Professionals in every industry have specific tools needed for success. Just as carpenters needs hammers, screw drivers and drills Internet Marketers need to have basic tools to be able to run, grow and stay in business. You likely won’t find a policeman without a gun, right? So why should you, the internet marketer think it’s okay to run your internet marketing business with out a variety of tools?
Often times, some beginner internet marketers look at a tool as a direct investment, something in which they will get a direct return on. I had a discussion with a fellow not to long ago, and he asked me what the ROI (Return on investment) was for having one of the tools suggested.
A medical doctor that purchases a stethoscope does not do so because he’s going to get $100 in return for having it, no. He purchases it because he knows it is a vital tool he needs to run his practice.
If you are serious about Internet Marketing you NEED at bare minimum three tools for success.
- Domain Name (www.Godaddy.com $11.99/yr)
- Hosting (www.Hostgator.com , plans start at $4.99/month)
- Auto-res ponder. (www.Aweber.com, $1 for first 30 days $29.99/month after)
We all know what the domain name is. Hosting is where you are able to store your files, website, etc. It’s like your online hard drive, it is required to have a hosting service to have your domain name. The auto responder is a way to comminicate with people who are on your mailing list. It is a very effective way at building relationship with individuals and sending promotional offers.
As I teach you methods on building, running and growing your online business, I’m going to partially assume that you have atleast these three tools.
P.S. Please post your thoughts, comments, questions and incites! I love to hear from you.