Internet marketing is the marketing of products or services over the internet (you do not necessarily have to own your own product before you can get involved with internet marketing).
The internet has evolved into an increasingly connected environment and this has led to a declining distribution of traditional media.
Therefore, the marketing in this connected environment is known as internet marketing, e-marketing or online marketing.
Do you need to learn online marketing before going into it? Yes you do.
As with every other thing you do, you also have to learn web marketing before forging into it.
There are various aspects of online marketing and there are also very many ways to tackle them.
Let us consider affiliate marketing which is a branch of internet marketing.
Affiliate marketing simply means selling products and services online which are not yours.
As an affiliate marketer consider yourself as a sales representative of a particular company whose sole duty is to sell your companies products.
To become an affiliate marketer you basically need a computer and an internet connection.
This means that just about anybody can sign up with any free affiliate network or individual affiliate program.
However, for you to be a successful online marketer, you must have to learn the rudiments of web marketing.
There is no shortage of pop-up adverts on where you can learn internet marketing over the web.
Some of these adverts promise to make you a millionaire with just the click of a mouse and no work what-so-ever from you.
The truth is quite simple, it just does not work that way, you have to work hard (at least do some reasonable work) if you ever wish to make money online.
The owners of these adverts may be millionaires alright; but they make their money from scamming and deceiving people who sign up with them.
There are a few genuine places online where you would be able to learn internet marketing strategies.
You would be tutored on the various aspects of e-marketing, the do's and don'ts would be highlighted explicitly.
Be it article marketing, pay-per-click, forum marketing, e-mail marketing etc.
While learning e-marketing at the right place, there is a little bit of learning curve.
This curve could be easily surpassed and when this happens, online marketing becomes an easy process.
Nigerians can actively and legitimate participate in e-marketing to make money.
To your internet marketing success.