How to Use an Internet Marketing Report
What is an internet marketing report? It could be several things–a newsletter that comes out every so often, a monthly online or offline magazine article, or an under 30-page document. You’ve probably seen a number or these, and most likely used the information you gained from them to your advantage. But creating your own report is a great way to gain customers and to establish presence, visibility and expert status.
The word “report” usually signifies some sort of authority or objective information to most readers. This is one way that it differs from an e-book, which can be subjective with not as much point-by-point information. A report is also shorter, which is often seen as an advantage in the eyes of the reader, as well as in your eyes since you will be putting in the effort to create it. E-books are usually considered to be over 40 pages long. Finally, reports tend to be offered for free, while e-books often come with a price.
So, how do you come up with an internet marketing report? There are several avenues that can lead you to your first report. The important thing to consider is that this report should be free and it should eventually introduce readers to your next product which they will pay for. So, you’re report could be the first chapter in your e-book. Or it could be a summary of just one point that will be covered in your ebook. Or it could be an entirely different sort of take on one aspect of internet marketing. For example, your report could focus on the mental attitude you need to be a successful online marketer. While your next product would focus on the actual tasks that you need to perform in order to be successful.
You can also give away your report in exchange for your reader’s contact details. So, you ask them to fill in their name and email and after they have submitted this information, they can have the report. In this case, you have them on your list and can keep in touch with them in order to promote your next product or some other affiliate products.
Similar to this, you can give your report away as a bonus. If your readers buy something else that you offer, they then get the report for free.
The structure of your report should consist of a cover page, a “Welcome” or “Thank You” page, a Table of Contents, the various topics or chapters, and then a conclusion and another thank you. Make sure that you also include all of your contact information and pictures to break it up a little bit. You will want to save your report as a PDF file.
These are just a few of the many different ways in which an internet marketing report can be used.