Tips Every Internet Entrepreneur Should Know
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Over the past several years, Internet businesses, or e-commerce, have become the fastest and most successful means for entrepreneurs to sell their products and services. Due to the fact that purchasing a vast array of products can be conveniently available online, many Internet entrepreneurs may struggle to obtain new customers and maintain existing customers because of growing online competition. The following information contains helpful tips for every Internet entrepreneur in driving traffic to their online store.

1. Netiquette
The term "netiquette" simply refers to "Internet etiquette," a fundamental arrangement of guidelines that make an individual's online experience friendly and useful. While the majority of Americans may have some form of netiquette, Internet entrepreneurs are strongly encouraged to become familiar with all aspects of the Internet in order to maximize their customers' online experience. For example, Internet entrepreneurs should familiarize themselves with browsers, e-mail, multimedia, online security, etc., and professionally tailor these constituents to their website. It is a proven fact that a professional-looking and user-friendly website will have an advantage over those that are unprofessional in appearance and difficult to navigate.

2. Articles
Articles are a powerful tool that every Internet entrepreneur should incorporate into their online business. Articles published online have been proven to aid in creating a successful Internet presence, can easily direct or drive traffic to a website, and generally increases overall online sales. With the continual writing and submission of articles, an Internet entrepreneur can easily gain a considerable amount of online exposure.

After submitting articles to Internet directories by using specialized tools such as Article Submitter Pro, an entrepreneur can post articles to their branding site. They can also post articles to various online blogs and social networking sites to gain further recognition. A good entrepreneur acknowledges that the key to online success is to have articles accessible to everyone by creating as many outlets as possible.

3. Press release
After submitting an article to an Internet article directory, it would be a good idea to turn the article in to a press release. The skilled entrepreneur is aware that article content can come in many forms, including a press release. An entrepreneur would also require the writer to tweak the press release content so that is applies to current news. Seeking the help of writers and professionals in writing press releases can increase a business' success.

4. Contact information and squeeze pages
Each online article/press release has a resource box that contains contact information. This article resource box usually contains a link to an entrepreneur's squeeze page or landing page. A "squeeze page" is an online method that many entrepreneurs have utilized to gain customers and traffic to their website. By providing their name and e-mail address, the visitor is agreeing to subscribe to online newsletters and offers. As an entrepreneur, this offers a way of determining the type of traffic coming to your squeeze page. It will also help you determine where exactly the traffic is coming from.

Article writing and publishing are very important to one's Internet business; therefore, business entrepreneurs are encouraged to submit as many articles to online directories as they can. If the entrepreneur does not like to write the articles, they can enlist the services of a freelance writer. Once articles and press releases are submitted to an online directory, it can be posted on other websites. You will be amazed at how quickly a given article can spread across the Internet. This helps improve a business' Internet presence and eventually leads to new subscribers and increased sales. In addition, the article resource box should contain a link to an entrepreneur's squeeze page, which gives customers the opportunity to "opt in" on obtaining free online newsletters and offers. By collecting the names and e-mails of prospective customers, the Internet entrepreneur can make sales at a later date.

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