“Avoid the Internet Marketing Mistakes I Made!”
As a small business owner, you may be an expert in your own field of business; retail, building, plumbing, accountancy, architecture… (the list goes on), and you may have even been successful at promoting your business offline using traditional marketing methods.
However, the Internet is a mysterious world to most of us, unless you are a teenager of course, and things like creating websites, ppc campaigns, search engine optimization (SEO), social media marketing (to name just a few), either mean absolutely nothing to us, or the mere thought of attempting them ourselves fills us with dread!
Hi, my name is Stuart Thomas (aka ’Rhinostu’), and I would like to welcome you to my Blog, which I have designed especially to help Local Small Business owners like yourself avoid making the usual marketing mistakes, as you try to make use of the Internet to promote your business.
I guess you could describe me as a bit of a dreamer…
I remember dreaming, a long time ago, of escaping the ‘rat race’ and finding a better, more fullfilling way of making a living, doing and even teaching something I was passionate about.
First I dreamed of being a Golf Professional, then I considered becoming a Ski Instructor, and finally after discovering a passion for Salsa Dancing, I realised I had found the opportunity I had been looking for!
I have had a blast teaching Salsa Dancing and running Salsa Club Nights and Events in Essex, mostly on a part time basis, for the last 10 years.
A few years ago I finally recognized the necessity of having a website and promoting my Salsa Club on the Internet. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed creating my website and the challenges Internet marketing offered.
I very quickly achieved number one ranking on Google, and most other search engines, for the most relevant keywords relating to salsa classes in Essex, and for the last couple of years the Internet has been responsible for generating 90% of new business for my club.
I had discovered a new passion… Internet Marketing!
At the time I was still working during the day as an Electronics Engineer, which I thoroughly hated, and I was desperately looking for a more flexible, enjoyable, and rewarding way of making a living that I could fit around my Salsa business activities.
I have been forced to speed things up a bit since losing my engineering job at the start of the ‘Credit Crunch’. I have enjoyed having my days free and have been using the time to build my Internet marketing knowledge and pursue my new dream.
I have always loved dogs, but was never able to have one as I never had the free time to give it the attention and quality all dogs deserve. I now have a beautiful Rotweiller called Jaz, who is my pride and joy, and I couldn’t imagine life without her now.
The hardest part pursuing my Internet marketing dream, has been finding just the right niche that I could be passionate enough about to throw myself into whole-heartedly.
Then, one day I was sharing my Internet marketing experiences with a friend, who was a small business owner. Most of what I shared with him was met with glazed eyes and lots of shrugs of his shoulders!
I was reminded of what a steep learning curve it had been for me when I first started trying to promote my Salsa Club online, and how much time & effort I had put in for very average results. I thought to myself…
“If I only knew then what I know now (or had some professional help!), I could have created a much better website, achieved top search engine rankings in a fraction of the time, and been much more effective at converting visitors into customers.”
I would have saved so much time and money, and been much more successful.
When I considered the fact that I was an electronics engineer and was more than ok with computers… it dawned on me that if I found the Internet as challenging as I did… What on earth must your average small business owner (plumber, builder, accountant, dentist, etc.) with no I.T. knowledge, feel when faced with the same challenges.
At that moment I knew that where I was going to get my greatest fulfilment from Internet Marketing was teaching and helping others, and I have made it my goal to help as many small business owners and Internet marketing newbies as possible to take full advantage of the immense opportunity the Internet has to offer.
I have created this website & blog with its accompanying newsletter to provide you with the information and support you need to avoid the usual mistakes, and to get off to a flying start and to be successful online.
To make things even easier for you to get started, I have created a special startup guide called ‘10 Steps to Internet Marketing Success for Local Businesses!‘, written with the Internet Newbie in mind…
And I would like to give it to you absolutely FREE!
All you need to do to grab your own FREE copy of this amazing, easy-to-follow guide is fill out the form at the top-right of this page. You will also automatically receive more valuable tips & advice in my FREE ebusiness newsletter.
All YOU need to do is put in the time and effort required, and follow my instructions and advice. You don’t need to worry about understanding everything…
Just take massive action (as instructed), and you will learn as you go along!
I have also included a list of recommended tools and resources on this website, that I strongly advise you to use if you are serious about your Internet business. They are the best I have come across… All offer terrific value for money, and many are even FREE to join or to use.
Beware the hype you come across on the Internet, it is very easy to buy into a lot of it… I know because I have made that mistake myself. I have done all the research for you, so if it is any good it is featured here on this site. If in any doubt, feel free to contact me and I will answer any questions you have.
All the advice and support you need is available for FREE right here on this Blog, my guide ‘10 Steps to Internet Marketing Success for Local Businesses!‘, and my newsletter…
So make sure you subscribe right away!
If you want to achieve the fastest possible results, and/or don’t have the time or desire to learn and apply what I am teaching you, then I am prepared to offer my services as a consultant to a limited number of select clients.
I will only accept one client in any business niche within a 25 mile radius to avoid any conflicts of interest, and to maximize the results of my marketing efforts…
My single purpose is to make You and Your Business THE dominant Internet presence in your local area!
If that is something you might be interested in, then contact me to find out more.
I wish you every success with your business!