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Ask any business owner if running a business is tough and the word 'YES' will probably be your answer. In the virtual world of Internet Marketing this is even more true. Why? It is true because of the sheer level of competition. People absolutely love the internet marketing niche and many enter it with the hopes of making a good living. If one is so bold so as to actually attempt conquering this niche, there are three internet marketing skill sets that will be absolutely essential to success. If these skills or skill sets are not understood and practiced, failure is statistically imminent. So what are these skill sets? Let's explore them one-by-one. Skill set number one is copyrighting. The ability to write compelling and interesting promotional copy is the most important skill that one can learn. Have you ever heard the expression 'knowledge is power'? Well, here is another one for you: 'information is money'. Without a doubt, information IS money. To have the ability to write compelling copy is to have the ability to influence the decisions of potential leads and customers. To that end, the writing of technical and compelling copy can literally be referred to in terms of money. For proof of this, go to any webmaster, SEO or marketing forum and take a look around. Odds are you will find a forum or board dedicated to the selling of articles that have been prepared specifically for niche subjects. These niche articles are generally sold in packages with private labeling and resell rights attached. The selling of articles and unique content is a huge industry in itself through which a very, very large amount of money exchanges hands. Remember 'information is money'. The second essential skill set is Search Engine Optimization or SEO for short. One of the most targeted sources of traffic as well as the highest converting is search engine traffic. For a search engine to have a proper understanding of what your content is about, SEO techniques MUST be applied. It is true that search engine algorithms have come a long way with respect to defining what subject as article is about, but nothing replaces the human brain in this respect. This is the reason the field of SEO exists, for human brains to literally tell the search engines the subject and focus of the article. This will include proper keyword selection as well as accurate and relevant title selection in addition to proper meta tagging. Search engines are smart, but despite all of the advances, they still have a long way to go before they develop rudimentary comprehension skills when compared to the brain. The final skill set that is necessary for internet marketing is the set of generalized webmaster skills. What are some of these? A list of some of these would include: the selection and installation of content management systems, the tweaking and refinement of source code, the management of MySQL databases to name a few. If you do not have any of these skills, do not fret. They can be learned, even if you consider yourself technically inept in this area. There are countless services, forums, ebooks, and guides that can take you step-by-step through any task you need to complete. One nice thing available to webmasters these days is the inclusion of auto-installation scripts available with most hosting services such as HostGator or GoDaddy. Websites can literally be set up and running with the click of a button and that is the reason this skill set falls to third place in terms of importance. So there you have it, the three most important internet marketing skills: copyrighting, SEO, and webmaster skills...in that order. If you enjoyed reading this article and learned something from it, find the original and more like it at TheBitBot Organic SEO & SEM Blog. TheBitBot Organic SEO & SEM Blog - Blogging The Basic Bits & Bytes of SEO, SEM and Internet Marketing. Learn everything you need to know about "Internet Marketing". Download my free internet marketing ebook entitled 'Internet Marketing Basics' for free upon signing up for a free email subscription to TheBitBot Organic SEO & SEM Blog Email Newsletter. If you are interested in "Search Engine Optimization" or "Search Engine Marketing", subscribe to TheBitBot Organic SEO & SEM Blog Email Newsletter for free and get in addition to your free subscription a copy of Google's SEO Starter Guide delivered to your inbox.
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