The dynamic world of online marketing can be an intimidating subject. From social media to email marketing and SEO – it’s a lot to keep up with. While the first step in the right direction is obviously to create a website, if you want your business to thrive you’re going to have to put on your marketing cap.
The good news is, thanks to internet resources, online marketing isn’t as complex as it sounds. There are lots of places you can go for free, quality information and step by step how to’s. So, no; you don’t need to hire someone to handle your Twitter account and update your Facebook page every two hours. If you have a few hours a week to invest, then you can boost your online marketing, all by yourself.
Here’s a look at just 8 sites that can provide answers to all of your online marketing questions.
Why look far afield? This blog is an ideal place to find answers to your questions on a vast variety of topics. Designed for beginners, the articles are meant to be fun to read, easy to understand and chock full of tips about everything from web design and social media to mastering photography for your online store and writing effective newsletter titles.
This free online forum has an easy to navigate interface and is a great place to post any online marketing question under the sun. You can post your question to the community and receive intelligent, helpful responses about everything from web design and SEO to social media and more.
Have a Wix website and want to make sure you’re getting the most out of it? This is one Facebook group that’s definitely worth joining. Truth be told, it’s not just a place to learn about new features; it also offers a great place to connect with other small business owners, ask questions and share your input.
Are you a novice blogger? Or a veteran blogger looking to grow your readership, gather guest posts or monetize your blog? For any and every blog-related question, this LinkedIn group is a gem! Get smart tips and ideas from the nearly 1500 members.
WebMaster Sun is a great resource to look to with specific questions. Want to boost your knowledge about SEO and understand how Google indexes sites? Just post your question in the SEO section. Wondering how Twitter works and what you can do to get more followers? Scan the discussions under the Social Media corner or post a question of your own. This enormous forum is easy to navigate and full of professionals and who can provide you with quick, accurate insight.
Warrior Forum is one of the largest internet communities for online marketing. They have many sub-forums, including their Internet Marketing Forum which is “dedicated to providing an online community and a place to meet, discuss and ask about questions, topics and trends related to internet marketing and your marketing objectives.” They also have a sub-forum called Warrior Ask Me Anything where you can post questions to leading experts in internet marketing.
Interested specifically in boosting your website’s ranking on Google? You’re not alone! Here is one (of many) online forums where everyone’s talking about search engine optimization. The free forum is designed to help beginners and professionals, so regardless of how much you know now, you can increase your knowledge – and your connections – through this forum.
Want to take your social media marketing to the next level? Whether through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or YouTube, this LinkedIn group is a great resource for ideas, tips and support. There are more than 11, 000 members and they’re chatting all day long about social media marketing!