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									Internet marketing for your offline business

If you already have a store and have not thought about using the internet to increase your business, you might
want to consider it. Through internet marketing, you can increase the business you have, not only on the
internet, but in your store as well. Here are some ways that you can build your business even more by using
the power of the internet.

1. Send out press releases online. Press releases are a great way to interest bloggers and offline journalists
at the same time. In the old days, you had to be a big public relations firm to send out a press release,
today you only need to have a keyboard and an idea. Your press release can show up in your local paper or a
related blog, and that will drive customers to your website and your store.

2. Present yourself as an authority in your field by starting a blog. A blog gives you the opportunity
interact with your customers by answering questions and comments; more importantly, it allows you to share
information that customers need. You get to establish yourself as an expert by sharing your opinions on
relevant issues, so when people need the kind of product you provide, you are going to be the first person
they think of.

3. Start an email newsletter. Everyone has email, even your offline customers. You can publicize your
newsletter in your store, but you can also publicize your newsletter on line. Provide information that your
customers will use, and periodically offer special discounts and other incentives to those who receive your
newsletter. By emailing once a week, you can give customers reason to remember you, and reasons to open your
email. Don't forget to make it as easy as possible to opt-in, and out, of your newsletter.

4. Get involved in social media. Social media is a great way to interact with your customers. Not only that,
but you are interacting with your customers' network, which can expose you to thousands more prospective
customers with just one status update. Social media allows you to interact more casually with customers too;
you may find out even more about what they are looking for and what you can offer them. You must do the proper
research and find out which social media sites will work best for you and your target market.

5. Keep learning. Don't try one thing and stick with it forever. Shake up things; try a few ideas and
try more next week. There are always new techniques in internet marketing that can boost your profits. This
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It is a well known fact that most people who want to buy something do an online search first--even if they
do plan to make an online purchase. You can build a stronger business for your offline store if you just
taketime to see how the internet can help you. Use the tips in this article to give you that jumpstart.

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