Many people online are looking for a simple and easy to use internet marketing “roadmap” that they can use to find and have success online. I personally think that internet marketing is easy – especially if you have the money needed to do a lot of paid advertising. And this is something that can benefit me because I’m thinking about starting my own marketing agency in Los Angeles, CA one day.

Why? Well, I can command higher fees since it’s so expensive out there – but I will be living like a miser… lol… that’s my southern roots right there. Anyway, internet marketing can be a simple and easy thing to do if you want to earn more money online. Generally speaking, the more targeted traffic you have, the more likely you are to get a lot of sales in your business.

Don’t get lost in the hype and hoopla that people will put on their website about how much money you can make online without a website, product, traffic, brain, or a heart. Stand firm in a strong marketing plan that you can put together that will help you to get the traffic and results that you are looking for.

And if you’re stuck about how to get lots of traffic to your website, you should know that the old time strategies still work till this day. Sure there are more tools in the box, but for the most part… internet marketing hasn’t changed. These days the rave online is all about social media marketing.

This is fine, but don’t base your entire operation on social media marketing. You can get a lot of traffic from these sites, but they won’t be targeted traffic that you are looking for. I remember when MySpace was the rave in previous years, but nowadays it seems like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+ are the more popular strategies to use.

Outside of social media however, good old paid advertising is still in. I love paid advertising because it’s quick, simple, easy, and very reliable – especially if you’re making a lot of money from your paid advertising efforts. I personally like pay per click advertising (PPC), blog advertising, forum advertising, high traffic website advertising, and also advertising on social networking sites (like Facebook).

There are a lot of ways that you can get traffic to your website. And one other form of traffic that you don’t want to neglect is free marketing. Some people say that free marketing is dead, it doesn’t work, and that it’s a waste of time. But I highly disagree. Free marketing is something that you can use in your business to lower your overall costs of advertising, and to get sales for 100% free.

Some of my favorite free marketing strategies are forums, articles, blogging, video marketing, blog commenting, and guest blogging. All of these are highly effective means of promoting your website and product online.

If you thought that free marketing doesn’t work, then you obviously haven’t taken the time out to use these strategies in your business. I get hundreds of targeted hits everyday to my website using free marketing – so I know for sure that it definitely works.

Traffic is easy, and once you learn how to get it, your life will be much easier. Make sure you know how to get it.

Good luck with your internet marketing efforts today.