internet marketing cyberspaceThe modern world is moving towards having nearly everything online. Business has certainly moved to the cyberspace world very quickly, and many businesses feel as though they are having trouble just trying to keep up.

Many small business owners who have not yet experimented with Internet marketing often feel some fear about doing so. This is not the same type of fear that one might have about snakes or heights, but it is a fear nonetheless. The type of fear most commonly associated with Internet marketing is a fear of failure.

An article posted on Streetarticles.com says:

Those who have failed let fear take over and paralyze them from taking the steps that will lead them to eventual positive results. Those who have succeeded turned fear into a positive force and use that as motivation and energy to pursue their goals at all costs. Fear of failure can come in the form of doubts, negative worries, pessimist opinions by other people and worry about outcome that hasn’t been proven true.

This is spot on for many who fear putting themselves out there on the Internet.

One truth that may be helpful to remember if you experience some fear of marketing yourself on the Internet is that everyone else is doing it. While this might not have been the advice that your mother gave you as a child, when it comes to Internet marketing, following the crowd is acceptable.

Everyone from small business owners to lawyers are posting information about their products and services online. It is a way to get the information out to the general public so that the public even knows that you exist.

Studies have shown that people are spending more time on the Internet than they ever have before. If you are going to capture some of that market, you absolutely have to put your information online as soon as possible. The worst that could happen is that you do not receive as much attention as you suspected that you would. Still, having some exposure to the public is better than none.

About Ryan Perry

Ryan Perry has taken his 10+ years of business ownership and hands-on marketing skills and focused them on online marketing. In April of 2009, he started Simple Biz Support with an emphasis on Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Ryan is propelling local business websites to the top of Google, Yahoo and Bing resulting in increased market exposure and revenue for his clients using a variety of internet marketing tools including blogs, article submissions and video. Additionally, Ryan speaks and vlogs (video blogs) about internet marketing, educating business owners how to effectively use various SEO tools and techniques to promote their business on the internet. Ryan currently resides in Santa Rosa, CA. Connect with Ryan on Google+