted to have a separate campaign for each state, so I can use state specific ad copy, I can't because I'm spreading the click data too thin.

    I'm glad I'm no longer working on insurance PPC campaigns these days, because honestly it was way too stressful and my bosses were not very understanding to the growing challenges.
     
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  3. Valerie Hart

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    @T J Tutor, my two biggest struggles with online marketing are managing the different forms (SEM/SEO) and advertising. I already advertise on social media sites and in local businesses where other writers and clientele frequent. However, I do not yet advertise online. I do have my own business blog in order to provide advice and general information (what books I am reading, what might be new and high-rising). That has been working me into the SEO, but I know I have more to learn, and how to generate more customers.

    What advice do you have in your outline?
     
  4. Adrianna Nine

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    Something that throws me off with Internet marketing is picking a brand/aesthetic/tone and sticking with it. What if I spend weeks writing long, well thought-out book reviews when my audience would rather read short, witty ones -- do I suddenly just switch it up on them? What if my Instagram followers don't like seeing posts about my personal life? What if they do?

    Internet marketing takes a lot of trial and error, which scares me a bit.
     
  5. Steven Witham

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    I just want to share my experience.. When I began to venture online it seemed impossible to understand. Over the years I've been able to catch up.. internet marketing is a constant, never-ending, always evolving industry and I think the most difficult thing for any new online marketer from scratch is the time its going to take to become part of its evolution and the effort its going to take to remove oneself from outlying targets of internet marketing. :)
     
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  6. Julia Sta Romana

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    Adwords. When I started studying it, I was overwhelmed by how much information I had to process and all the moving parts I had to monitor. There were so many rules I had to follow and I felt like every time I tried something, I would break another one.
     
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