When it comes to marketing an online home business on the internet there is no need to spend money as these highly effective methods are free.

Optimizing your online home business website with you chosen keywords

This first phase of free internet marketing is important as you will be laying the foundation of your online home business for years to come and therefore it needs to be laid on solid ground. The first thing you need to concentrate on when you first either decide to build a website or you receive a fully set up website on your own domain is choosing your keywords and optimizing your site for the search engines.

Optimizing your website will be the base on which to build your online home business using the following highly effective and free internet marketing methods to generate free targeted traffic from the search engines.

Many who are new to internet marketing will skip this step simply because they do not understand it, but it will pay you handsomely if you take the time to learn and apply it. You can find free keywords selector tools by searching on Google and you can find an excellent free e-book in my signature on how to SEO your website with your chosen keywords.

Having chosen your keywords and optimized your website you can then move on to the exciting part of internet marketing and that is building back links to your website in order to obtain higher search engine rankings resulting in free targeted organic traffic.

Article Marketing

Article writing and distribution can be totally free if you have the time to write your own articles and distribute them to the article directories. Even if you have to pay for a ghostwriter and distribution service it is a relatively cheap method of internet marketing.

If you aim to write and distribute two online home business articles each and every week with your keyword phrase anchored in the author’s resource box to your website you will see a constant, steady increase in back links pointing back to your website.

This is another area of article marketing that many people shy away from, simply because they believe they cannot write. But you can train yourself easily by starting off writing short posts on your blog and as it becomes easier you will soon find that you can easily write an article. They only need be 500 words long.

You can start off by writing about your experiences on internet marketing so far and as you learn something new write about it, as there are sure to be other people on the internet looking for what you have just learnt or mastered.

Forum Posting

This is another way to gather back links through your signature, where you can anchor your keyword phrase to your website url.

Join one or two forums in the beginning, get acquainted and aim to post constructively so that others benefit from your information.


Aim to post on your blog on a daily basis or at least three times a week, again using your keyword phrases and where possible link to your main website – internal linking is also important. Don’t forget to ping your blog after each post to let the blogging world that you have just provided more interesting information.

Web Directories

Submitting your website to the web directories will gather further valuable backlinks and there are thousands out there. You can buy as well as get free submitters or submit by hand and aim for 10 a day.

By working on a daily basis on one or a combination of all of the above methods to build backlinks to your online home business website you will see an increase in your search engine rankings and targeted traffic.

About the Author
Cynthia Minnaar is the owner of www.cyns-home-biz.com, the site for online home business ideas, online business opportunities, extra income opportunities and resources. Subscribe to her Free Online Home Business Ideas Newsletter and receive free internet income training and a free copy of SEO Made Easy.

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