Ten Benefits Of An Intern For An Internet Marketing Business
|May 27, 2009||Posted by Business4Moms under Featured, General Information||
The term “internship” brings to mind images of a young college student making copies, digging through filing cabinets, and sending faxes. While this is the case with some companies, there are many more things an intern can do. If you have an Internet marketing business, an intern can be a great asset.
There are lots of things you can hire an intern to do that will help you out and provide a learning experience for him at the same time. Here are ten projects that are great for Internet marketing interns:
1. Writing articles – Every Internet marketer needs articles for one reason or another. You can place them on article submission sites, use them on your blog, include them in your newsletters, and do lots of other great things with them. Writing articles also allows your intern to brush up on research and writing skills.
2. Creating pages for Squidoo – Squidoo and similar sites are great for generating traffic to your website, but it might be hard to find the time to create a good page. This is a great project for your intern to do.
3. Finding reciprocal linking partners – Inbound links are a valuable commodity, and reciprocal linking can get you those links at no cost. But it does take some time to find webmasters of relevant sites who will link to you. Why not get your intern to do it?
4. Running pay-per-click campaigns – Pay-per-click advertising can be an Internet marketer’s best friend, but keeping track of your campaigns can be very time consuming. Interns can do this for you, and they can learn a lot about what does and doesn’t work in PPC in the process.
5. Search engine optimization – SEO is one of the most important considerations in online marketing. An intern who knows a fair amount about it can get hands-on experience by working on your site’s search engine optimization.
6. Running email campaigns – From the nuts and bolts of setting up autoresponders to tracking results, there is much to be learned from an email campaign. Letting your intern work on one will benefit both of you.
7. Setting up shopping carts – A shopping cart is a key component of any Internet marketing site. Allowing your intern to set up shopping carts on new sites will free up your time.
8. Dealing with affiliates – Helping affiliates is great for Internet marketing interns. It teaches them about customer service while letting them see how affiliate marketing works from your business’ standpoint.
9. Podcasting – Letting an intern work on your podcast will give you time to tend to other matters. It’s also a great way for interns to learn about podcasting and online audio.
10. Promotion of special events – When you are planning a special event, it’s always nice to have an extra hand. Your intern could handle the promotion aspect of it, freeing you up to do the planning.